Friday, March 16, 2007

The Name Game

Now that I'm a wanna-be blogger, I had to come up with a blog title. This simple task prevented me from starting a blog months ago. I could not think of anything that had meaning or was original.

I thought about nicknames. I didn't have any catchy/unique nicknames growing up. Most of my nicknames referred to eyeglasses, braces or being clumsy...none of which I wanted as a blog title.

I thought about interests and education. Mathie Mom? Nah...I have not used any of the math I studied in university since the day of my last exam. All those memorized formulas and proofs have long been replaced by much more useful information and...it sounded geeky.

I thought about my current family. Mom of One? Nah...we are trying to expand our family, Mom of One would not be a good confession.

I thought of a saying...'Life is an adventure, so enjoy the journey'. The road of life has it's ups and downs, twists and turns...and I want to enjoy it. I don't want to be so focused on the unexpected turns, that I miss out on the scenery. Yeah! I had a blog title...Sharon's Journey. But still, I wasn't completely happy with it. It had meaning, but I didn't think it was unique enough.

It wasn't until a couple of days ago that it hit me...Cheri, Mon Cheri...I am not French, but for the first 8 years of my life, I was called Cheri, which means 'Love' or 'Darling'. Cheri was a derivation of my real name, but it was more than just a nickname. My family, friends and teachers called me Cheri. Even my report card came home with Cheri on it. How did I become Sharon? In grade 4, I decided I wanted to be called by my real name. I don't remember exactly why, I think I thought my real name sounded more mature. Today, there are still occasional times when someone will call me Cheri. When that happens, it makes me smile...because to some people, I will always be Cheri.

4 comments:

Shash said...

I like your new name!!!

Ruth said...

I love the new name and the reason why you chose it...

Amanda said...

Interesting name, had to do more reading to figure out who you were.
Welcome to cyberspace!

Leslie said...

I found you by way of Ruth at Mom's Musings. Welcome to the blogosphere! You picked a great name for your corner of cyberspace.