Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy birthday Daniel!

We are celebrating
our son Daniel's 11th birthday today!
He's been asking me
to make him a sock monkey all year long,
and I finally made him one yesterday afternoon.
He needs a name, so Daniel would like to ask you
for suggestions.
He will pick one randomly tomorrow morning.
If you're name suggestion is picked
I'll send you a surprise goodie in the mail.
Let's play!

118 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous Alyssa said...

Fillipe! Happy Birthday, Daniel!

11/19/2008 6:39 AM  
Blogger Frizz said...

I'm making a sock monkey too.

I think he looks like a "Beezer".

11/19/2008 6:39 AM  
Blogger Kenners said...

I think he/she looks like a Ninka! I think Ninka is a very mischievous name, and monkeys are definitely mischievous (especially when owned by young boys).

11/19/2008 6:43 AM  
Blogger sara bizarro said...

a portuguese name: "Zeca".

11/19/2008 6:43 AM  
Blogger isabel f. said...

happy birthday Daniel :DDD
today is my little girl M. birthday tooo :DDDD (5 years)
how about "Lein"- is a little from DANIEL back words :DDD
hugs Isabel

11/19/2008 6:47 AM  
Blogger wishes & heros said...

Happy birthday!

The name should be Brownie :D

11/19/2008 6:52 AM  
Blogger Cicada Studio said...

He looks like a Franklin to me. Happy birthday, Daniel!

11/19/2008 6:53 AM  
Blogger Doda said...

That's funny, I was just going to post about the sock monkey I've made recently!
I like the socks you've used!
I like the meanings of names, and I think they are important, so I had a little hunt.
This one made me laugh...
MAINCHIN (Mainchín): "Little monk." Irish name composed of the word manach "monk" and a diminutive suffix.

and some other suggestions...

MELVYN: Variant of English Melvin, probably meaning "gentle chieftain."

MILO: Latin form of English Miles, probably meaning "favor, grace."

11/19/2008 6:58 AM  
Blogger ZenCrafter said...

Feliz cumpleanos, Daniel! You are almost exactly halfway in age between my oldest kids! (I'll leave you to do the math.)

That's a really charming sock monkey your mom made. I love the unique stripes. His scarf brings to mind the name "Checkers." If you're interested at all in U.S. politics (and who isn't these days?), Checkers has an interesting connection to former president Richard Nixon and reminds me of lot of what happened to the Republican vice presidential candidate this time around. Google "Nixon's Checkers speech" to find out more, and to see if you'd want to name your monkey after Nixon's dog!

11/19/2008 7:00 AM  
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11/19/2008 7:02 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

morris! happy birthday daniel!

11/19/2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! And my suggestion is Silas.

11/19/2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Colorín Colorado :) Happy Birthday Daniel.

11/19/2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

How about Rumpus?

11/19/2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

happy birthday to your little one. i'm thinking, Monomomo.

11/19/2008 7:05 AM  
Blogger Jul said...

Gustav! Happy birthday!!!!!!

11/19/2008 7:06 AM  
Blogger maventheavenger aka jamie said...


11/19/2008 7:15 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I like "Mr. Buttons"

Happy Birthday!

11/19/2008 7:20 AM  
Blogger dEliRiuM said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

Mr. Muggles?

11/19/2008 7:21 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Perhaps his name could be "Thor". He looks so cool!

11/19/2008 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Laura A. said...

Warm birthday wishes from Canada, Daniel (where it was very cold today)! I think he looks like an Oliver.

11/19/2008 7:29 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! Your new monkey is fantastic! I like the name Hector.

11/19/2008 7:33 AM  
Blogger Katrine Ny said...

Happy birthday Daniel!
I love the monkey - what about calling him Oscar?
When I was a child I had a dog with that name. :)
- Katrine.

11/19/2008 7:33 AM  
Blogger Clay Happy said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! He looks like a Henry B Peabody to me and he's very cute as well.

11/19/2008 7:36 AM  
Blogger bibi said...

