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I do theme names for animals that don't come with names or I might get mixed up or confused because they look alike.
We have Betty Davis and Bonnie Parker the twin nubian does, JD came with Blackberry for a name so that's on his papers as Blackberry JD, the 3 boer/kiko does are named off Dark Shadows characters, the two pygmy does are named after flowers.
I also let my kids name critters that aren't going anywhere. I find when kids name them, they can't get sold because the kids get uptight.
 

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My kids get uptight about EVERY animal that leaves our farm. It doesn't matter if that they knew from the get-go what the plan was for said animal. Sometimes it flat wears me out. Other, I miss and don't want to say goodbye to either.

I'll keep updating this post as the goat kids arrive. T-10 days give or take and the first additions should make their long-awaited arrival!
 

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Oh mine too, if they had it their way, nothing would ever end up in the freezer or sold. I had to fight with my daughters over butchering excess roosters this last summer - I had 7! We cut it down to 2. I sent 2 buck rabbits and 2 of our goats to auction a couple of weeks ago and the fight over the rabbits was extreme. Neither of them pets either, but no complaints about the obnoxious goats that went lol.

That's why I do theme names, it helps me remember, even though I write everything down. Such as the pygmy does being flower names, I'd name their babies something related, like rose, if we planned on keeping them. That way, I know just by name who parents are, without having to go look it up.
 

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Update: Diamond had triplets (2 bucklings, 1 doeling) on 1/23. We named them Jackson, Jericho, and Jasmine. Everyone was happy with the names. Jasmine is staying for sure. One of the bucklings will be retained but I haven’t made a final decision.

Up next is Snowflake. She’s a FF so we will have to see what names her kids get...
 

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hope the naming of Snowflake's kids goes well for you! We usually wait and watch the kids for several days to see what their personality is like before naming..we have a Moose, Monkey, Pepper, Clove, Mayhem...not sure what this year's names will be
 

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We have a cow named Elsa. I wanted to name her Queen and DD1 heard me say it and assumed Queen Elsa so we just went with Elsa.

I haven’t really given names for Snowflake’s kids much thought yet. I’ll start on that and get back to you! ;)
 

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DD1 will have to approve something along the lines of a princess/heroine...:barnie
 
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