I love this blog. One of my very favorite things in the whole world is talking about names with people who want to and like to talk about names. And here, in this little corner of the name-o-sphere, I’ve found you all!
And the baby name consultations! Who would have ever thought anyone would want to hear my thoughts/ideas/suggestions for a wee one on the way? I’ve been blown away by how many people have written to me, and I love giving name help to each one of them.
But every time I tell someone I do it for free, it’s possible I see the tiniest of twitches starting in my husband’s eyelid. My darling husband actually sees the time spent and information shared and help given as worth something.
He’s a good one, that guy.
So for my husband, and my parents and brothers and sisters and sisters-in-law and even those several of you wonderful readers who have told me that I “should really start charging!” for name consultations, I’m giving it a go.
I’m determined not to lose sight of what’s happening here though — these beautiful conversations about holy people and their holy names (sancta nomina) — and so this is what I’ve figured out:
I have this little PayPal “Donate” button (see sidebar, under my roses). If you like when I’m doing here and/or you’d like a name consultation, consider the button like a street performer’s sidewalk hat, ready to receive whatever you think what I’m doing is worth and/or what you can afford. Not only is whatever amount you decide on totally fine with me, I personally assure you that you’ll get the same great service no matter what. 😉
Whew! Figuring all that out was quite possibly the most stressful thing I’ve done on this blog. And now that we’ve talked about money, let’s never speak of it again. 🙂