Life of a Blogger: Origin of Your Name

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat, where we talk about what we do when we're not reading.

This week's topic:
Origin of Your Name

My name isn't too exciting and the story of how I got it isn't exciting either. Originally, I was going to be named Sophie, which my nanna (my mum's grandmother) was so excited about that she told all of our relatives down South, but then there were a ton of girls in my part of town called Sophie being born so it was changed to Louise. That's pretty much it.

My middle name is Elisabeth, partly after my dad's mum Elsie who died before I was born, but mostly because my mum saw a lady on the news whose name was Elisabeth and she liked it. And people still spell it with a z.

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What's more interesting is that for years I hated my name and never used it online. At first I used the names of fictional characters (that's what anime kids did on Piczo) and then adopted other names. I didn't start using my real name properly online until two years ago (I was using the name Harker when I started this blog) because I was tired of trying to be someone else.

Obviously, there's nothing wrong with using a pen name online, but it just wasn't working out for me (I'm too indecisive).

What's the story behind your name? Link me up to your post!
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Louise is an English student who is currently hiding in a fort made out of DC books. When she's not doing responsible things, reading, or blogging, she can be found watching movies or TV, playing video games, slowly going deaf from listening to really loud music, or making bad jokes on Twitter. She loves Muppets, shoes, and plushies and is always on the lookout for the next best polish in the perfect shade of blue. She hopes to be a Gothic/vampire author in the future and bring her own brand of vampire to life (no, they don't sparkle).

1 comment :

  1. I like the origin story of your name! :D

    Mine is kinda interesting. My parents visited Italy where they saw the church of St. Chiara, so they decided to name me Chiara (said chee-ara). And then a few months later they learned that Chiara is actually said key-ara, but they were to attached to my version so it stayed. XD