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7 Blog Name Ideas for Your Mom Blog (How to Come Up With a Blog Name)

You want to start a mommy blog! Yay!

When starting a blog there are two roadblocks many people face:

For me, my blog niche was always the challenge. I wanted to blog about a million things! Even this blog, Twins Mommy, has a lot of topics besides blogging like email marketing, productivity and making money blogging!

But, coming up with available blog names that are perfect seems to be a huge challenge for many new bloggers! You want your blog name reflect who you are and what your blog is about, but there are soo many words that you can use!

Here are 7 blog name ideas to get you started blogging!

3 Quick Things to Consider On How to Come Up With a Blog Name

Got your bullet journal to jot down those blog name ideas?

There are a few things to consider before choosing your blog name.

The first is how blog names are spelled.

1. How Your Blog Name is Spelled

Sometimes the name you’re thinking of, looks different when you type it in your browser. For example, having the word kids and experience or experiments looks different when it’s in your domain name:

kidsexperience.com

You see the inappropriate word there?

But, there are other examples. Tailwind is a social media automation tool that I use for Pinterest. But when I go to Tailwind and type it into my browser, I always get this:

That’s because Tailwind isn’t = Tailwind.com

It’s = TailwindApp.com

So, when coming up with your blog name, make sure there are no hidden words in your name or that it’s been trademarked or created already!

On another vein, Mompreneur or Entrepreneur are difficult words for me! I always mess them up! But, I know there are some awesome blog names with that word! Like Kari of Mompreneur Money!

Make sure the name you choose for your blog doesn’t use common misspelled words like:

  • Calendar
  • Definitely
  • Pastime
  • Rhythm

If you do, you might have a harder time building an audience if your name is difficult to spell.

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2. How Long Your Blog Name Is (or How Complicated Your Words Are)

There is no set rule that blog names can’t be six words long.

But, a general rule of thumb is that shorter is better than longer. This makes it easier to remember and easier to spell and not mess up when typing it into the browser.

As an example, I love Laurie’s blog, but her blog name is a tad long and when she makes her pin graphics, it’s a bit hard to fit her entire blog name:

3. How Memorable Your Blog Name Is

While your blog name doesn’t have to stand out, it does have to be memorable. For example, Mommy is a Wino is very memorable to me! And I learned about Crystal’s blog years ago!

To make your name memorable, make it short, easy to say and easy to spell!

Other memorable blog names for me are:

7 Blog Name Ideas to Come Up With a Blog Name for Your Mom Blog

1. Use Unrelated Words

People feel that blog names need to encompass everything that a blog is about or stands for.

That’s not the case.

You can combine words to make your blog name and it doesn’t have to make sense. It’s up to you, as the blogger, to brand that name and make it make sense.

Look at these popular blog names:

  • Quick Sprout
  • Crazyegg
  • Wishpond
  • Chasing Foxes
  • Buffer
  • Tailwind
  • Boing Boing
  • Popsugar

Those names do not represent what the blog is about, but the owners branded those names and now we KNOW what Tailwind does or what Buffer is and that Popsugar is a lifestyle blog for women.

Most bloggers choose a general name since many don’t know what their blog will look like down the road – and that’s perfectly fine.

You can brand any blog name!

What I suggest is find adjectives that represent your overall feeling for your blog and you can add an identifier (like mom, writer, coach, family, life) to complete your blog name.

So it’s okay to pick a blog name made up with words that don’t identify what you blog about. In the whole scheme of things, your blog name doesn’t matter; it’s what you do with your blog that does matter.

To help you mix and match take a look at this short list of words:

Some blog name ideas might be:

  • Busy Witty Mom
  • Tidy Modern Mommy
  • Blessed and Loved
  • Faithful and Young Mama
  • Joy Savvy Love
  • Kid Crafty Joy

2. Use a Blog Name Generator

If you can’t figure out blog name combinations, why not use a blog name generator? The easiest generator is Name Boy.

Plug in two words that describe your blog niche and it’ll spit out a ton of blog name ideas:

Panabee is another blog name generator that gives you hundreds of blog names to choose from.

Just type in two words that describe your blog topic and it will generate blog names for you! For this example I used mom crafts.

While not all the names suggested are real names, using these generators can give you some ideas and inspiration!

3. Write About What You Want to Blog About

A simplified way to find your blog name is to write a few paragraphs about who you are, what you enjoy and what you want to blog about and then use that to find a blog name.

I get emails from my subscribers telling me that they want to start a blog. One subscriber was having a hard time finding her blog name and as I was reading her email I kept finding tons of blog names in what she was writing!

Here is her email and I bolded the phrases that caught my attention:

I’m a stay at home mom of 3, always cooking, making up new recipes, lightening up family favorites, or finding a way to reinvent the leftovers (which we rarely have in my household!) My husband calls me a “foodie” but I like to say I like food that tastes good…who doesn’t!

