Feb 24, 2008

name that apron

the second apron pocket 1

the second apron ruffle

waist band gathers

The Next Apron Pattern

Number Two apron pattern is no longer just a drawing on paper! Here she is, in her first workup. Number Two features all the fifties' flair imaginable, with a ruffled hem, two pockets with cloth-covered button details, a gathered waistband, and some optional bodice bows. For a perfect fit, Number Two offers a curved seam bodice and skirt, which lend it its retro vibe. Fully lined, Number Two has no exposed seams and will last long enough for your great-granddaughter to put it to good use. The only thing Number Two doesn't have is a name!

That's where you come in! Help me give Number Two a name she can be proud of! Leave a comment, and in a week's time I will pick the name that most tickles my fancy. Keep in mind that I like the idea of old-fashioned women's names for my aprons (i.e. Emmeline) but I'm open to other possibilities as well. The winner will receive a copy of The Apron Book by EllynAnne Geisel!
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After the naming, all that's left is writing the instructions, drafting the pattern pieces in Illustrator, laying out everything in InDesign, sending the draft out to testers, revising, re-sending, and printing. Nothing at all, really! But this naming contest should be so much fun. Maybe I'll even get some ideas for naming my future children, as well. :)

Happy naming!

Meg

373 comments:

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trishia said...

Fun! What a gorgeous apron. Can we leave more than one name?

What about Catherine? (aka Kitty, of course)

Or Elizabeth?

Those two stick out at me, but of course they are family names, too, so that may be why they were what I thought of when looking at the apron- though Catherine seems just right to me.

:)

Sarah said...

The Annabelle or The Isabelle - sorry, had to give two names.. those are my fav. girl names from the past!

Samantha said...

I love Lucy, or Lucille. Cute apron!

Valerie said...

Right now I am on a big "Ruby" kick -- if I had a daughter, that is what I would name her. So how about Ruby? Or really, doesn't Great Aunt Ruby sound better?

Jen said...

I'm going to say "Olive" in honor of my grandmother, who LOVES ladybugs! :)

Em said...

Well, I'm thinking it should be named after my grandmother, Rosalyn. It just looks like one she would have worn if she saw it. She's actually called 'Bootsie', but I was thinking her real name for the apron.

Jen said...

It looks like an Adair. Aunt Ellie Adair Martin. I love the apron!

Anonymous said...

For me it's definitely a Delilah. Feminine.

megan said...

For some reason, I am reminded of both June Cleaver and my great-grandmother Hazel when I see that gorgeous apron! I guess that makes my votes June and Hazel...

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

OMGoodness! That is adorable! I'm envisioning it in a polka dot. How about Sophia or Grace?

jill said...

Okay - more than one? Please?

Evalyn or Georgene.

I want those names for my future daughters. Beautiful women.

a.bumblingbee said...

Betsy. Definitely Betsy.

Thanks!

HerbalTonya said...

Hmmm so many great names

the Nellie, or the Estelle


Great apron

margaret k. said...

How about the Vivian? And those ladybugs are too cute.

JustJess said...

HerbalTonya I agree that Nellie is a perfect name! I WAS going to suggest Nellie-May after my grandmother, but my great grandmother was Flossie Gertrude, which is also fabulous! My other guesses were Pearl or Edna!

Michelle said...

The ladybugs are just too cute. I see the apron as 'Pollyanna' or 'Marguerite'.

freda said...

So cute! How about Hattie?

M said...

I see the name Anna Rose....because it is just beautiful

JaimeM said...

Hmmm, so many great names! I think I am going to go with Eloise or Penelope.

Christie said...

I didn't expect to read so many I like! My favorite old fashioned name is Sadie.

Shelley said...

HOw about Delaney? That is my favorite girls name lately.

Joelle said...

So pretty!

Betty Jean, like my grandma - the only woman in my family who ever rocked an apron.

Tracey said...

I like Dinah. The apron reminds me of a diner apron from the pie counter - so it is fun to say Dinah from the diner. Good luck everyone. Such pretty names!

