I would like to discuss baby names with you guys, but I realize there is a big problem: I have been using pseudonyms for my children on this blog. Part of what makes a name a "good name" is whether it goes well with the names of the other children in the family, and that's not something you'd be able to look at. Who could blame you for suggesting that the next baby be Anne or James, when you are staring at a Robert, a William, an Elizabeth, and an Edward?
Clearly I have made a misstep on the blogging path, and now what do I do? Change all the names to be the real ones? Choose better pseudonyms?
I suppose what I am really wondering is how much personal information is appropriate to use online. Plenty of moms use their children's real names, and plenty of moms go for code names, and I went with code names to be on the safe side, but now I'm feeling more like maybe it doesn't matter.
If you blog, how did you decide whether or not to use real names for yourself and for members of your family?
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...