With one income, I’m always trying to find ways to help keep us on a budget AND keep me home with my kiddos. I’m a former 2nd grade teacher and an expert Pinterest crafting fail! Okay, maybe not a fail but they never look as good as the pictures. So, I love to do simplified (and quick) projects with my kids that I can create with supplies we already have in the house!

I love sharing and hearing about mom trials and tribulations. Whether a stay at home mom, or working mom- we all have lots of commonalities! The most important- we’re all just trying to do our best and love our kids. Simple.

I by no means fit into that perfect body mold, but I enjoy working out (quick because I don’t have time). I’ve tried plenty of the diets or “lifestyles” out there!

I look forward to sharing my success AND failures with my audience in all of the areas that matter most to me! Family. Food. Favorites (diets, lifestyles, beauty tips and must haves)

I emailed her back some blog name ideas:

Food That Tastes Good foodthattastesgood[com]

Family Food Favorites familyfoodfavorites[com]

Trials About Mom trialsaboutmom[com]

Perfect Success Mom perfectsuccessmom[com]

Simplified Mom Success simplifiedmomsuccess[com]

Simplified Mom Life simplifiedmomlife[com]

These blog names may already be taken, but you can add identifier words – blog, collective, space, etc.. – or other filler words – the, my, is, and, etc.. – to make your blog name available.

So, try writing about your blog ideas and how that fits in your life and see what you can come with!

4. Use Your Name

If possible, why not brand your name?

You can blog under your name and create any type of blog you want. And, you can pivot and change it later too! While mommy blog names are fun, having your branded name is also a good thing to have.

I branded my name, ElnaCain.com as an authority in freelance writing.

You can brand your name to be credible in:

  • The organization niche
  • The minimalism niche
  • The food niche
  • The social media marketing niche
  • The parenting niche
  • The twin niche
  • The newborn niche
  • The fashion niche
  • The health niche
  • The home decor niche
  • etc..

But, you can blog under your name with a lifestyle blog with multiple topics. Again, the name isn’t as important as what your blog will stand for later on.

I also like to make sure that I own my name as a domain, so go ahead and grab your name.com as a just in case.

5. Use a Keyword

A strategic way to create blog names is to use a keyword. Back in the day, when Google hadn’t cracked down on keywords and keyword “stuffing” (i.e. spamming your site with keywords to help rank your blog), marketers would use keywords to create sites around the products they were promoting like: appartmentpatioset[com] or cheetahprintrug[com]

But, for us, we can use keywords based on our niche. For example – How to heat press or Postpartum fashion.

Your keyword may not be available but you can add filler words like:

  • The
  • Hub
  • Spot
  • Start
  • Way

Is this the best way? No, it’s not. It can appear spammy and it won’t help you with ranking your blog on Google. But, if you’re stumped, you can see if a keyword in your blog niche is available for your blog name.

6. Use Your Blog Niche

If you know what you want to blog about, you can use that to help you create your blog name. For example, if I want to blog about social media marketing for moms I can find blog names around those words:

  • Socialmediamommy
  • Socialmomboss
  • Socialwinformoms
  • Socialmediamomblog
  • Automatemomsocial

7. Use Expired Blog Names

Twins Mommy was an expired domain and Imperfectly Perfect Mama was a blog that the owner no longer wanted to maintain. You can go in Facebook groups and ask if any bloggers don’t want their blog anymore. This is how I got Imperfectly Perfect Mama.

You can also check here.

So, instead of spending hours trying to come up with the perfect blog name, use use an expired name for your blog!

Easy Blog Name Ideas for You

There ya go!

Seven easy ways to figure out your blog name. Please don’t spend more than 30 minutes to choose your blog name! There are more things to focus on!

Over to you – how did you choose your blog name? Share your story in the comments!

