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Name the Python Contest!

It’s time for me to pick something in the upcoming Pineapple Jailbird (Pineapple Port Mysteries #8) for you to name!

How about a snake?!

In this book, Charlotte, Declan and the rest of the crew find themselves battling an assassin with a strange weapon of choice: Lethal wild animals! Without giving too much away, one of those animals is a giant python. I want to give the snake a fun name given to it by the killer…though please don’t choose a name TOO dear to you (like your kids’ names), because things don’t really turn out too well for the snake in the end. (It’s his own fault, he’s an invasive species and isn’t supposed to be living in our Everglades anyway!)

So for this book’s contest, I’d like you to name this slinky killer!

Ten ebook winners when the book is released and one winner of a signed paperback!

Just post your ideas at the bottom of this page in the comments or email them to me if you prefer!


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232 Responses

  1. Cecilia Rodriguez

    If the snake is female, you could name her: Echidna, after the Greek mythological: mother of monsters.

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  2. Andrea Stoeckel

    Slinky for the snake…all I can think about is an old slinky we had as kids

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  3. Zarah Robinson

    How about Slytherin? Maybe not all that creative, but certainly something we all recognize.

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  4. Cherie Osier

    Jaxon sounds like an interesting name for our slinky friend. Cornelius is another good name.

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  5. Connie

    The snake should be named Slick. I am certain he would be written in as a very slick character.

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  6. Linda Kish

    Our female is Magnolia, Mags for short. The male is Bruce for Bruce Wayne.

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  7. Linda Winger

    I think Lemon would be a good name. Sounds harmless….but……

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  8. Robin G

    The first name I thought of was Pink. (Not sure if I was channeling Quentin Tarantino or not)

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  9. AnnMarie

    I once worked for a pet store that had a python name neck….that is where he would try to strike when you took him out of the cage to feed.

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  10. Crystal

    If the snake looks like the one in the photo, Goldilocks. Otherwise, Pepper the Python comes to mind.

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  11. Celeste

    Goldilocks for the color and because it “locks” its victims in a tight squeeze.

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  12. Tammy S.

    My niece has a python named Mona, so I will stick with a family name.

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  13. Beth Nash

    My Main Squeeze, Main Squeeze or Squeeze are suggestions for the python’s name.

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  14. Barbara

    Not a fan of snakes, but here goes… Mr Wiggles, Noodle, George, Buttercup, Sunshine

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  15. Tammy

    I was going to suggest “Slick”, but that’s already taken, so I recommend “Goliath”, as pythons are one of the largest species of snake.

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  16. Sandra Burns

    Pineapple, after the books. The one I wanted to enter, was already entered.

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  17. Deborah Snowden

    I think he looks like a Jack! Not sure why but it was the first name that popped into my head when I saw the picture. Hopefully the Python is a he!!

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  18. Beth Goldie

    The snake name that came to mind was Junko, or perhaps Jinko.

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  19. Mary

    Name him Jake and then every time someone says his name every one else hollars The Snake!

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  20. Crystal

    That snake is kind of pretty if snakes can be pretty. Whether its female or male I think I would name that snake. Male females may be pretty on the outside but can be very devious. Ugly is the perfect name for a snake and it makes you laugh too.

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  21. Gina

    Heavy Weight Giant, Mike Python…. This one doesn’t stop at an ear.

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      • Donna Bayar Repsher

        Slinky, or, just for laughs, Ralph for a male, Judy if female.

        I do have a weird sense of humor when it comes to pet names–I named two of our rescue tiger kittens Bubble & Squeak, and I’ve always told my husband that if we ever got a pet bird, I planned to name it Alan.

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  22. Silva

    I think a fun name like “Tiny” or “Twinkle” would be good for the dangerous creature.

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  23. shawna

    How about something unsuspecting of it’s actual identify of a python like
    “cuddles”.

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  24. Rev

    These are great fun! I’ll enter Ouroboros.. but Monte tickles me too.

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  25. Vicki

    Percy Python and btw, pythons are not killers. They don’t attack 😀 We have a diamond python that lives in the roof, very good for eating vermin.

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  26. Karen W

    My first instinct was to call him Slink, but then you turned around and referred to him as a slinky snake so I figured I was on the right track but couldn’t get away with that. so how about Amadeus.

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  27. Wanda

    I would name the snake
    ‘spit-fire’ or peace

    Monty is over used…

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  28. Nicole

    Female: Marla Jean
    because southerners love two finest names for girls. Lol

    Male: Clyde

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  29. Sunnymay

    I came up with four names:
    Snake Eyes
    Jacquard (like Jacquard Plaid Fabric)
    Slither
    Squeegee

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  30. Sunnymay

    Snake Eyes
    Jacquard (like Jacquard Plaid Fabric)
    Slither
    Squeegee

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  31. Carol

    Well, my first reaction was the same as several others… Monty, but as I live in Australia and we tend to call all snakes Joe Blake (rhyming slang) and therefore we did have one which was named Josephine as she was a female. I think Cuddles would be rather good for a python or perhaps because the ones we have around here are mostly carpet pythons (because of their markings) Magic would also be quite cute.

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  32. Am carpenter

    great names, I like cuddles, but the name that came to mind to me was Princess, or Pith.

