Friday, March 30, 2007

the name of the blog is called

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

How did you come up with the name for your blog? What other names did you consider? Are you sorry that you chose it? What name would you pick if you could change it now?

And if you don't have a blog, what would you name it if you decided to start one?

My main regret is that a certain percentage of the people clicking on a blog called Dead Baby Jokes are actually looking for dead baby jokes. Imagine that.

16 comments:

LeRoy Dissing said...

Yeah, I admit I had to do a double take when I clicked on your name and it came to this blog the first time. I thought, "Now what is this?" But after reading a your profile and a few posts, your meaning became apparent. I certainly wasn't looking for dead baby jokes when I clicked on your name but I am sure some do when they blog surf. Sad.

Patience said...

My friend came up with my blog name- which suits me perfectly as I'm sick and tired of waiting for anything good to happen....

I've often thought of other names I'd like to change to, but haven't had the balls to do it; maybe one of these days....

Sheila said...

That would be telling!

Sara said...

I like my blog title. It really captures its purpose for me, especially considering the source.

It's ripped off from a book by Fanny Kemble, a mid-19th century English actress, after her divorce from an abusive scum of a South Carolina Slaveholder. It's about her travels in Italy. It being the 19th century, in leaving her husband, she lost custody of her children. I've always loved that title, and since I began my blog while in Florida on "vacation," I thought it seemed apt. I don't know what I'll do when the year is over. I can't just "change" it, because I have a preservation obsession (as an historian...)

The book itself, by the way, isn't all that interesting.

I can't imagine why anyone would really be looking for dead baby jokes. What could they be?

Sara said...

Hmmm. Following your lead, I looked at my analytics page (which I haven't done for days).

Number 1 keywords people search and end up at MY page:
Niobe dead baby jokes blog

What's up with that?

Lori said...

I actually didn't think very hard about my Blog name- which is probably apparent. It just seemed to sum up my life, my thoughts, etc... I did intentionally put "Losses" first though, not because my losses trump my gains, but because "Gains and Losses" sounded like it might be the blog of an accountant. I have sometimes wondered if anyone has found my blog in the hopes of finding economics advice.

Aurelia said...

Well, my blog name comes from the Dr.Suess book, Horton Hears a Who, which was written as a tribute for the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the idea being that their deaths were unnecessary, and that the Allies thought the Japanese were not people worthy of saving.

Unfortunately some people have misused the phrase No matter how small, but I thought it fit for me because a bureaucrat I was lobbying kept referring to our lost children as "minutiae", and that really offended me.

I'm sorry your google searches have shown that...I've had some weird ones for sure.

jo(e) said...

I admit that when I put you on my blogroll, I put you as Niobe instead of using the name of your blog. I hate that those kind of jokes even exist.

I didn't give the name of my blog much thought. Jo(e) is a childhood nickname, and I like how it can apply to either gender.

OneTiredEma said...

Kind of the antithesis of "one hot mama" was what mine was supposed to bring to mind.

BasilBean said...

fOne of my nicknames (in addition to Basil, hence part of the root of my screen name as well as my e-mail address) is "little bean."

Mr. C started calling me that years ago. When we were first pregnant with William I realized that lots of women refer to their tiny zygote/embryo as a bean or a little bean. We never referred to William this way, though.

But when I was starting my blog I knew that it was going to be a place for me as well as a place to remember William and to hope for another child. So "the littlest bean" is about all of that, I suppose.

wannabe mom said...

i didn't expect to lose my twins at 6 mos after my miscarriage a year prior. so i thought, when the f**k would i ever become a mom??? but i had to keep it clean. hence.

sorry for the rant. ;)

Rosepetal said...

Mine comes from what I hope my son acheived. Maybe he only had to spend one more short cycle on the wheel of life before being able to get off it and attain moksha

Katie said...

The title of my blog comes from the Indigo Girls' song "Fare Thee Well," which describes my time with Piglet so well:

Fare thee well my bright star
I watched your taillights blaze into nothingness
But you were long gone before I ever got to you
Before you blazed past this address

And now I think of having loved and having lost
But never know what it feels like to never love
Who can say what's better when my heart's become the cost
A mere token of a brighter jewel sent from above

Fare thee well my bright star
The vanity of youth the color of your eyes
And maybe if I'd fanned the blazing fire of your day-to-day
Or if I'd been older I'd been wise

Too thick the heat of those long summer evenings
For a cool evening I began to yearn
But you could only feed upon the things which feed a fire
Waiting to see if I would burn

Fare thee well my bright star
It was a brief brilliant miracle dive
That which I looked up to and I clung to for dear life
Had to burn itself up just to make itself alive


And I caught you then in your moment of glory
Your last dramatic scene against a night sky stage
With a moment so clear that it's as if you're still before me
My once in a lifetime star of an age

So fare thee well my bright star
Last night the tongues of fire circled me around
And this strange season of pain will come to pass
When the healing hands of autumn cool me down

delphi said...

Mine is so boring - my life shattered and eight million is my favourite number to use in hyperbole. Boring, boring, boring.

The deadbabyjokes that I tell are only funny to me. And, in fact, I only tell my self. And I don't really laugh, more respond to the disgusting irony that I am faced with every day.

Monica said...

Well the name of my blog is "A Pregnancy after a Stillbirth" because that's what it is. We can't all be witty. Imagine if the telephone book tried to be witty. How would anyone find it? The secondary name is "second chance", because I feel like this pregnancy is a second chance to be a mother.

Smiling said...

I named mine after the scar left over from my surgery at 19 - one that removed most of my ovaries. After a rough day, I took a hot shower and I caught myself stroking the scar - thinking how odd it is that many moms have this smiling scar after the birth of their children, but mine is just a reminder of what isn't meant to be. I was definetely not smiling at that point. When I switched over to wordpress, I shifted to circlesbecomeme for a ton of reasons that I am still sorting out.