Planet M Files

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What’s In A Name?

September 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Kacey over at WineontheKeyboard asked people how they came up with their blog name.  I love this question and often wonder the same thing as I wander around blogs.

Well, here at Planet M Files we spent several days trying to pick a name.  We made a list of possibilities and added anything that any of us thought of to the list.  In addition to blog name ideas we listed our hobbies and our pets.  I looked around the Internet for advice on naming blogs and learned that it is best to not use dashes or underlines and to try to stay away from numbers (people might not know if it should be five or 5.)  It also seemed best to have a .com extension.  We used M in a lot of our name ideas because it is the first letter of our last name and we wanted it to be a family blog where all of us contributed.  (Although my Amazing Daughter and I, so far, are the only contributors.  Grrr. Men.)   When we came up with a name that we all liked, I would try it out and see if it was available.  A few things we liked were already taken.  Finally, my guy suggested Planet M Files.  We all liked it, it was available, so we grabbed it!

Tags: Blogging · Family

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kacey // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Cool that you all agreed on a name! It can be harder to name a website than you think, can’t it? I’m always searching on domain names. It’s like an addiction or something :0

  • 2 Gayle // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    It is hard to name a website. Especially for someone like me that hates to make decisions!

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