Thursday, October 1, 2009

What is in a name?

Lately I have had a few people ask why I named my blog 'The Red Deer', and I think that is a fair enough question since it doesn't seem to have much to do with anything that I write about.

It all stems from our family name McCarthy. The coat of arms for McCarthy features a red stag with yellow antlers. From that I came up with Clive - The Red Deer while doodling one day and then The Red Deer blog was born.

So there you go. Wasn't that interesting?

On a similar note - how did you come up with the name for your blog?

13 comments:

Paris Pastry said...

The 2 biggest loves in my life.

Becky said...

I like that you took this serious coat of arms and made it into alil cute cartoon deer!! I think it's interesting ps!

:) here is my reason:
http://strumpetscrumpets.blogspot.com/2009/04/crumpets-strumpets.html

boots said...

he is cute and i am boot.
cute( because i think hes so cute and all)
boot (because he like my boot-ay)

ps. my word verification below is BIKETISM. so cool.

Miss Dot said...

I love polka dots! Well, pin-ups, too, so pin-uppy pola-dotty things are right up my alley :) I was working on coming up with the name for my blog (and possibly future store) when the general manager of my apartment complex offered up "Miss Dottie" as a possibility seeing as he always saw me in polka dots. We played around with the idea for a while and settled on Miss Dot :)

mum/toddler/babe said...

Thanks Alicia!!

My blog name probably doesn't need explanation! It's the story of my life everyday....

itsandbits said...

me and my boy have this thing about calling each other baby and our nicknames derive from small baby to tiny baby to tiny to itsy bitsy to biss. now it's just b., and thats where i got the idea for its and bits for my blog.

Laura said...

cause i have a tattoo of a rainbow on my arse, hehe :D

Psych Babbler said...

Oh interesting story! Mine's because I'm a coffee addict and once upon a time would have about 5-6 cups a day. And when I catch up with friends, I love to do so 'over cups of coffee' :)

Chantel said...

Oh I had always wanted to know that too. Thanks for telling us.

I wanted to start a blog and couldn't really think of a name for awhile - then I thought about what I wanted more of in my life and I wanted more creative stuff! I love making stuff, could be anything. Also this magazine I got when I was in high school was called 'creative hands' and it was one of those series that you got from the newsagent each week for some rip off price and I begged my mum for it. I have folders of it at home - I must dig them out when I'm there next :)

Tina Tarnoff said...

I think that was a great story! I came up with my name, Thought Patterns, because my mind works in wierd ways sometimes :). It goes in unexpected or mostly predictable, sometimes exciting, sometimes boring patterns. :D Well, it seems like this was no story at all.

Rhianne said...

I love Clive, what a great story.

Elissa said...

I have always wondered that! What a great story.

As for my blog, my motto was always (and still is) "Dare to Achieve" so I wanted something along those lines. I put my name in the title because I thought I was the only one who would be reading it and it was a place where I could track my dreams. Hence "Elissa is Achieving Her Dreams".

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

My blog title (I still can't tell which ones are weeds) came from the title of one of my prints a few years ago. It seemed to fit my blog well, since I was gardening a lot at the time. It still seems to fit even though I now mostly talk about printing - maybe because I'm still learning how to navigate through life and troubleshooting like crazy!