Thank all of you who submitted suggestions of names for the children depicted in our new garden sculpture. We had 99 entries with many folks offering unusual and different names, as well as interesting reasons for each suggestion. Names people suggested included names of their children, their grandchildren, names of Captain Lord’s family members and other thoughtful ideas such as commemorating famous citizens of K’port. Of course we had several suggestions of Kenny, Bunky and Portia! Just a little too cute!
Originally, we had hoped to choose the names for the 4th of July weekend. Bev and I apologize for the delay in making the decision; however, I was away in Oxford, UKfor a seminar from July 2nd until the 11th. We just couldn’t make the decision until I returned because we were still receiving suggestion right up until the 4th.
The winning names are Caleb, Lily and Molly. We thought that these were sort of old-fashioned names which would be appropriate for the age of the inn, 1812! Additionally, we had a suggestion of “Snickers” for the bird. Although naming the bird was not part of our contest, we thought that was a splendid name! There were 2 submissions for Caleb; 6 submissions for Lily and 5 submissions for Molly. Each winner has been sent a $100 Gift Certificate to be used at a future stay at the Mansion.
It was a fun contest and we certainly appreciate everyone who took the time to participate.
Sincerely, Rick & Bev, Your innkeepers