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Friday, July 17, 2009

QUICK GIVEAWAY!

If you've been following the comments section on the Torment Ended! (Edited: Re-Begun) post, you know that many of us are experiencing intense frustration as we try to get our hands on a copy of the revised edition of The Baby Name Wizard. My copy from Amazon arrived and it was the original 2005 book; as far as I know, NO ONE has received the second edition we expected.

So last night after the littler kids went to bed, my eldest son and I went on A Mission to find a copy of the second edition ANYWHERE in our area. We went to Barnes & Noble, because I'd seen people commenting over at The Baby Name Wizard blog that they'd found copies there. But I looked at every single book in the baby name section, and they didn't even have the first edition.

We were about to leave, but Rob had a question for the clerk about Wall-E books, so while we had her attention I asked about the second edition. She looked in her computer and it said it was in stock, but she couldn't find it on the shelf either so she looked in the back---AND THERE IT WAS. With the dark pink dot on the cover!

When I regained the power of speech I asked, "...You don't have TWO, do you?" and she said yes and went back and got me another. And so I HAVE ONE TO GIVE AWAY.


Let's make this giveaway FAST, because if you don't win you might want to go quest at bookstores this weekend. Leave a comment on this post by Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time, and I'll set a timer to remind me to draw a winner promptly. The contest is for U.S. or APO or FPO mailing addresses only.

101 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness! I hope I win!!!

Nowheymama said...

I WANT IT! But I'm number one, so winning is unlikely.

Rarely Sara said...

I just found out on Sunday that I'm expecting my third, and we need this book!!! Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway!!!

Patricia said...

Swistle, I'm glad to hear you found THE BOOK. And it's very generous of you to purchase a second copy to give to a blogger still feeling the agony of knowing the revised BNW is out there -- somewhere -- but despairing of ever finding a copy. Good luck to all still those pining for the new Baby Name Wizard!

(I also bought 2 copies -- the second for first time expectant parents -- so I'm not putting my name in your hat, just commenting...)

The Schwant Family said...

oh i'm sooooo glad you found it! i want it please!!!

Patricia said...

That was supposed to read, Good luck to all those still pining for the new Baby Name Wizard!

Bethtastic said...

Pick me! And if Patricia wins, pretend her name is Bethtastic, yes? :D

Sarcy said...

Ooh, send it here! My first son didn't get named until he was two days old, and no agreement yet for son #2, due September.

Jan said...

Woohoo you found #2!!!!!

Jamie said...

I'd love to win it!! We have a little girl on the way and we're stuck!

Erin said...

I have been looking and looking for the new book to help us with names for our new baby but could not find it anywhere. I would love to have it :)

R said...

I would love to win! My sister is due in 3 weeks and they still haven't completely agreed on the first name, and the middle name discussion is in shambles!! It would be SOOOOO helpful :)

Scarlett said...

I need one! Please, please!

Kate said...

I've been looking, too, and haven't had any luck. My second kiddo is due to arrive in January and I'm so eager to see the book!

Becky said...

Pick me, pick me! I haven't been able to find it anywhere in town, and the library doesn't have this baby naming book. How will I possibly name my baby without it? ;-)

d e v a n said...

ooh, me! ME! :)

Patricia said...

(Bethtastic, no, no, I'm not in the pool -- just commenting. You'll have to win on your own.:-) Good luck!)

Morgan said...

Mission accomplished! Nice work - I'd love a copy.

may said...

OOOOH! Oh, how I've waited for this day...

Kristen C. said...

Pick me!

Leah said...

Ooh! Me!

Seriously, what a cluster-eff by the publisher. I don't get it at all.

Fine For Now said...

Whooo Hooo! Being pregnant, now I REALLY want it! :o)

runningmussells said...

Ahh! I love baby names!!!

Mary said...

I would like a copy of that.

Kristin said...

I'm due July 26th with no name yet for the baby girl...pick me!

Cameron said...

Hoping to give it as a gift for a pregnant friend!

Stephanie said...

pick me!

Elizabeth said...

Hooray! I'm glad you found it. I ordered from Amazon a few days after reading your post that they had it (wanted to give it just a little bit of extra time) and when it arrived yesterday and I saw it was the old one (which I didn't have anyway) I went running to the computer to complain to you, and saw the updated post. But flipping through it I did get some ideas for names for a boy, which is good. Not that I'll know if I'll be having a boy until next month at my ultrasound, but I can't NOT think about names until then (unlike my husband who refuses to discuss things until we know).

Lindsley said...

It might be just what I need to push me to a final decision. Baby #3 needs a name!!

Jen said...

Swistle you are awesome! I've been thinking about trying to track one down as I do not trust Amazon but I have not had time yet.

Hawkeyegirl said...

I'll definitely be searching this out, unless I won of course! :)

Steph said...

Oooh, pick me please! I'm expecting my first on February 13.

Jane said...

I wondered about this, since your earlier post linked to the original on Amazon. SO GLAD YOU FOUND THE NEW ONE!

(and please pick me)

cileag said...

I need this! We're 26 weeks pregnant and will be writing to you if we don't get this soon!

Kate said...

Ohhh, I'd love to get my hands on this!

Eleise said...

Wooo hoo! I'd love to get a copy of THE BOOK! =)

Jennifer said...

Great news! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I'd love it!

