Monday, March 17, 2014

Brick's Boy Needs a Name!

Brick and her boy are doing so well. I am so amazed at the heartiness of sheep, specifically the Scottish blackface. They are a proud, warm, and woolly forager and their little horned ones have so much vigor. I haven't named this little guy yet and not sure if he is staying or leaving but if you would like to help name him please leave a suggestion in the comments. My favorite name will win a signed copy of One Woman Farm!

photo by Kevin H

126 Comments:

Blogger Coop Co-op said...

Mortar or Paver?

March 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

How about Mortar? Mom is Brick, perhaps Mortar can place a hold on the flock, fortifying it for the future?

March 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Coop Co-op said...

Mortar
or
Paver?

March 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Abrac. Bric-a-brac!

March 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Tanya T said...

I'd love a copy of your book. I'm going to suggest Jamamros Strifelaugher the Scribe which I got from using your name in a random name generator for D&D. Either that or Wizard - ha!

March 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

How about "Mortar"

March 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger The Morrissey said...

Mortar?

March 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Wild Heart Women said...

Why St.Patrick of course! They are beautiful. So glad he arrived and is healthy.

March 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger The Morrissey said...

Mortar?

March 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Wild Heart Women said...

Why, St.Patrick of course!
So happy that he arrived safely. They always amaze me too. I have Churros.
Blessin' of the Green to you all.

March 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Mortar? As in Brick and Mortar.

March 17, 2014 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Adah said...

Mortar!

March 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger avw said...

I like the name "Cinder" for the new lamb, as it is a bit related to Brick!

March 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Holly Brown said...

Mortar! So they can be brick and mortar building blocks of your ongoing homestead dreams! :)

March 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger avw said...

I like the name "Cinder" for the new lamb - as it relates a bit to his mama's name of Brick.

March 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Justine said...

I vote for Bond since its a type of brick work (since Brick is his mom) and there is a scottish bond or brick work and heck if you want to go the movie way James Bond was half scottish (unfortunately on the paternal side not the maternal side).

March 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Melissa Mack said...

My suggestion is Mortar, nickname Mortie.

What a sweet little boy! I used to have a flock of Shetland Sheep. I miss having them and so does my Jersey cow, Moolah.

I absolutely love following you! You are living my dream! Someday I hope to get out of this city and take our small urban farm off the grid.

March 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Dorothy Freeman said...

how about mortar? or Mortimer? if you have brick you need some mortar. lol. thanks for sharing.

March 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Kelly Gempler said...

'Patrick' for your St. Patrick's Baby! ; - )

March 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Dorothy Freeman said...

I thought mortar but couldn't get it in before someone else. how about Mortimer?

March 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Kelly Gempler said...

'Patrick' for your St. Patrick's Baby! ; - )

March 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Janelle Windhorst said...

BRADFORD. In referenece to the term "bradford count" relating to fiber fineness, such as for sheep fleece. And he gets to carry on the first letter from his Mama's name!

March 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

How about Paddy for St. Patrick's day, or Mason - related to brick; also for your favorite dinner container :)

March 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I have a couple.....
Artair pronounced AR tare (Authur) it's Gaelic and could mean stone. And you could call him Artie ;)
Ewan means well born
Dubh means black
Lachlan, I think it's a Viking name.

March 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Janelle Windhorst said...

BRADFORD. In reference to the term "Bradford Count", historically used to determine fiber fineness...like sheep fleece. And he would get to carry on the initial of his Mama's name!

March 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Janelle Windhorst said...

BRADFORD. In reference to the term "Bradford Count", historically used to determine fiber fineness...like for sheep fleece. And he gets to carry on the initial from his Mama's name!

March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Paulette said...

Hod, perhaps?

March 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Banshee!

March 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Banshee!

March 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Banshee!

March 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

I was thinking more the other way that most appear to have gone, I thought that Mason would be a good name. I also thought that the slang term for a Brick Mason, Brickle would be cute.

March 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

How about "Clunch" which is a kind of stone, I think Limestone, which is used for building, as in brick.

March 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

How about "Lego" as in toy bricks for babies. As in Brick's baby?

March 17, 2014 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Wandering Moose Farms said...

Angus (allegedly the Gaelic version is Aonghus) for strength & vigor - Gus for short?

March 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger barnowl1702 said...

Moonshine

March 17, 2014 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Matt_Middleton said...

Shamrock :)

March 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Kendra said...

Mason because he is Brick's work (of art).

March 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Tasha Raymond said...

Thurl, pronounced "therl." It's Irish in origin, and means "strong fort".

OR

Burchard of Old English origin, which means "strong castle."

OR

Malin, Old English for "little strong warrior."

March 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Shannon Thompson said...

Rufus...

March 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Shannon Thompson said...

Rufus...

March 17, 2014 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Rebekah R said...

What about Shamrock, or "Rock" for short?

March 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Rebekah R said...

What about Shamrock, or "Rock" for short?

March 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Angie Dellinger said...

Kieron. It means "little dark one" (Dark for the black face)

http://www.babynamesofireland.com/irish-boy-names

March 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Angie Dellinger said...

