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RevGals Friday 5: What's in a name?


RevHRod writes: 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.

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog? hipchickmamma was my very first blogger identity--i was inspired by my friend Wendy 's first book, Oh, Solo Mia! : The Hip Chick's Guide to Fun for One . since i wasn't solo but loved Wendy and her book--i "borrowed" the hipchick and added mamma as my personal touch. i couldn't come up with a clever title so i stuck to hipchickmamma, seminarymamma, and now revhipchick. my names are a sort of process of becoming, who knows who i'll be tomorrow?
2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there? just a few, i love reading everyone else's code names but i tend to forget them, and they typically aren't very cute or clever. my favorite code name is the cheeky chaplain who was my pastor but went off to Iraq after a few months of dealing with us! he's definately a cheeky/smart-ass pastor/chaplain whom i adore. he's in freaking iraq and continues to minister to me! he's amazing for sure! and just for fun and pure embarrassment--cheeky chaplain and his wife are both pastors and gorgeous beyond belief. if someone would put them on tv they'd make millions and turn the whole "tv ministry" on its head (for the better).

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun? there are so many! here are some of my favorite titles: another loose cannon, conjectoral navel gazing: jesus in lint form, quantum theology, and processing counselor . i could go on and on but i'd probably never finish!
4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course! growing where i'm planted, seeking authentic voice, mandy's musings (for more just check my sidebar!)

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
2 wonderful people really got me hooked: dan at A Payne Hollow Visit and my bestest friend, Lene (my nickname for her is Beauty Personified) at Counting Petals. i haven't a clue how i came to know the RevGals, i just don't remember, but thank you whoever led me here!
Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks? i've had the pleasure of meeting Dogblogger at the UMC General Conference this April. she's wonderful and it was great fun getting to meet her in person. i knew a few other revgals from seminary. i keep thinking that iris and i live close enough to have a mini-meet up one day. if anyone is ever in or visiting Kansas City or Omaha drop me an email--i'm smack dab in the middle and it's not a long drive!

Comments

Sally said…
great post, I love the way that your name has evolved with you...who knows what next....bishophipchick?
revhipchick said…
hardy-har-har!

how is it that i'm the butt of so many bishop jokes? i'm beginning to take offense! ;)
Wyldth1ng said…
I didn't need my reading glasses to read your post, that alone is awesome!
Jan said…
I like the way your name keeps growing into who you are becoming! Good links that someday I'll try to visit. Thanks.
Dan Trabue said…
Well, thanks for the link. One never knows how one might affect another, does one?

Now... if it turns out blogging is sinful, will I be held accountable and a millstone tied around my neck?
Iris said…
blogger meet up- yes! yes! Let's make that happen!
Thanks for the compliment. It seems like life is a f**king process where I am. I like your blog, too. And we need a few more hip chick pastors!

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