Help Me Name a Blog

20 September 2006 · 7 comments

I need your help.

Sometime in the future — though not for several months at the outside — I’m going to start a weblog about early American popular music. (Surprised? You shouldn’t be.)

I know that I want to call this weblog Happy Feet. It’s the name of an old song (mp3), and describes perfectly the vibe I’m hoping to achieve. However, all of the domains with any variation on “happy feet” or “happy foot” are already taken. What am I to do? Come to you for help!

Assuming that I still want to call this hypothetical site Happy Feet, then what domain ought I to register. Some possibilities include:

  • — I would probably then call the site “Happy Feets”, which would make my inner grammar Nazi wince
  • — an imperfect solution, but certainly viable
  • or something completely different, such as or

Please, devoted readers, help me to choose the best option. No idea is too dumb! Let me hear your toughts! (But not the “oh good lord why is J.D. starting another weblog?” thoughts.)

1 joomla September 20, 2006 at 11:46


wow, thanks for the info.

2 J.D. September 20, 2006 at 11:55

See? That’s one reason I’m switching to WordPress.

3 Lisa September 20, 2006 at 21:14

Part of the trick of choosing a URL is getting one that people can remember over time. (Yeah, I’m one to talk.) For that reason, I’d vote for happyfeetblog over happyfeets. If it were happyfeets, I’d just find myself remembering that there was some funny spelling but unable to remember the exact details. oldtimemusic is a nice one, though. Could you use the oldtimemusic domain and then call it Old Time Music: Happy Feet?

4 tim September 21, 2006 at 09:50

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Anyway, being a huge fan of bluegrass and traditional folk music, I’d be inclined to do the same and pay homage to some song or album. Have you thought of just using another title or artist who inspired your interest?

Personally, I always thought Uncle Dave Macon’s Go Long Mule was a great title. Not sure why, it just sticks with you.

5 Lynn September 21, 2006 at 14:18

what about fappyheet?

6 John September 21, 2006 at 16:56

Dammit, Lynn stole my idea!

Um… toetallyhappyfeet? Damn, that sucked.

happyfoots, along the Proudfoots / ProudFEET! vein? Yikes, that’s no better.

Sorry, J.D., but I can be of no help to you on this one.


7 Kris September 22, 2006 at 08:46


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