Saturday, October 9, 2010

what's in a name?

Lately, I've been re-thinking my online moniker. It's a fine name, but, it feels a bit limited. Seems a lot of folks go with an old nickname from childhood, or some derivation of it. I have a nickname, but I've never quite known how to spell it, hence the dismissal as a possible screen name.
But lately, I've been thinking about it, and it occurred to me, as it's pronounced something like Zoe, why not spell it in a similar manner?


Does that confuse?

When I was very young, one of my younger brothers couldn't say my name, and the closest he could come was something that sounded like "low-ee". (Which sounds sort of like a musical note, when you spell it out that way, though I'd never thought of it that way before.)

You can see how that might be hard to spell out, without having to explain to everyone how to pronounce it.

But, you know, it's my name. Or anyway, the pet name my family tends to use. Would it be weird to use that as my online name?

1 comment:

Marcy said...

I think it would be easier if it were spelled like Joey: Loey. Hmmm. That IS a tough one....