How I Named My Blog

January 21, 2016

I get asked a lot how I named my blog and what the name means. My inner circle knows that it took weeks of frustration, brainstorming, and nearly tears. I went through a ton of ideas. That may sound silly, but I wanted it to really represent myself in a word/phrase. While this season of my life totally revolves around the mom life, I also didn’t want to restrict myself solely and permanently to writing about my kids, so I opted out of a kitschy “mommy blogger” title. That said, my identity as a blogger (and human) is largely influenced by motherhood. I needed a title that signified motherhood to ME, but wasn’t necessarily obvious to every reader. I knew wanted this to be a lifestyle blog. Even though that’s a broad niche, the content won’t always be limited to parenting and babies.

If you know me, you also know that I love ampersands and wanted to incorporate one in the name as well. Like, _____ & _____. Another idea I liked were two words that were opposite each other. I’m a Gemini with a wide array of views and opinions and they often contradict each other. That’s another big part of my personality, so I had also toyed with phrases that reflected opposites.

So. One night, when I was tired of thinking about it and on the verge of falling asleep…Eureka! I thought of the perfect name for my blog. Twelve & Six.

When my children were born, my world changed immensely. Both times. Nothing in my existence will ever impact my life like those two moments, on a large and small scale.

Grayson was born at 12:28 pm.

Charlie was born at 6:24 pm.

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Sometime later, I realized that “12” and “6” are also opposites on a clock (win!). I incorporated my beloved ampersand into my logo, and voila. Twelve & Six was born.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Halsrud January 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    And here I thought it was because they’re 6 years apart (they are six years apart, right?) so eventually G will be 12 and CK will be 6! lol… I was kind of close šŸ˜‰

    • Reply twelveandsix January 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Omg! Another reason! You were close. I’m impressed.

  • Reply ourlifelongstories January 23, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Creative title!

    I found your blog via the Mom Bloggers Club.

    I blog at ourlifelongstories.com about recipes, topics on homemaking, topics on faith, photography, and life as it happens.

    I invite you to follow my Instagram feed: http://instagram.com/ourlifelongstories

    And like my Facebook page at http://facebook.com/ourlifelongstories

    Have a blessed weekend! šŸ™‚

    • Reply twelveandsix January 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Your feed is gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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