Bridget said...

Meredith or Clementine are my votes. Love the shaping and the detail on the pockets!

Heather said...

I wanted to name my daughter this name and did not win but I love Olive, ok I just noticed someone else did Olive so my next is Madge- love the apron!

rhubarbsky said...

I'm all about Dorthea for my great aunt Dot. She would totally have worn this apron back in the day and would probably still have it tucked away in a drawer with all of her other ones! It's wonderful.

katielacey said...

how about adelaide (addy for short)? i love that name and it so suits the sweetness of your pretty concoction!

robiewankenobie said...

Ms. Billingsley

(after barbara, who played june cleaver)

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La Yen said...

I was going to vote for Betsy or Dottie, but those have been suggested. How about the Donna? As in Reed...

lindsey cheney said...

ella, grace, lily, hazel - i love the old names too. my daughter's are gracie and lily may.

Marianne said...

How about Annette? or Arlene?
or how about Diner Dress?
Picnic Special? Homade Pies?
:)

It's cute!
mmsmithatnextcentdotcom

meredith said...

oh so pretty - i love it! I know someone already said Dorthea so how about Evelyn

Carla said...

How fun! I don't know if you've ever given them a first and a middle name, but I immediately thought of Laurie Lillian. That was my sweet, adorable little country granny's name. She was a little spitfire, and lived to be 92! The fiery red made me think of her. She had a heart of gold, but nothing kept her down! Adorable apron!

jojoebi said...

Henrietta or Josephine, Henrietta sounds like a strong, no nonsense in my kitchen type of name, a maker of a mean apple pie whereas Josephine is more romantic, i imagine she would whip up some eclairs or fancy cakes in this apron.

zinnia said...

I like the names Eleanora, Evelyn, and Sheryl.

Ruthie said...

Luella or Cordelia? Prudence? Lovely apron!

Kim said...

The moment I saw it I thought, "Betty".

sarah said...

I adore this one -- Emmeline is in my to-do pile (I love it!) but this one is even better (no offense, Emmeline!) and I can't wait to sew it. So...please hurry?

I have a ton of names I would like to suggest, but to not make you crazy I'm going to pick just one, my great-great-grandmother's name, Belle. I did not know her well, but she would have loved this, I think! (My grandmother also would love this, but her name is not as appropriate...) She was an Ohio farm girl who wore a ton of aprons in her lifetime.

Christina said...

This is such a beautiful apron!
My pick for the name would be the Peggy-Rose

Gena said...

My immediate thought was Alice, because the shape reminds me of the apron she wore in the cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland.

Alexis said...

Love the apron. My two cents...Charlotte or Georgia.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!

To go along with Emmeline, I say

Lillian Belle

If I can only submit one, I go with Lillian or Lillian Belle. but I do love Hazel as well. My daughter is Eden Hazel.

The Burns Family of Colorado said...

Amelia

I think Amelia would make a wonderful name for your apron. The apron reminds me of my sister-in-law.

Can't wait to buy it!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Not Nellie, Nellie makes me think Nellie Olsen from Little House on the Prairie. I do however loooove Eliose!

Janice said...

"Adeline" seems to fit that style. :)

Shawnee said...

It looks a Lauralei to me but that's because of the ladybugs

I just adore your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Annika said...

Perhaps because Emmaline is a character in one of the Anne of Green Gables books, I immediately thought of Rilla (Marilla) when I saw this one.

Katie said...

I love this apron, too (I just got Emmeline in the mail on Friday and am staking out the mailbox until my fabric arrives!). How about Rose (Rosie)? Or Susie? Whatever you choose, make it something sweet and cheery!

The McAuleys said...

My first thought was Susanna. But looking at the cute fabric and button, I wonder about Ladybird? A nod to the insect and the first lady. Can't you just see her tucking a telegram from Lyndon in one of those pockets? And she started Head Start for preschool children--always nice to honor someone thinking of the education and nurturing of our wee ones!
-Kirstin-

Melissa said...

