November 7, 2008


Ok, I've been trying to decided ever since I started this blog if I like the title of it. I have gotten used to "Lady of the Rose", but I am not sure I like it that much. (Yeah, I know, wait almost a year to decide I don't like it!

So I need help, what would you call this blog? I just need name suggestions, whether you like the title I have or not, I want you all to give me suggestions. Just suggestions! Doesn't mean I will change it, but it doesn't mean I won't change the title either.

So can you all come up with one or two alternate names for me? Thanks! I knew you would!
Oh, and it is not required to have "Rose" in the title anywhere; preferable, yes, but necessary... no.

So please leave your name and suggestion in the handy dandy comment box below, and if I DO decide I like one of the suggestions... I'll have to do something special for you!


  1. How about, "A Rose by any other name" - a play on the fact that your name may or may not be really Rose. I think it would be safe to use, as well.


    "Life is a Rose, beware of the thorns" - doesn't necessarily show your true personality, but it might scare some unsavory type folk away. :)

    or, last one I promise...

    "Beauty without virtue is like a Rose without scent"

    Good luck if you are going to change your name, when I changed mine I happened to hear the word screed used in a sentence - new to me at the time - and voila' a new name. :)

    Really, the last one and it just came to me. Virtue is, as virtue does. You could put Rose in place of virtue and I think it will work good as well.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I don't have any specific suggestions...

    ...but when I'm looking for a blog title I always find that Chesterton gives some beautifully poetic titles.

    Let me browse my book of Chesterton poetry and see if I can find anything with a rose in it. I'll try to be back soon!

  3. What ho, m'lady!

    I'm back soon, I know, but immediately after posting my last comment, I remembered the title of one of my favourite poems: "I see His Blood upon the Rose," by Joseph Mary Plunkett.

    That would make a beautiful title. Let me continue the search for 'Chesterton roses,' though. Here's Plunkett's poem in its entirety in the meantime:

    I see his blood upon the rose
    And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
    His body gleams amid eternal snows,
    His tears fall from the skies.

    I see his face in every flower;
    The thunder and the singing of the birds
    Are but his voice—and carven by his power
    Rocks are his written words.

    All pathways by his feet are worn,
    His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
    His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
    His cross is every tree.

  4. Garden of a Rose, Garden of the Rose. Etc? Something like that. I like the Rose bit sis, its sort of stuck with you all over the net. :) A Garden of Roses: A Maidens Contemplations? Hmm....I don't know... *sighs* I"m useless when it comes to this. *whispers* I suffer from a series of name change related issues. Look at my forum name! :P Herr Mannelig, Master Paul Xavier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, now Master Nibenon. :P Haha....change is good. Vote for Obama! *cough sputter hack* I didn't mean that...*curls up in a ball* no we didn't was HERRRRRR....

  5. Okay, m'lady, though I've gone only through a few Chesterton poems, and have to run now, here are a few stanzas from several of his pieces that have something to do with roses. Interestingly enough, he's seems bigger on flowers in general and daisies in particular.

    "And feel again the fierce old feast,
    Blue for seven heavens that had sufficed,
    A gold like shining hoards, a red
    Like roses from the blood of Christ."
    ---from Art Colours

    "God is great: through the tangle of scorns
    In ordered seasons of suns and snows;
    Slowly the thousand crowns of thorns
    Shall break and redden to crowns of rose."
    ---from Reparation

    "I came: the valley from tail to head
    Like a sunset burned with roses red."
    ---from As the Tree Falleth

    "Rest his head among the roses,
    Where a quiet song-bird sounds,
    And no sword made sharp for traitors,
    Hack him into meat for hounds."
    ---from The Lamp Post

    "The lily smells of pardon,
    The rose of mirth; but mine
    Smells shrewd of death and honour,
    And the doom of Adam's line."
    ---from The Mariner

  6. Thanks for all the suggestions so far everyone!

    I shall be looking them over, and over and over and over!

  7. Hmmk. I'll think about it, Auntie Rose. Do you want it to be serious or funny?

  8. JMJ
    I personally Like your title. but you wanted suggestions so here you are.
    Maiden (or handmaiden, sheildmaiden
    servant, maid, any term that would fit) of the Mystical Rose.

  9. "My Rose"

    "God's Rose"

    "A Rose's Thought"

    and just for a fun suggetion: "Fox Turner's Corner" :P

    Love ya,

  10. Thanks for all the suggestions thus far!

    @ Lanta - Ah, serious, preferably, but feel free to suggest funny ones as well! I'd be interested in hearing what you come up with. ;)

  11. +JMJ+

    You could always go with The Rose of Bethlehem, to reflect how Jesus is at the centre of your 'blog. =)

  12. I like the name of your blog.

    I nominated you for an award,

  13. Thank you Kaila!

    Hey, what do you all think of
    "A Rose in Bloom: Reflections and Musings of a Sheildmaiden of God?"

  14. What is a sheildmaiden?

  15. I like it!!! (A Rose in Bloom: Reflections and Musings of a Sheildmaiden of God)
    Maybe just maiden...although we are fighting the spiritual battle.

    Though I always liked your present has the same initials as Lord Of The Rings! :D

  16. Hmmm, I like your present title, but many of those suggested here are very creative as well!

    "Rose in Bloom" reminds me of the book by L.M. Alcott, also by that name. Have you read it? (Kiziors haven't...!!)

    What about...

    "The Rose's Realm"

    "Shower of Roses"

    "Rosy Ramblings"

    "Reflections of a Rose"
    (there's potential for a neat picture for that one, if you could find or edit a rose of a rose reflected in water!)

    I just thought of a verse that could accompany that last one, too, especially if you used a "reflection" graphic:

    "My soul magnifies the Lord;
    my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior." (Luke 1:46)

    Happy contemplating! :)

    Your Fairy Godmother


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