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The bestest blog name in the world?

I am finding that my procrastination streak is coming out at the moment, I am all set to start doing the creative project, I am feeling creative and I am feeling motivated (despite a small lapse in confidence that lasted for a week or so) and I am ready to go. All that is holding me up is a name. Such a small thing, yet so powerful, as someone who has been inclined to change their name by depoll I understand very well the power of a name, whether it is other people who judge you differently or you yourself, a different name can make for a different life. But do I really really need the bestest blog name in the world? No. It just needs to be good enough.

A short list of names I am considering:
  • intimate and subversive (intimateandsubversive[dot]net): 'intimate and subversive' is how Sadie Plant describes women’s relationship with technology, I really like the sound of it and I think it describes the relationship very well, and since this project is about that relationship I think it fits really well.
  • machine mother (machinemother[dot]net): this I like as well, it has a nice set of layered meanings (and as you know it is all about the layers for me :) ), giving birth to machines and being a machine, and it sounds kind of hard rock :P and suggests creative birth as well. On the cons side it does sound a little simplistic and pretentious.
  • these days are numbered (thesedaysarenumbered[dot]net): as suggested by whooz_queen I love it, it is poetic and it is a lovely reference to both the timed nature of the project and also life itself. Cons, it is a little ominous and it scares me a little in terms of being confronted by my own mortality.
  • fiftytwo (most variants are taken): 52 is a nice 'tell it like it is' name for a 52 week project. Cons, most variants of the name are taken so it makes both getting a domain harder and potential for misdirection greater. Also, it is maybe a little too generic.
  • fifty two ways (fifty2ways[dot]net): fifty two ways to represent one’s self as a cyberfeminist online. The more I say it the more I like it. Cons, may be mistaken for this, maybe a bit too generic still.

any thoughts, comments, preferences or suggestions of other names please comment.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 1st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
whooz_queen! :) Oh, Im glad that one is still grabbing you, its a really good one. Ooh, now I can see the website with a graphic of constantly revolving numbers floating up to the viewer, then dissipating.

I'll see if I can think of something else, whilst I toodle about today.
Aug. 1st, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
doh - fixeded. Yes, it really is lovely. Thanks.
Aug. 1st, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I'm liking the fifty two ways name. :)
Aug. 1st, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
I don't like the "fifty2ways" way of writing it - txt speak in URLs gives me a visceral "spammy" feeling.

Could you shorten thesedaysarenumbers - to something like numbereddays?
Aug. 1st, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
Machine mother!
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
I like machine mother.
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