Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What's in a name?

It's time to clear something up. Something I've noticed for a long time, but just never cared to do anything about until now. Ever since I began to use the internet back in... oh.... '93, I've used the name ErLeCa as my internet identity. It's the first two letters of my first, middle and last name. Not very clever or interesting, but it worked for me. Ever since I started blogging, I've noticed this must be somewhat confusing. Countless times I've been refered to as 'Erica' instead of Erin because just glancing at my internet name gives the impression that Erica's my name. So I've decided to change my blogger name to Erin. Less confusion... and besides... I like my name...

Updated to add: I'm not upset or offended by anyone who may have mistaken my name, it's only a post to clarify.

10 comments:

Lolly said...

Erin is a great name ;)

Leigh said...

Oh, having had problems with my name all my life I can sympathize! I like ErLaCa because it sounds so exotic. I hope I haven't been one of the offending name typers. If I have, please forgive!

keri said...

=) I like your name too.

Erin said...

I've been Anne Erica Kaern whatever for as long as I can remember. And always mis spelled.

There are more of us now but we are the unique. I think anyway!

Meg said...

Doh, my first comment was lost somehow!

I always thought of ErLaCa as a pen name!

I would pronounce it "ericla" in my head, lol. I'm one of those readers who looks at the shape and the size of words, not the acutal spelling. It helps for speed reading, but not so much with proper nouns! Erin is much easier :D

Bean said...

Hey Erica! ;) Just kidding.

Knittripps said...

Hi Erin!

Diana said...

I am so glad you are now using Erin. You definitely look like an Erin, which by the way is a beautiful name. And that scarf on the front of the Holiday Vogue would look great on you!!!!

sarah said...

Having Sarah Nicole as a username has caused some confusion for me too. I've gotten straight up Nicole. It's nuts. Not that I don't like it. I like Erin too :)

LisaB said...

Yay! Erin is a pretty name and I am glad you are using it.