Friday, June 09, 2006

WHY DON'T WE STEP UP OUR WEIRDNESS?

I feel we've been far too sane of late what with the normality of turning ourselves into Bond characters.

So, folks are getting excited about the Coming Soon Gyllenhaal aka Maggie and Sarsy's baby and I got all excited about the prospect of making tables so I've combined these two major events to bring you: Gyllenhaal Junior Sweepstakes.

The basic idea is everyone picks ONE name from the tables below and when the babs arrives (we think around October) the closet name wins! Who knows, maybe someone will be bang on the money? The successful punter will probably win a JakeWatch t-shirt (because I swear they will available soon!) or some similar paraphernalia. As you can see, I have already nabbed the name Susie.

All you have to do is write your chosen name in the comments section and PLEASE no anons on this one, leave some kinda bleedin' name! Any anons will get deleted. Only ONE name each. britpopbaby's word is final. Speak to my lawyer (Joyce Davenport) if you have a problem with that.


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NB - Before anyone asks, I didn't put 'Jake' as an option because they are so not calling the baby that!

OFF TOPIC: Regarding Blogger problems!
Blogger was down A LOT yesterday but from what I understand they are upgrading the system. It's very frustrating, I know and I've considering moving to other services but bottom line is Blogger is the best blog hosting site around and it's been good to us so let's support it through this difficult time. Everyone needs a little love.

139 comments:

wesntia said...

Oscar! Maybe Maggie and Sarsy like Oscar Wilde as much as I do...

Ivy said...

Leila!

silver said...

Isaac. Spot on.

beskyddaren said...

Helena!

Because Helenas are a l w a y s beautiful.

Joyce Davenport said...

Zachary!

see you said...

Damn! I wanted 'Isaac'...

see you said...

I'll take "Gabriel" then. For some reason I think thy will stick to a 'normal' name..

stokedn1 said...

BBP - 'the closet name wins' - that got my my mind freewheeling!
Could suggest a few to add to your list. But to avoid any troll excitement on this theme - I'll be good and just request isaac.

mrs_dalloway said...

Felix! This is a romanian character in a book..the character is an intellectual young man..in love with a woman's photograph..
I feel a similarity between him and me..why is that,I wonder..

stokedn1 said...

Wow - its like the harrods sale - eveything goes too fast - ok - can I please have theo instead.

zoo said...

Damn you, joyce davenport and silver. Back to the drawing board.

silver said...

Hey guys I dont think there's a problem with some of us picking the same name, as long as each of us only picks one name!

Did that make sense? Maybe BPB wouldnt mind! Or maybe I should increase my medication?

Sarah920 said...

Can I blag Stephen? Or must I choose one ON the tables?

zoo said...

Really Silver? Cos MY WATERS so tell me it's gonna be a Zachary (Isaac was my second choice).

OK, Brit, if Silver's right I'll also put my name down for Zachary. If not, I'll nab Harry.

And Sarah920, sweetheart - Stephen IS on the list already.

carrie said...

jasper

silver said...

LOL Zoo, maybe BPB wouldnt mind, cos it seems a bit unfair for posters who log on a bit late. But she did say no one could take susie, so its prolly one each. Sorry for the confusion!

Maybe later we could come up with the most bizarre names and have a competition. and its now official, naming your baby Moses is a crime.

cina said...

I have no clue, but I pick Megan and Theo!

cina said...

Sorry, it was only one name, right.... I pick THEO then.

britpopbaby said...

Okay, it's less 'what you think the baby will be called' and more 'competition fun'.

You can only choose ONE and it has to off the boards. Thats how a sweepstake works.

cina, theo has gone but you can have megan.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Jasmin

gummybug said...

Olivia.

(Although how cool would it be if they picked Leila?? That's only one letter off from my name.)

queenscroft said...

Eva

Anonymous said...

Good lord, britpop! What did you and Anneka put inside you to come up with that -friendly put- weird collection of names? lol

gummybug said...

I'm onto them, I know how they'll choose the winner. It's not these specific names that will get you anything, but rather the letter they start with and the sex of the baby.

britpopbaby said...

Believe me, it coulda got a whole lot weirder.

mrs_dalloway said...

Hmm..then my pick was not very inspired..what other male name starts with an 'F'?..Friederich? I'm out of names..
The main page looks great with those names on blue and pink!

Amerika Bound said...

Can you put Benjamin down?
I think they'll call him Benjamin!!

:P

cina said...

Okey, Britpop, I'll go for Megan then! :-)

Amerika Bound said...

ok helps if I read the "you can only pick one off the boards"

I'll say Nina then.

britpopbaby said...

