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39 Glitzy Makeup and Beauty Blogs with Creatively Cool Names

A key stumbling block to any new makeup or beauty blog’s flying start is its name.

Almost every blogger gets stuck for a frustratingly long time trying to come up with a creative name. It’s time consuming and zaps up a lot of your energy. The worst part is that after all that effort, you may not be any closer to a good name.

Depending on what you’ve been doing to try and find that elusive ideal name, it’s highly probable that you can make life a lot easier for yourself.

Some people sit on their desk and rack their head hoping to think of a cool name all by themselves. Now, unless you’ve got experience in naming or know a bit about the art of creating a brand, then this is not the best way to do it.

What you should do is look through as many good blog names as you can to pick out the ones you like. Ideally, they’re beauty focused, or blogs that are targeted at women. But they don’t have to be, as you can still pick up great naming techniques from non-related blogs.

For instance, take your time to go through these 39 top beauty blogs and notice how each of their names has been carefully composed to reflect the blog or blogger’s unique appeal:

Wish you’d thought of some of those names? Well, you can. Not those exact same ones, but there are plenty of other fantastic names that can easily be made up.

All you need to do is do some thinking to figure out what’s special about you or your blog’s content, and pick the most appealing element to incorporate into your blog’s name.

36 Fitness, Running, Workout and Healthy Eating Blogs with Cool Names

Love to run, go to the gym, workout, eat well, live healthy and want to start a blog to share your passion with other fitness fanatics? Well, the first thing you need to do is think of a good catchy name to help your new site attract and retain readers.

Until you try it, you may not realise how hard it is to come up with a creative blog name that sounds cool and unique. Most of the obvious options you can think of are probably already in use by another blogger who had the same idea, or the domain may not be available to be registered. The whole process can be extremely frustrating. Chances are, you’ve tried your luck and not found anything you like.

Since you’re reading this, it would seem you’ve taken a step in the right direction by doing a bit of research rather than continuing to stress yourself out.

What you need is a bit of inspiration that’s fuelled by lots of naming ideas, and the best way to get this is to browse through a list of creatively named blogs to examine how they come up with meaningfully memorable names.

Here’s a list of 36 cool fitness related blogs that use a variety of naming techniques to create clever and catchy names:

  1. Every Gym’s Nightmare
  2. Zen to Fitness
  3. Sprint 2 The Table
  4. Tori Teaches Fitness
  5. Fitness, Health And Happiness
  6. Daily Cup of Yoga
  7. Fit Mom’s Blog
  8. Fit ‘N’ Cookies
  9. Nutrition Nut On The Run
  10. Stronglifts
  11. Hungry Mother Runner
  12. Run to the Finish
  13. Pumps & Iron
  14. Preppy Runner
  15. Running With Perseverance
  16. Skinny Taste
  17. Eat. Drink & Be Skinny
  18. Manifest Yourself
  19. Girls Gone Strong
  20. Lean Lena
  21. Mizzfit
  22. Strength Running
  23. Straight to the Bar
  24. All Out Effort
  25. Strength And Sunshine
  26. Carrots ‘N’ Cake
  27. Workout Mommy
  28. Katrina Runs For Food
  29. Running For Kicks And Giggles
  30. Livin The Sweat Life
  31. LittleMsFitness Life
  32. Fit Bottomed Girls
  33. Fittin Pretty
  34. Fit Foodie Finds
  35. The Lean Green Bean
  36. Peanut Butter Fingers

As you can see, there are two main branding strategies – focus the name around your blog’s content or some aspect about yourself as the blogger.

After making this initial decision, find something that’s truly unique about you or your interests to distinguish your blog from all the others on the Web.

Ideally, you want to have an unusually interesting name that makes people take notice of it and want to take a look at what you’ve got to offer.

29 Creatively Catchy Art and Photography Blog Names that are Unique

With so many artists and photographers around, each with their own website to showcase their work, it’s tempting to think that all the good blog names are taken already.

