Get A Different Name Day

Today marks ‘Get A Different Name Day’ and for those who are only hearing about it now, have no fear! I will explain briefly what exactly ‘Get A Different Name Day’ is and why I am taking part/spending the day to celebrate this day.

Have you ever thought about what life would be like if your parents named you by another name? What if they chose that first name they were thinking of? What if they chose the family name? what if?…

I, personally have never liked the sound of my own name, when growing up it never did me any favours. I remember spending a good year or two stuck doing P.E with the boys because my name had been mistakenly placed in the boys register instead of the girls one – during one of many school moves – and for some reason they refused to change me over (not that it really mattered as I only ever brought in my P.E kit for badminton – it was the only thing I enjoyed and I was really good at it).

I’ve just always seen my name as too… manly? or something… it didn’t help any that my mum got my name from a baby boy’s book. She wanted a boy…she didn’t get a boy but decided to stick with the name anyway.

I have always begged my mum to change my name or to allow me to change my name but I’ve always been refused, as I got older the simple fact that I know how hurt my mum would be if I got my name changed is the only thing that has prevented me from permanently and officially changing my name. And even then I have to wrestle with myself not to get it changed.

So what exactly is Get a Different Name Day?


Get a Different Name Day is one of those bizarre informal/unofficial holidays that seem to have grown in numbers since the internet became such a world wide obsession.

Get a different name day falls on 13th February of every year. This unofficial holiday is copyrighted and was created by Ruth & Tom Roy, the founders of WellCat/com. Who took pity on the millions of us who for whatever reason hate their names.

Our name is not ever something we get to choose or have a say in, it is usually something that is bestowed upon us before or not long after our birth. It’s something that our parents decide for us.

There are a lot of people out there who are content and even like their name but there are a few (such as myself) who aren’t as fortunate to fall in love with their name or have one that fits who they are and their personality and some just have names that are too long or too hard to pronounce and others are just displeased with their names for no particular reason.

If you are someone who does’t like their birth name then Get A Different Name Day’ as an opportunity to change your name to whatever you wish. You don’t have to go out and legally change your name. You could just as simply inform your friends and family about your new name and that you expect them to address you by said new name.

It can be your middle name, a nickname or a completely new name instead of your birth name.

Blogger Recognition Award

I don’t know about the rest of you but I absolutely love all these blogger award posts, giving notice and recognition to all the amazing and creative blogger out there is really important! Especially because there are so many of us that sometimes we can feel as though out voice and our blog is being drowned out by the rest.

Blogger Recognition Award
Blogger Recognition Award

So when I receive an award for anything to do with my blog, I’m over the moon for the whole week! And, so, I would like to give the biggest of thanks to the wondrous and marvellous Charlotte owner of TimetoTalk Blog for making the rest of my week a great one!

Now in the past I have forgotten to respond to my rewards and I apologise immensely for that! With the start of my blog, candle making, planning more things to sell in hopes of creating a future business, writing my dreams, chasing my dreams, family/ life problems and my own mental health going down slightly that I just let a lot of things get away from me.

But that’s changing now!

From now own as soon as I am awarded such a lovely honour I’ll be writing half of the post out and then finishing it the day after. If there are any awards that you have so graciously awarded me please feel free to messages/dm me in anyway so that I can get it written up, link back to your blog and award the award to other creative/amazing/incredible bloggers!

So what is the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’?


So the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ is an award given out by other remarkable and phenomenal bloggers who have recognised the hard work and creativity/ originality sewn into their blog and blog posts.

Of course like with all these awards there are rules put in place to assure that it is fair, fun and that everyone get the recognition deserved.

So, what are the rules?


  • Write a blog post to show the award
  • Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated you
  • Give a brief story to why you started your blog
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate at least 11 other fantastic bloggers who deserve the award!

Why I started my blogging journey


I started my blog as a way to get my voice out there and heard, to be able to help more people while I overcome my own demons and struggles but also to share the journey of a lost girl writing her dream and fighting off invisible monsters.

I want my journey to be one that others can learn from and with my mental health taking over and ruling my life, I had finally decided that it was time to take it back… a blog seemed the safest way for me to achieve these things.

With a blog I can get my words out there, I can help SO many more people like me, I am able to write my dream of becoming an author while interacting with incredible authors, I’m able to express myself in ways I wasn’t.

