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Contest: A New Name?

March 4th, 2009

Norah, Outtakes

Alright people.

You’ve been tasked with suggesting a replacement name for the Cardigan Formerly Known as Norah. I want it to be short – just one word please – and not used for another garment pattern on Ravelry. Bonus points if it has a non-obvious but relevant relation to scifi or travel.

I need a new name by the weekend. If I use yours, you’ll get full credit in the pattern and my undying love and probably something else.

So… what shall it be?

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70 Responses to “Contest: A New Name?”

  1. Susie Says:

    How about Maddy or Madelleine for Madeleine L’Engle author of A Wrinkle In Time? I think that’s every child’s introduction to sci fi.

  2. Hartgirl Says:

    How about “Linda”? Because I can’t think of anything Sci-Fi, it’s my name, and I can be a space cadet (at times)!

  3. Samm Says:

    I like the Japanese reference names suggested. I’d like to suggest Yuki, the name of our current Japanese student. 🙂 Her name means Snow!!

  4. karen lester Says:

    How ’bout warp…as in time warp….and your design transcends time.

  5. Kathleen Says:

    I mentioned this in group on Rav; Eutropia is Greek/Latin and Italo Calvino (postmodernist writer) has written about this “city” in his book, Invisible Cities (ergo travel, of sorts). Also, it’s a female name meaning “versatility”.

  6. Bethany Says:


  7. Debbie Says:

    This is technically a name from a fantasy genre, but the garment reminds me of Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon.

  8. Mandy Says:

    I like Takeout. 🙂
    Why do you have to change the name?

  9. Trish Says:

    Okay, here are my two cents worth…..
    – Valeria
    – Kira (after Kira Salak, one of the most amazing women’s adventure travel writers ever!)
    – Lady Jessica
    – It’s not one word, but Defense Against the Air Conditioning (this is the perfect thing to knit and have at work to protect against freezing to death in your cubicle this summer!)

  10. Jen Says:


    It’s a city we both used to live in… full of good memories (and bad), not used on ravelry yet, and would be totally appropriate for your sweater, I think!


  11. Maura Says:

    Akiko - Japanese girl’s name meaning Autumn Child, which is what this sweater feels like to me.

  12. julie Says:

    How about Kali, an Indian goddess?

  13. radmama Says:

    I was thinking Ursula, but there are already a few out there. Maybe Leguin?

  14. Sue Says:

    Majin. (Magical being.)

  15. angelpainter Says:


  16. Kourtney Says:

    I like Eutropia or Inara. I apparently have nothing original to offer about it – but I love it! I stopped by the shop today & tried it on; depending on how my yarn budget is looking, I’m going to make one sooner or later… (Darn that car accident.)

  17. jen Says:

    My vote’s on Majel.

  18. MAKW Says:

    Arcology – no reason, I just like the way it sounds

  19. Shell Says:

    I think that “looks great on everyone” is a bit long, but it is so true.

  20. margarita Says:

    For what it’s worth, I suggest “Lall”. It was Data’s daughter’s name, and it means ‘beloved’. It also just sounds laid back and easy like that sweater looks to me. Thanks!

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