Saturday, March 27, 2010

Name the Newbies Contest

Porta-potties? Seriously? Y’all crack me up. No. Yesterday’s post was a photo of our new Goat Grotto, a temporary and portable goat shelter that can be moved from pasture to pasture. It can serve as a run-in shed while the door is open during the day. Or, closed at night, it can protect them from predators and the giant Willabeest. She means no harm; she just doesn’t understand how big she is and how small they are. Eventually the Golden Girls will move into the barn and the goats will take over the Sheep Shack, then we can turn the Goat Grotto into a Broiler Bungalow so we can raise a batch of broiler chickens. Oops. Did I just say that out loud? I didn’t want The Engineer to hear that yet... orgetfay ethay oilerbray ungalowcay.

They are Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. A single mother and her two young sons. My first thought was that we should name them Diana, William and Harry, but The Engineer thinks that wouldn't be appropriate and the royal family might be find that to be an insult. I argued that was not true. I adored Diana. I was just a little girl at the time but I remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding and have admired her ever since. I think it would be a tribute of my admiration. And frankly, I don't think Prince William and Prince Harry give a rat's fanny what some crazy woman in the American Midwest calls her goats, but the Queen... The Queen is another issue all together; I would hate to offend her when she stops by for tea next week.

So I'm open to suggestions of other famous single mothers with two sons. My brother, being the dork that he is, has suggested Britney, Sean and Jayden. I dismissed that immediately, of course, realizing that naming them after Miss Spears would be an insult to the goats. Surely, somewhere in between pretentious and uh, yeah I'm not even going to go there, are some good goat names. I’m even open to other one female, two male combinations. So let me hear them. I’ll appoint a panel of judges, and on Tuesday evening we’ll pick a winner. The prize – a $25 Lowes gift certificate to help you plant a garden of healthy veggies, even if it’s just on your balcony.

Edited to add: Feel free to enter as many and as often as you'd like.


Unknown said...


Oh this will be fun, how about June, Wally and Beaver? Can we enter more than once?

Julie-Ann said...

Harriet, Ricky and David (Ozzy and Harriet)

I love the Beavers (like Milah said)

Livvy (Olivia), John-boy and Jim-Bob (The Waltons)

Lucy, Ricky and Little Ricky

Christine said...

Yes, enter as often as you like.

imagrandma2five said...

I liked the royal family idea as my mom named all her goats after them too. But with that said, what about Peter, Paul and Mary?

Patsy said...


melanie said...

Let's go WWAAAAYYYYY about Hera (think married to Zeus) and Ares (god of war) and Hephaestus (god of fire and BLACKSMITHING!) There's got to be a reasonable way to shorten that...

Cindy said...

How about Paul, for Paul Dean and her two sons, Bobby and Jammie

Terri said...

Winken, Blinken and Nod! :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Well, it would be hard to top June, Wally and the Beaver, but what about Maria and two of the von Trapp boys...then you'd be obligated to add a couple more children - wink, wink, nod, nod

Shane said...

I'm with Terri. Winken, Blinken and Nod. That's awesome :)

Mom L said...

Darn! I came here with names in mind, but I like some of the others already posted! What the heck - my choices are: Butch, Sundance, and Etta - for Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and their lady partner Etta Place.

Nancy in Iowa

Stasia said...

Shirley, David, and Shaun (Jones/Cassidy)?

SO cute!!

KQ Sue said...

Bea, Andy & Barney

Unknown said...

Famous names: Minnie, Groucho and Harpo.

Not so famous: Nanny, Billy, and Buck.

Michelle said...

I am sorry, but I really like your idea of Diana, William and can you not see these cute goats as Willy and Harry?

Candace said...

How about Marie, Raymond, and Robert.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Peyton, Eli and Mrs. Manning

GardenOfDaisies said...

Jessie James, Frank James and their mother Zerelda

Michelle said...

Oh shucks, imagrandma2five already posted my idea of Peter, Paul and Mary! How about Mary, Tad and Willie, after President Lincoln's wife and two of their sons? Or Verna, Eliot and Roger, after my 99-year-old grandmother and her two sons?

Patsy said...

Hester: means star
Lester: means chosen camp
Chester: means rocky fortress
The Bennie sent this one

Chris Simon said...

Ellen, Simon, and Randy

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

All I can think of is Aunt Bea, Andy and Opie! Bonnie Jo

Karen Anne said...

Who's Mom in the photo? The largest one?

Whosyergurl said...

HOW cute! Will they eat your tin cans? How about Mama Cass, Simon & Garfunkel?
I also love your original idea. Who cares what the engineer says? And phooey on the queen mother!

Renee said...

