Remember "Mr. Ed"? He was a talking horse in a syndicated TV show that ran from 1961 to 1966. The show's concept resembles that of the "Francis the Talking Mule" movies in which an equine title character talks.
I was teased relentlessly during those years that 'Francis the Talking Mule' was running. It didn't bother me too much because I loved those two shows.
Throughout my life, my name is generally misspelled because the female version is spelled with an "es" (I am female) and the male version with an "is". My parents didn't know there were two different spellings, so I got the "is" on the end.
I never liked my name and disliked hearing it spoken. It's only been during the last decade that I've decided to live with it.
The reason I bring this up is that I've stopped using the name I had for my photography which was "daysray". I had invented the name based on an image I had shot many years ago. It was taken in Homer, Alaska - mid-day, with dark, luminous clouds overhead. Then the clouds broke and the sun came spilling through the clouds with brilliant rays of sunlight. I thought of it as the 'days rays'. It stuck with me and I used it as my business name for a long while. Well, it seems there is someone else using that now and they were birthed with the name so not much chance of them giving it up.
I am now in the process of transitioning to a new logo (above). I'm looking over my body of work to see what it is I really want to focus on. I've also moved so you will be seeing some new areas as I get out and explore my surroundings.