All of this – Everything that I do for and with my blog, and everything that my blog gives back to me is the most enjoyment I have EVER gotten out of life. It’s the first time since I was 16 that I have allowed myself to truly interact with other people as well as the first time I have truly put myself out there.

So in short, I started my blog for me and others. I started my blog to help who ever I can, whenever I can but I also started my blog in the hopes of chasing my dreams, of achieving things I never believe I would be able to achieve while inspiring others to take back their life and fight for it, no matter how dark or gloomy it may be or seem at the time.


The two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers are:


Piece of Advice 1.
You, WILL get slow days, even months! But you must not let that get to you. Take a step back, post small and simple posts while you plan for bigger ones. Take a step back an remember what made you start your blog in the first place. You knew it wasn’t going to be easy, dreams never are! But the pain, the sweat, the tears and moments of defeat is so damn worth the reward.

Piece of Advice 2.
Never, EVER, forget the bloggers who first supported you. Who first help you grow, shared your posts, tweeted something for you or did anything to help support you. Those few first followers you gain are usually your most loyal ones, they are the ones who will stick with you through think and thin. When blog views are going down, they will be the ones there to help lift your spirit. To forget them would be like forgetting your best friend or pet.

Here are 11 magnificent bloggers (never placed down in any particular order as they are all equally stupendous in their own ways) who have managed to keep my spirits high and blogging experience a great one but also produce some incredibly interesting, creative, original and simply astounding blog posts.

@Meditativeo
@BooksNest
@PagePlacePlate
@BestieTalksblog
@Theanxiousteac2
@Nyxiesnook
@Thetinkerbug
@Theminismallho1
@ThePreppingWife
@Books_faith
@Inchingfowards

I would just like to thank you all for taking the time to read my post and I’m wishing everyone a lovely week :D.

Our little fluffy Angel

It’s been a long while since I have added to my pet series, ‘Let’s talk pets’ but I am finally starting to feel myself and I think I’ve managed to get myself back on track, so there will be a lot more pet stories coming your way!

Thank you all so much for your patience and without any further ado here’s the wonderful Karalee’s pet story.


My name is Karalee, and I from Texas, but I currently live in Denmark. On my blog Tales of Belle, I write about beauty, books, and lifestyle.

Blog: https://talesofbelle.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karaleecupcake
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karaleecupcake\
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/talesofbelle

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Angel

When I was a young child, my parents adopted a husky-chow puppy and named her Angel due to her white color. Shortly after my parents adopted Angel, she became sick and it was discovered she had parvo.

My parents did the at-home treatment and Angel pulled through!

Since then, Angel grew close to me and my parents as well as our others dogs. As a puppy, Angel was very good and did not destroy our house. At one point Angel even taught herself to give paw when we asked her to sit.

Angel and her doggo sibling

When me and my parents moved to a new house, Angel slept in my room on my bed. She also had tons of outdoor space to run around, and she would take the occasional swim in the pond, but she hated when her paws got dirty when it was wet and muddy outside. She also enjoyed going for walks around the neighbourhood with our other dogs.

Since Texas could get rather hot and Angel had a thick husky coat I had to brush her frequently and she would enjoy her favourite treat while I did so which was the dog version of peanut butter ice cream. If I did not brush her enough, the whole house and my clothes would be covered in white hair. 

For, Christmas I would buy presents for my parents as well as for Angel. Angel learned how to tear open the wrapping paper, and she loved getting new plush toys with squeakers inside and new dog treats. She also liked showing off the new collars I bought for her and her shirts and sweaters which she would wear during the cooler months.

When I was packing to leave for university, Angel laid in my suitcase wanting me to bring her. I missed her while I was at university, but when I returned home during school breaks I always brought her treats and a new toy and she was always excited to see me again.

After I had my daughter, Angel would lay by her and watch over her. Angel was a great companion during the brief time my daughter got to know her. Sadly Angel passed away after I moved to Denmark, but I will always remember the good times I shared with her.

Angel and her new best friend

What a beautiful and carefree soul your little Angel had! I’m terribly sorry that she’s no longer with you but the memories you have and as you mention above, the brief time your daughter got to share with her are treasure you can keep with you always.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pet story with us!

If you would like to share your pet story simply:
Email me at: Littletinkable@Gmail.com
With your pet story, pictures and a short bio of your pet &/or you.
(If you have a blog and wish to add any social links feel free to do so!)
I look forward to reading (and sharing!) the next pet story.
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