Well, it depends on what you mean by ‘good’. There’s no doubt all the obvious ones are long gone. Either they’re already in use, or the .com domain name has been registered by someone else years ago.

But if you turn up your creativity to come up with an unusually catchy name, you’ll be surprised by what’s still openly available. The key of course, is to be able to think of a meaningfully quirky name that’s unique and cool.

If you need some ideas and examples to give you a bit of inspiration, check out this list of 29 existing art and photography blogs on Tumblr that have really interesting and mostly unconventional names:

  1. Turbo Folk
  2. The Jogging
  3. One For Every Wish
  4. Floating Cosmos
  5. Post Patternism
  6. Art Propelled
  7. Feature Shoot
  8. Oxane
  9. Inspired By Me
  10. Bad Bananas
  11. Lucky Acid
  12. Full Serving
  13. Visual-Poetry
  14. Double Flawless
  15. Nothing Written
  16. Gradient Child
  17. Crematorie
  18. I Am Japanese
  19. Folk Nouveau
  20. Rusty Break
  21. A Crisis Of Value
  22. Mango Popsicle
  23. Razor Shapes
  24. Somewhat Real
  25. Robots Cry Too
  26. Drawing Diary
  27. Self-Romance
  28. Sonic Teeth
  29. Cave To Canvas

Something like ‘Visual Poetry’ may be an obvious name related to visual arts, but the others should show you how a wide range of naming techniques can be used to create a brand that stands out to be a little different.

Although you may be tempted to use common keywords that are related – such as ‘canvas’ for an art blog or ‘shutter’ for a photography blog – it may actually be better to stay clear of this approach as there will already be plenty of other blogs that use these words in their names.

What you want is a name that grabs people’s attention, gets them to stop to think about it a bit and makes them want to take a look at what your blog has to offer. In short you’ve got to get them interested. And when you come across a name like ‘Robots Cry Too’, you just can’t help but want to know more.

Other names use their component words to reach their audience in a more literal sense. Consider ‘Mango Popsicle’. Despite the fact that it instantly makes you want one, you get a fresh, sweet, cool and tangy impression even before you click into the site.

Or if you prefer a more classic style, then there are lots of 3 word combinations that can be used to come up with names like ‘Inspired by Me’.

As you can see, there are a plenty of ways to come up with an awesome name that’s unique. If you limit yourself to how everyone else is creating their names then yes, almost everything you can think of will be gone already, or you’ll have to settle for a mediocre one.

Instead, dig deep to find your individuality and express yourself in your name just as you do in the art you create or the photos you take.

45 Quirky and Funny Tumblog Names to Show you How to Grab your Readers Attention

Even if you’re not starting a time wasting Tumblog to add your dose of humor to the Internet, you can still get incredible naming ideas from the leading fun and funny blogs on Tumblr.

Here’s a selection of some really cool Tumblrs that have been carefully selected to show you how a wide range of techniques can be used to come up with striking names. Granted, the language is a little strong in places, and the content-focus may not be exactly in line with your blog, but remember, it’s the naming approach we’re interested in.

45 Fun Filled Tumblr Blogs

  1. Humans Of New York
  2. Stfu Parents
  3. My Year Of Everything
  4. Buzzfeed Minus Gifs
  5. Men Taking Up 2 Much Space On The Train
  6. Barack And Gary
  7. Slaughter House 90210
  8. Tastefully Offensive
  9. Sad Keanu
  10. I Dont Care About Your Boyfriend
  11. Im Remembering
  12. Cheese People
  13. Kim Jong Il Looking At Things
  14. Funny Or Die
  15. Cash Cats
  16. Lady Scouts
  17. Daily Bunny
  18. Beyonce Art History
  19. F U Auto Correct
  20. To My Husband
  21. Hate The Future
  22. Team Coco
  23. Newyorkasaurus
  24. Fake Science
  25. This Isnt Happiness
  26. Comically Vintage
  27. Bacon Bacon Bacon
  28. Ugly Renaissance Babies
  29. Wat Blog
  30. Historical Cats
  31. Selleck Waterfall Sandwich
  32. Hung Over Owls
  33. Stfu Parents
  34. F*Ck No Tattoos
  35. White Men Wearing Google Glass
  36. Tacky Beyonce
  37. Know Your Meme
  38. How Do I Put This Gently?
  39. Literally Unbelievable
  40. Fuck Yeah Elephants
  41. Garfield Minus Garfield
  42. Best Rooftalk Ever
  43. Rich Kids Of Instagram
  44. Spamblr
  45. Comedy Central

