How did you choose your blog name?


The charming Mr Morrissey

So, bloggers, how did you choose the name of your blog?  Did it take lots of planning – or did it just come to you in a flash?  Do you use it as a nom de plume – an alter ego, of sorts?  Does it reflect the life you lead in the real world?

‘This Charming Mum’ was one of those ‘flash’ moments – it came to me as I was tinkering with my earliest drafts of a bloggy nature.   I had no real idea what my blog was going to be about back then, nor what sort of lifespan it would have.  All I knew was that I wanted a space to practice and play with writing, and I wanted to set myself some reading and reviewing goals because my staple diet of Dr Seuss and Hairy Maclary was wearing thin (oooh, so thin….).   It would have been logical to choose something bookish as a blog name.  But pseudonyms are not always logical.  Being bookish is who I am, but not necessarily who I would wish to be if I had the opportunity to spin around in a phone box and come out in shiny red leotard.   If I was going to hide behind an online persona it had to be someone more dynamic than the real me.  Someone more interesting.  Someone far, far more charming.

It is also the case that my only burst of being properly clever was in about 1983.  The evidence for this is that I can remember song lyrics, birthdays, album covers and outfits from the mid to late ‘80s and yet may struggle to tell you my own children’s birthdates if you put me on the spot.   They say if you can remember the ‘60s, you weren’t really there – but the ‘80s must have been a time of exceptional clarity in my head!  So, it was back to the ‘80s I went for blog naming inspiration.

I’ll pass you over to Morrissey for a moment…

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Ah Morrissey. The love of my life (well, one of them) from the days when men were men … and being a man involved a whole lot of make up, bead necklaces and curious, floppy, flouncing about with bunches of  flowers.   There must have been some sort of iron deficiency rife in the UK around this period, too, since most of my great loves were extremely pale and had trouble standing upright for the 3 minutes it took to make a music video. But  I grew up in a town where the most androgynous thing a young man could do was tie his flanno shirt around his waist on a hot day, so it wasn’t entirely surprising that I longed for the bleak exoticism personified by a man whose theme song became ‘Heaven knows I’m miserable now’.

This Charming Man came out in 1983. It only went to number 25 on the British charts at the time, but it continues to be one of UK pop legends The Smiths’ best known anthems.  Wikipedia tells me (so it must be true) that the band wrote the lyrics in response to feeling alienated by the mainstream flamboyant gay scene in early ‘80s Britain.  “I would go out tonight, but I haven’t got a stitch to wear…”   The old-fashioned lyrics about a hillside courtship between two dapper gents recall some of the great periods of British literature – the Romantic poets, the Edwardian period dramas – simultaneously suggesting that homosexuality is nothing new, and that it was possibly more refined when it was less in your face.  Controversial? Maybe.  Morrissey wouldn’t care.   In fact that’s one  of the things I’ve always liked about him – he says what he thinks with complete disregard for anyone else’s opinion.  He may well think something entirely contrary the next time he cares to share, but he’ll be no less vehement.   I only wish I was that brave in my writing!

There’s a bit of a paradox there, really though.  You’d be hard pressed to describe Morrissey as ‘charming’ in the sense of being personable. Many would say ‘obnoxious’ or ‘arrogant’ are closer the mark. And yet he is enviably charismatic, articulate and creative.   That’s the sort of ‘charming’ I aspire to – and since arriving in Mummy land it seems to be slipping further and further away.   I thought there might come a day when I could slide confidently into social situations with just the right quip at the ready;  or know something substantial about wine, or coffee, or politics, or quinoa and have a spellbound audience hanging on my discussion of it.   I thought by the age of 40, I might be comfortable in my own skin and be a bit more generous, even gregarious, socially, rather than spending rather too much time worrying about saying or doing the wrong thing.   I’m pleasant enough in compnay, funny and friendly even when it suits me, but certainly not obviously, flower-swingingly charming! 

