Three Names for Three Chicks

It is a great privilege and responsibility to name living creatures. For me personally, I try to infuse a name with sentimental attachments to people, animals, places, or events that hold meaning to me.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes red hot and the perfect name occurs to me that lights up my heart. Such was the case of selecting a name for Lady Lonza’s handsome colt both this May. Oggy represents lots of connections to lots of things that I love. And Lady Lonza herself wears a very significant name that fills my heart with joy.


Lady Lonza and Oggy PHoto by John Ashley


When my own inspiration fails me and I am struggling to find just the right names for new beings at Dunrovin, I love turning to others for suggestions. Many of Dunrovin’s resident animals wear the names suggested by others that immediately struck me as being perfect. Our lovely small team of ponies, for example, were named by one of our Days At Dunrovin members when they suggested Lewis and Clark. Bingo! No two names could have been better. The pair perform together pulling their cart with equal effort, Dunrovin was once mistakenly identified as the “Traveler’s Rest”  camp site of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805 and 1806, and both my husband and I have long been fans of the courage, effort, scientific rigor, and humanitarian principles embodied by Captains Lewis and Clark during their incredible expedition.


Captains Lewis and Clark Photo by SuzAnne Miller


Harriet and Hal three little 2017 chicks need some names – and I am at a loss for which way to turn. Help me out. Give me some ideas, some specific names, or even some general concepts that we can use to generate the perfect names for these perfectly wonderful little chicks that we will watch and love and hopefully wish well as they fledge later this summer. Please leave your suggestions by commenting below!

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  1. brookstancil on June 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Since it was such a stormy season. I was thinking Storm, Thunder and LIghtning 🙂

  2. Randy on June 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Larry and his brother Darryl and his other brother, Darryl. 😉

  3. ancsa on June 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Summer and, Shadows

  4. ancsa on June 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Summer and, Shadows .

  5. Jan Sisson on June 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Heddy, Hortense, Harry, Hebert, Hallie, Heloise, all H for aliteration!

  6. June-Marie on June 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    The Three Muskateers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis

  7. Debi Lorenc on June 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hop, Skip and Jump

  8. Mary on June 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Quincie, Quentin, Quimby (or to include a female name Quinah)

  9. Karin Flint on June 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Madison, Gallatin & Jefferson

  10. Jocelyn Armstrong on June 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Stormy ( for the weather s/he hattched thru ),
    Junebug ( for the month they all hatched ),
    Pip ( just because s/he looks like a Lil Pip )

  11. Nancy Acanfora on June 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Bella, Buddy, and Baby
    They are so sweet, I love them!

  12. Rita Pavao on June 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Winkin’ Blinkin’ and Nod

  13. Ann battle on June 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I vote for storm, thunder, & lightning.

  14. Kukui on June 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Earth, wind and fire.

  15. Linda Raeder on June 7, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I think think all three names should begin with the letter “H”. We have Harriet and Hal. How about Helena, Hope, Hanna, Holly, Henry, Howard, Harry, just for starters. 🙂

  16. kele fryer on June 8, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Helena, Hamilton, Havre

  17. Kathy Daly on June 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Thunder (also my cat’s name) Storm and Lightning seem perfect!

  18. Kim Dugan on June 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Sticking with the “H” theme, i like Happy, Hippy and Hoppy

  19. wyotwinks on June 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Snap, Button, Zipper

  20. Robin Werner on June 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I think Lolo would be a cute name, but I can’t think of two more 🙂