Monday, October 8, 2012

Name That Pig!

More on Antlerstock over the next few days, but I want to introduce you to the new pig! He's in his new-and-improved pig pen that Patty, Kate, and Jason helped me build today. The pen was a long time coming, but made necessary when this guy escaped during Antlerstock and had to be caught in the middle of Adam's lecture on homebrewing. He screamed in a way most of the guests have never heard before and poor Riley (who drove from Ontario) got pig-screamed at right in the face. Riley helped me get him back in the pen and secured it best we could with extra field fence used to make a roof (he jumped out the top). But now in his big space with water, hay bedding, and plenty of feed he seems darn content. He just needs a name...

So, suggest a name! We already got a bunch at Antlerstock but I wanted all of you folks who couldn't be here to help with a name as well. The runners up so far are Lunchbox, Sizzle, Spotted Dick, and un cochonnet. What do you think?

P.S. In the video I say the pen is 10x15 feet. But I was wrong, more like 10X12.

76 Comments:

Blogger Noël said...

I like the name Louie. :) Just food for thought, pun slightly intended, I raised pigs growing up and learned something the hard way. Make sure your sheep/goats can't get their heads stuck in the fence. We came one evening to feed our pigs and saw that they ate one of the ears off of our sheep cause it got it's head caught in the fence. We were horrified and felt terrible!!! Lesson definitely learned the hard way and I'd hate for it to happen to you. He's a beauty and can't wait to hear what you name him. :)

October 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Chautauqua said...

I say "Sammy the Hammy" .... best name ever! Unless you count "Bacon Bro"

October 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Becca at Rabbit Moon Farm said...

Hmmm. I'm of the opinion that his name should be Lunchbox. I like how it rings.

October 8, 2012 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Patch said...

his name should be "Piggy"

October 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Ashling said...

Pythagoras. Or Plato. Something that elevates him beyond standard pig-ness.

October 8, 2012 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Ashling said...

Pythagoras. Or Plato. Something that elevates him beyond mere pigness.

October 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger ~~Melissa said...

Alvin. After Alvin Karpis, the famous prisoner who escaped from Alcatraz.

October 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

"Curly" Or Mutt and the new one Jeff. Cute pig.

October 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Rosetta Keith said...

Mihami

October 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mervis - from the cartoon "CatDog".

Good luck! He looks great!

Rebecca

October 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Rosetta Keith said...

Mihami

October 8, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kira said...

Arnold Ziffle

October 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger dragonxser said...

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October 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

BATMAN

October 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger dragonxser said...

given the scream you say escaped him, and his ultimate purpose as supper, I would think Edvard Munch might be appropriate!

October 8, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I like spotted dick.

October 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Rich With Life said...

Merlin! Or you know... Porkchop. :)
Though I do really like Lunchbox!

October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Firecracker Farm said...

Banshee - as in "Screaming like a..."

October 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd name him Bruce, after Bruce Springstein. We named one of our cats Bruce because he's wild and crazy and screams loudly.

Diane in North Carolina

October 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

How about Cochon? How big will you let him get?

October 8, 2012 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

i was going to say rooster since that was the first thing you hear when watching the video...then freckles came to mind. i also like pork chop =o)

October 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Melissa's got it right--Alvin from Alcatraz.

(yes, the pig scream was unreal.)

October 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

i was going to say rooster since that was the first thing you hear when watching the video...then i though freckles was appropriate. but i really do like pork chop!

October 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spot, of course

October 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Lunchbox! That's one I've never heard before... usual/overused suspects are bacon or dinner or porkchop. I vote Lunchbox.

October 8, 2012 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Schnitzel! I like the way it sounds. His buddy can be saucisse (or saucisson, depending on gender).

October 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hambone. I like Spot too. He sure is cute.

October 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Toronto Girl said...

Merle, He looks like my merle Australian Cattle Dog.

October 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger ddu said...

Oscar, as in Oscar Mayer. Best wishes!

October 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Casie said...

Muc, gaelic for pig!

