The Hopefully Not Annual “Name Baby Howe” Contest

March 18, 2008 § 80 Comments

Out of sheer ignorance, one of the most daunting things about the thought of having our first baby is the responsibility of naming him or her. So here is the deal…we are asking you the Brian Howe Blog reader to help us name our first born child. Our Baby is due on September 28, 2008. I know, I know, it seems a long way off but I am horribly impatient so we are starting this contest now.

Official Rules

1. You can submit up to 3 boy names and 3 girl names…a grand total of 6 ways to win.

2. You cannot submit the names Brian, William, Peter, Elizabeth, Victoria, and or Avery because we are already partial to those names….Change our minds!

3. If we choose your name to use as either a First or Middle name we will reward you handsomely…seriously you win something…I can’t tell you what, but it will be worth your effort! Hmm what would a good prized be for the naming of a child???

4. Throw a link on your blog to this contest, we would like to have peeps from all over the country world throw in name ideas.

I can’t wait to hear what you come up with…fire away!!


§ 80 Responses to The Hopefully Not Annual “Name Baby Howe” Contest

  • Jeremy Erndt says:


    1. Landon
    2. Brayden
    3. Jaden


    1. Kylie
    2. Avery
    3. Sydney

  • Jeremy Erndt says:

    ok no Avery…I forgot about that…I am officially disqualified…peaced

  • libhowe says:

    Jer, did Brian pay you to suggest those? They’re a bunch of his favorites! I will accept no foul play in this competition!

  • I think I will have to refrain from participating until Scott and I decide what we are going to name our baby! We still have no idea.

  • Brian Howe says:

    @ Jrem – good names…i dig the trendy but Lib digs classics.

    @Lib- more credit then that please…haha

    @Heather- you already have 2 good names…we dont even have 1!

  • Jeremy Erndt says:

    Lib, No cheating over here…just lobbing out good quality names…ha ha . How do you combine the trendy with the traditional?

  • […] About ← The Hopefully Not Annual “Name Baby Howe” Contest […]

  • emily says:


    1 – Grant
    2 – Zachary
    3 – Joshua


    NOT Victoria

    1 – Audrey
    2 – Annalise
    3 – Charlotte (nickname – Charley)

  • emily says:

    i would like to elaborate on my NOT Victoria comment.

    1 – i’m just not a fan of the name, never have been

    2 – SERIOUSLY?? you named your dog Posh. what’s with the Beckham obsession? people are gonna start to wonder, i mean really. Lib…I know you loved the spice girls and all, but this is taking it a little too far. πŸ™‚

  • brianhowe says:

    @Emily – haha…we sure do love the Beckam’s!!

  • jeffsdeepthoughts says:

    A piece of advice you did not ask for:
    Do not tell ANY ONE the name you pick until the ink is dry on the birth certificate.
    With our first two, we shared several potential names. Every knucklehead in the world told us how everybody would make fun of the name or that the name was linked to several well-known serial killers.
    The truth is that there are no perfect names, every one WILL be corrupted on the school yard by some doofus. The idea of a contest is really cool– but if I were you I wouldn’t announce the winner until it’s too late for anybody to change your minds.

  • Lauren says:

    1) Tyler
    2) Nathan
    3) Connor

    1) Lauren
    2) Cameron (Cammie!)
    3) Tessa

    If all else fails, Pricess Sparkle.

  • Brian Howe says:

    @Jeff – good call bro…we will definitely hold off announcing the winner…until then feel free to throw out your names!

    @Lauren-Princess Sparkle is quite possibly the front runner right now!

  • libhowe says:

    Lauren – PRINCESS SPARKLE WINS! Contest over πŸ™‚ haha. Also, I love how you shamelessly throw “Lauren” in as your #1 choice. That rocks

  • Joy says:

    I went with more classic style names (sorry Brian)…Plus, some have nicknames – that should give me points, right?

