The Best Baby Goat Names For 2019

Thought you should know. I link to products and services that I love from time to time. Some of these links I have an affiliate relationship with. What does that mean? I may make a small percentage from any purchases you make, but don't worry, you won't pay even a penny more.

Sharing is caring!

goats-baby-goat-names

The Best Baby Goat Names For 2019

Everyone knows after the ever-so-famous gateway livestock, the chicken, that you need to add goats. It’s only natural to have a milk source after you have an egg source and what better milk source than to start with baby goats? As a new goat-owner, you’re going to need the best baby goat names. I’m fully confident you’ll LOVE our suggestions!

More Than One Goat

Potato chips, money, vacation days, and baby goats. Some things are just better when you have more than one. Goats are herd animals meaning they need to live with other animals of the same species. Even though you may be the most loving, caring, and attentive goat-owner that ever lived, you still need to have at least two goats. They are very social creatures and provide hours of endless entertainment. 

Goat Breeds

There are two different types of goats and several different breeds. The two types of goats are domestic goats (Capra hircus), which are raised like farm animals and even pet goats. The second is mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus), which live in rocky areas in the American Northwest. Among the domestic goats, there are several different goat breeds. 

Milk Breeds

Meat Breeds

  • Boer
  • Kiko
  • Myotonic (fainting goat)
  • Pygmy
  • Savanna
  • Spanish
  • Nubian

Fiber Goats

  • Angora
  • Cashmere
  • Pygora
  • Nigora

Before you buy your first baby goat(s), there are several things you need to consider. We have a great article to get you started, Goats For Sale.

Goat Reproduction

The male goat is called a buck or a billy goat, the female is called a doe or a nanny goat. The full gestation period for a goat is typically around 150 days. Although a doe can get pregnant twice in one year, it is best for the goat to breed more than once per year. 

A doe will give birth to 1 – 5 kids with two kids being average. However, 1-3 is very normal and anything above three is rare. If we’re going to do some goat math and you have two expecting does, within a year your herd of two could potentially grow to a herd of 12! That’s a lot of names to come up with. 

Naming Your Goat Herd

Many farmers and homesteaders don’t name their meat goats, which is a personal choice. We raise milk goats and all of them have names. In addition to our goats, we do raise pigs for meat and those we give food names. Like BBQ, Bacon Bits, etc. 

When you start growing your herd, keeping up with all the names can be confusing, that’s why we like going with a theme. Not only does this help us keep up with their names but it also helps me keep their records straight since all of our goats are registered. I can tell what year they were born by the theme of their names. 

You can have a lot of fun with this when you poll your family members into the naming process. For instance, say you choose to name your goats after musicians, each member can pick their favorite musician. 

The Best Baby Goat Names For 2019

While you may not agree with all of our suggestions, we’re positive you’ll find at least one you’ll love!

Wild-Wild-West Goat Names

Who doesn’t love the Wild-Wild-West and the ways of old? Back when we only had black and white TV’s and a shoot-out was at high noon. 

Buck

  • John
  • Wayne
  • Grit
  • Billy
  • Earp
  • Clint
  • East
  • Sam
  • Elliot 
  • Wyatt 
  • Holiday
  • Doc
  • Butch
  • Cassady 
  • Charlton
  • Heston
  • Gunsmoke
  • McQueen
  • Rio
  • Hayden
  • Quint
  • Festus
  • Chester
  • Dingus

Doe Names

  • Kitty
  • Cassady
  • Annie’Oakley
  • Calamity
  • Jane
  • Belle
  • Starr
  • Pearl
  • Hart
  • Elliot
  • Dora
  • Nellie
  • Mae
  • West
  • Etheyle
  • Rose

Southern Charm Names

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit. I think some of these names are perfect for your goat herd!

Doe Names

  • Daisy 
  • Belle
  • Paula
  • Georiga 
  • Lucy
  • Caroline
  • Virginia
  • Elly 
  • Mae
  • Scarlet
  • Opal
  • Patty
  • Patsy
  • Dolly
  • Emmylou
  • Dixie
  • Penelope
  • Esther

Buck Names

  • Duke 
  • Rosco 
  • Mason
  • Cooter
  • Elijah
  • Liam
  • Jethro
  • Hank
  • George
  • Emmery 
  • Dewy 
  • Merle
  • Junior
  • Hunter
  • Dallas
  • Earl
  • Winston
  • Ryder
  • Boomer
  • Jebediah

Old TV Show favorite Names

Here are some great baby goat names from our favorite old tv shows. Such as Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, Gilligans Island,  Beverly Hillbillies, and Little House On The Prarie. 

Buck Names

  • Oliver
  • Eb
  • Jed
  • Haney
  • Sam
  • Hank
  • Ralf
  • Fred
  • Newt
  • Jimbob
  • Arnold
  • Ziffel
  • Joe
  • Floyd
  • Charley
  • Oliver
  • Homer
  • Wendell
  • Orville
  • Gilligan
  • Skipper
  • Professor 
  • Thurston
  • Charles
  • Albert
  • Nels
  • Willie

Doe Names

  • Marry Ellen
  • Doris
  • Lisa
  • Bettie Joe
  • Billie Jo
  • Bobbie Jo
  • Kate
  • Janet
  • Lovey
  • Maryann 
  • Ginger
  • Granny
  • Hathaway 
  • Laura
  • Mary
  • Charoline
  • Nellie
  • Harriet
  • Carrie
  • Eva

Other Popular Themes

In addition to the above names and themes, some other themes you might consider for your goat herds are;

  • 50’s Musicians
  • 50’s Musicians
  • Rock Stars
  • Past Presidents and First Ladies
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Greek Gods
  • Cartoon Characters 
  • Disney Characters
  • Alphabet Names. The first year all the names begin with letter A, next year B, and so on. 
  • Planets
  • Country Singers
  • State Capitols
  • Cities in a State (we did this with South Carolina cities this year)
  • TV Show Actors

If you name your livestock, what themes do you use? 

 

 

baby-goat-names

5 Comments

  1. Lisa Lombardo on April 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Dingus, lol! Cracks me up 🙂

  2. Pamela on April 16, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Wow! Never knew their was so many!! I wonder about chicken names now!

  3. John Reed on May 5, 2019 at 6:43 am

    My wife is a buddhist so we will go with Goatama and I like Fu Manchew.

    • Amber Bradshaw on May 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Haha- LOVE IT!

  4. […] you’re ready to get your goat on, you’re going to need some names! We have a GREAT list of goat names for you to choose from […]

Leave a Comment






shares