Monday, April 20, 2009

Name the Boatman Geller Preppy Gator!

After receiving Boatman Geller stationery as a wedding present last July, I fell in love with the company and bought a ton of their stationery. I stocked up during the tent sale (which is going on again here) and gave sets of 10 cards tied up with a ribbon to a bunch of family members for Christmas and birthday presents. The stationery is great quality and makes an awesome gift! I also kept a fair share for myself and use it for all my hand written notes.

I also subscribe to their blog, which is how I found out that the Boatman Geller preppy alligator was being retired. Here is an excerpt from the post:

"Sadly, the Boatman Geller preppy alligator has raised some eyebrows with Lacoste and has been deemed to be somewhat confusing when comparing it to the Lacoste icon. Today, we're honoring the retirement of a well noted figure in the Boatman Geller Collections, the preppy alligator. "


I was so sad, because the preppy alligator was one of my favorites, but luckily the people at Boatman Geller alerted me that a new preppy alligator would be part of the collection soon.

Well ladies (and the few gentlemen that read my blog), that day has finally arrived! On behalf of Boatman Geller, I would like to introduce you to the new preppy alligator!!!

Yay! So exciting!

Now, if you notice, the birth announcement is not quite complete...

And that is where you come in!

Boatman Geller needs your help naming the new gator!

Leave me your best name suggestions in the comments for your chance for a special Boatman Geller alligator collection, including a box set, personalized notepads, wine tags, coasters, and luggage tags! This contest will be open until Sunday, April 26th. Also, you must include your email address along with your name suggestion to be considered. We will then review the suggestions, pick our top three favorites, and create a poll on the Boatman Geller Facebook page that will be used to determine the ultimate winner!

36 comments:

  1. I am going to have to think on this one. I really, really want to win. I LOVE that alligator and I have always wanted to name something!

    So exciting!!!

    -E

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  2. We're very thankful Jackie is such a big fan, and we're honored to allow her to run this exclusive week long promotion.

    Today through Sunday, April 26th is your only chance to submit your one name suggestion via a comment on the "Always a Northerner" blog. Also, you must include your email address along with your name suggestion to be considered. We will then review the suggestions, pick our top three favorites, and create a poll on our facebook page that will be used to determine the ultimate winner. Best of luck to you all and thank you again Jackie for being someone who we know lives their style.

    - Boatman Geller

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  3. I saw the gator, and my first thought was Sue! Simple, sweet, and a little sassy.

    denimpearls@gmail.com

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  4. As a born-and-bred Florida girl, I'm going to go with Lauderdale, because there's plenty of gators in my backyard!

    bhartl28@yahoo.com

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  5. I love the names Greta and Gretchen. Or what about (becaue I am the "pink crocodile") Crocodile the Gator. I also think the name Elliott (or Eli for short) is cute- it could work for either a girl or boy gator. Such a cute contest- I love Boatman Geller's products!!

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  6. Well each time I see a gator all I think of is the name Peter. Pete the Preppy. Preppy Peter.

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  7. My son's name is Graham and I think that would be a super cute name for the alligator. Not a name you hear often.

    angie

    ang413@aol.com

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  8. SO cool Jackie!!!! :-)

    I pick Mitch. I think it fits him well :-)

    wearingmascara@gmail.com

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  9. I was totally going to suggest Greta, and then I saw that PPC did first! At least she has good taste :)

    I like Gwen....could be short for Gwendolyn..Gwendolyn Gator. Yes, I like it!

    alexisdionne@gmail.com, but you knew that!

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  10. I like Genevieve Gator or Gloria Gator for a girl... or Guthrie Gator for a boy. :-) But I think it looks more like a girl gator :-)

    KatyandClay@gmail.com

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  11. Gracie the Gator. Or Allie the Alligator.

    I was going to say Gretchen or Gretta. But already taken :)

    Great contest!!!

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  12. I have to go with Gus the Gator. Classic, sweet, and endearing.

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  13. Aww, I love the little alligator!! The first name that popped into my head is Penelope. She can be called Penny for short, if you're into nicknames :)

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  14. I like Van der Chomp for his name! Fun and yet very "proper" at the same time!

