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Friday, August 19, 2005
FFM: Favorite Blog Names
By Dr. Steven Taylor @ 10:55 am

Here’s this week’s Friday Fun Meme:


There are some great blog names out there, and these are my favorites (in no particular order). I like evocative and/or clever names and these all fit the bill (indeed, I often wish I had conjured something less generic than “PoliBlog”).

1. Toner Mishap. I like clever humor and I like self-deprecating humor. This title has both.

2. Unlocked Wordhoard. It just sounds cool and well captures the essence of blogging.

3. Signifying Nothing. As noted above, I like self-deprecating, and the literary reference angle is nice.

4. Althouse. “Althouse” is simply a perfect last name for an eponymous blog (let’s face facts “Taylor” simply wouldn’t work). It also evokes a dual meaning (perhaps just to me) of “alternative house” i.e., that the blog is place where one might encounter alternative ideas or somesuch. it also makes me think of “Bauhaus“-why that matters, I couldn’t say, so back to the list.

5. Arguing with Signposts. A fantastic name that also in evocative of what blogging often is all about.

Honorable mentions:

  • Outside the Beltway (clever, works on several levels, and has the ability to be referred to via initials: OTB).
  • Political Animal (Given my admiration for Aristotle, I wish I had thought of this one).
  • Majikthise: As an HHG fan, I must confess, that’s the perfect name for a philosophy-based blog.
  • The Cranky Professor: I kind of wish I had thought of this one as well.

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  1. I’m so disappointed.


    Comment by Jay — Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 11:23 am

  2. Striving for Average - The title is an inspiration to all us halfa**ers out there.

    Comment by Brandon — Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 12:45 pm

  3. Thank you.

    FYI, Toner Mishap is also an anagram of Misanthrope. B2 deserves the credit for exploring the names and we agreed that TM was the best for all the reasons you mentioned.

    Comment by The Misanthrope — Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 5:20 pm

  4. A friend of mine once played in a band called ‘Cauhaus.’ I thought that was prety clever.

    Comment by Mark Hasty — Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 6:23 pm

  5. I liked sistatoldya sorta an old line in blog years, but hey, I’m old.

    Comment by Paul — Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 10:50 pm

  6. See, now this one was no good for me either, because I basically only go to your blog. ;)

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, September 6, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

  7. I’ll see what I can do…

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, September 7, 2005 @ 5:50 am

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