Fab Freebie: What’s In A Name?

*** This giveaway is now closed – see who won below! ***

After 10,000 interesting name origin stories, random.org has selected our winners as… Beth (who says “my dad picked it out and to this day I’m whole heartily a daddy’s girl.”) and Chelsea (who’s name story is: “My parents got my name from the 1981 movie, On Golden Pond. ‘Chelsea’ was played by Jane Fonda”) Congrats!

I realize from the name Online Fabric Store, you might have trouble guessing what this online store sells, so allow me to solve that mystery for ya. Fabric! And seemingly every kind of fabric – like upholstery, decor, quilting, apparel and even garden fabric. Which means that this week’s two winners (who are each getting $250 to spend there) could tackle anything from sewing some pillow covers or making a duvet to redoing the curtains in an entire room. And the cool thing about their system is that the more yardage you buy, the cheaper each yard gets – and once you get over that $50 mark, your shipping in the US is free.

  • PRIZE: A $250 gift card to Online Fabric Store
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “FABRIC ME!” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …what’s the meaning behind your name? Does it carry some special significance within your family? Or is there a cool story behind how your parents picked it? Have you always wished it was something else?
  • PRIZE SHIPS: Wahoo, this giveaway is available worldwide!
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winners. Good luck…
  • ***COMMENT ISSUES? If you’re trying to enter but keep getting a “duplicate comment” warning, click here to see how to solve it!

Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Online Fabric Store.


  1. Marnie says


    My full name is Margaret, but my nickname (among other things) has always been Marnie. I was named after my mother’s mother, who was also Margaret, known as Marnie. Now only my family calls me by the name, and usually shortens it to “Marn.”

  2. Christina M says


    My parents just agreed on this one. I was almost a Jenny but my dad knew a dog named Jenny so it was eliminated!

  3. Kelly says


    My parents almost named me Greta after my great-grandmother but then decided that the world wasn’t yet ready for another Greta with a five letter two syllable last name beginning with G; so they chose Kelly- which doesn’t have any particular meaning or reason other than they liked it.

  4. Lindsey says


    No great stories behind my name. I do remember wanting to change it to something more “popular” as a kid, but I love it!

  5. Carrie says

    Oh FABRIC ME please! My first name is pretty random, my mom just liked it. But I share my middle name with most of the women in my family, on both sides.

  6. Emilie says

    FABRIC ME!!!

    Nothing special about my name choice that I know of, but I do love that I’m the only Emilie I know with an “ie” instead of a “y”.

  7. TamaraR says

    Fabric Me!

    My grandmother picked my name because my mom was sure she was having a boy and only had boy names chosen.

  8. Julie says


    My first and middle name is the same as my cousin. We’re also sharing a middle name with my Great Grandmother, Grandmother, and Aunt. So fun! I’ll be passing it on too!

  9. Amie says

    Fabric me! My name is spelled “wrong” because my mom took french in high school. She knew as soon as she saw it that she had to use it. Luckily my dad, who she met in college, was okay with that.
    Unfortunatly, I have been called Annie or Arnie my whole life, and even considered changing the spelling when I got older because even some of my family members still haven’t learned to spell it. But in the end, I couldn’t do it. And it seems I have also doomed my kids to have weird spellings for their names.

  10. Emily B. says

    Emily is my name and there is no real significance….my middle name is Erin though because it means Ireland and we have some Irish heritage….and it sounded nice with Emily….

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