It’s not hard to come up with a cool name once you’ve confirmed your personal brand , as it allows you to choose appropriate words to style your blog’s name.
The hard part is figuring out what you and your blog are all about, and what makes you uniquely special, because that’s what the name should be based on.
Beware of Ideas that Seem Cool
Don’t make the mistake of choosing a name that’s very common (ie Hipster-Girl) and trying to make it unique by spelling it in a funky way, such as ‘Hipster-Gurrrl’.
This may appear to be a great idea initially, but it’s not the type of name you want to be stuck with once you’re not into hipsterism anymore, or decide that ‘gurrrl’ is not a cool way to spell ‘girl’.
What should you do?
Sit back and do a bit of thinking about yourself, what topics you’ll be writing or reblogging about, and what makes you awesomely special.
Then, make a list of all the potential names that come into your mind, however silly it may sound. Just write them all down, and remember to try and spell them in a way that’s easy for your friends to understand when you tell it to them in a noisy party.
Should You Include the Word ‘Hipster’ in your Blog’s Name?
Do also reflect on whether you actually want to include the word ‘hipster’ in your blog’s name. You’ll be investing a fair bit of time to make your blog appealing to friends and visitors. It will likely stay with you for some time, but your obsession in hipsterdom may be an interest that changes in a few months or next year.
The last thing you want is to be associated with being a hipster when you’ve grown out of it or don’t think it’s hip anymore.
Be Authentic, Creative and most of all, Yourself
At the end of the day, be original and don’t just copy what your friends are doing.
Ironically, to find an ideal name for your hipster blog, it may be a good idea to not use the word ‘hipster’ in it, as that will give your blog sufficient flexibility to evolve in the future.
If possible, you should find a timeless name that will always remain relevant when your identity and interests mature over time.
Use your Own Name
One strategy used by a lot of successful bloggers is to use their own name as the name of their blog.
You don’t need to use your full name. A nickname or first name is more than enough. Or, you can combine it with an adjective that describes you (ie Sultry Steph, Delicious Dawn, Charming Chloe, Amazing Amanda), or another suitable word (ie Giselle’s Blog, Rachel’s Rants).
While these may not be your typical ‘cool’ hipster blog names, one thing is for sure – they will stand the test of time and be able to grow with you as your tastes and interests mature.
Remember when you thought MySpace was super cool? Well, you don’t anymore right? And one day, you may evolve from being a hipster to something way cooler.
So give yourself the flexibility to grow by choosing a suitable blog name. You’re going to be putting a lot of effort into making it awesome, and the last thing you want is to have to abandon it because it has an inappropriate name.