You want to start a mommy blog! Yay!
When starting a blog there are two roadblocks many people face:
- What’s my blog niche?
- What’s my blog name?
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 blog name that’s 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!
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3 Quick Things to Consider When Deciding Your 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 it’s 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:
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:
If you do, you might have a harder time building an audience if your name is difficult to spell.
2. How Long Your Blog Name Is (or How Complicated Your Words Are)
There is no set rule that your blog name 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 Ways to Choose a Blog Name for Your Mom Blog
1. Use Unrelated Words
People feel that a blog name needs 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
- Chasing Foxes
- Boing Boing
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
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
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 your blog’s name 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:
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:
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 Ways to Find a Blog Name
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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