What did you name your goose?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by DoubletakeFarm, May 16, 2013.

  1. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Songster

    Feb 23, 2013
    NE Ohio
    I'm trying to come up with names for my goslings and I thought it would be fun to hear what other people came up with! What did you name your goose?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Samson{Sammy} My Embden gander
    Missy My Toulouse goose
  3. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

    Dec 17, 2011
    My geese are named: Alpha, Beta, Charlie, Delta, No. 1, Ebay, Whitey, Snow, Patches, BW (pronounced b-dub), Shortbus, Chicory & Beignet, Tank, Handful, Sweet Pea, Misty, Nutmeg, Piper, Barley, Ginger, Pistol, Shimmer, Slate, Milo, Spirit, Ember, Hitch, Gimpy, BG, Shuffle, Peanut (RIP), and Peanut's 3.5 week old daughter PJ (Peanut Jr).
  4. markt1

    markt1 In the Brooder

    Feb 2, 2013
    The goose with a zip tie banded to her right foot is "Rosie".
    The one with a band to her left foot is "Lucy".
    The unbanded gander is "Gus". [​IMG]
  5. We try not to name them till we know they are going to stay with us for awhile - it is harder to sell the named ones. My daughter is the only one who can tell them apart - my goal this year is to figure out some kind of zip tie labeling system so I can keep track without her. They are all American Buff and I love them, but wish sometimes we had gone with pilgrims so I could tell them apart better.

    Currently we have Bumble (he had a touch of bumblefoot as a gosling), Goliath (he is huge), Minnow (She was a tiny gosling and still is small), Whiffle, Buttercup, Big Foot, Chipmunk (as a gosling he had amazingly poofy cheeks), Ghost (she is much paler than the others even though she's from the same parents), Robin Hood, Little John, Warf and Jadzia. The last 4 are new goslings so I'm not sure if their genders are going to match up with their names , so they may end up changing them.

    Naming is fun, although most of our geese, with the possible exception of Bumble, don't know their names.
  6. flockman

    flockman Songster

    Nov 6, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    Boris, Mary, Martha

    We started with Boris and Natasha(RIP), and added Mary and Martha. Mary and Martha got the names from the bible story where Mary sat and listened while Martha ran around working. Mary would come over and talk and Martha always ran around. Now at 7 weeks, Mary is the tall slender one and Martha is shorter, rounder and has rather large lobes. The geese headed to the table don't get names except for names like Dinner, etc.
  7. goose4

    goose4 Chirping

    Aug 16, 2012
    Up North MN
    I would recommend non gender specific names. Last year my son gave our 4 geese all boy names. We have Franky and Johnny who turned out to be ganders. We also have Ryan and Timmy who turned out to be females. This year we named our new geese Larry Moe and Curly.
  8. squirrelbug

    squirrelbug Chirping

    May 19, 2011
    Manson, WA

    Mine are Clyde (he fits this very well right now, lol), Bonnie, BJ (Bonnie Jr.) and Wheezie. They are Pilgrims so I now who is what, lol. I had another little one last year that I named Gidgy because she was very small, but she died at a month old :(

    Love all the names! It always takes me forever to find just the right name.

  9. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    My goose's name is faster Anna which means aunt Anna. She is named after my mother's aunt who was a goose girl at the farm where she grew up. She died this past December, 100 years old.

    Here she is as a little girl with two of the Danish Spotted Geese she took care of:

    Patsi1 likes this.
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    What a sweet pic gg, and a sweet story too.

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