And The Winner Is…

Earlier this fall we announced the Name Our Avatar Contest. We received so many amazing entries, and we’re beyond excited to finally share the winners with you today!

Every name that we received was thoughtful and picking just one was a true challenge. We were so heartened by your bounds of creativity and passion. So without any further ado, here are the two runners-up as well as the winning name:

 

3rd place winner

ANHAR

by Emilee @ourshieldmaiden

What should we name this avatar?: Anhar

Why?: This is a beautiful middle eastern name that means “rivers” which I love as a representation of fluidity as well as strength in the GeekGirlCon community. “What I love most about rivers is: You can’t step in the same river twice. The water’s always changing, always flowing.”

 

2nd place winner

ALYA

by Anne @thentheresanne

What should we name this avatar?: Alya

Why?: First, it means sky or heaven in Arabic: this reflects the constellation-like patterns on her clothing, her freckles, as well as the fact that she is very bright! It’s a name that gets used in many places and cultures, and is very beautiful to boot! (It’s also the name of a character from Miraculous Ladybug! Alya runs the world’s best Ladybug fanblog, and is Marinette’s best friend.)

 

…and finally, our first place winner and the new name of our avatar. Introducing…

 

1st place winner

VEDI

by Amanda @MandaTheGinger

What should we name this avatar?: Vedi

Why?: It’s a unisex Hindu name meaning “knowledge” specifically as it pertains to science. I see Vedi as being a hero for women and non-binary people in STEM!

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