Monday, June 7, 2010

And the Winning Rat Name Is...

This was a very tight race! The winner nabbed it by one vote! Every time I thought a name had it locked in, a few more people would cast their vote and change things up! While Finnegan, Snug and Cotter got some serious love, there was overwhelming favor going to Milo, Rooney and Topher.

So, without further ado, our little friend, whose name will be published in Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles, will be called TOPHER! Thanks so much to the lovely Valerie Kemp, who suggested the name. My little son is especially happy about this because Topher is the name of the actor (Topher Grace) who plays Venom in Spider-Man 3! Ha, ha! Although, my son did like Milo and Snug too!

I'm so glad I ran this contest when I did, because I'm about to start writing about our dear old Topher and had nothing to call him! I liked so many of these names I might end up using them anyway!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! This was a lot of fun!

xoxo -- Hilary

23 comments:

  1. So fun! Topher will be great. :)

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  2. Awesome pick. Really, you have a lot of winners there for future books. :)

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  3. YAY!! The possums are so happy!!

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  4. Yay. Glad the little guy has a name. Hi Topher.:)

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  5. OMG! That's SO awesome! Especially since I was on an revision-forced hiatus this weekend and didn't even get to vote! Yay! Can't wait to read all about Topher. So um... how long before book two comes out?

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  6. Yay! My aunt once had a Sheltie named Topher, and I loved that name!

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  7. Valerie! It comes out a year after Nightshade City, so not until October 2011! Gah! So, we only have to wait about 475 days to see our Topher make it to the shelf! I hope he's patient because I'm sure not! ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  8. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to content myself with book one for a while. Still, can't wait to tell everyone I helped name a character in a real live published book!

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  9. Very cool! Way to go Valerie. :)

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  10. Ah, fun contest idea! And Topher is definitely a fabulous name. Can't wait to meet him!

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  11. Congratulations! Topher is a very good name for a rat. (Altho I still like Milo. *giggle*)

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  12. AW! I love that name! Congrats!

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  13. Yes! Totally fun. Can I steal some of the rejects? :)

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  14. Great name! I look forward to Topher's adventures.

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  15. Thanks for letting us share in your fun! Topher is GREAT!

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  16. Topher is awesome. It was my second favorite after Rooney (sniff).
    ;)

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  17. Man, I missed such a great contest!! I love Topher! So cool.

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  18. Howdy Topher! Welcome to the "Real" world!

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  19. Topher is too cute! Great name!

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  20. Hi Hilary! Found you thru Matthew Rush's QQQ Experiment. This was a cute contest! I like the rat's name!

    Just wanted to let you know about a contest I'm holding on my blog for funniest/goofiest/craziest LOVE SCENE in 200 words or less. I've got some prizes and whatnot, so feel free to let your followers know. I can't wait to see what people come up with for such a love scene! :-)

    www.kayemevans.com/blog

    Anyway, thought I'd post this 'cause I saw this contest on your blog. Glad to be one of your followers now!

    Best,
    Kay

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