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Monday, March 2, 2009

naming goats

Willie Wonka and the Name Game
a short farm tale

Probably the second most interesting thing about raising goats is getting to name the kids. We try to give each kid a name that goes along with their dam and sires names. We have goats who's names have a theme like Rainbow, Reflection and Glimmer and then we have goats who's names simply start with the same letter like Fonna, Fiona and Fantasy. We were in some debate about what to name our newest kid, a doe out of Klassique and Charlie. Originally, we were going to name her Koca-Kola, but being a big fan of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I was quick to point out the name Charlie and the fact that the novel is a classic. Grudgingly, my mom agreed to name the doe Willie Wonka.
On the way to volley ball today, we were discussing names for Willie's future kids. Kaileyn thought it would be great fun to name the kids after chocolates. She liked: Reeses, Hershey and M&M, but I said we'd have to name them after Willie Wonka's famous candies. "Like what?" Kaileyn wanted to know. I started listing off the more famous, "Ice cream that doesn't melt, three course chewing gum and everlasting gobstoppers." My mom must have realized what she'd agreed to because she quickly back peddled on the idea of naming the kid Willie Wonka. So, our newest addition is Koca-Kola. I still like the idea of naming a goat Everlasting Gobstopper, but Mom is hard to convince :

4 comments:

  1. Everlasting Gobstopper..... hhhmmm. That would have been the first goat in HISTORY that was named Everlasting Gobstopper. lol.

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  2. lol. Now you just need to get her that red collar!

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