Way back three or four years ago when I first learned about Etsy, and selling online, it was my mom and I thinking of doing this shop together. So we talked over fun unique names-wanting to find something that meant something, but also wasn't too over the top. I thought of the Bible verse about two sparrows being sold for a penny, and yet God cares for them. Two of us, two birds, that works...except it was already a taken name. So...we found the same verse in another part of the Bible only it is five sparrows. It goes like this: "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered. Don't be afraid: you are worth more than many sparrows" Luke 12:6-7 I like the reminder of this verse as I go through my creating process and put my work out there for people to critique and buy or not buy. The thought that even if what I do doesn't seem big or important, but to God I still have value and worth, is a pretty amazing thing.
After we started our online venture we realized that it wasn't quite working with two people who live states away from each other to get things all together, so it ended up just being me doing this. I have been adding "glass" to the end of the name just so it is a little more obvious what I sell. (and there is a consulting firm or something that also has the five sparrows name-and I don't want art to be confused with math! :) I was also thinking though that this name ended up working out pretty well for me and my family, beyond the deeper meaning. There are five of us in the family, and our last name has "burd/bird" in it, and the rest of the family has been a part of this process all along-from helping me make booth stuff, to being reviewers, and my own little marketing team. (my daughter sells my product better than I do-she actually took my business cards to school to hand out to her teachers!)
So there is the long answer-and maybe more coherent answer?! It reminds me of my deeper value in life on a spiritual level, and also makes me think of my family-can't go wrong with that!