My almost three-year-old son refers to Jack-o-lanterns as "scary pumpkins"- he loves them! So instead of trying to name these gourds I painted something clever like gourd-o-lanterns, or jack-o-gourds, we are going to call them Spooky Gourds!
My in-laws grew about twenty of these gourds when they lived in California years ago. My husband volunteered to take some off their hands while helping clean out their garage. I finally figured out a good use for them!