More Socks and More Monkeys

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I need a name for my sock monkey. When I posted pictures of him on Flickr a few days ago, I realized that I hadn't ever figured out what to call him. I asked for some feedback on one of the pictures, and here are the suggested names thus far:

  • Monkeysocks
  • Ned
  • Finnigan
  • Feety McWarmerson
  • Ralph

I'm partial to "Ned" and "Finnigan" right now, but I need your help. For reference (and because I can't stop staring at his cute little face), here are two pictures of Sir Nameless:

Cracker Barrel Does Two Things Well

Sock Monkeys <3 Rachelskirts

Alright, so what's your vote? Do you have a better name to suggest? Bonus points if you come up with a sweet story to explain how he found his way to a Cracker Barrel in Kentucky.

seanlb

seanlb

Finnigan obviously. You love Hobbits and that sounds very Hobbitty.

Kelly

Kelly

I always think combining names is good when you can't get just one. Right now, I think the mighty Finnigan Monkey McSocks the First has a nice ring to it. And I really like the name Finnigan if you want to keep it simple though.

We have Cracker Barrels where I am but I've never actually been to one, but I hear they're pretty darn tasty with food and stuff. Maybe he's traveled from some obscure place in quest of the best meal he's ever had.

d

d

i'm a fan of finnigan. didn't he hop on a cargo ship to the US from new zealand, where he'd been raised by hobbits? they wanted a better life for him in the states, so they gave him half of the mountain-town's community money and sent him on his journey to the US?

or was that a different sock monkey?

Tez

Tez

Monkeysocks. For sure.

Pimp

Pimp

The Pimp, briefly emboldend, speaks:
"The monkey's name is Lt. Freud Yarnigan-Longarm the Third (Freud to his friends). He is from the planet of lost stockings, Woolenara. One day while out patrolling the borders of his Lord's lands he was visited by the Ewe-ish diety, The Sheepster. Sheepster told his Woolenaran subject that the fate of all sock kind lay in his tiny monkey hands. Freud must set out on a grand journey to find a people who would aid him in mending the old and wounded among his people, a mysterious people that would practice the wonderous and holy art of knitting....


Unfortunately for Freud, he was captured by aliens shortly after leaving on his quest and later sold to the Cracker Barrel for gas money. He hopes to someday return to Woolenara, carrying with him an army of knitters, but alas he has found none. Will poor Freud ever finish his quest?"

Jace of Fuse!

Jace of Fuse!

For some reason I'm slightly inclined to find Monkeysocks fitting. Socks. Fitting. Har har.

Chris Magnusson

Chris Magnusson

Assuming that the monkey is not actually naked, how about (Mr.) Sockpants?

Sanko

Sanko

Juan Pedro! He's quite obviously an illegal immigrant sock monkey! He never got his visa, so he was hiding out at the Cracker Barrel, waiting to find a refugee camp or comparable suburbanite bedroom! If that doesn't work, I like Pimp's story, too.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

seanlb - Best logic ever.

Tez - My only hesitation on that one is that I have a friend whose nickname is Monkey. Things might get a skosh confusing if I ran around proclaiming my love for his socks.

Pimp - Best Comment of 2008 (thus far), hands down. You always have the best stories. And no, I haven't mailed you your hairbrush. I am teh sux.

Jace of Fuse! - See above response to Tez.

Chris Magnusson - Now that's a name after my own heart. You know I love that -pants suffix, and I always adore the "Mr." idea. It's definitely making the cut as a semi-finalist.

Sanko - If that means that my sock monkey gets to talk with a hilarious "leetle" accent, then heck yes. I'm thinking I'm going to create an official poll, since obviously these comments are just generating more awesome ideas instead of narrowing them down. Perhaps I shall combine all these names into one b'massive Moniker of Doom.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

(Sorry, Kelly and d! Movable Type ate your comments originally, but I've rescued them now. I also scolded MT and whacked it on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper. I hope it won't happen again.)

Kelly - Oh my goodness! I've missed you! Glad you stopped by. And yes, I totally think I'm going to need to combine all these names (and stories). I really don't want to have to choose!

d - 1) Welcome (and all that jazz)! 2) YES. HOBBITS. I LOVE IT.

(Man, you people are all so amazing!)

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

He's cute. I think you two look like a great pair! (Pun oh so fully intended)