1. Endearing quaintness or oddity: the quality of being slightly odd or playfully humorous, especially in an endearing way.
2. Impulsive notion: an idea that has no immediately obvious reason to exist.
Whimsy is going to be our naming theme for our 2014 Lambs.
I think our sheep fall under this category very well 🙂
I have always loved the word ‘whimsy’ and it has been an integral part of my Felt Pups.
I want them to bring a smile everywhere they go.
I think you would agree that this little pup and his toy are oozing ‘whimsy’.
…as well as this little guy from last year.
Our first lambs for 2014 are due at the end of next week and I have been compiling a list of whimsical names. Naming the lambs is one of my favorite parts of lambing season and I am looking forward to doling out the names this year!
A few of my favorite girl names – Bellamy, Ophelia, Tallulah, and Reverie. Golly and Lolly may go to girls that are staying here to complete our collection of Holly, Dolly, and Folly 😉
Some of my favorite boy names on the list are – Whistler, Rhys, Lincoln, and Griffin. I’m sure I will know Hobbledehoy as soon as he is born!
Hopefully new lamb photos soon!
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!
I was recently asked how many sheep we have named. I didn’t have a clue what the answer was! Of course, this question piqued my curiosity, so I counted and the total is 234!
Cypress was the first lamb we named.
This also got me thinking about the naming theme for the 2011 lambs.
Naming the lambs is something I really enjoy and I love putting together a list of names before the lambs start arriving. Well it is time to get my act together because the first lambs are due to arrive on January 4th. With how the time is flying, that day is going to be here very soon!
We used city names in Oregon for 2010 and I wanted to use a variation of this for 2011, so I am going to use river/stream/lake/creek names. The Oregon Atlas is full of fun names!
This boy also has a new name. I had a hard time calling him Albus, so he is now Ringo. His registered name is going to be Blue Ewe’s Ringoes Albus. Ringoes was the city in New Jersey where the AGM was held and where we picked him up. Ringo has a nice ring to it 🙂
You can see the whole breeding line-up, including pictures – here