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. Stephanie says

    No real meaning. After two girls, my parents were hoping for a boy and when i appeared my mom just went with what wasn’t too popular at the time. Though i have meet countless Stephanie’s since!

  2. CMA says

    Fabric me!

    Named after relatives from the “old country”.

    When we were determining our youngest son’s name, one of his brothers(age 4) suggested “Gloppy”.
    We named him Andrew. :)

  3. Robyn says

    Well, one of my granfather’s was named Robert and the other was Ben. My parents were expecting a boy and thought to honor them both with Robin. When I arrived instad, they changed it up with a y instead – I suppose they thought that was girly.

  4. Michelle says


    My parents had only a boys name picked out (this was before ultrasounds to confirm gender) and my mom was so determined she was having a boy, that she wouldn’t even pick a girl’s name! So when I popped out a girl, they just changed the boys name to the female version . . .
    Christopher Michael = Christie Michelle
    And then she proceeded to call me Michelle, so that teachers and doctors (and pretty much everyone else) would be confused for the rest of my life. ha!!

  5. Casey says

    FABRIC ME!!!

    Named after a Grateful Dead song…yep, the one about the cocaine-addicted train conductor! Woohoo! :)

  6. Rachel says

    Rachel doesn’t have any significance other than that my parents liked it! Up until the day I was born they intended to name me Brianna… Then I got here and they suddenly went with Rachel instead!

  7. Karen says

    My name has no meaning sadly. My parents could never agree so I think this was their truce name. I don’t have a middle name (pretty unusual in Australia) as I think just agreeing on the first name was tough enough.

  8. Christa M says

    FABRIC ME!!!! I was suppose to be a Christina but when I was born at 5lbs 6oz mom decided it was too Lon of a name for such a tiny baby. So she thought she made up the name Christa. I was the only Christa growing up in a small town. Found out later in life it’s a common German name. :)

  9. Sarah says

    FABRIC ME! I would LOVE to win this, I’ve been itching to do curtains for the playroom and our living room. This would be well spent :)

    No exciting meaning behind my name, my parents just like it!

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