Just curious to see what your pet (cow/calf/bull. etc) name is and how it/they got that name. AnnaBelle-was a 'replacement' cow for a cow I had that died-her name was Gracie. AnnaBelle means GRACE and beauty Klara-bought her from another board member names Karl June & Johnny Cash-Klara's twin calves (that I will sell for CASH someday) Kate-bought from a dairy that had K8 on her ear tag Bullet-bottle calf & came out of the trailer like a "BULLET" when we got him home Cowboy-jersey bull Love those OSU COWBOYS Little Buddy-limo steer-he was abottle calf that is my biggest pet--her probably weighs 2000#'s now. Should probably change his name to BIG BUDDY Bodacious-bottle calf-goes nuts when we put a lead rope on her Freckles-bottle calf with freckles on her nose Dixie-name from an actress on the soap All My Children
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Post by DostThouHaveMilk on Oct 14, 2007 11:43:46 GMT -5
Hehe...I think I will just do the cattle, though if people want I can go through the goats and cats as well...lol It's only around 200 names....
In order of age; Amity- Bountiful's first daughter. So had to start with "A." Priscilla- cow from the school farm. She came with that name and it fits her to a tee. She is a Priss. Quaff- School cow came with the name. You come up with 50 "Q" names... Mistie- My younger sister had two buddies Misty and Sandy when she was young. Mistie and Sandy were two peas in a pod and Mistie is one of Hannah's cows. Sandy- See above. Both Mistie and Sandy are Topkick daughters and are only 6 days apart in age. Snowdrift- You get one guess........she was born into a snowdrift. Space Cadet Toby (Essie)- One of Hannah's. She has a galaxy on her side and Hannah liked some guy named Toby. Her name is shortened to S.C. Toby on her registration info and she is referred to as Essie in the barn. Amistad- Should have been "B" since Essie was actually El Tigre's first daughter. Anyways, El Tigre's daughters had the Norwegian theme since he was 1/2 Norwegian Red. Amistad was where that should have started since we didn't know Essie was his until they were already named and much older. However, she was named ebfore the theme was decided on. She is out o Freedom. Carina- El Tigre's fourth daughter Dagmar- El Tigre's fifth daughter...should be renamed hamburger.... Sidsel- Daughter out of Slicker. She needed a Norwegian name but also had to be an "S" like her dam line (Slider-Slipper-Slicker-Sidsel). Inger- El Tigre's 11th daughter (threre were twin "F"s) Juness- El Tigre's 12th and last daughter. Named by my cousin. She knew a Norwegian by the last name of Juneste. Better than what she named her dam (Chuck). Crucible- From a Disney themed line, but she was born the night I was in a perfrmance of "The Crucible"...and she was born on a hauler night. Guinevere- Was going to Gidget....but I gave her an elegant name because she was dainty..Very frail animal. Gadget- She has a Speck of white on her forhead. Needed a Disney name...so Inspector Gadget was shortened to Gadget. Gabrielle- Dam's name was Xena. I had to rename a cat Gabriella to accomodate since the cow would outlive the cat (and she has). Nicolass- Another Hannah cow. Her sister-in-law had a son named Nicoles around the same time. We added an S to try and make it feminine. She is referred to as Nikki. Cadence- One of my cows (Dagmar being the other). I had suggestions from friends on Bolt.com and liked Cadence for her. Her sire's name is Clarion. Nessie- Disney line again..we strayed again... When dad found her she looked like the Lock Ness Monster raising up out of the ditch...lol Thumbelina delivered her earlier than expected. Shaylee- I don't remember why I named her Shaylee...I believe it is Norwegian again. Calisto- Another Xena daughter. For those of you who never got into the show "Xena-Warrior Princess," Gabrielle was Xena's sidekick and Calisto was an arch enemy. Hermaine- Spelled wrong...Harry Potter anyone? lol Calliope- Another cousin's animal. It was that or legal terms... Jacquee- Jace daughter Freedom's Song- Dad anmed her. She is out of Freedom. Madelin- it fit...What can I say? Supposed to be Disney themed...another Thumbelina daughter. Twyla- it fit...you are gonna see a lot of it fit..... Argos- Jaso's first heifer...Jason and the Argonauts being the theme for him obviously. Belaphron- Jason's second daughter Charlotte- Crucible's daughter...should have been Jason's "C" daughter but we weren't sure who the sire was until later. Circe- Jason's fourth daughter Dasha- another of Hannah's...she had to chose from a list this time..Jason's fifth daughter Elecktra- Jason's sixth and last daughter...out