Kieron. It means "little dark one." Dark for the black face.

March 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Mist said...

I think Mortar's been used up, so I'll recommend Mason instead. As a bonus, it's the surname of my best friend. :)

March 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Angie Dellinger said...

Sorry - forgot the link for the "Kieron" suggestion. http://www.babynamesofireland.com/irish-boy-names

March 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

I'd name him "Stout". He looks hail and hardy just like a fine Celtic boy.

March 17, 2014 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Vicki B said...

Hi Jenna! Happy St. Pat's Day to you and all of Cold Antler! How about Mason (Brick - Mason) or Paddy? Congrats on this new addition!
-- Vicki B.

March 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Laura Stephens said...

How about Macbeth since he is a scottish blackface?

March 17, 2014 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Laura Stephens said...

How about Macbeth since he is a scottish blackface?

March 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Guinness, a good Celtic name on St. Patrick's Day for a stout little guy.

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Chip(off the old block)

March 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Blooming On A Budget said...

How about Mason? It's a boy name and definitely brick related?

March 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Blooming On A Budget said...

How about Mason? It's a boy name and definitely brick related?

March 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Blooming On A Budget said...

How about Mason? It's a boy name and definitely brick related?

March 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Blooming On A Budget said...

How about Mason? It's a boy name that is related to brick?

March 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Chebbaco (American Indian word for the mist that rises up from a lake in the morning)

March 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger mdoe37 said...

Yup, gotta be Mortar or Mason.

March 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Megan Helwin said...

RORSCHACH

March 17, 2014 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Olli said...

I like Mortimer too :) Here are some other fun suggestions:

>>Bramble, or Bram (scottish)
>>Márta (gaelic for March)
>>Seamus (irish)
>>Quarry (scottish, stone reservoir)
>>Bairn (as in a wee bairn - scottish term for baby)
>>Faing (celtic, from the sheep pen)
>>Balloch (celtic, from the pasture)
>>Breac (celtic, speckled)
>>Gilead (hebrew)
>>Gram (gravelly homestead)
>>Bristol (british)
>>Bader (full moon - in light of the the last full moon of the season last night)

March 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Olli said...

I love names! I think they're important ~ hope you find one that fits the little guy soon :) And congrats!!

March 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Torie Post said...

Clay

March 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Well ask a room full of kids.... Baa Baa!

March 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Here's my suggestion: Rab. It's a traditional Scottish boys' name, and refers to the rod/stick used to mix hair in with mortar paste for traditional stone buildings. It seems appropriate for a sweet little laddie boy!

March 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

How about "Crosby"?

Why, you ask? Okay, well, this is sort of a terrible association with the sheep's breed... But this Christmas I watched "Holiday Inn" for the first time, and in it, Bing Crosby sings a song about Abe Lincoln... in blackface. Ah, life before the invention of political correctness. I spent the whole song cringing. So now you probably really don't want to name your sheep that.

March 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Sheila Truett said...

All grand names. May I suggest Soot, because well, look at his face.

March 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger JNoell said...

Lambert

March 17, 2014 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Crisy said...

mortar

March 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Crisy said...

mortar

March 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM  
OpenID peihome said...

Granger.

March 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger daisy g said...

LEGO!

March 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Pamela H said...

Blarney or Patrick... celebrate the day

March 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Pamela H said...

Blarney or Patrick... celebrate the day

March 17, 2014 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger By Candlelight Farm said...

I think Arrow!

March 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Catan.

March 17, 2014 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

First thing popped into my mind, Briket.

March 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

When I read this post and how you described Brick and the Scottish breed all I could hear was, "She's a brick house". Because of that I'm going to suggest "House". This coming from a woman who once named her ram lambs "Lunch" and "Dinner"

March 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Wall. Brick's Wall.

March 17, 2014 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Wall. Brick's Wall.

March 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Sim said...

Mage short for Majestic.

March 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

My vote is for Elodin (from Name of the Wind).

March 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Sarah from Schuylerville said...

I like either Skein, House, or Pick Axe Pete.

March 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah from Schuylerville said...

I like Skein, House or Pick Axe Pete.

March 17, 2014 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger ewaters said...

I just returned from a memorial service for a dear friend, Officer Jason Crisp, of the North Carolina Forest Service. He was ambushed while tracking a fugitive who killed his own parents and hid in the laurel forest. Jason and his K-9 partner were both shot and killed. One of the most touching moments was when all the K-9 officers and their partners passed the coffin and saluted.

Maros is a river in Hungary and is a common male Slovak name. Maros the K-9 officer was considered one of the best trackers and K-9 officers in the state, having rescued many missing children and elderly, as well as apprehending fugitives from justice.

Maybe you'd consider honoring the men and women of the Forest Service in all states who put their safety on the line ever day to protect us all.

March 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger ewaters said...

I just returned from a memorial service for a dear friend, Officer Jason Crisp, of the North Carolina Forest Service. He was ambushed while tracking a fugitive who killed his own parents and hid in the laurel forest. Jason and his K-9 partner were both shot and killed. One of the most touching moments was when all the K-9 officers and their partners passed the coffin and saluted.

