Thursday, March 26, 2009

What's in a Name?

A lot.

I've been thinking about the name of this little blog for a while now.

'A while' meaning since about day two of starting it. I'll admit, I started this blog on a bit of a whim and dang it all, I've been pulled in to discover that it is the sanity in my insane life. Had I known what it would give me, I would have started it a long time ago. But since I used to need the Husband to turn the computer on for me, operating a blog was not on my list of obtainable goals.

I credit my amazing skills of collecting trial by trial date on a Pocket PC at work, without ever losing 2 years worth of data, as giving me the strength to dive into the world of blogging. That, and my sister had a blog and I was jealous.

Yesterday, I found out someone (who seems like a very nice person and who has a very lovely blog) has the exact same blog name as mine, except that she is "Mahoney's Musings".

I've been researching blog names for a while now and I've come to the conclusion that all the good names are taken. Even if I figured out a new name, I have no idea what I'd have to do to change my blog's name. Start a new one?

What?

I mean....I have to think about all my loyal readers.

I'm talking to both of you.

Pay attention.

Names are important. Mahoney is part of who I am. I can make people laugh just by handing them my credit card.

"MAHONEY!!!"


"MAHONEY!! Like Police Academy! Hahaha."

The Princess had a friend come over one day and the friend told me out of the blue, "My dad thinks your last name is funny."

I didn't get the feeling it was a compliment.

So, perhaps the name will have to stay. "Mahoney" apparently makes people laugh, albeit it in a Police Academy kind of way. And "Musings"? Oh how I now loathe that word. We bloggers have turned that wonderful word into a commonplace name.

I've thought about the name "Melete" (pronounced MEH-le-TEE) after the goddess of meditation. But really. I think it might be too deep. And I'd be called Meleeet.

Mahoney Melete.

Melete Mahoney?

Just Melete?

Meletee?

Mahoney Musings it is.

For now.

Besides, yesterday someone googled 'Armageddon Blog' and found mine. And they stayed and read two pages of my life.

Perhaps I made their day a little bit brighter. Or a little less Armageddonish.

Because I AM a musing Mahoney.

Ha! Amusing.

AMUSING!

That's it!!

3 comments:

Gina said...

Ooohh. I like A Musing Mahoney. :)

Bridget said...

I do to! :)

colleen4 said...

I like that too. A Musing Mahoney....then when it's all in one line it can read 'amusing' as well.

I have no idea how to go about changing the name, though. And some days I'd like to choose a name that is more anonymous.