You’re starting a new blog and desperately want to have a name that’s witty and funny to create an impact on your audience and be memorable.
The only problem is that you havn’t got a clue how you’re going to come up with a name that people will find funny.
You’ve looked all over the web and come across funny jokes, phrases, nicknames and everything except good blog names that you can use for your site.
Well, fear not, as you’ve finally found the right resource to help you out. The good news is you’ll be shown how you can create a custom made name to suit your blog’s profile. The bad news is you’re going to have to put your thinking cap on and get creative to develop the name yourself.
Start by reviewing the range of options presented below and decide on a strategy that you like. After that, apply the same ideas to fit your personal profile or your blog’s content by using combinations of cleverly crafted words that are relevant to produce a funny name.
1. Funny Sounding Words
Use words that are inherently funny due to their spelling and pronunciation such as Gobbledygook, Chimichanga, Oompa Loompa, Flabbergasted, Hornswoggle and Scallywag.
Some of these words will be verbs and nouns, while others may be names of food or fictional characters. Most people will not know the actual meaning of the words but if you feel uncomfortable using them due to the inappropriateness of their true meanings, you could modify them to create a made up word that leverages on their funny sounds.
For instance, if you’re Greek, you could change Gobbledygook to Gobbledygreek, or Hornswiggle could easily sound just as good as the original Hornswoggle, while Scallyway could be turned into Scallywaggy.
2. Abstract Concepts
Combine words that produce strange results with quirky concepts that are amusing. A good strategy may be to use emotional adjectives to describe animals, food or other inanimate objects.
‘Angry Birds’ is a perfect example of this naming strategy. No one would ever associate birds with ever being angry, so the combination of the two words becomes hugely catchy and ends up being amusing when you imagine cute little birds that are irate.
In the same way, names like ‘Angry Seafood’, ‘Evil Hotdogs’ or ‘Neurotic Tacos’ also capture people’s attention by making them visualize quirky ideas.
3. Peculiar Combinations
Another option is to create a name consisting of two completely unrelated things that produce an amusing association when blended together.
This allows you to pick two diverse topics or characteristics of your blog to form its name. The challenge is to select two words that have no connection at all, and sound absolutely bizarre when they are combined.
An example of this naming method is “Tampons and Chocolate”, a real blog that may be a little distastefully named, but it certainly illustrates the quirkiness of this technique.
Here are some more names to give you additional ideas and inspiration for your blog’s name:
- Plums and Pom Poms
- Sour Cream and Socks
- Roll-ons and Rubber Ducks
- Lollipops and Laxatives
- Daffodils and Donkeys
- Pandas and Pralines
- Diets and Ducklings
- Poodles and Cream
4. Funny Fake Names
A novel way of creating a funny name for a blog may be to adopt a pen name that consists of a witty play on words that are uniquely spelt but sound like common phrases when they are pronounced.
You can get a better idea of how to compose one of these names by looking at the examples below. Some of them are not particularly funny, but hopefully they should illustrate how you can come up with a name that’s ideally suited to you and your blog.
- Harry Bach (Hairy Back)
- Justin Tyme (Just in Time)
- Sandy Beech (Sandy Beach)
- Joe King (Joking)
- Anita Bath (I Need a Bath)
- Anna Rexic (Anorexic)
- Harry Stottle (Aristotle)
- Huge Jass (Huge Ass)
- Ressa Peas (Recipes)
- Ben Anna (Banana)
5. Quirky Phrases
If you don’t mind having a quirky and long title for your blog, one good method of generating an amusing name is to create a phrase that’s funny in a peculiar way.
The best way to explain this approach may be to look at some examples. Evidently, this gives you quite a lot more freedom as the increased number of words makes it easier to construct something that’s quirkily funny.
- Nanny Goats in Panties
- Beauty Tips for Ministers
- The Typing Makes Me Sound Busy
- Cobwebs and Strange Syrup
- I Should Be Folding Laundry
- Swimming to Stand Still
- Last Exit for Dire Straits
- Don’t Put Lizards in Your Ears
- Last Surviving Soda Jerk
- Midlife Motorcycle Madness
- Ruminations from the Meat Dept
6. Puns and Double Meanings
Use clever and witty word play to combine similar sounding words, or words with double meanings to make up names that use puns as a form of humor.
This is one of the most popular ways of creating a funny blog name and requires a fair bit of creative flair as well as a good command of the English language.
Here are a few examples of great puns to inspire you to dig deep in coming up with a witty name for your blog:
- Poultry in Motion (Poetry in Motion)
- Wok & Roll (Rock & Roll)
- A Sense of Rumor (A Sense of Humor)
- British Hairways (British Airways)
- Thai Tanic (Titanic)
- Assaulted Peanuts (Salted Peanuts)
- Life’s a Cabernet (Life’s a Cabaret)
- Cents of Humor (Sense of Humor)
- Moo LaLa (Oo La La)
Be Creative and Witty to be Funny
Now that you’ve got the know-how, it’s time to start generating a list of potential names. Some will be funnier than others, so don’t worry too much and just let your creativity flow.
Write down as many options as possible, even if some of them sound really silly. You can use a mix of the different naming strategies to create a variety of choices. Don’t limit yourself too much and don’t get stuck trying to find a perfect name, as there isn’t one.
Once you’ve developed a healthy list, get feedback, opinions and constructive comments from people who are likely to be your readers and see what they think.
Your objective should be to keep an open mind and enjoy the process. Work smart and tap on the expertise, abilities and recommendations of others to help you make up your mind. By following these steps, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. You may be funnier than you think.