Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival!


OK, I love these Bloggy Giveaways, but I've never been brave enough to do one of the giveaways. I'm just not the most online savvy person :) But I came up with a good reason to offer a giveaway this time around. We love BOZ the Bear over here and we are going to giveaway two never opened DVDs. To learn more about BOZ please goto:

Its a great series of DVDs for the 2-6 year olds, although all my kids enjoy them :)
And we need help playing the baby name game ... how fun is that?

So to enter:

1. Leave a comment here at this post and help us with a the "baby name game" We know we are expecting a baby girl and we are certain we will be using the name Mary. Just not sure if it will be her first name or middle name. So please leave me a suggestion for names that go good with Mary.

2. A winner will be chosen using some fair, objective method (Isn’t there a website I can use?) at the end of the Superbowl on Sunday, February 3, 2008.

3. Winner will be contacted via email, so be sure you leave your email address either in your profile or on the comment itself. In the event that some one gives the wrong email address, another winner will be selected within 3 days.

4. Contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, but to U.S. residents only.

And be sure to check out other giveaways at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival (just click on the button above)


Laura said...

Oh! I just love good DVD's for my son! Well...I love the name are my suggestions:

Mary Claire
Mary Grace
Mary Lynne

Katy said...

My kids would love these!!! Thank you! Please enter me! :)

Lets see...names to go with Mary~

Mary Elizabeth
Dinah Mary
Mary Ellen
Katherine Mary
Mary Rebecca
Mary Lynn (my grandmother's name)

leigh said...

please enter me.

congrats on your upcoming little one.
How about Mia as a variation of Mary

or Isabelle Mary?

Jenny said...

My son would love these!!!

I like:

Mary Ruth
Mary Elizabeth
Mary Claire
Sophia Mary
Mary Renee

Double Happiness said...

Congrats and enjoy mottherhood.

For a girl, I like the name Madison!

Drop by my blog, to win a free book giveaway!

Holladay Family said...

Lucy, Ruby, Mary Ann is always a classic!

Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win!

My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks again!

heather said...

How about Mary Jane? :) I also like Mary Elizabeth.

KnittinChick said...

Mary is such a pretty name... so many good feelings attached to it. I think that the middle name should be after a special mentor in your life!

Love the dvds.

InnaC said...

I like Mary Elisabeth.

Danielle said...

Mary Leigh
Mary Sofia
Mary Shae
dansan826 at

Elisarose said...

My kids would love these DVDs!
A good Southern name: Mary Lou ;-)
Or how about Mary Pearl - maybe that's too much like Minnie Pearl,
Well I really like Mary Anne or Mary Elizabeth.
Or Katie Marie.

elisarosehilliard at gmail dot com

LvChiqui said...

this is awesome my 2 yr old loves loves loves boz
here are my suggestions...

mary katherine
mary josephine
mary elise

Anonymous said...

Mary Ruth
Mary Evangeline
Mary Katherine (Catherine)
Elizabeth Mary
Mary Elizabeth (Elisabeth)
Ruth Mary
Mary Ellen
Ellen Mary
Mary Ashley
Mary Abigail
Mary Grace
Mary Kathleen
Mary Kate (not my fave because of Olsen Twins)
Mary Louise
Mary Ann
Mary Beth
Mary Linda
Mary Anita
Anna Mary
Mary Hope
Hannah Mary

ok, my brain went dead. lol

Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

email is in my profile or you can contact me via the contact form on my blog.

Erica G said...

I've always liked Mary Ann.

Julie said...

I like Mary Elizabeth, Mary Evelyn, Mary Elaine or Rebecca Mary. I had a friend in middle school who was Mary Katherine. That's cute too! I also know a couple who named their daughter Mary Abigail, but call her Abby.


Kierra said...

Mary Jane?

The Dukes Family said...

Oh wow - my twin toddlers LOVE Boz! My husband even had a Boz birthday cake for his last birthday! :)

Names: I love the name Mary Claire ... so pretty and classical sounding. I also like Mary Kate ... although the Olsen twins may have ruined that option! :)

Hope we win! Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

I like Mary Elisabeth!
Tami Parker

Faerie Mom said...

So many great suggestions for names! Lets see.... I love Catherine Mary or Mary Catherine (could be because my confirmation name was Catherine!).

Also... maybe something like Cassandra.

I will be checking back to see what name you decide! When we thought we were having a girl we had the name picked out: Cassiopeia Star and we would call her Cassie. Then she turned into a he. So... maybe next time! LOL

Marcia said...

Mary Ellen Mary Claire

Mary Leigh Dawn Mary

stacey said...

i am not peeking at the others, so there might be repeats!

Mary Elise

Anonymous said...

Your giveaway is great!
Enter me please

Mary Beth
Mary Lynn
Mary Patrice
Mary Cheyanne
Mary Ava

Missy said...

i love Boz!

Elizabeth Mary
Lauren Mary
Mary Anne

I'm finding it hard to use as a middle wishes. you'll find the perfect name :)


you da mom! said...

my boy is just about to turn 2, so the dvd's would work out great. i think anne goes well with mary, but it's also very common. perhaps mary elizabeth?

windycindy said...

