I spent weeks and weeks thinking about a name for my blog. Just as Kelly suggested I wrote down names whenever one popped into my head. In the end, I always came back to my very own name, because of the flexibility it gives me.
So it was going to be Carola Bartz. Easy enough, done in less than five minutes. I added a subtitle that fits the purpose of my blog and thought I was done.
I had never really looked at my name. The possibilities it carries.
So - what's in a name?
Let's start with Carola - it contains a Spanish greeting - “olá” – which is really nice, and of course “car” – which is not so exciting. Except you’re thinking of a Porsche. Or a 2CV for that matter.
Both, though, are not really suitable for my blog.
Let’s look at my last name, Bartz. There is not much you can do with five letters. “Bart”, which would be the German word for beard and really, that is not charming for a woman. Or BART as in Bay Area Rapid Transit. Or maybe not. If you shake the letters up a little bit, you can get “Arzt”, the German word for doctor. Sounds great – but not quite what I was looking for.
Hmmmm – did it really take that long until I saw the obvious?
A – R – T
ART! Art! art!
And so let me introduce you to – ta da – carola bARTz.