How To Come Up With A YouTube Name

So how do you come up with creative names
for your YouTube channel for your website things like that we are going
to talk about it in this video welcome to video influencers I am Benji Sean
and we are here to teach you about video how to utilize video whether is
on YouTube Twitter Facebook MeerKat now so or Snapchat and today we are
going to be talking about How to deal with the challenge of finding
a name for your YouTube channel now this is just a challenge for any platforms
so it’s not just isolated to YouTube but today specifically we are going to be
talking about your YouTube channel what would be the first thing you’d suggest
when it comes to your YouTube channel name ? Well the first thing I think about
Benji is that you wanna think about all of your platforms because and this will apply
to anything so if you are looking for a website name or a YouTube channel name
I would start thinking ok I have an idea but now I need to see if it’s
available on social media maybe you know the main platforms that I want to use and
so the first thing that I would say is to start with a focus like what’s the focus
of your channel gonna be now here’s an easy one your name – oh totally – if you
are not John Smith that’s taken you can have nobody else was
competing for that and you ask your self is your channel just gonna be
your name ? but if it’s not going to be your name you think about what is your focus
and so you can think about it if it’s going to be a cooking channel what
would you do if you are going to start off trying to create a new YouTube channel
in the cooking space – Yeah I mean it all depends on where you want to bring
your content you know do you want to be specific niche like super bowl food
recipes or you want to be more generic you just want to do just whatever recipe you think of right ? so those are things I consider when coming up with my name for you know YouTube
channels yeah let’s think even cooking I think the more focus you are the
better because it will make you limited but it’s also good so if you had a cooking
channel you could do if you called it Asian cooking with some body or you just said
Asian cooking then that’s going to be very focus but still specific and people are
going to know if they want to buy into that cooking in general might be
a little too broad Yeah totally and it’s probably taken yeah so having a focus
is huge so then the second thing you want to do is you want to look to see if
that name is available and so I like to go to like and not only check
your YouTube name to see is its available on YouTube but check on the
social platforms to see if it’s available and one way to test that is literally
just type in what you want to call your channel but then also do that
on twitter and then even go to the URL and start looking for your name as well You
know its definitely worth the effort to find a good name for your channel for your
brand because big companies literally spend tens of thousands of dollars
trying to get the website name that they want to get for whatever company and
like I think it’s probably a well known story about the somebody owned and whoever that was made a lot of money right ? yeah
So people do want their names so it’s you as a beginning YouTube channel
you definitely want to consider that because if you have any ambitions of growing
big of growing our channel to a level where like maybe you could be making a living
from it you do wanna consider all the different platforms now I will say too that
you know you don’t have to have the exact name for every platform I’d say like 50 percent
of the people I know that actually do YouTube for a living full time online career
have every single name in the exact name so its not as important but like when it comes
to coming up with your YouTube channel name is there are things to consider
for sure And you know the thing is video influencers is brand new it started
really in 2014 but it’s 2015 so its like man everything is taken you know so we got
video influencers online we actually didn’t get dot com we went with
there are not enough characters on Twitter so we went with videoinfluencer but
we did have the YouTube channel which is the base i mean that’s our home base for videos
and content and so there’s kind of a mix there we’ve got Instagram video influencers
and so we looked around and then eventually so that’s kinda of a good tip eventually
you just kinda go for it like if you can get all the same names that’s ok but start
from your brain storming session and that’s a good way to go and then the next
couple of tips I have is maybe to have a brain storming session with the saurus maybe
you want to call it electric cooking you know just to give it an adjective with
what the channel is going to be so maybe you want to call it that and then if you use
the saurus you can maybe change the electric to exciting exciting cooking
or tasty cooking shocking and just change and so combos are key with
names so if you are trying to think like a makeup channel or a business channel
you can call it like rockin’ real estate or then you can switch out rockin’ real estate
is going to help people know what the focus is what the channel is going to be about
real estate if you start adding combos with the saurus you can come up with a lot
of descriptors to help that channel out now correct me if im wrong but one of the
things I would definitely suggest is don’t get too caught up in your name right like it’s
probably better to just start creating content because you can always kinda find
your niche find your name as you go but also YouTube don’t they actually allow
you to change your name like because there’s a lot of people that have
there like high school name as their YouTube channel they gain a following but they kinda
wanna change their branding their image so they’ve been able to change
what the public sees their channel as isn’t that true ? that you can do that?
It is true yeah and so in the right side of your channel you can change your name and
the cool thing is that you can start your YouTube channel and publishing
videos before you set in a solid URL and you can even change that solid URL
I’ve seen it happen before but one thing that I would suggest is that
because I’ve done this with a few brands and I started a brand a couple
years ago called think international and what I eventually learned about though
is like that doesn’t mean anything to anybody if where as if you did call it
rockin’ real estate what’s that channel about ? real estate real estate is
really obvious so I think that people get afraid of being specific because
they wanna be so free and broad but that can be like really helpful for people
if they jump in so you so you get to call it I mean some people might wanna
do lifestyle channels some might do like make up beauty hair all that
stuff but if people want they are going to subscribe more if they know specifically
what you are doing like if you if Austin starts a channel on
after effects and it’s after effects with Austin that’s kinda cool name he can have
a tutorial channel and that’s exactly what it is and people want to learn about
after effects it’s so specific you could really build an audience around that and then
the last couple creative tools and we’ll put a bunch of tools in the description
links things like that in the YouTube description but there’s a couple places one
is call bustaname one is called namematch and there’s a whole list of them and they’re
really cool what you can do is you can enter two different terms and it does
a couple things it tells you what they are available on but then it also
starts mixing it up and giving you other combos and other adjectives and there’s
a whole different sites like that so you are gonna wanna check out if you are
looking to brand your thing rebrand your thing launch something new check
out the YouTube description for some extra stuff I never knew about those
places I would definitely go there at the end of the day my suggestion is your
content is going to build your brand your content is gonna make the name popular
apple dot com who would of think computers with apple but obviously they’ve
build such great computers that the apple name is synonymous for computers great
computers by the way he’s a pc guy I’m an apple guy that’s actually good
yeah but that’s something you need to remember when coming up with your name because at the
end of the day is what you put out on your video that’s gonna make
the name ok don’t worry too much about it and on the side just pick something
right and start making videos yeap yeap yeap hey so thanks so much for checking
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100 thoughts on “How To Come Up With A YouTube Name

