What's in a name?

September 26, 2011

When I started writing my blog back in January I struggled to come up with a name for it. I didn't want something too simple like 'Michelle's Blog' (besides – this was taken), and wanted something that subtly indicated what my blog would be about. I read quite a few blogs and they all have great names that reference what they're about, and are usually something a little catchy and easy to remember like StyleNorth, The Art of Doing Stuff and Bye bye, Brooklyn
Hello, My name is sticker

After much trial and error I came up with Sweetsuite10, and here’s why:
  • I live in a condo, which could also be referred to as an apartment or suite.
  • I wanted a descriptive word in the name, and I love the way alliteration looks and sounds. Given I was working on my blog name late at night when I should have probably been sleeping some of the‘s’ adjectives on my list were stupendous and snazzy – luckily sanity returned and I decided on sweet. I also enjoy that both words sound the same but mean different things and are spelled differently (Yes, I’m aware I’m a bit of a nerd).
  • I would have left it at Sweetsuite, but someone else on the internet had already claimed it (Boo!), so I tacked on the number 10 to represent my unit number.
So, that’s the name I picked, and it’s great, but I’ve recently started having second thoughts as to the wisdom of my name choice. While the name sweetsuite10 is a good fit now, what happens in the future? What if down the road I move and no longer live in an apartment? Or my unit number is no longer 10?  If, for example, I was to move into a house that was number 59, would you think Sweetsuite10 was still a good fit for a blog where I’m basically write about my efforts to decorate it? (Before anyone freaks – no, I don’t have any plans to move in the near future – I’m thinking about down the road – like any good Girl Scout I’d like to be prepared).

Anyways, I though I’d put the question out there and see what everyone thinks – should I plan on keeping the name even if in future it no longer references where I’m living and decorating? Or, should I start moving towards a name change? If I do decide to change my blog name what should it be? I’m open to suggestions as given the difficulties I had coming up with my current name, any attempt to come up with another is bound to be even more arduous. So, please leave me a comment or send me an email at sweetsuite10(at)gmail(dot)com to let me know what you think – any input would be appreciated!

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  1. I, too, struggled to come up with a catchy name for my site. My sisters gave me the name cinderelliesister - it's an old childhood memory that I have to explain (and I do on my site). It has nothing to do with Disney.
    Just wanted to say that your blog name is why I clicked on your site. I think it's sweet and, although I live in a house with lots of land surrounding it, I plan on checking back after I get back from Quebec!
    good luck to you.


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