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

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

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.

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  1. Katherine Hernandez
    Katherine Hernandez
    Beautiful photo! Best of luck to you and your family, C.Elf.O Larkin :-)
    1. LiveBare
      Thanks Katherine!
  2. N King
    Good luck with the birth of your boy! Guessing the name will be Auden?
  3. susanna
    I'm guessing Edgar Allen Poe...just because it's the first to pop into my mind.
  4. Jennifer
    My guess is Ezra. May your birth be perfect!
  5. Katelyn
    Congratualtions! My guess is Epicurus!
  6. Madison
    My guess is that they will name their baby; Snow ...... from the poet Carol Snow
  7. Mark
    I'm going with Walden.
  8. Joel
    I'm guessing Shel
  9. Erin
    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!
  10. janewheatley
    Wishing you a beautiful birth! Will the little one be named Eliot?
  11. Liz
    My guess is Dylan. Whatever his name, best of luck and welcome to the world!
  12. Crystal
    Best wishes for the birth of Henry!
  13. carrie
    I guess Ezra (mostly because that's the name of my son)!
    1. LiveBare
      Thanks Nan!
  14. Rebecca Steelman
    Rebecca Steelman
    I'm guessing...Walt! Congratulations!
  15. phoebeyip
    I'm guessing Shel as well! good luck!
  16. Tim Yip
    I think Emerson!
  17. barefootandprimal
    I'm going to guess Aiitpat :-) And congratulations!
  18. Nicole Lohmeyer
    shucks--i see someone already guessed, but my thought was Emerson, too.
  19. Drew
    My family sends best wishes for a beautiful birth. Our guess is Arthur Rimbaud
  20. Melanie
    my guess is Keats!
  21. Karen
    Wishing a glorious welcome to little Lawson (?)
  22. Peter
    My guess is Robert, from Robert Frost.
  23. Sharlyn
    I guess Kipling, after Rudyard Kipling. All the Best!
  24. s hodgson
  25. Jason
    Love the name. Congrats Larkin!
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