What's in a name?
Four posts in and I'm finding koshae.blogspot.com to be a tedious URL for a blog. I need something that's one or more of these: catchy, flashy, indicative of content, amusing.
Obvious domains involoving my name (that are still available):
- kosha.name - short & easy, yet the .name extension doesn’t yet have the authority of .COM or .NET
- koshaengler.net or .org - Easy enough to remember, but may be confused with my professional site koshaengler.com. Extensions .us and .co.uk are also available. That’s a tricky one. If I go with .us that indicates it’s an American website, and I’m American, although I no longer live in the states. If I choose .co.uk - common for Brits to have this for their personal sites – I begin to have an identity crisis. Am I saying I’m more Anglo than American? Or maybe I’m just borrowing .co.uk for convenience? In the end does it really matter?
And some others:
- AmericaninLondon – perfectly descriptive, but a bit boring and there’s another blog called “An American in London”. I can’t be doing with the same name.
- Yankeeinlondon or Yankinlondon - definitely descriptive but more amusing, the slang is both a term of derision and national pride. In a way appealing to both countries – self-deprecating enough for the UK and cocky enough for the states. I think my choice is made.