The first baby born is Miss Marple. She stood up in less than 10 minutes after birth and went straight to mom's milk source and got it in two tries of finding it. She was running around by four hours old and checking everything out all around her. She is a light beige multi and cute as can be. She comes over and gives me kisses and snuffles my face all the time all the while talking away to me. She has no fear and just into everything. She reminds me of fudge marble ice cream and playing with that name and her personality of being so inquisitive, the name Miss Marple came out and I knew that was a fit immediately.
|Miss Marple (left), Jujube (front right), Sputnik (back right)|
The name for Sputnik was work but the next baby's name came pretty fast and easy. Sweet Bell's cria is a multi color too similar to Miss Marple but she is a suri. This cria has dots all over her legs. She is the one I wrote about in a previous blog that crashed on me after a few hours. It was a frightening few hours while we worked on her and got her going again. Another friend of mine suggested the name JuBellation since we were so jubilant that she made it and it goes with mom's name. It's also a bad pun which I'm quite known for so that was a good fit. She reminds me of jujube candy that I used to love as a child so her barn name is Jujube.
My next two cria were very late in arriving. They were my first ones due and the last ones to be born. My first due was actually my last to deliver! These two cria are so exquisite. Naomi's cria is the best baby born to Hum Sweet Hum so far. Her fleece is amazing. Dove's little boy is pretty spectacular as well so I wanted to name them a bit classier names. These names did not come easily at all. I tried on lots of names and none fitted. It was like me going shopping and trying on outfits (which I hate!). Nothing fit. I spent nights at the computer and Wikipedia searching various topics and ideas. I tried Latin translations, I pulled out my name book, I tried all my various interests and names that I liked but none fitted their spirit and quality. Finally, while raking the other day, I came up with the name Calvin for Dove's boy. To class it up a bit I put Lord in front so his name is Lord Calvin. I really like the cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes. It took a few days for his personality to start coming out and I could see that little cartoon boy impishness coming out. I debated on that or Lord Kelvin but he got himself into mischief getting into the wrong pasture and both his mom and I were looking down at him wondering how he got there and I could have sworn he said, "Hobbes made me do it!" But to make sure a name fits, I like to try it out on them to see if they react. Alpacas learn their names and I have had babies react immediately to a name and ignore others. Whether it is a coincidence or not, who knows but I take that as a sign if they react. So that evening after chores, I sat down on my bench near where Calvin and his mom were. I called his name and his ears perked up. I then asked him to come to me and he walked right over to me and snuffled my face all over. He hadn't done that before so I took that as a good sign that his name should be Lord Calvin.
|Lenox? Royal Doulton? Nighthawk?|