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Baby Pool for Nugget Raab

Forget basketball!! Baby pools are where it's at. :) Nugget's due date is March 9, and the pool will stay open until March 2. $20 Amazon card to the winner! (No fee to enter, but be sure to give me an email that you check.)

 






 
 
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2011-01-14 18:32:05Rhonda Whitingbr3whit@??
?.net
2011-03-0215:00Girl19.0006.750
6 lbs 12oz
BlackBrownMarissaChristineCongratulations to the Raab's!!
2011-01-14 18:39:51Christina Metcalfcjmetcalf@
???.net
2011-03-0303:15Boy20.0007.188
7 lbs 3oz
BrownBlueMatthewChristopherCongratulations!!!
2011-01-14 18:58:58Joanna 2011-03-1310:11Girl20.0006.500
6 lbs 8oz
BlackBlueHeatherMariemaking us guess the name is evil. and i still say winner should name the bby.
2011-01-14 20:26:08Lisarkraus95@?
??.com
2011-03-1504:00Boy20.0007.750
7 lbs 12oz
BrownBlueJoelMatthew YAYYY!!! Getting so close! So exciting! (and I'm with Joanna on the whole guessing name=torture thing.)
2011-01-14 20:49:03Zackzack.walte
rs@???.com
2011-03-1510:24Boy21.3506.500
6 lbs 8oz
BlackBrownchrismichaelFollow my insturcions wisely so I can win. Congratulations!
2011-01-14 23:31:30Camillecklewis@??
?.edu
2011-03-1018:15Girl19.0007.250
7 lbs 4oz
BrownBlueFinsterellaDewittiaWoohoo!!
2011-01-15 10:05:59Bridget Raab 2011-03-0222:10Boy21.0008.125
8 lbs 2oz
BlackBlueChristopherPatrickI'm cheating. You've talked about the possibility of Junior.
2011-01-15 11:19:49Beccarebecca.ke
tchie@???.
com
2011-03-1106:50Boy19.7507.813
7 lbs 13oz
BrownBlueAnselChristopherGive baby a hug from me! Also: I've totally got this.
2011-01-15 11:29:45Davidg.david.ma
thues@???.
com
2011-03-0413:02Boy19.0107.188
7 lbs 3oz
BrownBrownMatthewPatrickCongratulations, my friends. If it's a boy, and I win, does that make the Godfather to the child? ;-)
2011-01-15 17:07:35Lilyjandrraab@
???.com
2011-03-1821:25Girl21.0007.563
7 lbs 9oz
BrownBlueKatherineCamilleI'm totally guessing on spelling because I found 96 variations. Excited to meet Nugget!
2011-01-15 17:33:17Rebekahjandrraab@
???.com
2011-03-0202:02Girl21.7507.688
7 lbs 11oz
BrownBlueRustyJuniorCongrats!
2011-01-15 17:36:41Jeremyjandrraab@
???.com
2011-03-0211:26Boy19.5007.250
7 lbs 4oz
BrownBlueBearJuniorWay to go!
2011-01-17 15:37:56Kellykelly.broc
k@???.com
2011-03-1019:00Boy22.0007.688
7 lbs 11oz
BrownBlueChrisMatthewCongrats!!
2011-01-19 12:31:50Shawn Andersonshawn.andr
ene.anders
on@???.com
2011-03-1104:20Boy19.1007.750
7 lbs 12oz
BrownBlueChristopherJuniorCongrats to you both!!! Just spent some time with your mom & dad Monica, Vivick was there too. Nice time had by all, can't wait to meet your little nugget and to see you all in July!!!
2011-01-22 16:33:41Greg Liechtygregliecht
y@???.com
