Naming your business is an important decision. It should be short, memorable, and cool. It;s not always easy to check off all the boxes alone so I’m here to help you with a few resources that were built to help you with the process of naming your business.
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Visual Thesaurus makes creating a unique name a very fun activity. Instead of pounding away at your desk or using a series of name generators, Visual Thesaurus allows you to explore. Just type in a seed keyword and you’re off. It pulls back multiple synonyms and organizes them by branches you can explore. I got lost in the tool for a little while, and I hope you do too.
WordMerge is kind of like a blunt force instrument you’d use to get a lot of options in a little time. If you have a seed word and you’re looking for the perfect partner for it then this tool can help. It’s very simple, but can be a good starting point in creating a memorable name.
Impossibility is a simple domain name generator that you can use to discover hidden gems ending in .com without adding an entire sentence to your URL. It works, but the names can come back as forced sometimes.
Namech_ck is a very useful tool. It lets you check hundreds of social media platforms for your proposed business handle. This will save you a lot of headache by preventing inconsistent branding across the different social channels.
This site is simple and is made especially for people who’re looking for memorable and catchy names for their products or business. The home page has three separate name generators depending on what you’re looking for. Very random, catch random, and power combo are the name generators you can use to develop a unique name.
Wordoid is similar to Fakeword. Both of them allow you to create face words and turn it into something valuable for you and your business. Just keep scrolling until you’ve found something you like and lock it down.
Shopify’s free name generator tool is directly in line with what they’ve been trying to create for so long, a seamless experience for an Ecommerce site. Just type in a seed word and the tool will kick back hundreds of names that are also available as a domain.
LeanDomainSearch is a simple domain name generator that works like many of the others. Just stick in your seed word and the rest is taken care of for you. That may be too hands off for many, I know I was a little miffed at the process.
Dot-o-mator is a little more advanced with its naming features. You can choose beginning words based on particular criteria as well as ending words. Put them together and you’ve got a snazzy name for your business.
Namestation has a nice interface and comes up with some even nicer names when you give it a seed keyword. If you’re not getting the results you want from the tool, you can opt to have a naming contest held for you. My main issue with this app it the way it forces you login/sign up before delivering any results.
Trademarkia provides a useful service to people looking to create a business and don’t want to get into legal battles before they start making money. They claim to have trademarks dating all the way back to 1870. Either way, you’re in good hands and will avoid simple problems with this tool.
This tool hasn’t been updated in a while but it still performs its core functions well. Just keep typing words into the search bar until it kicks back something you can use for your business.
Domainr doesn’t actually generate names for you. Instead, it helps you figure out the TLD that’s still available for the domain you have in mind. For example, hug.com may be unavailable but if hug.me was available it’ll come back as an option.