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What’s in a name?

by | Aug 3, 2015 | Quick Thoughts | 1 comment

Do any of you play Trivia Crack?  You know the App that is basically the board game version of Trivia Pursuit?  If you don’t, you should.  It is so fun and additive. There are six different categories to answer questions from.  I always, always pick the history category last. It is my weakest subject.  That and geography.  Ugh, geography.

Why am I bringing this up? By some miracle,  I have a quick little history lesson for you today. It will never be a Trivia Crack question, but well, maybe someday it will be and then you can thank me when you win the game. 🙂

Did you know that way back in 2012, Old Lake George was named Pooh Pooh Pillows?  Yep, you read that right, Pooh Pooh Pillows. PPP.

I started my Etsy shop making pillows and my family refers to me as Pooh. So logically Pooh Pooh Pillows came to be.  I messed around with the name Pooh Pillows, but it made me think that I was selling Winnie the Pooh Pillows or Pillows made from pooh, and ain’t nobody wantin’ a pillow made from pooh.  🙂

Fast forward to 2015.  We bought a house on Lake George in Minnesota.

The feeling of Pooh Pooh Pillows was changing because I was now making several other items besides just pillows.  I had more of a vintage, French farmhouse rustic vibe and I wanted that to be reflected in the name. I played around with “Lake Studio”, “Sewing Studio”, “Pillow Studio”, etc but there didn’t seem to be the all encompassing feeling of what I wanted to project in a name.

Then one day I was giving someone directions to our home and within the actual directions, you turn right onto Old Lake George.  Ba-zing-a!!  I guess I literally needed a “sign” to direct me to the answer for a shop name.

End of story.  End of history lesson.  🙂