October 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Joe says Hogwarts; Tim says Pork Chop and I say Clyde after Bonnie and...

October 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Kira said...

I second Edvard Munch. Awesome!

October 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Wilbur.

October 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

Houdini, the great escape artist

October 8, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Sam Murray said...

I second the Banshee comment.

October 8, 2012 at 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamlet

From Ginny

October 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

At first I was thinking Tasty for a name then I felt a little twinge of guilt...I like Freckles better~

October 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger jim said...

lollypop

October 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lollypop

October 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

I still vote either of my suggestions from Antlerstock: cochon, or spotted dick.... It's fairly obvious after that debacle which I'm leaning towards now! He's DEFINITELY a Spotted Dick.... Riley's ear is still a lil off from that! lol

October 8, 2012 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Turtle Mom said...

Albie D. Licious (I'll be delicious!)

October 8, 2012 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Mist said...

I like Spotted Dick, but I also thought maybe something like Greasy Ham would be appropriate because of his escape.

October 8, 2012 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

I think the simple Spot is a good name for him.

October 8, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger luckybunny said...

My vote is... Prosciutto.. that way instead of just thinking how cute he is, you can focus on how delicious prosciutto is...

October 8, 2012 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wilbur! Totally.

October 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

He's an escape artist, so Houdini seems fitting.

October 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

Cochon, in Louisiana we have cochon de lait's every winter....a pig is roasted, everyone brings food and music is played. You should come down in January and join us.

October 8, 2012 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Clare Withers said...

How about That'll Do, as in "that'll do, pig" from Babe (book and movie)? It'd bring a smile every time you call the ornery rascal.

October 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alcatraz.

October 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you have Ryan (the) Gosling already...Could this little guy be Kevin Bacon?

Or Hamilton? Ham for short

October 8, 2012 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger LeaningDuckFarm said...

How about "Seymour" in honor of the late John Seymour, great homesteader, author, promoter of the GOS and teacher to us all?

October 8, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger karental said...

Sir Edmund (for his ability to climb, see..)

October 8, 2012 at 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Raining Iguanas said...

"Pig Papillon"

October 8, 2012 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Hamlet, or Magnum PIg

October 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger bookkm said...

Rothschild. I don't know why.

October 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

I offer the name "Munch." He munched away on that whey and hay doing pigdom proud.

October 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger becky said...

kookoosh...anishnaabaemowin word for pig

October 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Hamlet.

October 8, 2012 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

How about Proscuitto as a name. Its and easy call name and so chic.

October 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I'm lovin' "Banchee".

October 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

How about Orvis? Or maybe Maple?

October 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

How about Orvis? Or maybe Maple?

October 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger futurefarmgirl said...

I'd suggest "Polka" as in Polka dotted pig!

October 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger futurefarmgirl said...

I'd suggest "Polka" as in polka dotted pig!

October 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger futurefarmgirl said...

I'd suggest "Polka" as in Polka dotted pig!

October 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM  
OpenID tamitng said...

Sounds like a Houdini to me!

October 9, 2012 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

How about Riley?

October 9, 2012 at 6:26 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

HOW ABOUT 'BACON'..cute lil' fella.......

October 9, 2012 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

Dr. Julius Strangepork...from The Muppets!!

October 9, 2012 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

I also like Link.

October 9, 2012 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

"Eaton M. Sooner"

Lisa in Maine

October 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Deltaville Jamie said...

My humorous side leans heavy towards Spotted Dick. The unexpected presence of that name in your list sent tea out of my nose. However, Lunchbox is also growing on me as that happens to be my brother's nickname and he's definitely in the "man-pig" boarish category.

October 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about"Sunday's Lunch"

deb from Idaho

October 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Bitha said...

I like lunchbox:)

October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Just had a thought, along with the pig name Bacon, when the 2nd lil' fella arrives u could name him- Kevin... together u would have= Kevin + Bacon, Kevin Bacon..maybe?????

October 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

Your roosters remind me of this fella: http://youtu.be/vAQA5aya6zQ

October 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

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