And the winner is…

9 06 2008

This is where I post the results of my first ever giveaway. If you missed it, here it is.

After the first day I wasn’t sure what kind of a turnout there would be, but wow! This was awesome, and I was very pleased to see that I’m not the only one out there with a sadistic sense of humor. Thank you to everyone who participated, whether your suggestions were real or facetious (or both). The entries were so good that I must begin by honoring some that were awesome but didn’t win.

Honorable Mentions

Lauren was the early frontrunner. Not necessarily for the names, but she had by far the best stories. And her blog has the best tagline ever.

Bennie advertised my contest on his blog. That’s because he’s awesome like that, but then he went and made reference to “baby #5,” and that broke basically the only rule we had.

Karen’s Dad suggested Eddoes, which was the first food-related entry, and I thought it was brilliant. But if we’re talking Trinidadian heritage, wouldn’t Beddoe be a better name, in honor of the last stop for food and drink on your way to Maracas? And with three brothers he’s sure to be an “Uncle Beddoe” eventually.

Kristi suggested I.P. Freely, which was the only reference to those Bart Simpson crank calls that we love so well. I was secretly hoping for more entries like this.

But there can be only one winner, and as soon as I read Sandi’s culinary based entries, complete with alternate spellings, the contest was pretty much over.

And now for the winning entries (take your pick):

1. Gryll Marx
2. Char Broyel
3. Stayk Flambay
4. Ryyb I.
5. Sirloyn Stayk
6. Philay Menyon
7. Hoht Kwyzeen
8. Byrnt Dynner
9. Soopis Ezy
10. Weldon Berger

My personal favorite was Gryll Marx. Marx is close to Mark so I could call him Junior. Or would that be Joonyur?

This was a lot of fun. I’ll have to do another giveaway sometime, but I’m not having any more kids so it will have to be a different kind of contest.

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6 responses

10 06 2008
Bennie

The rest of us had no chance against Sandi. My favorite is Philay Menyon.

10 06 2008
Lauren

While I am horribly, horribly crushed not to have won, I thank you for the honorable mention! (And my husband will be glad to hear that you like the tag line. It’s his idea.)

I love your website – it’s chock-full of chuckles!

11 06 2008
Dawn

I didn’t even place! I see blood is not thicker than water oh my brother. Your children will be getting play dough, finger paints and beading supplies for their birthdays.

12 06 2008
Mom/Grandma

Way to go Dawn……….hehe

12 06 2008
Kristi

Congrats to Sandi! My favorite was Minus Bigger..LOL I don’t know why that cracked me up so much. 🙂

Btw, I should have added the lady who helped me with some disability work. Her name was Ruth Frurker…say that 5 times fast..lol.

Have a nice evening! Kristi

12 06 2008
Sandi

Thanks Mark! I’m so honored to have won, especially given all the awesome entries you received. Just don’t tell “Joonyur” who picked his name, hehe 😉

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