Name That Platypus For Some PB

by HEAB on April 5, 2011

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First off, have you bid on anything at Chocolate Covered Katie’s Bake Sale for Japan yet? If not, go check out the goodies, but read my post first. Or, go, and come back. That works too. :)

Good thing I only gave up almond butter for Lent and not peanut butter because I have some delicious PB to share with you today. (Many thanks to HEAB reader Ally for telling me about it!)


North Shore Goodies Coconut PB & Chocolate Coconut PB

Oh my, this stuff is good. Following reader Alain’s advice, I smeared my red bean paste on some cornbread with a big dollop of the coconut peanut butter. Weird combo? Yes, and I totally wish I could take credit for this one. So yummy Alain.


The coconut peanut butter is creamy and spreadable (love that!). It’s super sweet too and so coconutty. According to the company, the sweetness factor comes from spoon meat, the jello-like meat of young coconuts, and the smooth texture comes from adding meat from older coconuts. Their recipe is amazing, seriously, some of the best peanut butter I’ve ever eaten. If you’re in Hawaii, then you must find some, and if not, the company ships all over the world.

Now, I did not open the chocolate peanut butter as it does contain sugar, and so I’ve decided to share the North Shore love and give it away to one of you. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me what we should name Summer’s new platypus. The winning name will receive the peanut butter (sorry, but I can only ship to U.S. residents). Also, the peanut butter is not vegan as the chocolate used contains dairy.


Meet’s Summer’s platypus, a gift from her Grandpere.

News to share…

Have you heard about Food Day yet? If not, it’s just 6 months away. So be on the lookout for local Food Day events in your area, or you could even organize one of your own.

Again, don’t forget to check out Katie’s Bake Sale.

To all my Nashville readers, on April 6th & 7th Pickles & Ice-Cream Maternity Apparel in Cool Springs is hosting Tim Arnold, The Silhouette Man at their store. Tim is recommended by The Smithsonian & even did silhouettes for the Bush Family at The White House. The event is by appointment only, and you can call the store at 615-778-1599 to book an appointment. Please forward this info to any dads you may know as a silhouette would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

And last but not least, my Eden Nuts nut butter giveaway ends tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6.


Holly @ The Runny Egg April 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I’d call him Sunny — because he is big and yellow like the sun! Oh and Sunny and Summer sound cute together.

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

He looks like a Melvin to me. :)

Ida April 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Plucky the Platypus!

Bethany I. April 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hmm…what about Patti? Although for some reason I really want to call it Sir Quackington even though I know it’s not a duck.

Ashton April 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm


Heather April 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Clarence- definately Clarence.

Heather April 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Clarence-definately Clarence.

Jackie April 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm


chocolate-covered katie April 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

OMG cutest stuffed thingie ever! And I love the word “platypus”… although it’s not very fun to spell :( .

And thank you, HEAB, for spreading the word. I love u very much.
Almost as much as coconut peanut butter. Too bad it’s not vegan. Maybe I should just mix my Artisana with pb. Hmmm… :)

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

The plain is vegan – nothing but peanuts and coconut, and I think you would love it! Hope the bake sale went well. From your Tweets, sounds like it was quite a success! :)

Amie April 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Paddle the Platypus

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm

She is just too darn cute! Joey! Max names sticks Joey, so that one always comes to mind.

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm


stephs April 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

so cute! I like Wally :)

Ana April 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

How about Quacky? (or quackie?)
He looks so much like a rubber duckie, and Summer seems totally concentrated on her new toy, so cute!

Ally April 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

yay! glad you like! the chocolate coconut pb is AMAZING. i just got back from Hawaii and bought like 5 jars while I was there! SO GOOD!!!!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Seriously, if I ever go to Hawaii, I am bringing an empty suitcase and filling it with this peanut butter. It’s so good – thanks again for telling me about it. :)

Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I bought some North Shore chocolate last time I was in Hawaii, but I didn’t know they sold nut butters too!!!! I will definitely be getting some next time I’m in Hawaii, if not sooner :)

I say Henry :D


Trisha April 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I had a similar platypus when I was young, and his name was Perry. So, I would name him Perry! He looks so soft and cuddly

Alyssa April 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Oswald, or Ozzy, for short. (Oswaldina, if she’s a,well, she.)
I’m not sure why, that’s just the name that popped into my head after seeing that ADORABLE photo.

