Coming up with a naming theme for this year’s lambs has taken longer than normal. I have had a couple ideas, but a few didn’t have enough boy names or girl names. With 34 ewes due to lamb, the list needs to be lengthy with plenty for the boys and girls. My mom and dad gave me a great book for my birthday earlier this year and it has a whole bunch of themes. As I was looking through the book, the names in one of the themes really caught my attention. Here are some examples – Ballyhoo, Moxie, Dapperling, Brouhaha, Casanova, Zesty, and Felice. Very fun 🙂 I didn’t really understand the name of the theme though. They called it ‘personality’, some of the names fit but not all. While I was at my parents’ over the weekend, I was sharing some of the names with them and my dad said ‘Esprit de corps’ and I probably had a very perplexed look on my face 😉 We then looked up the term in the dictionary and it is french for ‘group spirit’. The full definition is – a feeling of pride in belonging to a group and a sense of identification with it. So our theme this year is ‘Esprit de corps’ or Group Spirit.
As much as I like the group of names, there are a few that will not be used…Bonkers, Boomerang, and Gigolo – ha ha!
I am looking forward to the arrival of lambs and now feel a little more prepared.
Shearing is this Saturday and lambing is only 4 weeks away!