A little help with some words?

by ysolda on November 22, 2007

I need your help and there will be prizes for the help I make use of in the end. Because prizes are fun, and I really need your help!


First, bunny needs a name. The gender of this little rabbit is so far rather undecided, so see what it seems like to you. If I love the name you suggest enough to use it for the pattern then I’ll send you a free copy of the pattern as a thank you.

Here’s a close up, because you can’t possibly name something without seeing its face.

Secondly, I’ve decided to do a little active marketing with some ads on Ravelry, and maybe Craftster. I think I know pretty well what patterns I want to feature, but I’m stuck on how to describe my designs in a few words. I’m in need of a tagline of sorts and since these things are often easier to come up with from a little distance I thought I’d ask for your help. I may end up letting the pictures speak for themselves, but I’d love your input and if you come up with something I end up using I’ll send you a free pattern of your choice from my shop.

Thank you for being here to answer whatever questions I might throw at you.

{ 187 comments… read them below or add one }

Katya November 22, 2007 at 8:31 pm

It might be a little odd, (our family has a rabbit problem, my father’s collection of bunny coffee mugs would attest to that) but one of our favorite stuffed bunny is name the Bunn of Y (pronounced Bunn of ee, though you could spell it that was too) lets just say this bunny is very adventurous and has even been mistaken for a UFO by a random passerby. (this is what happens when a couple of siblings decide the Bunn of Y wanted to fly and proceeded to throw it out the window on a 20 ft cord and spin it around really really fast.)
then there’s Bunny and Bunnette, who both accompanied my dad through grad school and now have PhDs in electrical engineering


Jessica November 22, 2007 at 8:40 pm

As soon as I saw the bunny on your Flickr account I was thinking it’d be cute if it was a girl named Eliza, so she could be in an interspecies relationship with Elijah. :P


jenn November 22, 2007 at 8:48 pm

i am 100% certain that rabbit is both male and named winston. i do not know why, but i know these things to be true.


mim November 22, 2007 at 8:48 pm

the bunny ought to be called Esther.


Katherine November 22, 2007 at 8:56 pm

Flora. Jon and I have a rabbit problem too and are determined one day to have rabbits named Bunnington, Bunford, Bunwell, Bunny McBun, Bunster…


kelsey November 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm

I like the name Micah.


Rilana November 22, 2007 at 9:05 pm

I think Chloe would be an adorable name for a girl-rabbit. :)


Maggie November 22, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Flora! She’s a down to earth bunny with a strong sense of humor behind that serious face.


Veruca November 22, 2007 at 9:09 pm

If it is a girl bunny I would name it Ayla or Max. As for it being a boy Lex would be nice.


Christina November 22, 2007 at 9:09 pm

A lovely bunny name would be Harold.


Wanett November 22, 2007 at 9:10 pm

I think that your name sounds poetic enough to not need a tag line. I think you should name the bunny Amina.


Birgitte November 22, 2007 at 9:28 pm

I like the use of similar letters like you (by coincidence? no…) did for Elijah – the Elephant. Here’s E and L at the same places in the words.
Therefore, I’d call her (as I believe Elijah is in need of a female friend) Ruby – the Rabbit. Here’s R and B at the same place in both words.

I’m sure you’ll find a good name for the amazingly cute rabbit :)


ingrid November 22, 2007 at 9:31 pm

He looks an awful lot like a Bertrand to me.


Eva November 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm

I suggest Beatrix. Apart from my absolute adoration of Beatrix Potter, I quite like the name Beatrix. It has a quaint feel to it, while still implying a headstrong personality.

This little bunny is adooooooorable, and I fully plan to knit her/him for a small cousin of mine.

(By the way, I bought the pattern for Elijah a couple of weeks ago, and my PayPal account shows the transaction as having gone through, but I still haven’t received my pattern. Any idea?)


Aisha November 22, 2007 at 9:38 pm

I think the rabbit is a girl and her name is Tilly.


Julie November 22, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Pinkerton Rabbit, for some reason. I like the idea of both a first and last name, as though he could be real enough to get mail ro a credit card or something!

As for a tag line, something like ‘fairytale knits’ or ‘romance on the moor’…. I don’t know, I find your designs have really romantic and feminine touches, that aren’t too ‘girly’ or over the top. If Wuthering Heights played out in knitwear, I’d totally imagine your designs. Can’t you just see Cathy wearing the Cloud Bolero or Snow White, crying, ‘ Heathcliff! Heathcliff!”???

