KIDS: Turtle Names

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ConneCT Kids has asked for your help to name the turtle on the statue of the Marquis de LaFayette (General LaFayette) in Hartford. This famous statue was created by the American artist Paul Wayland Bartlett (1865-1925) around the year 1907. It stands at the junction of Washington Street, LaFayette Street, and Capitol Avenue, directly across from the State Capitol and the Bushnell in Hartford. Many people have seen this statue and pass by it every day. What most people have not seen is that there is a small bronze turtle just in front of the horse's left hind hoof. For the full story, see our Name the Turtle page.
 
{Bronze Statue of a Turtle}
 
 
Student Suggestions
 
Below are suggestions that have been received from students. ConneCT Kids will keep the list of suggestions on this page. When we have enough we will ask for your help in selecting the top ten names. Those ten names will appear in an online poll. The one with the most responses will be the winner. So keep sending us your suggestions and you may be the one to Name the Turtle.
 
From Hampton Elemantary School
 
Hunter  Painted Paul  Poky 
     
Little Painter  Loxsey  Wally 
 
 
From the Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School
 
 Barack Claire  Jerry  Leo  Leonardo 
         
Louis  Lucy  Max  Paulie  Slow Poke 
 
 
From Plainfield Memorial School
 
History 
 Patience
 Jefferson
 Paul
 Patient Paul
 Bartlett
 Paully
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Historical
Henry 
 Samson A Bartlett
 Shelly
 Willard
 Bartle
 
 
 
From Ms. Hummel's 4th Grade Class at Mackrille School
 
 Moe   Shelby    Slow Moe 
             
Paulette    Arthur    Patient Bart 
             
 Bartlette    Shelly   Morris 
 
 
From Mrs. Voisine and Mrs. Geer's Grade Three students at Anna Reynolds in Newington
 
 Bob
  
Rob 
  
 Slow
  
Patience Bartlett 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Clarise
 
Super Slow Poke 
 
 Larry
Bernard 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bernard
 
Charles 
 
  Poker 
Waiter
 
 
From Mrs. Domoff's 3rd Graders at John Pettibone School
 
 Trainer    Fred   George     Sarge
                    
 Old Slow Legs    Little Slow Legs    Phoebe    
 
 
From the 2nd Grade Class at Sacred Heart School in Taftville, CT
 
 Mr. Turtle
 Slowey
 History
 
 
From Ms. Fraker's 5th Grade Class at Mt. Holly Springs Elementary School, Carlisle PA
 
 Hartford Lafayette Lapaluha Terry Bob 
            
Hugo
Shelby
Shelly
Marvin 
Fred
           
George
Slow Poke
Pierce Morgon
Oswald
Gary
         
Stewey
Shelly
Buddy
Achmhed
Justin Beaver
         
This is Taking Forever Cheese 
 
 
From Ms. Fraker's 5th Grade Class at Mt. Holly Springs Elementary School, Carlisle PA (9/2012)
 
Gilbert Earl Wilbert Frank Christina
            
Wrapper 
Mannamal
Mr. Dorito
Rover
Mo
  
  
 
 
 
Sammy
Roberto
Mr. Turtle
Mr. Slow
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe (2)
Robert
Lee
Bob
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steve 
Bob Mr. Bacon Tommy
 
 

Mrs. Wigfield's Fourth Grade Class Dr. Charles E. Murphy School Oakdale School Oakdale, CT

 
 Jagged Jerry  Micro  Slow Poke 2  Pacer Lowbow 
         
Pedro  Sir Turtle  Turtle Man  Murphy   Mr. Green
         
Scooter   Eric  Hedwig Johnny   Gordon
         
 Mercedes Hallie   Turtle Mom  Nathaniel  Marqus
         
 LaFayette  Little General      
 
From Sara Hart's Students - Seashell and Remind-it
 
From attendees at the April 22, 2010 Department of Revenue Services "Take a Young Person to Work Day.
 
Shelly from Abby & Jeff Dombrowski & Amanda Perkowski
 
Bob from Halcyone McFarlane, Mike, & Andrew
 
Myrtle from Sydnee Varley & Sarah Anderson
 
Hoofy from Lexy Martino      Shorty from Erin Cova            Ketchup from Zachary Chateauneuf                   
 
Greeny from Jenelle Miller    General from Cody Fisher     Swimmy from Tori Lincoln
 
 
Sneaky from Dominique 
 
From Dennis G. - Tux
 
From Ronnie S, Age 6 - Alvin
 
From Colby, Age 5 - Tony
 
From Cheyenne, Age 7 - Furry
 
From Christopher - Shelly
 
From Kristen, Big Kid - Wayland
 
From Brandon - Mr. Grumpy, Cranky Bart, Move-It   
 
From Michelle - Turtletude, Bart, Snap-To-It, Lucky Charm
 
From Sid - Speedy
 
From Jamie - Bartlett and Nutmeg
 
From Abigail - Melina
 
From Joel Visconti, Milford CT - General, Hartford, PBart, Bushnell, and Capitol
 
From Miss Caracoglia's fourth graders at Israel Putnam Elementary in Meriden, CT. - Little LaFayette
Picadilly, Mr. Slowpoke, Bob
 
 
More Suggestions - Anonymous emails
 
Bob
 
Paul Wayland Bartlett Jr.
 
Swiftly
 
 
Other Suggestions
 
Sources other than students have also supplied suggestions. The favorite so far is Patience. Patience the Turtle. What do you think?
 
Send your Name the Turtle suggestions to connect.kids@ct.gov
 
 
 
 




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