Stealing from an earlier post - How about Shirley, Keith and Danny from the Partridge family - We all know that other son did nothing for the show.

Or if you go off mother/son, how about Daisy, Bo, and Luke - You can call that contraption you built The General Lee.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Barbara, George and Jeb.
Bonnie Jo

johnmayersquare said...

Jodie(as in Jodie Foster) who is a single mom with two sons, Charles and Christopher("Kit")...

I also thought of Paula Deen and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby!

Christine said...

Karen Anne, the mother is the one on the far right.

Christine said...

My aunt e-mailed me and suggested Bella, Edward and Jacob from the Twilight series. Figured I'd cut her some slack and enter for her since she can't figure out how to leave a post on the blog. lol

Michele said...

Eve, Cain, and Abel.

(Although I really like the Mannings!)

Anonymous said...

How about Abner, Daisy and Sadie as in L'il Abner, Daisy Mae and Sadie Hawkins?

jan said...

I'm thinking the ABC's how about, Agnes, Bocephus and Ceasar.

ErikS said...

If you name them after sparkly vampires, I'll never forgive you.

Rayna said...

I know not all of these are single mothers, but some are :) I do like the royal family idea though, as I very much so loved Diana as well. My aunt named her pygmys Bill, Hilary & Cheslea but that wont' help you much since you have two boys...unless you count Hilary as a boy ;-) LOL

Eve, Cain & Abel

Rebekah, Esau & Jacob (Bible)

Rhea Silva, Romulus & Remus (Roman mythology)
Eleanor of Aquitaine, King John & Richard the Lionheart
Zerelda, Frank & Jesse James

Janet Sheen, Emilio Esteves & Charlie Sheen

Susan Catherine Koerner, Orville & Wilbur Wright

Dorothea, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (Brothers Grimm)

And I know these aren't mothers and their 2 sons, but might be an idea :)

Trinity Neo and Morpheus

You could steal the 3 closest sounding names from The Brady

Barbara Streisand, Placido Domingo and Slim Whitman

Mary, Mungo, and Midge (cartoon)

Yakko, Wacko, and Dot (cartoon)

Cesar, Anthony, and Cleopatra

King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere

PenelopeRose said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to about:
Susan, Orville and Wilbur after the Wright brother's and their mother. or..

Ruth, Tom and Dick? After the Smother's Brothers. And, their famous line.."Mom always liked you best!". or..

Rebekah, Jacob and Esau, from the Bible?

Robin said...

Everyone is so clever. How will you ever choose?

Wendy said...

(All of these give you "room to expand" as someone suggested earlier)

Dorothy, Scarecrow & Tinman

Princess Leia, Han Solo & Luke Skywalker

Charlie Brown, Snoopy & Peppermint Patty

Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson

Nancy, Barack & (your favorite/least-favorite male politician)

(i know these aren't people, but they're trios...!)
Baby Ruth, Butterfinger & Almond Joy

Dr Pepper, Sprite & GingerAle

(i could go on and on...
but i'll stop now!)

Wendy said...

I looked up a few on People magazine:

Angelina (Jolie), Maddox & Pax (with potential for MANY more...)

Victoria (Beckham), Brooklyn & Romeo (she has another son, so...)

Cate (Blanchette), Dashiell & Roman

Shania (Twain) & her brothers Mark & Darrell (she raised them & 2 sisters after her folks died in a car crash)

Gwen (Stefani), Kingston & Zuma

Rosie (O'Donnell), Parker & Blake

Heidi (Klum), Johan & Henry

Still want more...?

Donna said...

Love the pictures of the Newbies checking out the "Porta Pottie"! LOL We are silly animal people aren't we? for about:
Kukla, Fran and Ollie or
Snap, Crackle and Pop? (love that one!)

Natalie said...

I'm de-lurking from NW Indiana to join in the contest! Here are my suggestions:

Piggy, Kermit and Fozzie
Elaine, Jerry and Kramer
Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby (obviously I am forced to watch a lot of cartoons)
Suzie, Calvin and Hobbes

What cuties!

Renee said...

Ok - one more from me: Lillian, Jimmy and Billy (Carter) - the fun with this one is you get a Billy Goat!!!!

CathyD. said...

I still like the royal family although Mrs. Manning, Payton & Eli are a close second. After spending the last 2 weeks taking care of my 2 little grandsons, all I can think of is Molly, Henry and George (they're very cute too) but you have to promise not to tell my daughter. June, Wally & Beaver are probably the safest choices.

Connie V. said...

How about Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod? (I must be in a childhood regression mood today!)

Connie V. said...

Oops--meant to add this: Here's a link to W, B, & N poem:

Louise said...

Those goats are so cute, and there are so many creative ideas for names. I do like Diana, Harry and Wills.