The Name Project

Julie

Most everyone I meet has a story (or two) about their name. Even a name we think of as fairly common can leave its bearer with moving stories.

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Case in point. When I met Julie, I didn’t know there was an inspiring story lurking behind what seemed to be a fairly common name. But sometimes the best name stories can come from the least expected places. Join me and learn more about the energetic, motivational, and beloved Julie Deily, the mastermind behind the site The Little Kitchen.

Irvin

I met Irvin Lin at the 2011 BlogHer Food conference and it didn't take long until we landed on the topic of names. Like so many people I meet, Irvin had an interesting story (or two) to share about his name so our discussion quickly evolved into an official Name Project interview. Come to find out, Irvin is quite the compelling name. At least that's what Roy Feinson says about people with the name Irvin. I think our Irvin Lin is the picture of compelling. Check out the full post to learn more!

Merry Jennifer

Some names are just bursting with a story. Of course, that’s how I feel about all names – ripe with tales of spelling, ancestry, or selection. Or sometimes all of the above.

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Today on The Name Project, I highlight an interview with Merry-Jennifer. Intriguing, don't you think? Learn more about this fascinating name and the wonderful woman who bares it and become inspired!

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Sommer Solstice

This week we celebrated Summer Solstice, the “longest” day of the year. Or the shortest night. Either way, it means lots of fun in the sun.

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The timing couldn’t be better because today’s name interview fits in perfectly with this theme. I met Sommer Collier recently and couldn’t resist the opportunity to talk to her about her name. Not only is it a unique name, but it also boasts an unusual spelling. Pronounced like the sunny season we’re in, Sommer is a name that imbues passion both in the sound and its intrinsic meaning.

Golden Sonia

My series, The Name Project, showcases excerpts of interviews with the people I meet. Names are my inspiration and I hope to share with you photographs of people and stories about their names. I titled this post Golden Sonia because it reflects what I see in the name. Wisdom. Beauty. Growth. It's all good as gold. Join me in taking time getting to know a little more about Sonia.

Not Your Everyday Jennifer

The next subject in my Name Project series, Jennifer Leal, sat down with me recently and talked about her name, why her parents selected it, and why the sound of it triggers giggles from her children. Jennifer is the mastermind behind the popular blog, Savoring the Thyme, and as you'll see from this interview (and its corresponding photo), she is a smile-inspiring person.