What to name our RV blog?
June 19, 2013 10:07 AM   Subscribe

We're transitioning into living full time in an RV and several people have expressed interest in reading a blog about our experiences. I know the kinds of things I want to write, but I'm stumped on a name.

Things about us that may help you:
  • We're from Wisconsin and we're parked in a rural area for the summer, after that I'm not sure where we're going, hopefully west
  • We have a 38 ft 5th wheel and a ginormous truck
  • We're a married couple in our late 30s/early 40s with no kids
  • We have two black cats and a lazy old dog
  • I like photography, stargazing, and going for walks on the beach (lol)
  • I love maps and geography, and when I say "love" I mean hopelessly addicted
  • He likes (auto) racing, kayaking/canoeing, and biking
  • We both like popular science fiction (Star Trek, etc.) and we both work in technology
  • I'll probably do the bulk of the writing, with guest appearances from him
Bonus question: I'm leaning towards Tumblr because I'm already familiar with it, but I'm open to suggestions. I must be able to post by email and I'd like to have the ability to use my own domain name (when I get one).
posted by desjardins to Grab Bag (39 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Rollin' (with my) Homies.
posted by alynnk at 10:15 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Note: the name "desjardins" has nothing to do with my real name or cultural background, so I'd rather not play off of that. My first name is Jennifer, his is Rick, the cats are Damon and Squeaky, and the dog is Red, if that's helpful at all.
posted by desjardins at 10:15 AM on June 19, 2013


Footloose with a 5th wheel. (Or footloose on a fifth wheel).
posted by Michele in California at 10:20 AM on June 19, 2013


Bob's RV Roundup.
posted by bondcliff at 10:22 AM on June 19, 2013


Mapping Out Our Future
posted by thatone at 10:23 AM on June 19, 2013


You could also do something like "The (last name) Trek". (That worked really well on a photo album we did of a cross country family trip.)
posted by Michele in California at 10:28 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


All Roads Lead to Home
posted by General Tonic at 10:32 AM on June 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Gather No Moss.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:32 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Tin Can Trekkies
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 10:32 AM on June 19, 2013




Your list contains plenty of great titles:

I'm not sure where we're going
Hopefully West
5th wheel and a ginormous truck
Two black cats and a lazy old dog
When I say "love" I mean hopelessly addicted


I mean, each of these could be a country song.
posted by gyusan at 10:40 AM on June 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


Westward, yo
posted by thinkpiece at 10:41 AM on June 19, 2013


Oh, I like "Westward, Yo". You could also play on "Free Range [...]" - nerds, dinks, Xers, etc.

Can I selfishly ask that you use anything but Tumblr? Wordpress does all kinds of singing and dancing and there's an app for it and everything. You can host via wordpress or lots of hosts have quasi-automated installs (I use Dreamhost, their one-click WP install is basically effortless). I really want to read your blog, and I'm apparently too old to work Tumblr.
posted by Lyn Never at 10:47 AM on June 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


Holiday Road
Ramble On
RoVing Eyes
Happy Campers
Around the Bend
Happy Trails and Happy Tales (or Tails, given the menagerie)
All aboard!
A Mobile Situation
The Mobile Society
Westwardly Mobile
Tail Lights (or Tale, given it's a blog)
posted by carmicha at 10:56 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Roaming Voyagers
posted by mikepop at 11:05 AM on June 19, 2013


Lost In America, of course.
posted by rhizome at 11:06 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow! A fellow Mefite and full timer. I see a fabulous meetup for nomads in the future!

Travels with Trekkers
Startravel on Wheels
Geeks Going On
Makin Like Mappers


(You know about Nurvers and Technomadia, etc. yes? If not, send me a memail and I can hook you up with lots of info for nomads in the tech/age bracket)
posted by Vaike at 11:07 AM on June 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


You've already got "cartophile", so you apparently like maps and an RV is a kind of cart, so maybe I'd work something off that.

