I have a name that very few people know how to spell, let alone pronounce. Kristin. Growing up, personalized "license plates" for bicycles were all the rage. It took forever to find one that wasn't "Kristen." Interestingly enough, the majority of Kristins I know are "-ins," not "-ens." Still, companies insist on selling few "-in" personalized products. To this day my dad will buy personalized items for me if he finds the proper spelling.
I didn't intentionally give my daughters unique spellings for their names, but I can rarely find personalized products for all four of them. Imagine how thrilled I was to try out a personalized CD from Name Your Tune. I'll admit, at first I was a bit reluctant to accept the complimentary copy the company offered me. How could I pick just one of my daughters to have featured throughout a 14-song CD? Not a problem. Name Your Tune can personalize the CD for more than one child... including quadruplets.
The concept of Name Your Tune is pretty cool. The CD features 13 popular children's songs, plus an instrumental lullaby. Instead of "Old McDonald Had a Farm," our version is "Little Roo Had a Farm."
I popped the disc into the CD player in our Suburban so we could listen to it without distractions. During the first song, Cakes burst out in giggles. "Mommy, they just said Tortilla's name!" By the second song, when they heard someone singing to Sue-Sue, they realized there was something special happening. Not a word was spoken as all four girls listened to figure out who would be the subject of the next song. Roo! Cakes started to look disappointed. "Do you think they'll sing about me?" she asked. She giggled and smiled all through "her" song.
All in all, each girl has three songs of her own. Well, Tortilla has four, but let's not tell the others. Plus the disc itself has all four of their names written on it. It truly is a fun experience listening to the songs. Unlike some children's CDs, these songs are sung by adults, rather than adults singing in babytalk.
I only could find one "flaw," if you will. The CD is not gender specific, so on "Little Roo Had a Farm" rather than singing "On that farm she had a..." the person sings "On that farm they had a..." Just a small grammar thing that this former journalist is willing to overlook. Considering how many names can be used for both genders I can only imagine what a headache it would be to go through Name Your Tune's 4000+ catalog of names and rework the songs for "he" and "she."
Now for the fun part. Name Your Tune is offering Buried in Laundry readers $5 off a personalized CD order. All you need to do is enter the coupon code BIL at check out.
Also, Name Your Tune is giving one lucky Buried in Laundry reader a personalized CD. (For you moms of multiples who read this blog, remember the CD CAN be personalized for more than one child) Please note the above image shows numerous personalized CDs. Your prize will consist of one CD.
To enter the giveaway: (Be sure to include an email address in your entry)
- Go to the Name Your Tune website and tell me what other personalized item catches your eye (This step is required. Your entry will be accepted if you do not complete this step)
- Become a follower of Buried in Laundry or leave a comment if you are already a follower
- Blog about this contest and provide a link to this post and to Name Your Tune
- Become a follower of @quadmama on Twitter