September 18, 2011

Contest: Name That Goat

I need a name
I've received some wonderful things from fellow bloggers via contests and giveaways, so I thought it was high time I jumped on the band wagon and offered something back to the blogging community. Plus, I need some help!

Remember Surprise's Easter twins? My plan was to sell them, together preferably, or singly if necessary. Well, I still had one left at the time I lost Chipper, which was a blessing in disguise because Gruffy needs a companion. The problem is that neither of us is very imaginative when it comes to naming our animals. In fact this guy is going on 5 months and the best we can do is "Billy Boy" or "Surprise's Kid."


I'd love for you make some suggestions for this little guy, one of which will be picked as his name. Here's what to do to enter the contest; simply leave a comment with a suggestion for a name. You can offer as many as you'd like. The deadline will be Sept. 30th at midnight. A winner will be selected on the first of October and I'll let you know the results after that.

The prize is one of my handwoven log cabin scarves, the winner's choice from one of the following colorways.....

Autumn

Candyland

Desert Night

These are handwoven by me, in easy care acrylic. They are machine washable.

So put your thinking caps on and let the naming commence!

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's a beauty, even without a name. :)

Ok, let's see...

Spike (beautiful black spike stripe)

James Dean (cuz he just has that look about him)

Once I drink some coffee, I'll come back for more. ;)

Anonymous said...

Oops, didn't give me login on my phone.

Hammock_gal (Christine)
@downbythehearth

(If email needed, DM me)

(I did Spike & James Dean)

Woody said...

Woody...of course!

Sarah said...

cute kid! I'd call him Easter, or Dazzle. Your scarves are lovely! Its always neat seeing what other bloggers create!

Peggy said...

Well since he was a Easter baby and looks so sweet I would name him Cadbury after my favorite easter candy.

risa said...

"Niblet."

* Crystal * said...

Oh no.... I missed your post about Chipper :( I'm so sorry you lost him.

I'm awful with names, it's a miracle my kiddos have decent names, but my daughter says he looks like a Patrick :)

I finally responded to your comment on my blog... so sorry it's taken so long, I'm behind on everything these days...

Sherri B. said...

He is so adorable! I will give the first name that came to my mind since we can enter more than one...Stanley. I will keep thinking on it and perhaps offer another. - I would love winning the beautiful scarf made by you!

Mary Ann said...

I say Hiram for his name... he looks like a Hiram. I'm glad you're keeping him as a companion.

Crow said...

Pan

steak and eggs said...

Such a pretty little goat. I know if he was mine I would name him Nigel.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Well, his name is Dream Boy, of course!

While I'd love to have one of your scarves, we seldom have need of one here in Florida!

Tripper said...

He's totally Poncho! (Though I'll admit, Woody is a close second!)

tami said...

Well...it IS the South so you could call him "Bubba" or "Cooter" or "Tater".

I do like Hiram too. (Mary Ann suggested that.)

Heck, you can call him "Lehman". (grin) I looked it up. Lehman means "renter or tenant."

Michelle said...

Ha, this is the same problem we've had with first ever kid. We are still calling her Baby. I thought to name her her Dody, but it doesn't seem to fit.

He is a fine looking young man, what is his personality?

So, for your boy...

BB Skid (b's for big boy & s for surprise & kid)

Jazz ( because bb skid sounds like a jazzy name)

Chaz (but wait that might be the same name of cher's former daughter, now son)

Jack

Michelle said...

What beautiful scarves! I haven't seen a pattern like that on any of the weaver's blogs I follow; would LOVE one. So I'd better think of some good names, even though I really like Cadbury on so many levels. (-:

Choco and Cocoa (on the Easter chocolates theme)

Decaf (since he's brown and neutered)

Eno (take-off from "Surprise ending")

Pancho (because he looks like one)

Troll or Bridge/Bridger (because your buck is Gruffy, and I remember hearing the tale of Billy Goat Gruff and the Troll under the bridge as a girl)

denise/deBRAT said...

Lucky Buck
because, you were going to sell him off but due to poor Chipper's unexpected demise, Lucky Buck got to stay to be the other ones companion. And as if I believed in reincarnation I'd love to come back as an animal on your farm I consider him to be one Lucky animal.

have an absolutely gorgeous day!
denise/deBRAT in Tampa bay florida who is now "reply-a-ble" due to some help from Madam Samm who told me I was NOT!

Peaceful said...

Scout :)

Stephanie Taylor said...

Rumpelstiltskin, he just looks like a Rumpelstiltskin to me :P

Rosamargarita said...

Sugiero:
Chivo!
Es el nombre en español de esa criatura.
Adoraría cualquiera de tus bufandas!
Un abrazo

Anonymous said...

He reminds me of Festus...from Gunsmoke! I think that would be a great name...
vhartless@aol.com

Michelle said...

Frank.

Your scarves are gorgeous. The winner is going to have a hard time choosing!

Stephanie said...

Hmmm, tough one. I would go with "Tude" as in attitude, he looks like he has one because you haven't named him yet:P

Sylvanna said...

Yo-Yo

Karen said...

"Billy Boy" or "Surprise's Kid"

I suggest a combination of the above - Billy the Kid.

