Monday, September 15, 2008

Hi, My name is (what)…My name is (who)

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I’m letting the secret out or shall I say I’m letting the cat out of the bag. Truth be told, I didn’t even come up with my company’s name! A friend of mine did! (Thanks, friend!) We were having a conversation one day about our names (long before I opened my business) and he came up with Serahs using letters from my name. The only contribution I gave was the apostrophe and it became Serah’s.

I’ve learned cool things about this name since having it. One night while in an Etsy chat room, an Etsy member said “Did you know that your company’s name is Shares spelled backwards?” Then tonight I decided to Google Serah and learned this:
Source: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
Serah, lady of scent; song; the morning star

Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of
Jacob (Gen. 46:17); called also Sarah (Num. 26:46; R.V.,

I found Lady of Scent to be fitting since I’m now also an artisan of scented soaps. Well there, I’ve told you! Now you’ve got to tell me yours. Tell me how you got your company name, blog name, nickname, or personal name.


nahiacreations said...

My company name (Nahia Creations) means 'desire' in Basque. My hubby is Basque. I was searching names one day and tucked that one away for my future company. Thank you for sharing the tidbits of your company's name.

shellybelly said...

Hi...I'm Shelly and my shop is Little Snuggle Bunny (TM) on Etsy. I got my shop name because I sell blankets, and my mom used to call me and my sister "snuggle bunnies" when we were all tucked in bed at night before falling asleep. I also call my son my "little bunny", so, my shop name has personal meaning for me.


flightfancy said...

Hi, My company name is FlightFancy. I tend to want to try a bunch of new techniques, or crafts what ever tickles my fancy at the time. So hubby suggested flightfancy. What a sweety!

Keep It Classy, Jen said...

My company's name is Nola Meadows Studio...Nola because I'm from New Orleans, LouisianA and Meadows is my maiden name!!

Jocelyn Drake said...

So what is your real name if it isn't Serah?? Very interesting.
would love for you to check out my shop...

Jocelyn Drake said...

Oh and I got my name because I craft in my house...and I live on a court...not a street hehe

momofwildones4 said...

Howdy! My name is Shannon and my shop is called Wild Onez Diaperz. I think the best way to describe it is that I have 4, well, wild ones. My oldest daughter was kind enough to make me a little sign for my door ( she called it my office, but was just my bedroom lol) and she spelled it with z's on the end. It just kinda stuck with me.

Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

cheariefearie said...

I am Cheariefearie and my company name is Creative Quandries ( The cheariefearie came up when I was desperately trying to come up with a user name for yahoo and all the names were taken!!! It just stuck and I fellin love with iy=t after that! My business name came to me because I wa in a quandry looking for a website domain for my shop! IE creative quandries!

Serahs said...

Jocelyn, my real name is Lisa. :)

I love these stories! I waited to read them this morning so I would have something to look forward to in the morning and I'm so glad I did!

Mekhismom said...

My company name Cutie Booty Cakes is derived from what I called my son - Cutie Booty. I make Cakes from diapers so there you have it.

Sylvie said...

I go by Sillytoes Crafts and Gifts - the first syllable of my first name - Sylvia, and the possessive of my last name - Lieteau (lee-toe). No web presence yet under this name.

Robin said...

Great story! I always liked the name Serah. So pretty!
My blog and my card store is called Cinnamon and Honey. It's named after my beloved kitty Cinnamon who passed away in April. And Honey is what my maiden name means in German. Ta da! They seemed like they go well together, so there you have it!
Hope you're doing well out there in sunny California!
:) Robin
cinnamon and honey

Muze said...

awww. what a nice post!

i love your name.

i got muze from a friend as well. my model name was mzunyque (mizz unique) because all the other models said 'that weird girl that's always reading' was too mean. lol.

then a friend of mine changed it to muze and still kept the 'z' because he said i was his 'muse' when he wrote poetry. it was short and sweeter, so it stuck.

the name of my blog i got from t-pain of all people. lololol. first, i ALWAYS say the word 'flyy' to describe stuff. and he has a part in the song 'i'm a flirt' with r.kelly where he sings, 'he's soooo flyy, yes he's so cool..'

well, i used to sing it loud but i'd say SHE'S so flyy... lol. and thus became my blog name.

but shhh... don't tell anyone i like t-pain.


hope all is well chica!

dcyrill said...

Hi Lisa,
My company name is Shea Bath. I came up with the name to showcase the primary reason I started doing what I do. Shea Butter for me is the cure all to anything dealing with the skin. I use 100% shea butter in all my products. Since my products are bath products I came up with Shea Bath.

jennifer said...

Perfect name!! How cool that you found out the meaning after you chose the name!

I appreciate you visiting me today. I love Ronnica... she is one of my favorite bloggers!

Be blessed.