04 November 2008

What's In A Name?

Oh, the name :) I thought I had explained the name on my blog before, but I just looked and it seems I hadn't... just posted the logo. I get asked that all the time and wish I had a fun story, but I don't. It was quite the process going over all sorts of possible words and phrases. Somewhere, probably still in moving boxes from over a year ago, there are scratch papers with ideas written then scribbled out. My actual name is already taken by an comedic actress and a girl involved in a murder (two different people, not a murdering actress), so using my name plus 'photography' was out. Besides, our last name gets butchered all the time as Hudson, Hodgkins, Hobson and Hubson so I didn't want to worry about spelling over and over (see my side bar on baby names to get my drift). Two worded phrases that I thought might work were already being used (Hocus Focus anyone?), so I had to go with three and do a search to make sure the three don't come up in an existing business. I have a beef about mispelling on purpose too: Kim's Kreations, Krazy Kar Korner (isn't that an actual business name in Utah somewhere?), Foto To Go, Sooper Sweaty (you catch what I'm throwing here, don'tcha?) Although I don't believe in being lucky (like Harpo, "I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity"), I like the word a lot. When I see it written or hear someone say it I get happy inside - it's a happy word. I love the color red, not so much to wear but to look at and decorate with (considered using "rosso" instead of red but figured I'm not Italian, nor do I speak Italian, so that went out the window). My very first eBay purchase years ago was a 41' wooden rooster from Africa (I had a thing for roosters but it's not like I want a bunch of rooster stuff all over my house), but I'm a girl so I adapted to use hen (chick didn't flow) instead of rooster. Since the name story is so boring, maybe you could come up with a better one? When someone asks me, "How did you come up with your name?" I could have something much clever to say! Add it to the comments and we'll vote to see which one is the best. Come on, let's play...

9 comments:

compulsive writer said...

You know me, I like Lucky.

Lucky Red Hen said...

Ooh, and I like me some CW ;)

Sofie said...

I'm not good at stories but I've always thought how cool the name was and the logo even more so! Hope you're doing ok!

Lucky Red Hen said...

Sofie, my long-lost friend from across the sea! Thanks for the compliment :)

Amy said...

You are something else! Did you see how I spelled my baby's name? Kaleb....not Caleb. For the record my husband liked it and it is common here :) I would like to dedicate my new child to you for all of your help and coaching. Job well done!

Lucky Red Hen said...

Hey Amy, I'm all for names that parents are in love with. If you want to spell it with a K then you go girl! As long as you've considered all the options, you go girl! It's like I'm his godmother anyway, so I'll love little Kaleb, spelling and all!

Bruni Bunch said...

How about... Your first real photo was of a red hen and you became an instant star at taking photos so you decided to dedicated the busines to the Red Hen for your sucesss, which some would say was just good luck, hence, Lucky Red Hen. Now I know that was not the greatest story , but I still win cuz nobody else entered the contest!;D

Lucky Red Hen said...

I believe Bruni is the WINNER! :)

cazmom said...

I love your sidebar of weirdo names. You forgot Caslon. Weirdo! She'll have to spell her name for everyone for the rest of her life.