why kimberlyloc?

Kim Wallace at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California

My name is Kim Wallace. My blog is kimberlyloc® (yeap, it’s a registered trademark!).

  • Not Kimberly Loc.
  • Not Kim Loc.
  • Not Kimberlyloc.

It’s “kimberlyloc,” but I’ll pretty much answer to any creative conglomeration of this name.

But first, let’s go into nitty-gritty details: My name is Kimberly Loc Wallace.

But I go by Kim. On social media, you know me as @kimberlyloc. And around the web, you’ll find my byline as “Kim Wallace.”

It’s a pretty common name (it gets 7,580,000 search results on Google). My given first name, Kimberly, doesn’t do me much better for originality.

Do you remember the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding? Remember the character played by Cameron Diaz? The writers used my name, Kimberly Wallace, for Diaz’s spunky character. That made saying my name (“Miss Kimmmmberly Wallace!) pretty popular in junior high.

Loc (pronounced “Lock”) is my middle name. It’s Chinese in origin, and is the 70th most popular surname in China (it looks like it’s in my stars to either be popular or common—I’ll let you decide).

It’s a great conversation starter, baffles people on the phone (are you still kimberly…um…l-o-c…at ….dot com?) and has become a big part of my online identity.

So, I’m kimberlyloc.

You can call me Kim. Or Kimmie. Or Kimmy. Or Kimbo.

But please, please, please, remember, it’s kimberlyloc. All one word. All lowercase. You don’t have to use the annoying registered trademark sign (unless you fancy).

Or, whatever. You can call me whatever you want. I’m just happy to connect with you!

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  • Ahoy & congrats son starting you personal blog! I’ve already added it to my Google Reader & put a link to it in my blog roll.

    Now that I’m married, my last name is Klein and there are OODLES of Kleins … I suddenly felt like a new person, with a new name, yet lost in a sea of similarity at the same time. Constant irony. :)

  • Carolyn

    I would say you are destined to be popular and definitely not common, but relatable.

    I am the fourth Carolyn in my family and the second with my same last name, the other being my paternal grandmother (the women in my family change their last names but the same first name tradition has carried on). Unlike you, I only get 515,000 hits on Google. :)

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  • kim, how cool! i just read your very first post! and loc, that’s a pretty name {it doesn’t sound chinese to me?} kimberly wallace, what a pretty name and i DO remember that name on cami diaz, she was great in that!!! anyways kim, congrats on your blog year anniversary ;) ;)
    xx, k

  • @kristina thanks for reading my very first post! so fun to be able to take a blast into the past :) xoxo

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  • Aha! I’ve been meaning to ask you for months the origin of the name of your blog, but I kept forgetting. Now I know! Very cool.

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