Evidently, the majority have a really one-of-a-kind name. They may not always be very good, but they are extremely unique. And on the whole, they succeed at making you notice them.

Get Them Interested

That’s the first lesson – a good name needs to catch its target audience’s attention by standing out above lists of other blogs to stop people in their tracks and make them want to take a peek.

But you won’t get anyone to click to your site if the meaning behind the name doesn’t connect with them in a positive way. To generate traffic to your blog, your name needs to resonate with whoever you’re trying to reach. They need to think it’s cool, funny, cute or simply awesome.

Generally, it’s easier to create a name that gets attention. As you can see, one effective strategy is to use abstract and wacky concepts that just makes people stop to think a little. And if what they ponder about is interesting enough, it should pique their curiosity and lead them to take a look at what you’ve got on your site.

The bottom line? Try to build your blog’s name around your content. If you want a funny name that shocks your readers, make sure you’re publishing funny content that’s shocking.

And if you’re not very funny, then use quirkiness to brand your blog. It’s a great way to be unique and be different to all the millions of other blogs on the Web.

9 Cool Tumblr Blogs that use Normal Personal Sounding Names

There are a lot of fun blogs on Tumblr that use way out names to establish a brand for themselves. But this doesn’t mean you can’t use your own name or a common sounding one to create an entertaining site.

As you can see from the following Tumblogs, none of them are particularly amusing (unless you know the character beforehand):

So if you’re not particularly witty, don’t like pretentiously silly blog names or just want something that gives you room to cover a variety topics in the future rather than being limited to your current fascination with Kim Jong Il Looking At Things (, then consider using your own name, a pen name or even make up a cool name to be your blog’s brand.

Inspiring Naming Tips and Ideas from 61 of the Most Viral and Popular Tumblr Blogs

Some of the most popular and viral sites on the Web are Tumblr blogs. So if you’re looking for naming ideas for a new blog or need inspiration for your own Tumblog’s name, you should probably check out what these super successful blogs are called.

Regardless of whether you’re searching for the best blogs to be entertained, or if you want to take a closer look at their names, we’ve done the legwork already by compiling 61 of the leading properties on Tumblr over the last couple of years.

61 of the Top Tumblr Blogs (2012-2014)

Note: This list is NOT ranked in order of popularity, and not all of the blogs have top quality names. The objective is to showcase the leading Tumblogs and to reflect on the mixed bag of naming styles.

Naming your (Tumblr) Blog

After going through that list, you’ve either got lots of ideas shooting off in your head, or you’re more confused than ever. A lot of it depends on the type of blog you’re starting and your taste for names.