Sarah Beth April 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

LET HIM BE CALLED , “PANQUEQUE” !!!! As in the spanish word for pancake. Reason being, the word platypus is derived from the meaning “flat”. So I thought…HEAB…FOOD…FLAT…PANCAKES…PANQUEQUE!!!!!!! VOILA! :)

Plus, we need to teach Summer some espanol, Si?

I love all things nut butter and would LOVE to win!!! Bring on the choco-butter for my pan que ques!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Sarah Beth,
Your train of thought has me cracking up, and si, I would love for Summer to habla espanol. :)

Rachel April 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

OMG! I want one. I’d name it Petal the Platypus

Jen April 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

The first name I thought of was Plucky — I was surprised to see someone else has already recommended that! My husband suggests Jezebel. My second name suggestion is Cassiopeia.

michele April 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

How adorable! Pattipus (short for Patti the Platypus).

Logan Osterhout April 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm

First off, I love your website. You and Matt Tabor are who actually inspired me to make my own. I’m not very good with computers, but I do love to cook and run! I’m trying to promote my blog a little and am having a Justin’s Nut Butter Giveaway this month. Is there any day this month that you could maybe throw a shoutout in one of your posts? Lol.


HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I decided to stop promoting other bloggers’ giveaways. So Sorry, but I would feel awful if I said yes to one and no to another. I hope you understand, and hopefully some people will read about it here in the comments. :)

Amy April 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I’m thinking Pookie the Platypus!

Allison April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Petunia… she seems like a girl to me!

Courtney April 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm

What about “Patty?”

Abbey April 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Summer is SO cute. Love the pictures!

I’m thinking Franklin, Wilbur or PEAB.

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

haha – PEAB. Now that is great.

Jill April 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

It HAS to be PEAB!

Gina April 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm

How about Peanut the Platypus in honor of this wonderful giveaway ;)

Christin@purplebirdblog April 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm


Nadia April 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Haha so weird I m just watching a movie about Australia!you know I was born in Australia :) I loved this cartoon called blinky bill when i was a kid which was about a koala and his friend the platypus was named “flap” – so I vouch for flap :) xxxo
P.s grandpa has brilliant taste in gifts!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

No, I didn’t know you were born in Australia. Learn something new about you everyday. :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm


You need a name she can sort of “babble”. My thoughts, at least :)

Wow that Coconut PB sounds and looks fabulous. You are a nut butter connoisseur so for you to say it’s some of the best you’ve ever eaten, well, that’s super high praise :)

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I know you would love that PB. Has your name written all over it. :)

Jo April 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Franklin was the first name that came to mind, but I also like Coco (short for coconut) That coconut peanut butter you mentioned has coconuts on my mind!

AnneW April 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Poppy the Platypus!

Baking 'n' Books April 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Summer looks GORGEOUS!!!

Too cute. Um, name?…”Big Yellow Duck” totally comes to mind :)

hilarysarah April 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Sir Percival, aka Percy the Platypus… and I’m Australian… you should look into getting the ever-adorable Summer some of the classics of Australian children’s literature – Snugglepot & Cuddlepie: the Gumnut Babies; Blinky Bill; The Muddle-headed Wombat; and lastly, The Magic Pudding. Exquisite illustrations; cheeky storylines. Then in about ten years, let her read Seven Little Australians, a real coming-of-age book for girls.