    1. Alexander (Alex)
    2. Thomas (Tom)
    3. Michael (Mike)

    1. Emma (Em?)
    2. Olivia
    3. Isabella (Belle)

    All of these names would work with a middle name of “Joy” even the guy ones (trust me).

    I can’t top – Princess Sparkle.

  • robwhittaker says:

    I’m all over Jeffsdeepthoughts comment. What are you going to tell your son/daughter when they asked why they picked their name? “Well Bubba/Bunny, we had this contest on our blog…” πŸ™‚

    Molly and I waited until Madison was born and didn’t tell a soul until then. This is my vote.

  • Lauren says:

    My one shot at glory and I spell Princess wrong.

    Also this-Lauren is a completely awesome name Libby. You should really think about it. I highly suggest the combo “Lauren Ann”…

  • Nicole Coates says:

    1. Lindsey
    2. Ayla
    3. Cailyn

    1. Thomas (Tom)
    2. Ryan
    3. Justin

    Whatever you name this baby, will be great! Just thought I would throw these out there.

  • brianhowe says:

    @Rob – You struggle reading …we control the naming my friend! Just looking for suggestions…haha.

    @Nicole – Some good names

    @Lauren – we will keep the way you spelled Princess…its endearing.

  • brianhowe says:

    @Joy – Hmm Joy the Boy?? haha…good stuff.

  • Christina Seidel says:


    1.) Anthony

    2.) Ryan

    3.) Nicholas

    Traditional!! I Know…


    1.) Maggie

    2.) Valarie

    3.) Vanessa

    FYI… I thought I had my name set well in advance and then… he was here w/ all that RED hair and the name I was set on just didnt work. SO… You’ll know when you see him/her.


    Each of you make a top 10 list boys and girls… dont share till there completed and you find a common name that you both like and hadn’t realized…

    Any Who…

    Hope your feeling well…


  • Shelley Erndt says:


    -Herbert (HERBIE HOWE!!)

    I double TRIPLE dog dare you!!!

    (*disclaimer: if anyone reading this is named one of the above names or knows/loves someone with the above name, my intent is not to offend anyone but to shed a little humor on some uncommon and peculiar names πŸ™‚

  • Sue says:

    1) Trinity
    2) Alexandrea
    3) Paige

    1) Caleb
    2) Joshua
    3) Derek

    Just a few names that I like.. but whatever you choose will be just perfect. So happy for you both! :0)

  • Mortimer says:

    I’m very offended. My name has been passed on from generations since the Civil War.

  • brianhowe says:

    @Mortimer aka Steve – You are a dork.

  • […] 24, 2008 · No Comments If you haven’t already, go here and name my baby…by the way I am really starting to think it’s going to be a […]

  • Pam B says:


    Any takers? πŸ™‚

  • davecross says:

    I didnt take the time to read all those comments so I don’t know if it’s suggested but I like Carson and Jocelyn for the last name Howe.

  • Bob & Sue Dupont says:

    Hi Brian & Libby,

    Just found your blog.. Good names:


  • Sue Clairmont says:

    Had to get this done so I could sleep tonight.
    Here goes (is it cheating if I include middle names?).
    1) Lainey Joy
    2)Melody Rose (get it)
    3) Bethany Amber
    1) Corey Andrew
    2)Timothy Zion
    3) Jonah Sawyer

    Good night…zzzz
    : )

  • Tiffiny says:

    I’ve always liked the name BRIAN for a boy but with the last name of Adams, we would have an “Office Space” moment on our hands. I’ve also always really liked the name SAM for a boy or a girl, but again, with the last name of Adams, our child would be in AA before he or she is out of Pampers. I also really like the names Charlie and Chris but those are the names of Jeff’s father and brother respectively. So…I bequeath my all-time favorite names to the both of you, names I fell in love with long before I knew my husband…



    (Sorry the girls list isn’t that long – I convinced myself a long time ago that I would never have any girls so I never put much thought into girls names)

    Good Luck!

