Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Part 2- Name that Goat contest!

Well hi there! Glad you could come back for Part 2 of our story from Monday.

So I was at the wonderful show in Virginia Beach all excited about meeting Jeri and seeing my friend Sharon and....secretly on a mission for some gifts for myself! Yep! You see last year I found these wonderful folks at Augres Sheep Factory, who create all kinds of handmade critters from wool! The wool is from goats, sheep and alpacas. Oh how I fell in love with everything they had!

I saved my pennies all year so I could get myself  and my friends some gifts. These are the ornaments I purchased.
Bunny! (uhhhh...ya knew that one was a given. hee,hee,hee)

Sheep! I love the little bell around his neck.

Squirrel! His tail is sooooo soft.

Aren't they just too cute!?!

But remember... I was also on a secret mission. You see last year I really, really, really wanted this!

A BIG GOAT! He is made from wool from a New Zealand goat, who's wool is better known as mohair. Isn't he fabulous!?!

While David went to the Bunnymobile to put away my purchases from Jeri, I hopped over to get my goat! hee,hee,hee.

I didn't get him last year as I just didn't have the money and David would have killed me, but this year I saved enough for him.

David just stood there shaking his head as I smiled really big and hugged my goat. He just didn't "get" it. Plus, he thought I was totally nuts when I said I was trying to figure out a name for him. Then David said, "you knew you were gonna get that thing before we left the house this morning didn't you?"
I replied, "I knew I was going to get him when we left the show last year without him!"
Again, he stood there shaking his head and laughing at me. Twenty years of marriage and he know's when I get my mind on something, I find a way to make it happen. :)

So now, this is where you come in! Since David won't help me pick a name for Goat, I'm having a Name that Goat contest! Ok...so yes, I am nuts, but it's fun in my little world! hee,hee,hee.  Anyway, just leave a comment on this post as to what you would name him. I will look through all the entries and choose the winner this Sunday, December 4.

Of course the winner will receive a prize as you know I love prizes! The winner will receive this 2005 (brand new copy) of Country Marketplace magazine. This magazine is no longer in print, but I love to find older issues of my favortie magazines to collect. When I found this one, I was able to get an extra copy as a prize for you.



Goat is now residing in my office next to The Rabbit Herder (made by my friend Jules). They've been having many wonderful conversations. ;)

Well, what should we name him? I can't wait to see!

xx, Michelle and the Bunnies

79 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Toga using same letters as goat?

Jeanette said...

Love those goodies. How about Belle for the goat. Hugs,

Barb said...

Love your goat....not good with names....

divakitty said...

I totally want the bunneh!

bunnits said...

Wow! That goat is amazing. I would have saved my pennies for it, too.

Okay, here's my name--not very pretty or poetic, but it has a story about a little goat I fostered for a couple of weeks some years ago: Sam.

Christina said...

Since you wrote "him" I can assume he is a boy goat. I suggest Seymour.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, he is quite distinquished! A beautiful buy. I did some searching and digging for a proper and proud name - Sufi - which is arabic for 'man of wool'.

Marsha said...

He is gorgeous! All of the animals are just beautiful, my favorite is the sheep. A name for a goat, just has to be Billy!

Diane H said...

He looks like a Simon to me. He is gorgeous!

Lee said...

A boy goat - I think Felix which means Happy or Lucky - which is both him and you! thanks!

Karen M said...

The Goat is amazing. I think you should call him "Cheese". OK, its not dignified, and he's not even female, but goat cheese is so good, and its a better name than Burger, or Roast....

Sallie said...

I like Ramsey for the ram's name.

idzncolumbine said...

This goat is so distinguised looking, he needs a name to match.
Algernon.

MosaicMagpie said...

Such a Regal looking fellow! I did a little research on the latin name for goats,Capra. Caprine was the term such equine for horses. Then I thought of billy goat. Not near fancy enough for him. William sounds much better. That lead me to William Shakespeare....which lead me to King Lear! A fitting name for a regal fellow!
Deb

Wivi said...

I think he looks like Baaarny (as he might sound)

Kris said...

