Crayola wants your help in picking the name for its new crayon. There are five options for the blue hue's new name—check them out below.
Back in March, Crayola announced that OG yellow crayon Dandelion would be retired from its 24-pack. In May, the crayon makers revealed that the new hue would be inspired by YInMn (pronounced yin-min) Blue, the first new blue pigment discovered in 200 years by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University in 2009.
Crayola then asked people to submit name suggestions for the new crayon, and well, here we are. The top five names have been chosen and are now ready to be voted on by the general public. They are:
- Dreams Come Blue
- Star Spangled Blue
- Blue Moon Bliss
- Reach for the Stars
They're all pretty saccharine, even for a crayon box. If it were up to me, I'd pick Bluetiful, because it's the simplest and the most solid pun (though it probably won't be winning any pun-offs anytime soon).
Voters are entered to win a grand prize package, including a trip for four to Crayola Experience in Orlando, Florida, as well as a $1000 gift card, a $100 prize pack, and a $1000 donation to the school arts program of your choice. If that's not motivation enough, maybe just vote to avoid a crayon called Blue Moon Bliss.
Voting is happening now through August 31 and is open to people in the United States and Canada.
We like to think Apartment Therapy readers are pretty clever, so tell us your alternate name suggestions in the comments. Also, how do you say crayon? Full on "cray-on" or something closer to "cran"?