Thursday, July 03, 2008

Southern Belle -- a giveaway!!!!!

Edit:I'm going to extend this until August 5 -- when I get back -- I'm having such a hard time deciding on a name, and whatever I name myself will likely be changed by my cottage companions!! Right now I'm leaning towards Martha Lou, and Martha Mae Billy Rae. Having spilled those beans, I'll throw everyone's name into the hat -- I LOVE hearing your suggestions, they really brighten my day!

Every year I go to my best friend's family cottage, with her sister and her sister's good friend. We always have a theme. We've done Japan (we wore Kimonos) and Ancient Rome/Greece (togas) and this year is Southern Belle. Well, I'm making my corset, and chemise and pantaloon thingies (too hot for the full dresses -- plus we take the train for 4 hours -- and last year I took my sewing machine, so not much room in my suitcase).

But here's the dilemma -- My name. We have to have a Southern name -- here are some options:
Martha Belle?
Martha Rae?
Martha Lou?
Martha Lynn?
Martha Mae?
or should I put something in front of my name?
I'll give a prize to the person who suggests the name that I decide to go with...... so, pick your favourite that is here, or come up with a better one. It has to have Martha attached to it somehow. Thanks a lot mom, for giving me such a boring name........
I'll pick a winner next week, say, on Friday July 11. I don't know what the prize will be, but it will be something that I made....
(oh, and a note to the pay it forward people -- you will be pleasantly surprised some day soon!)

20 comments:

Dawnie said...

I really like MARTHA MAE. Something about the sound of a double MM makes me think of something YUMMY ! So are we wearing pantaloon's on the 4 hour train ride ? Such fun with friends.

hugs galore
Dawnie T

Sandy said...

WHAT FUN! I love Martha Mae..or rather Miss Martha Mae! See you soon!

Sand

P.S I will definitely show you my goods/pix after SB!

Heather said...

Martha Sue...
I dunno why. It just popped into my head. I hope you have a super fun girlie trip :)
xo

Catherine said...

How about "Miz Martha"?

Jacky said...

For me it is definately Miss Martha Rae Brown! Sounds like you two gals have the BEST time!

juneh said...

How about... Martha Magnolia Savannah Brown (esq.)

juneh said...

oooooh...ooooh I revise my submission....

Miss Martha Magnolia Scarlett Brown

A bird in the hand said...

Martha Rae was a comedian -- so that's been taken. She was no Southern belle, either, but she was very funny!

Scarlett Martha?
Honeychile Martha?
Martha Mint Julep?

Anonymous said...

Hi!! my name is Martha Elisa Brown from Mexico you can use elisa i think is elise in inglish. Good Day!!

Donna said...

I like Martha Lisa. Somehow that just make me giggle ;)

Joanne Huffman said...

Martha Louise?
Martha Cerise?
Bille Mae Martha Bob?

Joanne

Tami Roth said...

MARTHA JEAN for your 'new' name!!

Have fun!
Tami R.

Jo Wholohan said...

I dont know what it is but i immediately thought of ...... Scarlett Ohara, what fun that you get together to do these things!!!

I really love MARTHA MAE :))

Poppy said...

Well, I do think all southern gals have a name that is fitting to what they do. I do think you should be called Mz. Etsy Mae Brown, and you should be called every bit of the name the whole trip.

Jill in Florida

sandee said...

I dunno...I sorta like Martha Leigh. I had a dolly named Martha Leigh and I just loved her to pieces...literally!

You're going to take pictures, right?

Moose Ridge said...

Martha Abgail / Martha Ann / Martha Ellen / Martha Jane / Martha Jean / Martha Ruth / Martha Sue -- but my favorite is Marthalene (these are all real names of ladies -- other Martha Browns -- who lived in the Southern states)...

Allison
Dunlap TN

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i hope i am not too late as it is already the 11th and almost 9 p.m. here at my house. but as i've just returned late last night from kentucky i couldn't pass up sharing some southern names for you. so here goes...

martha ethalyne (pronounced ethaLean)my great-grandmother's middle name. she was iva ethalyne. i'm not sure of the spelling.

martha bettylou (everyone southern
has someone named betty in their family. my mom is named betty)

martha earl (all those southern men without sons always have one daughter they name after themselves). i think this one is my favorite.

have a fabulous time! it sounds like great fun.

Patti G. said...

Martha, HOW Fun you time will be!
Hmmmmmmm, how about......
Missy Martha Magnolia
HOW ABOUT THAT! Hehehehe!
enjoy yourself!
Hugs,Patti

Sherry said...

They're all good -- but Martha Belle just makes me think of the south y'all....

Jeanette said...

I think Martha Belle is my favorite but I also like Martha Maybelle
you gotta love those double M's

Have a great time!
Jeanette