2011-03-0703:07Boy20.0007.688
7 lbs 11oz
BrownBrownGregoryScottCongrats guys! With my win, please consider the gift card a gift back to Gregory Scott (your nugget) and buy him a book on the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
2011-01-22 18:31:49Amar Rajwaniamarrajwan
i@???.com
2011-03-1714:00Girl22.0007.563
7 lbs 9oz
BlackBrownAngelicaFranklinCongratulations guys!
2011-01-27 09:53:21Badger 2011-03-3012:00Girl21.0007.563
7 lbs 9oz
BrownBrownClaraJaneCongratulations
2011-01-27 13:04:00Mary Ann and Tommysamcatt@??
?.net
2011-03-1003:18Girl19.5007.250
7 lbs 4oz
BrownBlueJoyRoseI am so happy for both of you. I know what a blessing this will be for you, and what an exciting change to your lives.
2011-01-28 16:32:37Jana Reiterjanas4gvn@
???.com
2011-03-0908:12Boy18.5007.125
7 lbs 2oz
BlackBlueChristopherScottI am so happy for you and Chris... you will be great parents
2011-01-28 17:07:29Ervinervinb@???
.com
2011-03-0301:04Girl19.0007.375
7 lbs 6oz
BrownBrownMadisonMarieCongrats...
2011-02-04 14:19:44Natalie npotter@??
?.com
2011-03-1107:15Boy20.0008.188
8 lbs 3oz
BrownGrayChristopherPatrickExcited (and nervous) for you both! You're both going to be great parents!
2011-02-04 14:24:50Deborah F. Coleydfcoley@??
?.com
2011-03-1208:28Girl20.5008.125
8 lbs 2oz
BrownBrownMaryCatherine 
2011-02-04 14:27:18Jeanne Ericksonjerickson@
???.com
2011-03-1706:45Girl20.5007.188
7 lbs 3oz
BlondBlueKatherineElizabethLooking forward to meeting your precious babe.
2011-02-04 14:27:32Lynette McPhersonlmcpherson
@???.com
2011-03-1207:25Boy17.2007.625
7 lbs 10oz
BlondBlueNoahChristopherThis is sooo exciting! Congratulations you two!
2011-02-04 14:40:38Erin Noeenoe@???.c
om
2011-03-0623:15Girl20.5007.250
7 lbs 4oz
BrownBrownStella ReneeCongrats!
2011-02-04 15:16:48Savannah Maynardsmaynard@?
??.com
2011-03-0912:47Boy21.0009.063
9 lbs 1oz
BrownBlueAndrewHenryBest Wishes!
2011-02-04 15:28:42Heather Badgerhbadger@??
?.com
2011-03-1619:25Boy19.7506.750
6 lbs 12oz
BlondBlueNathanielChristopher 
2011-02-04 17:25:59Hal 2011-03-0502:29Girl18.5007.500
7 lbs 8oz
BrownHazelChristy{Monica's Maiden Name} 
2011-02-07 08:53:41Pat Schafferpschaffer@
???.com
2011-03-0508:09Boy21.0007.500
7 lbs 8oz
BlackBlueChistopherMichaelCongratulaitons!
2011-02-07 14:03:47Lydia Farnsworthlfarnswort
h@???.com
2011-03-1112:00Boy18.0007.200
7 lbs 3oz
BrownBlueRobertChristopher 
2011-02-07 17:21:34Jeff Helms 2011-03-0515:24Boy19.3607.750
7 lbs 12oz
BrownBrownMarkChristopherCongrats!
2011-02-08 14:25:26Pat Mulhall 2011-03-0706:30Girl20.0007.500
7 lbs 8oz
BrownBlueOliviaMarieBest wishes!
2011-02-18 21:18:35Josh Hjshtenor@?
??.com
2011-03-0217:55Boy20.5007.500
7 lbs 8oz
BlackBrownIsaacChristopher 
2011-02-21 12:26:38ACTUAL RESULTS 2011-02-2020:56Boy19.7506.563
6 lbs 9oz
BrownBlueCharlesChristopher 
 
