Saturday, September 14, 2013

Name The Frog For A Free Pass into Nightmare on Query Street Slush

Here it is! The contest to name the tree frog living on my deck. The winner will get an automatic pass into the slush pile of Nightmare on Query Street. We are only accepting 100 entries. In Query Kombat we received over 220 entries, which means some people will be left out of the slush.




This little guy or gal comes out at night where he/she likes to perch on my porch light or wind chime and pounce on unsuspecting moths. During the day, our new friend, hides under the siding, making for cute pictures.




He/she appears to be a Notre Dame fan because his/her first appearance was during their game against Michigan. Though he/she didn't bring any luck as the Irish lost.



 I can't pass by any chance at some fun and what could be more fun than inventing names! So here are the rules:

- Invent a name and leave it in the comments. Not a scientific name, but a strictly fun name of your choosing. You many leave details of why you picked that name, and you may use names from your manuscript.

-Try to come up with something new and avoid using names others have already taken. Use of usual frog names is probably not going to work here. My 18-year-old daughter has reserved the right to pick the winner since she first discovered the frog. She won't be impressed by ordinary names.

-Include your twitter handle or your email address in your comment so I can notify the winner.

-One, and only one, entry per person. Be a follower of this blog. (It's required for the Nightmare Query anyway.)

-The contest will run through my birthday on Tuesday, September 17th. The winner will be posted on September 18th. Winner is not guaranteed a spot in Nightmare on Query Street (October 19th), only a spot in the slush. But you'll have a email subject line that stands out. 



To make it even more fun, feel free to comment on other people's entries and leave congrats or chuckles for their naming choice. 

If you need any more incentive to enter, Nightmare on Query Street already has eight agents signed on, and there is the possibility of more! For details on Nightmare on Query Street, so you know what you're getting into, go here.  


There are actually two frogs in this one. Can you find them?

Now post that unique and funny name!

74 comments:

  1. Sir Puffin McCroakenstein

    I picked it because it seemed fitting ;)
    My email address is Scorpio71103@yahoo.com

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  2. Crocus.

    For the tiny little flower that pokes it's face up through the snow to announce spring's arrival.

    Twitter: @mbelec123

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  3. Vodka Louis Archibald or Anastasia (depending on gender) Dribbles. VLAD for short. (The impaler, because he/she impales his prey on the tip of her/his tongue.
    @fetterslopez

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  4. Elphie, short for Elphaba of WICKED, the green gal who became such an Animal activist that she ended up on the wrong side of the law protecting them--and so people called her the wicked witch of the west.

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    1. Oh! I saw this play last year! Such a fun time. Loved Elphaba!

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  5. Fitzgerald Rand Orwell Grahame (F.R.O.G.)

    because he clearly is a literary frog

    @storyparkgirl

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  6. The Honorable Sir Patrick Sticky-Toes, Esquire.

    @RenaTheWriter

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    1. oops, hit publish too soon. Patrick because it is such an iconic Irish name, and because it reminds me of Sir Patrick Stewart, and the frog is definitely noble enough. Engage.

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    2. He does stick to our windows. Little goofy thing.

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  7. Knute

    After Knute Rockne, legendary football coach at Notre Dame. ;)

    Twitter: @LittleJoni00

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    1. Knute is kind of a play on amphibian words too! Love it!

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    2. Yep, I thought of that as well. "Newt". :P
      ~Joni

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  8. Trevor, after Neville Longbottom's toad in Harry Potter. Or Darren O'Hare, Captain of the Irish Quidditch team in 1993 :)

    Twitter: @JamiMontgomery

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  9. Rudy. Hopefully that's self explanatory for an Irish fan :)

    Twitter: @Rockets2Writing

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  10. Lady Nightshade. Because she comes out at night, and is pure death to any unsuspecting light-drawn bug.

    KimberlyAKay@yahoo.com

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    1. This sounds like something that would appeal to my daughter. She's a big fan of the darker side.