2334751Having said that, I’ve also started reading a new Marian Keyes book this week which sheds new light on the notion of ‘charming’.  You guessed it – This Charming Man.   I’m a recent convert to Keyes’ work, so this was one of those random in-a-bin-out-the-front-of-bookstore purchases – but timely, since I already had this topic in mind!   Just a few pages in, a group of friends is debriefing about the end of one of their relationships.

‘Never trusted him,’ Jem said. ‘He was too charming’.

‘Too charming?’ I said. ‘How can you say he was too charming? Charming is a wonderful thing. Like ice cream. No such thing as too much!’

‘There is,’ Jem said. ‘You can eat a litre of Chunky Monkey, then a litre of Cherry Garcia, then get sick.’ 

As much as I luuuurve B&R’s Chunky Monkey, I see his  point.   Charming can be a little sickly…untrustworthy…over the top.  Charming is Mr Willoughby, not Mr Darcy.  Charming is the ostentatious first guy, not the humble second guy who eventually wins the rom-com lady’s heart.  Charming is about blowing your own trumpet.  But, for a blogger, I think that might be OK.   Many of us so-called ‘mummy bloggers’ spend an awful lot of time leading unglamorous lives at the coal face of work/life balance and the whole big parenting shebang, which leaves precious little time for shouting about who we really are, what we really want or things we really think.

So, how did I name my blog? Well,  This Charming Mum combines my love of all things ‘80s, with my proud identity as a mother, and a goodly dose of irony, over-analysis, anglophillia and bookishness – which pretty much sums up the blog, as it turns out.

How about you?  What inspired you to name your blog? 


61 comments for “How did you choose your blog name?

  1. May 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I wanted to come up with a unique and catchy name, which, most bloggers want to do.Since it was going to be a beauty blog, what better place to be than at the vanity. And I wanted it to be girly, thus the pink. Well, then I didn’t want to take responsibility for anything that went wrong for the blog so I made it the property of Libby, my ragdoll cat. Ha ha! Plus, Libby looks all girly but has a rocker girl heart. That fits the blog too.

  2. May 9, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I saw a picture of Morrissey, so I just had to click and read more!!

    My “main” blog is new, and I’ve called it The (Mildly) Opinionated Manager, because I view it as a chance to start clarifying my own opinions and skills and expertise (mostly on a professional level as a manager, but also I think writing about things helps with my communication skills in general).

    On a much more personal note, I have a little blog which is small snippets of my family life. The idea is that when my girls are older they can have a read and see what went on, and what I thought of things. And how much I love them. It is called “I love your sister more” because I have 3 girls and at any one time it is pretty much given that one of them is in my bad books. I found a similar line in an opinion column last year, and just loved it. It’s mine now.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Oh I love your sister more is a fantastic title! I see a lot of bloggers chatting about whether it’s ‘fair’ on the kids to make their daily shenanigans public, but I think – as you’ve said – it can be a wonderful diary of events which you can all treasure down the track 🙂

  3. May 9, 2013 at 10:59 am

    First up, I have to say that Marian Keyes is my favourite author in that genre. This Charming Man was the first of hers I read (I discovered her late too), but I am steadily catching up and have read many of her books. My fiction writing is in the same genre.

    I think your blog name is great and it caught my eye the first time I saw it. Wish I had thought of it 😉

    Mummylovestowrite came about because when I started my blog, I didn’t really have a focus for my posts yet. I knew it wasn’t going to be a traditional ‘mummyblog’ and it would encompass other categories. Yet, I wanted it to be descriptive enough to show I was a Mum and that I was writing. I now have clear categories of parenting, mental health and writing and I write a post on each every week.

    Great topic and post.

    Michelle x

    • This Charming Mum
      May 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Michelle. Your title obviously suits what you’re aiming for with the blog – it’s personal but also gives you plenty of scope to write on any subject you choose. I also tend to respect bloggers for whom the writing process is a priority. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. Vanessa @
    May 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I’m so glad I popped by here a couple of days after you posted so I could not only get your story but a stack of other blogger’s stories!

