I was just checking my News Aggregator and for some reason a month old post from Strange Brand came up titled Top Ten Tips for Corporate Naming. I have no idea why it took 6 weeks for it to appear in my aggregator but I’m glad it did because today I’ve been thinking a lot about names for blogs and projects that I’m working on.
The 10 tips on naming a business are pretty good value and are worth considering for naming your next blog also.
- Determine How Important the Name Really Is
- Stand Out
- Avoid Generic Surnames
- Avoid Descriptive Names
- Avoid Acronyms
- Avoid Faux Latin
- Avoid Faux Latin (Cont’d): -nt Names
- Avoid Spaceless Names
- Avoid “Tech Power Synergy” Names
- Find Examples to Emulate
James writes excellent material on each point.