Speaking of Llogos

Peggy commented on Lincoln Lutheran’s cool “LL” logo yesterday, which reminded me of the coolest thing I have ever created in the history of my personal coolness…. which Lloyd did not appreciate.

When we were first married I figured out that his entire name could be written inside a rectangle. I believe I showed it to him well over a hundred times. In fact, I believe I went so far as to ask someone with a scroll saw to cut one out of a rectangle of wood for him, like a puzzle. That’s love and dedication – to a design, that is.

Lloyd did not care, and that rectangle never made it out of Maryland.

Where is it, Lloyd? Huh? Where is it?

Well, while beginning this post I was all “Lloyd’s name is the only name in the world you can do this with”. Um, a little doodling has proved me wrong.

I can't make mine work. The e and n are just tacked on.

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10 Responses to “Speaking of Llogos”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Lauren, your name is totally made for flipping upside down.

    Cool! A quick google search revealed the name of what I’m talking about: and ambigram. I even found your name:



    • Lauren Said on:

      It’s beautiful! 🙂 Lloyd actually made one of those for me (similar, but not the same) shortly after I gave him the puzzle, and I forgot all about it. I guess my angry subconscious blocked it. Chill out, subconscious.


  2. Deanne Said on:

    Your doodles are the best. Even if Lloyd doesn’t appreciate his name doodled. And made into a puzzle.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Ooo! Ooo! Do mine next! 😀


    • Peggy Said on:

      Yea, me too, me too…I’m pretty sure my name is the standard rectangular if you use all capitals, but I’d rather have a circular name. You can do it!

      (hehe…Brad’s a square!)


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Lauren, your name will fit. Just put the n where the e was. Place the e inside the n. Does that make any sense at all?


  5. CousinSam Said on:

    In the second picture, it looks like “brad” is wearing a bro.


  6. Christina Said on:


    Check this out!



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