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely love to have a copy :) Hope you're enjoying yours!!!

~ Joelle T.

teamtaseff said...

Great find!! Love the first addition and can't wait for the second!

Jodi said...

Oh, just seeing a picture of it is exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Pick me? Please??

Jess said...

OMG I NEED IT. I'll trade you my two original copies!

Lauren E. said...

ME! ME! ME! [raising hand even higher] ME!

Erin said...

Send HELP. Please. We are in the naming WARZONE over here.

Christina Fonseca said...

I NEED the revised one. My highlighter and pen are ready to start making notes. New names, new categories. This girl is excited!

Tree said...

Please pick me!
:)

saly said...

I WANT TO WIN!!

l'ananas said...

You're so dedicated to the baby naming biz! Great job finding the book...now hand it over!

Susan said...

I want it! (I also ordered on Amazon and got an old edition.)

Allyson said...

Mememe.

Mary said...

We're trying to get pregnant, so this would be WONDERFUL!

Elizabeth said...

I'm currently pregnant and clueless for names!!!

Ruthie said...

This brought me out of lurkerdom! Loved the first book.

WonderSpot said...

I also ordered the new and got the old. Sigh.

Frazzled Mom said...

Cool! Consider me entered!

Michele said...

Oooh! Pick me, pick me!!

Sarah said...

i would love to win a copy, thanks for getting 2!

Valerie said...

Oooo, exciting! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Jennifer said...

oooohhh buddy I want that book!

Lonna said...

Me! Me! Me!

Kathryn said...

Oooh, me! I want it!

Becky said...

I'm in!

Melanie said...

ooh, I'd love it! :)

Kelly said...

Oh, my gosh! I'm pregnant with our second and would love this book!

But I never win these contests anyway, so... meh. :)

Melissa said...

I would love a copy, my husband & I are in the process of adopting right now, so we could definitely use the help!

Emily G. said...

Hooray! I would LOVE a copy!

beejo said...

i'd love to enter!! thanks!

Butterfly Chaser Photography said...

Oh I want this so badly! My copy from Amazon was (of course) the wrong one. :(

Carolyn said...

I need to prove to my family that the names I like are NOT weird! If I win the book I might have a chance!

Mel said...

Ooh, I'd love to win a copy! :)

robin said...

Would love to have this - thanks for the giveaway!

M said...

I would love to have this, you are so dedicated to go out looking for it! Have you contacted Amazon? I think I read at the BNW website that they will take them back.

Julie said...

This would be so much fun to have!

Sofia said...

I'd love a copy of the 2nd edition! Can't wait to check it out!

Baby Namer said...

OMG , I would love one :)

Mayhem said...

Fun!!! Can't wait to get my copy! Maybe I'll win this one!

Erica said...

My expectant sister needs this! (and then I can steal it from her later)

I have a friend in the US that you can send it to since you can't send it to Canada :( (though I would pay for shipping if possible?)

Christy said...

My first edition just lost about 15 pages in the middle due to overuse, so this is perfect timing!

Karen said...

I had the same experience at Barnes and Noble, none of either version on the shelf, except my store didn't have any copies of the new version in back. sniff. Would love a copy of the new one, my old copy is delapidated and dog eared! Thank you for hosting a giveaway!

We Are The Butlers said...

We need help.
the voyager and namemapper are my best best friends. and so are you!
name pickin' is so tricky...

TweePopACap said...
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TweePopACap said...

Woohoo! Congrats on finally finding the second edition! I, unfortunately, have had no such luck - so I would love to win this!!

Southern jezeBelle said...

I MUST have this book......PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Laurie said...

Very generous to give away a second copy. and a note to let you know I love your blog.

Marie Green said...

Wow, I'm so relieved for you that you finally found it!

I'd love to win! =)

Mommy Daisy said...

Oh yay! I would love to have a copy of this book. I've been dying, the only baby book I own (which isn't that great) is on loan to my sister (who lost her baby 6 weeks ago). I don't really want to ask for it back yet.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Canada so out of luck....But HOW IS IT??

scuba22 said...

very exciting! i love books like this and just stumbled across 'the baby name wizard' and am extremely interested/excited to learn more. especially since my husband and i have started our list of names . . .

chrys said...

would love it! baby coming soon!

Alison aka Baby B said...

Name-y goodness.

What a cool giveaway!

Sarah said...

I want to win, too! Oh, BOY, do I want to win!

LeeAnn Howard said...

im in need of this book now!! Im due aug 11th and am still indecisive on a boys name!!!

janet said...

my local Borders was still stocking the old one - boo! Thanks, Swistle!

Mama said...

Me me me!

C N Heidelberg said...

Nothing like a giveaway to show you how many lurkers you have. ;)
I'm in - I live abroad but my sister will receive it and ship it to me if I win!

Colleen said...

I would love it!

Ana said...

This would be great! Baby #2 needs a name...

California Heather M said...

Our baby girl is due shortly and I've been waiting for this book to come out! My husband and I just can't agree on a name. Maybe her name is hidden in the book!

C C Donna said...

I was one of those who ordered from Amazon and ...paid an extra $11.00+ for two day shipping. I was so disappointed not to see that pink dot on the cover! I would love to win the updated version!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Glad you found a copy!!

Anonymous said...

I just got mine from Amazon okay! Pink dot and everything!