  1. What about is you have a hard time trying to come up with a a name I want to make a name to be connected to my fav YouTubebers what should I do

  2. I'm almost done with my other account and 4th video. I made this logo and named my channel Powerstar. The logo is a combination between the power symbol and a star. Only difference from this blue version to the one for my channel has different colors. I really do hope nobody came up with this idea for a logo yet. You guys are such a helpful source!

  3. You guys just helped me make a chAnnel thank you so much do you mind checking it out kracken99

  4. So… currently re-branding. Using your idea that my page is my home base… I came up with a few things that fit the theme of the page: A resting home for gamer folks to enjoy my games with me like a fantasy tavern of sorts… and on that thread, I had some ideas for a name. In your opinion, which one of these sounds best? Dragon Scale Inn/ Gamer's Armory/ Bastion of Gamers/ Adventurer's Keep/ Sojourner's Haven??? Any thoughts on this would be great. Thanks in advance to anyone who gives me some advice really… I appreciate it.

  5. I was having doubts about using my name in a channel. But I like the idea of branding myself online.

  6. Just fucking use your fake username and add random shit behind like MuaazaUnicornShit

  7. Im starting a Brickfilm yt channel, it is going to be centered around legos anyone got nay ideas, or begginings I could use?

  8. Okay I hope this isnโ€™t too late but I need help with my name

    My name is Blessing and I want my channel to be about singing and rants/other stuff…please help

  9. My name is Manisha.
    I recently started creating videos on art. Right now my channel name is " Manisha arts"
    My channel includes 3 things :
    1. My art work
    2. My visit to art galleries
    3. My travel diaries for plein air painting

    Please suggest me channel name

  10. But what about the drawbacks of using your name? I love my real name, but wonder if there are repercussions to using it. Right now I have it as a nickname. Thoughts?

  11. I have two names and embracing my nickname has helped to flesh out my identity. You guys do good work, keep it up, thanks.

  12. What camera to use to do video? I have a Canon 5D mark 111

  13. I want to make Chanel that can help people that have problem with their confident. My name is Afi can you guy help me to name my Chanel

  14. My name is Paul (Carter), but at University in the '80s I picked up the nickname 'Cyclone Cyd'. Now, if you were a world championship snooker fan back then, you'd 'get' that, lol!
    Anyway, I've been using it as my eBay handle for years, so I decided to continue to use it when I started up with YT about 18 months ago. At Uni it really took off – I had many friends who didn't even know my real name!! So I'm hoping it'll halp me pick up some momentum on YT.
    BTW: thanks for the great videos and the tips. So useful.

