My husband told me he thinks I need to change my pen name.
Then he said, “As much as I love the fact that you’re willing to put my [last] name on your books , I think dropping my name and just using your first and middle names will sounds better. You’ve got a cool name – use it.”
First, I am overwhelmed that he’d even say something like that. What an amazing, fantastic man I’m married to.
Second… It’s tempting. We even talked about this with Dave at the WIFYR conference. I remember someone saying to me that I should do that. Did I discuss this with him earlier and now he’s deciding this? I dunno.
So, opinions please. Aine ——, or Aine Maura?
I’m having trouble deciding, because I look at Aine Maura and think… Aine Maura ??? LOL – It makes me laugh, because I’ve had old school chums tell me, “I thought you were a weird kid when you moved to Montgomery because your name was weird.” And now… it’s cool. Esp. for a fantasy author. Gaelic and Norse are IN. Thank you, Mr. Tolkien.
We should all be born with crystal balls!
PS. I sat down and wrote 4000k in one sitting. And was pleased with the work! Whoot! Han Solo said, “Sometimes I amaze myself.” I totally get where he was coming from. =D
Uh…I LIKE Aine Maura…
lol… yes, I know. But as a pen name? Because if that’s what I go by, I have to change the domain.
Oh what a beautiful name you have! I love Aine Maura! It flows so beautifully!
Thank you! 🙂
Leisha Maw said:
I like them both, but Aine Maura does have a nice flow. But, who am I to say. I remember my name being drawn and quartered at a certain conference. 🙂
Ha-ha, I remember that too. My husband told me to go ahead with Aine Maura again today. Looks like I have some changing of blogs to do. 🙂
Alright – I did it, and I didn’t loose the blog! Aine Maura it is, at ainemaura.com! I can’t believe I’m going to drop his name, I never had any intention of doing it. He brought it up again, so here we go!
It’s a winner. I love the Celtic connection. I can see it on the shelf right now!
Wheee! Thank yooou! 🙂