Wednesday, April 16, 2008

contest: name my squidlet!



as i mentioned in an earlier blog, this is my new squidlet. he's basically the cutest thing ever, as you can see. well, i have a problem that i hope you can help me with: i need a name for him! sure, i could name my own squidlet, but then i wouldn't have a mildly-amusing premise for a contest, would i? ;p

here's the deal:
  • you name my squidlet. i don't care what kind of name you come up with, just whatever you think he should be called! enter your name ideas as comments to this blog entry. enter as many times as you like. sunday, april 20, i will look at my comments and decide, from your entries, which name i like best for my little squidlet. if i pick the name you suggest, you win a $15 gift certificate towards anything in my shop (you can apply it towards shipping, too)!
  • but that's not all! depending on how many people participate, i will give out a FREE pendant necklace (coin or tile, your choice) to the person who gives my second favourite name suggestion! you see, i am planning on adding to my squidlet collection (hoping for a pink one and an orange one), so i can save your name ideas for later :).
  • that's basically it. this isn't a super-fancy, rulesy contest. it's just for fun! and you could win some pretty cool stuff, so give it a try!

good luck to everyone! i think you can see my personality pretty well through these blog entries, so come up with something you think i'd like to name my squidlet!

♥,
melissa

14 comments:

WK said...

Hey! :o) Fun contest idea!

The first thing I thought of when I looked at the little guy was "Boba"--you know, like the little tapioca balls in bubble tea?

I also like "Skeesh". (Thought process was something along the lines of "Oh! He's squishy!--'He shall be my squishy.' (a la Finding Nemo)--squishy squeeshy skeeshy skeesh!")

Silly, I know. But I'm odd like that.

And "Guggle" would be my third suggestion.

...Perhaps I've been spending too much time around the baby? ;o)

--Whitney Kay

Connie said...

omg it's so cute. sqwee.. skwee.. i duno how to spell it haha like squid and weeeeeeeee together.

KieutiePie said...

Blueberry!
Blueberry Muffin!
Squidberry!
Squidkin!
Squidling!
Inky!
Inkling!
Calla-Marie (calamari! hahahaa! ok that sucked...)
Bubbly!
Bubs/Bubby! (that's what I call my dog...)
Squiddle-dee-doo!
Professor Squiddles!

OK i'm stopping for now.

Clarissa said...

wow so cutee!

here's my attempts!

sqoods
sqoodles
sqooshi (sounds like sushi!)
sqoosh


goodluck with it =))

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

yay, i'm loving all these suggestions! keep 'em coming! remember: you can enter as many names as you want :)

Tizzalicious said...

Inkie :)

Tizzalicious said...

Or bubblefish!

WK said...

Pumpernickel. (Don't ask me why. I have no idea. :o) )
Mojo
Flappy
Snickers
Twidders/Tweeters
Mooshi/Mushi
Stumpy (*giggle*)

I can't resist commenting on this: someone suggested Calla-Marie, yes? Then said it sucked? Well, my littlest dog--we call her Callie--is actually named Calamari, pronounced Calla-Marie. So I have to defend that name as a good one. ;o)

WK said...

...Or Coopie. :o)

KieutiePie said...

wk - OMG i'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend your doggy. I just thought it was a silly name for a cute little squidlet =x I love your pup. =}

PS - what about Ika - squid sushi? =D Awww that's so mean though... I need to stop trying to turn your squid into food. It's there to be loved, not eaten!

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

haha, you're too funny, kieu ;p

keep the cute and silly name suggestions coming, ladies!

KieutiePie said...

You just might have to go with cala-marie just to have a fun story for your squidlet's name. It can be a lesson in being careful about what you call stupid. =x

melissa, aka maoiliosa said...

awww kieu, i think wk was just saying that your suggestion of 'calla-marie' was actually a good one and not to think it sucked. i don't think she was upset that you said that or anything :). i think it was more of a "great minds think alike" moment between you two ;D.

WK said...

Haha, I'm not at all offended, nor is Callie. ;oP It *is* a pretty dumb name... lol! But yes, it was more a 'great minds...' sort of comment, or perhaps just that a stupid name isn't necessarily always a bad thing. Sometimes we have to celebrate the stupid, cherish the cheesy, and love the lame. :oD