Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Name My Pumpkins

Even though I'm still recovering from paying $18 EACH for my Halloween pumpkins here in Melbourne, I am trying to look forward to the fun task of carving them into jack-o-lanterns. That's what my whole search was about right? Finding pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns so I could share this Halloween tradition with my children. I can't help but feel like I've invested a lot in these pumpkins this year. Perhaps that's because I HAVE invested A LOT in these pumpkins--$36 to be exact. So I figure I've got to make the most of this precious commodity before it expires into a mouldy heap on my front doorstep. I need your help. I figure we should give these pumpkins names before we carve them up. I'm accepting your suggestions in the comments section of this post. I figure once the pumpkins are named, we'll have a better idea what direction we should go with the carving.

Now, so as not to confuse any of my readers, naming pumpkins in not a regular American tradition. Well, not one that I know of. We Americans don't normally name our Halloween pumpkins, but these pumpkins of mine, they aren't just your run of the mill pumpkins. My pumpkins are $18 pumpkins!!!! So to make myself feel better about the $18, I'm trying to convince myself that I didn't just purchase pumpkins, I also purchased the naming rights to the pumpkins. See, I'm value adding so it seems like I got a better deal. Very clever, I know.

So here's a photo so you know who you are naming:

Here's the other side of the pumpkins:

I know, I know, they look pretty special don't they? Well they are $18 pumpkins. It doesn't get more special than that does it? If it does, I don't think I want to know about it.

So hit me with your name suggestions. You've got until midnight PST Wednesday in the USA or until 6pm AEST Thursday in Australia. I'll let the Handsome Australian choose the winners from your suggestions. Then we'll see what kind of face we can put with a name when we carve the jack-o-lanterns.

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Don't let me down!


Saretta said...

Thelma and Louise ;-)

MissCaron said...

How about Ichabod and Betelgeuse? My two favorite halloween related stories ...

Here's a list for more spooky names ... http://www.babynames.com/Names/spooky-names.php

MissCaron said...

Do I get disqualified for two seperate suggestions? ;-)

How about Wednesday and Pugsley from the Aadams Family?

suzinoz said...

Thanks saretta and misscaron for your suggestions. I like the creativity! To answer your question misscaron, you won't be disqualified for two seperate suggestions because here at G'day Y'all, we are just happy to have suggestions full stop (that's Aussie for period) =)

Anonymous said...

What about Porgy and Bess? I am a George Gershwin fan.

Yes--not really Halloween themed--I know.

ibbabs97 said...

I like Harry and Sally

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

The names you've gotten already are so good how can I compete? I love the Thelma & Louise and Harry & Sally entries.