of Elisif (El Tigre's daughter) Alpine- Rest In Peace (10/3/07). I include her because her's was a well thought out name. She wa s daughter of Snowdrift and Flight. So a Flight out of a Snowdrift is Alpine skiing...it was merely ironic that she spent her first two months of life living with the goats... Sigil- Sidsel's daughter and Norwegian Isadore- Adia's daughter. A beauty Cassandra- Another of Hannah's. Nicolass' daughter out of maximus. Hannah wanted the S sounds to stay.. Cervantes- under 40 inch tall 18 month old herd bull. Take a guess why he is named Cervantes...lol "To dream the impossible dream" Nala- Out of Nessie...Disney again.. Lucille- Red heifer...always getting into trouble...Mom suggested Lucy (well that was my dad's goat when he was young) So we are going with Lucille). Ruby- Pearl's "R" daughter. The name was picked out for the "R" calf before I was ever born......since he was collected in 1982. R822- currently unnamed.... Cinderella- not sure this will stick. Daughter out of Gadget..so Disney theme. Maybe the ugly soot covered calf will turn out gorgeous with age. Zeda- The last registered Jersey heifer born at Olney Taber Farm. It was ironic that "Z" was this year's letter. R825- not named...Argos' heifer calf. Considering we have a 10 month old heifer still not named...well..I'm behind. We have two bull calves..not sure who gets kept for breeding... 48 plus two coming two year old steers. One named Sir Loin and the other not really named. I call them meat and stupid... So that is the cow herd...
Molly, just fit her. A friends grandaughter has the name and I just liked it. Lilly, Lilly of the Valley, born the first of May and we live in a valley! Now the highlanders March, born in a freezing rain storm in March April, born in April Mischief, Son named him and wow he can live up to the name Cricket, born in the evening in the spring, the peepers were out, We didn't like Peeper so went with Cricket Merlin, Son named him after watching and reading King Arthur Bella, Was going to be Belarus (type of tractor from that country), but since she was a girl we went with Bella. Emma, neighbor's little girl that comes to help milk sometimes named her for her best friend. Curly, has curls on his head (DS named him) Clover, born in a big patch of white clover. Big Red, mom's name is Clover, so big red clover! Hopefully he will grow to be BIG!!! Witchy, because she has a very nasty temperment. Interchange the W with a B on bad days. Medlar, the bull, came with the name, supposedly after a tree? MJ, short for Medlar Jr., the bull's first born. Daisy, Tim and Lucy named her when they decided to buy her, she answered to that and not the other choice of Bessie when I asked her!!!!!! Ruby, the hereford, solid red except for her face. Crystal, the hereford, solid red except for her face and a white blaze on her neck.
BJ, former freezer item, stands for Big and Juicy! and he sure WAS!!!
the original bull that came with the highlanders was called Little Bull, his dad was Big bull.
For all my cows I generate a huge listing of names that catch my fancy at the time and feel right. Then it takes anywhere from a few minutes to hours after meeting them to determine which one fits and often its a name that was never on my list.
Isabelle- I sat in the stall with her for hours the day we brought her home before deciding on it. It is a variation of Elisabeth and means "my God is my oath".
Magnolia- my name list for this pregnancy was mostly plant/flower names and Germanic (I was planning on Gustav for a bull calf). There is no real meaning, the name for the flower came from the botantist who named it, Pierre Magnol.
Shobi- our heifer from 2005, her name is Hebrew (I was on a Hebrew name kick and other names in the running were Zillah and Zipporah) and means "glorious".
Dobias- our bull calf from 2003, he had huge ears and a batty look like the house elf Dobby in the Harry Potter books and I formally called him Dobias as his full name.
Rosalie- our heifer from 2002, variation on Rose, the name for the flower.
Isabelle, 15 year old Guernsey cow
Clovis, Jersey bull calf born 6/2/2012
Our Jersey, Norman, came to us with that name. The gentleman from whom we bought her said that she looks like a Norman. I guess so...LOL! She comes to her name whenever I call, so I didn't want to change it. She does seem like a Norman to me now.
We had 5 Milking Shorthorns, which we got as calves when I was pregnant. I named one Eve because Hubby wanted to name our baby Eve if we had a daughter. I didn't like the name, so I used it on the heifer!
The boys named the other shorthorns: Perdita, Penelope, Clara, and Imogene.
