One Way Link

Blog Title. What Blog Title?

I think it is time to give my blog a name. Aidan is a bit of a boring name, I am sure you agree…

I have a few ideas, but none of which are good enough. Home of the Deer, my tagline, was one of them but it is a bit of an odd one isn’t it as it doesn’t describe my blog at all. I just think a name which has a bit of depth to it and which is original would work best.

If anyone has any ideas they will be greatly appreciated!

Obviously I will have a think myself and if/when I come up with ideas I will pop them on here for your opinions 🙂 .

22 Responses to “Blog Title. What Blog Title?”

  • Nils says:

    Mm, this might even be harder for an outsider than coming up with a tag line. I say, just experiment. Don’t keep titles on a list somewhere and stare at them. Put up new ideas immediately after you think they’re half decent. That way you have to live with them as much as we readers do and you’ll find out soon whether they work or not.

    What about Aidan’s View? Would complement Aidan’s View at TS17 in your nav.

  • Adem says:

    I personally haven’t got a clue… sorry

  • Aidan says:

    @Nils – Thanks for the advice, I will be sure to put them u pas soon as I think of a half decent one.
    Aidan’s view is a possibility however I am not sure whether I want to lift it straight from the TS17 one. Perhaps I need to be a bit more adventurous in my choice. We will have to see. However that does top the leader board at the moment as it is the only decent one at the moment.

    @Adem – O well, never mind, thanks anyway 😉

  • Ben G. says:

    Man, I feel for you. I’m horrible at coming up with snappy names. Some people say that you should figure out what it is that you want to write about and then name your blog accordingly. but for personal blogs it’s a little harder.

  • Aidan says:

    @Ben – I couldn’t agree more, it is really hard.

    Just out of interest, how did you come up with your name? I wondered if it had anything to do with an open switch in an electronic circuit, perhaps I am reading too much into it but hey, you can only guess 😛 . But I do like it, whatever the meaning behind it 😀 .

    It would also be great to hear how everyone else came up with their names as well 🙂 .

  • Ben says:

    Back in the day I was a hacker wannabe. So I sat down and read through the Jargon File and I found the term “open switch” which means: “[IBM: prob.: from railroading] An unresolved question, issue, or problem.” I felt like that summarized my life at the time so that’s what I named my blog ;).

  • Nils says:

    Just a quick thought. I know you don’t want to associate this blog with football, but maybe there’s a term in the sport that is open to double meanings? I was looking at this and I like a few of them. Lost in the dressing room, sounded good, but maybe it’s not appropriate. You could always just browse the entire Wikipedia glossary list 😀

  • Nils says:

    Oh, and seeing my comment went into moderation just now, perhaps you ought to consider changing the maximum link setting to three or something? I’ve also ticked the box that says approve posts by previous posters 😉 Also just a quick thought of course, lol!

  • Aidan says:

    @Ben – Interesting method behind the choice of your blog name. I find it interesting how it best summarized you life. I think it is a great way of going about it!

    @Nils – I am terribly sorry about that, I have wondered about that before but never changed it… I will be sure to make some alterations.

    Thanks for the links, they seem very useful. I will have a look through the glossaries / lists and hopefully it will spark something 🙂 .

  • nick says:

    I like Nils Idea, I saw a couple that were pretty cool, My favorites were clean sheet, and off the ball. As far as my name, I started out as a purely political/religious blog and the democrats are always referring to the “the Christian” or “religious” right, so I thought it would be fun to poke a little fun at that. Mine is a little boring I know but I like the name now.

  • Aidan says:

    I quite like your name Nick; it sticks in the mind pretty well I think. I suppose you knew what you were mainly blogging about, that will have narrowed down the field for you.

    I quite liked the two you suggested however I came across one, that being “One Way Link”. I found it on the Computer Terminology page of Wikipedia. I will have to find that and pop up a link but I thought was one was good. I just need to alter my banner and blog name 🙂 . I will see how that fairs.

  • nick says:

    Ooh I like that… sounds good. It’s better than my suggestions. It’s got my vote.

  • nick says:

    let me know if I should change the name in my links, or if this is just a test run.

  • Aidan says:

    Nick, it appears as though ‘One Way Link’ will be my blog name for the forseeable so you can update your links 🙂 .

  • Phil says:

    Ha, I got here a bit late. I do like the “One Way Link” it sounds good and reads well. I was gonna suggest “The Short Corner”, not really sure why, but I quite liked it when I saw it on the Wikipedia page Nils linked to.

    As for “Electric Weekend” that was quite a random selection. Think you just sparked a blog post! bonus!

  • […] Aidan has been looking for a name for his blog and in the process of asking for some inspiration from his readers, he asked why our blogs are called what they are. I started to answer the question in a comment but as I was doing it I realsied it might take a little while, so I thought I would hop over here and post why. […]

  • Shawn Blanc says:

    Fighting to Stay Awake is from a Bible verse.

    1 Thessalonians 5:6

    Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

    The verse is in context to the end-times. We can know the generation that the Lord returns.

  • Shawn Blanc says:

    Hmm. Guess I totally missed this point for this post….For some reason I picked up that you were asking for why we named our own sites. Sorry about that.

    To get back on topic I really like “one way link.” It’s catchy.

  • Aidan says:

    @Phil – I am glad to see that it sparked a post 😉 I am also happy you like it 😀 . It is important to choose one that the readers like as well and so far it is getting a good response.

    @Shawn – I am glad you shared with me how you acquired your blog name, I did mention in an earlier comment that I would like to hear how others came up with theirs, so thank you for informing me 🙂 . It is good to see that you like the name also 🙂 .

  • Nils says:

    I thought I could share my naming genesis as well. I came up with mine when I was dealing with a messed-up PC once. I can’t remember it exactly, but something had gone seriously wrong and I had to run some BIOS wizardry or something. Tonnes of data flashed across the screen when suddenly I noticed this phrase: no dependencies no logo. It struck me as something poetic in that environment of code and firmware hell. I thought it rolled off the tongue rather well in a way. It made me think of freedom and independence. I still like the name very much, but over time it became just NDNL. I just wish I had chosen another WordPress subdomain back then, because no one can type without messing up. Luckily, typing no dependencies in Google these days, gets you my blog, same as typing ndnl, so that’s a good thing. If I ever buy a domain, I can’t get though, since it’s parked and for sale at over 4,000 dollars. I might just go for or something – if that is still free.

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  • Aidan says:

    @Nils – It is amazing where you can get names from isn’t it! From this post alone I have heard many different stories of how people found a blog name and sometimes they, like you, came across them unintentionally.
    If you were to go for a domain and is available I think that would be quite good, it is easy to remember 😉 .

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