Wow…what a turn out everyone. There were twenty-four names in the pile. Twenty-two names were invented by such clever people and two were actual names of those entering the contest. Here are all those fabulous names:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn, Lin Xiao, Benjamin de Fourre, Hester Jackson, Christian Risko, Nina Gogs, Hunter Johnson, Clarice Pennington, Amber Rai Ellison, Tone, Alessandro Ricci, Rama Muhammad and Tessandra LeDoux.
Aren’t they great!
I wanted to be 100% fair. So I copied them to small slips of paper, folded them twice and put them in a bowl. I tossed them about to be certain I didn’t know which name was here or there and then I had my 3 ½ year old granddaughter pull the name.
Drum roll…the winner is: Rama Muhammad…pianist extraordinaire. The new follower to my blog and deserving poet who submitted the name is Mohamed Mughal. Be sure to head on over to Mohamed’s site, Thoughts and Ponderings, and read his wonderful post.
When my book is published, I will give Mohamed Mughal credit for the name and a voucher to purchase a free copy of ‘The Treasures of Carmelidrium,’ from Amazon kindle.
Great thanks to all who participated. I plan to do this again in the future.
In other news…check out the blogfest in the side bar and the other contest still going on. On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 I will host my first author blog book tour. My friend and author, Mary Montague Sikes.