What’s in a name? I need your help.

Ok– I need your help.  You’re still a small group, so the request is all the bigger.  I want to rename this blog from Laurawrites1.  That name relates only to the user name I picked for some extremely practical/logistical reasons having nothing to do with good literature, an identity I wanted for the blog or anything else. 

Now that I’m moving into month 2 (that’s right– today) I think I have to find the right name and change this, send all of you the new name, and then stick with it.

I have thought of things like, Urban Mama; Mama Writes; One Jewish Mom; Writing from the Heart; — they all miss the mark.  I love the name of Susan’s blog–http://readingwritingliving.wordpress.com/  — and that expresses a lot of things about what I am doing and where I want to go, but it’s taken. And it isn’t mine. Which are two separate issues.  Funny is good, but too clever is bad; wears out too soon for me.  Plain is good, but not necessarily.  Snarky is out.  Anyway, I’m stumped.  Ideas?  Send them, via comment or email. 

Once I figure it out, I’ll let you know.  I remind you now (well tell most of you for the first time) of the words of my niece/ god-daughter/ good friend, soon to be 16, who took her middle name as her first name and moved her first to her middle name at age 5.  Her father sent a memorable email in her words, explaining the change.  She said in closing (I always imagined it was aimed mainly at adults and all our rigidities), “I know it will be hard to get used to.  You’ll get used to it.”  And I did.

2 responses to “What’s in a name? I need your help.

  1. Hi Laura, I took your request seriously and decided to go back to what you wrote in your first blog, because to come up with a name that would fit YOU, it seemed important to hear what you thought you were going to do. Two phrases leaped out at me and I put them together. How about:
    I really like it. Might use it myself sometime if you don’t.
    Love, Evi

  2. Evi, It means a lot to me (that’s really understatement) that you are in my life and especially special to have you read and comment. I think your suggestion is right-on for where I am heading– though maybe not quite the words/language I would use…but I think your words are guiding me in the right direction. This next post is for everyone but is in particular in the spirit of conversation with you.

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