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  33. Grace Henley

    How about Naming the Snake ” SAMIL” , One meaning of this name is: Venom of God

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  34. Aimee Thorpe

    I emailed you also.

    I had a python named Puck. I had just read Mid Summer’s Night Dream my junior year.

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  35. Marce

    Well, the snake you have pictured is adorable and definitely NOT a killer, as it is one of the smallest pythons,. It is a Ball Python, because they curl up into a ball when scared or threatened. I had one of these as a pet for years, her name was “Squeeze”. I rather like that name, or maybe LuLu.

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  36. Susan Steinbruegge

    Sabra (it means prickly cactus) it is good for male or female

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  37. Myrto Smyriliou-Zerva

    For the snake I’d suggest the name Asclepius like the Greek god of healing! Or maybe a made up name (by me) for I story I wrote once for a turtle, Toruca.

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  38. MissMomo

    Root.

    Ok, so this looks like a carpet snake. Carpet snakes tend to have homes underground that they usually steal from other animals. Also, they are Australian, and in Australia “root” is seen as a somewhat vulgar term referring to someone who wants to have sex a lot (basically screw around). Snakes are often seen as screwy folks, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fun or smart or playful ;] Plus, it’s unisex.

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  39. Angela Yang

    Peter.

    It would be great if the villain refers to the python as just a regular name so when they see it’s a python instead of a person, it’ll be more shocking! A regular name, imho, is more scary for an assassin snake.

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  40. Corissa Palfrey

    I would go with Apep, Apepi, Aapep, or Apophis. All are na!we for the Egyptian God of Chaos who is always represented as a snake. Plus it would correlate to the snakes mischief and I’m sure your villain would like to think of himself or his animals as gods of some sort.

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  41. Ana Cordoba

    Fangs, Choker, Deadly Catherine, Bloody Mary, Scaly Baylee, Gorge the Bottomless Trickster, Slimy Steve,

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  42. Kit

    Squeeze or Wiggled were the first names that came to me. I know how incredibly strong even a medium size snake is, so for a large snake, Crusher, Rock, Rock Crusher, or for a female snake Amazon, would all work. Or Atlas, Hercules, Muscles, even Moby Dick, Jupiter, Zeus, Titan.

    Noose or Necktie or Scarf because nobody would want the snake wrapped around their necks.

    Tiny Tim, Little Bit, or PeeWee as irony about size.

    Mabel or Petunia just for fun.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger or Conan, because snakes really are extremely strong.

    Clint, or even Clint Eastwood because sometimes snakes seem to have an almost hypnotic unblinking stare before they attack.

    Sidewinder, even though that actually only applies to a different type of snake, unless the character who named the snake was a herpitologist with no sense of humor.

    Wrapper or Rapper, since the snake wraps around its prey. Or the names of any real or fictional rapper could be used for the same pun one step less obviously. I don’t know how much stage names are copyrighted or trademarked or otherwise legally protected, but I am sure that some rappers would be pleased to know that a fictional python was named for them. And minor variants of the names might work just as well in some cases as the actual name of a rapper.

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  43. Michelle Crull

    Percival. It’s alliterative with python (Percival Python).

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  44. Carl Schoonover

    To combine two mythological names: Damon Pythias. Big or small, boy or girl.

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  45. Martina Heitland

    Nathair or Chester! I’m sorry to hear that the snake will not survive….

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  46. Janet

    “Main Squeeze” sounds like a good name for a python to me. lol

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  47. Valori Dauma

    Chiquita for the coloration. And as a way to honor my son’s lavender banana ball python who recently passed away.

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  48. Martha Callahan

    My first thought was the obvious “Monty,” but having read some of the other suggestions, I also like the idea of a lengthened version, such as “Montgomery” or “Montague” (Romeo’s surname.) It would sort of depend on the depth of the killer’s sense of irony and twisted humor.

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  49. Gina Z.

    Pythagoras the Python…

    Pythagoras was an ancient Ionian Philosopher, “The teaching most securely identified with Pythagoras is metempsychosis, or the “transmigration of souls”, which holds that every soul is immortal and, upon death, enters into a new body. . He may have also devised the doctrine of musica universalis, which holds that the planets move according to mathematical equations and thus resonate to produce an inaudible symphony of music. ” Both pretty amazing attributes when associated with a snake…. and it’s alliteration! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras

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  50. Laura Hull

    Dole (as in the brand of canned pineapple) – it is Pineapple Port after all! 🙂

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  51. Ana Cordoba

    Xena, Hercules, Temptress, Scaly Devil, Killer, Throat Crusher

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  52. Kit

    Sampson. Sampson was the strongest man before Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, and of course since snakes do not have hair they don’t need to worry about haircuts, and snakes are incredibly strong.

    Bozo the Clown, as in don’t be a Bozo, a snake like that won’t hurt you, or alternatively because some people are afraid of clowns just like some people are afraid of snakes.

    Leviathan, meaning either whale or large sea monster, but why not make it the name of a large land monster as well?

    Fat Boy, or Slim since snakes are long and thin. Rocket, since snakes are fast.

    My Main Squeeze mostly because I hate the expression when a man calls his wife that. Maybe if the book is widely successful, men will stop calling their wives that. When a man calls his wife his main squeeze, I want to ask him who his side squeeze is, and does his wife have a side squeeze also?

    Or call the snake Punch Line, and then you can use the snake as the punch line of jokes.

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