Chartreuse Ova

scrambled lamentations, psalms, parables and ramblings of a Christian mommy

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Friday Five: 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?
    It started with trying to find an email identity to join a couple of online birth related groups. I took my paternal grandmother's first name and my maternal step-grandfather's middle name and combined them to make my relatively common pseudonym for the account. That made my last name Green. A seemingly unrelated fact is that I am a big Dr. Seuss fan. I searched for green synonyms, did a Google search to make sure there were no unsavory connections to chartreuse. There is alcohol, but I think the monks offset that. Of course Ova equals eggs, a nice reference to fertility/birth or to honor Dr. Seuss.

  2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?
    The nicknames on my blog don't follow a single theme although I guess I could have come up with the Little Green Goddess for my daughter or the Eggless Wonder for my husband. My daughter is small for her age, just a tiny Little Sprout that we are watching grow. I asked her when she turned 7 if she wanted me to change it to something else. Her only suggestion was Pistachio (the green nut???) so for now she is still Little Sprout.

    I struggled with my hubby's identity and finally went for a default. DH usually means dear or darling (unless he's done something stupid or insensitive) husband when writing online. I added the U at the beginning to come up with UDH or Usually Darling Hubby...it sounds really funny if you say it outloud as a single word. Udddddhhhhh!

    And of course there is my "doggie boy". He's the only one I sometimes identify by his real name, Fenway.

  3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?
    This was such a difficult question there are so many. Awhile back I noted on the RGBP blog list Chartreuse Ova was listed alphabetically with Cheaper Than Chocolate, Cheesehead in Paradise, and Chelley's Teapot. Individually they may not be crazy, but together they do make me hungry.

  4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!
    Bitterroot and Bergamot, (if you only check out one link, this is the one to see!)
    Elemental Mom, and
    Vegan Lunch Box

  5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?
    I guess it was Kievas of Sharing A Journey. AKA UDH. Not everyone has figured that out yet...
Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?
Nope, not yet.

7 Comments:

OpenID hedwyg said...

Thanks for the great play! The story of how you came up with your name was a neat one. I love hearing everyone's stories.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I love your names! I've always wondered about Elastigirl! Thanks for the new blogs to visit.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Singing Owl said...

LOL at you. And we are gonna meet one o' these days. Right?

12:56 PM  
Blogger cheesehead said...

I think we should meet! I have a feeling we are not so far apart.

8:29 PM  
Blogger cheesehead said...

Would that be Hip Capital City??? The one with the mondo university?

11:18 PM  
Blogger Processing Counselor said...

This was a good topic. Lots of tips. I really like your name and now I understand and have thought about it.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Kievas said...

UDH will do just fine, thank you!

9:42 PM  

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