All about Fried Soup . . .
When we were getting married, Hathai and I discussed our last names. She was inclined to keep her last name, which was fine, but we observed a peculiarity of the law in Georgia: either (or both) of us could get a free name change by getting married.
So we jokingly tossed around ideas for how to pick a new name . . . by blending parts of our names together. It should now be obvious where “Fried Soup” as a phrase comes from, even if you don’t say “fried” or “soup” (exactly) in either of our names . . .
We did think of many other possible combinations, all of which were quite . . . wrong:
We decided to create a “family” vehicle for posting content and messages, while not giving up rights to the content to everyone else (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tumblr, . . .) in the great intellectual property give-away of the modern Internet era. If the service is free in real money, it’s very much not free in intangible things like rights to your content, thoughts, or words.