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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


On how you pick a name for your blog and why...why Leaping Elephants? Well, I have a number of blogs kicking around, no doubt about it, and my company is named Leaping Elephant Enterprizes. What company, you ask? The company I created a few years ago just in case I ever needed a company for any reason. Oh. That company. Why that particular name? Well, because I love elephants more than any animal on earth - they seem so ancient and wise to me. And because, elephants are the only animals on earth apparently that cannot jump, however, Jumping Elephants just didn't do it for me, you know? However not only did Leaping Elephants Enterprizes have a nice ring, the anagram, LEE just happens to be the middle name I was given by my birth-mother before I was adopted. I only learned that after I found her some years ago but my name had been changed so it's kind of my way of honouring my original name in a way. Besides, there's something kind of cool to me to name a company after an impossibility and imagine that it's not such a far-fetched thing at all, you know? Maybe there's an elephant somewhere that has had a secret affinity or ability to leap and no-one ever knew it. Maybe there's a whole secret society of pachyderms that can jump and have sworn an oath to never reveal this talent...What? Stranger things have happened. Well, not much stranger granted. But still...

1 comment:

  1. I love the name Leaping Elephant Enterprizes, and I love the fact you started a business just in case you might ever need one- very clever. Nice blogs. ~laurie


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