  • shy says:

    i thought Maxwell…(Max) until i put it together…Maxwell Howe (house) scratch that one.

    I am going to divulge my names to you that i don’t know that Nate will let me use…but don’t freak out if you pick one of these and then there is a little rohrer out there with the same name…

    Jacob (Jake)
    What about familial….like William Joseph??
    and really only one name would really be the best for a cute, sweet little girl…SHYLA (i’ll send a gift…)

    Anyway, London is what i would love to name our next young lad… but don’t think i’ll ever convince nate…

    good luck. πŸ™‚

  • brianhowe says:

    Wow- great names coming in…Keep them coming…

    @Shyla – I love the name London…but it aint gonna fly! haha.

  • Colleen Eddy says:

    1) Colleen
    2) Kelly
    3) Nikki
    4) Bambi (L.G.)
    5) Sylvia (Sutton)

    I’ve got nothin for boys…

  • […] an issue of a survey – who would leave such anΒ important decision up to a simple survey, vote or contest? (haha, jk)Β It was more of a judgment based on our experience with them, and we definitely took […]

  • […] April 11, 2008 · No Comments Go name my baby!! […]

  • libhowe says:

    Colleen – I think Bambi Sylvia Howe is the best name of all time. She would be forever young and fabulous πŸ™‚ I forgot what L.G. stands for. Apparently I am getting old.

  • Ashlie says:



    All of these sound like dog names…I am well aware. πŸ˜‰ Good luck in babyland, guys.

  • Pam B says:

    I used to work at a law firm that I like to refer to as Dewey, Cheatum & Howe.

    Seriously, when I thought I wanted kids, I liked the names Jonathan and Alicia.

  • Cornick says:

    Brian, as much as I would like to participate in your ‘name the baby’ game. The names I like I’m going to keep for my kids.

    And the fewer the people that know them…the better. But how about I throw some out there anyways?

    1. Theodore
    2. Herbert
    3. Edgar

    1. Beatrice
    2. Laquisha
    3. Sasha

    What? don’t like those names? πŸ˜‰

  • Okay Faith and I just had a long discussion about your baby names….Here’s what we came up with…






    Adelyne (our personal favorite)



  • Because it’s faith and I i figure we get 2 sets of 6 so here’s 6 more….






    Hallie (Means Praise the Lord)



  • Jennie Wastchak says:

    So I was checking up on your blogs and love the name your baby Occasionally we get to hear names from the rest of the howe gang..esp dave πŸ™‚

    I love the names:
    Grace Emerson
    Kameron Nicole (love the boy/girl names in our house)
    Sorry I’m out for a third

  • […] out there? I am so enivous of myΒ wife’s year round tan…hopefully our unnamed child will getΒ her […]

  • Brian says:

    @Jeff – I would appreciate your best effort…haha.

    @Book – I will have to check the rule book on your two comment effort…but at least yo uare trying.

    @Ash-Good names…our pastor has a dog name too…so that could turn out good for our lil one.

    @Jennie – good names…thanks for throwin them out there!

  • Jillayne Mac Leod says:

    David Micheal-my favorite king and angel from the Bible
    Jonathan Garrett-john is my family name-Garrett is a cool middle name but NOT a first name-Sorry to any body whose mother named them that
    William Robert-These are the names of two really coo Scots-William and Robert the Bruce- I am a major geek I know

    Jillayne Rebecca-This is my name and I know its so cool it automatically wins…LOL
    Madison Raine(Rayne)-This is just a cool name I made up
    Thea Jenel-Thea is my moms name and Jenel just goes with it

    I hope these names help you in your search!!
    And I hope I win!!


  • Ashlie says:

    haha, amen to that!
    Buddy and Bailey. That works, I think.