(Or maybe I should just lay off the caffeine….)


Orli November 22, 2007 at 9:49 pm

Peony…or Heloise. She looks like an old-fashioned kind of bunny girl.

As for a tagline–your patterns are so adorable on their own that I really don’t think they need any. But if you must have one, maybe something relating to the names?

Belle–a beret whimsical enough for the village girl and sophisticated enough for the Beast’s love


Phoe November 22, 2007 at 9:54 pm

While not very exotic, I think he’s a Timothea.

As for a tagline, I like just your name. Your designs (to me) seem quite French and your name always makes me think of Tristan and Iseult. Win!


Minty Mel November 22, 2007 at 9:58 pm

I suggest Bernadette the Bunny. I definitely think it is a female…the ears seem to drape ever so softly in only the way a girl could have.


Heather November 22, 2007 at 10:13 pm

I think Belle the Bunny has a nice ring . . . :)


Clare November 22, 2007 at 10:38 pm

I thought Beatrice/ Beatrix Bunny a couple of days ago, to go with Elijah Elephant, but I see it’s already been suggested :)


Laure November 22, 2007 at 10:39 pm

To me she a Lucy Rabbit!
Have fun picking a name.


HeatherC November 22, 2007 at 10:43 pm

What about Oliver? or Olive for a girl?


--Deb November 22, 2007 at 11:19 pm

I thought of Simon right away . . . or Sally, if it’s a girl bunny….


Becky November 22, 2007 at 11:23 pm

I have a rabbit called Munchkin and he (your rabbit – seems to me to be male) reminds me of her (my rabbit). Or what about Bramble. Or Twiglet!


red_swirl/ginevra November 22, 2007 at 11:34 pm

Many of your patterns seem inspired by fairytales … perhaps “Fairytales by Ysolda”?

But also you might want to emphasise you take a lot of care in making sure your patterns are clear, so perhaps something along the lines of “Fairytales fully explained”? “Fairytales in detail?” Umm, not quite catch enough, umm…


Katrina November 22, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Since I am bilingual, and french is such a beautiful language, may I suggest Jeannot lapin pronounced somewhat like theis: jah-no (soft j) lah-peigh (silent n), in case you don’t know french. Jeannot lapin is a children’s book character, in the translation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit.

I wrote this to intro your designs: Sporting names borrowed from your favourite childhood fairytales and belles from classic literature such as Gretel, Snow White, and Estella; and featuring such delicately girlish details as picot edgings, lace borders, and satin ribbons, Ysolda’s designs will please the little girl within all of us. Written in easy-to-follow and adaptable instructions, the knitting itself captures the fancy and inspires the knitter to give up her day job to knit patterns à la Ysolda all day long.

Hope you like my ideas!


Roo November 22, 2007 at 11:44 pm

Looks like an Arthur to me. But maybe he should have an R name like Radcliff or Rowland or Royston or Reynold


spiderknit November 22, 2007 at 11:46 pm

He clearly looks like an ‘Andre’ to me.

I need the accent over the e though…



Amy November 22, 2007 at 11:47 pm

Thea. She looks like a Thea to me.


Samantha November 22, 2007 at 11:51 pm

I think for the ads just “ysolda” in a pretty font with a few pictures of your patterns would be perfect.
Ella. She’s pink, therefore a girl. Or Belle.


Dianita November 23, 2007 at 12:09 am

Since I am mexican and this precious bunny seems sooo sweet, I suggest it’s name should be “Mazapan”. (A mazapan it’s a delicious peanut-sugar based candy, from the same shade of brown)
And I think this cutie it’s a boy.


Nicola November 23, 2007 at 12:11 am

My sons and I think she’s a girl rabbit.
Hannah (gracious; it’s Biblical, as is Elijah). Raphaela (healed by God). Ragnild (Scandinavian warrior goddess). Rayna (mighty [Scand], pure, clean [French], kings’ advisor [English]). Rosslynn (Scottish, promontory).


Chifon November 23, 2007 at 12:34 am

I think she’s a girl so I suggest Louison


HibiscuitsGirl November 23, 2007 at 12:50 am

Well, it’s pretty clear the bunny’s name is Lenore. She’s delicate, sweet, but a little sorrowful (those drooping ears!).

