Sunday, January 20, 2013

This Foundling is Looking for a New Name Giveaway


A fairy tale of Buttercupland...

One day the Prince of a great Kingdom grew tired of his toys of childhood. His father, the kind King, looked for a good home for the ape that had been a companion of the Prince. He left the little ape on the doorstep of a sweet Princess. Princess Buttercup had requested that her colleagues not bring in any more sweet friends, because she had run out of room on her desk to work. But when she saw the lorn foundling on her doorstep her heart opened, and she welcomed him. They all lived happily every after...

On my doorstep!

Generally, Pepe would welcome new folks to Buttercupland, but he was busy hanging out with,  left to right, Opus, Elvis, Kitty Cat, Souper Bear and Screamer.

Sockette, on the left, welcomed D.K. to  Buttercupland and to membership on the Blog Editorial Advisory Board.

...Except that the foundling would like a new name for his new life. We've been calling him D.K., but now that he's an editor he'd like something more dignified than the initials of a video game. Yes, he once had a career with Donkey Kong, but that's long ago and far away. 

Please help name this foundling. The editorial board -- if Pepe stops climbing my office book case -- and a few of my non-furry office colleagues will choose the winning name. The winner gets a mystery prize, but it does includes some useful travel items, and don't we all need a surprise in the winter!

Please send your suggestions by next Sunday, January 27 and I will post D.K's new name on Monday, January 28. The only requirement is that naming is limited to citizens of Buttercupland, so please be a follower. 

It was a glorious sixty degrees today and it's down to thirty-five already. Yikes, the winter has truly arrived. I'm going to cozy up in my striped socks and have my evening cup of tea. 

Wishes for a cozy evening!


25 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...


I suggest Albert Elmer, after one of my favorite cousins and because Albert the Ape has je ne sais quoi.

Melinda said...

I think his name should be GREGORY.

Stay warm.

M :)

Mevely317 said...

Off the top of my head?
Norman.
... as in our late, great General Schwartzkopf.

Terra said...

I trust the editorial board will choose a fabulous name for your foundling.

Melissa said...

Hi, Carol! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd love to be a guest blogger for your book chats! Feel free to use my recent review.

Can I ask who made your background? It's beautiful!

Maple Lane said...

Growing up in Atlanta, Willie B was the famous ape at Zoo Atlanta. Willie and I shared a birthday and my siblings teased me about that!

Theresa said...

Inkurwa which means loved:) That's my choice! Have a blessed day with all of your cuties! HUGS!

Tamar said...

I suggest champ the chump chimp.

or just... champ.

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Sheilagh said...

Dude Kool I reckon xxx

Lauren Davenport said...

Some name suggestions - Tetley or Twining or Earl? (I love my tea :)

Ms Sparrow said...

How about Mr. Plotnik from the editor of "The Elements of Editing--a modern guide for editors and journalists" by Arthur Plotnik.

Cat said...

He lools like an 'Eddie' to me-for Editor.
It is very cold here... Down to zero tonight. I will join you in a warm and cozy cup of tea.

Amrita said...

He is really so cute

Diane52 said...

I was thinking of Arnold Alex the 3rd - or Arnold alex the angry ape
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ckorando said...

So cute!

mediaworm said...

I love the gorilla my nick name growing up was monkey thank you for the giveawaay

Bidisha Banerjee said...


I think his name should be -

D I X I E


Thanks for the lovely Giveaway.

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Lynda said...

Don Key-hoe-tee. It matches his initials. He was found near the keyhole of your door and you like to drink tea while you write?
Since Don Quixote has been cited on some lists as one of the best literary works - - - and it's about a gentleman who is trying to revive chivalry - - - - it seemed like a good play on words for a match.

michedt said...

I think his name should be Dough Knut .. That way he can still remember a little of his old life with the DK but now be totally different.

Follow publicly via GFC, Michelle Tucker (the pic w/the frog)
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robyn paris said...

i pick francois

Christie said...

I think you should call him Omnom... say it a couple of times, it will roll right off your tongue.

Susan Smoaks said...

big daddy
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Danielle Oyen said...

I think his name should be Reeses

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Candie L said...

How about Drake. Thank you

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laurasloves said...

To me he looks like a Reginald or Reggie for short.
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