Shannon Stacey

Name That Kowalski Kid winners

First off, you know Jaci Burton’s new Play-By-Play book, One Sweet Ride, released today, right? Such a delicious cover and I can’t wait to read it.

On to the Kowalski kid! I apologize for the delay, but managing to stab myself in the fingertip really slowed me down and there’s a lot of family stuff going on. But Sean and Emma’s baby boy now has a name.

A couple of the comments really cracked me up:

Alec because any member of the family will be a smart alec

That’s very true!

Arthur after the guy from 3M who invented Post It notes. Spencer could also work since he was the guy who invented the sticky part.

Love them! You guys also managed to list both of my sons’ names, half my family’s names and quite possibly every ex-boyfriend I’ve had. And there are so very many awesome names listed. I put more than a few of them into a notebook for future hero use and I had an author friend or two taking notes, as well. You guys are good at this!

So, the baby’s name? John Leonard Kowalski, and they’ll call him Johnny. I really went back and forth about whether Leonard or Francis was right for the middle name but, in the end, Sean’s relationship with his Uncle Leo is pretty special. And not only was John Emma’s beloved grandfather’s name, but it was also her dad’s. He died when she was young, but she knows her grandparents called him Johnny.

Since those could be defined by name or by relationship, I ended up picking three winners! I’ve made a note of the email addresses and as soon as I have ARCS (late summer) of Love A Little Sideways, I’ll send them out.

Vanessa May 22, 2013 at 11:48 am
My favorite part about being pregnant , besides the baby of course, was getting to pick names! How about Leo?

Judy Latham May 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Or maybe after Emma’s and Sean’s late fathers….can’t recall what they were right now.

Sam May 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm
John(after Emma’s dad)
Leo(After sean’s uncle)

Thank you, everybody, for the great suggestions! Some of those will definitely be popping up in future books!

4 comments to “Name That Kowalski Kid winners”

  1. library addict
      · June 4th, 2013 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. I can’t wait for the book.

    Also, I hope your finger is healing.

  2. azteclady
      · June 4th, 2013 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Glad to see you back! And congrats to the winners, of course.

  3. MJ
      · June 4th, 2013 at 6:20 pm · Link

    John Leonard is my dad’s name :)

  4. hilly
      · June 10th, 2013 at 4:41 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners!

    Hope you’re feeling much better, Shannon!

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