Monday, August 25, 2008

Name stealers.

I was reading an article about privacy and pictures and such. And typical of me, I got all paranoid. So I started my every-so-often search to see what could be found out there in the World Wide Web. You can't search my name and find my blog. Why? Cause it isn't listed under my real name. Yes, yes. I use my real first name. But I didn't use my real last name when I set it up. Or my real email address. Or any of that. But what I was looking for today were pictures of my kids associated with their actual names. So I searched. And?

I found tons of Emmis. Just not my Emmi. Three sites/blogs with children ranging in age from 19 months - 28 months, as their parents proclaimed their ages to be. All three named Emmi. One even with my Emmi's middle name. It isn't a usual name. Definitely not the usual spelling. So I got curious and clicked on the links. And ALL THREE were moms who regularly followed Emmi on her website. Often. Commented. Emailed me. One still reads Emmi's website (although, I no longer maintain that one, since I switched to a blog). And instead of feeling like they complimented me by using her name, I feel like they stole it. Big meany name stealers. At least they could have told me. Or something. Although, I know I am just being petty. I don't own the name. But still.

6 comments:

Sheri said...

How creepy! UGH! I would feel the same way.

How did you search it anyway?

Malskey said...

I would be a little miffed too... (Did I just really use the word miffed??... moving on) I won't tell ANYONE what my baby name is... It's the only thing I've really planned out... And it is awesome!! And the perfect tribute to my late Nana.

Allie Bear said...

Were they following for awhile or maybe did they find your blog about her by searching their daughter's name? Just wondering.

My kids have pretty common names so I don't really know what this feels like. J does, she'd probably shit if she ever saw someone with Princess' name. I had never even heard of it until I met her.

rubyredruca said...

I don't use my son's real name either. It's not the most obscure name ever, but when it comes to my kid, I just won't risk it!

I am Trish Marie said...

No, they started following her website when she was nine months to a year old. None of those kiddos is over two, and my Emmi is four.

SMILF said...

Weird! I don't use any real names on my website for obvious reasons. How I'm really glad that I don't! :)