Hello. I am trying to start a new blog with the simple name oheh.wordpress.com. As of right now, the name is available, but the WordPress prompt for step 2 of 3 (“Let’s give your site an address”) won’t allow me to choose it. The only free option it will allow me to click is something like oheh123456789.wordpress.com. Why? Is there a workaround for this? Is there something I’m missing? I’ve never had this problem selecting a name for a blog before.
It appears to be very difficult to set up a free blog with a one word title without WordPress.com attempting to add numbers to the end of it these days. If you don’t want to pay for a custom domain and an upgraded plan then you can only spend time trying variations of the site title you really wanted. You may be able to change the long string of numbers to just one or two digits or perhaps add the word “site” or “info” (as you are already using) but I’ve tried numerous combinations and three or four letter site addresses for free sites just don’t seem available now.