I consider myself pretty good with words, but I'm not someone who comes up with snappy little turns of phrase effortlessly. And there are lots of blogs out there with exceptionally awesome names. Just a few of my favorites:
Lydia Kang's The Word is My Oyster. Seriously--this is extremely clever, saying so much with just a few words. Which pretty much defines Lydia's blog, actually.
Matthew MacNish's The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. Apart from the great use of alliteration, this title also encapsulates the nature of the blog and the messy, discombobulating nature of the query process itself.
Meredith Barnes's La Vie En Prose. This is a relatively new blog by Janet Reid's literary assistant, but it's already packed with useful information about the agenting and publishing business (including some great advice about blogging). But its name ... ah, so very stylish and witty. What you would expect from the "Exhibit-air of Flair in the Lair."
When I was trying to come up with a name for my blog, I knew it had to be something psychologically-oriented, but I wanted it to be kind of intriguing as well. I'm not sure if I succeeded. The Strangest Situation is a play on psychologist Mary Ainsworth's "The Strange Situation," a procedure psychologists use to assess the quality of the parent child bond:
I thought "The Strangest Situation" was relevant to my roots as a child psychologist, but it also sounded like a fitting name for a blog that discussed the mix of psychology and literature, particularly in the vibrant, emotionally fraught realm of YA.
Now, you tell me: What are some of your favorite blog names and why? Does a clever blog name draw you in and get you to take a look? Does it matter at all? Have you ever been disappointed by the content of a really cleverly named blog (if you answer this in the affirmative, for the sake of courtesy, PLEASE don't name names here)? If you have a blog, did you try to come up with a clever name for it? Does the name of your blog reflect its content?