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Little Boy Kooiman's Baby Pool

Welcome to our baby pool! Make your guesses as to how you think our third little monkey will make his appearance - bragging rights are on the line!

Official due date is September 6th.

Big Brothers' Birth Info:
Isaiah Robert - 7 lbs, 11 oz, 21 inches, born 12 days early via induction. He had brown hair and grey eyes.
Micah John - 7 lbs, 4 oz, 20.5 inches, born 7 days early all on his own! He had light brown hair and blue eyes.

Name hints: Middle name is in honor of a family member, just like we did with the big brothers. First name will NOT end in -ah.

Good luck!

kooiman Pool Photo

Entered Sort by EnteredPerson Sort by PersonEmail Sort by EmailBirth Date Sort by Birth DateBirth Time Sort by Birth TimeLength Sort by LengthWeight Sort by WeightHair Sort by HairEyes Sort by EyesFirst Name Sort by First NameMiddle Name Sort by Middle NameComments/ Congratulations Sort by Comments/ Congratulations
2011-08-06 22:29:39Evan Kooimanmalachi_ko
7 lbs 13oz
2011-08-06 22:47:34Amanda 2011-09-0101:0020.5008.125
8 lbs 2oz
BrownHazelAbrahamLouisCongratulations Evan, Sarah, Isaiah, & Micah! Good luck with everything Sarah--you will do GREAT!
2011-08-07 08:17:28Dawn  2011-08-2909:2121.5008.188
8 lbs 3oz
2011-08-07 19:27:35Krissy 2011-09-0303:1220.5008.563
8 lbs 9oz
BrownBlueSebastianLittle DudeI Can't wait to see your new cutie!
2011-08-08 15:18:28Ashley Kooimanakooiman84
8 lbs 1oz
BlondBlueDanielJackI am VERY excited to meet my next nephew! I love him already! :)
2011-08-12 00:26:41Stephaniefabarette@
7 lbs 15oz
BrownBlueEli Joseph 
2011-08-13 22:42:36Sarah K (Mommy)slkooiman@
7 lbs 9oz
BrownGrayBabyBrotherDid you really think I would be silly enough to reveal his name? :)
2011-09-03 18:33:07ACTUAL RESULTS 2011-08-3114:5921.5007.938
7 lbs 15oz


Guesses:    7
Average Length:    21.04 in
Average Weight:        8.03 lbs
0 Bald (0%)
0 Black (0%)
2 Blond (29%)
5 Brown (71%)
0 Red (0%)
5 Blue (71%)
0 Brown (0%)
0 Green (0%)
1 Gray (14%)
1 Hazel (14%)

Scores (low score wins):

Evan Kooiman
Birth Date: 0
Birth Time: 0.414
Length: 0
Weight: 0.138
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 2.9
Middle Name: 3.2
Total: 7.652
Birth Date: 2011-08-31
Birth Time: 18:26
Length: 21.500
Weight: 7.800
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Abstain
Middle Name: Abstain
Birth Date: 2
Birth Time: 0.676
Length: 0
Weight: 0.25
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.2
Middle Name: 3
Total: 9.126
Birth Date: 2011-08-29
Birth Time: 09:21
Length: 21.500
Weight: 8.188
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Elliot
Middle Name: Samuel
Sarah K (Mommy)
Birth Date: 1
Birth Time: 0.662
Length: 0.5
Weight: 0.375
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 3.4
Middle Name: 3.8
Total: 10.737
Birth Date: 2011-08-30
Birth Time: 20:30
Length: 21.000
Weight: 7.563
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Gray
First Name: Baby
Middle Name: Brother
Birth Date: 1
Birth Time: 1.678
Length: 1
Weight: 0.187
Hair: 0
Eyes: 1
First Name: 2.8
Middle Name: 3.4
Total: 11.065
Birth Date: 2011-09-01
Birth Time: 01:00
Length: 20.500
Weight: 8.125
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
First Name: Abraham
Middle Name: Louis
Ashley Kooiman
Birth Date: 4
Birth Time: 0.932
Length: 0.7
Weight: 0.125
Hair: 1
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.6
Middle Name: 2.6
Total: 12.957
Birth Date: 2011-08-27
Birth Time: 07:13
Length: 20.800
Weight: 8.063
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Daniel
Middle Name: Jack
Birth Date: 3
Birth Time: 1.414
Length: 1
Weight: 0.625
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.6
Middle Name: 5.2
Total: 14.839
Birth Date: 2011-09-03
Birth Time: 03:12
Length: 20.500
Weight: 8.563
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Sebastian
Middle Name: Little Dude
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.548
Length: 0
Weight: 0
Hair: 0
Eyes: 0
First Name: 3.7
Middle Name: 3.4
Total: 17.648
Birth Date: 2011-09-10
Birth Time: 19:33
Length: 21.500
Weight: 7.938
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
First Name: Eli
Middle Name: Joseph

Scoring Explanation:

A pool entry/guess entails up to 9 components. The pool administrator chooses which components to include (in dark text below). 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).

1 point if guess is wrong.

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).

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).

1 point if guess is wrong.

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.