Monday, July 30, 2012

Last name or no last name?

Ok, so I need opinions.
Since I started this blog, I’ve worked to keep our last name from being broadcast on this blog. Call it my way of trying to keep things a little safer. I’m sure if you really wanted, you could do some digging and figure it out.
But now I’m at a point where I’m changing things up on the blog. We’re getting an updated look, and it’s time for a new name. One of my top two choices was suggested by my SIL and I LOVE it! But it has our last name in it. I have one other option and it is really cute too and it doesn’t have our last name, but it’s not my favorite.
So? Do you let your last name be known? If so, have you had any weird happenings because of it? Does it concern you regarding safety of your kids?
If you don’t, what are the reasons you’ve chosen to keep it a secret? Do you feel like it’s truly a secret or that people know, or do you feel secure that you keeping it a secret is protection for your family.
I’d really appreciate any thoughts you have – maybe it will help me make this hard decision!!!!

4 comments:

  1. My husband is a security FREAK He's a us marshal and also in the national guard, both of his jobs have constant communication about "online security issues". I was not really "allowed" to talk about his deployment on a day-to-day basis, but could talk about the events that occured around it. All that to say, he was the one that came up with our blog name and it has our last name in it. To be honest, if people wanna know your last name bad enough, they will probably be able to figure it out. I have never had any issues and ours has been out there since 2008. Of course, I don't really have a readership otuside of people I know IRL and a few other bloggers.

    I try not to post much about the kiddos' school. Of course, I think if someone wanted to figure out where they went, they probably could.

    Good luck! I can't wait to see your new design!

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  2. I use our last name and haven't ever had any problems with it -- but I have basically zero readers. I kind of feel the same way...if someone wants to know my last name bad enough, they can probably figure it out. I agree with the comment above, I try to be careful about posting where Christopher goes to daycare, etc. Just do whatever you feel is the best thing for your family! :-)

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  3. My blog's name uses our last name, but I have thought about changing it. I don't post where exactly in TN we live or any specifics. I don't have a lot of followers or readers, so at this point, I will safe. But if I ever feel like I need to change my title or not safe, I will change it in a heartbeat.! Love your blog!

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  4. I also have my last name in my blog, but it is a play on words "The Life of a Rich Girl" and my last name is Rich. Can you do something like that?

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