I also like the idea of “Fairytale knits,” but I worry that’s a little too precious. For a tagline, maybe something along the lines of “Once upon a time….” and then the pattern name at the bottom: “Coraline” or “Snow White” for example. But the image on which the tag line appears should be sort of dark fairytale-y, like something from Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam. Maybe try the Orton effect on the ad image in conjunction with this idea. Whatever you end up designing I’m sure will be perfect.


chrispy November 23, 2007 at 12:52 am

I suggest Mr. Bun for the simple sake that our house is comic obsessed and Mr. Bun was the name of Calvin’s female nemesis Susie’s stuffed bunny rabbit in the comic Calvin and Hobbes.

For your design idea, I suggest: You’re never too old to dress up in your favorite fairy tale. Feel like the princess you always wanted to be.


StitchSista November 23, 2007 at 12:56 am

First thing that popped into my head…Hopper. Not even taking into account its bunnyness either…just quite by accident.


michelle November 23, 2007 at 12:56 am

i’ve been a long time lurker…but when i saw your bunny, i immediately thought nutmeg. could be a girl or a boy…but i feel like she’s a girl.

as for your patterns, i have never knit one but i hope to one day. i always love to see what you’ve made. and the first phrase that came to mind when i just looked at all the lovelies on your sidebar was modern vintage.


Stars' Crossing November 23, 2007 at 1:00 am

I took one look at those ears and thought “Flopsy,” as in Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter, though as several others have mentioned, Beatrix Bunny is excellent name, too.


diane southwick November 23, 2007 at 1:31 am

Hoppi is a nice bunny name, I have a little friend who has carried her bunny toy around for a long while and is named Hoppi and is gender neutral!! I have asked


Hilary Toller November 23, 2007 at 1:57 am

He makes me think of the Velveteen Rabbit, especially since the Rabbit is envious of real rabbits who do not have seams. The Velveteen Rabbit is just called Rabbit, though, so I guess I don’t have a real suggestion. Oh well!


Kate November 23, 2007 at 1:58 am

I can tell straight off that you bunny is a girl and i think that her name should be Oma. Oma and Elijah I like the way that sounds!


ann November 23, 2007 at 2:01 am

I think that is a girl rabbit named Ramona.


Becky-Dee Trevenen November 23, 2007 at 2:07 am

very cute!
they make a gorgeous pair. How about Shelby?

Advertising is difficult. Of course, sn ad to be eyecathing but not too “look at me.” It should come down to what you want your designs to portray e.g cute, classic or whimsical. As for a theme, I can see your designs fitting into a medievil princess/peasant scenario. I hope this helps!


lauren November 23, 2007 at 2:31 am

surely he is called atticus?


jen November 23, 2007 at 2:31 am

i looked at her face and immediately started singing one of my favorite songs- Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel… so i think this must mean that she wants to be ms.cecilia or either that when i make a distant cousin of hers in the future that she will in fact be a cecilia, but i would have to look at her face to be sure. :)


Becky November 23, 2007 at 2:35 am

I love the bunny, its adorable. The first name that popped into my head was Eleanor.


Megan November 23, 2007 at 2:36 am

My first thought was Leopold. I’m having trouble thinking of a girls name.


melanie November 23, 2007 at 2:40 am

that bunny looks like a boy to me.i would call him Henry if he were mine!


Anna November 23, 2007 at 2:47 am

He’s totally a Spencer.


Robin November 23, 2007 at 3:13 am

Rupert or Scout or Baldred or Wanda or Beryl.

As for tagline: Fairy tales come true.


Rachael November 23, 2007 at 3:17 am

I’m thinking Hazel or Pipkin (from Watership Down)
Or possibly Delilah if you decide it’s a girl.


Nubiancraftster November 23, 2007 at 4:00 am

For the lovely bunny, i would name her Amelia. If you wanted to embroider a heart you could call her Amelia Earheart :O)

I just bought the Elijah pattern and can’t wait to start. Got to get cracking since it will be a Christmas present. Hope I can add Amelia to the must knit list too.


Vintage Purls November 23, 2007 at 5:02 am

That young lady rabbit’s name is Esmeralda.

I notice the names of a lot of your patterns and wonder if your tag line could be something like “fairy tale knits”.


Sherrill November 23, 2007 at 5:05 am

The bunny looks like a “Harrison Hare” to me.

As for the tagline, I would describe your patterns as “knitting elegant simplicity”.

Your patterns are very feminine, and simply elegant.


Cabbage November 23, 2007 at 5:13 am

The rabbit’s name should be Ermine! :)


heatherly November 23, 2007 at 5:30 am

eurepedes may be a bad name. since we are trying not to rip out rows of knitting…. but i like it :-)
elijah and eurepedes. see sounds nice :-)
but maybe you like punny names like Ear-ic?


heatherly November 23, 2007 at 5:37 am

ok, i also like obadiah, amos, nestor…
and i guess it is spelled euripides.