  1. Personal Blog – if you’re starting a personal blog, these 61 names are not very relevant as most of them are not personal blogs. However, you can still learn a lot about the different blog naming styles that are possible – from asking a question (ie How May We Hate You?) and descriptively long names (ie Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs), to short meaningful names (ie Public Shaming) and memorably quirky ones (ie Actresses Without Teeth).
  2. Topic-focused Blog – one thing that’s clearly evident from most of the names above is their uniqueness. On the whole, this is because the underlying content is a little weird or positioned in a strange way. Although the initial intention for your blog may not be so niched, perhaps you may want to consider zooming in a little. And if you do, it could automatically make your blog’s name a lot more catchy. Eg. ‘Black Guys with Puppies’ rather than just ‘Guys with Puppies’.
  3. Pronounceable & Typeable – some bloggers try to get too clever with their names (ie young wannabe hipsters) by using strangely spelled words that include numbers, hyphens and odd capitalizations. As you can see, the blogs that make it to the top use witty and creative word play to produce names that are easy to say and remember.
  4. Visualizable Names – a lot of the names are way too long. On the whole, it’s best to keep your blog’s name as short as possible, as that makes it more memorable. An exception to this rule, is if a long name results in producing a visual image or concept that makes a deep and long lasting impression such as ‘Great Art in Ugly Rooms’, ‘White Men Wearing Google Glass’ and ‘Black Guys with Puppies’. Or, if the name resonates with its audience and has them nodding in agreement ie. ‘Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train’, they’re much more likely to remember it.
  5. Short is Still Best if you Can – at the end of the day though, if you can combine a strong concept that produces powerful visual stimuli together with a short name, that’s always going to produce the best names ie ‘Exploding Actresses’, ‘Public Shaming’ and ‘Porn4Jews’. If possible, try to limit yourself to a maximum of 3 words and strive to keep things simple. There’s no point in having clever wordplay if most of your audience doesn’t understand it.

In summary, think hard about your content and consider refining how you approach it to confirm your blog’s brand positioning. Don’t overly concentrate on coming up with a great name without tying it in with what you’ll be posting about. By clarifying your content and how it will appeal to your desired audience, you should get a lot more naming ideas.

24 Ways to Use Popular Words in your Blog Name and Still Be Unique

Some words are perfectly suited to be part of a blog’s name. It just describes who the blogger is or aspires to be perfectly. ‘Fashionista’ is a good example. But how do you make your blog stand out from all the others who sound so similar?

Although numerous other blogs already use the same word in their name, you can still be creative in coming up with something that is truly unique and relevant to your blog or yourself.

Fashionista Blog Names

If you want some ideas, just take a look at how these 24 fashion bloggers stake their claim to be a fashionista in their own way:

Meaningful & Memorable Names

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to carve your own niche, from focusing on your environment (college), an item of clothing (high heels), your character (fearless), your body shape (curvy), where you live (Boston) or even the color of your hair (red head).

This naming strategy can be applied to any topic and isn’t limited to fashion. Foodies, gamers, moms, vegans, runners, or any type of blogger can use this approach to come up with a catchy and cool name.

Blog Domain Naming

One of the problems of finding a great blog name is being able to get the matching domain name. A lot of new bloggers get stuck here and it often leads to a frustrating conclusion that all the good names are taken already.

If you browse through the names above, there are a few things you’ll notice. And if you adopt the domain naming approach which some of these bloggers take, it could make your life a lot easier.

  1. Matching .com – if possible, the ideal option is to go with the .com domain extension that matches the name (ie
  2. Hyphenated .com – if your first choice is not available, one alternative is to use the hyphenated version of the .com domain (ie
  3. Adding a ‘The’ to the name – if you don’t like hyphens and want to stick with a .com, a good solution is to prefix your chosen name with a ‘The’ (ie
  4. Go with a .Net – although none of the blogs listed above needed to, another option is to use a different domain name extension, such as a .Net.

Need more inspiration? Check out how these brands got their names, or these 35 examples of awesome food blog names.

A Selection of 35 Food Blogs with Creative, Clever, Catchy, Quirky and Unique Names

If you’re trying to learn about blog naming to figure out what makes a good name, you should pick up lots of insights from the following list of food blog names.

On top of listing good examples of meaningful and memorable names, there are also a handful of names that don’t quite work.