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  11. He looks like a poised little fella, which makes me think he just might be a prince. I think his name should be Prince Naveen, Prince for short.

    P.S. Have you tried kissing him? You never know! ;)

    P.S.S My birthday is on the 17th, too! Birthday Buddies :D

    email: rm_writer@hotmail.com

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  12. Jean-Bob from The Swan Princess.
    @kathleea

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    1. Ahh. My daughter watched this movie a lot when she was little. You might be on to something.

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  13. It seems like there is only one name that fits. Notre Dame, the bell, it must be Quasimodo. It's a good name for a frog really--they look a little bit hunch-backed and many people don't appreciate how important they are.

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    1. The frog does hunch most of the time. Appropriate.

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  14. I'm gonna go with Link, from Zelda. He's green, agile, adorable, and saves the world in his spare time.

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    1. Ooh! Great one! Love that game. Maybe I'll go with Zelda. I can't decide :)

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    2. Oh yes, and my Twitter is @Ava_Jae :)

      And thanks, Michelle!

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    3. We've always been big fans of all the Zelda games.

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  15. "Hunchy" short for my favorite character of when I think of Notre Dame - the Hunchback of Notre Dame.....I think I'm going to go out and buy a frog now and name him that.

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    1. He/she's hunchy for sure. That little guy is good at hiding.

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  16. Lin Beifong. Lin for short. Green for earth bender and always BA. She's a good role model AND the daughter of Toph.
    My second choice would be to name her Toph :)
    @AimeeHyndman

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    1. Toph! I admit to preferring the original series over Korra.

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    2. So do I. Most people I know do :) Toph is one of my favorite characters in the history of characters.

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  17. Naga Brody. Or just Naga for short after Korra's protective Polar bear dog? :) @quiana2001

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    1. Maybe our frog is a guardian like Naga. He/she's guarding the house for us.

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  18. I've debating for a long time...but the same name keeps coming to mind.

    SPLOOSH! It's from Holes, and doesn't have much connection to a frog other than it was a great surprise that made you guys smile!

    @merrillwrites

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  19. A-Brod. Named for Adrien Brody, because they're both that damn cute, and the notorious baseball player A-Rod, who also seems like he should be good luck for his team, and isn't.
    @lizblocker

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    1. I keep imagining a frog with Adrien Brody's nose. Interesting.

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  20. It's fitting this contest winner would gain entry into Nightmare on Query Street because I have a serious frog phobia! I almost couldn't look at the pictures!

    I say his name should be NEO. Tree frogs come from the suborder Neobatrachia. (Research!) Plus he seems to have control over The Matrix with his gravity-defying leaps onto precarious hanging hummingbirds.

    @EmCeeCollins

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    1. The frog is bending backwards with bullets a flying! :-)

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  21. Orion Indiana (& your daughters last name here)
    : )
    @amilouiseallen

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  22. Charming. In honor of all the fairy-tales where a prince was turned into a frog (and hopefully back again.

    @MichelleABarry

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    1. Keep seeing Charming from Once Upon a Time.

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  23. Special Agent Kissus de Gorf

    Sleeker than 007, the frog disguise increases the chances of smooches.

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    1. I like 007, not sure what to say about this one. I'm picturing the frog in a tux. Hmmm.

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  24. Zack... Dragon character in my book and it just seems to suit him :)

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  25. Lil Croaky de Froggy Because he seems like he'd be a French rapper, lol!

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  26. Heqet- Egyptian Frog Goddess of fertility.

    @LeslieDobkins

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  27. Monsieur Cuisses de Grenouilles ~ or Mr. C.Gren for short :) (translation: Mr. Frog's Legs) He's looking a little French to me ~ although perhaps not too tasty, really. ;)

    Happy Bday Michelle!!!

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  28. Don't expect this name to win, but:

    Flynn the Frog

    Because try saying his name five times fast. Total tongue twister.

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  29. Just in case you do love tongue twisters @S_M_Johnston :)

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