    I got the Smiths reference the first time I came across your blog. Don’t hate me but I can’t stand the Smiths! Except for How Soon is Now their music drives me insane. I was on a date with a Northerner once, when I lived in London, and when I said I didn’t like The Smiths he looked at me with disgust, got up from his seat and walked out of the pub. Crikey. So odd.

    I’m always thinking about changing my blog name. I originally came up with The Babbling Bandit because I was about to have weight loss surgery to get a lapband and my blog was about that whole experience. The babbling bit was referring to my preference for writing longer posts. I got sick of talking about dieting and decided to move into the broader ‘personal blogger’ category. I was too scared to change my name and risk losing readers. My sub title – From Rock Bottom to Parenthood is my preferred name because it really does sum up my story. One day I might change and completely rebrand.

    Great post!


    • This Charming Mum
      May 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      lol! I won’t hate you … even if you do have terrible taste in music 😉 I reckon it’s really hard to find a name that suits your blog while it evolves – as most blogs do. The ideas you have at the start are often nothing like the direction your writing eventually takes off in. That was certainly the case for me! A subtitle is helpful for clarification, as you’ve said. Your name is really catchy too.

  5. May 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Mine was a very boring attempt to convey what I wanted to blog about. No-one had taken the name, so it was mine! 🙂

  6. Kim@FallingFaceFirst
    May 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love this discussion and your post! I’ve caught up on it all a bit late… luckily I’ve given myself an excuse for all of my inadequacies and failures with my blog name. However – i’m unlikely to ever be exalted as a champion of quality motherhood, or quality anything, for that matter. I love Marian Keyes – my favourite is ‘Is there Anyone out there?’ So sad, and touching. I often think she’s overlooked as a great quality writer and dismissed as chick lit, where this particular book really cemented her skill and depth for me. Your blog name is perfect Lara. Mine? I liked the ring – it kind of landed in my head fully formed. And I’d hardly read any blogs before I started, and it still sits fine with me even now. It’s realistic, after all! 🙂

    • This Charming Mum
      May 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      I agree about Marian Keyes being underestimated. I don’t think This Charming Man is her best work, mind you, but I thought Mystery of Mercy Close was amazing – very dark for supposed chick lit! Your blog name is awesome, although somewhere in my Freudian subconscious I did read it as ‘FFS’ the first few times I visited! That may just have been how I was feeling on the day!

  7. Jasmine
    May 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

    The name for my blog came about years before the blog. I was doing a meditation exercise as part of a women’s group I belonged to and we had to come up with a symbol to represent what was most important to us for the coming year. Mine represented a happy, healthy home; something I didn’t have at the time due to overwork and lack of domestic interest. It’s on my banner now, “all i want in life is a happy healthy home” and it’s true. I think it’s what we’re all chasing, regardless of what makes us happy. At times the name feels very ironic as i feel like I’m failing in all 3 areas, but I’m not a glamour mum, I’m just doing my best with what I’ve got 🙂

  8. May 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    What an excellent conversation! I love reading where blog names come from. Mine started because I wanted to start writing anonymously about great things in the area I live. It’s moved away from that a little, but the name has stuck. Rachel x

  9. May 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I struggled when trying to think up my blog’s name….because at the time I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about! It occurred to me that I would be blogging about a mish mash of stuff … so then decided to call the blog MinsMash. I think as my blog evolves and has a clearer purpose…I may change the name. I have thought up a couple of possibilities but will wait until I am 100% certain!

  10. May 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Ah, Morrisey! I had an ex boyfriend in uni who used to quote his lyrics. I’m sorry to say I never got “him” (Yes, both the boyfriend and Morrisey).
    But I was there with you in the 80’s and in awe over pale, skinny men that were always slunched over 🙂
    My blog name? Well, it’s just a bit of a pun on my name (obviously). But I’ve grown up with so many jokes about my name “Gracious Grace”, “Time for Grace to say Grace” “You’re amazing, Grace”
    Oh, haha bloody ha! So, I thought it was time for a bit of self-deprecation.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Grace is such a beautiful name though, but I get why you may have been over the gags at certain points of your life!

