Last week, I asked you to help me pick a name for my new hedgehog toy (a surprise gift from a generous human). And my readers certainly came through for me! We received 14 suggestions in the comments and one suggestion via Instagram. Among the entries were literary references, nods to pop culture, French vocabulary, and a variety of alliterative and onomatopoetic ideas, which confirms my suspicion that my readers are quite a cultured group of wordsmiths.
I was tempted to combine a couple of the suggestions:
But in the end, the Lady said we should stick to the plan and draw a name out of a hat. We didn’t have an appropriate hat, so we used a bowl instead.
And the winner is…
Thank you to The Pickled Pastor for submitting the winning name! I think Héri and I will have many adventures together. And a big thanks to everyone who submitted a suggestion.
Before I go, a quick Angus update: After a recent impromptu tutoring session, I realized that my young charge is not ready to progress to the second lesson and will need some remedial work on Lesson One: Get Out of My Face. He is a bit stubborn. More to come next week.
Thanks again to everyone for participating in the hedgehog name draw! This was a great deal of fun, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.