Category: Etsy giveaway
Happy Halloween, berries! Let’s start off with a very important piece of business. The winner of the bookplate give-away from Etsy shop My Kids Eat Off the Floor is Emily (emily.m******@*****.com). You should have already received an email with details about how to claim your prize.
Last week’s chatter about Gatsby – literary or pretentious? Just different enough or downright bizarre? – got me thinking about boys’ names in general. Conventional wisdom holds that we can be creative with our daughters’ names, but choices for sons should be a little more conservative. Whether you personally agree or not, statistics suggest that parents do hold back when considering boys’ names. Just under 67% of US-born girls receive Top 1000 names, while nearly 79% of boys do.
A comment from last week’s post mentioned Evangeline Lily’s son is named Kahekili – and since dad is Norman Kali, his full name Kahekili Kali. According to mom, Kahekili is a Hawaiian name means thunder. (Kahekili shown in illustration)
One of the arguments against unusual names is this: “But she won’t find anything with her name on it!”
That’s never really been true, and it is certainly less true now than ever before. Technology is a part of the change, but so is something more old-school: the countless Etsy shops, all featuring makers of unique hand-crafted items.
In celebration of this exciting way for daring baby namers to counter grandparents’ fears, we have a give-away. One lucky reader will score a set of twenty bookplates from Etsy shop My Kids Eat Off the Floor. Shop owner Kate is the mom to three fantastically named daughters herself: Tempe, Helena, and Juno.