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Statistics:

Gender:   
19 Boy (58%)
14 Girl (42%)
  33 Total
 
Average Length:    19.98 in
 
Average Weight:        7.43 lbs
 
Hair:   
0 Bald (0%)
8 Black (24%)
3 Blond (9%)
22 Brown (67%)
0 Red (0%)
 
Eyes:   
20 Blue (61%)
11 Brown (33%)
0 Green (0%)
1 Gray (3%)
1 Hazel (3%)
 
   







Scores (low score wins):

Josh H
1
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.362
Gender: 0
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.937
Hair: 1
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.8
Middle Name: 0
Total: 16.849
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-02
Birth Time: 17:55
Gender: Boy
Length: 20.500
Weight: 7.500
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Isaac
Middle Name: Christopher
Christina Metcalf
2
 
Points
Birth Date: 11
Birth Time: 2.122
Gender: 0
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.625
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.2
Middle Name: 0
Total: 17.197
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-03
Birth Time: 03:15
Gender: Boy
Length: 20.000
Weight: 7.188
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Matthew
Middle Name: Christopher
Jeremy
3
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 1.14
Gender: 0
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.687
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 2.8
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 19.377
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-02
Birth Time: 11:26
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.500
Weight: 7.250
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Bear
Middle Name: Junior
Jeff Helms
4
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 0.664
Gender: 0
Length: 0.39
Weight: 1.187
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.4
Middle Name: 0
Total: 19.641
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-05
Birth Time: 15:24
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.360
Weight: 7.750
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Mark
Middle Name: Christopher
Rhonda Whiting
5
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.712
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.187
Hair: 1
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.9
Middle Name: 2.3
Total: 19.849
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-02
Birth Time: 15:00
Gender: Girl
Length: 19.000
Weight: 6.750
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Marissa
Middle Name: Christine
Bridget Raab
6
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.148
Gender: 0
Length: 1.25
Weight: 1.562
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 3.9
Total: 21.36
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-02
Birth Time: 22:10
Gender: Boy
Length: 21.000
Weight: 8.125
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Christopher
Middle Name: Patrick
David
7
 
Points
Birth Date: 12
Birth Time: 0.948
Gender: 0
Length: 0.74
Weight: 0.625
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.2
Middle Name: 3.9
Total: 22.413
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-04
Birth Time: 13:02
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.010
Weight: 7.188
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Matthew
Middle Name: Patrick
Rebekah
8
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 2.268
Gender: 1
Length: 2
Weight: 1.125
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 24.393
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-02
Birth Time: 02:02
Gender: Girl
Length: 21.750
Weight: 7.688
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Rusty
Middle Name: Junior
Becca
9
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 1.692
Gender: 0
Length: 0
Weight: 1.25
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 2.6
Middle Name: 0
Total: 24.542
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-11
Birth Time: 06:50
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.750
Weight: 7.813
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Ansel
Middle Name: Christopher
Erin Noe
10
 
Points
Birth Date: 14
Birth Time: 0.278
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.687
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.5
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 24.715
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-06
Birth Time: 23:15
Gender: Girl
Length: 20.500
Weight: 7.250
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Stella
Middle Name: Renee
Ervin
11
 
Points
Birth Date: 11
Birth Time: 2.384
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.812
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.7
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 24.946
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-03
Birth Time: 01:04
Gender: Girl
Length: 19.000
Weight: 7.375
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Madison
Middle Name: Marie
Pat Schaffer
12
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 1.534
Gender: 0
Length: 1.25
Weight: 0.937
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.3
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 25.321
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-05
Birth Time: 08:09
Gender: Boy
Length: 21.000
Weight: 7.500
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Chistopher
Middle Name: Michael
Lydia Farnsworth
13
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 1.072
Gender: 0
Length: 1.75
Weight: 0.637
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.4
Middle Name: 0
Total: 25.859
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-11
Birth Time: 12:00
Gender: Boy
Length: 18.000
Weight: 7.200
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Robert
Middle Name: Christopher
Pat Mulhall
14
 
Points
Birth Date: 15
Birth Time: 1.732
Gender: 1
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.937
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.6
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 26.819
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-07
Birth Time: 06:30
Gender: Girl
Length: 20.000
Weight: 7.500
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Olivia
Middle Name: Marie
Greg Liechty
15
 
