“Why My Blog is Named Ramana’s Musings.”

There are two issues here and I shall address them one by one.

The first is the name of my blog. To explain why this particular name, let us first see the definition of part of it.

My blog’s name is Ramana’s Musings.  Ramana is my given name and my blog reflects my musings about life. The Tag Line for my blog is Wisdom by Hindsight. This explains my firm belief that all wisdom is only by hindsight as we learn from our experiences and thus become wise after the experience.

The second issue is the name of my domain. This domain name is owned by me and I have paid for it. When I came up with this name, the idea was to use part of my name and musing together and none of the  combinations that I could come up with  sound right.  I then decided to use one of my nicknames Rum which some friends still call me though Rummy is more common. Combining Rum and Muser sounded just right and so that was born.

The image of Rodin’s The Thinker on the left top corner naturally followed to reflect the second part of the name, muser.

There is another funny story behind the domain name. One of my friends from the days of my misspent youth wrote to me to suggest that the domain name was misspelt and it should read as Rumuser. His logic was that my favourite drink in those good old days was rum and naturally it should be rum user. That clinched the matter for me for good and decided to keep both the domain name and the name of the blog as they are today.

This is my take on this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Maria. Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman , Srinivas and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Conrad. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

26 thoughts on ““Why My Blog is Named Ramana’s Musings.””

  1. my blog is named for a couple of reasons…at the time I created it – I was still part of the “weaving world” and I was know for putting “random coloured warps on my loom” and of course “non-warped” meant that I wasn’t at my loom rather I was using my “mind” and writing on this here gadget…

    I now have no looms, although I do have an el.spinning wheels; a number of knitting needles, crochet hooks, sewing tools and a sewing machine – along with some of the fruits/produce of those tools.

    cedar51 is related to something I did at university in one particular course… it is semi-related to a type of art, but I’ve never used it in quite that way – other than in writing/creating in essay format… the lecturers didn’t quite get it but, they understood where I was coming from and often said if you were half your age, it would be doable! Mature students weren’t always understood and they often thought I was joking…never imagining that some people have “young minds” and can be quite “creative” 🙂
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  2. I really enjoyed reading your blog and Conrad’s (I am having trouble posting a comment there) description on the history of the names. Very interesting.

    1. Conrad’s blog and his commenting have been having problems elsewhere as well. I shall pass on your comments to him to see if he can rectify whatever is happening at his blog’s admin.

      1. Not quite connected, Ramana and Kaitlin. My other problems were related to someone else’s blog administration, since corrected. I know of no constraints on my blog, but am pursuing further. You would be a most welcome commenting addition, Kaitlin.

  3. Our mother always used to say that she named her three sons after 3 famous saints.
    Her youngest was named Barath…after an ancient Rishi who was an ancient Indian theatrologist and musicologist who wrote the Natya Shastra, a theoretical treatise on ancient Indian dramaturgy and histrionics, especially Sanskrit theatre. Bharata is considered the father of Indian theatrical art forms.

    Her second son was Aravind, named after Aurobindo, an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist.

    You were named after Sri Ramana Maharshi who revealed the direct path of practice of Self-enquiry. He awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill in Tamilnadu which has become a spiritual centre of peace and healing, meditation and rejuvenation.
    So Rummuser is a direct reflection of that aspect of your name and blog…I think.

    Psst…Amma also said that none of her sons were saints!!

    1. Padmini, that is such a lovely homage, to both your mother and your three brothers. Who needs saints when we can live in hope?

      Who were you named after?


      1. Thank you…I was given 5 names…only daughter ..so both grandma names, my father had a wet nurse…so in gratitude her name and 2 names of the reigning Goddess of our clan’s temple..one of which is .Padmini…
        Padmini is she who is from the lotus!!!

  4. I think I knew this Ramana, having followed you for as long as I have. You have reflected on your life so very well over the years and shared much of your wisdom,

    I came up with the name wisewebwoman, tongue in cheek, after being endowed with a spirit animal by a shaman, the owl. Way back in 1999. I aspire. And it reminds me.


  5. Funny that your friend thought it referred to rum-drinking! And as you say, wisdom is often acquired through hindsight rather than at any given moment.

    As for my own blog name, I wanted to stress that this is what I’m thinking and feeling right now, which led to nickhereandnow.

    1. When I started to drink in bars, the only drink that I could afford was Indian Rum. Many parts of India had prohibition then and only Military issue bottles of rum smuggled out of bases by non drinking men and sold to bootleggers.

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