Great contest! Please enter me in your fun giveaway. Thanks,Cindi

Julie D said...

I keep hearing about BOZ, but I"v e never "met" him.

tonsofsons said...

Since, my middle name is Mary, I will suggest my name....Jill Mary!

Thanks for giving me a chance to win such a fun prize.

James and Andrea said...

Too fun!

My soon to be sister-in-law has the name Mary Aspen (first and second names). It is tradition in her family for women to have the first name Mary and go by her middle name. I have a cousin who goes by Mary Susan (both names) after mother and grandmother. I like both names!

angelaandconnor at said...

Connor would love those DVDs!!

My vote would be for Mary Elyse :)

JewelsHud said...

My almost 3 year old son would LOVE these. As for names, I love Mary Grace! Thanks for the giveaway!


Susanne said...

Mary Jane
Mary Ellen
Mary Margaret
Hannah Mary
Mary Beth
Mary Elizabeth

All fof now!!

stbaisch AT

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Mary Anne
Mary Lynn (and call her Marilyn)

Count me in for the contest please. My 2 1/2 year old son would love this.

Piseco said...

My friend's sister is Mary Therese... Thanks for the contest!

Mommy said...

Please enter me. I have heard so many good things about these DVDS! We would love to have them. Thank you for giving away such a nice prize. :)

I have a friend who's full first name is MarySarah. Yup, that is what call her. :) Congratulations. You have a contagious smile in your profile photo. And your little boy is cute too! :)

Jen said...


The first middle name I thought of was Anne and I do have to say I think it sounds good together.

Mary Anne
Mary Jane
Mary Lynn
Mary Marie (Marie is both my daughter and my Middle name)

Does your middle name sound good w/ Marie? I picked my middle name for my daughter so she could always have a part of me with her. Just a thought...

Ryan or Kara said...

Mary Eileen has been one of my favorites.

Ginny said...

When I was little, Mary used to be play name :) I like Mary Lynn

Granola said...

We're new to BOZ since Christmas. They are wonderful! Not sure what your tastes are but I had a girlhood friend whose name was Mary Theresa. Best wishes on your newest babe! Thanks from a fellow MN resident.

Marsha said...

Mary Lin

Smellyann said...

Mary Kate
Mary Claire
Mary Sophia
Mary Lynn
Rebecca Mary
Shania Mary

thanks and please visit mine, too!

Linda said...

Possible Middles for Mary
Enter me, please.


Linda said...
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LivingforGod said...

Congratulations! Here are my suggestions:-
Grace Mary
Mary Joy
Rachel Mary
Jessica Mary

Mo said...

My 4 & 6 year olds would love the dvds.

For name suggestions:
Mary Abigail
Mary Elizabeth

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

BTW, I have two giveaways at my blog:


nor_lou said...

Mary Jen
Danelia MAry

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Yes there is a website you can use! Try this!

As for names... lets see...

Catherine Mary
Lauren Mary
Mary Beth
Mary Amanda

Good luck with the birth! Yay for you! I have three boys!

Anonymous said...

I like Mary Madelyn or Mary Faythe.

My boys would love to have these DVDs.


Angela said...

Mary Elizabeth is my fav!

mommyofmany said...

All of our children have biblical names, so I tend to think in that realm. Of course, it would need to sound nice with your last name, and I don't know that. :)

Mary Grace
Mary Joy
Mary Elizabeth
Mary Abigail (Abigail means "the father is joyful :) )

The name Mary does seem to sound especially nice with three-syllable middle names... to me, anyway. :)

I wouldn't personally choose Mary Jezebel because I believe the meaning of a name is VERY important and would want to point my child to the godly character in the Bible that we've named them after. :)

I also like the sound of Mary Katherine and Mary Melissa.

All that being said, I'm sure God will lead you to the perfect name for this new blessing.

GiBee said...

My son loves these DVDs! How about Mary Christine? I'm partial to Mary Claire, though...

Julie said...

I had two boys, so I can't even think in terms of girls' names, sorry. I live in MN also. Stay warm where ever you are, spring is around the corner. Thanks for doing the give away, it's fun.

Anonymous said...

Mary Clair is pretty.. all my children have 2 middle names..
Please enter me in the giveaway thank you.

Erin said...

I have a friend named Mary Claire and I've always liked it.

Deborah said...

I like Mary Elizabeth, I think it sounds classy. But sometimes it's fun to see what her initials would be and go with something whimsical along that line also. Love the DVDs and would love to win them. Good luck with your upcoming birth. If I am lucky enough to win, contact me at dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Diane said...

One of my favorite names of all time is Mary Alice. It was my grandmother's name (she went by Mary), and she was such a beautiful little girl and woman. The name fit her perfectly!

(I use for choosing winners, in case you haven't heard of that one.)


Killlashandra said...

Wow people submitted a lot of Mary combinations I'm not sure I can come up with a new one.

Annalisa Mary

Gabriela Mary

Mary Abigail

The DVDs look great. Thank you for hosting, my 2 year old would get a kick out of them I'm sure. : )

Playful Professional said...