I really like the name Nina - it's pretty.

Anna_F said...

Can I choose Zoe, it's quite normal but it's a pretty name. thank youuuu

Anonymous said...

BPB: Believe me, it coulda got a whole lot weirder.

I want proof. BTW: How about a "weirdest name competition"?

Anonymous said...

Abby.

Sirius

The Bearded Lady said...

stephen/helena

The Bearded Lady said...

Must I try to weird it up dear?...

Anonymous said...

TBL: Yes, please!

br33n said...
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The Bearded Lady said...

Oh I could tell my stories when I was in the OSS.??

see you said...

"BBP - 'the closet name wins' - that got my my mind freewheeling!" Good one, 'stoked'!! BPB hasn't yet noctice, has she?

I know I said "Gabriel" and I'll stick to it, but I like "Ben" or "Sam", so if none of the names on this table, I'm hoping for "Ben" or "Sam" as their choice.

"Sam Sarsgaard" sounds good..

kokodee said...

Why is Indy not an option?

Ok, my choices;
Umberto, cause i think the parents may just be whack or Abby

kokodee said...

I second benjamin too, and while we are at it ruth or naomi.

see you said...
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The Bearded Lady said...

Oh, I was fond of the Bee keeper hat, sweetheart.

see you said...
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The Bearded Lady said...

Damn! I scared him away. I do that sometimes. :(*

tankergirl said...

Abby if we can double up.
Petra if it's one person each name.

see you said...

Damn! How can I register without having to add a post?!

No clue here..

Anonymous said...

Dear BPB, Can more than one person pick the same name? will it total up?

winterbird said...

Xola!

JoyceDavenport said...

Hi Britpopbaby,
Ta Da!

This post will introduce the world (well Jake Watch anyway) to your fantastic new legal counsel (I've always wanted to call myself that) JoyceDavenport in all her splendour.

britpopbaby said...

ONE EACH from the boards ONLY.

britpopbaby said...

And HI JOYCE! You look splendid, dahling.

Anonymous said...

[Sob.] I want to look at pictures of Jake. Preferably new. Even if he's wearing socks and clogs. Where are those cursed papparazzi?

JoyceDavenport said...

Thanx Britpop.

I used to look quite like, well vaguely like, Joycie in real life...about twenty years ago. But now thanks to the wonders of Jake Watch I am rejuvenated and revitalised.

debaser said...

Beyoncee

Prophecy Girl said...

I call Beatrice!

Simon Agent 002 said...

If there was a "Simon" option I say name the child after myself. It would be a great honour.

miffed67 said...

DAMN, PG got Beatrice!

Ok, mine are Norbert and Fiona!

miffed67 said...

No wait! Take Fiona off, I'll stick with Norbert.....

wtbgirl said...

I am going with Kyla!

gin said...

Roman! :D

Agnes said...

I choose Ursula

~DKBB~ said...

I figure all the names are taken by now, so I'll pick my own... Lance or Sierra.

And about Blogger... I was mightily upset with all their mucking about yesterday (made working on blogs a bit of b*tch), but you're right BPB, they are the best around and worth a bit of inconvenience now and again.

britpopbaby said...

^Yeah, it was annoying but no probs so far today. Now I've said that it'll probably get sucked through a vortex or something.

There are a few names left ~dkbb~. You have to pick one of the board to be in chance of winning the special prize!

Smurfeyshmoo said...

Yardly. Who WOULDN'T name their kid Yardly?

br33n said...

Stephen

br33n said...
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~DKBB~ said...

OK, brit, I'll pick a name on the board, so to speak....Lysander.

Lysander Gyllenhaal Sarsgaard... poor kid would NEVER have his name spelled correctly. ;)

sophie said...

Winter

Tany said...

If it's still available, i pick Verona! :)

Agnes said...

~DKBB~: LOL

Miss Twist said...

I will go for xenon and Yardly, just cause I am weird like that. Can't you just hear it? "Hi I am xenon/yardly gyllenhaal-sarsgaard, please hand me the noose."

btw I love my bond girl, ain't she pretty!

Miss Twist said...

sorry I meant xenon or yardley, basically I don't care aslong as it's weird.

beskyddaren said...

Katie of Sweden is hiking/ on some secret Jake watch mission in Lapland I think, so I pick a name on her behalf: Greta. After the Garbo.

squallcloud said...

cuthbert and xola

squallcloud said...

Damn! I missed the Ironic Black Name Vote of "Quiana". There were 4 Quiana's in my 7th grade class. Actually I'm pretty sure there was at least one "Kiana" amongst that number.... Hmmm I'm sticking with Xenon and Cuthbert though.

squallcloud said...