So cute! I'm thinking Betty Ann for my husband's grandmother. It would suit her just fine with those cute & sassy bows.

Jamie said...

Love the apron - just got my Emmeline pattern!
I have a couple names - (I love girl names and of course, I have 2 boys!)
Ashleigh, Millicent or Lola.

Claudia said...

Hi...what a beautiful apron!!!

I think this should be named like my spunky, spirited 6-year old daughter who is an old soul and has lately taken to wearing aprons to school everyday as a fashion-statement.

So - how about the "Marlena" (or - middle-name - the "Annika")?

She loved ladybugs, too :-)

Concha said...

Why not Constance? It's serene and feminine... a lovely name!

Celeste said...

Hello,
really very nice apron !
I would say Hortense, a french and beautiful name or Celeste which is my baby daughter's name !

Adrienne said...

I am the proud momma of two boys. Henry and John. If we had had a little pink...Marguerite would have been her name - after DH's sweet and wonderful grandmother. So, I'm left with making sure that our next pet is female to which I can attach the name Marguerite (nicknamed GG) to. ;-) The apron is beautiful. I'm still searching for the 'perfect' fabric for my Emmeline...

Living Inspired said...

Dottie...it's short for Doris. Someone mentioned that it was taken, but I checked through twice and didn't see it.

patti said...

I would have to say Grace or Josephine. Grace was my mama's best friend back in the fifties..
My grandma's name was Josephine. She was crippled by rheumatoid arthritis but it didn't stop her from trying to cook for us girls when we were young. Usually everything was good, but one time she made us rice pudding- and forgot to add the sugar!

(If you need testers, I would be happy to rev up the machine for you!!!)

Lisa said...

Another beautiful apron! I like (as several others do) June or June-bug. Someone else mentioned this one too, but Madge is sticking in my head as well. Good luck deciding.

StichingSurgeon said...

What about Dora Belle?

Tonya said...

My Polish great aunt was named Sofia. Or you can go with the more English spelling of Sophia.

Stunning design. I love it.

Cheilita said...

This is DEFINITELY the AMELIA BEDELIA apron.

Bridget said...

Clementine...I've always loved this name and only have a boy. I'm saving it for a cat, but I think it's a perfect name for your apron. :)

Jennifer said...

Okay, didn't read all the comments, so this may be a repeat, but the first thing I thought when I saw it was the "Hannah."
Loved Emmeline. Can't wait to see this one!

carolyn said...

I am not so patiently waiting for my Emmaline to arrive. And now you come up with another beauty!

I was going to suggest Penelope, but I saw it was already suggested. So how about Minnie Etta after my grandmother? You could combine it into Minnietta.

carolyn

Kaely said...

Eleanor (Ellie?) or Harriet

I love the apron, especially the pockets.

Rebecca said...

Mary Ann. (That's my aunt!) Lovely apron!

Erin said...

I vote Minnie

Meg said...

It looks like now I have two apron patterns to try--and I just made an apron, and when I showed it to my husband, he said, "don't you have enough aprons already?"

He just doesn't get it.

I have to add my grandma's name to the list of possibilities: Nola.

Jada2929 said...

Maisy! It's my daughter's nickname but it suits the apron I think.

insteadi said...

I'm new to your blog and am loving it! Apron's name? Jemima - can't be anything else. Cute, but knows what she's about in the kitchen.

Valerie said...

Oh, it's lovely!

It reminds me of my grandma, Mabel, or my aunt, Marlene, so I think those are good names :).

peaknits said...

I would suggest Caroline - because my grandmas are Emmaline and Caroline :) And you already have an Emmaline...

Julie said...

Gotta be a Clara...that's my grandma's name. She just turned 98 this month and I ALWAYS saw her in an apron, spunky, and busy working on something till her health got bad a few years back. (She was still building her own furniture when she was in her eighties)!!

polly said...

How about Evangeline? I love that name. I also loved the idea of the Amelia Bedelia apron!
Whatever you decide it sure is lovely, so creative. I have mt fabric and plan on making up Emmeline this very week. Great patterns.

