We Have a Winner! And What’s Blueberry’s Name, Anyway?

by doodaddy on November 24, 2008

Belated congratulations to Elaine the Redhead Reverend and Scrapbooker Extraordinare for coming closest to the Blueberry’s birth date and time — she wins the manky old gift certificate!

As long as I’ve got you on the line here, and since pretty much everyone who was going to guess the Blueberry’s real name has done it by now — here’s the final clue:

51jg6BMAtXL._SL160_ We named the Blueberry after the main character in a kids’ book called From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She’s got taste, this kid — she convinces her rich younger brother to run away with her and they stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan — solving an art mystery as long as they’re there.

If you haven’t read it, do, and you’ll know Blueberry’s real name.

Boobaby, you may be aware, was similarly named after a spitfire from children’s literature — the pig-rescuing 8-year old in Charlotte’s Web, in her case. She had me at “Where’s papa going with that ax?”

That’s as much as I say here.

Thanks for playing, all!

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Elaine November 24, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Thank you for the Gc and the compliment! I remember that book. I always thought that was a silly place to runaway to. I don’t remember why or what happened, but I do remember the book now! Great choice for a name!


OM November 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

I got it! I got both! And it took me only half an hour of research!

(Oh, and congratulations, if I haven’t said it already).


doodaddy November 25, 2008 at 12:54 am

@Elaine – Oh, it ended well. And, for all you kids listening out there (including, probably, mine, someday) — running away is a BAD IDEA.


doodaddy November 25, 2008 at 12:54 am

@OM – Yay, well done!


Xbox4NappyRash November 25, 2008 at 9:59 am

It took me a while but I figured it!

Lovely name, very graceful.


Amanda Leigh November 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I didn’t even need to look it up, I knew them both! Wonderful books and beautiful names!


doodaddy November 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

@Xbox4NappyRash – Thanks! None the worse for the trouble you had to go through, I hope…


doodaddy November 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

@Amanda Leigh – Well done! Truly, books everyone should read…


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