Thursday, July 02, 2009

Competition!


So back on the day of me dragging Leia around the paintball course in search of a geocache, we got a cactus for the lab. We already have a plant (Spaz), a bryophyte (Kermit) and a while ago we had a fish (Spot) with an aquatic snail called Gary (who randomly gave birth to Basil).

So now that the cactus is firmly established in our little family, we need to name it. and that's where you guys come in.

Please will you suggest some names? We just can't make a decision. If there isn't a clear winner then we will set up a poll to decide.

PLEASE help us on this! Arguing over names is seriously denting our productivity!

After much discussion we have decided that the person who picks the final name will win:
  • a digital group hug from all of us

  • a special post about your awesomeness (can be exchanged for a guest blog from one of us, you can choose who writes it)

  • A specially made award badge for your blog

  • 10 points!

Sounds like it's worth a try doesn't it?

Good luck and get naming! Multiple suggestons per person are allowed, but please put them as separate comments so we don't miss any!

25 comments:

Sebastian said...

'Sebastian'?

*hides*

EEbEE said...

If I had a cactus i would name him 'Potatoe'

(and yes, you don't get girl cactii... you just don't. so don't ask).

Sebastian said...

Well, the kind of flat-squashed cacti are more female than the long, spiky, 6-foot protuberances...

Helen said...

I think this little cactus could be either, we haven't been able to decide. Although Sebastian makes good point...

Must be the blood-rush from the application of peas...

Sebastian said...

Well, go with an ambiguous name then, like 'George' or 'Nigel' that can later convert into Georgina or Nigella... (both hideous names, in my opinion, but hey...)

Seb -> Sebrina/Sabrina?

Yeah, putting peas down there was like attaching a heatsink to my brain. My testes became superconductive for a short period. A moment of immense clarity.

Helen said...

The bonus being that we get to choose, not like a pet bird called "Roger" that suddenly lays an egg (Gary producing Basil wasn't really a surprise seeing that snails are hermaphodites and all that).

I'll add George(ina) and Nigel(la) to the list!

SuvvyGirl said...

Ok be prepared I have a few

Spike

SuvvyGirl said...

Leroy

SuvvyGirl said...

Buttons

SuvvyGirl said...

Patches

SuvvyGirl said...

and for a really random one Ariel!!

Actually seeing Sebastian's name made me think of the Little Mermaid :D

Sebastian said...

Yes, that association haunted me for most of the 80s...

Brackers said...

Cecil.

po said...

My cactus is called Bob, a name of awesomeness, but your cactus looks like a Norbert to me.

sarah said...

i have no idea what all you people are on about

its obvious that this cactus is the splitting image of Elton John

henno said...

You ignorance of horticulture astounds me fellow bloggers. It's clear from the picture that our little spiky friend is of the Blossfeldia liliputana variety of cacti, being smaller and, well, cuter than it's larger uncle the Pachycereus pringlei. It is indigenous to Argentina and Bolivia, though how it found it's way to Africa remains a mystery. But what's interesting, as you can see, is that it's named after the inhabitants of Swift's Lilliput due to it's minute size and rather button-like appearance. Thus, I feel it only fair that you dub your little pint-sized friend "Gulliver". :p

terrifirma said...

Luke already suggested a name: WAIT

:P

Seriously how about a gender-indifferent Francis?

Candice said...

I agree about the Elton John comment! lol!

My suggestions are:

Barnaby

Candice said...

Freddie

Candice said...

and.... Edmund :)

Hannah said...

Reuben McGarrigle

Sebastian said...

I really like Gulliver! Infallible logic too!

EEbEE said...

Inspiration has come to me at last.

give you.

Douglas the cactus.

(it even rhymes)

EEbEE said...

imagine the theme song

Here comes Douglas,
He's a Cactus!
All the Cactmen hail his name,
They stand in rows,
Displaying their...toes,
Screaming Douglas rules Forever!

(and if you don't know about the elusive race of cactmen yet consider yourself an amateur on cactus politics. so there)

Hannah said...

Sue White after everyone's favourite mad HR lady.