A Blog By Any Other Name, Would It Smell As Sweet?

I hate the name of my blog. I hate the way it feels when I say it. I am embarrassed. It doesn’t even make sense. I get asked all the time if I have 2 babies or an obsession with lemons. And then I have to explain that it’s a Simpson’s reference and invariably the answer is , oh I don’t watch tv. Then I feel like even more of a jackass.

Not only that, but it is a Simpson’s reference that barely makes sense in the context of the blog. I guess if people assumed I called it that on a whim after seeing the second line on a stick, it would make sense. But no. I started this old blog when Spencer was a month old.

But what to do? How much do I really have wrapped up in being Baby Baby Lemon? A few thousand page views a month? I don’t have ads, I don’t really have recognition. I do on twitter, but that name change is much easier. What to do?

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10 Responses to “A Blog By Any Other Name, Would It Smell As Sweet?”

  1. Suzanne says:

    I think people change the name of their blogs all the time, and if you want to you should go for it. But I think you only get to do it ONCE so you better pick something you really like. Just change everything all at once, make a couple big announcements and figure out how to transfer your feed over and redirect traffic for a few months.

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    Amy Reply:

    But then I have to decide what to change it to and that starts a whole different obsessive spiral.

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  2. TMae says:

    Change it. But be SURE you let Suzanne know. :-)

    And as for the obsessive spiral of re-naming: that’s okay. You have all kinds of time. There’s no deadline for when you would HAVE to pick something. You can just kick stuff around until you land on something you love. And then sit on the idea for a few weeks and decide if it’s right. Like a tattoo.

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    Amy Reply:

    Wise words, my friend. Wise words. However, I am an impulsive tattooer. Ask Suzanne about my white trash badge of honor…

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  3. yeah – even major brands change their names every once in a while – just make sure we all know so we can find you

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  4. Anna says:

    I struggled with what to name our blog for awhile; it actually started as more of a place to document just our family and then evolved.

    Some days, I think it’s a bad thing that our blog features our last name. In the end, anonymity on the Internet isn’t really easy to achieve if you post small details here and there.

    I feel like in the end Lawrence Girls is easy for people that know me to “get” and even those that don’t it seems to be a name that sticks. I see it turn up in Google search results that people have used to find posts.

    I say change the name if you want and maybe keep the same color scheme so things don’t look totally different? :)

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  5. Brigid Keely says:

    While I think “baby baby lemon” would make more sense if you had started this blog while pregnant, or you dealt with infertility or something, I think it’s a perfectly cromulent name as is. That being said, if you want to change it, change it. You can set up a redirect on this domain to point at whatever you wind up using.

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    Brigid Keely Reply:

    PS I totally love your tagline.

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    Amy Reply:

    The tagline was a joke one I sent to Suzanne when she was helping my try and come up with a new one. And then I liked it.

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  6. i am so with you. i had a blog name i loved – big city mom, but then i moved to the suburbs and tired of friends/family making fun of the blog name. so i decided to switch, and nothing i wanted was available, and sick of the whole project just picked the first url that was free. which is sorta hate.

    that said, i am way too lazy to change again. if finslippy and dooce can live with their names, i can live with mine.

    ditto for babybabylemon, which to be honest, i totally dig.

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