Our Jersey heifer is Molly, because I like the name, and it suited her. The year that 4 of the Shorthorns calved, they were all bull calves. The kids and Hubby named them Mozart, Beethoven, Jefferson, and Zepplin.
This year's calves are Slim Chance, Sally Mae, and High Loper (from Hank the Cowdog books) and Chuck (because he's going in the freezer one day).
Cow mom to... Milking shorthorns Clara and Penelope Jerseys Norman and Molly
I love the different was you all came up with the names! I like the idea of starting at the begining of the alphabet for the calves too. Primrose--Glad it worked out to name the heifer Eve since you didn't like that name for a daughter haha Tulley John Myers--I also like the idea to ask KFC name suggestions. Valerie
Mona is my first and only milk cow. I had her name picked out from the time I was a little girl. MY cow was always going to be Mona. It was the name of a waitress my mom worked with when I was a little kid. And it fits her perfectly! Her calves have been named Norman (after the calf in the movie "city slickers" ) He was sold to my nephew who raised him for beef...and this year Evelyn..I let my friend who was buying her name her so she would be used to her name when she went to her new home. It did fit her though. I love to name my pets and have fun picking names. If I have a lamb or something that I know can't stay I let the kids name them...hmmm...not such a smart idea the time my 7 year old named twin kids Thumbtack and Thor.
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Dolly the holstein, because she just looked like Dolly Parton you know the big bag. Ester the gurnsey she came with that name but it seems to suit her and our just bought holstein Rachael.I also name all calves with names that seem to fit like we just got three ones already named nibbles because he seems to find my rear end to bite!But I,m like auntjenny let my little boy name a goat when he was little and he named him scewdriver he had just gotten toolbox.
Dawn- She was born on January 1st 2000, so she is " Dawn of the Millenium" GaleBorn on a blustery day in April, when the wind was " gale force" EllaShe was the first heifer born here and my daughter insisted. We call her Ellie Moo, because she rarely shuts up!!!! Jules I just liked the name, she is a jewel. Sir LoinVery cliche, but I had to come to terms with the fact we would eat him. He's very cute, but now that he is an idiot steer, I won't have a problem eating him next year! Smoky BonesA foster Highland bull calf, that was born gray. He is dun now, and we took him back home but will probably return next July to breed the girls. Bo JanglesThis years jersey bull calf, it just fit. He is now in the freezer, very tasty!
I already have names in mind for April when we have 3 cows due, and 1 in May. I think if they are heifers I'm going to try to have the first letter be the same as the first letter in their moms name such as Dawn and Daphne. Jessika
Gale- 10 year old Jersey + baby Alice! Teeny - 7 year old Jersey Jules- 6 year old Jersey Madeline - 4 year old Jersey Henrietta - 3 year old Jersey Althea-2 year old Jersey Juliette - 2 yr old Jersey Margot - 2 yr old Jersey Jersey heifers--Mathilde, Josephine, and Maybelline Hollis-Yearling Jersey Bull Devoted Mom to my 6 kids!
Buttercup, my heifer, with the name predetermined from when I was a little girl.
Mr. Moo, our Jersey steer, because when he first came to us he was lonely and moo'd all the time.
Ranger, our horse, came with that name, but it totally fits him, as he is always on patrol and protects all of us.
Ivy, our Paint Mare, registered name Jackson's Easy Bailey. Previous owners called her Bailey, which we hated. We saw the movie "The Village" the same weekend we bought our mare, and because the horse is blind and has a sorrel (red) mane, (like the character in the movie), we decided on Ivy. A few weeks later, my daughter noticed that Ivy has an ivy-leaf shape on her shoulder. My friend says she had to come to us to find her real name!
Most animals here get named according to personality or something they do that fits - Thumpy - thumped his sides with his tail when he was drinking his milk. Ferdinand and Daylily - two Jersey steers that had totally laidback personalities - Daylily ate the flowers! Lewis - our long-haired red Dachshund - because I always wanted a boy named Lewis. George - our female dark tortiseshell cat, because she has a George personality.
My only cow is Buttercup and she came with the name. Her mom is Annabelle. Buttercup had a heifer calf in May and we named her Cupcake to use a portion of Buttercup's name. *** I always wanted to have 3 daughters (never happened) and wanted to name them Grace, Emily and Sara. **** When I lived in town years ago I had 3 hens. I named them Patty, Maxene and Laverne. (after the Andrews sisters). *** I hadn't been in the position to have a dog for years and for years I had my 2 dogs' names picked out. I wanted Jessie for a female collie and Casey for a female St. Bernard. I finally got Jessie in 2004. I don't have "permission" yet to get the St. Bernard. Maybe in time.