  15. What do you guys think about ESSENTIALLY TARKOV I want to make videos on escape from tarkov and other games


  17. What about "IE Music?" I want to start a music based channel where I post video game compositions and remixes (IE is my initials)

  18. Anyone give me ideas, going to do stuff like vlogs, stopmotion and random stuff

  19. My name is Tom Johnson so I'm basically in the John Smith boat. There's a guy on YT with the same name I wanted to have for my channel with like 50 videos and 500 subs. He has been putting up like 1 video every 2-3 weeks. I have the .com and the twitter handle for the name already too so I'll probably start just making more videos than him and pass him over time lol

  20. I made a name and this is what it is: C-Blade. now I look at it and it has no focus, plus its already taken. can anybody help with finding YouTube names for my gaming channel? really need assistance coz I'm lost

  21. It would be a lot easier to help in these comments if youtube didn't show the new name instead of the old one. For instance:
    "ElenaDreamheart 1 year ago (edited)
    I need help picking name ellainedream, marelainne or ElenaDreamheart."
    I guess she picked the name already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Umm…Some good video editors need us to pay money, do you know any free software for editing ? Good ones

  23. I cant think of any names i want to upload gaming videos with just a "one" word name

  24. For me personally I just like my name in general. If I ever became well known for making videos people liked on Youtube I wanted to hear people say Dominic makes good videos rather then Datario makes good videos. Datario was originally going to be my channel name and may have been because I kept switching back and forth at first. But I just ended up telling myself that I need to be real with who I am and just went with my normal name in general.

    I do think coming up with a name on Youtube that sticks out is good though in general to get followers and be known better.

  25. Ok,I'm a truck driver going on the road,what cool name I can use for my channel ?

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  28. Can you tell me , my name is Ashton ember ned. Is it good or not good..

  29. pls like this comment if you think is a good name for a singing channel. I'm a beginner lmao.

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  32. I like how you talked about apple and how no one would ever think computers would be associated with apple but now when someone says apple people know what your talking about because of their branding and content.

  33. Can Anyone Give me idea about my channal name??
    I make going videos and My name is arafat

  34. The mistake I made with my own username is that I made it seem like all I do is play Sonic games, or more specifically Sonic and the Black Knight (which I haven't even played on my channel lol). On the other hand, though, it should get it across that I am a gaming channel, just more broad than I make it seem.

  35. I am 57 and love skin care, makeup, hair care and aging gracefully. I want to focus on helping the woman in 40 50 60 range to look and feel better about themselves. Need a name for my YOUTUBE channel. I go round and round and cannot decide.

  36. Does anyone have ideas of a YouTube name? Iโ€™ll be posting quad riding and dirt-bike riding.

  37. My name is Michael chilcote
    Fav color blue
    Not a gamer
    Like basketball
    I'm 16
    Please help me

  38. I want to start create youtube channel but I don't know I start it? what topic should I start? i dont idea. omygosghh. help me please.. any suggestions for my channel name.

  39. I need a channel name for my new chanel

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  41. My name is Szabi
    My favourite color is red
    My channel focus Vlogs

    Any ideas?

    (Subscibe bronz)

  42. im tryna make my own generic name because im starting something mysekf not being an inspirated person, trying to be a well known content creator in the future, my name is Yusuf but i want a word beside it like Yusuf's or YusufOwO , YusufGLITCH or something like that..

  43. Hi guys, I would like to change my channel name without my real name. It is a fishing channel any ideas.

  44. Mine is my name.. but a nickname would be cute… but my hubby calls me wench..that's also my clash of clans name… Twitter is snap as a nickname.. (I just put views on my tweets so I dont use that except private views…. lol)

  45. Special for small youtuber…Help me to grow up each other….

  46. Reading your book. I have more than one idea/focus for videos. Would this be a problem?

  47. Pls can you help suggest a name for me. My channel is sports based.. My name is Kelvin

  48. can you transfer your Youtube channel to your family or anyone, and will the channel still be monetized after the transfer

  49. Can the guy on the left look less bored? Cuz the guy on the right is saying really important stuff and the left one is really distracting!!!!

  50. Thanks for this! What If I already have name but want to change it? Right now it's Dance BreakdownTV and I'd like to change it to WORK IT Lifestyle (it will now encompass dance, style and makeup instead of strictly dance) In what ways will changing the name effect my viewership and my videos being searchable in Youtube?? I don't want to make the name change and then have my following decrease. Just got your YOUTUBE Secrets book which brought me here. Great stuff!

  51. I'm about to start vlogging, and uploading some family content featuring my daughter soraya who we call soybean, myself (aliesha) and my husband (justin)… any suggestions..

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  53. I'm making straight-up gameplay meme videos. How the hell do I make a name

  54. Thinking about making a YouTube Vlog: soon. I have ideas but I donโ€™t know how to present it

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