Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Five: What's in a Name?

Bearded Eagle hangs up our mandella outside our lodge.
Much2Ponder and her husband, Little too Much.

RevHRod at Rev Gals shares this week's Friday Five about names, asking:

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog?

My husband (Bearded Eagle) and I like to play dress up. No, not what some of you are thinking. We like to do primitive camping/reenacting of the American fur trade era, which encompasses a period from the 1600s to the mid 1800s. It is called "rendezvousing" because that is what the gatherings of yankee mountain men, Indians, french voygauers, and company men were called. They were generally held in spring and fall and were for the purpose of turning in beaver pelts, but a lot of other things went on--as you can imagine when people who spend months in the wilderness get together with other human beings, some friend and some foe.

I am in the process of making links in the sidebar to different types of posts, but if you have time and the inclination here is a post from a few years ago about an amazing rendezvous on the shores of "Gitchee Gumee."

This collage of Trinity and her mommy and daddy are pictures from a rendezvous--all but one, which you will readily identiy. Unless Indian toddlers wore pink.

ANYWAY, my husband gave me my "camp" name because when I am happy I sing--also because absolutely everything that happens to me reminds me of a song--and because (bless his sweet heart) he thinks I am wise. So SingingOwl was born, and it was easy to just take that as my cyber name as well. The blog name, well, what else could it be? :-) Sometimes people tell me owls don't sing. I know. This one does.

Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there?

When my blog began I was fairly anonymous, but as circumstances changed so did the blog, so I don't use the code names much anymore. Except my own--not that anyone who wants to know who I am can't find out in short order.

What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?

I think some of the Rev Gal blogs have the most delightful titles. Just go to the side and read down the side bar. My absolute favorite blog titles? Pink Shoes in the Pulpit, and St. Casserole. That just about covers it all, doncha think? . :-)

What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals blog of course!

Dr. Platypus--my long-time cyber friend, theologian, preacher and writer.
In Case You Were Wondering--Much2Ponder's blog. She used to attend my church, always thinking, my dear friend.
The Scroll--the blog of Christians for Biblical Equality.

I'm in a rush, so not linking, but all have links in my sidebar.

Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why?

I belong to a cyber community that I have been part of for more than ten years. When some started blogging I started reading, and then decided it was a good thing for someone like me. Dr. Platypus didn't convice me, exactly, but he and others from the group were encouraging.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks?

The Festival of Homiletics! Sadly, there was little time for real conversation, but still fun to see people.


Jan said...

Your pictures are wonderful. So glad to hear how you got your name. It's a charming story.

Sally said...

what a wonderful post and I love the origin of your name!

Rachel said...

HI SingingOwl! Your grace and love amaze. Thank you.

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

SW, what brought that on (blush)?

DannyG said...

DannyG---that's obvious. (J), my wife, isn't into electronic anything, so I keep my references cryptic. I love the titles such as "Locusts and Honey" and "Mommy needs Coffee". The above mentioned Locusts and Honey is my favorite. I got into blogging because I was getting ready to teach an introductory version of "Companions in Christ" bible study, which features journaling, when I had an ah-ha moment. Blogging = journaling in the 21st century. Then, I figgured that I better do it in order to teach it.

Anonymous said...

Aw shucks! I'm proud to be listed in such fine company! :-)

Mavis said...

Really good to hear your story. Those Rendezvous sound great. I'm into vintage but not quite to the same extent or time period :-)

Unknown said...

Pink Shoes is a great, great title!

Anonymous said...

i like the story behind your name...keep singing!