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Hey Elna! I think it’s so awesome that you still respond in the comments. You don’t see that much anymore. I want to create a website/blog, but like everyone am stuck on a name. I currently have a small following on IG with the handle @the.motherhood.chronicles , but I feel like I’ve evolved since creating it back in the spring and it no longer fits. Can you possibly help me come up with a name? Here’s my why: I want to foster a sense of community among mothers. My transition into motherhood was a hard one. After birth didn’t go according to plan, feeling very overwhelmed and somewhat like a failure, I looked around and saw other moms making this whole thing look effortless. I felt like I was falling apart. And all alone. No one was talking about how hard it was to do simple everyday tasks now that I had this newborn to take care of. Who I’m doing it for: I want to encourage and connect mamas who feel lonely or isolated in motherhood. Mamas possibly suffering from PPD or anxiety. But I also want to encourage women to chase their dreams! I’m a WAHM of 3 little girls attempting chasing big dreams in this space. I want my brand to be simple, encouraging, and relatable. I believe God has given us all a story and a purpose and I want to help other women find their voices and use them! It doesn’t necessarily have to have “motherhood” or “mamas” in it, but that is my niche. Does anything jump out at you with all that I’ve said?! Thanks for any help!Reply to Cason
Hi Cason, That’s great you have built an Instagram community. While I know you feel your handle isn’t representative now, I wouldn’t worry too much about your blog name. Like mine, Twins Mommy, my blog really doesn’t focus on my life as a twin mom. So don’t let your blog name stop you from starting a blog. As for a blog name, you can have a string of words like Kind Connection Mom or Simple Living Motherhood or something like that! I don’t know if those domains are taken but maybe that might work?Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, I’m a SAHM of 3 boys my Oldest is 6 and a set of twins that’s turning 5 soon. I HAVE BEEN A SAHM for 6 years already. I’ve been wanting to blog before I had kids. I love to write but can’t figure out how to start. I’ve been stuck on looking for the right name for my blog and all the ones I chosen haven’t been in my interest. I want to write about what I love about being a mother, struggles about being a SAHM and life. My husband is always working but when he has a day off we manage to do something together as a family.Reply to Tabby
Hi Tabby! What a great idea for a blog. Maybe you can use your name, motherhood and life in the title? Good luck and remember your blog name isn’t that important; it’s the blogger behind the name that is!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna I’m wanting to start a Moms Blog I work 35 hours a week, I have 4 kids 14,11,8,3 when I come home I cook, help with homework, baths, story time, laundry, take them to guitar lessons, dance class, football practice, my hubby is still at work usually when my head hits the pillow I’m knocked out then start the same routine again the next day. I love cooking comfort meals for my kids daily I feel it helps them sleep better at night with a full tummy. I also want to talk about big families finding time to spend quality time with each other in there busy lives. I also want to touch on parents finding time to go on dates with 4 plus children. I love the quality time with all my kids because as a store manager I wasn’t able to do this with them so even though my house can get chaotic it’s worth itReply to Jennifer
Hi Jennifer, I think your blog idea is wonderful! It’s a lifestyle blog for large families! Have fun starting your mom blog!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! I’m brand new to blogging and I’m stuck on a blog name! I’m a young teacher and a new mom to a 9-month old. I’ve been teaching second grade for 5 years, got married two years ago, and had my baby boy in December. I want to blog about pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, anything motherhood related. I also want to share my tricks and tips from my teaching experience. I’m hoping this blog brings me an extra source of income since teachers don’t make much. I also want a second and possibly third child, and would love to become a stay at home mom if possible in the future. Can you help me brainstorm some blog names? I was thinking of using the word millennial (I’m only 27) but it does give a negative connotation to some people. Help! Thank you!!Reply to Millie
Hi Millie, Millennial is a tad difficult to spell so I would avoid that. You can use words like teacher, teaching, little ones, kids, etc. Things like From teacher to mom or Teachandmotherhood and things like that.Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! I’ve tried blogging before and it never stuck before. This time I’m serious. I am a full-time working mom with two toddler sons and a daughter on the way (just about half way there). My spouse has a demanding job so most of the time it’s me and the kids. I’m hoping to design a blog that working parents can relate to that helps them navigate this chaotic life of work life, parenthood and trying to simplify and enjoy their days, save money, time etc. I know I want to stay inclusive and use words like parents, etc. Of course I’ll mention I’m a mom when I’m writing. When it comes down to it, I’m just a hot mess mom trying to stay sane and simplify our lives while sharing my own mishaps and successes. I’m so stuck on a name!Reply to Samantha
Hey Samantha, You just figured your brand – “I’m a hot mess mom trying to stay sane.” That’s it! See if you can brand that and you’ll be authentic to your community. They will devour it up!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, I am thinking of starting a blog or more likely vlog. I like to sew and would like to help other moms sew things for their kids to save money. I am also homeschooling elementary aged kids and do lots of crafty things. My grandma was a Mennonite so I do a lot of baking as well. Is it better to focus on one thing or can blogs cover all mom things. What kind of name should I go with?Reply to gillian