Lara said...

I was going to suggest Mabel but I see that's already there. So instead I suggest Juliette :)

Moira said...

At the risk of having another "E" apron, I vote for Eliza

Cary said...

Annie or AnnaBelle. Very cute apron!

Bethany said...

How about Anna Grace?

Nicole said...

I was thinking Irene or Glynna maybe even Thelma. I think Thelma fits more.

meg said...

The Betty

Rebecca F. said...

I don't have time to read them all so hopefully this hasn't been suggested already.

"Claire"

Or maybe my name. LOL. Rebecca!

Rebecca F.
rebeccamferguson@yahoo.ca

Annie10 said...

That's so June Cleaver, it practically screams it. But June is so unoriginal. Same with Lucy and Ethel ... What about Mae???

katie pedersen said...

My favorite name is Tula, but what about Nona? I think it actually means grandmother...and it's beautiful. I love the flattering shape of the "?" apron.

TNTknits said...

So cute! I vote for Victoria or Margaret.

JennyB said...

It totally reminds me of an apron that my grandmother used to wear. I know Ella has been suggested but in honour of my lovely (and tough as nails) grandmother, I must second that notion.

As a second option, I'd add Paula to the list of possibilities. My mom is a fabulous cook & baker and that's her name!

Anonymous said...

OH! My gosh!! I love this apron!!

When I look at it, I think of "Ellen" or even "Elaine". But there is one other name that comes to mind: Lucy/Lucielle. (And no, I wasn't thinking of Lucielle on the "I love Lucy" show.

I am soooo going to make one of these.
Hurry and get the pattern out!! Some of use can't stand the drooling to much longer! lol

southerngirlmusings said...

EllieMae, SalliMae, EmmaJean are some of my thoughts. :) Love the ladybugs!

Rhonda said...

I'm going to say Tessa or Madeline. But I also like these that have already been mentioned: Lucy/Lucille, Mabel, Clementine, Amelia or Amelia Bedelia, Maisy and June Bug or Ladybird.

Average Jane Crafter said...

Adorable! All the little special touches make it so ... special! And fun.

My vote is "The Francine" - My grandma's name was Mary Frances, and I always loved that name. This apron seems like a snappier side of my grandma (like what she would *really* want to wear, but might think it was a teeny bit flamboyant) So, to me, Francine seems like a fun alter-ego of her - I could see her in her 50s kitchen with aqua carpet and white tile whipping up something wonderful in this little ditty.

So fun! Your work is amazing!

Melody said...

I'm going with Elsie, my great-grandmother. Elsie, or Mamo, and we called her was the most wonderful woman I have ever known. She could cook, decorate a cake, knit, sew, crochet and SO much more. She just epitomizes this apron to me.

Amanda said...

I have it, I really have it. My youngest daughter's name is:

Adelaide

and we call her:

Adelaidybug

Once I spotted the sweet little ladybug details I knew that it was perfect :)
That and, thanks to her older sister:

Josephine

she's already got a lovely collection of aprons. Some vintage, some new, but all very handy for the Montessori-inspired activities our interest in your blog has brought into our days off of school.

Plus, I have some fabric (and turquoise ball fringe) that my husband picked out for me for Christmas...specifically to become an apron. I need a pattern :)
Thanks!

Amanda said...

I should note that Josephine actually goes by:

Josie

which always makes me think of tiny bouquets of flowers. So musical and old fashoined!

Mary said...

Very cute. Helen sounds like a nice 50's style name.
But I'll have to say Eleanor, also, because that's what I want to name my little girl, if I ever have one. (Got 3 boys.)

kara garrett said...

Personally, I think it evokes a more retro than old-fashioned name. I thought "Jennifer" and "Katie" when I saw it! But for old-fashioned names, my favorite belongs to the beloved grandmother of one of my dear friends, "Eloise".

Good luck! There are some great names listed!!

Heather said...

This is such a sweet Apron!

I am still planning to purchase Emmeline, but now I'm gonna want this one too!

