We’ve Been Here Before

AKA Time is Cyclical

This morning I checked my WordPress comments and noticed on my stats that someone had visited an old post. Curious, I clicked on the post to find it was a quiz. I clicked on the quiz tag and went down the rabbit hole of learning about myself. Although I lost myself a bit the last few years, I also haven’t changed much. Here’s what I learned.

  1. I still love a good quiz.
  2. I go on and off medication as needed, even though at the time I think whatever I decide to do is for forever. (I am newly off. I feel great.)
  3. I have an all or nothing approach to life. I’m an extremist. Just ask my mom.
  4. I prefer unmedicated Alissa’s intellect and humor.
  5. I prefer medicated Alissa’s ability to filter and edit herself.
  6. It’s possible 4 and 5 are mutually exclusive.
  7. Also, it’s Aliissa. Maybe it should be Alliissa. I’m changing my name.

I really am changing my name. This year is our 10th wedding anniversary, and I’m planning to change my last name to Bob’s, which is Musgrave. If I’m going to the trouble of changing my last name, the other two deserve a good ponder as well. Please vote for your favorite.

  1. Alissa Lynnette Musgrave (current first and middle names with new last name)
  2. Alissa Head Musgrave
  3. Alissa Lynnette Head Musgrave
  4. Alis Linnet Musgrave (my favorite)
  5. Alliissa Liinnet Musgrave
  6. Big Al the Bird Musgrave

To be clear, 5 and 6 are meant to be humorous.

If I change my name, I may need to change the name of my blog. I guess HeadKnits can mean more than one thing, which is why I chose it. But here are some new blog name options. Please vote for your favorite.

  1. MusMakes
  2. GraveKnits (I do tend to trod the spooky path)
  3. Big Al the Bird
  4. Friday(Not)Finnish
  5. StudioLinnet

All this name changing sounds exhausting.

Did you know? If I had been a boy, my Dad was going to name me Frederick Arthur Terrence Head and call me FAT Head? He may have been joking, but I suspect not. If I change my name to Big Al the Bird, people could call me BAB. Then we would be Bob and Bab Musgrave. BobNBab. Baobab. BobNWeave. BobNKnit. BlogNBlab. I’m cracking myself up here. I think we know where I get it.

Please post more quizzes so I can answer them on my blog and read about myself in the future.

11 thoughts on “We’ve Been Here Before

  1. I vote for name #2 – Alissa Head Musgrave. You can keep your original last name as your middle name, that is what I did when I married my late husband.
    You could keep HeadKnits then!
    None of the new names grabbed me but I will of course keep following your lovely blog and seeing the incredible makes you post no matter what the name 🙂

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    1. I, too, care a lot more about seeing your creativity than what you choose for names – for yourself, or for your blog! I’d vote for #3, unless you have always hated the Lynnette – or you could simplify by eliminating all the doubled letters: Alisa Linet?

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      1. Thank you! I’ve always struggled with the name Lynnette. It makes me feel like a Southern Belle. But it comes from the name of the linnet, which is a musical finch named for eating flax seeds. So I’m trying to rebrand and reclaim the name.


  2. Lynette is a pretty name! (And yes, I did notice that there were some silly name choices in there.) I don’t think you’d need to change your blog name, but honestly? There’s also no reason why you couldn’t, even if you weren’t planning to change your IRL name. I’ve certainly had a few different blog names over the time I’ve been blogging.

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  3. Congratulations on 10 years of marriage, Alissa! I’d prefer not to vote on your name since I think it’s a decision best left to you. As for the blog names–‘GraveKnits’ makes me think of All-Halloween-All-the-Time knitting. 😉 (You do knit some spookilicious stuff, though.) But really, like the others here, I’ll love your content no matter what your blog is called.

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  4. I’m a little sad names 5 & 6 are jk – I was going to vote for 6! 😉
    But really. Your favorite is beautiful, though they all have things going for them. Tough call on your blog name as well – I guess MusMakes is probably the most accurate, though GraveKnits is fun 🙂 So glad you are feeling good with this switch! And of course – Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Big Al — and then just Al — was one of my nicknames when I lived in San Diego. Since Lynnette is derived from Linnet, I put those two together. I think for a blog, Big Al the Bird is kind of catchy.


  5. I’m not going to vote on your name either because that’s such a personal thing and I will love you regardless of what you call yourself! For the blog, I’ll probably always think of it a Headknits so I’m not going to vote on that either. So basically I’m no help whatsoever but Happy Anniversary and I’m so glad you shifting to names that make you happy!

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