I choose Türk, who was the buck goat in Johanna Spyri's story Heidi. He is gorgeous and I also love the little sheep. We used to raise sheep and Pygmy goats years ago up in Oregon!! Would love to do it again some day!!

Jo in TAS said...

The wool is from New Zealand and here in Australia we refer to anyone from NZ as a Kiwi so therefore I'd call him Kiwi!
He's rather cute, may fav is that sheep, how cute is he!!!

Joy said...

I'm totally in love with your bunny ... and the goat is gawjus too. I knew someone from New Zealand once whose name was Trevor ... so that's what I'd call him for sure - Trevor ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

James-Linda said...

WELL, HE'S A HANDSOME GOAT FOR SURE!
I'D NAME HIM 'SULLIVAN',JUST BECAUSE HE LOOKS LIKE A 'SULLIVAN'!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Brenda said...

Well he does not look like a scrooge but it is Christmas time and I think Ebenezer would be a great name for a goat. What would be even better, if I win the 4th is my birthday!!!!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Those are the cutest critters! I think it's sweet that you saved all year for the goat. I can totally picture you hugging him. hehe. I would name him Elliot.

Karen 'n Chris said...

Really cute animals. First thought was Angus the Angora but Angus also makes me think of beef so that was out and then the aha moment. What about Abraham the Angora.

Marcia W. said...

Moe (or Moh) as short for mohair

Sheila said...

What a handsome goat , I think I'd call him Zibbe which is Swiss for goat as he looks like something you'd see in the hills of Switzerland.

CHRIS said...

Such a fine looking gentleman - Heathcliff. (I just love those old english sagas)

Sharon said...

Don't know why, but I think he looks like a "Bennett".

Jennifer Gail said...

I give everything a name too. How about Woolfurd.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my--you do get yourself into 'funny' situations--
Well, first off==His name has to start with an 'H' so he will feel right at home with the bunnies!!!
but he is a little bit more in the 'boss' kind of place==so I say it should be---Herbbit-- as he will be herding Hannah and Harrington around that Bunnyville when no one is lookig--
you may have a different way to spell it--Herbit--maybe???
Have fun--
Hugs, di and a simple cat named Miss Gracie!!!!

Susanne said...

Hi Shell. We have in Denmark a story about 3 goats there are going to the hillside to eat them big for the winter, they are called the 3 Bukkebruse, the tiny one, the middle one and the very very big one, so my surgestion would be Mr. Bukkebruse. If he should have a name starting with en H, it could be Mr. Handsome, but I am sure that you will pick a name that fits him, he looks so soft take care that you are not going to give him to many kiss so he will loose his furs.
Best regards Susanne

Christine M said...

I was going to say "Mo" for mohair but Marcia W beat me to it. How about "Curly"!

janice said...

I think Godfrey would be a perfect name for a goat.

Lois Evensen said...

A name for your goat doesn't jump into my mind.... I'll work on it. ;)

His hair looks like Santa's beard, doesn't it. So gorgeous!

Terry said...

Could it be a girl goat instead? The name Giselle popped into my head when I saw his/her lovely hair! :0)

sunny said...

I think he looks like a Washington. Adorable bunny.... what's his name?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

With all that flowing hair wouldn't you call him Samson??

Sherry said...

I think it should be Billy (as in
Billy goat.)

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, He reminds me of Billy Goat Gruff in a story that we use to read when my kids were small. I like Billy for a name. He is so adorable and I can see why you wanted him. He fits right at home with your bunnies. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

sandrascraftcorner said...

Gertie for the name.

All the animals look so cute

bunnits said...

It is so much fun to read all these great names. If I were you, Shell, I'd have quite a time trying to choose one from the delightful selection.

Karen... said...

These are really adorable wool critters!

I like Sir Nelson Hamilton Mohair for his FULL Christian name, you know, and then from those he could have some really cute nicknames.... Nels, Hammy, Mo
Those names would, of course, be used exclusively by close family and friends. ;-)

Anne said...

I think Gordan might be a fitting name.

Lynette said...

Kiwi Mo

Kiwis are from New Zealand and he has mohair.

Jules said...

Fabulous creatures, and if I had your home, I'd be buying them too!

