Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Where did the name Betani come from?

Betani is not my real name. That's Elise. When I signed up at Etsy, I was a buyer only, and Betani is a commonly used handle for me. When I decided to open a shop and found out that I couldn't change my username, I just worked it into my shop name.

Going further back, the origin of Betani stems back a few years ago. I always had disdain for my name being mispronounced all the time. I always thought Bethany was a pretty name, and sometimes wished my name was simpler like that. When we bought the online role-playing game Everquest, I created a character and wanted to use the name Bethany, but in order to stay in character with the lizard people, I needed it to sound more exotic. So, Bethany morphed into Betani, with the accent on the 'a'.

So, Betani has since become my more adventurous alter-ego. And since starting an Etsy shop took much courage for me, and has been an adventure in and of itself, I think it fits quite nicely.


Katie Doty said...

I think you have a great etsy shop!

PinGwen said...

I knew you were talented, but I didn't know you were one of the lizard people. I'm even more impressed that you can do such beautiful work without the benefit of opposable thumbs!! :-)

Deb said...

My goodness the things you learn about people when you read their blogs. I always wished I had a more exotic name, Deb was just so common and not artistic sounding for me LOL. I think Betani sounds so artist like and fits you so well but Elise sounds like an artist too.

Having seen the quality of your Etsy items though I have to agree with pingwen. I am very impressed you can do such beautiful and well made work being a lizard person.

I will be watching your blog to learn more about my very interesting IN Crowd sister.