Email This Post HomeFictionWinner of the Name the Toy Store Contest Amy Vansant February 9, 2017 Fiction, Humor 5 Comments First…Psst! Kilty as Charged – 99c Sale My romantic suspense/humor/time travel novel Kilty as Charged (which for some reason everyone calls “Kitty” in every email I receive) is 99c through tomorrow. It’s a super fun, fast read full of chuckles and thrills, if you’re into that sort of thing! And Now…(drumroll please) The Winner of the Name the Toy Store Contest! Once again I received hundreds of awesome, hilarious, odd and downright troubling suggestions! Some were cute, fun, happy names: Regina – Frolicky Sue H – The Rabbit Hole Bobbi A – Tubby Timothy Toy Emporium Deborah B – You, Me, and the Bear (A teddy bear plays a roll in the book! Get out of my computer, Deb!) Some were inexplicable: Rebecca R. – Mea pa’ani Hala Kahiki ( I don’t know what this means. She might have just flipped me off in Hawaiian. But thanks to Google, I think it has something to do with Pineapple…) Ellie K – Toy BOX HOOPLA l (I think his is play on some Sci-Fi thing, like Starship Something One – but my brain won’t make the connection and it is driving me crazy. Please help me Ellie!) Wendy H – The Flower & Fruits (Won’t people looking for flowers and/or fruits be bummed to step inside and find they’re all made out of Legos?) Heather P – The “Toy”let Store (Really?? Heather, you cray-cray.) Ramona W – Ratoon Crop (had to Google that one: a new crop (especially of rice, bananas, or sugar cane) that grows from the stubble of the crop already harvested. So, I’m thinking Ramona’s thinking a new crop of people (kids) or she’s obsessed with agriculture.) Some were clever and punny: Maggie C – Pulley Yourpants Up Toy Store Mom – Just Toying with You (my mom is on a roll.) Janet K. – Toying With You (Janet – have you met my mom? You guys should grab tea some time.) Ann – Batteries Not Included Deirdre A – Toy There Matey Mina G – Miss Fitt’s Toys (Misfit Toys ) Moira dR – Mr Sylly Some came with a dose of self-deprecation: Carrie – Square Pegs (I dunno, I suck at this stuff) (<— her comment, not mine) Some made me worry an armed, colonial soldier was hiding behind the door: Kimberlee S – Musket’s Amazing Toy Emporium Some named it like it was a kid, or possibly a beer…or a viking…: Cynthia S – Rosie Kathleen F- Bud Raven – Ragnar Some might have been typos: Greg W – Grumpy’s Original Oy Store (or it specializes in Jewish toys, I’m not sure.) Sharon M – The Toyota Shoppe (Um…??) Some were lied to by their parents as a child: Elissa – Pumpkin Patch Toys (because if that’s where you get babies then that’s where you’d find their toys; besides . . . Pineapple Port!) Some are trying to get me sued for copyright infringement: Andie P. – Dole Some know people often tell me “I love Pineapple Express!” instead of Pineapple Lies/Port: Deb N – Pineapple Express (…which always makes me laugh because Pineapple Express was a movie about a bunch of pot smokers.) Somebody is high on girl power: Teri G – Toymens (because we all know men are just) Some sent me the word of the day: Kathleen – Today’s word of the day on Facebook’s “Grandiloquent Word of the Day” is: Nicknackatory or Knicknackatory (NIK-NAK-uh-TOR-ee) Noun: -A toy store -A repository or collection of knickknacks From knick-knack or knickknack or nicknack, “a pleasing trifle, toy,” 1570s. A reduplication of “knack” – an ingenious device, toy or trinket (1530s), a specialized sense of “knack” – a stratagem or trick. Some wrote a whole marketing plan: Rana – The Pineapple Port (a pic of childs toy is placed here) Toy Store! Toys, Toys and more Toys… We even have Toys for your Fur Babies… Come Play with Us… One made me think – Ooh! My mother-in-law (who loves roosters) would love that one! And then I realized it was, in fact, from my mother-in-law. Mary C – The Laughing Rooster Toy Store But in the end… One made me laugh out loud: Val C – Buy Their Love, Toys and Gifts So upon publication Val, you’ll get the signed copy sent to you! And I’m going to give everyone else mentioned on this page a free ebook copy! And thank you all for participating! And now, the obligatory giveaway… About Latest Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Two Big Favors (YOU can get me on TV), Giveaways and Deals - January 22, 2020 A Free Book, a New Release, 2 99c Books…Giveaway and Deals - January 14, 2020 How’d you like to read a Pineapple Port screenplay? Cozy giveaway and deals… - January 11, 2020 5 Responses Kimberlee February 9, 2017 So glad you were amused by Musket! He’s actually a dog, and would of course spend his days sleeping in a doll cradle or some such in the shop window. 🙂 1 likes Reply Lisa Guzman February 9, 2017 “Buy Their Love, Toys and Gifts”, isn’t that essentially what we do when we go to a toy store? Loved reading the entries😳😂 0 likes Reply Dee Liebl February 9, 2017 Congrats Val!!!! And all the honorable mentioned. Fun contest. I didn’t win this time but there is always another book for Amy to add to the series!!!! yeah!!!! 0 likes Reply Gale S. February 9, 2017 Those were hilarious! As were your comments… :>) 0 likes Reply Cynthia Blain February 10, 2017 I think that I entered this content although I can’t remember what I would have named the store, but I did enjoy seeing some of the entries. I do like the one you chose. So much truth to that name. 🙂 Fun reading the names; thanks for sharing some of them. 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