At the beginning of 2004 I used Blogger in creating my very first blog, the Nuudelisoppa (Finnish for "noodle soup"). Pretty soon I found myself badly hooked on blogging, and when the free hosting service I had used turned out somewhat unreliable, I decided to grab a domain name with a proper hosting service for the blog.
I picked the name mummila (Finnish for "granny's place" or just "granny's"), because I was hoping to have as much fun here as I did at my real grandma's, back when I was a little boy. The word also felt like it would be easy to communicate and to remember. A domain name referring to a physical place also has the advantage of being equally easy to conjugate — a point perhaps unappreciated by speakers of languages with fewer than, say, fifteen different noun cases.
Communicability was key also while picking the ending: for Finnish ears, it's far easier to mishear and -understand a "piste org" ("dot org") than a "piste net" ("dot net").
- "Ensimmäinen postaus" (my very first blog entry, in Finnish), Nuudelisoppa March 25 2004 at 10:02 PM.
- "Toissailtana MTV3:n kotisivu-ftp-palvelin lakkasi vastaamasta..." (blog entry announcing mummila.net, in Finnish), Päivitykset April 23 2004