I have a funny system for picking names, nothing scientific but it's worked so far I wouldn't at all be offended by or opposed to changing a name if a collector asked. Recreating a hangtag is easy enough...couldn't guarantee recreating a name accessory if the materials were vintage or something...but a tag is easy to update! If a bear speaks to you, but the name is not your favorite, why not just change it? I did it with 2 of our shelter cats and they adjusted just fine....the bears would too
Debbie, so glad you like it but I am not sure I can come up with a coffee swilling trollopes outfit but believe me I am working on it????!!!! :crackup:
:crackup: Well I'm looking forward to seeing the completed 'trollop' :crackup:
I went through a period where I encouraged my customers to name the bear but one lady said to me that she thought that was terrible...did I not name my own children? I remember thinking "Yes, I do, but I'm not in the habit of selling my children!"
I was sooo glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that! :crackup: Oh man.... :crackup:
I love this topic.
Many times it takes me longer to name the bear or buddy than it does to make it. I try to give all my guys "punny" names Therefore I have "Ben Throughthedesert" it was a horse with no name. Halloween... I have "Justin Toomd", "Rose Fromthedead" "Drew Blood" & "Kat Atonic". My bunny "Hoppin' Don D. Bunnietrail" was just in TB&F!
Sometimes I take them to work with me & ask my co-workers to help...they have cvome up with a few good ones. It has kind of become a game & it is really fun! I keep a creative journal & collect names so simetimes the name will help me create the critter.