Buttercup, 2nd calf heifer (3/4 Jersey/1/4 Holstein) Cupcake (daughter of Buttercup) born 5-8-07 (7/8 Jersey/ 1/8 Holstein) BetsyRoss (daughter of Buttercup) b. 4/20/09 (7/8 Jersey 1/8 Holstein) 2 dogs - collie & English bull dog 7 cats Many old hens, young hens, too many roosters 9 guineas 5 Narragansett turkeys (Tom Hanks and his harem) 1 goat 2 geese Love them all
The first two Holsteins that I actually owned & bought & paid for myself were Daisy & Dahlia, Daisy's first calf was Dande, short for Dandelion.
Now I have Molly, she came with that name and we call her Molly Moo. Then there is the new cow Aster, sticking with the flower theme. The bull calf I'm hoping to keep is Dande as well, easier than trying to think of a flower that'll fit a boy! None of the others have names but my fave nicknames for calves are slobbers or lil moo, slobber-butt, things like that.
I actually have a funny story about names...several years ago we were house-sitting for my aunt while they were out of town for a week and one day we heard a pup whining. Found it and brought it home because there weren't any neighbors for miles and I didn't know any of them. Named it Dallas, it just seemed like a Dallas. When my aunt got home I told her about the pup and she said she'd ask around to see if anyone was missing a pup. Sure enough, a neighbor over two miles away was and come to find out the pup's name was actually Dallas!
My first sheep are Tiny, Kix, & Pepsi. Freckles died in a bog while at the sheep farm for breeding. They're 10 this year & Tiny & Pepsi are retired. Kix, because she was a lady of leisure for several years, is still required to be subjected to the wooing of the ram. Probably retire her after this next lambing. The only other two I have named are Anastasia, a Romanov and Tiara which was Tiny's first lamb and is well over 300 #.
Starla, female dog, came to us with that name. Brandy, female dog, she's the color of brandy, and they're both fine lickers (liquors)!
Sonora, female cat, Calico, colors of the Sonoran desert. Bobbi, female cat, Calico, born 2 weeks prematurely, lost part of her tail as a young kitten. Bart, male cat, Black longhaired, very mischievious, full name Bart Simpson! Delilah, female cat, tabby longhaired, she's a temptress. Jake, male cat, tabby & white, he just looks like a Jake.
Fancy, Mini Jersey, real name is Riverview Baby Martha. When we first got her, we hadn't gotten her papers yet, we called her the fancy cow because she was so pretty. Then her papers came and we decided that she's just too fancy for such a stuffy name, so Fancy it was. Fanciful Glenda, Mini Jersey heifer, daughter of Fancy and Riverview Glen. Genie, Mini Jersey heifer, daughter of Pixie and Riverview Gene. Ormond, Mini Jersey bull, the folks I got him from told me that they were supposed to go to Ormond, Florida. After they decided not to go, the day they would have left, the cow went into labor and had the calf, so they named him Ormond in honor of the trip they didn't take.
All but one of the goats came with their names. Stacie, her mama was Gracie, but Gracie had to be sold, her doe kid got to stay, so we called her Stacie.
My first jersey was "Bessie Brown" and her bull calf "Bobby Brown" and that fit them both.
Well now we have two Jerseys - one we just got Saturday.
One is Bessie - although but I usually just call her "the Jersey", will definitely have to change the latter with the new arrival.
Now the new one needs a name and one hasn't really stuck yet? I will look to KFC for a name and see what sticks.
2 Nubians (10 mos old): Clara (usually called ClaraBelle) and Molly. They came with those names and I liked them!
Dogs: Poco, Reno, Katie (Australian Cattle Dogs) and Fergie, Lucy, Minnie (Rat Terriers) and now a new ACD came to us with the name of BUNK - and he needs a new name! Thinking of Bud, Buddy, Bama, Bo, Bull something similiar but different than Bunk! Bull fits him because when you go let him out of the pen he is like a mad bull rushing around, jumping, wild, etc.