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Thanks for the list. Never heard of any of these books, and I’m going to see if I can get them on Amazon as we’re slowly building a little library for Summer. :)

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Holy cow, if you have any old copies of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, they are going for big bucks on Amazon!

hilarysarah April 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Wow, I actually do! but I don’t believe I could part with them despite the impressive price tag for the very same reason Summer will refuse to give up her platypus one day – sentimental value is the only value worth having. I remember my mum reading these books aloud to me; the forefront of my memory dominated by the shape of her moving lips. Money makes me happy within reason but those memories make me happy without rhyme or reason…. Read aloud to Summer, Heather, she won’t forget it.

Ashley glenn April 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Phyllis. Definitely Phyllis.

cathy April 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I read your blog daily, I think Summer is so beautiful…and lucky to have such a fun mom!
I like Ducky or Lucky Duck or Lucky Ducky….
too cute!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Cathy. :)

lauren @ spiced plate April 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

How about Springy? Or Puddle?

Michelle C April 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I think you should name it Falkor like the dog from the neverending story. :) That’s what she reminds me of in that picture.

Also, she’s so cute it’s ridiculous.

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

The Neverending Story was one of my favorite movies back in the day. That and Labrynth. They don’t make movies like that anymore. :(

Michelle C April 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Ohmygoodness I LOVE Labyrinth. That was the second movie I ever saw in a movie theatre and is still one of my faves. You’re totally right. They don’t make them like they used too!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

You remind me of the babe
What babe? The babe with the power
What power? Power of voodoo
Who do? You do
Do what? Remind me of the babe :)

Allison April 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

He’s got more than just mad skills. . . he’s got a beaver tail and a bill! He’s Perry, Perry the Platypus!

Those of you with kids with recognize that little jingle:)

Neena April 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Peanut the platypus!

Kelly April 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm

That PB sounds delicious!!

I’m always a fan of alliteration! I would go with Patty (which has already been said), Penny, Page (which, I’ve read, means youthful/young at heart), Petey, Pluto, Pladdy, Pooky, Posey, Prince, Pierre….

Sorry was there a one name limit?! I am on spring break and just had fun looking up baby names that start with a “p” for the last 15 minutes…ha! :o )

What a cute stuffed animal, I love it!

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

You should win based on effort alone. ;)

Sarah April 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I would name him snuggles!

Sarah April 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Pasqual! Have you ever read the comic ‘Rose is Rose’?

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Nope, but I’ll google it. :)

Amy April 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm


Rachel April 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Moby! Because compared to little Summer, he might as well be Moby Dick.

Lauren April 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Hmmm….i think an amazing name is Paco. Paco the platypus :) Summer is adorable too!

kathleen April 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Plunky. I have no idea why. Plunky the platypus.

Lisa Torres April 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Its already been said but my first thought was Patty…then after that peanut! so there you go…a triple and a double….LOL.. OH wait…how about Peanut Patty! Summer is adorable! I also like Sunny and Summer…too cute… Great ideas….now you will never be able to name it with so many awesome ideas.. Good Luck!

alex April 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm


colleen April 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I’m probably weird, but I like to give stuffed animals and other cute things what I think of as “old man names.” It’s just funny to juxtapose the cuteness against the name. So for this guy I would say…. Vern.

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hilarious. My stuffed bear is named Otis, and so I guess I do the same thing. :)

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

oh my goodness, she is a just a little angel! and that platypus is adorable too hmmmm for some reason “Roger” stand out, I have no idea why!

that peanut butter looks delish by the way-so creamy… :)

Dea April 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

He’s so bright and yellow and you said Grandpere, so I think french is appropriate.

Michelle April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Are you sure it’s not a duck? I like Marvin or Sesame :)

HEAB April 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

No, not really. My dad said it was a platypus, and so I took his word for it. :)

Pam April 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm

How about Puggle or Platypup? These are common names in Australia for a baby platypus.

marie April 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

The platypus looks like a Polly to me.
And good grief! Your daughter is just too cute!

Jess S. April 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I’m seeing something cute and feminine like Claudette, Paulette, Colette, or Petunia (don’t think any of those are repeats).

