29 June 2012

Four Things Friday: the name game.

I am met with lots of confusion whenever people find out my photography venture is called "Anna Delores."  I get called "Anna" all the time which, honestly, doesn't bother me in the least, especially considering the choice I made for the name of my business.  Lots of people don't name their photography studios after themselves (Wildflowers Photography, Glass Jar Photography, Eye Poetry Photography, and so on...) but I suppose the confusion is because mine is actually a name.  Just not MY name.

So, if you haven't yet been to the "About" section of my blog, here's the story: the name "Anna Delores" comes from my maternal great-grandmother (Anna) and my paternal grandmother (Delores) in a salute to my heritage.  And it just sounds cool.  It sounds all vintage-y and that's what I was going for; heck, that vintage, antique vibe is generally what I go for with my photos themselves, especially the fine art ones, so it just made sense.

But enough about me.  I also love learning why other bloggers name their blogs or businesses after something unique -- the meaning isn't immediately obvious, and I dig that.

For "Four Things Friday," I wanted to share four of my favorite bloggers' explanations of their blog and/or business names!

Brambles and Honey (by Sadie Dear): "I want to soak up every day: the good and the bad. The brambles and the honey."

Brunch in April (by Alivia):  "Brunch is my most favorite meal. It is nonjudgmental; it allows for a productive morning or a restful doze.  Brunch makes room for everyone, no matter your preference.  Brunch is easily potlock-ified. And I love potlucks.  Not to mention mimosas, kids. Come on."

Roots and Feathers (by Laura): "I’ve always loved feathers, but after losing my grandfather at age 15, my family decided that he left us feathers when we needed him. Since then, I always find them when I most need them; they remind me of my parents."  I also remember a post (and now can't find it) where Laura wrote something about being so grateful to her mother for giving her "roots to stay grounded and feathers to fly."  She wrote it much more poetically than that, but you get the idea.  Laura, if you're reading this, please send a link to that post!  I want to read it again (and get the quote right!).

Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay (by Tammy): "We loved the house, but it was very clear that the entire house and backyard had been neglected for many years. Somehow we were lucky enough to find that a lemon tree and two avocado trees were still alive. They definitely needed some tender loving care and LOTS of water but they were still alive."  Read the rest here.

What is your blog or business named after? 



  1. Haha totally remember my first comment on your blog calling you Anna and you were so sweet about it! Aww reminiscing about our first encounter makes me smile because I feel like we've come a long way since then! And I love the idea that you have a story to your name, and it's meaningful! :)

  2. Mines a pretty boring tale I will be honest! Originally my blog was called a "life of twenty something' but with blogging more I saw that was rather a popular name so I just shorted it down into the initials which luckily spelled out LOTS. That suits me for now but I don't think it's as catching as it could be!

  3. Aw thanks for your sweet words and including me in your post! =)

  4. interesting - i think thats awesome that your photography business name is after your great grandmothers (i'm named after mine :)

  5. I love this! It's always interesting to read how blogs get their names, so thanks so much for sharing!



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