Tijm November 23, 2007 at 6:31 am

I like your pets very much! A name for the Bunny: Stitchy.


Shani November 23, 2007 at 6:31 am

I’m a recent lurker, but I couldn’t help but join in. When I was a little girl, my father bought me a pink bunny that I named Marshmallow. I think it was a he, despite the name, but who knows?

I don’t have ideas for the other, but I thought the “modern vintage” was dead on. I’m an editor, so if you need help with anything, I’d love to be of assistance!


Melissah November 23, 2007 at 7:13 am

Hi, can I suggest Briony? As in Briony Rabbit… it conjured up elements of Briar Rabbit for me, but also if you say it quickly, it sounds like bunny rabbit :)


Sally November 23, 2007 at 7:21 am

Such a sweet face! I would name her Rowena.


sheila Bingham November 23, 2007 at 7:43 am

Hopalong for the rabbit. that’s what we used to call our three legged cat. i like it for a bunny name


Sarah November 23, 2007 at 7:51 am

hmm, I’m still thinking of a name for the bunny but I think (even though bunny looks like a she to me) it should perhaps be something androgenous so the viewer can decide whether bunny is a boy or a girl!

Aubrey? Briar? Bryn? Greer? (re the last one – I like the idea of a Scottish name!)
Name list here: http://www.20000-names.com/androgynous_names_unisex_names.htm

Tagline – Whimsical knits/knitting?


Rae November 23, 2007 at 7:57 am

Upon looking at such a wonderfully sweet face I very sure said bunny is a she and her name should certainly be Dulcee.


Ming Ching November 23, 2007 at 8:38 am

Oh dear, looks like you got enough suggestions to name a whole flock of bunnies!

In Sweden, where I live, we have something called Names-days so that everyday at least one (ususally two) people can celebrate their name. What I do when I want to name some new item is to see whos Names-day it is, and today it is CLEMENS – so that is my suggestion.


Janine November 23, 2007 at 9:24 am

When I looked at your rabbit I just thought Hunny Bun – no idea why :-)
As for a tagline for your designs I would go with your name Ysolda and either Knits or Knitwear


Rachel November 23, 2007 at 9:34 am

I think the bunny is male and called Herbert. Something about the decrease lines make the expression look quite serious to me, and I pictured him as an old-fashioned british civil servant, in a jacket and cravat and with a bowler hat…

On a tagline: I also thought ‘modern vintage’ suggested above was perfect. Maybe something playing on your scots background – ‘modern vintage for bonny belles’?


Susie November 23, 2007 at 9:38 am

I do believe he looks a little bit French. How about Norbert (“Nor-bear”) or Etienne?


Ühltje November 23, 2007 at 9:45 am

Tagline suggestion “a pattern with affection” or “a pattern of affection”.


Rachael November 23, 2007 at 9:47 am

My little boy Harry would adore the bunny. So my vote is for Harry or Harriet (for a little girl bunny).
Good luck with your marketing I’m sure you will make a success of it.


Aoife November 23, 2007 at 9:53 am

The Irish word for rabbit is coinín (pronounced cuh-neen) and this reminds me of the name Connie, which I think would suit your lovely bunny quite well, and compliment Elijah’s name, too. It means constancy and steadfastness. It can be used as both a boys and girls name, but I think your little bunny is a girl.

with so many suggestions, I’m not sure how you will ever pick a name, but whatever you choose, I cant wait to knit up him or her!


Claudia November 23, 2007 at 10:15 am

Blimmin’ ‘eck! I think Katrina should win the tagline competition – her entry nails your designs perfectly. Fairytales seem to twee to encapsulate your designs, and while they are feminine, I feel there is a darker edge to some of them. Snow White, for example, with its overtones of poison and jealousy; or Estella, whose mentor Miss Havisham instills such bile in her. Perhaps ‘the darker side of Wonderland’ would be a good tagline?

As for the rabbit, I second Flora, but that may be because I am reading ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ at the moment!


Roobeedoo November 23, 2007 at 11:07 am

The bunny looks like Whybrow to me. Because he has a “Y” shape to his eyebrows / face, and a slightly quizzical air. Apologies to owners of the surname (I knew one once!)
And Ysolda is just Ysolda – instantly recognisable, one of a kind! I had it in my head that the blog was called “Ysolda Me” – that’s a tagline! Go on – Ysolda me, I dare you!