  1. Inspired Edibles – Can’t fault this – makes you want to take a peek.
  2. Smitten Kitchen – Awesome – Rhymes and alliterations automatically give names an edge.
  3. Pinch My Salt – Very nice indeed. Try to emulate the genius in this name if you can.
  4. Picky Palate – Good name – nothing more nothing less.
  5. Bread and Beta – This has the makings of a catchy name, but somehow it’s not as perfect as it could be.
  6. Communal Table – A suitable two word compound for a food blog – try to make one of these up if you can.
  7. Accidental Epicurean – If you’ve got a way with words, this is a creative way to let your audience know you’re a foodie.
  8. Feeding My Tribe – Makes you want to know how many this blogger has to feed in her family.
  9. Food Blogga – Not sure what to make of this – some people will like it, others not so much.
  10. A Spoonful of Sugar – The double S’s make this an even sweeter name.
  11. Insanewiches – You can see the intention but the blend doesn’t produce a good result. Just too much of a mouthful.
  12. Always Crave Cute – All it takes is one word to make the connection with food.
  13. A Dash of Sass – Use a cooking related term for subtlety – it can be a dash, a sprinkling or whatever takes you fancy.
  14. Cupcakes Take The Cake – If you don’t mind a long name, you can give yourself a lot more room to be expressive.
  15. Chocolate & Zucchini – Not the first combination that jumps to mind, but after seeing this name, it makes you wonder.
  16. Blogging Over Thyme – Good puns normally make great names. Just don’t force it too much and try to keep it meaningful.
  17. Back to the Basics – This is a popular phrase but the name could refer to a lot of topics so it’s not a super fab name.
  18. Lick The Bowl Good – How can you not like this? Well, only if you don’t like names that are too long.
  19. About Foood – This looks more unique than it sounds. Leaves you in no doubt as to what the blog is about.
  20. Hangry Pants – If possible, try to keep it simple. This name obviously tries to be creative but it doesn’t quite come off.
  21. Taste and Tell – Brilliant. 3 words but still only 3 syllables and yet it’s full of meaning.
  22. The Parsley Thief – This will stop and make people take notice of it. Quirky names are great when you can pull it off.
  23. Dude you going to eat that? – Catchy but quite a challenge to type the full name.
  24. Lovin’ from the Oven – Food blogs that don’t use the word food in their names are normally much better.
  25. Cookbook Love – Not spectacular but not bad either. If fact, it’s pretty okay.
  26. Art of Cooking – An example of a nice and simple name that gets straight to the point.
  27. Delicious Days – If in doubt, use two alliterative words, especially if one of them makes you salivate.
  28. Yumzup – One of the best uniquely made up words for a food blog.
  29. How To Cook That – Cook what? A name that catches your audience’s attention and makes them want to know more is a winner.
  30. Healthy Tipping Point – Descriptive names can be a bit boring but they get the message across.
  31. Food for Thought – Popular phrases that are relevant will always work, but there may be others who are already using it.
  32. Picnic Basket On The Run! – Instantly had me imagining a picnic basket with legs doing a runner. Amusing.
  33. My Kitchen In Half Cups – Quirky names will appeal to a certain type of audience. This name stands out.
  34. Peanut Butter & Jargon – Truly unique. Most people who come across this should remember it.
  35. Just Home Made – Nice. Not too pretentious or clever. Just classically elegant.

Feeling inspired but hungry now? Go get a bite and then sit down to come up with your blog’s name.

Get Blog Naming Inspiration by Finding Out How Popular Brands Got Theirs

Almost everyone spends a frustrating long time trying to come up with a cool name for their new blog. And the worse part is, there is no guarantee that you’ll eventually get an awesome name that you and your readers will love.

So what’s the secret to finding a super catchy name that’s just oozing with creativity?

While there’s no magic formula, you can definitely improve the odds of discovering a really good name by doing lots of research, learning the basics of naming, and getting copious amounts of inspiration to fuel ideas that are relevant to your blog.

One of the best ways to figure out ‘what’s in a name’ is to explore how other brands got their names, and the process their founders went through to choose them.

The obvious choice is to understand the origins of existing blog names that you like, but you don’t have to limit yourself to blogs. You’ll get just as many insights from company names, clothing brands, names of products and lots of other areas. Even band and team names.

