It is interesting and challenging to pick a new domain name. At some point, it can get frustrating since everything you try to pick is already registered. Here is some advice, use a tool. You would not want to search the Internet by going to every building that is connected to the Internet and looking on each individual hard drive. We use a tool. Search engines.
Picking a domain name also has it’s tools. My first step was to find a source of words. I wanted short, common words. I found this resource of the top 100 words in the English language: http://www.askoxford.com/worldofwords/wordfrom/revisedcoed11/?view=uk
This gave me a source of data. I captured the table from the webpage using Broadlook Eclipse (I don’t cut & paste) and exported a list to Excel. Next, I visited a few of my favorite sites. Nameboy.com and Bustaname.com. With bustaname.com you put words into groups, and then bustaname creates permutations of available web domains. Using this method I picked up whichwhen.com for $7. Nice domain. 2 syllables, includes 2 of the top 100 words in the English language, and it rhymes.
Here is an example of what Bustaname.com looks like. In this example, you can see a small sub section of available domains based on top 100 words in English.
In my first hour of searching, manually, I tried over 50 domains, and none that I liked were available. In the next hour I had my pick of about 5 domains I really liked.
Moral of the story: Whether you are picking a domain name or doing Internet Research, don’t be stupid, use a tool.