July 11, 2008

Double Milestones

I can't believe that I've reached these Etsy milestones, let alone on the same day! Wow, thanks to all of you who've supported my shops.

Since moving the monkeys into their own location, iSew has been very slow. Perhaps it's the addition of the new sewing pattern that gave me the recent boost in sales. Whatever it is, it's given me new hope to keep going.

As for the monkey milestone, the new shop has made 150 sales. That's way more than I could have hoped for in 6 months. And according to my monkey list, I've actually created 304 monkeys to date. I had hoped to do a giveaway when I reached 300, but I just didn't have the time. Instead, I'd like to ask for some help.

304 is a lot of monkeys to name. Usually I pre-print name tags and have them ready when monkeys are made. I just flip through until I find a name that suits the monkey. Well, I'm down to my last two and I'm ready to print a new batch. I try not to use the same name twice, at least for the same kind of monkey, so you can see why I'd run out of ideas. And yes, I've used the baby naming websites! Please help me with your suggestions. I'm desperately trying to get some new monkeys made and I wouldn't want them to be nameless, would you?

20 comments:

Old School Acres said...

I name my owls after old relatives. Maybe you could do something like that?

Jenn Maruska said...

Off the top of my head: Blair, Tootie, April, May, June, Lily, Posie, Poco, Billy-Bob, Juan, Albert, Tom, Suri, Hubert, Hermes, Fry, Scruffy, Steve, Ginger, Basil, Rose, Mary, Taffy, Panko, Sugar.

(Email me if you need more.)

: )

African Kelli said...

Okay, here are all the names I'd like to give kids one day:

Joshua
Rex
Brady
Noah
Ruth
Esther
Emmanuelle
Louise
Georgia
Paloma (Lola)

Keep going? and CONGRATS!!

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh - and congratulations on the milestones!

jodie said...

How about my brother's names - they were like little monkeys when we were kids...

John
Michael
Chip

And, here are some other ideas:

Jude
Issac
Darwin
Luke
Jack

Jayde
Ellie
Emma

Also, here is a link to the names of fictional monkeys (film and literature) that may spark an idea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_monkeys

Congratulations on both milestones!
Wishing you many more sales!!

Jodie

jodie said...

Oh, just thought of another one:

Jake

Nutsy Coco said...

Congrats on your milestones!

Suzy said...

Congrats on the sales!
How about: Jasper, Jo-Jo, Sasha, Sienna, Sydney, Shelby, Pipi, Marco, Olive, Helmut, Poppy, Giselle, Heidi, Rocky, Chuck, Sheila, Jilly, Tilly, gee, I could go on and on...lol

Suzanne said...

304 monkeys?...no wonder your hands hurt! Silly girl SLOW DOWN. You're a monkey making fool!

Paco, Chipper, Mugs, Eore, Capri, Sonya, Lucy, Ethel (can you see where I'm going here?) Fred, Dessie, Monica, Crumb Cruncher.

LeeAnn said...

You need to go international with the names! Or just watch movie credits to grab name ideas. Credits have to be good for something right?

Congrats with your Etsy milestones!

LemonCadet said...

I've been watching a lot of the Young and the Restless lately as the kid wants to nurse (conveniently) between 12:30 and 1:30 most days.

Here are all the characters I can remember:

Sabrina
Victor
Victoria
Nikki
Nick
Phillip
Jill
Catherine
Colleen
Adrian
Daniel
Phyllis
Sharon
Jack
Gloria
Jeffrey
Michael
David
Lauren

Ok. That's all for now.

jessi said...

Here we go with some of the names from my family: Kyli, Kortney, Kelton, Kannon, Lily, Scott, Haylia, Karen, DeAnn, Barry, Carol, Walter, Nathan, Heather, Peter, Ned, Phillip, Hal, Ray, Cathy, Jane, Gary, Pam, Gail, Alene, Judy, Ruth

Some other names I like for monkeys: Eric, Gwen, Poppy, Jill, Jack, Babette, Patty, Leonard, Leo, Steve, Danny, Alice

Hopefully there are some there that you haven't used.

B and KB said...

I like Ike, Ham, Mo, Beany, Bones, Clems, Jazzy, Fritzy, Flash, LuLu, Skeet, & Sqeeky :)

Have fun!

pantless wonder said...

Here are some names:

Philbert, Norbert, Bertram, Wilber, Otis, Credence, Ollie, Orville, Beaufort, Delilah, Cal, Wade, Wayne, Cletus, Dora Mae, Bubba, Duke, Chester, Dale, Cooter, Earl, Dwayne, Ford, Dodge, Garth, Horace, Homer, Jackson, Jed, Lee, Roy, Rufus, Roscoe, Brandine, Sierra, Dakota, Savannah, Niles, Hugh, Rupert, Eustace, Percival, Melody, Chauncey, Clea, Nemo, Lawrence, Clark, Becky, Luly, Corrine

~wenhether~ said...

I think Heather is a fine name!! :)

phoebe
Tiffany
Rebecca
Lloyd
Jesse
Gretchen

ane said...

If you want some foreign names for your monkeys here is a list of fairly common names in Norway:

Female: Sigrid,Trude, Marte, Maren, Trine, Tora, Astrid, Ida, Elin, Live.

Male: Sigurd, Harald, Ivar, Haakon, Olav, Kristian, Karl, Fredrik, Martin , Erling, Matias.

andrea said...

one thought, go through your high school/college yearbook if you have it or go through the phone book, tape some soap operas and write down all the crazy names of the characters. name ideas: aidan, liam, hugh, seamus, damian, emmet, daisy, lily, petunia, lucy, louise, pumpkin... just some ideas :)

made by molly said...

Congrats on hitting your milestones! I've always been a fan of Mathilde and Mildred and Marge.

KathyK said...

Hmm, names. Well you might have these already, but:
Molly, Ida, Lena, Shelly, Brittany, Kenny, Fred, Jason, Darrick, Maurice, Samantha, Wilma, Cece, Kyran, Joanne, Seth, Mika, Polly.

karen said...

Hows about

River
angus
morag
rose
joseph
ross
lauren
poppie
dasie
franky
grace
............

Hope you find a nice new list of name's soon
oh and congrats on reaching the mile stones