Saturday, January 30, 2016

Baby Calf Names of 2015

I had a lot of fun putting together our Baby Calf Names of 2014, so I decided to do it again this year. We returned to tradition this year and gave all of the baby girls names that start with the same letter as their mothers' names.

Some of the names were decided on pretty easily; Monika named several after her classmates. Other names took a little research and some polling.

Ghee
Ghee

Glen wanted Georgia's calf to have a southern name, so we did a little Googling and found Glynn, which is the name of a county in Georgia.

Galangal was a name suggested by a reader after I asked for suggestions for Garam Masala's calf. Garam's mother was Garlic and her grandmother was Galena. We named Galena after Penzeys Galena Street Chicken & Rib Rub; she was born at the same time as a whole group of spice girls: Vanilla, Basil, and Ginger. Galangal is the name of a spice in the ginger family. One of the other suggested names – Ghee – was given to Garlic's calf. I jotted the rest of the suggestions down for future use.

Here are all of the names we picked for our baby calves in 2015, followed by the calf's mother's name.

January

Gemma
Gemma


Gemma – Gem

February

Gina
Gina


Gambler – Gypsie
Windy – Whisper
Maggie – Marble
Madison – Mahina
Gina – Ginn

March

Stephanie
Stephanie


Stephanie – Star
Macadamia – Mango
Popcorn – Pumilum
Mary – Midori
Lanky – Lana
Mac – Morgan
Melody – Mellow
Cheeky – Char
Thorn – Thistle
Gaga – Geisha

April

Ice Cream
Ice Cream


Donut – Donah
Whorl – Wink
Galangal – Garam
IceCream – Icicle
Jelly – Java

May

Ghee with Garlic
Ghee with Garlic

Dolphin – Dove
Stella – Stormy
Junie – Julep
Ghee – Garlic
Sissy – Shine

July

Ulyana – Ursa
Glossy – Goose
Iris – Ivy
Ghost – Golly
Noah – Noelle

August

Glynn
Glynn


Beatrice – Beauty
Glynn – Georgia
Astrid – Aloha!

September

Delta with Dawn
Delta with Dawn

Minne – Marge
Mistelle – Moscato
Delta – Dawn
Lauren – Lass

October

Dynasty
Dynasty

Wisp – Wilma
Whistle – Wilma
Dynasty – Divine
Janet – Judy

November

LaVida
LaVida

Cherry – Cherub
LaVida – Luna
Louisiana – Liberty

December

December
December

December – Duchess



We also house a handful of Jerseys for a friend of ours. He had three heifer calves born here this year. Sometimes he names them, sometimes our kids help name them.

Legacy
Legacy with Glen

Lydia - Loopy
Hannah - Holli
Legacy - Lily

1 comment :

  1. I love the names. We are fostering two longhorn calves and only one came with a name - she is a silver-colored heifer named Misfit! So, the search is on for an appropriate moniker for the red and white heifer. Thanks for the suggestions. I am leaning toward Luna...

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