Betty Bohemian said...

im going with Wanderlust or Gulliver, since we all no how much goats enjoy that!

Mama Pea said...

Back when we had our small herd of dairy goats, my two favorite bucks were Jeremiah and Barley. I think I'd go with Barley as a favorite name for a buck. It's just a good name for a goat!

Your "prizes" are FANTABULOUS!! How generous of you!

Farming Mama said...

I like Angus or August/Augustus... Good luck picking a name for him! I hear you on the name picking front - I have way too many laying chickens that deserve names, but I just can't decide yet! :)
Katy

Michelle said...

I love the name Sampson. It's a strong name with great character.

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Cheryl Bevan said...

He's so cute...how about Abisha, it means God's gift.

Peaceful said...

Peanut
there is a hiking goat on youtube called peanut

DebbieB said...

Your scarves are beautiful, Leigh - I just love log cabin.

luckybunny said...

Bing. As in Crosby :)

And your scarves are beautiful!

Mim said...

I always liked the name Cider.

Kristen said...

Beetlejuice! (just don't say it three times in a row!)

Love your stories!
-kristen
Denver, CO
mtns99@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have two names:
M & M -- fits with the Easter candy theme and also honors a bottle fed lamb I raised in high school.
Snoopy -- also a goat kid when I was in high school who would search my pockets for treats whenever he could

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a pretty scarf.

I have bookmarked your site and will be back to see who wins

Jean - MN

Renee said...

My daughter says he looks like an Edmund to her.

m said...

Looking at him I like the name "Midnight", what a pity they were born at "Mid-day"!

Bill E Goat said...

Name that guy "Bill E. Goat"

Anonymous said...

Garrett the Goat. All our goats have "G" names.

Anonymous said...

BTW, Garrett the Goat from your friend Kris in Houston.

Kari said...

Awww, I missed the post about Chipper. So sorry. :(

As for names for this guy, the goaty names that come to mind are:

Chewie
Muncher
Tumnus (the goat man from Narnia)

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Gunther The Goat! Does anyone else have a Gunther? Probably not. My girlfriend named a grasshopper that and now it's stuck in my dang head!

Your scarves are gorgeous!!

Cathy said...

Naming kids is always a time consuming job here on our farm too. The ones who are not staying get generic names. The keepers can take a few weeks/months to figure out who they are.
Not knowing his personality is a bit tough, here are a few that might fit.
Sprocket
Edison
Jester
Gilbert
Derby
Zipper

cwisner said...

How about "Flash" or "Forest".
Love the scarves.

Charlotte

m said...

I've been thinking again, and for no reason "Thunder" comes to mind.

jenn oakley said...

I think he looks like a charles. :)

Good luck choosing a name!

Morris said...

He is really a cute little goat. Many blog posts ago you showed two pictures, one of a goat, one of a well-known Sci-Fi character… Therefore, the best name for the goat, as I see it, is either “Jar Jar” or “Binks”…

Lap Dog Knits said...

I look at him and I see......Roy.

Roy the Goat.

I'm sure he'll answer to just about anything and come running when he sees you but....I see you saying, "look, there's Roy"

Have a great day!!

Susan said...

Eek! I almost missed this post!! Given the ears, I'd name him Jet Stream. He's a cutie. And those scarves are to dye for (hehe).

swomersley at gmail dot com.

chris said...

herkimer, you could call him herky for short.

Bethany said...

Brownie, Mudpie, Skipper.

Anonymous said...

I use to raise goats and I know how the naming dilema can be..I had several billies over time, but my favorite billy was named "Milkdud." We had nubian goats and he was the only milkdud allowed to stay on the farm. I love the scarves, they are very pretty. Winters in tennessee are getting chillier and the scarf would be put to good use.
Many blessings, Kim from Lafayette

Alison said...

He looks like an Imp, to me!

Though I'm not sure naming a goat Imp is a good idea; a bit like calling a dog Loki or Trouble. All too likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy...

Val said...

Hmm, born at Easter......lovely brown colour..why not Mocha?

Ashley strawberrygal79@yahoo.com said...

Bosco... strong,sturdy, manly name.

Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

Oh boy there have already been a lot of good names suggested.
Pascal
pasquale
pascual
pasco/ pascoe
OSTER
These names all mean Easter
NAMES JUST FOR FUN
Arley
Arledge
arlington
nicodemus
nehemiah
lieutenant nibbs
general nibbler
major muncher
snack
scarf
My son suggested eggbert
chewsome

The scarves are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Don't know why but he seems like an Ashley to me. No real reason it was just what popped into my head when I saw him

Nelly said...

I would call her Eary! You don't have to ask why.i didn't read all comments, so maybe it is already given?!

Sharon@QuiltingtheFarm said...

Leigh, your scarves are just beautiful. You are such a talented lady.

For the little boy goat, I'd call him "Sprocket"

Doug Pitcher said...

I'd call him General. Then you could have the General Lee.

Charlotte Boord said...

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw his photo was how HANDSOME he is. I say "Handsome"!

Tom Robb said...

Since he was born at Easter "Mr. Peeps"!

Tom Robb said...

Since he was born on Easter:
Mr Peeps