Taking on a New Name

When I first started this blog, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to name it, and to tell you the truth, I didn’t really think it was that big of a deal.  But since I’ve been looking around at other blogs, I have seen such cute names!  Names like The Pioneer Woman, Bakerella, The Chic College Cowgirl, and Twelve Months of June.  Those were all such creative names and my Joanna Elaine blog name didn’t seem to pack quite the punch like I wanted it to.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love my name.  It’s the name my Mama gave me, and it is a combination of both her and my grandmother’s middle names, and I’ll have it until the day I die.  But it didn’t seem like a good blog name.

So, without further ado.  I give you my new blog name.


From now on, my website will be southerndaisy.com and I will soon be sporting a new lovely header with a custom logo created by my good friend and graphic designer, Sherica Harvey.  I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

I wanted to have a name that had something about daisies in it, since those are my favorite flowers.  Gerbera daisies to be exact.  And last night, Steve and I were trying to come up with a good, catchy name, but nothing we thought of really sounded that great.  Then this morning I was throwing ideas around with my mom and my BFF Elizabeth, and the names I was coming up with were just so so.  Here are some of the possibilities I was considering.   A Pink Daisy, A Daisy Life, A Dainty Daisy, and Dainty Pink Daisies.  Then my mom brilliantly came up with Southern Daisy.  It was PERFECT!  Just what I wanted, but somehow couldn’t come up with on my own.  It combines two very important aspects of my life.  My love of daisies, and the South, which is where I now live.  I couldn’t have come up with a better title if I tried….and believe me, I tried!

So thank you, Mom, for coming up with such a great Blog Title!  This site will now, and forever be called Southern Daisy.

P.S.  You can still access my blog using the old joannaelaine.com domain, it will just redirect you to southerndaisy.com

  • Pam Pentland said:

    Awww! Thanks, honey! That title fits you now. . . .my little Southern Daisy. So cute!! Love you, Joanna Elaine Pentland (soon to be McVey). :)

  • Liz Dean said:

    LOVE the new blog name...it definitely fits with your new life in the South! :)

  • I know what you mean about trying to find the PERFECT name that fits and am glad Southern Daisy made the cut - it is awesome! :)

  • Thanks for your sweet comments everyone! I'm really happy with the new name. :-) And I'm glad you like it too!

  • JulieJ said:

    CUTE new name! Your header goes along perfectly :D

    *Julie

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