Naming Your Goat

Updated on October 23, 2018

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.

I picked a name that I loved once and it took 2 years to finally give that name to a baby. My son was playing a video game and the main character was named Clementine. I loved the name. The character had dark reddish brown hair and I said if I get a reddish brown girl she will be Clementine. Finally 2 years later Tiger Lilly gave us our first set of triplets (2 boys and 1 girl). And there was my Clementine!

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. When Snowball had her first baby it was a beautiful baby girl that looked just like her. She came almost 3 weeks early so I was not expecting to see a baby. When I go into the pen to feed or just visit the first thing I always do is count heads to make sure all my babies are accounted for. Well, 1 was missing and I realized Snowball was MIA. So I started looking and found her in the barn with a brand new baby girl. I looked at her and said " You are a little angel". And so Angel got her name. Sometimes they are named instantly and sometimes it takes a few days

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
Orion
Rayne
Maxwell
Suzie Q
Zeus
Clementine
Brutus
Jubilee
Marley
Mystique
Ringo
Beauty
Loki
Mimi
Smokey
Cutie Pie
Bandit
Cupcake
Billy Jack
Dot
Rebel
Chymera
Mack
Marshmellow
Pugsley
Tinkerbell
Capone
Pixie
Trucker
Dixie
Diesel
Magic
Billy
Sweet Pea
Domino
Summer
Dipper
Marceline
Blizzard
Milkshake

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
1001 Pet Names
1001 Pet Names

My daughter purchased this book and we have found several of our goat names in there and let friends use it to help them choose names for various pets. A very helpful book.

 

The Name Game

Which goat name do you like the best?

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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.

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      • grannysgoats profile imageAUTHOR

        Patti Downey 

        5 weeks ago from Loudon

        I like the name Milky Way, that is a good one

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        Arianna 

        6 weeks ago

        you should name it milky way

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        Patti Downey 

        6 weeks ago from Loudon

        I am so glad we could help

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        Yannel Garcia 

        6 weeks ago

        Thanks guys this helped me out a lot!!

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        Patti Downey 

        2 months ago from Loudon

        Goat Girl: Some of my favorite girl names on our list are Clementine, Jelly Bean, Cupcake, Tiger Lilly, Jubilee, Willow, Pixie, Zelda, Skye, Cynder, Sassy, Chymera. We have a mother and daughter named Dot and Matrix. Hope this gives you some ideas

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        GoatGirl 

        2 months ago

        What are some cute girl names we have 5 we named one princess?!

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        Delaney Deese 

        2 months ago

        Cute

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        Macy 

        3 months ago

        I think Easter, Ivy, and Ash.

      • grannysgoats profile imageAUTHOR

        Patti Downey 

        4 months ago from Loudon

        We have a new black and white boy. We named him Domino. A few other names we used are Diesel, Trucker, Matrix

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        Rebel 

        4 months ago

        I have a black and white male goat need names

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        showgirl 

        4 months ago

        I like twinkie , cuddles,cupcake,and butterscotch

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        Kandi 

        5 months ago

        I have names

        Bucky, Charlie, dasher, hudini, coca, Darcie

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        Patti Downey 

        6 months ago from Loudon

        We have a new girl named Mable. I have a list of names we have not used yet. A few are Blondie, Bubbles, Cinnamon, Cynder, Echo, Jelly Bean, JiJi, Mila, Sahara, Skye, Trixie and Willow. Maybe one of those names will work

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        Andrea 

        7 months ago

        These are all great names but none of the girl names are standing out to me. She is a white goat with brown on her head, she is also very sweet and curious. Any suggestions?

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        Joanna. 

        7 months ago

        It was for a comp thx for your help I choose tinkerbell,pixie and Dixie

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        Addison 

        9 months ago

        I have 30 goats and it is hard to keep track of them.

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        Madison Smith 

        9 months ago

        I am getting two goats and I need good goat names

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        Mariah 

        10 months ago

        I have a goat named herb and his sister also two pregnant goats so I am looking for names one of them if a girl is going to be spice

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        Emily 

        10 months ago

        Thanks a lot!! I picked a great name for my goat ! I do have a suggestion though...in the girl goats names you could add Betty it's quite traditional if I do say so my self it is quite a goaty name if that makes sense or a cow ....going off subject lol anyway I would highly appreciate it to add that name on there!

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        Connie 

        20 months 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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        Fred Bred 

        20 months 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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        Rachel 

        24 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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        Jamie 

        2 years 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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