That’s Not My Name……Giveaway!

Maybe there’s a reason this song has been in my head for the last week or more? For those of you who don’t know, I’m looking to create a website with:

  • my photos
  • links for locals to purchase bouquets
  • etsy
  • twitter
  • and my new typepad blog

This may come as a surprise to you, but I have grown tired of dolce chic. It’s not that I’m tired of what I do, because I absolutely love it….but I don’t feel as formal as the name sounds. I spent yesterday on domain websites, I looked up, and come to find out it’s an escort site. My first and last actually belongs to a prostitute, and just about anything I’ve come up with belongs to someone in this industry. I refuse to take this as a sign, I’m a nice Catholic girl, I promise! I do know that everything in my life is serious, and I’m tired of it! I would like a sophisticated name, that is fun, laid back, and cool. When I think of things I like they’re as follows:

  • relaxing
  • tanning
  • photography
  • my home state, California
  • r-e-s-p-e-c-t
  • laughter
  • Glamour
  • uggs, and flip flops
  • my distressed True Religion jeans
  • Everything I have has gold detail (I just noticed as I took a gander at my handbags)
  • Hollywood regency
  • crown moulding
  • Anti-clutter!
  • Pretty chandeliers
  • bamboo chandeliers, and 40’s glamour
  • I’m inspired by quotes…as if you didn’t know
  • my doggie lucy goosie baby floosie
  • sports- especially chucky b, derek jeter, and brett favre
  • my long hair. I used to have my hair cut in an A-line, it was very chic, but I am too lazy to do it…so the easy breezy long hair stays.
  • Vintage turquoise jewelry…..the bigger the better!
  • Listening to the ocean
  • black with gold detail. For instance my black Isabella Fiore handbag with gold studs.
  • Black frames with white matting
  • Gold frames with white matting
  • Elephants
  • Sarcasm…it’s a virtue!
  • My mommy and grandmama

One of my etsy teammates came up with “dolcerose”, I like it but it still seems too formal. I came up with “californiacandi”. I really like that, I checked out C&C California’s website, and it seemed fun, and relaxing. I don’t know what to do? I’m lost, and the added stress of not getting anything done is getting to me! I want to get started with my website, and not having a domain is a struggle. With this being said, I am leaving it up to- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –


I have decided that I will be giving away one of my prints to the person who picks my new name. I am not putting a deadline on this as I am waiting for the right name!

In the end–you pick the photo in my shop, or if you’ve seen it on flickr, and it’s not in my shop….let me know and I will add it for you!


28 Responses

  1. Wooow! How amazing! I’m gonna give this a good night sleep and I´ll let you know! I love all of your pics, I don’t know wich one is the best!!!

    I’ve got the job at Condé Nast Mexico! I’m working for the Architectural Digest now!! 🙂 I’ll write a post about it asap!

    Good luck with your new name!

  2. I like California Candy….

  3. dolcevita.
    i love that.
    but i am sure whatever you come up with is going to be just fab!!

  4. I seeeeeeee you are still struggling… hmmmm… what about
    Positively Chic (Candi)
    Postively Dolce
    Blissfully Chic (Candi)
    Blissfully Dolce
    Virtual Chic
    Virtual Dolce

    That’s all I’ve got for now.

  5. what about …

    California Chic


    Bouquet Chic

    Totally Dolce

    Candi Chic

    Pretty Chic!

    Girlie Glamour

  6. I don’t have any great suggestions but there are some really good already given. I just wanted to wish you luck with the new venture – it sounds great!

  7. Ok, this is my firts suggestion, the vintage chandelier.

    Due to your lovely content you should also think of a name that has to do with decoration. Like deco love!

    I’ll come back with a few more ideas!

    Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂

  8. Hmmm…I will have to think about this one. What about:
    a dolce life
    sweets and sarcasm
    Ok, I am bad at this and will stop now:) good luck candi!

  9. Trying to find inspiration for your new business name? Look around you. Allow yourself to be open to the idea that the answer is right in front of you.