Kiki! that's what we name all sock monkeys in our house. Happy Birthday

11/19/2008 7:36 AM  
Blogger Maomis said...

I love him. He is really cool. That would be a Felix. :-) Happy birthday!

11/19/2008 7:37 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...


11/19/2008 7:38 AM  
Blogger MeganMonday said...


11/19/2008 7:52 AM  
Anonymous sixfrites said...

George. As in "Curious George". Feliz cumpleanos, Daniel. You have a fine sock monkey there!

11/19/2008 7:53 AM  
Blogger Megan D. Crow said...

Happy Birthday!

How about DJ

For Daniel, Jr. :)

11/19/2008 7:53 AM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...


11/19/2008 7:57 AM  
Blogger Norma said...


11/19/2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

He's so cute, I really like his scarf.
How about Lolo?

11/19/2008 8:01 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Tiene cara de "Simon"

11/19/2008 8:05 AM  
Anonymous artshades said...

'Checkley' - I love his scarf. Happy birthday from the UK.

11/19/2008 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer T. said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

I think his name should be "Punchie". Hope you have a great day and many adventures with your new monkey!

11/19/2008 8:07 AM  
Blogger crystal driedger said...

Happy Birthday!

He looks like a "Sammy" to me.

11/19/2008 8:19 AM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Such a cute monkey. The first name that came to my mind was "Wowzer". It's what we call our family's imaginary monster. In our minds it's a cute monster.

11/19/2008 8:33 AM  
Blogger Candace Trew Camling said...

How about Esteban? What a great critter!Happy Birthday Daniel!

11/19/2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Happy birthday Daniel! I think Giuseppe sounds like a good name for this cute guy...

11/19/2008 8:47 AM  
Anonymous kristin said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! I love your new monkey, what great colors. Looks like a Gordo to me (but I also liked Fillipe). :)

11/19/2008 8:51 AM  
Anonymous susanbuchanan said...

Happy Birthday and many more. I'd name your new sock friend Dodden. my grandchild has a monkey doll named Dodden and it has sweet memories for me.

11/19/2008 8:52 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

I like to play on the obvious, or not so I suggest "Spot".

Happy Birthday Daniel!

11/19/2008 8:56 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Happy Birthday!
I think the name "Sockitumi" is funny and would make a great name.

11/19/2008 9:01 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!
What a cute sock monkey!

For my submission I suggest: Louie.

{ Lindsey }

11/19/2008 9:12 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Happy Birthday! Great Monkey. I think it looks like a Coco whether it is a girl or boy monkey

11/19/2008 9:20 AM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel!
I'm going to go with Edouard.

11/19/2008 9:25 AM  
Blogger Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

Love your new monkey. For some reason, his face looks a little French to me, so I suggest Pierre.

Have a great day and eat lots of cake. :-)

11/19/2008 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Happy Birthday! xo Corinne

11/19/2008 9:49 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Johnson said...

That is too cute! I don't have a great name idea, but did want to wish Daniel Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

11/19/2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger Juana Martinez-Neal said...

Happy bd, Daniel! Your mom has done a gorgeous present for you.
I would name him Bernard.

11/19/2008 10:03 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...


happy birthday daniel. the monkey is gorgeous, love the colors.

11/19/2008 10:08 AM  
Blogger Kristin L said...

There's so many great names already suggested. How about Squishy McStripe?

11/19/2008 10:33 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

My son said we should call him "Jay Jay" not bad, right?

11/19/2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...


Happy Birthday Daniel!

11/19/2008 10:37 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Filly said...

I think the monkey should be named (I'll spell it by sounding it out) puh-gee-gee (I'd spell it Pahjiji) I must explain that I pick this name because recently I went to Costa Rica (mostly because I wanted to see a monkey in the rain fores)...there was a river that I'm sure I can't remember how to spell but to my recall...I pronounced it something like Pahjiji :)! thus..the monkey needs that name! hope you love it

11/19/2008 10:40 AM  
Blogger Laura Zarrin said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! My big guy turns 11 on Friday. My little guy has been asking me for a sock monkey for a year now. I guess I better get to it.

