Seeking New Name for our Blog

Dear Readers:

When we first set this blog up in the summer of 2011, it really grew out of some conversations around the office that Mendee, Byamba and I were having. The decision to start blogging as well as the choice of “Mongolia Today” as a name was fairly spontaneous.

We were aware at the time that Mongolia Today was also the name of a tourism-oriented site, but we neither worried about any substantive overlap, nor did we expect much impact from our site initially.

However, we’ve kept blogging, adding Brandon as an author along the way and we have now seemed to build up some credibility and a bit of an audience.

While B Lutaa and her colleagues who are running the site have been understanding and friendly, it’s also time to acknowledge their use of this title and move on to a new name that is specific to our blog.

We’re therefore turning to you, our readers, for advice on a new name for our blog.

Some of the aspects of a name for our blog we’re looking for:

  • easy
  • memorable
  • searchable
  • descriptive
  • “Mongolia” should probable be in the title
  • available domain name in case we want to move away from UBC’s blog hosting at some point in the future

Some of the ideas we’ve talked about:

  • Mongolia Analysis
  • Mongolia Analyses
  • Mongolia Watchers
  • Mongolia Review

If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment with your suggestion below.

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is a sociologist by training (PhD Princeton Univ) and a Mongolist by choice and passion since around 2005. He teaches in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He toots
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8 Responses to Seeking New Name for our Blog

  1. manduul says:

    Mongolia at a glance

  2. Ann Altman says:

    Eyes on Mongolia
    Today’s Mongolia
    Sainbanuu Mongolia
    The News from Mongolia
    Mongolia Here and Now

    Good luck, Ann

  3. Marissa says:

    How about “Mongolia Watch?” I think it more catchy than “Mongolia Watchers” and I like how it captures the more open/interdisciplinary/casual nature of the blog… “Analysis” sounds too poli sci/econ/serious in a certain way to me! Same with “Review.”


  4. Joe R. says:


  5. Narmandakh says:

    Dear Mogi,
    I appreciate that certain information that are false or foggy in your blog are clarified/corrected with (Mogi: ….) not just copy and paste.

    Mongolia Watchers – sounds catchy and memorable.


  6. William says:

    How about

    Mongolia Monitor (Monitoring Mongolia)
    Mongolia Forward
    Mongolian Matters


  7. Andrew Wilson says:

    Would a positive feel be appropriate? If so:
    Mongolia Rising

    It doesn’t suggest the blog won’t be critical, but simply reflects what is likely to be the case for the forseeable future: a country on its way up. There are a few instances of Mongolia Rising used as a title on the web (see a 2011 web post at but I think the domain name is free.

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