Name This Blog

by Marinka on July 6, 2008

You would think that someone who wants to blog would have thought of a snazzy blog name a long time ago, preferably before starting the blog. Sort of like parents have names picked out for their kid in advance. That certainly would have been convenient for me and I wouldn’t have had to resort to calling it NYC Mom and More or whatever the hell it’s called now.

My friend John, who asked to be referred to in this blog as “Colin Farrell’s Twin”, prides himself on coming up with clever names and titles (as a matter of fact, my moniker Marinka is his nickname for me), and whose dream job is to work for a pharmaceutical company as a sampler, I mean, coming up with names for new medicine, has nothing. All of his suggestions were “Motherhood Corner” this and “Marinka’s Korner” that.

I refuse to have “Corner” as part of the name because to me that implies cross-stitching and domesticity and I have enough problems in my life without outright lying in a blog.

So I’m asking you to help. Submit a proposed name for my blog. Something that is witty and fun and somewhat descriptive and not already in use. No obscenities (I’m disappointed too).

The winner will get a prize. (See next week’s post “Help me pick a prize for the winner of “Name this Blog Contest”). I’m pretty sure that the prize will have no monetary value and will probably be mildly offensive to some, so don’t count on it for your retirement.

I’ll pick a winner next Saturday, July 12th! And if you win, I have the right to use the blog title and claim it as my own and if you say that it was your idea, I’ll totally deny it.

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sofie July 6, 2008 at 6:58 am

While I’m a fan of the obscure blog title–“Pokemonstrosity” and “Topless on the Black Sea” come to mind–perhaps you shouldn’t hide your light under a bushel. You know, something like “Mama Marinka’s Snazzy New York Blog.”

Or, you could name it after one of these word verification things I have to type below. I think “lkznzzj” is a lovely name for a blog.

Yeah, I’m not standing in line for my prize. But I’m on a mission now, so I’ll get back to you with my next twenty suggestions. Each more horrendous than the last–and that’s a promise!


Marinka July 6, 2008 at 7:46 am

Well, the good news, sofie, is that so far at least, your competition is pretty slim!

LOL @ Topless at the Black Sea. I’m trying not to be alarmed that there were half a dozen visitors to this blog whose Google search terms had been “My daughter topless”. Boy, were they disappointed!


Jonathan July 7, 2008 at 1:21 am

It’s not to late for Mother Blogger – I love that one!


Kristine July 7, 2008 at 10:59 am

I suck at naming things, see first cat temporarily named “Buffy” until I thought of something better. 17 years later, she is still Buffy.



Marinka July 7, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Jonathan, sadly, MotherBlogger is taken, but Blogspot did automatically suggest “MarinkaMotherBlogger” which I thought was a little much.

Kristine, I think “Buffy the Blog” has a certain ring to it!


Jonathan July 8, 2008 at 1:07 am

How about Effing Blogger?


Wendy July 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Maravelous Blog!

Mara’s Rinky Dinky Blog!

More Than a Mom!

A Blog That Only a Mother Could Love!

A Blog That My Mother Wouldn’t Love!

The Mother of All Blogs!

Mother Effing Blogger! (With apologies to Jonathan!)


wfbdoglover July 9, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Personally, I got excited when I read MOTHERHOOD IN NYC. I like it just the way it is!


Marinka July 9, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Hey, Jonathan and Wendy–those are some ideas you got there!

Thanks, WFB! It’s starting to grow on me, too!


wfbdoglover July 29, 2008 at 9:01 am

so what did you decide?


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