I'd like to re-introduce myself

So, let me start off by saying that I'm annoyed. Annoyed that I love my name, annoyed that so many other people love my name, annoyed that all of you out there think that naming your kid Jessica and having the last name I have (or marrying into it) is okay. Because it's not.

It's really, truly not.

I blogged about this a long time ago, on my website (which, now that I've mentioned it, I need to update, in a major way) before I decided to come on over to the ol' blogger and blog on here, instead. (Anyone wanna help me figure out how to make a tab on my site that sends people to this blog? I can pay you in uh, in uh... Coffee! Great. Thanks.)

Anyway. I'm not really the kind of person who would think that I'm the only person who deserves to have my name. (Yes I am.) But I went with a friend of mine (who's been a friend for a while now, but I just met today, long story, look for that blog in the next few days) to a writer's meeting Saturday, and on the way home we got on the subject of how popular my name is, and the possibility of a pen name.

Imagine my relief when I Googled the "alternate" name, and it was pretty much as popular as my actual name! *insert frustration, an immediate message sent to her on fb of me ranting, and complaining to my husband (after which he decided we needed to Google his name) here*.

So after much consideration, I've decided to hereby change my writing name to Snippy Snuffulapakins.

Isn't it great?


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Okay, Snippy!

Guess I'm fortunate since I use my first initial, but I have seen several Diane L. Wolfes that are authors.

Cassandra Frear said...

Snip for short.

Okay, snip. I don't mind as long as you keep writing. And sending coffee. Don't forget about that part.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Just think when people Google you, it'll pop up right away, no need to even spell it correctly. Heck, even Snuffaluffagus would probably work.

Lynnette Labelle

mi said...

i feel for you!

i've had a unique name all my live, so i've been quite spoiled when it comes to not having to share it. i was extremely upset to find i could not have my name for my gmail account since someone else had already claimed it. grrrr!

Susie said...

Much easier to remember! Love you Snippy...

Janet Johnson said...

Love the new name! And believe you me, I can so fully understand the annoyance of so many others having MY name. Yeesh. Not cool.

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

So happy you all love the new name, guys! And I'm glad some of you understand my pain.

Cassandra, I will definitely continue sending coffee. And writing. (And Googling different names.)

Mi, thinking up email addresses is hard. Lucky for me, coffeelvnmom is VERY unpopular, which is why I have pretty much everything linked to that name (I passed the Google test with that one), but I guess it's not the best name for an author. =(

Jenny said...

Not everyone can be Audrey Niffenegger, right? But I think there's a lot to be said for having a name that's easy to spell!

Anonymous said...

I like it. And heaven knows, I get where you're coming from.

Interestingly enough, when people get my name wrong, the tend to call me Jessica. Baffling.

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

I don't get it either, Jenn. (Or Jennie. When did you change it that? lol) I get the opposite. I'm Jennifer half the time.

Jenny S. - So you're saying my pen name isn't easy to spell? :o