Ok - I''ve got to have a go - just for the fun of it though. I think he looks like:

Tsar Gregorovich Ivanov Komanovsky
(he looks Russian - I can't help it!)

Yup, mad as a box of frogs, me....

Rebecka said...

I love your rabbit! So cute. But, the name I pick for your goat is Pierre. Have fun picking a name. It's fun to read all your choices.

Mary Beth said...

Hazel. Hanna, Hazel, and Harrington!

KaHolly said...

I like Hazel, too!! Great suggestion.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

You so know how to have a ton of fun!! And you have picked the most gorgeous items. Your goat is making my laugh.. I just want to reach out and pet him. How about Tarly?

Mommarock said...

Mo.. Mohair he has Mo hair than the others... :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful animals!

gill said...

How about Gertie??

Karen said...

I had already picked out what I was going to say, but reading through the comments, someone said it before I did! But I'm going to say it anyway :) This goat does look very regal, as if he is royalty, so I was going to say King Goat. But he also looks fairly young, with all that gorgeous hair (if he were King, he might be balding a bit) so I'm suggesting The Young Prince, like from Bambi. Deer - Goat...similar. :) LOL Course he would need a nickname, he'd be awful hard to talk to with that long name, so after much thought and scribbling on paper ..... Yuppie! (blending the Y and the P....) yeah I know, strange! But cute! :)

Shebandowan said...

I would call him Prince Angora. Thank your for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janet

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Who can think of names when they're lying down trying to chase away the Green Monster? I still can't believe I wasn't on this foray with you guys!
Baaahhhh. (Ahem, sorry. I'm starting to sound like your goat! lol)

Alright. Throwing this out there...Tag said you should call him "Abernathy". Why? I'm clueless. Who knows how a Corgi thinks? ;-D

Love all your new goodies!

Love,
Donna and Tag

kc said...

Oh gosh, all those critters are precious! In fact, Precious sounds like a good name for such a beautiful little goat! Actually, I was going to suggest Bunny, but I like the sound of Precious.

But, I can SOOOOO relate to the hubs shaking his head at your purchase!! Darling Driver & I ran across a bunny, about 3 feet tall, with a large skirt & apron covering up a tall bushel basket. The body of the bunny was cotton fabric, stuffed with something, goodness knows what...and she had the longest ears! In her clasped hands was a small basket filled with (yes, really) dried weeds & silk flowers. I knew immediately, I had to have her. She was $75, and things were tight, but I had to have her. "Why?" he asked. ????? I dunno, she just touched my heart. "And what would you do with her?" he asked. I dunno, sit her in the corner, I s'pose. "And what would she do in the corner?" he asked. I dunno, collect dust, I guess.

I mentioned things were tight, right? We left without her. Weeks later, we went back to that store, and wouldn't ya know it, she was gone. I still didn't have the money to buy her, but I can't tell you how heartbroken I was.

MONTHS later, I came home from work on Christmas eve (about 2 am, to tell the truth - I worked 2nd shift), and couldn't help but peek in the front room. There, standing in the corner, was what appeared to be a very short, sheet-draped ghost. Oh, yeah, I peeked.

Was I ever surprised to find my bunny rabbit! I shrieked out loud, "she's here, she's here!!" and ran upstairs, waking EVERYone in the house along the way!

When we sold everything to go into our little camper full-time, the little bunny went to a dear, dear friend, who promised to keep her safe for us until we returned to pick her up. THAT dear friend, in turn, has sold her home and moved across country to take care of her Dad, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, but she wrote to let me know that Ms. Bunny is still safe and still patiently waiting for me to come & get her. And, by gum, one day I will!! I love her as much today as I did when I first laid eyes on her 20 years ago! And I love Dear Driver even more!!

Wendy said...

His name is Jeremiah. It is. My bunny Colin told me.

Staci said...

What gorgeous ornaments! Well, the obvious name for a goat is Billy, but I think looks rather like a Seymour....

Whimsey Creations said...

I nearly fell off my chair at work laughing at Karen M's suggestion! Laughing out loud here. Everyone has made great suggestions!

Mimi said...

Love the ornaments!! I think that your goat is quite the prize he is beautiful... I would have saved for him too! He should have a striking name like Winchester.