Karen April 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Plinkton. Because he looks like a “Plinkton”. :^)

Angel7 April 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

If you are looking for a boy name, then I like Ziggy. If you are looking for a girl name, then I like Tootsie, or Toots for short.

Rachel April 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Robert. Robert the Platypus.

Erica April 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I think the name “Gus” is fitting for a giant stuffed platypus : )

Sammy April 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

It looks like a Psyduck from Pokemon!

mary April 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I would name it Ducky like the little dinosaur in the Land Before Time. It’s yellow and reminds me of a cute duck.

Laurie April 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Petey the Platypus : )

s April 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

i vote for pluto the platypus.

sarah (sarah learns) April 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

i’m into alliteration, so i’d go with pauly the platypus!

Mandiee April 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Marty or Marvin jumped out at me. No clue why! I hope Summer enjoys her new friend :)

Have a lovely day!

Mandiee April 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm

On second thought, I also quite like Patrick. I’m a huge fan of alliteration. My stuffed animals often were named obvious things (like brownie for a brown dog or snowball for a polar bear), so Platty could work. Oh, if only Summer was old enough to make the decision for herself! I’m sure we would all love hearing what she would name him :) .

lorne April 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm

My (unofficial) vote is for PEAB :0)

lola April 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm

that picture is adorable! i would name the platypus Polly.

Elizabeth April 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Toes. My sister had stuffed platypus when we were little (although her’s wasn’t nearly that big!) and she named him Toes because he had giant feet. I’ve always thought that was hilarious.

michelle April 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Heather both of my girls have this exact platypus. There grandmother gave it to them years ago and they have traveled with us all over the place (now in Australia). My daughter calls hers Mr. Winston. I have no idea why. :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Pwitty! Pwitty the Platypus. :P It’s fun to sound out lol

Ellen April 5, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I’d say Sally or Lucy. Great picture by the way. She’s so cute!

nicole April 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Paulie the Platypus!

Matt April 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm

You know I want that nut butter!

How about Billy?

mama April 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Petunia!! She’s so adorable on that thing too!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Oh you must name it after the Spanish word for platypus, which is one of my favorite Spanish words EVER… are you ready for this?

Pronounced: or-nee-tor-een-coh

Bridget April 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Clyde. It was the first name that popped into my head when I looked at the picture….and I think it fits!

Cynthia (It All Changes) April 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I’d call him Patty. He looks like a duck (sort of) and the word duck is “pato” in Spanish. Big jump but such a cute name.

Claudine @ The Kathmanduo April 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

This photo has made my day! After considering some human names, like Gerald and Frances, I think I am going with a word that is just fun to say: Rangy Changy (it means “colorful” in Nepali).

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel April 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

How about Penelope? I’ve been saying for years that Penelope Cruz looks a little bit like a platypus :)

Kristina @ spabettie April 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

how about Ory – for ornithorhyncus anatinus. I’m a nerd. AND I had a conversation about platypus today –> that the platypus is a small aquatic egg-laying monotreme mammal :D

Sara B April 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Tiny ;-)

CH April 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I absolutely LOVE naming animals. I have lots of little animal trinkets and stuffed animals and they all have long names. The platypus is cute. I would go with Walter Alain Fordley.

It’s going to be so much fun explaining to Summer ten yeas down the road that he beloved Walter was named by a blog contest. :)

Danielle April 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Arthur!! For some reason it immediately popped into my head when I saw that picture ;)

Emilia April 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Coconut peanut butter? Yes, please and thank you.
Summer looks ADorable! I could just squeeze her little cheeks :)

Haley April 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Perkins the Platypus if it’s a boy!
Sydney if it’s a girl, since Platypus live in Australia :)
Your daughter is adorable, btw!! :) And I LOVE the name Summer.
Also I love coconut butter. And I love chocolate. And I love peanut butter.
So it would be good for me to win this one since I’ve never won anything before and this looks like a good one to win ;)

Kellie April 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Pierre. I like Pierre the Platypus!

maryz April 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Paddy the platypus! Summer is sooo adorable!

