What makes a great username?

Originality and Creativity

A unique name should stand out when placed next to similar names. Also, proper grammar and spelling looks better. Simply adding a number or underscore to another persons name doesn’t make it original.

Keep it short and catchy

So it’s more likely to be remembered. Names with symbols or numbers can be more difficult to memorize or type on a phone.

Ideally available on all major networks

You might want to secure your name across Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Snapchat etc.. When choosing a brand name, you should also look for an available (preferrably .COM) domain name.

Make sure it's something you really like

One day you may just be big with lots of followers, and you can't just change the name around that point. being associated with a unique and attention-grabbing screen name is a great way to showcase your personality and create a memorable impression.

Never an explicit reference

Your handle might even affect the results of your job search or dating profile if it refers to something inappropriate.

Where do I start?

A good place to start would be making a list of words that make you unique.

  • Your name or nickname
  • Things you enjoy
  • What inspires you
  • What’s around you
  • Interests, habits, traits
  • Other words that are important to you

You can then enter these words into a username generator and give it a few spins. Even if some of the generated names make little sense, they can inspire you to come up with an imaginative name on your own.