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Naming Your Goat

Updated on February 19, 2016

What's In A Goat Name

When we get a new goat, either by one being born on our farm, or if we purchase one, a lot of thought goes into naming him or her. We have had a few that came with names that we kept, but mostly even purchased ones had no name. Sometimes it will take several days of observing the goat before a name is chosen. Observing your new goat for a few days will give you a lot of insight into their unique personality. Each one of my goats has their own quirks and habits. Some like their backs scratched, some like to be scratched right between the horns. Some are shy and some are extremely extroverted. Sometimes a distinct marking will give you an idea for a great name. My first goat Blaze got her name from the white splash that ran up her nose to her horns.

That's A Lot Of Pet Goats!

Between buying goats and having them born on our farm, we have had 63 goats. Each has been given a name that seems to suit them. Some names were given based on the coloring, some on their disposition. Picking names for your new editions can be very fun and entertaining. We like to be creative when giving a name. We will research different websites, etc. I keep a list in my computer of different names that come to me. Some will probably never get used if a goat doesn't come along that fits the name. But that's OK. Names can come from books, song lyrics, sometimes just hearing a word or name will strike a cord with me and it will be added to the list. People love getting involved in the naming process. We always have people suggesting names when we have a new addition or arrival.

The Names We Have Used

Boy Names
Girl Names
Jasper
Rosalie
Emmett
Fiona
Charlie
Cher-Cher
Aro
Kairi
Casper
Almond Joy
Huebert
Peanut
Nobody
Sara Smile
Bub
Athena
Apollo
Cuddles
Rocky
Licorice
Pongo
Little Miss
Sarge
Sally Dewdrop
Shadow
Tribble
Aires
Purdita
Caesar
Flower
Snickers
Mocha Latte
Mumble
Turvy
Ozzy
Bonnie
Cato
Sally
Gizmo
Blaze
Elvis
Yuki
Petey
Kimmeeko
Topsy
Tiger Lily
Clyde
Nanny
Prince
Mona Lisa
Georgie
Mama Mia
Rambo
Harley Davidson
Tallahassee
Briar Rose
Bucky
Twinkie
Hercules
Snowball
Nikoli
Hazel
Jacob
Nutmeg
 
Rayne
 
Suzie Q

The Boys

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EmmettCharlieCasperHuebertBodBubApolloRockyPongoSargeShadowRamboBuckyCaesarJasperOzzyHerculesJacobPetey
Emmett
Emmett
Charlie
Charlie
Casper
Casper
Huebert
Huebert
Bod
Bod
Bub
Bub
Apollo
Apollo
Rocky
Rocky
Pongo
Pongo
Sarge
Sarge
Shadow
Shadow
Rambo
Rambo
Bucky
Bucky
Caesar
Caesar
Jasper
Jasper
Ozzy
Ozzy
Hercules
Hercules
Jacob
Jacob
Petey
Petey

The Girls

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Almond JoyBlazeCher-CherHazelKairiKimmieMama MiaMonaNannyPeanutSaraSallyYukiFionaCuddlesRayneNutmegPurdyMochaSuzie QAthenaHarleyBriar Rose
Almond Joy
Almond Joy
Blaze
Blaze
Cher-Cher
Cher-Cher
Hazel
Hazel
Kairi
Kairi
Kimmie
Kimmie
Mama Mia
Mama Mia
Mona
Mona
Nanny
Nanny
Peanut
Peanut
Sara
Sara
Sally
Sally
Yuki
Yuki
Fiona
Fiona
Cuddles
Cuddles
Rayne
Rayne
Nutmeg
Nutmeg
Purdy
Purdy
Mocha
Mocha
Suzie Q
Suzie Q
Athena
Athena
Harley
Harley
Briar Rose
Briar Rose

The Name Game

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Ways To Find Fun Names

When I get a new goat I spend some time deciding on a name. I ask people for name ideas. I use the internet a lot. I will search pet names. use translators to find cool names in different languages (the name Cher means snow in Russian), sometimes they will come from a movie (like Briar Rose) and sometimes a song.

I never know where the inspiration for a new name will come, but as long as you have fun picking them out, that is all that matters.

Some easy searches to use are: Pet Names, Japanese Names, colors in different languages, etc. My daughter came up with Cher-Cher because it was snowing the day she was born. She searched different languages and Cher-Cher was named.

Name That Baby Goat!

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      Jamie 12 months ago

      This really helped . My goat named tesse had her baby and it's a little girl but i didn't know what to name it . But i looked up this site and I looked and found the perfect name " snowball".

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      Rachel 4 months ago

      This also helped I have a goat... I was going to name him Dallas. But I was wanting to level out my options... so iIlooked up this site and found the perfect name " Jasper ".

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      Fred Bred 2 weeks ago

      I love your goats! I recently purchased a male goat and me and my wife, Sandra, have been having trouble agreeing on a name. Now, we've been observing our little man and it's really helped us decide on the perfect name for him. "Analo," because, not to be crude, but he's a real cannon out the asshole. That's alright though... that's just how me and Sandra like 'em. Makes our 'playtime' with the little animal more fun ;^) I didn't realize how LOUD goats were until now!! Haha.

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      Connie 2 weeks ago

      Oh my gosh same! My aunt had a goat named Fetus and I took him in when my aunt died. I'm currently married and me and my husband are having a great time with our little man :-)

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