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.