Monday, February 21, 2011

Mommy Mondays - What's in a Name?

I've been thinking lately about changing my name. My online name that is. Pretty much everywhere I am Mom2Michael. But that's not feeling right anymore.

I mean, I am of course still his adoring mom. But I'm also a step-mom, to the Teen. And I'm not sure the name is fair to him.  But mostly, I'm not sure it's fair to me.

Mom2Michael came about fairly soon after Little Boo was born. That was absolutely my only identity in those early months. And I was just so ecstatic to finally be a mom after trying for so many years. Plus, I was too exhausted to come up with anything creative and original.

Now I want to get a bit more of me back.  I don't think my personal "brand," if I have one, is as a mom to a particular little boy. I think most of my online life is not actually directly about my kids. It's about me and who I am.

I hope. I don't want to lose myself completely in this mommy gig. (That I love! Don't get me wrong.)

What do you think? What do I risk, if anything, by changing my handle? Am I fussing for nothing? What handle would suit me?

I did put together a little Twtpoll to see what all my clever friends think. Have a moment? I'd love for you to weigh in. Thanks!


  1. I don't have any great nickname ideas, but I totally have your back in you changing your name. I've known you shortly after our boys arrived and you are so much more than just a mom. Good friend, funny, hard worker, wine lover, neat freak. ;) I tried getting creative, but they all sounded goofy.

  2. LOL. Well, thanks for nothing then ;-)
    Vote in my twtpoll though and let me know what you think about my possibilities listed there.

  3. I think you should totally change your name if you are not loving Mom2Michael anymore. People will find you. Lots of people/companies do it all the time. I say go for it!


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