Felix November 23, 2007 at 11:08 am

For the rabbit I offer Patch, Smudge, Poppin, Miss Pippin, Buttons, Ginger-Pickles or Mrs Crumb(s).

She looks to me like this sort of name suits.

For your tagline: beautiful, fairytale designs from Ysolda.

Hope that helps,


christine November 23, 2007 at 11:26 am

she looks like a Prudence to me.


Craftydramaqeen November 23, 2007 at 11:27 am

I think your bunny looks like a “Fudge”. It could be a boy or girl rabbit depending on the clothing. It is a gorgeous creation, well done! I must try your gingerbread cake recipe, it looks scrummy.


Reve November 23, 2007 at 11:43 am

He looks like Huckelberry to me. very sweet.


Donna C November 23, 2007 at 11:44 am

How about Rufus?


Gabriella November 23, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Lop eared bunny…reminds me of Sir Harvey, the Glaswegian bunny I adopted back in February2003. I travelled all the way to Glasgow from Euston stn on a Saturday to pick him up, and he was worth every minute spent on that train!
If the bunny was a girl, then BillieBun comes to mind.
Have a great weekend!


Josi November 23, 2007 at 1:19 pm

She looks like an Esmerelda to me!


Sarah November 23, 2007 at 1:32 pm

What a cutie – to me it’s a he in touch with his feminine side called Ralph.


Bethany November 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm

My idea for your tagline:

Storybook designs for real-life heroines
or perhaps
Adventures in Knitting – because your patterns are so detailed and unusual, that they are and adventure to knit, but also because of the story themes that run through them

I think the bunny is Mopsy Cottontail.


Dawn November 23, 2007 at 1:37 pm

How odd, I was about to suggest the rabbit be called Tilly, then noticed someone had already suggested the very same. In that case, Fern, a nice, nature-themed name.


Jolanda November 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm



Margarete November 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm

I thought of Eleanor (just like Becky),
of Hazel (like Rachael)
and Clemens (like Ming Ching).


Rosemary November 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Cecelia Rabbit as Nov. 22 is St. Cecelia’s day.


Lisa C. November 23, 2007 at 2:52 pm

This bunny looks like a “Cloe” to me.


Flossie November 23, 2007 at 3:29 pm

I’ve just had a call from my Mum to say my Auntie Doris has died. I’d like the bunny to be called ‘Doris’, after my wonderful, spirited great aunt. She truly was great.


Heather November 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Definitely a girl and definitely a Hepzebah Rabbit. Not bunny. She’s very formal that way :0)


Skitten November 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Definately male (his legs and head ratio tell me that- he does not have a female looking body!), and I can’t quite hear what he’s saying, but it sounds like ‘Ephram’.


elisala November 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm

it’s a boy, and i want to call him: jojo le lapin (or jojo the rabbit, but with a french accent)(because i have a french accent) :-)

he’s soooo cute, i already forgive him for every mischievousness he could make :-)


sarah November 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Tripsy. Because of the 3 (tri) prominent shaping lines that make her her!


Glenda November 23, 2007 at 4:10 pm

I think her name is Francine. And she looks like she might want a white bow over one ear. :)


Christine November 23, 2007 at 4:13 pm

I like the name mirabelle.The name, feels very simple and magical all at the same time. Like someone ordinary who does extraordinary things. Your bunny definitely seems like it has some wonderful things planned.


emily November 23, 2007 at 4:44 pm

a have a mischevious bun at home called donald o’dowd which i think is the perfect name for a naughty rabbit *^_^*


Jesse November 23, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Imelda? I have no idea why, but that’s the name that popped into my head.


Erin November 23, 2007 at 4:51 pm

I like Astor!


Anushka November 23, 2007 at 4:53 pm



Emilia November 23, 2007 at 5:15 pm

He looks like an Edmund. :)

For the advertising, the colour scheme of this site and the drawing at the top would look nice. Would definitely catch my eye.


TheYarnBearer November 23, 2007 at 5:24 pm

This made me think of “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” and the dance that Mr. Herriman does for Madam Foster. You could call him Mr. Herriman or after the song “Funny Bunny.” If you name him Mr. Herriman, though, he would need a coat with tails.


courtney November 23, 2007 at 5:42 pm

I am of the opinion that he is a boy, and that his name is Bastian the Bunny.
I hope that you find the perfect name for him, as he’s lovely.


