One of the best ways to get a totally unique name for your blog is to make up a brand new word that didn’t exist before.
This allows you to create unusually interesting names that are extraordinary, radically distinctive and the only one of its kind.
In addition, an original name that consists of only one word will tend to be short and often easier to remember if it is catchy or creatively composed with a clever meaning.
This may be done word by combining two or more words, or modifying an existing word in an ingenious way.
Meshing Words to Make New Ones
A good method of coming up with a name is to blend a couple of applicable words together, and use part of the meaning of each component word to establish the significance of the new one.
This result produced is called a portmanteau word and it generally combines both the meaning and sounds of both words. For example, ‘smog’ is a blend of ‘smoke’ and ‘fog’, ‘nutraceutical’ is a blend of ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’ and ‘wurly’ is a product of ‘wavy’ and ‘curly’.
Some of the most famous brand names in the world have been created using this technique of blending words, such as Microsoft, which was shortened from ‘microcomputer software’, and Accenture which is supposed to mean ‘accent of the future’.
Blog Names with Blended Words
You can create some really relevant names that sound great by choosing cool words and combining them in an innovative way. Here are some examples of great blog names that are uniquely constructed using this strategy:
Saveur – One of the leading food blogs that uses a culinary related term Savor (or Savour) as its root word and blends it with the ‘eur’ ending from Connoisseur.
Profashionelle – This fashion blog’s name has a great illustration of a 3-word combo that’s perfectly created by taking the ‘pro’ from professional, replacing ‘fession’ with ‘fashion’, and adapting the ‘al’ ending with ‘elle’, which is both a fashion related word/brand and the ending of ‘belle’.
Fashables – If needed, you can also shorten existing words to make up a new one. This adaptation of the word ‘fashionable’ adds an ‘s’ on the end to automatically convey that the blog covers all things that are fashionable.
Unique Names from Alternative Spellings
Wander vs Wonder – The word ‘wander’ may be appropriately used to replace phrases or terms that originally contained the word ‘wonder’, ie Wanderful, Wanderworld, Wanderwoman etc.
Write vs Right – As the name of a blog, ‘write’ may be a suitable word as part of a name. ‘Write Away’, ‘Write to Travel’ and ‘Travel the Write Way’ are some examples from travel blogs that use this approach.
Add Cool Sounding Suffixes to a Word
An easier way to create your blog’s unique name is to simply add trendy suffixes that make (some) sense to a root word.
-ista – The word Fashionista popularized the ‘ista’ suffix, especially for made up words related to the fashion world, eg. Trendista, Stylista etc.
-ati – From Glitterati and Twitterati to Bloggerati and more, this suffix fits nicely on most words that end with a ‘r’ and is appealing to the younger and a more Net savvy audience.
-azzi – Taken from the word ‘paparazzi’, this suffix has been adapted by geeks as well to form things like Twitterazzi, Glitterazzi, Bloggerazzi and the like.
-icious – This is one that food bloggers will naturally be attracted to, as it creates tasty names like Yummilicious, Cakelicious and Chocolicious.
Use Google to Check for Uniqueness
Once you’ve concocted your naming masterpiece, do a search for it in the search engines to see if it has been used at all and if so, in what context.
Ideally, you should not be able to find it in use as a name, but it is even better if Google does not return any results that match the word exactly.
Do a broad search by simply typing the word into the search bar, or add quotation marks around the word to perform a more precise exact search.
Plenty of Ways to Make a New Word
There are numerous options for you to be creative when naming a blog. It’s a good idea to read up and review the various methods so that you can make an informed choice in selecting the technique that you like best.
Some strategies will resonate with users in some verticals better than others. For example, a name created by adopting trendy and hip word mutations using urban slang will connect with the young but may not work well with older people.
As always, have your specific audience in mind at all times when crafting a name. Know who they are and what they like. Do your research thoroughly and you’ll find it much easier to be a naming wordsmith.