  11. Housegoeshome
    May 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    My last name is House – something that’s often been the bane of my existence, but comes in very handy for word play. So, when I stopped working and started blogging, HouseGoesHome seemed the logical name for my site.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      It’s a great blog name Alana – perfect for your situation. And House Goes Hollywood is just as catchy. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  12. May 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    My blog names was chosen by Hubby cause he started the blog, and then I took it over…basically its all about creating our “New Life” with living in our Motorhome!
    And it suits us because everything in our life has changed in the last two years 🙂

    • This Charming Mum
      May 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      I love the idea of describing the next stage of your life journey as a ‘new life’ – it suggests so much positive change 🙂

  13. Phil
    May 4, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I don’t have a “proper” blog (my website does an auto one) but I had to comment.

    I just couldn’t get the picture out of my head of you running into a phone box (where did you find one?) as an average mum. Then bursting out in your shiny red leotard, full of charming wit, with everyone hanging on your every word.

    Now I too must go and consult the mighty Google to fully understand the words you have written.


    • This Charming Mum
      May 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Lol Phil! I don’t set out to use any sort of obscure vocabulary. See, another thing that would change if I had that magic phone box – I’d write posts that people actually understood! Thanks for reading 🙂

  14. Janet @ Redland City Living
    May 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed reading all the stories behind the blog names here. I must confess I was inspired by Rachel at Redcliffe Style, but didn’t want to “steal her thunder” with the name (though I did tell her she should franchise it!). I played around on Google and Redland City Living it became because it’s all about life in my little corner of the world 🙂

    • This Charming Mum
      May 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Your title is perfect and – just like Rachel – it gives people a context for your writing.

  15. May 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Oh your story is so much more interesting than mine!

    The short version: My name is Francesca and my blog is where I write: hence, Francesca Writes Here.

    The long version: I, like you, wanted my blog space to be somewhere I could work on my writing skills and be creative. I, like you, had no idea of the direction the blog would take. I didn’t want my blog to be restricted to a particular theme; I wanted to be able to write about anything which took my fancy.

    I love hearing people’s blog-start stories. I think of it as the blog equivalent of a “how a couple met” story. Yours has a lot behind it. I’m adding this post to my May favourites 🙂

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      I love the simplicity of yours Francesa. Plus it sets you up as a ‘proper writer’ (which you are of course) whereas mine is a bit nebulous. I think the ‘How we met’ story comparison is so apt! This Charming Mum and I certainly have a very serious and meaningful relationship. 🙂

  16. May 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I love it! Such an apt title too.
    Mine is just that I have had lots of time to spend musing… and it’s usually over the mayhem and chaos of everyday life.
    Simple, direct and very very me… um us. 😉

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Your blog name is great too Carmen. I love the idea of ‘musings’ cos it gives you so much space to write about whatever takes your fancy. And I guess we can all relate to the mayhem!

  17. May 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    My hubby came up with mine. He just said “A life on venus, because men are from Mars and women are from Venus.” And that was that.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      That’s great Sam! It’s a very evocative blog name – and catchy too 🙂

  18. May 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Love your post! And love your question!
    For me, it was about being caught up in the robotics of life and running on auto-pilot all the time. My blog is about stopping and doing something for me. It’s not particularly unique but it’s taking me on a very interesting journey.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Robomum. To me, yours combines that notion of auto-pilot (which I can relate to!) with some kind of action hero! Great choice. Blogging is certainly a ‘journey’ – with many unexpected twists and turns!

  19. Me
    May 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    My blog name is definitely nothing as exciting or momentous as yours – it was to capture my weight loss and increased exercise journey which has now turned into a menopause and just trying to get through this period of my life journey !! Hopefully by the end of the year it will be back to being a weight loss and increased exercise journey.
    Have the best day !

