Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday five on Saturday:What's in a name

REVHROD bring us this great Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals. I just didn't have time to do it on Friday, so I thought I would do it today. Its a good one, and I have missed doing them.

If you are a regular reader of Songbird's blog, you know that "The Princess" has requested a new name. Her older brother changed his "secret identity" a while back and now this lovely young lady is searching for a new name on her mother's blog. This got me to thinking. How do we come up with all of these names? There must be at least a few good stories out there.

In honor of the Princess I have posted a picture of one of my favorite members of fictional royalty, Robert Munch's "Paperback Princess." She is a brave young woman who doesn't need anyone else to fight her battles. And she knows that what is most important isn't tiaras and finery but what's on the inside. If you haven't read this little fairy tale, I highly recommend it. But I digress.

So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog? The first name of this blog came from the Vicar of Dibley and my love for that show. Iwas serving in a little town of Wadley and so named it Vicar of Wadley. (I must be an Anglican wannabe.) When I moved to Florence to serve St. John, I just couldn't the theme of Vicar of Dibley to fit so in my own uncreative way it was St. John's Rev Abi. For this move I asked for some ideas and thoughts from my blogging friends. They were ever so helpful and so I came up with the present name. Think about it, Abi Road, the Beatle Album. The long and winding road, one of the verses in a Beatle song. It kept going through my mind like an ear worm and stuck. My blogging name is so uncreative. It just is.
Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there? My blog has no secrets, no codes, no hidden identities, so no stories there. I wish I was more creative in my writing like so many of you all.
What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun? Oh my there are so many do I really have to choose. So many are so creative, so beautiful, so funny, so inviting.
What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course! Frankly as of late, I haven't been able to devote myself to any even my own. So sorry can't answer this one and so sorry to those I used to read faithfully.
Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why? Not a person, but a search engine, google brought me to reverend mommy when I was looking up something. And from there it grew. I have tried to introduce others to it as well.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks? Oh indeed I have met a many of them at the Festival of Homiletics, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, conferences. I wish I could meet you all. I hated missing Festival of Homiletics this year and The Big Event. Perhaps this next year it will be possible to be with you all again. Good bonus question.
Bonus question 2: I live with two princesses, and I will have to get this book for them. There is nothing like living with princesses unless you live with a Prince who thinks he is the King and that's another story.


RevHRod said...

The princesses definitely need the book! And I loved hearing about the naming of your blog.

lorna (see throughfaith) said...

love the Abi road :) I'm a beetles fan of course :)

teachergran said...

Another book your princesses might enjoy is "Cinder Edna" - about a neighbor of Cinderella's. I did a Cinderella study with my kindergarteners once (we found ~a dozen different Cinderella tales from around the world and compared them, looking for the "fairy godmother," "stepmother and stepsister" characters, etc.) as an antidote to the Disney version. Even your prince might enjoy the Robert Munsch "Paper Bag Princess" story!