Points
Birth Date: 15
Birth Time: 2.138
Gender: 0
Length: 0.25
Weight: 1.125
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.1
Total: 27.113
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-07
Birth Time: 03:07
Gender: Boy
Length: 20.000
Weight: 7.688
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Gregory
Middle Name: Scott
Kelly
16
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 0.232
Gender: 0
Length: 2.25
Weight: 1.125
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 2.5
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 28.607
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-10
Birth Time: 19:00
Gender: Boy
Length: 22.000
Weight: 7.688
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Chris
Middle Name: Matthew
Camille
17
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 0.322
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.687
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.6
Middle Name: 4.4
Total: 28.759
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-10
Birth Time: 18:15
Gender: Girl
Length: 19.000
Weight: 7.250
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Finsterella
Middle Name: Dewittia
Heather Badger
18
 
Points
Birth Date: 24
Birth Time: 0.182
Gender: 0
Length: 0
Weight: 0.187
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 0
Total: 28.869
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-16
Birth Time: 19:25
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.750
Weight: 6.750
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Nathaniel
Middle Name: Christopher
Jana Reiter
19
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 1.528
Gender: 0
Length: 1.25
Weight: 0.562
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.1
Total: 28.94
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-09
Birth Time: 08:12
Gender: Boy
Length: 18.500
Weight: 7.125
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Christopher
Middle Name: Scott
Savannah Maynard
20
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 0.978
Gender: 0
Length: 1.25
Weight: 2.5
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.1
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 29.128
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-09
Birth Time: 12:47
Gender: Boy
Length: 21.000
Weight: 9.063
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Andrew
Middle Name: Henry
Lynette McPherson
21
 
Points
Birth Date: 20
Birth Time: 1.622
Gender: 0
Length: 2.55
Weight: 1.062
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.3
Middle Name: 0
Total: 29.534
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-12
Birth Time: 07:25
Gender: Boy
Length: 17.200
Weight: 7.625
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Noah
Middle Name: Christopher
Mary Ann and Tommy
22
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 2.116
Gender: 1
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.687
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 4.1
Middle Name: 4
Total: 30.153
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-10
Birth Time: 03:18
Gender: Girl
Length: 19.500
Weight: 7.250
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Joy
Middle Name: Rose
Hal
23
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 2.214
Gender: 1
Length: 1.25
Weight: 0.937
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.7
Middle Name: 8.5
Total: 30.601
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-05
Birth Time: 02:29
Gender: Girl
Length: 18.500
Weight: 7.500
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
First Name: Christy
Middle Name: {Monica's Maiden Name}
Shawn Anderson
24
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 1.992
Gender: 0
Length: 0.65
Weight: 1.187
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 30.829
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-11
Birth Time: 04:20
Gender: Boy
Length: 19.100
Weight: 7.750
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Christopher
Middle Name: Junior
Natalie
25
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 1.642
Gender: 0
Length: 0.25
Weight: 1.625
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 3.9
Total: 30.917
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-11
Birth Time: 07:15
Gender: Boy
Length: 20.000
Weight: 8.188
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray
First Name: Christopher
Middle Name: Patrick
Joanna
26
 
Points
Birth Date: 21
Birth Time: 1.29
Gender: 1
Length: 0.25
Weight: 0.063
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 2.3
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 31.203
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-13
Birth Time: 10:11
Gender: Girl
Length: 20.000
Weight: 6.500
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Heather
Middle Name: Marie
Deborah F. Coley
27
 
Points
Birth Date: 20
Birth Time: 1.496
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 1.562
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.4
Middle Name: 3.2
Total: 32.408
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-12
Birth Time: 08:28
Gender: Girl
Length: 20.500
Weight: 8.125
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Mary
Middle Name: Catherine
Lisa
28
 
Points
Birth Date: 23
Birth Time: 2.032
Gender: 0
Length: 0.25
Weight: 1.187
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.4
Middle Name: 4.5
Total: 34.369
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-15
Birth Time: 04:00
Gender: Boy
Length: 20.000
Weight: 7.750
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Joel
Middle Name: Matthew
Zack
29
 