Lisa April 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

How about Fred? I have no idea why except that that’s what popped into my head and it just seems to work.

Hannah April 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Oh, non-US resident sadness over here! I’m thrilled to know the company ships internationally though. Boo-yah! :D

P.S. As an Australian, I’m incredibly confused by that toy being called a platypus. It looks like a duck to me?!

Elizabeth - Cake or Death April 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm


Because it is short, snappy, easy to pronounce, and came from here grandpere. :)

Danielle April 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I did a little research and discovered that platypus actually have spurs on their ankles. The females are not venomous, but the males are. When I think of spurs, I think of Cowboys. So, I think it should be called Cowboy.

Breaking Free April 6, 2011 at 12:26 am

I think that you should call him Squinky. Otherwise I happen to really like Pierre! Have fun naming him…or is it a her?

Kate April 6, 2011 at 12:31 am

I would name it Flat, (because it is prett flat) then refer to it as “Flat the plat” or “Flatty the platty”.

dana April 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

Petunia the Platypus. My little sister and I used to name a lot of our stuffed toys and dolls ‘Petunia’ for some odd reason. We thought it was hysterical. Petunia would get shortened to Toony, Tunia, Yaya, Petty, Patty, etc. but we must have had a dozen things at once called Petunia.

Holly April 6, 2011 at 5:18 am

How adorable! I say he looks just like a Hubert.

For the record, I got my new Jade Harmony mat. Tried it in Ashtanga on Monday night and Vinyasa Flow last night. Highly recommend! I am becoming a Vinyasa junkie . . .

Mimi (Gingersnaps) April 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

Awww, adorable!


- Quacker
- Beaker
- Zuta (Croatian word for yellow)

esther April 6, 2011 at 5:49 am

how about cuddles (unisex) or Dudley (male)

Katherine: Unemployed April 6, 2011 at 6:12 am

That is the most confused platypus I’ve ever seen! It thinks it is an iguana and has gone yellow. I would name it “Sally” and sing Mustang Sally every time Summer was chilling out on the plat:
…All you wanna do is ride around, Sally, Ride Sally ride…

lindsay April 6, 2011 at 6:13 am

that combo does not sound weird, sounds good to me!! I would have added tahini and cinnamon., hmmmm…
Platypus Polly!!!

tea-bag April 6, 2011 at 6:34 am

“hopalong patty-pus” because summer seriously looks like she’s riding a horse! ;)

Makenna April 6, 2011 at 6:47 am

Well, my first thought was Sunshine. Summer’s Sunshine. But since that has been spoken for, what about Daffodil? Thinking seasonal thoughts :)

Maya April 6, 2011 at 6:53 am

How about Pepe the Platypus?

Marianna April 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

OMG the look on Summer’s face is too cute! I know you said it was a platypus, but everytime I look at the picture all I can think of is Mr. Quackers :)

Leah April 6, 2011 at 7:06 am

I’d name it Bronco. Summer looks like a cowgirl ready to hold on for 8 seconds…

Sarah April 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m thinking the name Marvin.
OMG Summer is too cute!
& that Pb looks to die for,
Awesome giveaway Heather- as usual!

McIntosh April 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

Knuffels…just because I heard the word the other day and liked it (:

Fallon April 6, 2011 at 7:24 am

Patty the Platypus!

alison j April 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

how about Patty? Patty the platypus sounds nice for a kid! Also, summer is looking so big! i cant believe how much she’s grown!

Ps. That peanut butter looks SO good.

Sara April 6, 2011 at 7:50 am

Poesie the Platypus seems correct to me. (I can’t resist alliteration!)

Ruthiey April 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

I’d say Perry. Perry The Platypus.

Kari April 6, 2011 at 8:03 am

I’m allergic to dairy but I love me a good name. I love naming Wren’s stuffed animals.


Nikki April 6, 2011 at 8:17 am

Your lil girl is so stinkin’ cute, HEAB! :) She’s growing so much too!

Hmm.. name..

