Tuesday, February 12, 2013
What's In a Name?
Ever since I delved into the on-line world of blogging, thinking of a name for a blog of my very own was always in the back of my mind. This was before we had Master L and way before we even had broadband internet. Yes, I used to intently devour blogs (albeit very slowly when one has only dial-up internet!) while I was waiting for my university journal articles to print out. Blogs were a reprieve from the mundane and often repetitive assignments on animal epidemiology, physiology and chemistry to name just a few. I had to think of something memorable, easy to spell and kinda funky- one which wasn't taken.
At first I was really set on a particular blog name which just so happened to be some lyrics from a favourite song of mine at the time. I casually mentioned it to hubby, who, not really even knowing what a blog was, vetoed it immediately. "It's a bit conceited don't you think" he said quietly and carefully, waiting to gauge my reaction lest I jumped down his throat. After mulling it over, I had to agree with his point. I was only thinking of the name from the point of liking the song-and them being just lyrics- not that people would actually read into it that much. So back to the drawing board I went.
Fast forward a few years to just before Master L was born (so I actually had something to write about), I still had no blog name. We had moved house and adopted a mischievous dog from an animal rescue group and she came with the name Jemma. This quickly morphed into Jemima, and when she was in BIG trouble it became Jemima Longstocking (after my love of all things Pippi Longstocking & her white front leg markings looking like she is wearing stockings).
Kinda cool, kinda quirky, easy to remember, spell and not taken! Brilliant!
I'd love to hear how you came up with your blog name. Is it your children's names, your nickname, a family joke or just a combination of words you like?