Friday, April 15, 2011

Algernon? Ishmael? Romeo?



Last week on Facebook, I promised you a giveaway. So here it is.

Over the last few months, I've been feeling a need to add something live to my office. I already have cats that I have to shoo out whenever I'm recording, and I have plenty of green living things, with fresh herbs growing on my windowsill and ivy and other miscellaneous plants scattered about (absorbing all the dirty electricity being emitted by my equipment), but I wanted something more. I wanted a Betta. A red Betta. Something calming, yet beautiful.


 So I went out and bought one. Problem is, I haven't been able to come up with a name. That's where you come in. And where the giveaway comes in. Post your ideas for a name for my male Betta on FB or here in the comments section. The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Thursday, April 28th, and yes, I will stick with whatever name is chosen, so be kind : )


Oh wait, I didn't even mention what you could win! How about a $25 gift certificate of your choice to one of the following merchants:

Green Baby Clothing Company
Happy Baby Company
Heavenly Soaps & Scents (good only in store in Lititz, PA, not online)
Petite Paintbrush

PLUS Leaf & Bud Naturals just threw in an additional $25 gift certificate for the winner! That means one lucky person in the GG community will win a certificate from one of the above retailers plus an additional one from Leaf & Bud Naturals. How cool is that?!

Now how's that for a contest? Tell your friends. Tweet it. Share it on Facebook. Can't wait to read the names!

Contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, April 27th.

48 comments:

  1. That is so funny my beta fish' name is Romeo! So my chocie is Romeo :)

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  2. Hmm, how about David? (For our Canadian environmentalist, David Suzuki)

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  3. Call him Vinegar, Vinny for short!

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  4. I shouldn't be partial here, but, I have to say, I LOVE the name Vinegar!!

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  5. I think Ruby would be a beautiful name:)

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  6. My first thought was Mr.Kisser, I really like Vinegar/Vinny though :)

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  7. I like Vinny too, but if I have to think of something original, it would be Bazooka. Just sounds like a good Beta name!

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  8. The GREAT RED VINNY!! Love it!!

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  9. I admit I like Vinny too. It seems to fit.

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  10. Cor- brother of Vincent and Theo Van Gogh!

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  11. I like Blaze, rocky or sparky ;)

    lacey1715 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I think I would call him Elvis as Beta fish are just cool...lol

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  13. Fitche! (pronounced just like Fitch) Fitche the fish!!

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  14. I have to go with Pug! I'm reading a book with that name in it right now, and it seems to fit with a fish.
    mamalam4 at gmail dot com

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  15. I like Bert or Bertie the Beta. If it's a girl (though how would you tell?!) you could name her Bertha the Beta.
    olivia.lasting at gmail dot com

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  16. Olivia, the male Bettas are actually prettier than the females (like birds), and they have to keep them separated in the store, so I specifically bought a male. So it's definitely a Bert!

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  17. How about Beretta! References an old detective tv show and a gun both of which are masculine BUT also is a take on Betta. I like it!

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  18. How about Eco (or Echo)? I like Vinny too :)

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  19. How about Seuss (you know...One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish) :)
    or Bere which apparently means red in Akan.

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  20. Clifton. I actually got this off of a page for male betta names. Can you believe they actually have different websites for naming your betta?!

    ~Jessica

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  21. Love Vinegar!! Too cute. My choice is Gilbert/gil!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    alanna00@hotmail.com

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  22. It's totally typical....:) but, Bubbles.
    (I also like Ruby from Trisha above.... so you have that as a backup) ;)
    sumrluvr4 @ aol . com

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  23. How about Beau, since you said he was beau-tiful?

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  24. Nuriel - Hebrew name which means Light or Fire of God

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  25. its very beautiful and Lovely your idea .thanks

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  26. Frederick<3 I love Frederick the beta fish<3
    FRANCINE MIRANDA
    frenchyloveslarry@yahoo.com

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  27. For some reason, the name Calvin is jumping out to me...(I also like Frederick though!)

    Awesome giveaway! :)

    Kelly(at)becomingcrunchy(dot)com

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  28. Our two gold fish are named Jeremy and Oskar, both of which I think are superb!

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  29. How about Einstein or Galilio? Jeannette Faragalli

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  30. Ketchup, after my dear beloved red Betta who is no longer with us. My children named him. <3 (We have a blue one now that is named Blueberry.)

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  31. I used to have a Betta named Gargamel. The evil guy from the Smurfs? lol We have one now, but I dont think we ever named him.

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  32. Sid fishious since betta fish are chinese fighting fish

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  33. Sushi :P

    (forgot to add email) dawn12583@gmail.com

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  34. Mr. Fishy (kids choice) me....harmony.

    kristysharpe33@hotmail.com

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  35. How about carotene...so he's a betta carotene.

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  36. I like Crimson.
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  37. I've always loved the name Finnigan from Mr. Dress-Up.

    narissao(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  38. Rooibos!!!

    melissa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Sweetums - that is my favorite name for pets, regardless of shape or size.

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  40. I love the vinegar idea!

    My daughter would name it bubbles...since that's what she names all fish!

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  41. How about Flynn.

    Awesome contest BTW.
    amy.boehme@yahoo.com

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