Points
Birth Date: 23
Birth Time: 1.264
Gender: 0
Length: 1.6
Weight: 0.063
Hair: 1
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.6
Middle Name: 4.3
Total: 34.827
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-15
Birth Time: 10:24
Gender: Boy
Length: 21.350
Weight: 6.500
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
First Name: chris
Middle Name: michael
Lily
30
 
Points
Birth Date: 26
Birth Time: 0.058
Gender: 1
Length: 1.25
Weight: 1
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.7
Total: 37.508
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-18
Birth Time: 21:25
Gender: Girl
Length: 21.000
Weight: 7.563
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Katherine
Middle Name: Camille
Jeanne Erickson
31
 
Points
Birth Date: 25
Birth Time: 1.702
Gender: 1
Length: 0.75
Weight: 0.625
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.5
Middle Name: 4.2
Total: 37.777
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-17
Birth Time: 06:45
Gender: Girl
Length: 20.500
Weight: 7.188
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Katherine
Middle Name: Elizabeth
Amar Rajwani
32
 
Points
Birth Date: 25
Birth Time: 0.832
Gender: 1
Length: 2.25
Weight: 1
Hair: 1
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3
Middle Name: 5.2
Total: 40.282
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-17
Birth Time: 14:00
Gender: Girl
Length: 22.000
Weight: 7.563
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Angelica
Middle Name: Franklin
Badger
33
 
Points
Birth Date: 38
Birth Time: 1.072
Gender: 1
Length: 1.25
Weight: 1
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.2
Middle Name: 5.4
Total: 50.922
Data
Birth Date: 2011-03-30
Birth Time: 12:00
Gender: Girl
Length: 21.000
Weight: 7.563
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
First Name: Clara
Middle Name: Jane
 
 

Scoring Explanation:

A pool entry/guess entails up to 9 components. The pool administrator chooses which components to include. An exact match results in a zero (0)—a perfect score—for that component. The overall score is the total points of all the active components.

Points are determined as follows:

Birth Date
1 point for each day of the week before or after actual (for instance, off by two weeks means 14 points).

Birth Time
A value ranging roughly between 0 – 3 points for time of day (approximately 0.12 points per hour difference. For instance, plus or minus 4 hours is approximately a half point; birth date is not part of the calculation, so clock time is relative and not calculated across the midnight boundary).

Gender
1 point if guess is wrong.

Length
1 point for every inch (or 0.3937 points per cm) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 20 inches and the guess is of 19.999, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Weight
1 point for every lb (or 2.2 points per kg) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 7 lbs and the guess is of 7.001, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Hair
1 point if guess is wrong.

Eyes
1 point if guess is wrong.

First Name & Middle Name
On average, one will gain 2 to 4 points for an incorrect guess.

The characters of a name are analyzed for similarity. Character parity, order, and count determine how close the guess is to the actual; phonetic distance is also taken into account. For example, if the actual name is "Bart", then:

"Barry" scores better than "Bartholomew" (count: Bart [4], Barry [5], Bartholomew [11]).
"Brad" scores better than "Jill" (parity: Brad contains the 'a' & 'r', but Jill contains neither).
"Marli" scores better than "Keira" (order: both contain the 'a' & 'r' of Bart, but in Keira it occurs in the wrong order).

If the actual name is "Stu", then:
"Stew" scores better than "Stan" (phonetic: pronunciation usage of 'u' more closely related to 'ew' than 'an').

Case matters ('A' is not equal to 'a')!

There's also significant penalty points for a guess that looks like a non-guess: "?" or "???", for instance.

Note: When the administrator of the baby pool enters the Actual Results, some, but not all components may be filled in. Actual Results components of numeric type which are left blank will default to zero (0). Blank multiple choice components will display blank and 1 point is applied equally to all participants for that component. If the Actual Results are removed and re-entered (for the sake of corrections/additions), scores will be recalculated. If a pool component is deselected by the pool administrator, any data entered while it was active will be ignored by the total score calculation.