For instance, just take a look at how these Streetwear brands got their names.

  • Stampd – Founder Chris Stamp wanted to ‘stamp’ his aesthetic on footwear.
  • Band of Outsiders – An English translation of a French movie name
  • 10.Deep – As many names as possible were written on a piece of paper which was then hung on the wall and the bad ones were gradually crossed off day by day.
  • Stussy – Surname of owner Shawn Stussy.
  • A Bathing Ape – An adaptation from a Japanese saying that refers to young people being spoilt and pampered.
  • ALIFE – Initial inspiration (Artificial Life) from a Lenny Kravitz album, and subsequently shortened to ALIFE.
  • Patta – The founders are of Surinamese descent, and Patta means ‘shoe’ in Surinamese.

Check out the rest at High Snobiety.

Evidently, there are plenty of ways to create a memorable name that’s filled with meaning. People may not automatically ‘get it’, but that doesn’t matter. What you want is a story behind the brand to share.

If you’ve been sitting there trying to think up the ideal name for your blog and haven’t found anything you like, just stop what you’re doing. That perfect name isn’t going to just pop into your head, especially if you don’t know what it takes to create one.

You need to do plenty of homework into the art of naming first. Once you’ve picked up the basics and observed how successful brands got their names, you’ll be surprised at much easier it is to get cool naming ideas and develop them into solid candidates for your blog’s name.

23 Cool Blog Names to Inspire Teachers and Anyone Starting a Blog

Although this is a list of education related blogs, the names have been selected to showcase different naming styles and the range of techniques that can be used to create good (and not so good) names.

While there’s something to be learned from all of them, some are clearly leagues above the others in terms of quality. But when it comes to creativity, opinions vary, so you should go through and identify the ones you like best.

It doesn’t matter if you’re not a teacher or if your blog is not about education. Just get ideas from the way the names have been made up and then adapt the component words to suit your blog.

  1. Teaching With Class: Super brilliant – wordplay at its finest
  2. Scribble Doodle and Draw: A good example of a great blog naming technique
  3. Top Teaching: Unexciting at best – a key goal of a blog’s name is to attract people to it
  4. TeachHUB Education Blog: Blogs of brand names don’t need to be too clever or unique
  5. 100 Scope Notes: Some abstractly named blogs just don’t interest you, this is one of them
  6. TeachMoore: If the blogger’s name is Moore, then this could work
  7. Darcy Moore’s Blog: This naming style won’t work so well if you have a really common name
  8. A Journey in TEFL: A Journey In, A Journey With etc, can all work as blog name formats
  9. Kirsten Winkler: Got a unique name? Just go with it as your blog’s name too
  10. The Scholastic Scribe: An excellent example of a cleverly created name
  11. Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom: This is just way too long and a good example of what not to do
  12. The Kennedy Korral Blog: Got a fabulous sounding name? Take advantage of it
  13. English Raven: Nice and elegant – whenever possible, try to stick to 2 meaningful words
  14. Luckyfrogs Lilypad: This name is awesome if you know what luckyfrogs and lilypads are
  15. It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages: Funny, quirky and simply full of fun
  16. The Principal of Change: Yes, this is how to do it – play around with the meaning and spelling of words
  17. The Nerdy Teacher: A solid name – just find an adjective that your audience can relate to
  18. 3rd Grade Gridiron: This is great because you don’t normally associate 3rd Grade with gridirons
  19. Design for Learning: Not very clever, but still good
  20. Just a Substitute Teacher: Don’t normally see “Just a” used in blog names, but it really works perfectly here
  21. Ladybug’s Teacher Files: All it takes is one catchy word to make a great name
  22. A Journée in Language: The foreign spelling suitably combines with language but is this too clever
  23. The Blue Skunk Blog: Colors and animals always work

Personally, i really like – Teaching with Class, The Scholastic Scribe and The Nerdy Teacher. What’s your pick of the lot?