Thursday, July 26, 2012
My last pair of ducks were named Ari Duckass (after my former colleague, Ari Ducas) and Dick-the-Duck (because I liked the sound). You may recall that I have also had chickens named Dixie Chick, Chicka Khan, Eartha Chick, Maria and Jesus (hay-soos!), Spot, Miss Peep, Chesley Spring Chicken (after my friend Chesley Spring), and many other amusing names.
So I am looking for a couple of great duck names. Could be a matched pair, could be individual names. You have one week. Contest closes end of business July 31. Winner will be announced on August 1. I choose the winner(s) and my decision is final. After all, I have to live with it, you'll be moving on to another contest.
To enter, you must put your suggestion in the comments of this blog post. E-mailing me does not count. Adding your suggestion to a Facebook post does not count. I want everyone who enters to be able to see what everyone else is suggesting, and that's the best way to do it.
What do you get for entering the winning name(s)? Bragging rights. I'll name you in a blog post. And if you ever get out to Busy Solitude Farm (while the ducks are still alive, so don't dilly dally!) you can meet your namesakes in person.
Start now! Will the names be historical or hysterical? Alliterative? Synonymic? Perhaps they'll follow a theme...flowers? Music? Vegetables? I am eager to see what you come up with, so let's go!