Maros is a river in Hungary and is a common male Slovak name. Maros the K-9 officer was considered one of the best trackers and K-9 officers in the state, having rescued many missing children and elderly, as well as apprehending fugitives from justice.

Maybe you'd consider honoring the men and women of the Forest Service in all states who put their safety on the line ever day to protect us all.

March 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Stone

March 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Mable said...

I would call him Nine
the Celtic sacred number representing the beginning and the ending

March 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Mable said...

I would call him Nine

The Celtic sacred number representing the beginning and the end

March 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Sebastian, Sherlock, Fraser

March 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Yeti. he looks like an abominable snowman.

March 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Momma Storer said...

Will O' The Wisp. Will for short.

March 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

"Nails". As in tough as...

March 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

nails, as in tough as...
or early, because he is the first one this season, or primo for the same reason. Have fun with the names!

March 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Erik said...

Chip? Like a chip off the ol'...brick?

March 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger QuilterMary said...

Great photo. Sure do wish you sold them - notecards, maybe?

March 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger English sheep gal said...

Well, as your last ram lamb was Monday, maybe this guy should be Saturday, as that's the day he was born!

Sticking with the building theme, how about Oak, great for timber frame buildings - or for firewood, and the post where you announced his birth was titled 'by our fires'

March 17, 2014 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

House

March 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Katrin said...

I go for Mats...think it's a nordish name

March 18, 2014 at 4:16 AM  
Blogger 2KootsCoop said...

Acme, what can I say.

March 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger 2KootsCoop said...

Acme, what can I say.

March 18, 2014 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I've always been partial to the name Aloysius. It's Snuffy's real name, from Sesame Street (Aloysius Snuffleupagus). The Scottish blackfaces certainly seem to have Snuffy's woolly charm and (at least in pictures) his careful gravitas.

March 18, 2014 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Deb Naydan said...

Perhaps Bleat or Bleet?

March 18, 2014 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

House
After the song Brick House

March 18, 2014 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Andie Rosamund said...

I'm thinking Tully, in honor of Jethro Tull and the song "Thick as a Brick." There. Problem solved.

March 18, 2014 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I thought of another one. Since you love Game of Thrones.....Hodor :)

March 18, 2014 at 9:29 AM  
OpenID jenn said...

Hobgoblin...just a thought :)

March 18, 2014 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Wendy Iannarone said...

I would name him Vigor!

March 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Jess Sheppard said...

Baird, (a minstrel in the Scottish Gaelic), Balfour (from the village by the pasture-Scottish Gaelic), banning (blond child-garlic), Bari (spear thrower, marksman-celtic, welsh)

March 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Donna Stroud said...

Granite (strong and indestructable)

March 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Donna Stroud said...

Granite (strong and indestructable)

March 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Ah, you know, I don't name my lambs. One way or the other they leave here, usually by way of the butcher. I have a fairly small pasture and so cannot keep them, just too expensive to feed hay all the time. Also, there is a good demand for lamb meat. So it basically comes down to economics. And I try to not get too attached to my food.

March 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I think it should be "Tuck" because you tuckpoint bricks.

March 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Carlos Rodriguez said...

stone

March 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Abrah Griggs said...

I am laughing because I read this post and immediately started singing "Brick House" -- so I think he should be called Commodore. :-)

March 18, 2014 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Olli said...

Mutton. or Anvil :)

March 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Imagine you will fly... said...

Stucco sounds nice to me and is added on to brick walls :)

March 18, 2014 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger jodi said...

Flanagan

March 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I second the name Chip as two others already posted. Chip is a fine Chap. I also love ANGUS, Angus Young from AC/DC he hops like a lamb while he plays guitar. I just want a chance at winning the book.

March 18, 2014 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Mary Pierce said...

How about "Adobe"?

March 18, 2014 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Mary Pierce said...

How about "Adobe"?

March 18, 2014 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger gypsyelves said...

When my family visited a farm once, they had a lamb named "Tasty". I didn't tell my young son why!

March 18, 2014 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Hi Jenna, I am suggesting the name MASON for your new baby sheep. You need to be a mason if you work with BRICKS. Bonnie

March 19, 2014 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Bricklet

March 19, 2014 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

I am throwing "Dwight" into the pool. That is the name of my friend Deb's husband. The fun part of Dwight...he has sooo many wonderful qualities...is he is a brick mason as was his father before him. Deb has MS and is in a wheelchair but that has not stopped either of them! They spent the better part of two years in Maryland(I think) working on replacing and repairing the brickwork in an Civil War fort. I think I would love telling Dwight he has a ram lamb named for him, a lamb destined for great things!!! HE would love it, too!

March 19, 2014 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Angie Pomponio said...

Dang! I posted William Wallace as a good strong Scottish highlander name...my first time posting and I didn't quite make the grade. Ok, now I'm going to get serious, lesson learned lol.

March 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

Brac... Like brick o' brac.

March 21, 2014 at 12:01 AM  

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