Seppel, Niko, and I are back from our Valentine's Day weekend at the beach, and we were so pleased to follow along with the naming progress!
We have 53 names so far (including people supporting other people's submissions), and are feeling pretty good about what'll get chosen out of the hat come this Friday, the 21st, when we do our random draw!
Let's keep the ball rolling through these next few days! Look at the list of so-far submitted names here:
So many to choose from! Or submit your own!
Important "Vanilla" Announcement!
So many people chimed in about this that we had to just go ahead and make it known that we are officially accepting "Vanilla" as Boy Toy's last name! Whatever his first name ends up being, Vanilla will be his official last name.
I've taken note of the 6 people who had suggested "Vanilla" as his first name -- you 6 are totally allowed to submit a new name suggestion in this thread! Thank you so much for that awesome suggestion!
Here's how it works!
1) Week One - Nominate a name for him in the comments section below. To comment, register a Furoticon account! It takes less than a minute to register!
2) End Week One - From your nominations, we will have a random draw and choose 5 names. You can increase the chances of a name being picked by seconding someone else's nomination!
3) Week Two - Everyone will vote on the name they like best from those five! We'll run a poll on the front page, so you can see real-time results as votes roll in!
* You may only submit one name, once. This means you may leave only one comment with one name, one time -- if you leave multiple names in your comment, I will only count the first one, so make it count! If you decide you like another name later down the line, encourage other people to submit it so its odds are better! If we find someone replying multiple times with apparent submissions, we'll have to consider all of their posts null and void. You're allowed to post encouragement after your submission, though!
* NO CHEATING! Suspicious multiplying of accounts will result in a shut-down on your IP, which may shut out more people than just you if you share your network. While we expect and hope that we'll bring our lurkers out of the shadows to help with this community push, we want to make sure that everyone's getting heard equally, not just the guy who really wants to name Boy Toy "DeathMetal66" ;)
What are you waiting for? If you haven't yet, comment below now to give him a name!
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|yuko on Feb 20th, 2014 @ 03:43 PM|
yay i see my submission on the list. hope he gets named kris
nightmoon on Feb 18th, 2014 @ 07:47 PM
Okay... Now we just need a Furre named "Chocolate", and we'll have a complete dish of Neapolitan ice cream. Winter-break theme set, anyone? :P
CallistaSkip on Feb 18th, 2014 @ 05:16 PM
@Kehran - Hahaha, I promise I'm working as hard as I can to get you guys new stuff to read! I've got some surprises up my sleeves for soon enough. :)
Kehran_Remsus on Feb 18th, 2014 @ 12:59 PM
Well if Callista ever gets some free time I'm sure we could see a bunch of books on the Furres of ORAL. So buy more stuff so we can get more books please.
CallistaSkip on Feb 18th, 2014 @ 10:48 AM
@nicomata - those are your second and third submissions, and won't be counted Your first one is already on the above list, so it's in, but please stop submitting names.
@Ezekiel - 2) End Week One - From your nominations, we will have a random draw and choose 5 names.
@carousel - yeah, I got you! :)
ezekiel_tyr on Feb 18th, 2014 @ 07:51 AM
so curious this is basically a draw from the hat type deal or is it gona be which one seems to be the most popular
nicomata89 on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 11:50 PM
I have one more name how dus Teddy sound?
nicomata89 on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 11:46 PM
I would like the name to be Albert
Carousel on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 05:23 PM
I submitted Vanilla, so I am going to submit a first name in accordance with your addendum.
I agree with Lloyd as a first name. Lloyd Vanilla sounds pretty good.
Taylona on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 03:20 PM
I still like Valentine or Vanilla for a last name.
furryguardianninja on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 01:58 PM
i hope they choose hayato
Nezumi12 on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 01:50 PM
I agree with Gloomeon in that i'm not entirely thrilled with his last name being "Vanilla", but i appreciate the popularity of it and at least it's not his first name. I didn't like it as his first name, though i didn't really have any ideas regarding a last name.
NatashaX's question has me wondering: do other characters have last names? and if so what are they? or is it info that'll be revealed as part of a big event/expansion sometime in the future?
Raishi on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 01:23 PM
Alright then, guess I'll support Bastian Tobias. That's cute...it definitely works for him!
CallistaSkip on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 12:11 PM
@Raishi - if we pick a two-fer, the second one will just be a middle name! Or he can have a two-part first name. :)
PheenX on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 09:58 AM
I know the brand name of the extract is Neilsen, but, I like the name Nelson, so, gonna try getting Nelson Vanilla nominated (you have, no idea, how hard it was to type nominated without it starting in D minus a N...thanks furo for that"
Raishi on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 09:06 AM
So if his last name is going to be Vanilla - if one of the names with a last are picked, will you just use the first name? So, would the two Bastian just really be a Bastian (x2).
Asking because I like that name for him, but I'm not sure if I have to support one or the other version. =P
Gloomeon on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 08:20 AM
I'm a little disappointed because vanilla is not the name I would have picked, but I'm glad that there is so much enthusiasm for naming this adorable mouse.
Kaia_Cougar on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 08:05 AM
No thanks, I feel accomplished that I got Vanilla to be part of his name. :P
So now we just need to meet someone named Caramel so he/she/shi can go on winter break adventures with Strawberry and Vanilla. Why am I hungry now?
CallistaSkip on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 06:57 AM
@NatashaX - He will be the special case with a last name of Vanilla. "Boy Toy" has been his nickname for so long that we feel like we need to give him something more general to go on for a first name. Also, "Vanilla" is used to describe more than his involvement in the "Vanilla Sets" -- a Vanilla Set is a set that doesn't have any special, themed keywords in it. So, a BDSM set is one that introduces Bondage, Submissive, Bound, Determined, and a Tribal set introduces species-specific keywords -- but a Vanilla set is just a base set that allows you to work off of preexisting keywords.
We may change the keyword thing in the future, but for now, that's what we've got!
BlueJay on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 06:48 AM
Man, this is exciting! Looking forward to the big finale.
NatashaX on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 06:46 AM
But I just realized, if his last name is gonna be Vanilla....then what are Strawberry's and Caramel's first names??
NatashaX on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 06:45 AM
Yes!~ My name suggestion is up there~~ So much hope!~
Daralyn on Feb 17th, 2014 @ 12:27 AM
I would like to suggest the name
I'm not sure why but I always liked sound of this name
KoutaLeon on Feb 16th, 2014 @ 11:26 PM
I'm going to say: Dinn Vanilla :3
CallistaSkip on Feb 16th, 2014 @ 09:50 PM
Apparently the picture file is acting up. Sorry about that; will have to wait until morning (est) to see it fixed!