Monday, May 11, 2009

Fu Manchu It Is!

I didn't get much response in my koi naming endeavor but fortunately the responses I did get netted some good suggestions.

I smile every time I think about the reason for Erin's suggestion of Fu Manchu. She felt that the whiskers on each side of the unnamed koi's mouth looked somewhat like a Fu Manchu mustache. The funny thing about it is that one of the most distintive characteristics of all koi are the whiskers on each side of its mouth. But I love the suggestion and the name is very versatile. We can call it Fu when we want to shorten it and if it turns out to be a chasee instead of a chaser, then she can be called Fufu. So the prize goes to Erin.

The next guy we have to name is (Isn't it funny that he looks completely different on each side?):

And the winning name is Cubbie! And the winning namer is Bacardi Mama. What a great name. Certainly Mr. Right loves it and I think it's perfect too. This guy definitely looks like he has a baseball cap on at a rakish angle and he has that cute little face that just looks like a Cubbie to me. And by naming him right now, he can get out of the house and into the pond a week sooner.

So let me introduce to you, Fu Manchu and Cubbie:

They'll be joining the guys in the big pond sometime this week. And thanks to the loyal readers who helped me out in this project. Erin and Bacardi Mama, please leave your prize choices in the comments section and I'll be sure that your selections are headed your way this week. (Since Beth will be adding more this week, take the time you need to choose the one you want.) Thank you so much for participating.

Next we'll be working on names for some of the big guys already in the pond. But that's a project for another day.


  1. Oh, thank you so much. I am so excited. I think I want Hope Street, but if it's okay, I'll check out Beth's new prints when she gets them up. Again, thank you so much. You are a sweetie! You made my day.

  2. Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I'm definitely going to wait until Beth puts up more prints, just to make it harder on myself. I already love all the ones she has up.
    I'm so glad Fu Manchu makes you smile. It is such a fun thing to say, isn't it?

  3. Okay, I have it narrowed down to two and I'm going to let you pick and surprise me. I'm sure I'll buy the other one myself sooner or later. The two that I love the most are Hope Street and Bunchy. Thank you so much for this very special gift. You have truly made my week. Have a great weekend.

  4. After looking and relooking a million times, I definitely want Hope St. I need a little reminder of hope every day!


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