VickiT said...

I think you should name your goat Angora.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Michelle! I think he looks like "Gallagher the Goat". The name means eager helper. :) Sandy.

Hannah said...

I think Sir David Kiddington, in honor of David and a goat is also known as a "kid" lol. All I know is he is really cute just love him, and they way you obtained him is so me, hehe. Enjoy him I know I would!

Hannah

Jade said...

Well, since he IS next to the Rabbit Herder, why not call him Rabbit? :D

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Miss Shell! I'm gonna say "Solomon" I just saw a movie with a little boy named Solomon and fell in love with that name. I would have bought him also....love all the little creatures ~bunny included of course :) Sending big hugs ~ Jenn

Mrs Yoastie said...

I like Graham because it alliterates. A bit Sesame street but hey.

Bev C said...

Hello Shell,

I think his name should be "Pirikoti" it is the Maori meaning of Billy Goat.
So glad you were able to purchase him.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Ann said...

I thought I posted but it must not have taken, lets try again.

I think he looks like a prince, Prince Mohair

Ruth B said...

I like Ozzy for your goat. He is gorgeous and I can see why you had to have him!

Sherri said...

Your goat is gorgeous!! I think you should name him Fabio because of his long locks!!

Kd said...

Shell, I agree that his name just must begin with an "H", and he so reminds me of Alexander Hamilton. You know, the roman nose, wiggy hair, and throat ruffles and all. So I'd say a nice regal name for him, because he looks like a regal old goat, is Hamilton. Haha! That was fun! Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

Carol Jordan said...

I saw the booth at the VB show and thought they were all darling. So
I would name him Cheezer as goat cheese is fab.

KaHolly said...

I changed my mind. I want to enter my own choice for a name. I decided it was a he, so Hazel doesn't really work for me. (It was my grandmother's name, tho', so a favorite of mine). And I think is should begin with an H even tho' it isn't 'alive', so how about Horatio? (I didn't look. Did anyone else choose this, too?).

Debbie B said...

I love all the animals, specially that cute bunny. Looks so soft and cuddly.
The goat IS impressive though. I'd go with Jingle since he has a bell around his neck!

KaHolly said...

No, NO! I've changed my mind again:) and want to go with the very first name that came to mind yesterday when I first read your post. Shaefer.

MoeWest said...

I would name him Moe, Curly or Larry. Really you need two more!

Debbi said...

I posted earlier, but it disappeared! I think he looks like Duke Bouclé because of his lovely curly hair.

joanne May said...

Ok Shell, here is a name for your goat... Rumpelgoatskin! ;-)

I don't expect my contribution to be entered into the competition, but I just came up with the name. Hope it made you laugh.

Lovely to see the beautiful doll again that was made by Jules!

Have a good weekend.
Jo. xx

MosaicMagpie said...

I am glad KaHolly changed her mind. Horatio was my very first thought when I saw him. Then I went off on that Shakespeare tangent and got to King Lear. He is a regal fellow and Prince Harry is a regal fellow....Horatio is close to Harry. Here I go on another tangent. I promise I am not drinking!
Deb

Jindi's Cottage said...

I thought the bunny was cute...then I scrolled down and the cuteness factor kept increasing...then the goat! OH MY GOODNESS...no wonder you wanted him...he is gorgeous...and mohair...oooohhhh silky...my first thought was "Kiwi" but Jo From Tas beat to that (must be an Aussie thing, the thought process was exactly the same!!)...so now I'm thinking...H...something with H...I think he looks like a Lord...and there is a town in NZ called Hamilton...and the Maori word for NZ Aotearoa is often translated as Land of the Long White Cloud...so after all that waffle...Lord Hamilton Long White Cloud...or the less wordy Lord Hamilton Aotearoa...

Jeri Landers said...

Oh Dear, I am late on this one. But I love naming goats...
He looks to me like a RODERICK, or HAMISH THE HIGHLANDER or GRIFFIN or VLADIMIR THE VOLUPTUOUS ( I mean, look at all that gorgeous wool!) or LANCELOT THE LUSCIOUS....of course, you could just call him "jimmy", that's always a good name in a crunch.