Angela, Wife to James on Wolf Creek Farm Grandkids 4: Cloey, Gunner, Jesyca, Ava Claire Dogs: Jack/Rats: Fergie, Lucy& Minnie and blue/red heelers Katie, Reno, Poco Currently 2 purebred Jerseys, Bessie & heifer Honey Raise AQHA Quarter Horses & AKC Australian Cattle Dogs
Since my sister was picking my Jersey up for me to hold until after calving and after our vacation, I tried to stick with her theme. She has goats and sheep and cows and feedlot calves continuously coming in. When I asked her one day how they came up with a name for everything, she said "We just use Disney movies for names." So, that's how Belle got her name (Beauty and the Beast). I told her I wouldn't mess up her theme, even though she was only going to be there about 6 weeks. I've found it easier to name my bull calves, too. That way if I have to have my DH do something I can call them by name rather than description. Plus I felt a little stupid after 9 mos. of calling our freezer beef "The bull calf" and then he was a steer still yelling "Bull calf" at him. (He did come, though.) I thought if a farmer hears me, they'll say that crazy lady doesn't even know she has a steer! I decided last year to let my girls name the foster calf. Paige, my 8 yo chose Tommy. Last week when Lady's bull was born she named him Runaway. (Told her he better not live up to his name. ;D) Then she named the first foster calf Spanky. (It actually fits him.) Then my 3 yo stomped her feet and put her hands on her hips and declared "That's not fair, I want to name one." So she named the second foster calf "Twinkle Toes." I'm sure he's hopeful we'll call him "T" or "Double T." Their momma, Lady, the Holstein, was already named. She was my dad's cow and then my sister's and now mine. This will be her retirement home. And she is appropriately named. She calved last Thurs and by Sunday had accepted two extra babies with the grace and dignity of a true lady. Shawn
Home to Fern (Jersey), Paprika (Shorthorn/Angus heifer) Pierre and Melvin (steers); Candy, Star (horses); Louie (Doberman) Gypsy (LGD mix); 4 cats & a variety of chickens.
RIP to these special ones:
Belle & Emma (Jersey) Brody (Doberman) Lady (Holstein) Poco (QH) Skittles (pony)
When we brought our Irish Dexter home, she was named ISIS...just didn't seem to fit her. I was on the phone with my 80-year old very very Irish father, and I said, "Guess, what I've got in the pasture; a short, fat Irish girl!" He said, "Rosie O'Donnell?" Well, it fit. She is now named Rosie.
Post by buxombeefcowdairy on Oct 21, 2007 16:51:32 GMT -5
Chloe was simply #142 at her dairy. She seemed rather like a Chloe to me. Now, she's Chloe Dulcinea Moo Cow, and more recently Chloe Dulcinea Bun-in-the-oven Moo Cow. Chloe means 'blooming', as in ,"What on earth am I going to do with all this bloomin' milk??" Dulcinea is from Don Quixote, and means sweet, but more closely means a sweet, idealized love. Chloe is surely just about as sweet as could be, and I definitely love her even if she isn't perfect, I think she's pretty close. Moo-cow is obvious, as is the Bun-in-the-oven!
Chloe's calf is Skipper, the smaller by a good bit in a set of twin heifer calves that I named Barbie and Skipper.
Rimrock is the name I gave bull 6328, after we turned him out for clean-up duty on our Angus cows. One of my favorite things about living here is how the evening sun looks so beautiful on the rimrock just before sunset.
We need a good herd-bull name for the bull we used last year, and will use again AI. His daddy's name is 'Predestined', his mother is sired by 'Example'. Right now his name is 9 Peaks Predestined 5353, but I'd like him to have a distinctive name of his own.
Naming the registered Angus is fairly simple, just put your farm name first, then the sire's name for a bull or the Dam's name for a heifer, and then the herd ID/tattoo number last. You can change the name of a really good bull, but most people don't change the heifers' names. Names like Barbie and Skipper won't go on the papers, they'll be 9 Peaks Erica (or Blackbird or Blackcap or Pride ) 7568 and 7569.
My very favorite cow family name is 'Boghead Violet', though they are pretty much found only in Bill Rishel's herd in Nebraska!!
ladybelle: I have a question if anyone can help out. I have to adult cows that keep nursing on each other. Can you suggest anything I can do to get them to stop doing it. Thank you
Sept 4, 2013 12:44:59 GMT -5
wyomama: ladybelle, post a thread in the Family Cow section. Weaning rings might work. They make permanent ones.
Sept 4, 2013 14:49:55 GMT -5
AJ & Denise: anyone there to chat we need a little advice
Sept 9, 2013 15:30:51 GMT -5
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