Week 1278: Colt following

For Kentucky Derby weekend, ‘breed’ any two of this week’s inking
horse names

Shouldn’t they wait to, you know, get started on a career? Do a little
traveling? Nope, sorry: It’s our 13th annual “grandfoal” contest. *This
week: “Breed” any two of the 68 foal names that got ink this week, and
name the offspring to reflect both parents’ names, in the style of
today’s inking entries.* As always, the names may not exceed 18
characters including spaces, but one or more characters may be numerals,
punctuation marks or other symbols. You may run words together, as in
some of this week’s results, but the name still should be easy to read.
*Use the format “Name A x Name B = Grandfoal Name” (on one line per
entry),* and make sure you spell the “parents’ ’’ names as they’re
spelled on this page.

Submit entries at the website *wapo.st/enter-invite-1278*
(all lowercase).

Winner gets the *Lose Cannon,

* our Style Invitational trophy. Second place receives*“Lullaby
Renditions of Johnny Cash,”

* a CD performed by Andrew Bissell. “Your little boy named Sue (or
girl!) will be fast asleep in no time,” the cover promises. Fortunately
the songs are instrumental, since it’d be, well, different to coo to a
baby, “I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die,” or “I fell into a
burning ring of fire.” (Both those songs are on the CD.)

*Other runners-up *win our “You Gotta Play to Lose”
Loser Mug or our Grossery Bag, “I Got a B in Punmanship.”
Honorable mentions get one of our lusted-after Loser magnets, “We’ve Seen Better”
“IDiot Card.”

First Offenders receive only a smelly tree-shaped air “freshener”

for their first ink). *Deadline is Monday night, May 14; *results
published June 3 (online May 31). See general contest rules and
guidelines at wapo.st/InvRules . The headline
for this week’s results is by Chris Doyle; Jesse Frankovich wrote the
honorable-mentions subhead. Join the lively Style Invitational Devotees
group on Facebook at on.fb.me/invdev . “Like”
Style Invitational Ink of the Day on Facebook at bit.ly/inkofday
; follow @StyleInvite on Twitter.

*The Style Conversational *The Empress’s weekly online column discusses
each new contest and set of results. Especially if you plan to enter,
check it out at wapo.st/styleconv

And from The Style Invitational four weeks ago . . .

**Whoa, what a field — some 4,300 foal names from *Week 1274*
*, *our annual contest in which you “breed”
two of the year’s Triple Crown nominees.

See this week’s Style
Conversational for funny but too-often-entered
names (plus explanations of the trickier entries) and then get started
on this week’s “grandfoals.”

4th place:

*Nero x Demolition = Rex *(Beth Morgan, Palo Alto, Calif.)

3rd place:

*Alpha to Omega x Ax Man = LambdaTheSlaughter* (Laurie Brink, Cleveland,

2nd place

/and the Farting Bubble Blaster
squirt gun:/
*Mt. Rushmore x Private Eye = Secret Dakota Ring* (Rob Wolf,
Gaithersburg, Md.)

And the winner of the Lose Cannon:

*B on Time x Mr. President = F on Policy*
(Luke Baker, Columbia, Md., a First Offender)

The neighs have it: Honorable mentions

*Mr. President x Walk in the Sun = Jirque du Soleil* (Jon Gearhart, Des

*Mississippi x Choo Choo = Twain* (Harvey Smith, McLean, Va.)

*Alpha to Omega x Arrival = Eta *(Dave Wyman, Ann Arbor, Mich., a First

*Numero Thirteen x Zing Zang = I Speak Foreign* (Mike Gips, Bethesda, Md.)

*Retirement Fund x Ali = The Roth of Khan* (Matthew Sheren, Washington,
a First Offender)

*Still Having Fun x One More Tom = One More, Tom *(Ellen Raphaeli, Falls
Church, Va.; Tom Witte, Montgomery Village, Md.)

*Pony Up x Bail Out = Too Big to Foal *(David Peckarsky, Tucson)

*Ali x Demolition = Cassius Claymore *(Brad Alexander, Wanneroo,
Australia; John Hutchins, Silver Spring, Md.)

*Ali x Machismo = Gaseous Clay *(Michael Porcello, Washington)

*Ali x Pony Up = Cashless Clay* (Rob Huffman, Fredericksburg, Va.; Steve
Price, New York)

*Ark in the Dark x Masked = Noah Veil *(Steve Langer, Chevy Chase, Md.)

*Ax Man x Retirement Fund = Splitting Heirs *(Jon Gearhart)

*Biblical x Gotta Go = Jacob’s Bladder *(Larry Gray, Union Bridge, Md.;
Tom Witte)

*Biblical x Noble Indy = Miracle Whip* (Pamela Love, Columbia, Md.)

*Big Brown Bear x Beautiful Shot = Kodiak Moment* (Dudley Thompson,
Cary, N.C.; Jeff Hazle, San Antonio)

*Bolt d’Oro x Replicator = Usain Clone Posse* (Mary McNamara, Washington)

*Bugle Notes x Gotta Go = Nope, Bone Spurs* (Wilson Varga, Alexandria,
Va.; J. Larry Schott, West Plains, Mo.)