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      The great thing about discussing your ‘journey’ is that you are free to change direction (in life as in writing) whenever you need or want to. Yours is very personal, which is lovely 🙂

  20. May 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Mumabulous because Mumalicious and Mumacino were taken. I couldn’t call it “the Michael Fassbender is ridiculously hawt blog”. Could I? But lets talk about you..
    One day several months ago now I was reading House Goes Home and saw a comment by “The Charming Mum”. The Smiths immediately sprang to mind and I had to check you out. If Mumabs and Charming Mum ever got together I sure the gladioli petals would be flying.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      House Goes Home has lead me to several of the blogs I still love. I reckon you could take a leaf out of her House Goes Hollywood book and set yourself up with a Fass related sub-blog! I’m very glad my blog alias caught your eye. My crumpet meme repertoire would be sadly lacking without the Mumabulous touch. If we ever get the chance for a night out together Brenda, I’ll be sure to bring the gladdies 🙂

  21. May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Kylie P sent me over via Twitter to share the story of Suger Coat It. I was looking for an upbeat blog name, something that would cover the all and everything nature of my loosely planned personal blog. I wanted something that shared my love of all things looking on the bright side. After a bazillion attempts in Blogger to get a name take I thought, what about Suger Coat It? That could work. And THEN joy of all joys it was available. How had no one thought of this! Clearly i was already a blogging genius. Clearly. Two weeks later a girlfriend wondered if I was aware that sugar was in fact spelt with an A. Whooops.

    But it’s stuck. Now it’s my thing. Some girlfriends have nicknamed me Suger. I AM Suger now. Funny how these things work out. Blogs names, pffft, piece of cake. Haha.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing your story Melissa! I think it’s cool now – it’s uniquely yours! And Suger makes for a cute nickname as well as a blog name 🙂

  22. May 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Love this post! What a fascinating look at how you came up with your blog name. I don’t remember exactly how I came up with my title Shambolic Living. I had been thinking of starting a blog for a long time and and toyed with various ideas for niche blogs, books, interviews, a blog about competitions, travel on the Mid North Coast. But in the end I was working with another mum and each of us would have arrive at work each morning bedraggled, stressed and with hilarious stories of the chaos of our lives. Shambolic Living really grew out of those conversations, having my colleague relate to what I was saying and with her own stories of mayhem made me decide to make it a personal blog, where I could incorporate everything I was interested in. I think the title was also a bit of a reaction to all the beautiful blogs I was reading at the time, where everything was gorgeous and together (I still like those blogs I just felt my life was very different to that which was being portrayed and there was no way I could compete on that level).

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      I’ve always loved the name of your blog Janine – it does sound exactly like some sort of parody of a glossy lifestyle magazine. It’s so very reflective of how a lot of us feel about our lives as busy parents too – making it all up as we go!

  23. May 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Well my story is a lot more boring! It’s a combination of my first and middle names (but with a deliberate mispelling in there). The good thing about it is it works as a username just about anywhere I choose to sign up – no one’s ever taken it before I’ve got there!

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks great Prue. It’s something unique and personal!

  24. May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

    “when men were men … and being a man involved a whole lot of make up, bead necklaces and curious, floppy, flouncing about with bunches of flowers.” – LOL! So so true. I too wish I could charm with witty zingers and conversation, but I fear that part of my brain died with babies 2 and 3. So sad. I love Marian Keyes and need a good (and easy) read if I am to achieve one of my New Year’s resolutions, so I think you’ve just solved my problem. As for my blog, “The Kids Are All Right” is just one of those lyrics/phrases that everyone knows, originally about teenagers, and I thought it would be a positive statement for a blog for parents of teens 🙂

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks Rachel 🙂 I really like the name of your blog because it reminds us all to calm down a bit about trying to get everything ‘right’. It’s also kind of empowering for the kids, too – since there’s so much negative press about teenagers sometimes. They’re ‘all right’ really!