Elaine November 23, 2007 at 5:44 pm

I’m thinking of Hop! as a name [with or without the exclaimation point]


Dixie November 23, 2007 at 6:25 pm

The name Portia popped right in my head when I saw her face…


Keri November 23, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Has anyone said Gwendolyn yet? She looks like a girl to me.

I’m no good at things like taglines, but I do think your patterns have a very romantic feel to them. They make me think of traipsing around the countryside with a pony and a boy to have a picnic or something.


maryse November 23, 2007 at 6:40 pm

his name is barnaby. and he is quite adorable.

as for your advertising question. your designs are so distinctive that i think just your name, and the drawing on this page would be enough to catch someone’s eye.


mary November 23, 2007 at 7:06 pm

I know I’m not nearly the first to suggest something, but I think that Annabel seems a suiting name for the adorable bunny you have pictured above.
As for the advertising thing, I think that just the pictures and your name would be intriguing enough to catch people’s eye and make want to know more about them, since your designs are so striking.


Emily November 23, 2007 at 7:27 pm

I think she looks like a Ruby.

Ruby Rabbit and Elijah Elephant make a nice pair!


Hilary November 23, 2007 at 7:37 pm

I like the idea of continuing the Biblical theme started by Elijah. It evokes feelings of “the olden days” the same way the fairy tale names do. I can’t decide if the bunny looks like a he or a she to me, but if he’s a he: Ezra. If she’s a she: Abigail.


Erin November 23, 2007 at 7:40 pm

I’d say Avery or Addison.

Sweet bunny!


Irene November 23, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Isn´t it made in Stockinette Stitches (SS)? Then what about Sandy Sun (It brings sunshine only by being there) or Sorrow Sweeper (because it sweeps away your sorrows)?


jessica November 23, 2007 at 8:39 pm

its a boy i think.
what about ronald, peter, or henry?
he is adorable.


Kimber November 23, 2007 at 8:47 pm

She is a girl to me and I’d call her Lettuce/Lettice!


Rebecca November 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm

What about Verity? She looks like a truthful little bunny to me!

Disclaimer, I totally got the idea because the first producer of Doctor Who passed away yesterday, Verity Lambert. Perhaps that’s too morbid for a little bunny. But I like the name nonetheless!


Nina November 23, 2007 at 9:48 pm

How about Lucinda (the Lapin) or Lulu for short?
I love the ears.


Scottish F November 23, 2007 at 9:51 pm

He has floppy ears like my bun Dylan, who we call Dilly when he is cute like your toy and DYLANNN!! when he is running away with some yarn.
My boyfriend thinks he looks like he should be called Worcester or Mr Biz…


Kristin November 23, 2007 at 10:12 pm

This is a darling rabbit and to me he looks like an Aubrey.


Gina Black November 23, 2007 at 10:18 pm

How about Henrietta?


Rachel November 23, 2007 at 10:39 pm



Victoria November 23, 2007 at 10:56 pm

I think Francois for a female rabbit who is bit rebellious.


Carie November 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm

I too thought Flopsy Bunny – it’s how my mother describes the feeling when you’re getting over being ill and just starting to feel back to normal. My other thought was Looby – and she’s definitely a girl bunny

have fun choosing


renee November 23, 2007 at 11:43 pm

I think Mable is a good name for the littlel girl rabbit that I see in that face.


jennie November 23, 2007 at 11:54 pm

Just to throw one more on there… as a kid, my stuffed rabbit was named Flopsy. it’s reasonably gender neutral, and although not a proper name (as was Elijah), still seems appropriate.

either way, s/he’s adorable!


Nubiancraftster November 24, 2007 at 12:06 am

Ok, I have another one for the rabbit that just came to me.

Georgette (said with a French accent)and you can call her Georgette Rabette


tracey in mi November 24, 2007 at 12:18 am


As in bunny foo foo;)


Leah November 24, 2007 at 12:36 am

what about clover? I like it, the rabbit’s particular shade looks like one of the pinks that exist in the clover’s flower. Above all I think your design is beautiful. cheers,


Bethany November 24, 2007 at 12:46 am

Maybe Isidore? He just looks like such a SERIOUS bunny.


Margarete November 24, 2007 at 12:52 am

I don’t know how it is pronounced in english, but in my mothertongue it sounds nice and fitting.


Jody November 24, 2007 at 4:29 am

I don’t know if this has been suggested, but I think her name should be Elinor.


michellenyc November 24, 2007 at 6:28 am

Mabel or maybe Letitia


Miki November 24, 2007 at 7:16 am



michellenyc November 24, 2007 at 7:35 am

someone said old fashioned and i agree,

Gertrude? Martha? Betty?