Just lovely! Oh also--I didn't get to comment on this, but I love your bird nest project with the yarn--we are gonna have to do that this year!

As for names.....

Adelaide is an old name that I've always loved.

Also I do like Clementine (it's one of my daughter's names).

And I'll also throw Myrtle out there since that's my Grandma's name.

Karla (Grace) said...

She reminds me of a Pollyanna - all sunny and cheerful!

B said...

how about Alice? There is a little something of Alice in Wonderland about it? Don't you think??

Carrie said...

The first name I thought of was Alice (which someone else already mentioned too)!

LakeRuby said...

I just got the Emmeline in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I can't wait to try it once my sewing machine comes back from the repair shop!
This one is very cute too! I thought of Mama June, or GladyBelle, or maybe Viola. Whatever you call it, it will be darling!

lera said...

My first thought was "Dolores," but it reminded me too much of an ex-boyfriend's mother. The other ones I thought of were "Doris" and "Alice."

dyedinthewool said...

Lovely apron - and practical too!
I think the name "Valerie" would suit both you and the apron quite nicely.

Emily said...

Hopefully no one has said this yet, but I think she looks like a Cindy Lou. She's full of charm and grace. :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, another beauty! When I think of older names I immediately think of my grandmother as well. Her name is Katherine Marcella. So I would like to suggest 'Marcella'. It has a nice vintage flair.

mamalyssa said...

Dare I leave one of may favorite names? Imogene. The perfect name for the sister of Emmaline in my opinion ;)

Average Jane Crafter said...

OK - I realize I've left one comment already, so feel free to delete or disregard this one (can't remember if that was a rule ...) but I just realized that my husband's grandmother's middle name is a great one: Noveline. I love that name!

I'm loving reading all these great names!

enthusiastically human said...

it reminds me of something the Shirley Jones' character from Carousel--Julie Jordan--would wear!

I think it is a Julie Jordan apron!

Michelle said...

My suggestion is Clarabelle. Such a beautiful pattern!

Katie said...

My first thought was Betty. Both my maternal and paternal grandmas were Betty's - Betty Jean and Betty Jane - how cool is that?

I also thought this so looks like a Ramona.

Simply Stork said...

I say "ruby"

~simply~

Christy Sews said...

Just one look at this apron and a Buddy Holly song just jumped in my head -- Peggy Sue.

Jane said...

I am going to vote for "Beatrice" (my Grandmother's name). This apron is gorgeous and so was my Grandma.

Tavsmummy@cableone.net said...

I'm going with The Betty Apron. Love it by the way!!

~E said...

Phronsie--like from the 5 Little Peppers. It just looks sweet like she is.

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Kimberly said...

Something with an M is really striking me for this one...Maggie? Mable? Mildred?

I can hardly wait for another apron pattern to try! I have one Emmeline completed and two more cut out and ready to begin stitching. LOVE it. I showed off my (your!) Emmeline on my blog under the title "New Wardrobe." I'll have to upload photos to the flickr group, too.

Brilliant, Meg. You are so talented!

carole said...

How about Concetta or Corrina?
Looks like a sunny Italian apron to me ;)

Carole

Roxanne said...

I started to read through the comments, so I wouldn't leave a duplicate; but wow there are so many. She looks like a HANNAH to me. Just popped into my head.

Thank you for all your wonderful patterns!

Amy Lu said...

Okay, it's hard being the 116th comment...

I vote for katielacy and Amanda's idea of Adelaide. And Valerie's suggestion of Mabel. I was going to suggest Marguerite - the bright colors and fresh style remind me of a Marigold, but then I saw Adrienne already suggested it!

So I'm suggesting Alma. I didn't see that one. It's my grandmother's name. We were very close, and when she passed away I inherited about 14 vintage aprons from her. Many, if not all, were hand-made.

Alma

(plus it is also a Latina name, so it could be a tribute to your time in Mexico. But then, of course, Marguerite could be as well....)

Diana said...

I would suggest Poulain. It's a "nom de famille" and a chocolate drink and I know you like it! (Maybe someone picked it already?).
Maybe Mama Poulain is better?

