During a HOW Books team meeting recently, we started discussing how high each of our names ranked in Google searches. If you search for “Megan Lane Patrick” the entire first page of Google is all about me. I wondered aloud whether I should create business card with just my name on them since I’m so easy to find. Editor Michael Scott Francis, who goes by Scott, said his name led to people like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Francis Scott Key. But designer Ronson Slagle figures he’ll always rank high on Google.
So, that go us thinking about optimizing baby names for search engines and wondering whether savvy web designers and copywriters might already be doing just that. It would be pretty easy to come up with a list of wacky SEO baby names, but I’m more interested in classy, design-inspired names like Rockwell or Frutiger.
What’s your favorite designer baby name? Have you already bestowed it on a your own child or are you saving it for the future. Share your ideas here and we’ll turn them into a handy designer baby name chart!