Senor Plattlebottom

or Senor PB for short (works on so many levels! <3 PB!!)

mizlgw April 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

Pilly — it’s just silly to name a platypus Pilly.

Silly Pilly Platy-pus

Rachel (tea and chocolate) April 6, 2011 at 8:37 am

I just remembered I had a stuffed platypus when I was little too. I think I named him Patty. Patty the platypus. :)

Kayla April 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Haha, aww! Summer is looking as adorable as ever.

The first thing that came to my mind was Peanut! But I must say, I love Sunny or Sunshine (from someone else’s comment). Very cute.

goatgirl April 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Chester or Wallace – something for a young lady with grace and regal bearing….

or Fluffernutter – for the kid inside! :-) ~

Mallory April 6, 2011 at 8:50 am

Penny! mostly because I love me some good alliteration… but also because it would be fairly easy for Summer to learn to say :)

this is assuming the aforementioned platypus is female, of course. if he’s a he then perhaps not.

Katherine April 6, 2011 at 8:58 am


Evan Thomas April 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

I would name him beaker.

Kheira Westphal April 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

My vote is Pippi or Justin Bieber!

Love your blog!

Danielle April 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

The firts thing I thought of was “Peppy”. It seems so bright and energetic (for a stuffed animal) and maybe a name like Peppy will be easy for Summer to sound out eventually? Either way, she, and “peppy” are too cute for words!

Heather April 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

That thing is adorable! I just love platypus. I vote for Penny. Officially Penny O. (Olivia) Platypus, I have a thing for long names. :o )

Kat April 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

that is too cute!

I think you should name him Splash

Steph - VegFortWorth April 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

Aw, he’s so cute!

You should name him Wilbur!

Shannon C. April 6, 2011 at 9:50 am

Almondine, of course, as in ‘with almonds!’

Nicole P April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

Patti, if it’s a girl. Percy for a boy…and to me a platypus seems liike it should be a boy. PLus, if you like harry Potter, the name Percy is in there. just sayin’, i love me some harry Potter!

lauren April 6, 2011 at 10:20 am

Name: Harold :)

such a cutie (Summer & platypus!)

Courtney @ Love, Thoughts and Prayers April 6, 2011 at 10:23 am

I like the name Polly! Polly the Platypus is Perfect! I LOVE coconut and can’t imagine how yummy coconut pb would be! Enjoy playing with Polly! :) Summer is so Precious! (lots of “P” words in this Post!)

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

Plato. He’s a smart Platypus.

Emily April 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

wilbert (can be shortened to willy for summer when she’s going to mangle words as she learns to speak like all children… i loved, loved my cousins when she were going through that stage.. omg, so cute, melts!) or patrick (patti, same logic)

i kinda am hoping u want this to be a male patypus.. i want ths to be a male patypus that will protect her as she goes paddling in the river.. :)

gina g April 6, 2011 at 10:37 am

Joy because life should be joyful and he/she makes Summer happy! Hah

Colleenzo April 6, 2011 at 10:41 am

He definitely looks like a Percy to me!

Corey @ the runners cookie April 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

Too funny – my brother was obsessed with platypus’ throughout his childhood! Literally. He wanted a platypus cake for his birthday one year, when the party came around he could not bear to let us eat the part of the cake with the platypus on it, so we had to eat around it. The part of cake with the platypus is STILL in my parents’ freezer. I think my mom plans to pass it on to his wife when he gets married someday :) Um, and that birthday party was at least 13 years ago.
Haha, anyway, Summer looks adorable on her’s! I think you should name it Peggy the Platypus :)

Ashley April 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

I could totally see the conbread/bean/pnut combo being delicious!!! Look at that cute little Summer…I want that platypus!

francesca @ oral hcg April 6, 2011 at 10:56 am

That photo of the cornbread with the peanut butter on top is making me drool right now. :D May be you can name that platypus Peanut :D as this post is about the PB and him. :D

Lea @ Healthy Coconut April 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

I want to name the toy “Pooh”. The colore reminds me of Pooh, and it’s just a flatter version of Pooh. ha ha! I think I’ve been going to Disney too much.

