rosemary flower butter pumpkin

By Rachel Awes on November 4, 2010

a friend (dear tim p!) shared w/me that his sister named herself this as a child.
brilliance!
any other names out there?!

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  1. nacherluver says:

    Tee hee! My husband and I are always playing the name game. We come up with scenarios of what we should change our names to and what we would end up like with said name. Rockefeller? Rich as hell. Schnefferfeller – geeks. Sometimes we play with just changing the last, sometimes the whole thing. Then we come up with the stories to match. Generally we are very bored when doing this. It will start out serious and then it gets really extreme and funny and we laugh and laugh.
    Cute art, great name choice and thanks for the reminder of good times. πŸ™‚

  2. Yael says:

    Rachel this is so awesome!
    Rosemary flower butter pumpkin! That must have been some child!!! Such dear creative and lovely imagination! Wonderful – I love that name!
    Sweetest drawing!

  3. Cathy Bueti says:

    Too cute!! Thanks for sharing! Love the drawing! πŸ™‚

  4. that is so completely adorable.
    we should let children name themselves – the world would be full of happy names.

  5. aimee says:

    fantastic! i don’t know which i like more, the drawing or the name!!

  6. Eden says:

    Just precious!! Man, I love your Art πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. Kim Mailhot says:

    Love this ! My sister’s and I had names for lots of things but not so much each other. I just remember a big black stuffed bear I named “Benjamin Bee Bear”…

    ah, kiddos…such a source of joy !

  8. that is outstanding on many levels. and the drawing! delish!

  9. ELK says:

    that is a great name and a comfy looking couch!!

  10. what a perfect name! and your illustration is perfect!

  11. Manon Doyle says:

    I love it!! Love the *i am who I am*!!!!!

  12. I LOVE this
    …every jot and tittle!!!
    What a perfect celebration
    of aliveness!
    Thanks for taking the time
    to color in the lines of this
    story that is SO worth
    the telling:)
    -Jennifer

  13. Tammie Lee says:

    this is so wonderful, I love that a child named herself this. Obviously she knows herself well ;-}
    This makes me wonder what we would all have named ourselves as children
    and
    your art is fabulous as can be!

  14. sherilee says:

    My ex-sister-in-law wanted to be called Butterfly Fields when she was little… it was the 70s…

    I love Rosemary Flower Butter Pumpkin! Just perfect for this time of year.

  15. koralee says:

    So adorable….i love your new profile photo!

    Hugs….

  16. chrissy says:

    ok…you ready?
    my grandpa always told his 6 girls (yes 6!…no boys) that his real name was harold eugene ebekanezer skinner black maxwell delano rudolph wallace.
    my mom made sure we ALWAYS knew each name.
    he wasn.t ENTIRELY lying however…his birth name was harold eugene wallace!!!!
    he was such a tease. i wish i would have known him.
    loving your work dear deer.
    and
    you
    xo
    chrissy

  17. lori vliegen says:

    what a sweet name to have as a child……and i hope that just because she’s an adult now, she hasn’t changed it!! your artwork is just as rosemary flower butter pumpkin precious, too!!! xox, :))

  18. wanda miller says:

    This is priceless, the concept is priceless, and rosemary flower butter pumpkin, too priceless…our erin, before she could talk called herself ernos, so our whole family still uses this for our 27 yr. daughter in endearment ways, and she called me mamba and my husband da-hee…they all stuck and i LOVE as i do you for turning this into ART, per usual!!! xoxo

  19. I remember I wanted to change my name to “sapphire” πŸ˜‰

  20. Carissa says:

    Awwwwwwwwwww, “i am who i am…”
    this is so tasty sweet, rosemary napping on the blue couch w/ giant the pumpkin.

    I am “Messy Minerva…” named by my dear Grandfather who joked w/ me a lot about my ways πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    love,
    M.M.

  21. Oh this is so fun! I was just telling a friend that I used to have a “pet” chipmunk who lived in our front yard. I would wait on the steps for her to emerge from her hole, go prancing around the neighborhood and then return. She wasn’t afraid of me. And I named her Skippy But The Biffy!

  22. S. Etole says:

    your illustration sings the name so well …

    {really like your new profile photo}

  23. the wanderer says:

    what a great way to connect with herself–through scent and color and season and taste.
    i name myself:: summyrhh pronounced summer but with the essence of myrhh.

    i like robin’s name choice: sapphire. sweet.

  24. Absolutely L-O-V-E it!! When I was in second grade I came up with Mary SunshineFlower in response to kids teasing me, because my last name is Fresh. I was putting this name on the top of all of my school papers until the parent-teacher conferences when my teacher addressed it w/my mother. I don’t remember getting in any real trouble for it…but I did eventually go back to my given name. And, to this day whenever I am having a hard time and I need some motivation or encouragement, I’ll send an e-card or letter to myself, signed Mary SunshineFlower πŸ™‚

    BTW…Love your blog and artwork! I learned of them via Misty Gibbs and the Inspiration Lounge.

  25. Dee says:

    Fun post…I have always had my name misspelled and miss pronounced and wanted to have any other name but the one I have…Dee is what I started calling myself about ten years ago. As a child I liked the name sparkle.

  26. Shelly says:

    Very sweet! When my daughter was 20 months or so, she started calling herself Harper Jane Mud Puddle. She loves puddles. πŸ™‚

  27. Your question reminded me of a conversation with my Mom once (when she was 79). As a little girl she had wished her name was Andrea instead of Audrey. It made me see my mom in a different way…the little girl side of her. It was sweet.

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