Never underestimate the importance of a good username.
Your Snapchat username is everything. It’s the first impression you make when you send a snap or a message to someone new. Your username will be forever associated with your brand and your image, so it’s important that you get it right.
Thinking up a unique Snapchat username can be difficult, especially when there’s already 150 million users out there.
However, username ideas can crop up in the strangest of places. We’re surrounded by information every second of every day, and sometimes we feel a pang of brilliance when the perfect username comes to us.
So, if you’re looking for inspiration, here are 5 weird places to find great Snapchat usernames:
Music and song lyrics
Song lyrics have a unique artistic appeal about them, and it’s often the song titles or lyric combinations which don’t make logical sense which are the most memorable. Bohemian Rhapsody, Paradise City, Whole Lotta Rosie.
In a literal sense, these titles have no meaning, but we remember them because of their illogical, artistic appeal. Music is a great place to find inspiration, meaningful phrases and unique word combinations.
If you’re bored of the plain old English language, try incorporating words or phrases from other cultures into your username. For example, there’s an incredible amount of exotic, memorable words in Japanese and Indian cultures which translate really well to usernames. Okami (sky), kokoro (soul), komorebi (filtered sunlight), natkhat (mischievous), yayavar (traveler).
The never-ending world of video games are a great place to source unique usernames. Most games, particularly those in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, are chocked full of weird and wonderful creations, characters and locations. Not to mention that, given how popular video games are amongst the major Snapchat demographics, your name is sure to be recognized by a lot of people on there.
Additionally, if you’re an online gamer and you already have a username on there, use the same one for your Snapchat username so that your gamer friends will be able to find you.
No matter where you’re from in the world, your country of origin likely has an incredible history of rich lore and mythology. While it might sound quite nerdy, you’d be surprised how many people are familiar with the names of heroes, creatures and villains from centuries ago – even the more obscure ones. For a unique username, search the history books for some of the more memorable names from yesteryear.
Don’t neglect your brand
While it can be tempting to find a username which stands out from the crowd, the most important aspect of a Snapchat username is one which displays your brand, product or service. If you really want some inspiration you can always see what porn stars on snapchat are doing with their usernames, as that’s really never boring. If you plan on using Snapchat for business purposes as well as for personal reasons, it is more important to showcase your professional side rather than your playful side.
Make sure your username incorporates words associated with your brand, such as artist, writer, designer and so forth, along with your real name or your brand name.