I was going through my unpublished draft posts and I found the following – a post that is finished but was never posted. Why?! Who the hell knows. All the links still work – although some are blogging under different names and/or have moved locations. I decided to keep the links as they were when I wrote them, likely around April 2007. Enjoy this bit of a throwback!
From April 2007:
We are going to play a bit of catch up here over the next few days. There is a bunch of old business to attend to, handknits to highlight and general shennanagins to be had.
Remember we had a contest to see if you all could come up with the baby’s name based on her initials. Well, we did and I am just now getting to awarding the prizes.
There were 107 (!) comments on that post. Many comments had multiple guesses and not one person guessed correctly. There were 9 guesses with the first name Sophia in it, three of them the same:
Sophia Celeste (guessed by Erin, who knows me in real life)
Sophia Claire (guessed by blogless Heather R in honor of her BFF who has the aforementioned name)
Sophia Carolyn (guessed by Jenn, who, I believe, is a previous contest winner)
Sophia Clarissa (guessed by Pig Wot Knits, hailing from the other side of the pond)
Sophia Cassidy (guessed by Jackie, who not only knows me in real life but lives about a mile from me)
As for the middle name 18 (!) people guessed Christine…
But NO ONE guessed the combination of the two. Crazy. There wasn’t a single guess where Sophia was the middle name or Christine was the first name. I find that interesting.
So one prize will go unawarded. Boo-hoo.
As far as the most creative. Now, those people who actually know me and my complex and amazing sense of humor (hah!) have a distinct advantage over those who do not. I am going to try to not let this fact shade my judgment of the most creative entry but I cannot promise anything.
I am off to review the entries…
Okay – I am back.
Here is one of my favorites
“Please don’t call your baby any of the following…Late for Dinner…” (created by Erin (linked above)). Like I said, people who know me in real life have a distinct advantage. Erin’s entry made me laugh for days (I still giggle a bit when I think of it). She actually won this prize in the same contest we held among our real life friends and family – so she can’t win again here.
However, I have to say that “Surprise Child” is my favorite…because she was. Cathi, my love, you are the wiener. Email me – we’ll tawlk.
Thank you all for playing along. I now have an arsenal of names to choose from for our next girl…good lord….I can’t even think about such a prospect right now!
day 9 – kicking it 2-0-0-7 style