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.
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.
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!