I really want to have some of that coconut butter goodness. I think I’m going to ask family to bring those from Hawaii for me, when I see them at my wedding next month. Hopefully they can find it, it looks like a small operation.

Erika Bryant April 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

I love the name pickle. It’s so sweet! I love just saying the name pickle!

Madison April 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

Pumba! Like from the Lion king… easy to say for kids and so cute!!

ASK April 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Pierre the Platypus, P for short. Pierre to commemorate that grandpere (pere) gave it to her.

If not, I vote for PEAB or Sunny as names :D My golden retriever was named Sunny.

Natalia - a side of simple April 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Almond. Just because ;)

Sarah L. April 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

When I first saw the (super cutie!) picture, my first thought was that the platypus looks like that duck in the movie “Click”… you know, the duck that the dog humps on & off throughout the movie… well, the dog’s name is Sundance and I think that would be a *perfect* name for Summer’s new platypus! And I’d love that peanut butter. ;)

Cate April 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I’m gonna go with Otto. It’s a name you don’t hear too often, just like I don’t think too much about platypuses (platypi?). =P

Rosie April 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

i say freddie! :)
but i like someone’s suggestion of wilbur!

Whitney April 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I love her platypus! She is so cute on it too! I think I would name him Plankton the Platypus

Jonna April 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Pumpkin the Platypus!

Emily April 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Well, he looks like a duck to me, so how about Mr. McQuacken?! haha

Gwen April 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Wow, what a concept – coconut peanut butter. Sound to die for!

The platypus is super cute (as is Summer!). What to name a platypus?
Pala is the maltese translation…Pala the Platypus. Kinda cute and easy to say.
Or Platy for short. Probably easy enough to say once she starts talking.

Rachel April 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

How about Horsey?

eliza April 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

i vote ‘bigfoot’ or ‘ray-ray’

Kaysie April 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I like the some people have said PEAB…

but how about Mr or Mrs. Peabody??? (I wasn’t sure of its gender lol!)

Katy April 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Hi Heather,

I just wanted to get in touch to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog :)

yours was the 2nd blog I ever came across and I’ve been hooked ever since – your nut butter recipes are FANTASTIC!!!


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day April 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Summer is so cute! … how about Persephone?

Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) April 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I’d name him platty :-)

Sue April 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Pippo the Platypus!

Dolores April 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I vote Coco as in coconut or chocolate or courtney cox’s nick name (I like the show friends) or her kid’s name or any other association with Coco :-)

Plus its a fun name to say!

Kristen R. April 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Petunia the Platypus
Penelope the Platypus

Shoshana April 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I like the name Filbert (one of my favorite nuts haha) or Tiny. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

Heather April 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

pappy! it sounds kind of like platypus but cuter and much easier to say when summer gets old enough =)

Kalyn April 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I like Penelope Platypus. Maybe that’s just because my “imaginary friend” was named Penelope growing up, ha!

Those PB’s sound fab, by the way.

Jamie April 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

For some reason the name Wilber just makes me smile! Especially if you say it as they did in Charlotte’s Web. ;)

Serena April 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm

For the some reason he looks like a Meringue. Or a Chippy, come to think of it. Summer and Chippy/Meringue, adorable!

Stacey April 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Summer is so cute! I would name her platypus Elliott<3

Danielle Whitley April 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Pierre the French Canadian platypus!

Roz April 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I’m in Canada, so can’t enter, but wanted to share that I “awww-ed” out loud at the picture of Summer. She is truly adorable!!!!!

Courtney April 6, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I don’t know why, but Milton is the first name I thought of. Perhaps Paradise Lost is somewhere in the back of my brain.

Ahhh, Labyrinth and Neverending Story are two of my favorite movies from my youth. Seriously, David Bowie in those spandex pants and the hair?! Awesomeness.

Christina April 6, 2011 at 6:22 pm


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