  10. I’m so bad at this – I get stuck on the name you already have and can’t move past it! Vintage Dolce Chic? Guilded Roses {you said you liked gold!}? California Gilt? Candi’s California? Dolce California? Whatever you end up choosing I’ll still be here, as a loyal reader! I can’t wait!

  11. I’m so so bad at this I can’t think of anything! I’ll think about it further.

    Viv xx

  12. I like Maegan’s suggestion of California Chic. And I like California Candi. Maybe Sweet Like Candi, too?

  13. I’m liking the California Chic too, maybe a little twist on it like, Calichic? Calchic?

    Lady Dolce?
    Mademoiselle Dolce? or Chic?

  14. Flower Candy?

    Candi Rose?

    Hollywood Rose?

    Naming is so tough—it’s easy to think of lots of ideas, hard to find that perfect one!

  15. I like your name but completely understand being frustrated/tired of something–how many times have I thought “Why on earth did I ever name my blog Trust Your Style?” but just like my own name, which I hated for years, I finally just accepted it. That said, my first thought for you was Golden Girl, but that has that sitcom connotation (not to mention who knows how many call girls using it)! I love the fact that you have a touch of gold on everything–so wonderful! I haven’t come up with the perfect name but hope you use “gold” somehow.

    xo Mary Jo

  16. Ok, so here I am, trying again… what about the glamour cabinet.
    Le petit Candi
    Candilicious jaja

    I’m reading some awesome ideas in the other comments!

    Keep us posted!



  17. About 20 years ago my mother had a really cute boutique in Half Moon Bay called Dusty Rose and I always loved that name. I like it cause its not too formal but still pretty and chic. Can’t wait to hear what you decide on. Good Luck!

  18. What about Dolce Light since you are a photographer? Good luck with your name. It’s so tough to decide.


  19. I like Dolce Chic! After reading through your favorite things, I think it fits!

  20. What a treat! I’m sure you’ll stumble upon just the name! 🙂

    Candi Sweets, Triple Candi Dolce, Candi Stripes
    Strictly Candi

  21. i like the suggestion calichic!
    of course.

  22. Stillllll no name… Calichic is CUTE!

  23. hmmm…
    what about “dolcegal” or “dolcegirl”
    “dulcegal”… or “dulceflor” or “dolceflor” or “dolcefleur”
    I definitely think you should keep “dolce” or “dulce” in it. It is fun and it’s a good identifier for you since you’ve been using it for so long…
    rose is so pretty but you can mix it up a bit by saying the word “flower” in a different language.

  24. you’re golden
    golden chic
    gold and glamour
    simple chic
    sweet and chic
    gold and chic
    god and tuquoise
    golden, sweet & chic
    pretty chandelier
    life, love and turquoise (with some quotes thrown in)
    sweet candi & gold
    vintage turquoise
    sweet and simple
    sweet life and simplicity
    simple, but golden

    Candi, just throwing things out there—everything that comes to mind after reading your list. you have such a great list, the possibilities are endless! good luck.

  25. oops, the seventh one was supposed to say “gold and turquoise”

  26. ooh.
    i just walked away and i thought of another one.

    california gold rush

    (you could have a picture of one of your great bags with the gold embellishments in the banner.)

    is your camera a Canon?
    you could name it

    candi in california with a canon
    candi with a canon in california

    (i know some of these are a stretch, but i’m just throwing you everything to get your mind moving in every direction. i’ll keep thinking about it.)

  27. Gosh Candi,
    I am behind. This is a tough one as so many fit.
    How about something totally different like:
    A life with Candi
    A life with a view
    Candi et al.
    The color of Candi
    A life of Candi and flowers
    Noone knows you better than you, so I won’t be offended if you read these and said “ewwwwww!”
    Keep us updated.
    Lisa & Alfie

  28. As a New Zealand-based Yankees fan, I found your blog on google and read a few of your other Yankees posts.
    I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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