…to my sons.

This may come as a surprise but I did not name my children after letters of the alphabet.

LD and Zee are so named here on the blog as a way to preserve their privacy. It's quite a common practice. Some people stick with initials and others (have the presence of mind to) choose cute/funny nicknames.

This is my blog. I choose to write it and reveal things about myself. B and the kids are along for the ride whether they like it or not. In saying that, I am mindful of what I reveal about them and the photos that I share. So I have struggled with what to do next.

Because here's the thing. Naming children has to be one of the most nerve-wracking and thrilling things a person can do. Such power! Such a privilege. And I love the names we chose for our boys. More and more, typing LD and Zee annoys me.

In the end, I had a chat to my beloved, B aka Brendon, and we agreed that revealing the boys' actual names was unlikely to tilt the earth off it's axis. Added to that, most of my absolute favourite blogs use real names and they enjoy a much higher profile than little old me.

So, without further ado, please meet:


Meet Luca

Four years old. A study in 'tude.


Meet Ziggy 

Almost two. Mad cuddling skillz.


And for more Little Mumma…

I have just started guest blogging a pregnancy diary at birth.com.au and would absolutely love it if you would swing by and take a look…..and if you feel so inclined, leave me a message. Check it out here.

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. MJ

    Bravo! I totally hear you on getting annoyed when typing their not-real names, because when you love the name you chose for your child, you kind of want everyone to know what awesome names they have.

    I feel that annoyance, too, whenever I type my kids’ not-real names… but I keep delaying giving serious thought about using their real names. Bra-BRAWK! (that’s supposed to be a chicken sound…)

  2. Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

    They are just so cute. I think their names suit them perfectly.

    My children fully earned their nicknames so I have no issue calling them that. I’ve actually used their blog names “in real life” a few times….

    I would probably care less if my last name wasn’t so uncommon.

  3. Greta @gfunkified

    What handsome boys! I use my kids’ names, too. Probably because I didn’t think about it too hard before and then I was stuck. But I don’t really think it matters either.

  4. Galit Breen

    Oh you, it’s lovely to meet your sweet ones. And they are sweet-as-pie, aren’t they?

    Their names are fitting. 🙂

    Lovely, you.


  5. Claireyhewitt

    I quite like blogs with real names but totally understand not using them. For some reason I used the nicknames for my children, but one Popps, is from Poppett, which is not her real name, her name is actually Arabella. While Immy is just short for Imogen, which is pretty obvious…except for the lady for thought her name was Iman.

    I just don’t use surnames, as in Hewitt, is not our family name.


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