The up-side of having an ultra common name is few people misspell my name. It’s also fairly easy to remember. However, finding uniqueness with a name that’s owned by millions can be a real challenge.
In a world of unique URLs and custom user names, how does someone with a name like everyone else’s find a distinctive identity for themselves?
Well, essentially, you don’t. But you can learn a lot about other people with your name while arriving at this conclusion.
For example, Jennifer Walters is a dean of religious life at a college; Jennifer Walters is a school superintendent in California; and Jennifer Walters is a Marvel comics superheroine, She-Hulk. However, I am none of these (except, if any, maybe the last one.)
Jenny Walters is a writer for Country Walking Magazine and likes pudding; Jenny Walters is a painter who likes gardening and lives in Australia; Jenny Walters is a photographer in Staffordshire, England or in Los Angeles or maybe in Cincinnati; and Jenny Walters is a kindergarten teacher in North Carolina. However, I am none of these.
So I researched my maiden name. My Desmond relatives can trace our lineage to the passengers on the Mayflower, so, of course, it turns out that Jenny Desmond’s abound. Jenny Desmond is a photographer with an eye for Weimaraners; Jennifer Desmond is a wine educator in New York; Jenny Desmond is a champion on a rowing team in Oxfordshire, England; Jenni Desmond is a children’s book illustrator in London (whew, this one hits close to home); and finally, Jenny & Desmond are a couple in Hong Kong who do weddings. However, I am none of these.
I found famous Jennys, artistic Jennys, weight loss Jennys and 100s of songs and videos about Jenny.
In this multi-Jenny world it’s clear that I am just another Jenny, writing anonymously about my life.
Jenny + Anonymously = Jenonymously
So, welcome to my blog, Jenonymously — a blog by just another Jenny
Jenni is the name of a clothing line in Japan.