Christmas 2012 name change - VOTE HERE

(101 Posts)
RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Dec-12 17:43:46

HO-HO-HO Merry Christmas grin

We have thought long and hard while drinking brandy and eating mince pies here at MNHQ and whittled it down to a whopping 14 finalists - the standard was very high indeed this year, thank you all for getting into the Christmas spirit.

Please vote for the ONE Christmas nickname change you like best - we've put the original nicknames next to the new ones, so you can admire/judge/snort at the wittiness of the changes.

This poll will close at midnight on Mon 10th Dec

And don't forget to pop over to the Christmas appeal thank you thread for a warm Christmassy glow.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Fri 07-Dec-12 17:53:27

Ohh sad <kicks self> I didn't get to enter in time, I forgot! sad

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 17:54:11


FivesGoldNorks Fri 07-Dec-12 17:55:31

I'm never on these things sad

ChippingInAWinterWonderland Fri 07-Dec-12 17:59:49

Ooh brilliant - will go and vote soon!

Need a wine first - I'm not in a very decisive mood ever.

ChippingInAWinterWonderland Fri 07-Dec-12 18:03:09

Couldn't resist a peek, then couldn't resist voting grin

Some good ones in there, but some great ones not in there?? Less brandy before deciding next year!!!

YulePutTatOnMyChristmasTree Fri 07-Dec-12 18:03:11

Wohoo that's the first time I've made a shortlist! grin

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 18:03:43

None of them are as good as mine...


ChippingInAWinterWonderland Fri 07-Dec-12 18:04:50

FiveGoldNorks me either, but it's OK - I know I'm pants at this! My name, which I think is pretty cool is courtesy of ChrissyMissyMooMooMee. Without it I probably would have been ChippingInLovesChristmas again grin

JenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Fri 07-Dec-12 18:05:43

I did say I wouldn't be shortlisted sad

SweetMingePie Fri 07-Dec-12 18:14:15

Oh poo, thought I stood a good chance this year sad

we3kingsoforientRaahh Fri 07-Dec-12 18:26:08

Oh, wow. I didn't think i stood a chance- there seem to be a few similar names this year. Sothanks

KrisMoose Fri 07-Dec-12 18:26:42

Voted smile

Not bitter at all, oh no.

<kicks cat>

Not as good as last years grin

And no SantasStrapon.sad

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 07-Dec-12 18:28:11

Once again I woz robbed sad

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Fri 07-Dec-12 18:29:39

YAY! I finally got shortlisted! First namechange ever to make it! <does happy dance>

Whaddya mean not as good as last year's!

I spent yonks thinking this bugger up! grin

my name - check
carol - check
pun - check
AIBU bloodbath reference - check


OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 07-Dec-12 18:35:48

I voted for you Hecate smile

BelleDameSousMistletoe Fri 07-Dec-12 18:36:17

I always vote differently from everyone else... I clearly have an odd sense of humour. Or something.

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Fri 07-Dec-12 18:38:27

Ta grin

I voted for smeggnog. v funny name!

ISeeThreadPeople Fri 07-Dec-12 18:41:38

Ooooh I like three of them equally. How to decide?

MrsSantasCervix Fri 07-Dec-12 18:57:44

As I suspected, I was too crude. sad

LimelightsontheChristmastree Fri 07-Dec-12 19:24:47

I've voted but KrisMoose, you was robbed! shock

StuffezLaBouche Fri 07-Dec-12 19:25:35

Bollocks to being shortlisted for jobs - this is sooo much better!

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Fri 07-Dec-12 19:27:24

someone please vote for chinley sad

QuietNinjaChristmasSpecial Fri 07-Dec-12 19:35:51

Some good names but I'm sure I saw better on the list. mines obviously a bit too specialist to be recognised for its brilliance

<sings> we 3 kings of orient are, one in a taxi one in a car, one on a scooter beeping his hooter la la la la la la

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Fri 07-Dec-12 19:39:22


Wearegoingtobedlehem Fri 07-Dec-12 19:58:53

I think I've changed.....wink

NagooHoHoHo Fri 07-Dec-12 20:13:15

I missed the list, been off the ball this time!

Have voted smile

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Fri 07-Dec-12 20:25:12

Big vote for Smegnogg grin

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Fri 07-Dec-12 20:32:56

I know! It appeals to the sniggering 14 year old in all of us blush

I voted for giblets, made me actually LOL for real when I first read it.
(Sorry Hecate).

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 07-Dec-12 21:13:20

Oh my goodness. I'm on the list!

I'd like to thank the Academy...

Although I think my name changes just fill space, since I never get more than about 5 votes...


