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Creative and Unique Blog & Website names are one of the first things on people’s minds when starting a new business or project. With so many websites out there and domain names registered this is sometimes not easy… 

Luckily there are many creative ways you can come up with a unique website or blog name, and in this blog post we are listing eight tips, and also share a number of online tools that can help you 🙂

And at the end of this post you’ll also find a link to our FREE domain name e-book with lots more info and inspiration & several brainstorming tools to help you find the perfect name for your website or blog.

# 1: add something, like location or an adjective

If you have a business that works locally, it can be a good idea to add your location to your domain name, for search engine optimalisation, but also because it’s then often easier to find a domain name that is still free. An example is instead of just

You can also consider to add an adjective to create a unique name, for example instead of just These domain names are a little longer but are very different and more unique, recognizable and memorable.

# 2: add your name

Sometimes it’s possible to create a unique name by incorporating your own name into your domain name, for example or

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#3: work under your name

If your business is going to be centered around you and your personality, for example if you are a coach, a therapist or an artist, using just your name is an option also, for example, the website of one of my favorite artists. She uses her first name, middle initial and last name but you can also just use your first and last name of course. 

An advantage of going this route is that it makes you very flexible. On your website you can show all the different things you offer, and if what you do changes or evolves it doesn’t matter; your website address, where people can learn more about you and your work, stays the same.

#4: the use of hyphens

Some people advise against the use of hyphens for domain names, but they certainly have their use. For example if you would like to combine two words to make up your domain name, but they start and end with the same letter, your domain name might look a bit odd. for example alive + essence together becomes

For readability you could include a hyphen in the name;  And if is also still available, we would register that domain too.

Both domain names can then point to your website, and people will end up there whether they type it with or without the hyphen. 

However, if aliveessence would already be registered by someone else then going for might not be such a good idea, because when people forget to add the hyphen they end up on the wrong website. 

#5: synonyms

Think about synonyms, if is already registered, maybe heavenlychocolate is still free?

You can use a synonym generator such as to generate ideas, or use one of the domain name tools we suggest further below!

#6: get creative with domain extensions (like .shop)

Have a look at all the different domain name extensions that are available nowadays. For example, one of our clients set up a website under the domain name  Other options include  .shop, .love, and .now.

You’ll find a handy list with 100+ new extensions here.

It’s sometimes possible to be creative with the extension and include it in your name. A well-known example is, where they have used the country extension for Belgium as part of the name.

Or you can make a subdomain or directory part of your domain name, and in this way still use the word you had in mind.

A subdomain is what follows immediately after the double // in the address bar of a browser, for example in, ‘choco’ is the subdomain.

And in the next example a directory has been used in combination with the domain extension for Austria (.at): The ‘e’ at the end is a directory (or folder) of the site. This can get a bit complicated, also if someone had to type this in a browser,  but it’s certainly creative, and might work well in certain cases. 

There are also several tools that help you find these more creative solutions, you can read about them further on in this post under domain name tools.

#7: a tool to think of a new word

Many terms that we so commonly use today were non-existing words before someone thought them up. Think of Flickr, Instagram, Google and Pinterest.

If it’s short and sounds and feels good, it might be just what you need.

There is a tool to help you generate new words:

 #8: use one of these domain tools

Here we list a number of domain name tools that can be handy for generating new blog & website name ideas.

They work with Artificial Intelligence, and they don’t all offer readymade perfect solutions, but they can help by giving you new ideas or new ways of thinking for your domain name.

A word of caution: use these apps only for generating ideas – don’t register your domain name through them. See our Free E-book on website & blog names further below in which we recommend where and how to register your domain name and how to avoid “front running” (losing your domain name idea).
Enter a keyword and this site generates domain name ideas for you.
Another tool where you can generate ideas with 1 or 2 keywords.
Also this tool generates ideas based on 2 keywords or based on a domain name you had in mind that is already registered.

Looka Business Name Generator
This tool also uses Artificial Intelligence to help generate business ideas. You can enter a word but also generate names by selecting abstract ideas such as “beautiful”, “thrive” or by industry such as “advertising”, or “photography”.

Summarizing 🙂

We hope this was useful info for you and it will help you find that creative and unique website or blog name for your new venture! If you have any questions about choosing or registering your blog or website name, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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