Carting It All
One Big Cart
Maps and Carts
Cart Ho!
A Kind of Cart
Kind Carted
Our Kind Cart
A Cart on a Map
Mapping Our Cart
A Cart Big Enough
This Cart's Too Small
This Cart Carries Us
The Things We Carted
A Cart Overflowing
Our Cart Overflows

And so on.
posted by notyou at 11:08 AM on June 19, 2013


RV There Yet?
posted by infini at 11:14 AM on June 19, 2013 [22 favorites]


To cash in on the Dark Knight phenomena, I'd go with RV Dent.
posted by fairmettle at 11:19 AM on June 19, 2013


No name suggestions, but would you leave a link to the blog when you create it? I think it would be neat to read!
posted by needlegrrl at 11:20 AM on June 19, 2013


Hopefully West is a really great blog name. I think it also covers the part where you're not moving to start with, but hopefully maybe have plans to do so as time goes on.
posted by shelleycat at 11:57 AM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Our Vee
posted by jph at 12:03 PM on June 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


Aw man, I really liked "RV There Yet" but .org and .net is taken (.org is recently updated, too) and .com is a SEO placeholder. (The .net site is about a family of six in a 400 sq ft motorhome. Holy crap.) I have some backup ideas, but keep them coming.
posted by desjardins at 12:12 PM on June 19, 2013


arrveethereyet.com is available.
posted by Solomon at 12:18 PM on June 19, 2013


Given that you're driving across the country, perhaps .us wouldn't be too bad.
posted by needs more cowbell at 12:22 PM on June 19, 2013


I would love to read a quirky RV/road trip blog that features your pets. So:
Damon, Squeaky, and Red do an RV
Three Pets In An RV
Cat Cat Dog Human Human RV
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:26 PM on June 19, 2013


Roam Sweet Roam
Home on the Range
RV Having Fun? (or RV Having Fun Yet?)
posted by carmicha at 12:54 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Roam on the Range
posted by Michele in California at 1:02 PM on June 19, 2013


Rolling Home
Roller Coast to Coast
Merrily We Roll Along
posted by carmicha at 1:04 PM on June 19, 2013


Maps in Our Laps
Mapitude
Mappopotamus
Mapoplexy
Maphorisms
Maperitif
Mapatosaur

Motorvations

RV Esprit
RVentures or RVenturous

nirvana
observations
learning curves
at regular intervals
interval training
posted by carmicha at 1:33 PM on June 19, 2013


Hopefully West is very memorable and evocative.
posted by barnone at 1:44 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Geeks Onboard (nb: I heart geeks, but have no idea if you're geeks or not!)
posted by barnone at 1:50 PM on June 19, 2013


My way Is the highway
posted by jamjam at 1:55 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


RV Having Fun Yet?
posted by unSane at 2:40 PM on June 19, 2013


'...What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies...'
Is my favourite travel quote and in my dream scenario (ie yours: RV, animals, lover, open road west) I reckon these lines would capture it. 'Too-huge world vaulting' or 'leaning forward' 'receding plains' ?
posted by honey-barbara at 4:01 PM on June 19, 2013


No Place Like Roam
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:31 PM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Or "All Roads Lead to Roam"
posted by jph at 5:32 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Legend. Design the main graphic as the supposed legend for a map whose bottom corner is all you can see n the picture, and then use symbols like you'd see on a map's legend (taken from a real map you like, maybe the map in the header photo) as visual tags for your blog entries.

or

Arc. A part of the circumference of a circle or other curve, like the horizon in front of you. The trajectory of something launched through the air, like life from birth to death or like sailing down the highway towards some unknown destination. A homophone for ark: the ship built by Noah for all the animals, the chest containing the Ten Commandments, or just a large, commodious boat, a lot like the thing you'll be rolling down the road in. Graphics could incorporate the curve of ark and arc.
posted by pracowity at 5:43 AM on June 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


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