McPheastOfStephen Fri 07-Dec-12 21:14:06

I voted, but I was robbed I tell thee, robbed sad

Tee spent ages thinking up my name grin

PeppermintonCandyCane Fri 07-Dec-12 21:17:48

Blimey, how much brandy was quaffed that lead to mine being on the shortlist? confused and bashful thanks

I've voted for Hecate because McPhee wasn't on it. You wuz robbed McPhee.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Fri 07-Dec-12 21:18:06

I voted for Tee smile

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 07-Dec-12 21:24:50

Aw, thank you!

LittleTownofBethleHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Dec-12 21:30:38


I voted, but I was robbed I tell thee, robbed sad

Tee spent ages thinking up my name grin

I like your one v v much, McPhee. smile

ChippingInAWinterWonderland Fri 07-Dec-12 21:33:22

PeppermintCandyCane - I dunno, how much did you send them grin

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 07-Dec-12 21:34:02

Wait...I thought of your name, McPhee? Was I drunk? I don't remember that...

Or is there another Tee? I mean, I know there is, I've seen her. TeeBee or something...


InExitCelsisDeo Fri 07-Dec-12 21:45:00


<big time>

Voted for Tee

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Fri 07-Dec-12 21:46:45

Oh my...votes...Still...Smeg's going to win for sure.

NoBloodyMyrrh Fri 07-Dec-12 21:54:37

grin thanks my first ever name change, took me forever to work out how to do it blush

iseetinselandtantrums Fri 07-Dec-12 21:59:34

I may not have made it on to the list but you'll all remember me about 4pm on Xmas Day grin

KrisMoose Fri 07-Dec-12 21:59:48

Aww thanks Limelights <curtseys>

valpolliandtheivy Fri 07-Dec-12 22:02:03

Chaos is currently kicking me as my nc isn't capitalised but I don't care as I'm on the list <mwahahaha>

Special thanks to KatoPotatoHoHo who's suggestion it was

SecretSantaFix Fri 07-Dec-12 22:02:25

I have voted.


usualsocksprezzie Fri 07-Dec-12 22:17:31

I didn't know the short list had gone up.

tethersjinglebellend Fri 07-Dec-12 22:18:39

There seems to have been a terrible mistake. Again.

usualsocksprezzie Fri 07-Dec-12 22:20:24

I was robbed in the halloween nc and now this. <dramatic hand across forehead>

BeataNoxPotter Fri 07-Dec-12 22:24:54

Loads and loads of good ones this year. Must have been hard to choose a shortlist.

If it's any consolation I smile when I see a good one. There's no prize, but hey, you made me smile.

WillYuleDoTheFandango Fri 07-Dec-12 22:43:10

Ooh i cant believe it, I have actually just said Oh Em Gee out loud! It's so exciting to be on there <overcome with emotion in a Gwyneth Paltrow stylee> grin

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Sat 08-Dec-12 01:50:27

gringringringrin pleased? moi?!!

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 08-Dec-12 07:48:46

My goodness, Hec has taken the lead!

It's very close.

This is very exciting.

::not bitter about nearly being last, again::


::I'm not::

Smeggnog Sat 08-Dec-12 09:08:25

Oh my giddy aunt. I amadeus the shortlist shock.

Off to vote now, some really great names there. No SantasStrapon though sad is it still too norty?

Smeggnog Sat 08-Dec-12 09:09:46

Amadeus? I meant 'made', obviously.

Are you drunk, autocorrect? hmm

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 08-Dec-12 09:14:00

You not only 'amadeus' it Smeg, you're a contender!


BartletForTeamGB Sat 08-Dec-12 09:37:00

Wow, neck and neck for the top 3 right now!

Smegs got my vote, but it was a very close run thing. There are some great names there!

KatherinaMinola Sat 08-Dec-12 10:55:03

I love the Binfullofgiblets nc, but what does the original mean - Binfullofmaggotsonthe45?? Is it a line from a song? I don't get it.

JenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Sat 08-Dec-12 11:06:48

Brimful of Asha on the 45 is a song, I assume it is to do with that.

Voted for my lovely Smegs

KatherinaMinola Sat 08-Dec-12 11:11:35

Ahh, OK! But still - maggots??

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Sat 08-Dec-12 11:13:20

I always assumed it was a mondegreen, a misheard lyric.

KatherinaMinola Sat 08-Dec-12 11:18:05

That makes sense, thank you. I thought it might be MN folklore - a reference to a thread about fishing tackle abandoned on the bus... Relieved now.

pixiestix Sat 08-Dec-12 12:19:52

Very disappointed that SantasStrapon didn't make it sad

PeppermintonCandyCane Sat 08-Dec-12 17:04:49

I'm last sad

Any pity votes going spare? grin

chinglebellsbatmansmells Sat 08-Dec-12 17:36:09

Haha! Pepperminton, I think I got the spare pity votes already. grin

PeppermintonCandyCane Sat 08-Dec-12 17:58:10

Shall we open some wine and drink till we don't care? wink

chinglebellsbatmansmells Sat 08-Dec-12 18:05:33

Hear hear! wine

EggNogKnockers Sat 08-Dec-12 18:31:55

This is my first seasonal nc.