Lasso the Moon said...

Wow. There are many who have come before me, but I don't think my favorite is in there, yet.

I know two beautiful and elegant elderly sisters whose names are Emma and Rosie.

I pick Rosemary (or Rose Marie). So old fashioned and pretty.

Cocoa said...

After reading all the names my daughter says you should name the new pattern "Fanny". I love it!

water works said...

I vote for Cecelia, the patron saint of singers. And who wouldn't sing through their chores while wearing that apron!?!

Damsel said...

How about Beulah? After a dear elderly neighbor we had. One meaning of Beulah is "bride" and don't all brides need a great apron?

holynickel said...

I like Lydia or Mavis after my grandma. Or even Louise.

What about Samantha or Mercy.

Nancy said...

Bernice....

This was my grandmothers name and she wore aprons every day.....

Lulubelle said...

So lovely! How about Floraline to go with Emmeline?

DeerDominique said...

I love Clementine too, and since a lot of comments are about Grandmother names, I'll contribute my Spanish Grandmother's name... Mercedes and her mother's name...Carmen.
I love the apron(s) btw.

Wendi said...

How about Josephine? We named our daughter Josephine after the character from Little Women (one of my all-time favorite books) and my husband's grandmother.

Tonya said...

What a cue apron! My first name would have been EmmaGrace but the last one was Emmaline. Bessie is an older name, that was my grandmothers name. The Bessie, sounds good to me. I love your work.

jeanetta said...

Penelope's Pinafore

Bean said...

Ethel (I don't think it's overused at all!)
Evangeline
Gertie

Linda said...

Very cute apron, if you're looking for a person name what about Amelia. When I first saw it I thought of frilly fifties.

haylo1573 said...

Wow! I don't know how your going to pick, but I want to add guess!

My apron-wearing Mom is Dorothy-Anne (Though she wasn't keen on Dottie-Anne LOL),

and my MIL's name is Annalise, another fine apron wearing woman!

Vanessa said...

I'm going to suggest my sweet daughter's name - Martilee. I bet no one else submits that one! It was my grandmother's middle name - Betty Martilee.

Kayla said...

Debi Ann (together of course, it's just one guess, LOL). Good luck choosing a name. It's adorable!

Jess said...

My 3 y/o Name is

Ruby-Anne,

such an apron wearing little girl with an aprony kind of name.

My other suggestion is

Molly..

sewfunky said...

Mary-lou... Gorgeous apron!

Margaret in SC said...

The moment I looked at the apron and saw it needed a name, BETTY came into my mind immediately...then JUNE and LUCY followed closely...alas all taken. So I offer my name, Margaret, but a shortened, more intimate and familiar version...MAGGIE.

val said...

I love the ladybugs on this apron! and the pattern is lovely.

I love the name Evangeline.......I also love the movie Nanny McFee and I thought the actress that portrayed Evangeline would be beautiful in this apron. If you don't want another 'E' name then...

The other name that strikes me is the nick name my dad gave my mom....they both are outrageously good cooks. He calls her Lindy....good memories in the kitchen....

Sequana said...

I'm thinking of "Hot Summer's Work" when I see these colors.

And wearing only the apron to do it.

Amanda said...

I can't believe I just read through all these comments!! I would like to suggest Mary Pauline or just Pauline in honor of my great-grandmother--she was as crafty as they come--sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, embroidery, you name it. She was phenomenal. She lived to be 91.

Teri in CO said...

Well, I love the apron and thought it looked a bit "prissy"... so how about Priscilla?

house on hill road said...

uh, i don't have time to read all the suggestions, so these may be repeats: Hazel, Phyllis, Mabel.

it is really cute, meg!

Lil D said...

I saw it and immediately thought, Betty - but I see many others have had that same thought.

Maybe Amelia? Eva? Lucia?

Delilah said...

How about Esme?

-Delilah

oacemama said...

Haven't read all of the comments...but after watching Hairspray last week...I have to call it the Penny Pinny after Penny Pinkerton.

