So after taking a long time waiting for votes to come in (and lazing about or being otherwise inattentive), I have decided to close the vote and tally the results.
For the caterpillar, the name Buddy won out by a fair margin, whereas for the butterfly, Betty and Francia were close/tied depending on how I weighted the votes as far as first preference and second preference etc. In the end, Betty won out because more people seemed to prefer alliterative name pairs: Buddy/Betty, Carlos/Carmen, Frank/Francia, etc. and Buddy was the top voted name for the caterpillar.
So the official name for him/her is Buddy/Betty as far as the group is concerned. You can call him Buddy, you can call her Betty, you can call him/her whatever you prefer if you have your own name for him/her. The name won't be enforced, it is simply to have a common moniker by which to refer to him/her as because 'character', 'caterpillar' and 'butterfly' are cumbersome words to have to keep using. It is also useful for anyone who doesn't have any name of their own for him/her.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns about the vote please feel free to PM me. I hope everyone is satisfied with the results.
As a side note, this was mentioned in the comments of our group page, but
found the Disney Wikia article I have been working on: <disney.wikia.com/wiki/Singing_…
> Please check it out and let me know what you think or let me know if you have any suggested changes to be made to it.
I would like to encourage everyone to submit any and all fanart/fanfics of the character and to invite or suggest new members. If you are new to the group, or simply browsing, please check older blog posts for some information, and a bit of extra content to be found elsewhere online.
*DISCLAIMER* Buddy/Betty and the short s/he is from, "Springtime for Pluto", belong to the Disney Corporation.