What’s In A Name?
If you come to think of it, names are so very important. When we are first introduce ourselves to another, they first see the physical package and then they learn our name, which in simple terms is a label. In blog land, the majority of people are only known by their signature, the name they give themselves when they comment on a blog, message board or on their own site. A select few will allow others to see what they look like in pictures that they post. But the majority, are these mysterious entities, with only a name, their label of who they are.
My on-line signature, Katiebabs has been around since 1998, at least in email form. When I graduated college, I needed a new email address and came up with the name you all know me by. Why Katiebabs? Well, outside of the on-line world, I am go by Kate, and decided, why not Katie because it does sound a bit more fun. The “Babs” part is because years ago, way back in the day, I would have a habit of rambling on and on to the point I would babble, and the person I would be talking to would end up with a dazed and confused look on their face. I sometimes still have that bad habit of babbling, even after all these years, so Katiebabs is the perfect name for me! Now you know why I have come up with my blog title: Babbling About Books and More. Because, if I am not talking about books, there are another multitude of topics I can discuss. I am so full of useless information, it is not even funny.
My actual name is Catherine Anne. Catherine means “pure” and Anne means “grace”. I am Catherine with a “C’, but Kate with a “K”. For some reason that really throws people off. And I get a big kick it of it. They can’t understand why I am not a Cate with a “C” because I am a Catherine with a “C”. If I were a Katherine with a “K”, then it would make perfect sense for me to be a Kate with a “K”. My full name, Catherine Anne, has quite the story behind it. I was named after two great aunts that were sisters, Katie and Anne. Also from that, my mother had a dream of becoming a published writer. She said that her pen name would have been Catherine Anne Edwards. Edwards was her mother’s maiden name; my grandmother Shirley Edwards.
My family is full of people with unlikely names. My mother’s name is Mary Paige, but she just goes by Paige. She in turn gets a big kick out of it when she is watching television and a character has the name of Paige. (And I really do think the only reason my mother watches TLC’s Trading Spaces is because of the host, Paige Davis) My sister has a very unique name because of the spelling: Meghann. Meghann is so very lucky because she was named after a literary character. When The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccullough came out in 1977, my mother was introduced to Meghann “Meggie” Cleary. And since I was already born, and it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to change my name, she decided if she gave birth to another daughter, she would name her Meghann. But at least I have a middle name of a literary character. Can you guess who? I am Anne with an“E”. And, Meghann has no middle name at all. *neener neener*
Last by not least, I can not leave out my father. He goes by Bob. Just Bob, which is short for Robert.
So, this Catherine with a “C”, but Kate with a “K” welcomes you to her new venture in the on-line world. What is in store, is still up in the air, but figuring it out, will be great fun!
Actually this coming week and the next few weeks to come, I have something fun really planned. Starting tomorrow I have some interviews to post. But the difference is these, is that the authors, who have been interviewed by me in the past, will interview me for a change. The question is, who are they and what will they ask? You will just have to stop by everyday to see!
I wish I could take credit for this awesome idea, but I can’t. Christine who has her own, blog called Happily Ever After came up with the idea.
And if anyone wants to join in on the fun, I can always interview you or visa-versa here because anything goes! The possibilities are endless!
Tomorrow the fun begins…