Thoughts and illustrations on living with Asperger's Syndrome.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Name the Giraffe Contest

He needs a name.

The giraffe is the first new character I created for Dude, who did not come from my childhood cast of characters.

The giraffe is the facilitator of an Aspie support group. He fields many tough questions. Sometimes he has great ideas, other times he is clueless, but he means well. Kind of like real life, no?

You might wonder, why a giraffe? Continuing my long history of audience participation into my character development, I took my question to the Twitter, and there you have it.



The contest winner will receive a custom avatar of your choice drawn by me! (130 x 130 pixels)

Stretch your creative muscles, folks! You have a high standard to live up to. Consider that our current lineup of characters includes a dog named Dinky Doughnuts, a bird named Squishy, and a Fuzzysnussle. “Bob” the giraffe is not gonna cut it.

Enter in the comments below, on Facebook, or Twitter. Entries will be accepted through 8 PM Eastern on Wednesday 8/31. Enter as many times as you want.

So stick your neck out, and name that giraffe!

24 comments:

  1. giraffe = my favorite animal!
    how 'bout Gordon or Gordy ....

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  2. we suggest Georgie or Freckle.

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  3. I don't guarantee that I won't be back five or six times with new suggestions, but for now, I suggest Geronimo.

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  4. I like the Gordy idea.

    Are you sure it's a male giraffe? If it was a girl, you could name her Gigi!

    I'm sure someone will come up with a very creative name for your giraffe soon Matt! Have a great rest of the week!

    Laura

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  5. The zanier the better. I am in a zany mood.

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  6. Also, ask your kids. Fuzzy, Dinky, and Squishes all were named by elementary school children. :)

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  7. Georgio (according to my 6yr old aspie)

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  8. Geronimo Jellyroll Giraffe, from Alex, a 7-year-old Aspie from Alabama. We're very alliterative in our family...

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  9. How about Mister Stretchymo? Your giraffe kind of reminds me of my friend Stretch. Short for Stretchymo.

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  10. I did as you asked and checked with my kids. Sam (9 and observant) says Neckman. Jack (8 and autistic) says Melman, but he stole that from the movie Madagascar. Quinn (6 and obnoxious) said something that I'm not going to repeat.

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  11. My 4 year old Autistic twins say Rafie and "NO!"...apparently someone doesn't want to share his opinion. I vote for Helix because his neck is long like the double helix. :) Good luck!

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  12. I had a thought going, but then I saw Wafflefleece. I like that one!! If I can come up with something else, I'll post.

    Chris

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  13. Thank you for all the creative ideas - keep 'em coming!

    I must ask, where did "Wafflefleece" come from?

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  14. It's a complex construction...

    For one thing, I think the giraffe might be a Doctor, so I wanted a good name for that. "Hello! I am Doctor Wafflefleece!" just sounds good. It's fun to say.

    Waffle? Well, nearly everyone loves fresh waffles, and a giraffe's pattern is a bit waffle-y. And fleece- I may have been thinking of a giant plushie. Overall, the giraffe seems like a good character, so a positive-association name.

    One of the other suggestions could be a first name. ;)

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  15. The first name that popped into my head was "Algernon", but I like "Wafflefleece".

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  16. My six-year-old named his favorite giraffe Green Giraffe. I recognize that your giraffe lacks color, but the kid also has a black-and-white cat named Yellow, so there is precedent.

    I like Wafflefleece. Rolls off the tongue.

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  17. lewy , or gale, or simon, or sisory, or tatoro, or, patches, or , alfrerodo, or bashie the bashful, or curtise , or domphy, or eugen or flufykenz ,or gabreal , or holfernater lol or ill elis or jirickobose or krickity kirk or lefmia or mo mo or nortin or obi or piclo or quincer or richerd or stemstine or Terry the tumbler lol or ustice or vincent or willson or xando or yufinia or zack the zebro, or malzoo tazoo these names and many more broght to you by your friendly naber hood wolfie :)

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  18. wow my speeling i must be a kid lol so also chichroi wolfie

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  19. oh and gigiro wolf

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  20. HAHAHA! Thank you, wolfie - you rock! I think you named a whole zoo.

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  21. Thank you for all your entries. A name has been chosen! Watch for an announcement soon.

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