I like the name Mary Ann :)

Angela said...

Mary Ann
Rose Mary

we would love to have BOZ DVDs in our home!

Lura said...

Sorry, I forgot my email address. It's

Paige said...

Mary Paige is nice, don't you think? And we'd love those movies!

Tabitha said...

My kids love watching Boz! I like the name Mary Elizabeth. Good luck picking the perfect name:)

Teri said...

Count me in! My preschoolers would love those!

Amity said...

ummm...Mary Gabriel!!!

robin said...

love the gift idea the name i like rose mary

Bella's Mum and Papa said...

Allison Mary
Mary Joy
Arianna Mary


Michelle said...

We love Boz! My youngest daughter's middle name is June. I would suggest Mary June. June is a great middle name which goes with a lot, but isn't as common as Anne or Grace. I like it! mlciavola(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Michelle said...

We love Boz! My youngest daughter's middle name is June. I would suggest Mary June. June is a great middle name which goes with a lot, but isn't as common as Anne or Grace. I like it! mlciavola(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Kara Jo said...

Mary Nicole is my suggestion. I love Nicole for a middle name. :) But I do have to say that my personal favorite is Mary Elyse!

Jon & Sarah said...

I love Mary Jane and call her Jane.

Holly said...

My youngest loves Boz... they watch it as a treat sometimes at church.

I think Mary Jane is precious. Blessings to you and the new little one!

Heather said...

Mary Jane is what immediately comes to mind. Congratulations on your upcoming birth!

Elizabeth Wickland said...

Mary Elise

I like Mary Jane, too!

Tinie said...

I like Mary Ann and Raelyn Mary. Congrats by the way!

Qtpies7 said...

You can do a google search on random number generators and you'll find something to pick the number for you.

I truly believe in the meanings of names, and Mary means bitter, so unless it is a family name, I would not use it. There are so many great names with Mary, though!
Mary Sophia.

Sharijoy said...

Please enter me!! How fun to play the name game.
My daughters name is my name in Hawaiian...Shari to Kali

I like...
Mary Autumn
Mary Miss
Mary Sage
Mary Liz

whatever you pick will be wonderful!! let us know what you go with!

Sharijoy said...
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lisalmg said...

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway. My 3 kiddo's would love to win a Boz dvd! Congratulations on your soon to be new addition to the family.

My favorites are:
Mary Madeline
Abigail Mary
Caitlyn Mary
Mary Colleen

lisalmg (at) ktis (dot) net

kamewh said...

Mary Isabelle
Mary Jane
Mary Eliza

Thank you for the giveaway!

Anastasia said...

I would love to enter! :)

How about, Mary Clementine :)

Naomi said...

Mary Eloise!

Jane said...

We have never seen the Boz dvd's.
They look good. I'd love to win them for our 5 year old.
I like
Mary Grace
Mary Ruth

email is

Linda SS said...

I love the name Mary. How about
Mary Leigh
Mary Nicole
Mary Sue
Thanks for the chance to win:)

~Billie~ said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to participate!

.... Kay? Just kidding. Though, if we ever have a girl we are using that as a middle name.
What about:

Carol said...

I love the name Mary! We were going to use that if our first was a girl - but he was a Colin instead!
How about

Rose Mary
Mary Adeline
Mary Evelyn
Mary Grace

Good luck!

Karen said...

I like the name Mary Elizabeth. Thanks!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Audra Marie said...

I'd love these for my little ones. :)

Names - hmmm -

Mary Dawn
Elizabeth Mary
Christiana Mary
Mary Faith


Thanks for the chance to win! :)


crystalf said...

Mary Elizabeth
Mary Abigal
Mary Brooke

Good luck and thank you!

T'aowyn said...

I ahve always like the sound of Grace. George Burns used to say, "say goodnight Gracie" to Gracie Allen and I thought it so sweet. Mary Grace?

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Trina said...

Mary Grace
Mary Anne
Mary Claire
Mary Elizabeth or Mary Beth
Mary Katherine

Sorry I'm having trouble with Mary in the middle..I can't seem to get any that "flow" together...

I LOVE LOVE BOZ! They also sell "The Very First Noel" narrated by Andy Griffith. We bought it about 3 years ago and just LOVE LOVE it!

Count me in on good ole Boz!


CanCan said...

Mary Carter

We love Boz at our house! (Mary Gracie...hmmm...)

Taryn said...

I like Miriam which is a variation on Mary :)

Susan said...

some names that may go with Mary....


jennifer57 said...

Mary Ellen was the first that i thought of :)

Ashley said...

I like Mary Beth! Thanks for the giveaway!

heather said...

My cousin's name is Mary Helen. There is a Mary Francis that I know. I like Mary Allison, Mary Elizabeth, and Mary Hannah. Good luck with your naming--it is tough!

CozyMoments said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! :) What about Muran? I think its Scottish. Thank You. :)

Amber said...

How about Hannah Mary or Mary Hannah?

I love the name Hannah! We always planned on naming our daughter Hannah Marie, but we were blessed with 3 boys, so never got to use the name.

Tammy said...

I think Mary Iona sounds nice, very unique too! Thanks for the chance.