Xola!

Shit!

Jo said...

Davina! =D

~DKBB~ said...

I'm thinkin' I need to revise my pick. To make things more balanced, I would spell it Lysaander Gyllenhaal Sarsgaard. ;)

miffed67 said...

^^ LMAO!

Anneka said...

I'm soooo glad you put Susie on. That's the name of my favourite cat. Though I am peeved that neither Ahearn, Ming or Dr Mambo made it onto the list.

I can't remember which ones are left but I like Edgar, Tabitha and Vernon.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Beskyddaren...I agree with you that Helenas are always beautiful.

jla said...

Well it's slim pickins' now.... I guess i'll go with Baxtor... if that's still available!

Mackie said...

Well...seeing as it's my RL name I will pick Fiona

thesweetestone said...

Fiona. and its gonna be a girl. I just know!

thesweetestone said...

and york, if its a boy ,despite my 6-th sence about it being a girl

phoebe said...

Crap, the ones I wanted are all taken! It's NO good having a job where I've got no access to internet and JW whatsoever!

Oh well, if it's still available I'll go with Iona, please!

This is fun!

beskyddaren said...

Beskyddaren...I agree with you that Helenas are always beautiful.

Not one ugly Helena comes to mind, lol! Say Helena Christiansen and that dark brown hair + blue eyes combo ala Gyllenhaals. Hot. The sexiest combination. Drooling over blonds is getting SO old.

thesweetestone said...

oh, only one name... Fiona. Its a girl. And its a pretty name, i think theyll go with sth normal but cute. Did you hear about the name Angelina and Brad gave to their kid? And Gwinneth called her son Moses...I hope they wont try to be so fucking "special" and idiotic.

britpopbaby said...

mackie took fiona, thesweetest one so I'm putting you on York.

And Anneka - three names? Can you not fucking read? For that I'm giving you the bonus retard name choice - 'Anneka the brain damaged seal Sarsgaard-Gyllenhaal'.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Britpop are you upset with me?

thesweetestone said...

Then can i rather choose Verona?

britpopbaby said...

I've just put you down as York, thesweetestone cos you mentioned it before.

No, simon. I'm not upset with you. What makes you say that?

NAMES LEFT ARE:
arthur
cuthbert
drew
edgar
kenny
maurice
peter junior
quincy
vernon
willis
carla
quiana
rhona

Pick ONE only.

thesweetestone said...

Its ok, maybe my 6-th sence about kid being a girl will turn out to be wrong as almost always. York is a lovely name, kinda like dogs name, but cool:-)

Simon Agent 002 said...

Ok good I'm glad. I guess im a paraoid sort... No one likes me much...

Nothing Really Matters said...

Simon did you pick a name yet?? Brits you so should have put Pussy donw.

Pussy Gyllenhaal Sarsgaard

Simon Agent 002 said...

In answer to the "What did they leave out" question ...What is being said is MTV cut out the last words of his remark ..."as we all are"...I thought I heard it..and they were cutting away to the next thing as he was saying it. Video replay should settle it.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Ok "Quincy" is my pick (if it's not taken) ...it's a famous one is in the music business.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Well done Simon have a gold star.

Nothing Really Matters said...

What’s this MTV thing??? I’m so behind the times, I go to the pub for 5 minutes and I have no clue what you guys are on about!

mrs_dalloway said...

I thought I've heard something more at first in his speech! Wasn't it smth like.."as we continue to"..? Same thing. Why did they cut him off? And why didn't it air live?

Simon Agent 002 said...

People are saying his Quote was cut on MTV . the one he made about "We are all struggling"...they are saying the last part was cut " as we all are".. I think it's there but for the music and MTV started to cut away to the next thing...

Nothing Really Matters said...

I think you are right then Simon they have have been cutting into the next item with music and stuff

Simon Agent 002 said...

When does it play in the UK? because you can watch for that and report back. I don't think they used the same camera shot that was the same as the short clip on BBC

Nothing Really Matters said...

They normaly do however i don't think they are this year! :-(

Anyway i think its always ages after, maybe a couple of months!

mrs_dalloway said...

Britpop, you could print this Post with the names, and send it as a birth gift to Maggie.And if she likes and takes a name from the list, she can repay you with a Jake date. Ok,let's not exagerate.A Jake pic as a baby? Jake's Ken collection? Jake's old pampers?..hmm, maybe not his pampers. Jake's finger print? oh,well..whatever she can let go..

Simon Agent 002 said...

