Oh, Studley, when we talk gourds, we're just asking for confusion, so don't worry about it! LOLOL! There are so many types, sizes, shapes, etc., even in a group that everyone agrees are one type of gourd, that one can't help but get a bit confused. Then you throw the regional names in and you're sunk. Birdhouse gourds are just like these in this part of the world, but go to Florida and they don't have the top lump. That's why I wasn't positive on either ID, but given the two choices, the names I gave seem the most plausible. BUT I most certainly could be wrong! LOLOL!
!!! Sooo many to choose from!! one kinda looks like the "chinese bottle gourd" (painted up like a snowman on the first link)
Ahhh well I guess I will just say it's a gourd LOL B/c you are soooo right, there are tooo many differnt kinds!
Thanks for all the help!