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. Meg G. says

    Fabric me! Everyone thinks my name is Megan but it’s not. My parent’s decided on a nice long “regal” name but always knew they would just call me by my three initials…MEG.

  2. says

    Fabric me! So, here’s the funny thing about my name: my parents didn’t actually give it to me. See, I was born as “Hannah” but when I was 18, I changed it to “Chana” (which is still pronounced the same, just so you know!). I’m Jewish, and had been looking for awhile to find a different spelling (“Hannah” just didn’t really do it for me, you know?) and while watching Schindler’s List that summer, I saw that there was a Jewish woman in the movie: named “Chana”. The next day I announced that I was going by that, and since then, it’s been legally changed and accepted by everyone! (well, almost everyone).

  3. says

    FABRIC ME! My name is Izabela – spelled just like that. There is a good and a bad thing about it: people often complement me on my name, and just as often misspell it :(

  4. Holley says

    Fabric me! My name is Holley Lynn, and I’m named after my mom’s best friend. Lynn and Holley were her middle and last names.

  5. Jen S. says

    I was born 6 weeks early…my parents weren’t prepared so they each wrote 3 names on a piece of paper and low and behold Jennifer was the one name they had in common… So, there ya go!

  6. Clare says


    My Mom loved the name Clare since she was little – probably because it was her Mom’s middle name :)

  7. Laura says

    FABRIC ME! My middle name, Kristine, is after a character in a movie who my mom thought was pretty. My grandma was mad that my first name was spelled traditionally, but my middle name was spelled in a more modern way.

  8. Charlotte says


    I hated growing up that my name, Charlotte, in all the baby name books says “The Feminine form of Charles” …. how boring.

    My parents chose it because 1 – Mum boarded with a lovely lady called Charlotte when she was just out of dental nurse school and 2 – because she was a school dental nurse she had so many names that reminded her of snotty nosed kids that she had treated … luckily she’d never had a Charlotte to put her off the name

  9. says


    There isnt any significance behind my name, my parents just liked it. However, while in the womb, I was referred to as Herrmann… glad I was a girl!

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