Tracy said...

I saw there was suggestion of Louise, but I love Louisa. Old fashioned and feminine. My second choice would be Abigail.

heather leigh said...

In my opinion my mom's Aunt's had the BEST names: Audrey, Agnes and Lydia! No one in my family would agree but then again they don't use computers so they won't be piping up anytime soon.
Audrey would be my favourite for this apron.

Elizabeth said...

Elsie. :>

It's lovely by the way.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

I looked up the most popular names in the 20s and 30's because those would be the names of the moms of the 50's. The ones I like the best are Frances and Margaret.

Its just the lovliest apron!

Sara said...

I didn't really have time to read through all the comments (149 so far!), so i am not sure if someone already suggested this or not, but I vote for Eliza Jane.

Ellen said...

I agree that Ellen would be a perfect name! Hee hee.

But I also think Caroline would be beautiful. And hey, it rhymes with Emmeline!

Corrie said...

How funny, I was just thinking of Audrey as well. Better make mine Tabitha.

Dayna said...

how about...

Daphney, Dabbs or Dagny?

Such a cute apron!

AmandaChristina said...

I don't have time to read all the other entries to see if any of these have already been suggested.

I think Beatrice or Beatrix would be great names.

Or how about Delores or Felicity?

Agnes is a good one too (my great-grandmother's name).

I also have a great older woman friend named Ulamae, which I think is just the sweetest, but hard to spell. :)

Can't wait to read what you decide.

Elizabeth Joy said...

I would call it "Emily Rose," because it has some playfully sweet details. It's wonderful!

Leah said...

It makes me think of my grandmother - Hilda so that is one choice, and my other two would be Stella or Clara (my daughter who loves ladybugs) :o)

Great apron and beautiful photos of it.

Leah

Erin Koch said...

We add Miss to all the older ladies names at our church- which I absolutely love!
This apron looks like
... Miss Betty
to me!

Amanda said...

I suggest Madison or Lois.

Leah said...

Constance? It's another very cute apron, regardless of the name!

Vintage Grrl said...

Peggy is the only name for that apron!

bookivore said...

this apron is fabulous!
how about pomona - goddess of the orchards?

Pam said...

What a fantastic apron! I love the style. My suggestions for its name are: Lucille, Alana Rose, Peggy Anne (with or without the e of course) or Eileen. Good luck with your selection.

luv Abby said...

how about the names of our grandmothers such as Hazel, Mavis, Ester, lucille or Esmy??
gorgeous apron cant wait to get my hands on the pattern.
luv Abby

sweetpea said...

I like the name Lydia. My great aunt's name but I never met her.

Gina said...

Lilly Beth... that is the name that comes to mind. It is a beautiful apron by the way.

gina

Karin said...

Lovely apron!
I was thinking either
Dorothy or Dolly
or
Doris

Donnie And Donita said...

I think Tisha or Edna would be a nice choice!

Donita

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh she's so cute! A really cute apron!

I see two of my grandmothers names are mentioned besides my own middle name which was one of my grandmothers. I don't know how many names we can write down? So
I'll write down several. I haven't went through the whole list. So I don't know if any of these were mentioned already.

Chloe, Cordellia, Amelia, Gracie, Lotty, Gertie, Adelle, Adeline, Phoebe, Sophia and Dora which was one of my Great-Grandmother's name and a Great Aunt.

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Heatlhy Year!!!

Amy A. said...

What about Imogen.

But I thought about Betty, or rather Betty Cakes, too.

I like Constance, too.

Rivka S. said...

It's sooo cute! Carolanne is my vote, or Opal :)

Maggie Pie said...

I'm thinking Blanche, because it was our great grandmother's name (but it also is a cooking term)

Becky said...

This immediately reminded me of the old Disney movie Pollyanna, so that is my suggestion.

melissa said...

Since Clementine is taken, I vote Cleo!

Love your blog, btw!

Dee Light said...

Love the apron!! I need to make myself a new apron. I was rushing out this morning when I realized I was still wearing my apron. And well, lets just say it was no where as cute as yours!!

