I was recently asked what I am going to name my pumpkins this year. My grandfather was a very good gardener. He taught my dad a lot about growing and then he taught me. Grandpa could grow carrots there were as thick as your wrist. He passed a way a number of years ago so one of the pumpkins I want to name after him. "Elbert." That is about as good of a pumpkin name as I can think of.
The other pumpkin I'm going to name after my mother-in-law, Christine. She has always been one of my top three biggest supporters when it comes to pumpkin growing so I thought I would name the other one after her. It will be more than two months until we start growing pumpkins so all of this seems like a long ways away right now, but hopefully Christine or Elbert will do their namesakes proud.