Sunday, 30 January 2011

say my name sunday

Has it been a week already? I guess so. Another week, another peek, into the minds of bloggers and how they came up with the names of the blogs that grace our computer screens ever so often these days. 

Chris, is an ever trendy, very talented photographer who lives in london. His blog, happenings of rainbowing, had me wondering from the start where he came up with the name. It's bursting with beautiful photography, from outfit posts to sushi and noodles, accompanied by free-flow writing style keeping his readers updated about his recent endeavors. Here's how he came up with his blog name:-

"Well before I met blogger, fashion, music or most of the things I love I would sit down on my computer and draw. Digital art. I was about 11-13. And when I was 8 I set up a small website called 'Da grid' it was me and my friends Idea (yes ok it's embarassing! but wait it gets worse) it was a little pokemon fan site. (Ok I'm not looking too cool right now) So I used to draw pokemon and blah blah on the site. Sooner or later I joined these little drawing communities where I met some brilliant people over the web and they have influenced and inspired me so much (of course everyone has moved on from drawing pokemon) some of them are in my 'Reading list' My username was not too cool, so I decided to make a new account and at this point I already had a little dragon character named 'Rainbowing', I'm still embarrassingly fond of him. Now I'm not into those world of warcraft dragon and mages things but for some reason I was drawing a dog in early sketches which accidentally looked like a dragon and I went from there. The little community came up with the name. So I ditched my old username and started using rainbowing. It has a nice ring to it don't you think? So when my swedish friend shared her blog with me through facebook I fell in love with the Idea. So I started it up and there was the name box staring at me. 
I really liked the name of this girl's blog 'Peace of Analeigh' it felt really complete. So I came up with something of my own similarly. But Happenings of Chris didn't sound right, so I took a little bit of who I was into it. And so 'Happenings of Rainbowing' came into the equation."

Bee, is a genuine, down to earth chick with a suiting blog called vivatramp. Her blog oozes   with musings, diary-esque photos, and captivating 'real-girl' writing style. She's also one of the nicest people in the blogosphere, and gladly e-mailed me explaining what her blog name means, and how it came about:-

"'Vivatramp' is the brainchild of my friends knack of creating nicknames and my ability to have an outgoing lifestyle on a budget. I've always been known as THAT girl at the party.You know...that one who's sinking vodkas faster than anyone else...that one that's requested a power ballad and is now singing it into an empty glass. I know, classy right?! I guess that's where 'viva' comes from (viva comes from the Spanish verb 'vivir' - to live). The 'tramp' part comes from the fact that I'm unemployed and skint. Charming. However, I don't actually agree with calling homeless people tramps so it's slightly contradictory of me. Scandal! I think the name 'Vivatramp' will stick me with for life and I hope my blog will too!"

Stephanie May updates her blog, velvet morning, with everything from music to fashion. There's a very clear balance between pictures and wholesome writing, and although i only recently discovered it, i'm hooked. In her own words, here's how she came up with the name for the home of her musings:-

"When I was thinking about starting a blog, like most people, I was having trouble thinking of a name. Each day it would be different and most of them were VERY cheesy although, who doesn't love a bit of cheesiness. Then one night I went to a friends party and they played "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra, which was also covered by Primal Scream and Kate Moss. It's quite possibly the oddest song I've ever heard. It consists of two parts that clash together but some how work which, is a lot like my blog. I cover art, music, fashion and other things that I come across in my life that I want to share with people. A few days later when I finally decided to take the plunge I decided to call my blog Velvet Morning. It also helps that I also have an unhealthy love of velvet." 

That's all for this week, i'm only doing three a week now, next week will include; Breadline-hypebeast; The cookie button and Stiletto Aholic. If you'd like to be featured, send a paragraph explaining what your blog name means, and how you came up with it to



  1. Aww thank you so much for letting me be a feature, what a great name for a post say my name sunday! Honoured to be up here! Was a pleasure letting you know the story =D Sending lots of hugs your way right now ='D

  2. Aw, I was hoping you were going to ask Bee, 'vivatramp' always intrigued me!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring me. I look forward to discovering those you feature in the future


  4. Love the reviews! :o)


  5. Thanks for featuring me sweet. Your words about me were far too kind. I had lots of fun writing it (:

  6. i'm looking forward to name ever haha. I love this series, it's so fun to read <3

  7. I really love this feature, it's so interesting to find out a little background about the blog itself and the blogger. You is a Voodle genius ;) x

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  8. This is a fantastic feature, great way on finding some fantastic blogging talent!

  9. I love the idea about having "an unhealthy love of velvet"!

    Nice insight - congrats on the Link Love!

  10. I've just come across your blog via Beautifully Invisible's Link Love with a Twist and I have to say - I love this post! I'm always curious about how people come up with their blog names. It was so much fun to read through the ones featured. So fun!

  11. Love this post! Always interesting to see where all the bloggers get their blog names :D Interesting!!



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