    Yay!

    -E

    erinknoll at gmail dot com

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  15. Love your products! The preppy alligator is so cute I had a hard time coming up with only one name. My #1 choice would be Alistair. It sounds regal but fun and goes with the "Ali-gator" theme. Other names I liked:
    Jeeves, Winston, Brighton, Albreight. Good luck w/ your contest. Can't wait to see the winning name!

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  16. Oops! I forgot to add my email!
    ~Lisa

    canadacabin5@yahoo.com

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  17. i so want to win this, i am both gator and BG craaazy!!

    i think i've got it though, so many people think of my deal-old-hometown (which needs a little positive preppy PR these days) of New Orleans when they see the gator motif... so why not NOLA the Gator! (nola is the term locals use for saying New Orleans, LA), now we know miss NOLA would have the fun-loving, carefree, happy spirit that all BG paper has!

    keep us posted! thanks!!
    email - bkimmell at gmail dot com

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  18. I say Addison the Alligator

    joyirwin@comcast.net

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  19. Gabby the Gator. Kyle likes the name Conrad:)

    -Mrs. Korkhouse:)

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  20. SO glad I still have a few pads of paper with their old alligator on there. I love boatman geller!!

    My submission is Rocco!!

    and my email is jqlounge at gmail dot com :)

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  21. It's gonna be difficult enough to name my own lil girl, unless I keep it Gooner. ;) The Alligator is super cute!

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  22. Very cute stuff! I haven't heard of Boatman Geller before! Anyhow, I'm going to go with Gibson which evidently means "trusted." I like the aliteration of Gibson Geller (and of course, Gator!)

    apsychmommy at gmail dot com

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  23. I'm going to have to go with...

    Stella the Gator. :-)

    msargument@gmail.com

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  25. I don't know why, but I just think 'Alice' everytime I see this alligator! So my vote is Alice... Alice the Alligator!

    mkdaiger@gmail.com

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  26. I can't believe I've never heard of these guys before! I'm a serious stationery girl, and these are all adorable!

    The alligator is so cute, too. I keep thinking Bianca, which is kind of nonsensical and doesn't work with any alliteration or anything ... but there you are.

    Great contest!

    magdathunder@gmail.com

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  27. There's only two days left to post your suggestion so make sure to get it in!

    We very excited to see such wonderful names! Thank you all for your support and be sure to include your email address along with your posted suggestion otherwise we wont be able to contact you if you win!

    Good Luck!
    - Boatman Geller

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  28. Alright, I've been thinking about this long and hard all week -trying to come up with a winning name.

    I think the Gator should be named Blair Boatman Geller, but her close friends can call her Buffy.

    tiedupwithablackvelvetband at gmail dot com

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  29. Oh la la! I am going with Gwen and count me in ... thecompanyshekeeps@gmail.com. Thanks for hosting! Xoxo-BLC

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  30. I've been thinking about the name for a while and I couldn't decide whether I like Oliver or Tucker better for the little gator, so I am submitting both. I love the new design!

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  31. Simply, Ally.

    :)

    (just noticed I'm not in time though)

    :(

    flapdoodlezathotmaildotcom

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  32. Thank you everyone for your participation! We're excited to review the names and have our 3 finalists selected and posted to our facebook page for voting before Thursday, April 30th. Be sure to search for "Boatman Geller" on facebook and become a fan so you can vote.

    Sadly Max, you are correct about the time. The last submission we will review was from "All-American Preppy".

    Thank you again for your support,
    - Boatman Geller

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  33. Congratulations Finalists! Your names have been posted! Visit our facebook page/boxes tab to place your vote.

    Also be sure to become our fan to stay engaged with our latest collections by asking your opinion and advice on how to improve Boatman Geller.

    Thank you for your participation!
    - Boatman Geller

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  34. Please spell "stationery" correctly! StationEry, not StationAry. When I was a kid my mom told me a way to remember it... you write lEttErs on stationEry.

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  35. iT'S GOT TO BE: Ally!

    pkthomps@comcast.net

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