Names: Socks, Ezra

11/19/2008 10:49 AM  
Anonymous kristen said...

What a wonderful gift! I like the name Max.
Happy Birthday!

11/19/2008 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Enat Sneftrup said...

Hey Daniel,
Happy birthday :)

I would call him "monkey man",
(my own childhood memories of a danish song I liked as a kid...)

11/19/2008 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pierre? :)

11/19/2008 11:02 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Aw, what a cute monkey. I think his name is Hubert.

11/19/2008 11:22 AM  
Blogger Rekoj said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel! If I were naming that darling sock monkey I'd name him Rufus.

11/19/2008 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! How 'bout Ezekiel (Zeke)?

11/19/2008 11:41 AM  
Blogger hsing3kinder said...

Happy Birthday Daniel ~ we like the name, Michael~

11/19/2008 11:41 AM  
Anonymous emcdonald said...

Beaner is the name he should be....just looks like a Beaner!

11/19/2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger Jacinta said...

What a cheeky monkey? I think I'd call him:

11/19/2008 12:00 PM  
Blogger HappySquirrel said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! Hope you have a great year. How about "Moloco" for your colourful Monkey?
Have fun trying to make up your mind with so many suggestions!

11/19/2008 12:24 PM  
Blogger tusen said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!
As for the monkey, how about Joey? He looks nice and funny and just a bit mischievous and I think Joey may be a good name for him :)

11/19/2008 12:40 PM  
Blogger kraftyscraps said...

He looks like a "Sammy" to me.

Happy birthday, Daniel!

11/19/2008 1:11 PM  
Anonymous moline said...

Daniel, all the best for your Birthday and also congrats to your so so creative mom!
Well, we like the name George here, because our lovely Basset is called George. And he is cuddly and sweet, always huggable, warm and has such a good character...
Yvonne who once was so close to your home.

11/19/2008 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Leticia said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!
How about "Tado" from "listrado", Portuguese for striped?

11/19/2008 1:41 PM  
Blogger The Schweppes said...

How about Willy? -Daniel, age 5 1/2

11/19/2008 2:10 PM  
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11/19/2008 2:10 PM  
Blogger Rowena said...

I think his name is Kuku Luku. And it's my 11(plus 27)th Birthday, too.

11/19/2008 2:11 PM  
Anonymous lauradodson said...

Caleb (our 11 yr. old) thinks his name should mean 'creative' since Daniel's mom is so creative. ;o)

SO, we looked up an African name that means 'creative'.


(We have friends who just returned from Uganda adopting two children and at the zoo there, monkeys are allowed to walk free.)

11/19/2008 2:22 PM  
Blogger Katia said...

Frederick or Freddie depending on his behaviour.
Happy Birthday Daniel.

11/19/2008 2:43 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Happy B-day Daniel!

I think his name is Panfilo- but he likes to be called Señor P, because it makes him feel important :)

11/19/2008 2:46 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...


11/19/2008 2:55 PM  
Anonymous i n i m i n i said...


happy B day D

11/19/2008 3:02 PM  
Blogger Pherenike said...

Inky Lemonades

Its and anagram of Daniel's Monkey!

Happy Birthday Daniel! 11, Woo Hoo!

11/19/2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

He looks like an "Oliver" to me.

11/19/2008 3:14 PM  
Blogger Inspired Tokens said...

For some reason ...'George'!

Happy Birthday Daniel!

11/19/2008 3:23 PM  
Blogger Maiz said...

I think he should be called "Coconut," and my son, Diego (who is 4) says, "I think he should be called 'Chocolate Brown'"

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

11/19/2008 3:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah N. said...

Happy birthday!

Monkey's name should be Joseph - because he obviously has on a coat of many colors!

11/19/2008 3:48 PM  
Blogger Christina Lowry said...

Monkeys are the best! Love the colours. Happy birthday Daniel!

My favourite monkey name is-

Mr. M. Business
(Mr. Monkey Business):)

11/19/2008 4:11 PM  
Blogger flavia fazzini said...

