I've been trying to come up with a name I feel comfortable with for this blog since I started it in February. I think I've finally decided on one. I decided to go with something simple and "me." My mom has called me Jesabes (pronounced Jess-a-Bess) my whole life and I feel like its even more "me" than Jessica, even though I'm rarely called it anymore, since there are tons of people named Jessica, but no one I know personally with that nickname. (By the way, I love my name and don't mind AT ALL that its not unique - I've always liked having a common/normal, pronouncable name).
In a semi-related thought, I have a weird thing about the nickname "Jess." To me, Jess is a boy's name. I hate it. I spell it Jes, which I consider more feminine. Almost everyone calls me Jessica. If you want to call me Jes that's fine, but that's Jes, with the emphasis on the "Je" and the "s" as an afterthought, not Jess, with the emphasis on the "ss." I'm a freak, I know. The only person who thinks there's a difference is me. Thomas always called me Jes (with the correct pronunciation) for the first couple of years we dated, but his friends (who became OUR friends) could never get it right and it drove me CRAZY so he had to set an example for them by calling me Jessica. I kind of miss it, but I do not miss people writing "Jess" on my facebook wall. It made me way more angry than it should have. I suppose I should just grow up and get over it already, but I don't see that happening...
ANYWAY, I'm excited to have what I feel like is a permanent blog title. Now I'll have to get a pretty banner. How should I do that? I need a new background, too. This one's too pink. I do like it, though. Maybe with a brown banner? I love brown & pink together.
Do you have strong feelings about the nicknames people choose to call you? (Thomas HATES being called Tom. You must use his full name.)
How did you do your banner or who did you have do it for you?