Ceylan November 24, 2007 at 8:44 am

Rosa, or Emma. Penelope or Penny is cute too!!


Jessicah November 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

I didn’t read all the comments, so don’t know if this has been suggested, but why not go with a name which is both male and female? I like Lesley :)


Sarah November 24, 2007 at 12:06 pm

Barclay? Bartholemew? Benjamin? Rueben?


gleek November 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

i was thinking “peter” which reminds me of peter cottontail and is biblical like elijah.


Linda November 24, 2007 at 3:13 pm

My real-life bunny’s name is Mabel, which is kind of nice and old-fashioned, though admittedly not terribly fairy-tale-like.


sarah November 24, 2007 at 4:43 pm

back again. following on from my tri…

Mercedes. gender neutral (in the rabbit world!) and altho’ the symbol is upside down, people could see the inspiration for the name.


teacozy November 24, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Sherrill, if it’s a boy; Cheryl if it’s a girl. although, for reals? I know a couple of people have suggested it, but Peter is an excellent name for any rabbit.


Tania November 24, 2007 at 5:37 pm

holaaaa que se llame Arquimides oooo Oreo jajajaj =P esta bien lindo


nuttnbunny November 24, 2007 at 6:37 pm

I know my bunnies and think her name is Pucker.



penny November 24, 2007 at 9:24 pm

The Little Hare..
Or Hare Care…
The Huggable Hare….
The Happy Hare


Kelly Lynn November 24, 2007 at 10:20 pm

If it’s a male, you could name him Brody (as a brother for Elijah). If it ultimately feels more female to you, Finna (for fair) or Nuala (for fair-shouldered) sound nice.

Of course, the face makes me think of three, for which Selas or Trini might work.


Nat November 24, 2007 at 11:33 pm

The first name I thought of was Breier. Breier Bunny sounds just right to me :)


Helen November 25, 2007 at 12:13 am

I hope this isn’t a repeat suggestion; I didn’t read all of them. That looks like a Juniper bunny to me. Juniper can be a little boy or a little girl.


Lisa C. November 25, 2007 at 12:25 am

How about Lillie (my 10yo’s suggestion) or Ellie?


Anna November 25, 2007 at 12:57 am

How about Rollo?


Janet November 25, 2007 at 3:44 am

Sweet lady by day, arse-kicking front lady of Josephine and Rabbits of Infinite Persuasion by night. And I have to be Politically Incorrect. It’s pink. Therefore a girl. :)


sarah November 25, 2007 at 5:00 am

his name should be Harvey – he looks an awful lot like my real Harvey Bun at home… :-)


ginad. November 25, 2007 at 6:23 am

For some reason she looks like a Hazel to me!!


Sarianna November 25, 2007 at 8:38 am

I think he looks like a Barnaby. I’m not sure why.


penny November 25, 2007 at 2:20 pm

I was thinking of your Bunny this morning and kept saying…
Happy The Hare..
Then I saw that I already put The Happy Hare.. Oh Well… he sure does look Happy!!! :)


Annika November 25, 2007 at 3:04 pm

I like Jenny if it is a girl or Felix if it is a boy.


Lesa November 25, 2007 at 4:38 pm

How about Imogene for a name? I know I pronounce it different (eye-mo-jean), but it was my grandmother’s name. You are saying it wrong! lol

I will also suggest my other grandmother’s name, Lina Belle (Lye-na) since your little bunny feels like an antique bunny that a long ago child loved.


Kelly Lynn November 25, 2007 at 5:25 pm

I just realised that Sibley (for sister) might be a good name too. The bunny makes a good sister for Elijah, and it would make a good gift for a big sister to a new baby.


Kera November 25, 2007 at 6:00 pm

Bella Luna if it’s a girl. There’s something around the face that reminds me of the moon.

If it’s a boy…something proper and old english, and since I’m a huge fan, something from a Jane austen Book. Fitzwilliam Darcy or Bingley or Willoughby.

I hope none of these have been repeats.


Nephele November 25, 2007 at 6:07 pm

She looks like an Isabella to me…


Kera November 25, 2007 at 6:08 pm

I know I just commented but I came up with another name. The body looks like a pear. How about Poire?


Bluebanyan November 25, 2007 at 7:39 pm

. . .Lilly

Milton. . .Emily . . . .Bronte. . . . Lulla. . . .&

Bella. . .

