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.
Oh this will be fun, how about June, Wally and Beaver? Can we enter more than once?
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
Yes, enter as often as you like.
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?
Nannie ,Hubert and Sammie. I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE I KNOW.
Let's go WWAAAAYYYYY back...how 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...
How about Paul, for Paul Dean and her two sons, Bobby and Jammie
Winken, Blinken and Nod! :)
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
I'm with Terri. Winken, Blinken and Nod. That's awesome :)
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
Shirley, David, and Shaun (Jones/Cassidy)?
Bea, Andy & Barney
Famous names: Minnie, Groucho and Harpo.
Not so famous: Nanny, Billy, and Buck.
I am sorry, but I really like your idea of Diana, William and Harry....how can you not see these cute goats as Willy and Harry?
How about Marie, Raymond, and Robert.
Peyton, Eli and Mrs. Manning
Jessie James, Frank James and their mother Zerelda
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?
Hester: means star
Lester: means chosen camp
Chester: means rocky fortress
The Bennie sent this one
Ellen, Simon, and Randy
All I can think of is Aunt Bea, Andy and Opie! Bonnie Jo
Who's Mom in the photo? The largest one?
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!
HOOSIER HUGS (GO BUTLER)
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.
Barbara, George and Jeb.
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!
Karen Anne, the mother is the one on the far right.
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
Eve, Cain, and Abel.
(Although I really like the Mannings!)
How about Abner, Daisy and Sadie as in L'il Abner, Daisy Mae and Sadie Hawkins?
I'm thinking the ABC's how about, Agnes, Bocephus and Ceasar.
If you name them after sparkly vampires, I'll never forgive you.
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 Bunch...lol
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
I'm coming out of lurkdom to play...how 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?
Everyone is so clever. How will you ever choose?
(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!)
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...?
Love the pictures of the Newbies checking out the "Porta Pottie"! LOL We are silly animal people aren't we?
Okay...as for names...how about:
Kukla, Fran and Ollie or
Snap, Crackle and Pop? (love that one!)
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
Ok - one more from me: Lillian, Jimmy and Billy (Carter) - the fun with this one is you get a Billy Goat!!!!
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.
How about Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod? (I must be in a childhood regression mood today!)
Oops--meant to add this: Here's a link to W, B, & N poem: http://myhomeoflove.tripod.com/nurseryrhymes/winkinblinkinnod.html
Those goats are so cute, and there are so many creative ideas for names. I do like Diana, Harry and Wills.
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