Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In Which a Camel is Named...

First of all, if you missed my special Tuesday post yesterday, you can click here to see the trailer for In a Fix. I'm still super-excited about it!!!!! (Note the leftover exclamation points. Sorry. They just keep popping out.)

Now back to our regularly scheduled Hump Day Post:

So, last Wednesday I introduced you to my new stuffed camel. I asked for opinions on the camel's gender, and for name suggestions. And you guys came through for me!

Six of you thought the camel was a girl.
Four of you thought the camel was a boy.
Five of thought the camel could swing either way. (Now, that's a wild camel!)

Girl names suggested:


Boy names suggested:


Gender neutral names suggested:


A great bunch of names!

And the winner is ... *drum roll* ...

None of the above!

Because there was a last-minute, dark horse entry from TG that was absolutely, in my admittedly biased opinion, perfect:

Engelbert Humperdinck.

Get it? HUMPerdinck? Come on, you love it, right?

What? You don't know who the hell Engelbert Humperdinck is? You whippersnappers, you!

*sighs* Look here. Go on. I'll wait.

Of course, Mr. Humperdinck was waaaaay before my time. (Okay, slightly before my time.) But once you hear a name like that, you don't forget it.

Of course, Engelbert is quite a mouthful, so maybe I'll shorten it to Bertie. Or maybe Dinckie. No, definitely Bertie.

And look! Bertie is so happy with his new name he's celebrating with a Manhattan! Now, there's a camel after my own heart. 

Yes. I realize the picture is a teensy bit ... well, blurry. This is because I, um, was trying to *cough* wordlessly express the dizzying effect of a Manhattan when coupled with Bertie's joy at being gender-fied and named.

Not, I stress, because I forgot to adjust the settings on my camera after imbibing my own Manhattan. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)

May your Hump Day be happy. Or hilarious. Or hilariously happy!

Edited to Add: I'm being interviewed over at Dianne's blog, In High Spirits, today. Drop by and say hi if you have a chance. :)


Anne Gallagher said...

Englebert Humperdink is a great name for a camel. That TG, always thinking.

Anyway, you need to send me an email b/c I found something for you I think you might be able to use on your Wed. post. I looked for your mail address but don't have it. piedmontwriter at gmail dot com.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I know who EH is! My grandma had an autographed picture of him in a frame on her coffee table. I don't remember any pictures of us...

Deniz Bevan said...

Love the picture! We could call him Humpie...

abby mumford said...

you and TG, always making good use of the english language!

congrats, bertie. i hope you can live up to your name. that's a lot of letters to fill!

Anonymous said...

As lons as after the loving he's still in love with you, you can name him anything you want.

Delia said...

Okay, Engelbert Humperdinck totally trumps them all. And *sigh* I do know who that is. Unfortunately. ;)

Oh, and you have lovely martini glasses.

mshatch said...

just came over from Dianne's and darn it, I wish I'd found you sooner! And I can't wait for that book of yours to come out!

Linda G. said...

Anne -- Yeah, that TG. He's a quick one. ;)

Teri Anne -- LOL! I mean, awwww. That's kind of sad. But maybe it kept Grandma happy?

Deniz -- That works with Humperdinck, too! *grin*

Abby -- I know! And he better learn to sing, too. ;)

Stephen -- LOL! How apt. :)

Delia -- Thank you. TG's sister gave us those glasses. I love those sturdy bases. Makes 'em hard to knock over.

Mshatch -- I'm so glad you stopped by! Nice to meet your pixels. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Cool! Bertie it is :)
Love the trailer!
Now I'm going to Dianne's.

Diane Henders said...

I'd forgotten about EH! Now there was a guy who should've changed his name when he went into the entertainment biz. :-) Perfect name for your little camel buddy.

Linda G. said...

Carol -- Thanks! Glad you love it. :)

Diane -- The weirdest thing is, he DID change his name when he went into showbiz. He was born "Arnold George Dorsey." I know! He went from Dorsey to Humperdinck? What was he thinking???

Michele Shaw said...

Doh! Can't believe I didn't think of that name. And, sadly, I know who he is (though before my time as well...but still I know which is bad enough).

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That's quite a name to hand on that little guy, but I think he can handle it. ((Can he sing? Maybe ya need to come up with his theme song next.)

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Engelbert Humperdinck is perfect. I must be old cause I know who he is.
TG is quite clever.
Gonna go check you out at High Spirits. See you there.

Al said...

I do love it, but I did groan too!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, yes -- I remember E.H.

Thanks for visiting at my blog on Wednesday and greeting all the visitors while I was away! I felt like I left my blog in good hands!

Can't wait to read In A Fix!

Unknown said...

YAY!! LOVE the name, but I am not sure I can even spell it well, lol. <3