*Candygram x Enjoy the Journey = Bon Bon Voyage* (Michael Porcello;
Chuck Helwig, Centreville, Va., a First Offender; Kathy El-Assal,
Middleton, Wis; Mary Kappus, Washington)

*Good Magic x Audible = Penn and Yeller* (Roy Ashley, Washington)

*Catholic Boy x Dream Friend = It’s Still a Sin* (Jeff Loren, Seattle)

*Choo Choo x Dawood = Hurt Dateeth* (Joe Ruane, Dunmore, Pa., a First

*Clever Mind x Audible = Magna Cum Loud* (Laurie Brink)

*Clever Mind x Candygram = Wit Man’s Sampler* (Dave Silberstein, College
Park, Md.)

*Clever Mind x Flameaway = Smart Ash* (Jon Gearhart)

*Dawood x Big Brown Bear = Genital Ben* (Jesse Frankovich, Grand Ledge,

*Dream Friend x Call a Cop = Incubusted *(Kevin Dopart, Washington)

*Alpha to Omega x Dunk = Absorba the Greek* (Becky Fisher, Madison, Wis.)

*Enjoy the Journey x Nero = Roamin’ Emperor* (Kathy Hardis Fraeman,
Olney, Md.)

*Exclamation Point x Mr. President = Punked You Asians* (Harvey Smith)

*Explorer x Machismo = Questosterone* (Hildy Zampella, Alexandria, Va.)

*Family Kitten x Walk in the Sun = Hot Tin Roof * (Elliott Gilberg,
Washington, a First Offender)

*For Him x Wisely = For Her *(James Colten, Washington)

*Good Magic x World of Trouble = David Cop a Feel* (Steve Fahey,
Kensington, Md.)

*Gronkowski x Exclamation Point = Worst.Musical.Ever * (David Smith,
Stockton, Calif.)

*Hollywood Star x Justify = They Let You* (Connie Schott, West Plains,
Mo., a First Offender)

*Justify x Family Kitten = HeFollowedMeHome *(Sarah Jay, Churchville, Md.)

*Lone Sailor x Chaps = Village Person* (Stacy Cloyd, Washington, a First
Offender; Bill Smith, Reston, Va.)

*Mendelssohn x Hollywood Star = Felix and Oscar *(Malcolm Fleschner,
Palo Alto, Calif.; Kathy Hardis Fraeman)

*Mississippi x My Boy Jack = Ol’ Man Ripper* (Beverley Sharp,
Montgomery, Ala.; Dudley Thompson)

*Mr. President x Arrival = The Ego Has Landed* (Pam Sweeney, Burlington,

*Mr. President x Firenze Fire = Donnie’s Inferno* (Elizabeth Kline,
Frederick, Md.)

*Mr. President x Replicator = So Much Twinning* (Chris Doyle, Denton, Tex.)

*My Dream x Dunk = MLK and Cookies *(Danielle Nowlin, Fairfax Station, Va.)

*Nero x Bravazo = Fiddle DD *(Jeff Shirley, Richmond, Va.)

*Peppered x Audible = Sneezy Listening *(Pete Morelewicz,
Fredericksburg, Va.)

*Pony Up x Mississippi = Hock Finn* (Rob Huffman)

*Quip x Retirement Fund = Laugh Savings* (Jesse Frankovich)

*Quip x Yee Haw = Yuk Owens* (J.D. Berry, Springfield, Va.)

*Reride x Tenfold = How I Met Yo Mama *(Jesse Frankovich)

*Retirement Fund x Firenze Fire = Roth to a Flame* (Bill Dorner,

*Retirement Fund x Numero Thirteen = 401 Que?* (Ben Aronin, Washington)

*Rucksack x Mr. President = Sack* (Jonathan Hardis, Gaithersburg, Md.)

*Runaway Ghost x Yee Haw = PhantomOfTheOpry* (Jerome Uher, Alexandria, Va.)

*Silver Hammer x Bolt d’Oro = Maxweld* (Roger Dalrymple, Gettysburg, Pa.)

*Strike Power x Walk in the Sun = Norma Ray-Ban* (Chuck Helwig)

*Tattooed x Wisely = Invisible Ink* (J. Larry Schott)

*Telekinesis x Biblical = Mind Over Martyr* (Brian Cohen, Winston-Salem,
N.C.; Jeff Contompasis, Ashburn)

*Tough Times x Gold Town = Hard Knox *(Rick Haynes, Boynton Beach, Fla.)

*Tres Equis x Justify = X~~~~~~~X~~~~~~~X * (Jeff Contompasis)

*Big Brown Bear x Magnum Moon = Big Brown Bare* (Jerome Uher)

*Combatant x Biblical = Fighter Pilate* (Malcolm Fleschner)

*Runaway Ghost x Walk in the Sun = GhoulsOutForSummer *(Elaine Lederman,
Strasburg, Va.)

*Still Having Fun x Rucksack = Ruckus in the Sack* (Claudia Raffman,
Reston, Va.)

/And Last:/ *Tattooed x Exclamation Point = I Got Ink!* (Gary Crockett,
Chevy Chase, Md.)

*Still running — deadline Monday night, May 7: our neologism contest
inspired by the Spelling Bee word game. See wapo.st/invite1277
. *