There are plenty of techniques to create a catchy name that strikes a chord with your target audience.
You can choose from a number of strategies and any of them will work as long as you have a good idea about the profile of the people you’re trying to reach and what appeals to them.
In order to come up with a truly creative name that is memorable, you need to select and combine words to produce a name that has lots of meaning, relevance and sounds good.
The following are some of the more popular blog naming methods used by bloggers to name their personal blogs. You can use any of them as a ‘Catchy Blog Name Generator’ by adapting them to suit your personal profile or your blog’s content.
1. A Word with the Same First Letter as your Name
This is a simple way of coming up with a blog name that is fun to pronounce and hence memorable. Make sure you choose a suitable word to brand yourself and communicate something appealing about you or your blog’s content.
Depending on your character, these are examples of some names created using this method – Foxy Fred, Humble Harry, Nerdy Noel, Grumpy George, Stylish Steve, Brainy Becky, Sporty Stephanie and Catty Catherine.
2. A Word that Rhymes with your Name
If you can find an appropriate word that perfectly rhymes with your name, you’re in luck, especially if it is relevant to the focus of your blog’s content or some element of your personal profile.
Here are some examples of rhyming personal blog names –Slick Nick, Fat Pat, Cranky Franky, Steady Eddy, Pommy Tommy and Slim Jim.
3. A Word that Describes what you Do
The word doesn’t necessarily have to start with the same letter as your name or rhyme with it, but it should clearly communicate your occupation, skill set and identity.
If you can get it to sound special when combined with your name, all the better, but don’t sacrifice relevance for phonetics. Names like this are fine – Chef Bruce, DJ Neil, Colin the Builder, Techie Jo and Foodie John.
4. Your Location with your Name
A common personal blog naming strategy is to mix your name with the town, city of area where you live. This instantly makes your blog’s name more unique, especially if you have a name that’s not very common or you come from a small town.
Names like Denver Dan, Mike from Chicago, Seattle Jim are cool, but there may be lots of other people who also have the same name and live in the same place. In contrast, these names would be a lot more catchy – Dorset Drew, Virginia Violet, Henderson Chuck or Burbank Brooke.
5. Your Name and a Word to Describe the Blog’s Focus
For bloggers who are writing a topical blog, it makes sense to have a name that tells potential visitors what the content is about and helps to reach out to the site’s intended audience.
As such, a blog about organic living written by Nick may be called ‘Organic Nick’, or a health and fitness blog by Joshua may be named ‘Healthy Josh’. Similarly, a blog on hiking by Anna could be called ‘Hiking with Anna’, and Grace could name her blog on crafts as ‘Crafty Grace’.
6. Words that Describe your Physical Appearance
For general personal blogs that are not locally or topically focused, and the attention is solely concentrated on the blogger, then one common tactic is to combine some characteristic of the author’s physical appearance with their name.
The names sound better if they are alliterative or rhyme, but they don’t have to. Here are some examples – Petite Pamela, Tiny Terry, Big John, Lanky Larry, Slim Tim and Massive Mike.
7. Words that Combine your Appearance and Identity
A lot of bloggers don’t want to use their own name in the blog’s name, even though it is a personal blog. This allows both words to be used to describe elements of the blogger or the blog’s content.
These names should give you a good idea of what can be achieved – Chubby Hubby, Amazing Mom, Frugal Chef, Stylish Diva, Party Queen, Nomadic Trekker and so on.
It Has to Resonate to be Catchy
Regardless of what approach you prefer, remember to always have your audience in mind when creating your blog’s name.
Something that’s catchy to one person may not mean much to someone else, so design the name to resonate with your audience specifically. If they don’t ‘get it’, they’re not going to appreciate or catch it.