Thought it was quite witty.

Clearly I was wrong.

Seen some really good ones.

YouOldTinsellySlag Sat 08-Dec-12 19:32:12

Bugger. I'm late.

MammaTJ Sat 08-Dec-12 20:07:22

I think there should be different catagories. One for good but recognisable and one for really fucking clever!! I would have voted for different people for each one.

ChippingInAWinterWonderland Sat 08-Dec-12 22:13:46

MammaTJ - I think you are right!

Next year Olivia ?? wine

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Sun 09-Dec-12 01:08:02

5? 5?!!! and one of those was mine! blush come on! this was my best ever and only shortlisted name change ever!!!!!

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Sun 09-Dec-12 02:41:02


Smeggnog Sun 09-Dec-12 10:34:24

Hang on. We can vote for ourselves? shock I missed a trick there.


NomNomDePlumPudding Sun 09-Dec-12 12:46:30


YouOldTinsellySlag Sun 09-Dec-12 13:02:13

I want IN.

Not impressed. hmm

My namechange is FUNNY. I bet MNHQ were doing CBMs at it.


Binfull is my fave though!

StNickHasHisXmasTeakozyOn Sun 09-Dec-12 14:32:38

You and Stratters should deffo have been on the list Bups. They obviously didn't look at my hovererer sad

They never let the naughties on sad

Poor lucky Carla!

OliviaPeaceOnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 09-Dec-12 14:42:33


MammaTJ - I think you are right!

Next year Olivia ?? wine


SledsImOn Sun 09-Dec-12 17:03:49

Oh I didn't know there was a shortlist already! Dang it, only just changed smile

Greensleeves Sun 09-Dec-12 21:20:50

I vote Binfullofgibletsonthe26th please!

BeckAndCallWithBoughsOfHolly Mon 10-Dec-12 06:46:21

All brilliant -and some a bit rude!-

BeckAndCallWithBoughsOfHolly Mon 10-Dec-12 06:47:48

Am a bit useless, clearly! Meant to say, must work in something smutty for next seasons name change!

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Mon 10-Dec-12 07:26:55

Ooh categories is a great idea.

Then Stratters could be in it with her vair vair rood name in the vair vair rood name category!

NorbertDentressangle Mon 10-Dec-12 08:24:28

My all time favourite is still AnyFuckerForAMincePie so there's a definite candidate for the rude category.

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 09:13:02

Congratulations Hecate but it was very very close.
Commiserations to Binfullofgiblets only 3 in it!

Hecate, we'll PM you.

KrisMoose Mon 10-Dec-12 09:16:30

Well Done Hecate - couldn't have gone to a lovelier lady wine << mulled

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Mon 10-Dec-12 09:38:04

wow! grin thanks.

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:38:42

Gosh! I almost won!!! grin

GoodKingWenSOLOslas Mon 10-Dec-12 09:39:09

<Stands next to winner>

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Mon 10-Dec-12 09:51:47

Whoot! Well done Hec!!!!

we3kingsoforientRaahh Mon 10-Dec-12 09:54:31

didn't we all do well.Congrats Hecwine

BeckAndCallWithBoughsOfHolly Mon 10-Dec-12 11:10:28

Well done Hecate! I bet there's a virtual hamper winging its way to you as we speak!

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Mon 10-Dec-12 12:14:17

That would be nice grin

I suspect it's more likely to be half a packet of digestives they wrestled off Tech grin

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Mon 10-Dec-12 13:31:58

They claim there's a whole prize cupboard...has anyone ever seen it? hmm

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Tue 11-Dec-12 06:29:03

Well, I haven't had a PM yet.

I think yesterday's major malfuction with Thread's I'm On was because they tried to take the biscuits off Tech sad

PeppermintonCandyCane Tue 11-Dec-12 10:53:17

Yay. I officially have the worst name grin

Is there a booby prize? <hopeful>

And well done Hec.

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Tue 11-Dec-12 12:24:27

Ta grin

OI MN! What'd I win what'd I win what'd I win?


BeckAndCallWithBoughsOfHolly Tue 11-Dec-12 14:18:14

MNHQ give Hecate her prize NOW before she holds her breath and goes blue in her face! Then you'll be sorry!

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Tue 11-Dec-12 14:24:17


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