How about AnnaBeth in honor of the newest addition to our family.

willowtreecreek said...

how about Prissy Priscilla cause you have to admit she is just a touch prissier than Emmaline!

Tracy said...

Wow! Such great suggestions!

I didn't read all these great posts, but I was going to say Betsy... lots of people have said that name too. I also love Penelope.

Another one I don't think I have seen is Lottie.

I can hardly wait to make this!!!

MesaMom said...

The Evelyn or
The Clara (after my 2 girls)

How many votes do we get?
I would also choose Josephine. It goes nicely with its sister Emmaline :)

kendra said...

I'll put in the basket my grandmother's names:

Tilly
Hattie
Adelaide

I love the pockets!

said...

Call it MARIA... an apron for all around the world women... or Zélia (ME) hahahha

Anonymous said...

Definitely Ethel Mae. That's what I call my daughter . ( her real name is Bethany) Remember that song "Ethel the streaker"? Well, when she was little she hated to wear clothes ,and I started calling her Ethel, and then it kind of evolved to Ethel Mae over the years. She's 15 now and she answers to it ,but definitely not in public! Jenifer

Lisa said...

That is soo cute! I was going to suggest Ruthie, but I think this look much flirtier than that (Sorry Gramma!) so I'm thinking Tammy!

Jill said...

Cute apron! I love Lucy. :)

Kristina said...

Sunshine and Lollipops

kathi d said...

Since I always made aprons for my mother who wore them to make her exquisite pie crusts and biscuits, I have to suggest her name, Mary Lou. She was also known for her ladybug collections!

Pam said...

I'd call it "Aunt Jessie's apron" because it reminds me of my great aunt, who did her sewing on an old Singer Treadle sewing machine (when everyone else was using theirs to decorate). I have and treasure several of her old aprons.

kathi d said...

I also think either of my grandmother's names would suit this:

Cora

Ida Jane

Apron-wearers all!

Alisa said...

Very nice apron. My suggestion for a name would be 'Claire'.

Anita said...

How about Millicent?

Bec said...

Wow - there are so many posts here I actually just did a search to make sure no-one had already suggested my favourite name :

Amity (a very old-fashioned name that means 'friendship').

Looks like you'll have lots of good ideas here anyway, and I can't wait until this pattern is available (already have the Emmeline - just waiting on my fabric to arrive now :))

Bethany Hissong said...

Caroline... I have an affinity for that name!!! I might use that for the apron I just sewed for her!

Yours is totally adorable!!

Glaucia said...

It´s a lovely apron! What about Georgette? Daisy,Mabel,Maybeline or Clarissa? Actually, it remembered me, somehow, Pipi Longstockings, from Astrid Lindgren, which I love, so she could be Astrid!!
hugs from Brazil

AmberMA said...

Gosh, I can't leave here without giving you a name! My pick would be Ivy Belle...my great-grandmother's name. Always thought if I ever had a girl, this would have to be her name, too!

Stunning apron! I just got my Emmeline, and can't wait to whip one up!

adilynn said...

How about?
The Nora apron--named for a lovely woman from the mtns of NC who was a second grandmother to me and my sister. She made us sweet popovers nearly every Saturday for years. She'd have loved something like this.

craftaddictconfessional said...

Meg, it's just lovely! How about Calliope?

Melissa said...

I've been wearing my Emmeline apron almost continuously since I finished it, but now I CANNOT WAIT to try your new pattern! I love it! For some reason, "Julia" comes to mind when I look at it. Beautiful work!

bakermomof4 said...

I like Diane or Madalyn

Love your patterns!

SGiles said...

I'm not sure if any of these have been mentioned, but what about:

Audrey (Audrey Hepburn is my FAVORITE actress)
Charlotte (my Nana's name)

or

Carlie May (my hubby's grandmother's name)

I love this pattern...no matter what you name it, it is still AMAZING!!!

kaz said...

lucille ball came to mind (of i love lucy) when i saw the apron

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