  25. May 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    From the minute I decided to start a blog the name A Study in Contradictions popped in to my head. It’s something my Mum said to me once when I was a teenager and it sums me up perfectly as I am a mass of contradictions, and I make no apologies for it. I also like that it lets me write about one thing one day and something that is a complete contradiction the next day without having to add in a disclaimer, I just encourage people to remember the name of my blog!

    Great post, I love knowing how people come up with the name for their blog.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      It was obviously meant to be Kylie if it came to you so quickly! It’s a great name and, yes, it gives you a blank slate to share your thoughts on anything and everything. I think being a ‘mass of contradictions’ is a great thing. It shows you’re thinking, evolving, and open to new ideas.

  26. May 3, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I like playing with words and smart and interesting names for shops and businesses but they date quickly, they often mean more to the owner than the customer/reader etc. When I first started my blog I didn’t actual think anyone would read it, it was just a bit of fun and I wanted to learn how to do it, so I called it BabbleOn. But, it grew, and grew and I didn’t like the name anymore. I attended the first ever Aussie Mum Bloggers Conference and changed the name of my blog the next week – to my name – or as close as I could get it. It has made things so easy. All of my twitter handles/emails/blogs/fb etc are the same and people know who I am and how to find me. It isn’t as creative and cool, but it works for me.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Yes, it’s a risk using a quirky name I think, especially in business when you have to be really sure people know who you are and what you do. I can really see the merit in just having one name to use across all your handles. When I first started I was too scared to reveal very much about myself – including my name! I’m slowly building up courage!

  27. Rita
    May 3, 2013 at 9:36 am

    That was an interesting read. I like to know where blog names come from. I thought a lot about what my blog name could be. I like knitting and crafting but I also wanted to share my thoughts on different subjects. So I thought something with crafty… The Crafty Expat! The tagline came later on: a blog on crafts with a twist of philosophy on life.
    I like the changes you made over here!

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks Rita. Your blog name makes it really clear where you’re coming from – I love it. And thanks for the comment re changes. I was forced to revamp my blog due to technical problems! It’s still not how I would like it to look but I don’t have time for much tinkering. More changes to come!

  28. May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    My blog name – booksaremyfavouriteandbest – is a little play on the kids characters Charlie & Lola (I love their dialogue, even though I don’t review childrens books on the blog) but also the use of the hashtag on Twitter. In a round-about way I started blogging because of Twitter, so my blog name is a little nod to the hashtag, without the actual #.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      I just love Charlie and Lola and yours is a great blog name too!

  29. May 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Yours is a much more impressive story than mine! ‘You learn something new every day’ was something I had rolling around in my head for about six months before I actually bit the bullet and started blogging. I started my blog for me and my family, to capture the little lessons and stories that happen every day and that I didn’t want to forget. It seemed the perfect title! It’s a bit tricky now – trying to make sure every ‘lesson’ is ‘new’ isn’t as easy as it may sound!

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Yes Emily, you’ve set the bar high for yourself haven’t you! I don’t think anything sums up family life better though than that phrase. I learn something new every few minutes with my lot!

  30. May 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I had to google anglophillia! My blog name came from a joke my husband made at our wedding.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Your blog name is really catchy. That’s great if it has that personal connection for you too. Lol re anglophillia. I always joke that I’m an ‘anglophile’, when what I really mean is that I like Enid Blyton, Doctor Who and ’80s music – but that’s not as catchy 🙂

  31. May 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

    My story isn’t nearly as eloquent – I originally blogged under “purplecrazymum”, then painted my front door purple (and blogged about it) and purchased my domain name not long after that. It just made sense that I was writing the story of our lives, and we lived behind a purple door.

    • This Charming Mum
      May 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Your blog name is great too Cate. I think having a colour in your name is a great way to go cos it gives you so much to work with in your page design/logo etc. I also think yours suggests a nice sense of family unity – I picture you all cuddled up in the bunker!

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