(a shorter version of a name left by my daughter earlier) The other names nothing cumbersome. . . distinctive names out of lit.


Bluebanyan November 25, 2007 at 7:45 pm

tag lines for your site

Romantic knitting with a modern edge

Modern Romantic Knits


KathyinDC November 25, 2007 at 8:26 pm

I showed my 9 yo daughter the photos of bunny, and told her that this bunny doesn’t have a name, and doesn’t even have any clothes yet! What do you think it’s name is? She said, “Angel-bella”, without a moment’s hesitation.


robbinsky November 25, 2007 at 8:50 pm

I had such fun creating Elijah and it is great he has a friend now!
He looks like a Henry to me.


melanie wesley November 25, 2007 at 10:47 pm

how about willow? It could work for a boy or girl.


silly girl November 26, 2007 at 7:30 am

just to tell you: the little rabbit
told me her name might be Rhubarb.

(and it is not just because her colour somehow
matches my favorite rhubarb yoghurt..)


Heather November 26, 2007 at 1:39 pm

When I first saw that cute adorable face I heard Eli.


Jennifer November 26, 2007 at 2:17 pm

The face just said Reginald. Really no good explanation.


Stephanie November 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Her name is definitely Penelope.


Ruth November 26, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Wow, so many comments. I must admit I didn’t read them all — he looks like an Ethan to me. I thought for a moment about taglines, but nothing came to mind.


Lee November 26, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Milton sounds sweet, I also love the name Amelie


Kate November 27, 2007 at 7:41 am



Katrina November 27, 2007 at 2:57 pm

I love the new bunny she reminds me of the bunny in The Velveteen Rabbit and I want to suggest velvet for her name.


Amy November 28, 2007 at 10:57 am

It’s a little sinister, but after seeing what Elijah has been through…what about Beatrice…



Deborah November 28, 2007 at 1:17 pm

bunnys name: Hoppel


sylvie November 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

Hi !!!
As I’m french I will suggest for a male : Léo Le Lapin (rabbit in french) or Monsieur Lapin and for a female : Madame Lapin. or Mademoiselle Lapin or Anabelle (french girl name) !


Thalia November 28, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Wow, I have no idea if someone in the comments above came up with it, but I looked at that soft, vulnerable and sweet bunny face, and thought of something sweet and delicate, like Delilah.


Kate November 28, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Ariel or Lily


Risa November 28, 2007 at 11:39 pm

I think the bunny is a girl, and her name is Petunia.


rebecca November 29, 2007 at 3:14 am

I vote Basil for either a boy or a girl, or maybe Esther.


jazzypom November 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Bunny name: mopsy, mashmouth or stitches.

Tagline: Ysolda’s patterns- knit a dream.

Good luck with your advertising on Ravelry and Craftster. I do think it’s time.

All the best.


Shelby November 30, 2007 at 12:29 am

How about Evangeline? Evangeline and Elijah sound lovely together.


Kelsey November 30, 2007 at 1:22 am

Can be either a guy or girl.
Reilly rabbit. :)


m. December 3, 2007 at 12:17 am

meadow. cause bunnies belong in meadows, don’t they?


Emily December 4, 2007 at 8:15 am

Damaris. It means “calf” in Greek, but the sound of the name is so gentle and lovely. Like young cows and rabbits and soft pink.


Tammy December 10, 2007 at 10:24 am

Hi. I lurk. I am coming out of the woodwork to suggest that your rabbit be called Prudence. Rabbits have always seemed very cautious and timid to me. You choose names with care and purpose. This name seems true to that spirit – and it is quite old fashioned, so it is in keeping with many of the previous suggestions!

I find the care you take with names quite endearing and would like to see a tagline that evokes this somehow. Perhaps something including a phrase like “literary inspirations”

Good luck with the advertising. It will be an adventure!


lizz December 10, 2007 at 2:17 pm

I think he looks like a Jumbleweed, maybe as a surname if you prefer a real first name? Sylvester Jumbleweed? Joseph? hmm… Jamie?


CBear December 10, 2007 at 3:20 pm

The color you used reminds me of the old fashioned “Bit-o-Honey” candies… so I thought of “Bit-o-Bunny”

Another suggestion – since she is coming out around the holidays – Noelle. Festive, bright and sweet.


Tammy December 12, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Pru, for short. She’s not a very girly rabbit. She probably wouldn’t like such a fussy name as Prudence.

I don’t have an argument for it, but I also quite like Eloise. Eloise and Elijah. . . .


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