About the Name
My website was originally named "Faded Dreams" before I got a domain. Why did I pick Faded Dreams?
Simply put, I just liked the name. However, I won't leave you with an explanation as boring as that! I actually had a dream that kind of confirmed my liking for such a name. Here's the dream:
There was a girl in my dream. It could have possibly been me, but I will refer to her as "she" instead of "I." She saw his face peering through the shadows. Her heart raced faster and faster. She called out his name, hoping he would step out and confront her. It only resulted in him running away, rustling through the leaves in the damp forest. She pursued him and ran after him, calling his name. He ran swiftly and each time his pace was quicker and quicker. He finally stopped and turned around to face her. She tried to gaze into his eyes but everything became misty and blurry. She saw a last glimpse of his faded face. Everything seemed to fade slowly away...she woke up. It was the end of her faded dream.
Of course, finding a unique domain name can be a little difficult sometimes, and fadeddreams.com (along with a couple of other extensions) was taken. I went with the next best thing and thought up fadedout.com. And here we are!
Besides my dramatic little dream, I really like this domain name for its mysteriousness and its slightly pessimistic undertones. It's like, once you have a goal, the other side always seems to be faded out before you can reach it. I do love the cutesy names people come up with for their domains, but I didn't feel like doing that for myself. I've grown very fond of fadedout.com and it's a part of me now.