Saturday, July 19, 2008

Call It What You Want...

In my constant rambling mind, another conundrum has stricken me.

If you've been following my blog from the beginning, you'll know this the second name it has had in its existence. The first was Afterglow: The Diary of a Gay Ghost Hunter. As time passed and being serious seemed less and less appealing, it changed to Spooked! A Gay Ghost Hunter's Snippets of Life... and the Afterlife some time last year. While I do like the name, I am in a bit of a quandary.

The name 'Spooked' took on a different association with the release of Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, by Spooked Productions. The film also lead to Spooked Television Releasing... and they even have a blog of their own.

Now, I am not in any way, shape, or form associated with any of this. Which makes me wonder, should I alter the name? While I'm not aware of anyone owning the rights to the name "Spooked!", it has its similarities.

I've been toying around with these thoughts. One idea I have had is changing the name to "outSPOOKED!", since it is still similar enough to the current name, but different enough to be noticeable (plus the gay implications are somewhat appealing, given the context of this blog).

Of course, I would like feedback from my loyal readers. Feel free to voice your opinions in the form of a comment.


Jeanne said...

morning, Ken.
I kinda like outSpooked!
Close enough to the old name, but more indicative of the overall theme. You're still gonna get folks meander in looking for the other site, but that can be a good thing anyway.
Or maybe Spooked out? LOL

Anonymous said...

outSpooked is a keeper! If you really feel you MUST change the name (and I completely understand why you do), this new moniker is the way to go.

Zathyn Priest said...

Yup, I like outSpooked too :)

Cullan Hudson said...

How about flipping it? SPOOKEDout? Sorta like Freaked Out or something.

I know what you mean about the name changes. In my novel, I had one pivotal character's name in stone for a couple of years now but lately I began seeing this name EVERYWHERE, so it had to be scrapped for another. I just didn't want it to seem cliche or unoriginal.

Anonymous said...

I like the spookedout better then outspooked. Whichever you perfer

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Paula said...

I like "outspooked", but I prefer "SPOOKEDout". It's a great site regardless of the name. Thanks for comments you made on mine. Appreciate it. Keep posting your interesting material, I could spend ages reading your stuff.