Hi Geninne!
He really looks like "Simón" to me. Happy birthday to Daniel!

11/19/2008 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Mae said...

I'm thinking "Jelly Bean" or "Cocoa Bean". Hap, hap, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

11/19/2008 4:53 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!

My Mom Made Him For Me

How about MYMO?


11/19/2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

I would call him Euclid after one of my favorite mathematicians . He is adorable. Happy birhtday Daniel. 11 is my absolute favorite number and age.

11/19/2008 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Diego!!!! feliz cumnpleaños! y precioso monito!

11/19/2008 5:46 PM  
Blogger FryeStyle said...

Hi Geninne and Daniel,

Happy 11th Birthday Daniel! How about "Tucker McDee The Monkey For Me"?

My daughter Greta created that name for you! She's 10 and likes monkeys too!


11/19/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous kristie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! 11 is a great age! I think the monkeys name should be Cheeky Monkey Sydney!

11/19/2008 6:37 PM  
Blogger APRiL said...

Happy Birthday and very cute!

11/19/2008 7:13 PM  
Blogger pklaw said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel!
We call my little grandson, Norman, "Monkey Boy" so I think a good name for your monkey would be "Norman."

11/19/2008 7:47 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I think Adam would be a great name for a fun monkey. Happy Birthday Daniel!

11/19/2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger debra lynn said...

Loki, the Norse God of mischief

Happy Birthday, Daniel!

11/19/2008 8:10 PM  
Blogger novionthego said...

Happy 11th Birthday Daniel!

How about D'amigo for a name? D' as in 'D' for Daniel so the name means Daniel's friend. :)

11/19/2008 10:24 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

I thought of Joseph because of his coat of many colors as well :)
And because you quote the bible scriptures so I thought it would mean a lot to you.
Happy Birthday...eleven whole wonderful years!

11/19/2008 11:29 PM  
Blogger mangosteenskin said...

Let's call him Otty, Daniel.

Happy Birthday!~

11/19/2008 11:46 PM  
Anonymous maryvonne said...

How about a french name : Marcel ?

11/20/2008 12:16 AM  
Blogger lil kim said...

Happy birthday Daniel! What a cute new companion you have. I think he looks a bit like a Fergus.

11/20/2008 12:20 AM  
Blogger this chicken said...

Gosh! So many Birthday wishes and naming suggestions! I doubt if you'll even get down to mine...

But if you do, Daniel I think you should name him Gregory McFee ;)

Hope you had an ace one!!

11/20/2008 1:03 AM  
Blogger Pina said...

Happy birthday to Daniel!
Name: Stripy.

11/20/2008 1:47 AM  
Blogger jen© said...

Pollywog! :)
Happy B'day Daniel.

11/20/2008 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Daniel!!I love your monkey!

11/20/2008 3:01 AM  
Anonymous Radzimire said...

I wasn't anonymous (I come often to see your nice blog.)but my finger was too quick for me.
Happy birthday Daniel!! I love your monkey!

11/20/2008 3:03 AM  
Anonymous lorena said...

XAGU! Feliz cumpleaños, Daniel!

11/20/2008 5:34 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Mr. Stripes gets the SocMo seal of approval! :0)

11/20/2008 6:04 AM  
Blogger Iheartfashion said...

Fantastic sock monkey!
My son, age 8, is obsessed with them, and yours looks far more professional than the one I whipped up for him.

11/20/2008 12:10 PM  
Anonymous lilaluna said...

happy birthday daniel! best wishes from switzerland. i like "cosimo", "juri" "dimitri" or "carlo"

11/20/2008 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Gis said...

omg its so pretty!!!!

11/21/2008 5:47 AM  
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i know i'm late...
but happy birthday!!!

i just found your blog and i'm so happy.

11/21/2008 12:40 PM  
Blogger Ticklish Mermaids said...

Just found you. Love your blog!

12/10/2008 6:46 AM  
Blogger Belén said...

qué divertido monito!!!

12/26/2008 12:19 PM  
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