Really? that's terrible. Well MTV did advertise that their website would have video clips of all the moments plus back stage interviews(which I haven't seen). On the Pre-Award show. I didn't see him on the red carpet.. They were stopping people to interview and no Jake. But he was laughing during the show as once in a while the camera would cut to him in the audience.

Little Trucky said...

I'll take Carla!

smurfette said...

hi britpop, love your blog! can i have carla? it's such a cute baby name and i really want them to have a girl. the thought of a baby girl in jake's arm melts my heart :)

smurfette said...

oh no! i take too long posting :(.

umm, can you make new ones? if not, i guess i'll take rhona then...

Kokoro said...

I'll take Willis!

Jake4Luck said...

Drew

Jake4Luck said...

Drew

Franzi said...

Edgar

damn I'm sooo late...

Patch said...

Quincy please.

Patch said...

Ok I posted before reading the posts. Quincy's out, I'll go way outta left-field and pick Peter Junior then.

The Bearded Lady said...

Franzi dear, I don't want to alarm you child ....but your face is missing...I trust you are feeling well. Take care dear. ta ta..

Bruinsmama said...

Peter Jr
she looks like she is carrying a boy-o!

Iain'ttooproudtowearSpandex said...

Kenny.
Cause like mags, its boring and conventional. Jake on the other hand...

Anonymous said...

I'll have Maurice on behalf of all the anons.

Anneka said...

OI! Bitchy Britpop! I put three names down because as I said in my post, I wasn't sure which ones were left - (now who can't fucking read?) - and thought that with your enormous brainpower you'd be able to pick one of those for me. Obviously I overestimated your intelligence. Don't worry, it shall not happen again.

Although I think 'Anneka the Brain-damaged Seal' is a perfectly delightful name that anyone would be happy to call their spawn, I shall not be in contact again until you apologise. I know you have lots of internet friends to stroke your ego now so I won't hold my breath.

And Susie is no longer my favourite cats name. Now it's Tim. Or possibly Krushchev.

britpopbaby said...

^Oi retarded Anneka. All you had to do was read what other names had been taken by simply scrolling through the comments.

You have tabitha and you better fucking like it.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Oh I still love you Anneka, I’ll be your friend. I think you should have left off the brit and put bitchypop sounds good no?I’m sure you will kiss and make up.

Still no bond girl! I think you should start your own blog, It would be fabulous.

britpopbaby said...

I tried to make her start her own blog but she wouldn't. I have her myspace address if you want to harass her though?

Nothing Really Matters said...

Pussy has already been on the prowl, and seen many myspace profiles. I might just do that Brits. Can I leave messages as pussy or NRM or do I have to make a myspace?? I feel if I do that I will have a lack of friends and another crap place for people to look at along with my blog!

Simon Agent 002 said...

Has anyone seen Timbergeek? He best not show his face.

phoebe said...

Nope, no sight of him. Keeping my eyes open though...

mop said...

I call David!

only1annabel said...

I'm not quite sure which names are left (I did read all comments) so I'm going from memory and I dont't think Arthur has been taken so I'll go with that! Tho I have a feeling they are going to have a girl but all the girl names are gone. Maybe they'll be wacky and call a girl Arthur! Stanger things have happened in the world of celebrity baby names!!

SquallCloud said...

I called Cuthbert and Xola. Is this one of those things where you have to be a member here too? *sniff*

britpopbaby said...

Squallcloud, it's one of those things were you have to read the instructions ;)

You can only pick ONE and Xola has gone already - it's been ticked out on the board but you can have Cuthbert.

And annabel can have arthur.

And mop, there is no David.

Anneka said...

NRM, you flatter me. My head has expanded to twice it's normal size, making it three times the size of a normal head.

I did actually think of Bitchpopbaby or Britpopbitchy after I'd posted but by then it was too late. We obviously share a brain, explaining why I only have half.

You should def start a myspace. I have about sixty friends on there and I only know about fifteen of them in real life. It makes you feel better about yourself.

And despite the 'retarded Anneka' comment, you are forgiven Britpop. And I haven't been able to write since we parted company. You took all my creative juices with you. Think you could post them back?

HaydeNz said...

Not much choice left!... Ill go with Maurice

britpopbaby said...

You took all my creative juices with you.

I never touched your juices! I swear!

Yes haydenz you may have maurice. I'll update it later.

RedRaspberry said...

I guess Quiana because that's the only girl name left. I really hope they have a girl.

m said...

pouts - due to weekend away I'm left with Cuthbert or Quinona? I'll take the very good for you grain....

m said...

bugger cuthbert it is..

britpopbaby said...

VERNON is now the only name left!

Girl_from_Ipanema said...

what ever I take Vernon...;)