Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's In a Name?

My blog name was very hard to come up with. I mean, this is a big deal. I recognize that. This name is going to be at the top of every page; it's even in the address. It has to really be special.

I thought and thought about this until it made my, and my husband's, head hurt. I mean it's not like I'm just picking an outfit to wear to school. This is my blog name. This is the name I'll still be looking at in years to come. I mean it's close to being as important as our own child's name....not really, but you get the point.

I want a name that really says a lot. It is super hard to define yourself in a couple of words. I realize defining myself in a couple of words is a little too unrealistic, so I settled for something that just provided a little insight into Kristin: "Faking Adulthood".

How perfect! I mean this is how I feel 95% of the time. I've never felt like an actual grown-up; not even when I got married or found out I was pregnant. I mean, I'm intimidated by grown-ups. I've always said, "Kids are so much easier that adults." So thinking of myself as one just doesn't happen. But when people look at me, I think they see a grown-up, so I'm forced to do the only thing I can think of....fake it.

Now I'm by no means calling myself a fake. But I do still feel like a child, and when grown-up things come into my life for me to deal with, I feel as if I just fake it like I know what's going on. When in all truthfulness, I have no idea what I'm doing. So in this wonderful journey of life, you're invited to watch, and maybe laugh, as I do my best at "Faking Adulthood."

Oh, and just for fun, here are some of the names that were considered, some more seriously than others.
  • Freckleface Strawberry
  • Click, Clack, Moo
  • Redheaded and Loving It
  • Finding Security in My Insecurities
  • Kbama Baby Mama


  1. I wish you would've given a little more serious consideration to that last one.... ;).
    P.S. Lots of times, I feel the same way you do!

  2. I agree, the last one was cute... but I like what you chose! I was sympathizing while reading your tweets about coming up with a name... Glad you decided on one!

  3. welcome to the blog world! :)

  4. I love the name! Good choice. Althoug I like Freckleface Strawberry - it reminds me of what the Blevins kids wanted to name their new baby sister: "Strawberry Fishgill". They were quite determined that should be her name. Lucky her, she got Tori instead.

    I'm so glad you're joining us in this blogging world - I've always thought you'd be a great blogger from your tweets - if you're a good tweeter, you're a good blogger!

    Hope you enjoy it!