New Elf on the Way... Guess the Name for a $50 Gift Card!

Posted on August 17, 2012 by Elf Martin There have been 27 comment(s)

Updated 8/24/12: WE HAVE A NEW ELF!!!

Guessing for the baby name is officially over. And the winner is... Shel! Congratulations to Phoebe, Joel & Nancy—the three winners who correctly guessed his name. Each of them received a $50 Softstar gift certificate. Thanks to everyone who participated and gave Shel such a grand welcome! Mother and son are doing great.

Softstar Baby Shel

Baby Shel. Born 8/23/12. 8 lbs, 15 oz.

Updated 8/17/12: We're raising the stakes! As Larkin quickly approaches her due date, we've decided to award a $50 Softstar gift certificate to anyone who guesses the correct baby name! You can post your guess here (enter your email address so we can contact you) or add them to our August 17 Facebook post (previous guesses on our July 27 Facebook post are still valid). One guess per person per Facebook profile/email, please. Good luck!

Original Post from 7/27/12:

There’s some excitement buzzing around the workshop as C.Elf.O. Larkin enters her eighth month of pregnancy! It isn’t every day that we get to welcome a new elf into the Softstar community and everyone is bursting with anticipation. We’re already arguing over the best color combination for the little one’s buttercup mocs.

Softstar C.E.O. Larkin

C.Elf.O. Larkin, eight months pregnant. Thanks to Tina Buescher for the great photo!

Already the mother of two boys, Larkin is no stranger to a busy life. Her sons are regular visitors to the Softstar workshop where they share their drawings and Lego creations with all the elves at work. Larkin has managed to juggle raising a family, running a shoe company and being pregnant all at once, yet she still finds time to enjoy a ball game with the rest of the elves. We’re all very proud of her and anxious to meet the newcomer.

Larkin and husband Jay have already decided the baby’s name. Although they’re keeping it a secret, they’re curious if anyone can guess it and have offered these clues:

  1. It’s a boy.
  2. Their first two children were named after poets (Langston & Kahlil).

If you’d like to make a guess, we’d love to hear it! To share your guesses, we ask that you post them on our Facebook page under the July 27 post. If you don't use Facebook, you're welcome to post your guess in the comments below. We’ll let you know the actual name after we meet the little guy, who is due at the end of August.

And for those of you keeping track, C.Elf.O. Tricia already has three children of her own, so we will soon have a tie score.

This post was posted in In the Workshop and was tagged with baby, company, elf, guess, larkin, name, new, pregnant, shoe

27 Responses to New Elf on the Way... Guess the Name for a $50 Gift Card!

  • Katherine Hernandez
    Katherine Hernandez says:

    Beautiful photo! Best of luck to you and your family, C.Elf.O Larkin :-)

    Posted on July 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM

  • LiveBare
    LiveBare says:

    Thanks Katherine!

    Posted on July 30, 2012 at 8:32 AM

  • N King
    N King says:

    Good luck with the birth of your boy! Guessing the name will be Auden?

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:18 AM

  • susanna
    susanna says:

    I'm guessing Edgar Allen Poe...just because it's the first to pop into my mind.

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:31 AM

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    My guess is Ezra. May your birth be perfect!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:39 AM

  • Katelyn
    Katelyn says:

    Congratualtions! My guess is Epicurus!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:44 AM

  • Madison
    Madison says:

    My guess is that they will name their baby; Snow ...... from the poet Carol Snow

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:47 AM

  • Mark
    Mark says:

    I'm going with Walden.

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 5:56 AM

  • Erica
    Erica says:


    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 6:30 AM

  • Joel
    Joel says:

    I'm guessing Shel

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 6:43 AM

  • Erin
    Erin says:

    I guess Emerson :) Although that doesn't follow the previous children's names being poet's FIRST names. But I like it! May all be peaceful and smooth for you and your baby. I am 6 months pregnant and need to start thinking of names myself...maybe I will get some inspiration from all of the poet name comments!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 7:05 AM

  • janewheatley
    janewheatley says:

    Wishing you a beautiful birth! Will the little one be named Eliot?

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 7:23 AM

  • Liz
    Liz says:

    My guess is Dylan. Whatever his name, best of luck and welcome to the world!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 7:40 AM

  • Crystal
    Crystal says:

    Best wishes for the birth of Henry!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM

  • carrie
    carrie says:

    I guess Ezra (mostly because that's the name of my son)!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM

  • Rebecca Steelman
    Rebecca Steelman says:

    I'm guessing...Walt! Congratulations!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:35 AM

  • phoebeyip
    phoebeyip says:

    I'm guessing Shel as well! good luck!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM

  • Tim Yip
    Tim Yip says:

    I think Emerson!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM

  • barefootandprimal
    barefootandprimal says:

    I'm going to guess Aiitpat :-) And congratulations!

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

  • Nicole Lohmeyer
    Nicole Lohmeyer says:

    shucks--i see someone already guessed, but my thought was Emerson, too.

    Posted on August 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM

  • Drew
    Drew says:

    My family sends best wishes for a beautiful birth. Our guess is Arthur Rimbaud

    Posted on August 18, 2012 at 4:02 AM

  • Melanie
    Melanie says:

    my guess is Keats!

    Posted on August 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM

  • Karen
    Karen says:

    Wishing a glorious welcome to little Lawson (?)

    Posted on August 18, 2012 at 5:39 PM

  • Peter
    Peter says:

    My guess is Robert, from Robert Frost.

    Posted on August 19, 2012 at 2:27 AM

  • Sharlyn
    Sharlyn says:

    I guess Kipling, after Rudyard Kipling. All the Best!

    Posted on August 19, 2012 at 2:30 AM

  • s hodgson
    s hodgson says:


    Posted on August 19, 2012 at 3:48 PM

  • Jason
    Jason says:

    Love the name. Congrats Larkin!

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM