Name Generators: A Marketer’s Secret Tool

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2011 Internet Marketing Advent Calendar This is an entry in our daily Internet Marketing Advent Calendar series. Each day your favorite marketing elves will focus on a new topic to get your internet marketing in order before the start of the new year.

I am going to let you in on a little secret. Although we consider ourselves a smart, creative bunch here at Hall Internet Marketing, there are times when we just need a little kick in the pants to get us out of a rut. Recently we were brainstorming a potential name for a new Casco Bay Tech Hub event, and were coming up empty. So like all good digital elves, we went online.

One of my favorite “name generators” is nameboy.com. It’s been around for as long as I can remember (ancient internet history) and to this day it has not failed in providing some ideas or alternatives to what to call a blog, an event or even an internet property. If it hasn’t offered a decent contender, it at least provides some good fodder.

On the more create side, generatorland.com aggregates name generators for a variety of subjects, covering everything from a roller derby team name generator to a Charlie Sheen catch phrase generator. Granted, these are automated name generators and may not seem very useful at face value. But with the content ideas you can get fantastic content inspiration. It may seem silly, but it gets the juices flowing for a catchy headline or possible topic. It’s also useful for creating persona names, generating passwords, domain names and even inspiration for a business name.

Additional Resources:

Dot-O-Mater
Fake Name Generator
The Generator Blog
Generator Land
Nameboy
Namestation
Nine French Boys
Seventh Sanctum

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