A few of my friends out in the blogging community have recently made the decision to change their children's names in their blog posts. When I first began blogging, I made the decision to use my children's real names. I felt confident that as long I did not publicly divulge where I live and my last name, my children were safe. I held fast to my belief until the other day.
I was glancing at my feedjit bar the other day and saw that someone found a photo of my daughter by doing a google image search. Yuk. That gave me the heebie jeebies and I made the decision to change their names. For my sons, I used their patron saint names. For my daughter, I chose her nickname because she's been Peach almost as long as she's been the name on her birth certificate.
It didn't take me long to change them on my posts, until I got to my daughter. If you've been here before, you know her name and you can imagine how tough it was to change it in over a year's worth of posts. But, I think I've done it and I suppose I'm glad. I'm not glad I caved, but I am glad that I made their world one itsy-bitsy bit more safe.