Name That Sock Contest!

I’ve written up the sock pattern, but my sock has no name!  Help me find a name for this sock!

You can read more about the sock on an earlier blog post here.  Or see my project page on Ravelry here.

I’ve decided to have a contest to get your help in naming this sock.  Here are the rules:

  • Write a comment to this blog post with your name suggestion.
  • The contest will run from today 15 May 2012 through 25 May 2012.  Any suggestions entered after midnight CET on the 25th will not be considered.
  • The suggested name cannot be a duplicate of any other pattern name in Ravelry’s database.  Please search before suggesting!
  • I’ll choose the winning name based on, well, a name that fits!  The winner will be announced here, and on the Ravelry forums where this contest will also be announced.
  • What does the winner get?  First, the ever lasting glory of having your name mentioned in the pattern and on the Ravelry pattern page.  Second, and more importantly, the winner will receive a set of stitch markers from my FAVORITE stitch marker makers Crimson Orchid.  The winner can choose their favorite Droplets set and I’ll have it sent.

Ready?  Got some good ideas for a name?  Comment below and let the contest begin!

19 thoughts on “Name That Sock Contest!

  1. Debora May 15, 2012 / 14:13

    Beautiful sock! I was thinking Tiptoe with Butterflies!

  2. drillis351 May 15, 2012 / 15:15

    What a beauty?

    Flying Dutchwoman was what first came into my mind…

  3. Marikamum May 15, 2012 / 15:36

    I suggest Vlindersokken ( Butterfly socks in Dutch from online dictionaries and word-smashing :’)…)

  4. Christine May 15, 2012 / 15:58

    These are so pretty! And like others, they remind me of butterflies fluttering about…

    How about “Butterfly Circus” for a name?

    Best of luck to you with your new pattern!

  5. Beverly May 15, 2012 / 16:03

    These are so pretty! My first thought was “Butterfly Bubbles”, but there is a sweater pattern on Rav called “Bubbles and Butterflies”. Too close? In that case, I suggest “Butterfly Fizz”.

  6. Larc May 15, 2012 / 19:20

    Runway for Butterfly

    I really love these!

  7. Catherine May 15, 2012 / 19:42

    Jugendstil socks.
    And, no it’s not used on Ravelry (yet). I was quite surprised.
    Beautiful socks!

  8. Mary Henninger May 15, 2012 / 19:52

    Lovely! the toe looks like a Phalaenopsis Orchid. My entry is “Phal for You!”

  9. Sandy McCause May 15, 2012 / 20:16

    How about Iridescent Dragonfly? I immediately saw dragonflies. And they are beautiful socks!

  10. Linda R May 15, 2012 / 23:43

    Butterflies forever!

  11. Verity May 16, 2012 / 00:13

    Whoops! Accidentally posted my suggestion on the earlier thread instead of this one. I said:

    “A pretty pattern, beautifully executed! I think the central ribbed bit looks like Chinese lanterns, both the paper sort and the plants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalis_alkekengi). As you used a Japanese stitch pattern, maybe the Japanese word for the plant, Hozuki, would be a good name.”

  12. Pat May 16, 2012 / 02:57

    geketende vlinders = chained butterflies

    It sounds more beautiful in Dutch 🙂

  13. Anita May 16, 2012 / 04:37

    They look like clouds in the sky. So my suggestion is Congeries which is latin for cumulus clouds. Beautiful socks!

  14. debba May 16, 2012 / 08:20

    Beautiful socks! I offer “Ditrysia” as the name suggestion. It sounds pretty and exotic to me. It is not used on Ravelry anywhere, at the moment. It is a biological classification in the order of lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths…and, perhaps, socks. 🙂 Best of luck with your lovely pattern!

  15. Jennifer (pnbjam) May 16, 2012 / 22:01

    I too saw wings in the design, but the dainty color and the lace textures make me think of “Damsel’s Wings”, damselflies being typically smaller than dragonflies.

  16. kerrie May 17, 2012 / 08:40

    Such pretty socks! “pleine de grâce” comes to mind (french to english: “full of grace”)

  17. Connie K May 20, 2012 / 18:42

    I see the butterfly, but it also reminds me of a primrose. This name, however, has been used many times for patterns – so I used the name of another pretty four petaled flower. How about A Godetia For My Lady.

  18. Rhonda May 23, 2012 / 22:11

    My suggestion is Snake Eyes.
    I see a sort of reptile head with the eyes and the linear columns.

    (and yes I checked the Rav pattern database first before posting. 🙂

  19. Mary Henninger May 25, 2012 / 15:37

    I still think your toe looks like an orchid (which is appropriate for the Crimson Orchid gift). My second suggestion is ‘Orchidaceae” I do hope you will publish this pattern soon 🙂

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