Saturday, May 29, 2010

What's In-A Name?

Sometime ago, I was making a comment at one of my favorite blogs that started out, "In the Ina Universe..." A smart friend there who goes by the nym doncjesuis, immediately saw the elegance of "Inaverse," and so inaverse was born.

Before I claimed the nym for myself, I googled to make sure no one else was already using it. No one was, so I started a blog with that name. I also made it my facebook address and later, my twitter name. A couple months later when I thought I might want to post music under that name, I tried to set up a myspace page, but it turns out, somebody had just barely beat me to it.

Today, when I googled "inaverse" again to get the myspace link, I see that somebody else has just started a wordpress blog, and they get as their address.

What is this urge I have to be the only inaverse in cyberspace?

How do you feel about your name(s), cyber or meat? Well, sure a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but that's not really the point.

I love youtube


Rainbow rose picture found here.


Dirk Gently said...

There may be an alternate inaverse, but there is only one you.

Marian said...

love that scene, pushing daisies. you are you, i am me.

i think about name uniqueness a lot, mine's unusual. i don't meet many marians. we inadvertently gave our son a popular name & i wonder how that will go for him.

xo inaverse!

ina said...

You are both so sweet to me. Thank you.