Hi Gillian, This sounds like a great Vlog channel and blog. You can have a lifestyle blog for sure! As for a name for your blog you can call it: Craftyhomeschoolblog or Crafty&Mennonite or SewSaveSanity or SewTeachSave…have fun with it!Reply to Elna
Thank you for the input. I put some information into one of the blog generators you suggested. It came up with ” Sew Me the Money! Derived from quote Show me the money! substituting ‘show’ with ‘sew'” A very clever tool. I think that will be a good fit. Thank you for all the great resources.Reply to Gillian
Hi Elna, I would love to start a blog but I have no idea about my niche or name. Please help! Here is a little about me: I’m a work-at-home mom of two and I spend my days balancing my freelance writing business with homeschooling. I’m all about teaching moms that life isn’t one or the other. I believe you can have it all-you can be a homeschooler, a business woman and an awesome mom. It’s a bit of a balancing act, but definitely doable! You just need a little organization. A little organization can go a long way. Homeschooling is a little pricey which means I do need to be a little frugal. I think that the most important life lesson I’ve learned is being frugal doesn’t mean cutting coupons like the people on Extreme Couponing. Anyone can be frugal, even if you have a major Target addiction like me. Home decor is one of my areas of expertise. I’m on cloud nine every time I find out Target has a sale and I love decorating my farmhouse (We live in a farmhouse and have a small hobby farm) for the holidays. My friends literally call my house “The Fab Farmhouse.” We are also Christians and my husband and I are always looking for ways to teach our family that faith is fun. I can’t wait to start a blog and your blog has been super helpful. Thank you!Reply to Esme
Hi Esme, Looks like it’s a lifestyle niche and that’s awesome! As for a blog name, you can mix and match your topics – balancinglifeandhomeschool, homeschoolbudgetbalance, frugalhomeschoolhouse, littlefrugalhomeschool, etc..Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, I am thinking about starting a blog and just thought what site you recommend to build it on? Thanks CatrionaReply to Catriona
Hi Catriona, I like using Bluehost and WordPress to start a blog! I do have a tutorial to help you with that: https://twinsmommy.com/start-a-blog-for-beginner/Reply to Elna
I’ve been working on starting a blog for a little bit. I (guess) I classify it as a lifestyle blog. It’s gonna be about books(reviews and ones that I have written) substitute teaching (tricks, whats in my teachers bag, funny things the kids say and do, what to wear to be comfy) and getting into teaching esl online (props, interveiws, tips), and then if all goes well, home remodel and decorating if we get the house. After reading your article, i really think I was thinking about it too hard. Simple is better and so I think I have chosed Life and Lehman for my blog name. I wondered if you had a post about taglines? Do one? Don’t do one?Reply to Anne
Hi Anne! So happy you arrived to a great blog name! As for a tagline, I did have one for Twins Mommy because I felt that my audience would think I blog about twin parenting stuff (which I don’t really). So I had something like “helping moms become mompreneurs” or something like that. But after the first year or so, I removed the tagline and it’s been working fine! I’ve started to create a brand with Twins Mommy and people immediately know when they land on my site what my blog is about!Reply to Elna
I’m starting a blog. I was going to use wordpress because I am brand new at this. But you can’t get paid with using wordpress right, so I would need to actually have the website. How do you get traffic? I am a mother writing basically about feelings. A day in the life of someone who has to coparent with a narcissist, how it affects me, and what I do when my daughter is with her dad. My first entry is really great and I would love for people to see. I don’t know what to name it. I do want to eventually add some humor, and the funny, sweet, ironic things my kid says. Sparklesandinsanity i don’t know!!!Reply to mandy
Hey Mandy! I love the blog name! You should go for it! You can have categories of the topics you want to write about and have a lifestyle blog! Just make sure you are HELPING other moms with their problems!Reply to Elna
I am just getting started on my Blogging journey, starting with creating the right name. These tips have pointed me in the right direction and ruled out my top name after checking availability!Reply to Amy
Hey Amy! I’m so glad this post on blog name ideas was helpful! Can’t wait to read your new blog!Reply to Elna
I choose my name based of my niche which is lifestyle. I just felt like accordingtoarie was best fit. Since everything I write is according to meReply to Arie
I chose my blog name, Dogwoods & Dandelions because each of those words hold special meaning to me. Originally I had planned to blog about simplifying your life but decided to blog about home and garden topics instead. I love that you say it’s ok to choose a name like I did. So many others recommend using a name that fits your niche, but a lot of new bloggers are like me and end up changing their focus. Great post.Reply to Julie
Hey Julie! Glad you figured out your blog name! If it holds special meaning for you, then of course use it! Thanks for stopping by!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna, this is a super-informational post. I am pretty sure anyone who reads this will get abundant ideas to name their blog. There is also a dictionary name onelook and it helps you search for works starting with a certain letter or rhyming with a word. Makes it easier to get more ideas to name your blog. Helps me a lot!Reply to Chhavi
Hey Chhavi, Thanks so much! I hope I can simplify the blogging journey for new moms and bloggers 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!Reply to Elna
Elna, I was like Wowww. I didn’t realize, there are these many tools to generate names for our blogs. Such a treasure of information on your blog. I just checked out TailWind as you mentioned, it sounds like a great tool. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.Reply to Joanna
Hey Joanna, You’re welcome! Yes there are some awesome tools to generate blog names for sure! Glad you enjoyed them!Reply to Elna