However, because common sense was on my side, and I know how to protect my web address on the internet, common sense said, “Lori, you need to open a dummy shop called StudioWaterstone so that the name will be protected.” (I’m smart like that) So I listened to myself and opened that dummy shop.
The day finally came this week. I was so excited. I promptly closed my StudioWaterstone.Etsy.com shop and set out to officially change my name.
Not allowed. That name is already in use, says Etsy.
What? In use? It’s in use by me!!! But wait! Now it’s deleted! Can I reopen it? Nope, says Etsy. But here’s what I did, Etsy (because I’ve got tons of common sense)…blah, blah, blah. And that’s what I did Etsy. Doesn’t it make sense?
Etsy didn’t think it made sense. My shop name is now available to absolutely no one including me.
I fudged up big. BIG.
Now what? What?????
LoriPlyler@Etsy.com. Really??? Only 1% of the population will ever spell Plyler correctly. Heck, I even mess it up from time to time.
WaterstoneBags.Etsy.com? A definite possibility. Waterstone.Etsy.com is taken, if you can believe that.
I fudged up. Feed me some names. Anything that you think will work.
I fudged up.
P.S.S. Image is from Pinterest – the most funnest place on earth – besides Etsy (cough, cough)