  • Paul D says:



  • Hi! I am from Rolling Hills Baptist Church. Congratulations on your little girl! Here are my name suggestions:
    1.) Olivia Grace Howe
    2.) Faith Elizabeth Howe
    3.) Isabella Nicole Howe
    4.) Maci Joelle Howe

    God bless you all as you prepare for the arrival of your little girl! Having a child is one of the greatest blessings from God! It’s incredible!

  • […] that we know it is a girl, we are going into overdrive with the name the baby contest. Go HERE and submit your 3 best girl names. Even if you have […]

  • Lauren says:

    Cara (CARE-ah, not CAR-ah)

  • emily says:

    I second Addison

  • Alison says:

    CONGRATS on finding out it’s a girl!

    If I have a girl – when we decide to start a family, my top picks are:

    1. Isabelle
    2. Eliza
    3. Noelle

  • Jon says:

    I think the geeks should be represented, so I’m going to suggest:


  • Jon says:



  • Ashlie, again. says:

    Yay, a girl! πŸ™‚


  • […] If you haven’t heard or read this blog in a while, We are having a little girl and you can help name her by going HERE […]

  • Nicole Coates says:

    Now that we know its a girl…. here are 3 new names:
    1. Kyla
    2. Mckenna (Kenna)
    3. Danika (Danny)

  • I love names:
    1 – Damaris (it’s pronounced duh-mare [like the horse] -iss [like the sound a snake makes without the h] & don’t make fun of it because it’s my daughter’s name)
    2 – Lorelai
    3 – Kerioth (it’s pronounced keer [like beer but with a k] -ith [like with minus the w])

  • Kristy says:

    I liked the name Kaylee….. until some friends of ours had to ruin it for us πŸ˜‰

  • Nicole Coates says:

    Jon, I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I liked the names Willow and Cordelia, but Matt say NO WAY!

  • Lori says:

    Hi Brian – I’m Kevin’s sister – we met in VT… πŸ™‚

    I recommend these names:

    Hayley (means “victorious woman” or “heroine”)

    Amy (means “beloved”)

    Sadie (not sure what it means but sounds old fashioned)

    For middle names, fruits of the Spirit like Joy, Faith & Grace always sound beautiful and compliment most first names. πŸ™‚

    Just some ideas….Congrats! Little girls are WONDERFUL!!! πŸ™‚

  • Ed Samuel says:

    Hey OLD friend,buddy, PASTOR B……

    Remember ME?
    I just heard about your baby naming contest.
    Whats the Prize?
    OK here’s some ideas for baby names…ready?


    1. Nicole
    2. Heather
    3. Julia ( MY FAVORITE )


    1. Samuel
    2. Thomas
    3. Seth

    GOOD BIBLICAL names!!!
    I’d name my own kid (if I had 1 )

    Hit me back when you r ready to tell me what the prize is…
    PEACE & chicken grease…..

  • Michelle Bowen says:

    Sophia, Aubrey, and Adriannah

  • Michelle Bowen says:

    And just for fun, and in case something NEW developes, for a boy are Tobias, Zepheniah, and Ray

  • Michelle Bowen says:

    Oh, and congratulations on your baby girl ( I am due November 13th,2008) I know how hard it is to choose a baby name! My daughters name is Aysah (Ay-Suh) Her middle name is Kordell. My sons are named Ray Allen and Dustin Matthew. Good Luck!!

  • Heather Roberts says:

    Oh if we only had a girl… but we arent so take the names!
    1. London Olivia
    2.Olivia Paige
    3. Alyssa Kelly

  • Amber says:

    hey Bri you know what name that i found to really be kind of catchy… Areanna. Dude I am not real sure on the spelling but it is pronounced
    ( Air-e-anna )… thought it was cute for a girl who will be treated like a princess.. no doubt by her aunt!

