What’s in a Name?

Newsboy-bigger 20259vDear Marginalia: I could use a little help from you. Some virtual brainstorming.

I’m getting organized to start a newsletter.* The plan is that it will be a way to share– well–news. When there isn’t news to share, I’ll write about research and writing, etc. And maybe give you a peak at what’s on the to-be-read pile. I’m planning on sending it out twice a month, with an occasional extra for breaking news.**

I have a plan. What I don’t have is a name for the newsletter. The best I’ve been able to come up with its Notes from the Margins. Which is vague at best and misleading at worst.  Not to mention lame.

Any suggestions would be welcome. If you don’t think an online newsletter needs a name, that would be helpful to know, also.

In the meantime, stay posted for info on how to sign up for the first edition. Which probably won’t have any actual news.

*No, it won’t replace the blog.

**Hey, I can dream.





  1. Lorraine on August 6, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Lame as you think it is, I do like “Notes in the Margins” or something to do with the “margins” theme.

  2. Bart Ingraldi on August 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hmmmmm…love the idea, I have to mull over the name thing.

  3. Iris Seefeldt on August 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    The idea is interesting. My first thought as a humorous title could be “Achtung” pronounced aktuoong. Gosh! It even sound like an Imperative, which it is. (Watch Hogans Heroes.) let’s have fun with it…..
    Yes it is German, we have a lot of words in the English language that way. As a noun however, it means regard and respect. As a verb the root is acht, meaning to take care, be attentive, to heed, also as adjective, to be concerned, watchful, careful. That way one has room for a lot of thought.

  4. Susan on August 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I wonder whether you don’t want to call it The Proud Urchin, since you picked a lovely one as the illustration for your post.

    Thank you, and I look forward to seeing the result.

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