I love Zinna (and a lot of other flower names), and I'm still working on my husband. I hadn't read that book, though. I have a small herd of dairy goats, and they almost always have flower or plant names, but some I saved for humans!
Originally Posted by kiele
Thanks for the list. I really like Linnet and Paloma. My dh brought up the name Avocet. I'm warming to it.
Originally Posted by bibliophile
Middle name will probably be Katherine or Mary, so no worries there.
Originally Posted by roseymaam
They are indeed. I have a very small herd (six in all) of dairy goats, a mix of La Manchas and Oberhaslis. My senior doe, Sassafras, just had twin doelings, Delphinium and Dulcinea (Delphi and Dulcie) in the picture. I usually sell the kids once they are weaned, but I think these are keepers. They are just so sweet.
Originally Posted by saracita00
Saffron- I like this one a lot.
Vesper- It sounds really slimy to me.
Journey- Just a small town girl... Sorry. I guess it's okay. Nothing I'd choose though.
Tamsyn/Tamsin- Will always be confused for Tasmin. Even jasmine.
Sparrow- I like it, but not enough to use it.
Maren- I don't really feel either way with this name.
Piper- Too trendy for me, anyways.
Poppy- Too cutesy/nicknamey for me.
Flannery- I don't like the sound of this name. It reminds me of flannel.
Paisley- too trendy, I really don't like the sounds of it either. Too frilly.
Tempest- I like this, but I prefer Storm.
Willa- I do like this. But I prefer Willow.
Lilac- I LOVE this name! My #1 on your list. It fits the trend, while standing out. Such a sweet smelling flower too.
Plum- The next Apple?
Lark- It's okay. I'd like it better as a middle.
Wren- I really like this!
Romilly- I'm indifferent.
Rue- Maybe if it was short for something.
Tansy- reminds me of Pansy. Not a very nice slang connection.
Cool! I raised Saanens and Nubians for about a decade. At one point I had up to 30. I miss them. I used to pore over name books for the registry papers of all the new kids. I didn't have the foresight to reserve any of the names I used though, and ruined a couple for myself. Funny, we have Dulcinea on our middle name list and recently considered Delphina as a first name! They look like sweeties though, and it made me glad to see them in your picture. Good luck with the baby name!
Originally Posted by tomaura226
I've tended to stick to the ADGA's preferred tattoo letter for the girls and potential bucks. This year we had Dulcinea, Delphinum, Dahlia, Dandelion, and Shrimpy (who we wethered and sold as a pet). Last year we had a bunch of stinky boys: Caspian, Ceasar, Coriander, Clover, and Chrysanthemum, all sold. And my first year kidding we had Briar, Blueberry, and Buckleberry.
Originally Posted by saracita00
What a cool list! I think we have similar taste in names, so many of these are underused gems. Here are my favorites:
Oh, that makes sense. Saanens had different letters for bloodlines of particular national champions, that is, there was a national champion whose name started with A, so then all his progeny had A names, etc. I had some "P Line" and "D Line" stock and had fun when I crossed them, giving them names like Prima Donna and Princess Di, though technically I probably should have picked the letter of the sire or maybe the greater champion.
LOL - my firstborn son is named Caspian. Good thing there wasn't a "C Line."
I love Maren and Willa, and I'm a bit charmed by the idea of Hero as a middle name. Though Katherine and Mary are splendid middles, of course.
Of yours that he vetoed, I love Iris, Helena, and Briony.
Marian (given Marion, it's unisex)