  • Ashley says:



  • Kaitie says:

    Okay bit of unasked for advice.

    if you do chose do not use to n’s

    haha it really does not matter but that is how i spell my name and i can NEVER find anything pre-personalized

    it DOES get annoying. =P and always haveing to correct the teahers…

    i told myself when i was 12 i would stop anyone who was going to do it.

    now my life mission is done. =P

    Here are my (late) ideas i am subing guy names for girls for obvi. reasons

    Riley Paige Howe
    Lilly Christine Howe
    Jennifer Maire Howe.
    Victoria Howe
    Stephanie Alexis Howe
    Laura Howe

    i leave for the church to go to lift in….. 6 hours or so,

    i should get some sleep……

  • […] to weigh in on what we should name our little girl…Go HERE to submit your names!! These are the thoughts of Brian Howe, a twenty-something Campus […]

  • Sue C says:

    Still no name?
    Hmmm….here are a few (hope they weren’t already suggested):

    Katie Lynn
    Michelle “Shellie”

    I still like Princess Sparkle

  • Sue C says:

    Final submission (am I breaking rules here?):

    Whatever the name of the truck stop was (where you fell in love). Haha

  • Sarah M. says:

    Hello Everyone,

    Libby and I used to work at the same company and are Facebook friends and I’ve been reading her blog, so thought I would put in my two cents. πŸ™‚

    Here’s my top choices (could not limit to three):

    Sarah (trust me, it’s a good name! πŸ˜€ )

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both!


    Sarah M.

  • Sue says:

    How about Destiny Elizabeth :0) thought of that one today!

  • Deb Langille says:

    How about Lindsey or Brianna or Brooke or Ariana for a girl? (these could be first or middle names) (you could change the spellings for these as well to make them more original to you) (Sorry if someone already mentioned any of these names for girls or boys, I haven’t looked at all the entries, just a couple.) Then for a boy how about Seth or Shawn (could be spelled Sean or other ways as well) or Michael or Brent? Tom just told me to tell you about a friend he had in school that had the name Jimly (a girl). I said no, then he told me (again, since I had forgotten) it actually means Jesus in me loves you. How cool is that? I just had to tell you! πŸ™‚ Good luck & best wishes with picking a name and having your precious little baby girl. πŸ™‚ God bless, Deb & family

  • Deb Langille says:

    Tom asked me why I gave you boys names when you’re having a girl and I said “I don’t know!”. (ha,ha) πŸ™‚ Sorry about that, guess I was on a role. I have another girl name in case you’re interested-Natasha (you could call her Nattie/Natty for short). Natasha Marie Howe, cute! πŸ™‚

    Have to tell you this story that happened in our church in Indiana before we moved here. A friend of ours were having their first child. They had several ultrasounds saying the baby was a girl, we had a baby shower and our friend got lots of “girly” outfits. I got a call after the baby was born and when I heard the name I was kind of confused, it was a boys name. When I asked if I heard right they said yes, the ultrasounds were wrong. Myself and several others on the way to the hospital to visit got a boys outfit & brought it along. It was funny and our friends were happy to have a healthy baby, regardless of gender. They later had a girl, they must have been set on girls clothes. (ha,ha) πŸ™‚

    To be honest, this is the only story I’ve ever heard of (that I can think of) that the ultrasound was wrong on. When we were having our kids every ultrasound was right. πŸ™‚

    At least you have ideas on boys names just in case.

    Good luck & best wishes with everything! Having a child is one of the best things in life. πŸ™‚ What an awesome God to give us such precious gifts! πŸ™‚

    God bless,
    Deb & family

  • Laura says:

    Just one name comes to mind…


  • Natalie Price says:

    Congrats on baby Howe!!
    I couldn’t settle on only three names:

    Isabella (Bella)

    …also love Avery!!

  • […] seems as though everyone has had an opinion and I actually dig that because I asked. You answered HERE…Thanks so much for all of your suggestions and Libby and I are nowΒ set for the names of our […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading The Hopefully Not Annual “Name Baby Howe” Contest at Brian Howe.


%d bloggers like this: