(Bob Staake/For The Washington Post )

(Click here to skip down to the winning and Losing foal names)

For the 12th straight year, the Empress is scandalously sending today’s winning and Losing foal names from Week 1222 straight to the stud barn (or broodmare pasture, whatever) for our “grandfoal” contest. This week: “Breed” any two of the 61 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 are limited to 18 characters, but one or more of the characters may be punctuation marks or numerals. You may run words together, 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 here.

Submit entries at this website: bit.ly/enter-invite-1226 (all lowercase).

Winner gets the Inkin’ Memorial, the Lincoln statue bobblehead that is the official Style Invitational trophy. Second place receives — apropos of our ostensibly animal-centered contest, not to mention double-entendre — the book “Boobies, Peckers and Tits: One Man’s Naked Perspective.” It’s a memoir by one Olaf Danielson, who travels around the world observing birds in the nude (and we mean Olaf is, not the birds, though they are presumably also unclothed). A back-cover blurb describes it tactfully as an “utterly unique book.” Donated by Loser Jeff Contompasis.

Other runners-up win our new “You Gotta Play to Lose” Loser Mug or our Grossery Bag, “I Got a B in Punmanship.” Honorable mentions get one of our new lusted-after Loser magnets, “No Childishness Left Behind” or “Magnum Dopus.” First Offenders receive only a smelly tree-shaped air “freshener” (FirStink for their first ink). Deadline is Monday night, May 15; results published June 4 (online June 1). See general contest rules and guidelines at wapo.st/InvRules. The headline for this week’s results is by Jeff Contompasis; the honorable-mentions subhead was suggested separately by Nan Reiner, Frank Osen and Tom Witte. Join the Style Invitational Devotees group on Facebook at on.fb.me/invdev. “Like” Style Invitational Ink of the Day on Facebook at bit.ly/inkofday.

The Style Conversational The Empress’s weekly online column, published late Thursday afternoon, 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 . . .


Week 1222, our 23rd annual contest to “breed” the names of any two horses from a list of 100 names that the Empress selected from this year’s Triple Crown nominees, drew a lively field of 3,909 entries — more than 200 of them employing Classic Rock, down to just seven matings for poor Takaful. If your brilliant idea isn’t included below, rest assured that it was, like 3,847 others, sent off to a nice farm. See this week’s Style Conversational column for a collection of clever plays on “The Star-Spangled Banner” for various horses bred to American Anthem, in addition to the four below. Otherwise inkworthy but submitted too frequently: Irish War Cry x Made You Look = Erin Go Braghless (at least 25 of this breeding); Archimedes x Factorial = Eureka!; and Industrialist x Term of Art = Carnegie Dali.

4th place:

MarchToTheMusic x It’s Your Nickel = The Half-Dime Show (Chris Doyle, Denton, Tex.)

3rd place:

Irap x Rapid Dial = I Like Big Buttons (Laurie Brink, Cleveland, Mo.)

2nd place

and the 1936 keeping-youth-moral book:
Confederate x Factorial = Jeb! Stuart (Jonathan Hardis, Gaithersburg, Md.)

And the winner of the Inkin’ Memorial:

Midnight Pleasure x Archimedes = Lover & Lever (Jon Gearhart, Des Moines)

Bred crumbs: honorable mentions

Horse Fly x The Hardest Way = Horse Fly United (Dave Prevar, Annapolis, Md.)

Untrapped x Term of Art = Too Loose Lautrec (Steve Price, New York)

Classic Empire x Fact Finding = Chinese Checkers (Laura Clairmont, Ashburn, Va.)

Big Gray Rocket x Archimedes = Titan the Screw (Pete Morelewicz, Fredericksburg, Va.)

Girvin x Midnight Pleasure = Fledowered (Laurie Brink)

Classic Rock x Action Everyday = Eric Clap (Jonathan Hardis)

Resiliency x Iliad = Troy, Troy Again (Steve Glomb, Alexandria, Va.; Beryl Benderly, Washington)

Vanish x Industrialist = Disappearing Inc. (David Franklin,* Chicago, Mark Raffman, Reston, Va.)

Guest Suite x Bee Jersey = Bed Bath N Bayonne (Chris Doyle)

Classic Rock x Gummy = Haribo Diddley (Stephen Dudzik, Olney, Md.)

Adulation x High Frequency = Love Hertz (Gordon Cobb, Marietta, Ga.)

Always Dreaming x Term of Art = REMbrandt (Jon Gearhart)

American Anthem x Always Dreaming = Oh Say Can You Zzz (Michael Porcello,* Washington)

American Anthem x The Stranger= Oh Say Camus See (Mary McNamara,* Washington)

American Anthem x Cloud Computing = O Say, Can You C++ (Dion Black, Washington)

American Anthem x Caustic = Don’s Surly Slight (Jesse Frankovich, Lansing, Mich.)

True Timber x Bee Jersey = Spruuuuce!!! (Frank Osen, Pasadena, Calif.)

Takeoff x Sonneteer = Bare It Browning (Laurie Brink)

Term of Art x Whole Lotta Luck = Rubenesque Chance (Kevin Dopart, Washington)

Vanish x Term of Art = Up in Sfumato (Kathy El-Assal, Middleton, Wis.)

Vending Machine x It’s Your Nickel = Have One Skittle (Andrew Hatziyannis, Rockville)

El Areeb x Irish War Cry = ’Ell, a Beer! (Mark Raffman)

Sonneteer x Takeoff = Shall I Comp Thee? (Harold Mantle, Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Convict Pike x Comma Sister = Help a Thief! (Robert Oerter, Hyattsville, Md.)

MarchToTheMusic x Three Rules = Left Right Repeat (Jeff Shirley, Richmond, Va.)

Big Gray Rocket x Hence = All Systems Ergo (Danielle Nowlin, Fairfax Station, Va.)

Vending Machine x Running Mate = Dispencer (Larry Yungk, Arlington, Va.; Jeff Hazle, San Antonio)

Bobby Abu Dhabi x It’s Your Nickel = Emir Trifle (Dave Silberstein, College Park, Md.)

Bee Jersey x MarchToTheMusic = Hive Got Rhythm (Phyllis Reinhard, East Fallowfield, Pa.)

Big Gray Rocket x Fillet of Sole = Fillet of Seoul (Stephen Dudzik)

Classic Rock x Talk Logistics = Jethro Dull (Malcolm Fleschner, Palo Alto, Calif.; John Hutchins, Silver Spring, Md.)

Classic Rock x Irap = Ho California (Adil Godrej,* Manassas, Va.)

Classic Rock x Fact Finding = Baba O’Really (Jonathan Hardis)

Classic Rock x The Stranger = The Who? (Malcolm Fleschner)

Glacier x Timeline = In a Minute Dear (Danielle Nowlin)

Just Move On x Iliad = Walk Off Homer (Brad Alexander, Wanneroo, Australia)

My Blue Heaven x Caucus = No, It’s Iowa (Dave Baumgartner,* Falls Church, Va.)

Fact Finding x McCraken = Muck Rakin’ (Mark Raffman)

Industrialist x Big Gray Rocket = Carnegie Endowment (Mark Eckenwiler, Washington)

Iliad x Running Mate = Read It and Veep (Brian Cohen, Winston-Salem, N.C.)

Fillet of Sole x Dangerfield = Fish Shtick (Deb Stewart, Damascus, Md.)

Confederate x Practical Joke = Man Asses (Matt Monitto, Bristol, Conn.)

Blueridge Traveler x Midnight Pleasure = Shenand“O”ah (Tom Witte, Montgomery Village, Md.; Duncan Stevens, Vienna, Va.)

Confederate x Industrialist = Koch-Conspirator (Steve Langer, Chevy Chase, Md.)

Convict Pike x Iliad = Felon of Troy (Larry Gray, Union Bridge, Md.)

Classic Empire x Irap = Et Tupac? (Mike Ostapiej, Mount Pleasant, S.C.)

Bonus Points x Irish War Cry = Bonus Pints (Brian Halbert,* Ashburn, Va.)

Comma Sister x Practical Joke = Punk’d-uation (Bernard Brink, Cleveland, Mo.; Hildy Zampella, Falls Church, Va.)

Confederate x Petrov = Ruble Yell (Mike Gips, Bethesda, Md.)

Big Gray Rocket x Sonneteer = Bomb Bard (Mary Kappus, Washington)

Fillet of Sole x Excitations = Good Vibe Rations (Dave Letizia, Alexandria, Va.)

Industrialist x It’s Your Nickel = Now It’s MY Nickel (John Hutchins; George Smith, Frederick, Md.)

Pat on the Back x Bonus Points = P.A.T. on the Back (Chris Doyle)

Pat on the Back x One Liner = Congrats, Loser (Brian Allgar, Paris; Larry Passar, Reston, Va.)

*One of six First Offenders this week.

Still running — deadline Monday night, May 8: Our contest for ideas for a new protest march and clever slogans. See bit.ly/invite1225.