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Help Name Our Alpaca - Contest Ends June 30th!

P1000518 We'd like help in naming our newest addition to our alpaca ranch. Here's some characteristics about this little boy who was born a couple of weeks ago. He is coal black with soft, silky fiber that we'll eventually shear and sell as yarn on our website. He's really fast running around the pasture, likes to pronk, is very curious, is very proud in his stance like his father (Snowmass Conquistador). He is very independant but still likes to stay by his mom (Daphne) in the evenings. There's more pictures on our ranch website photo gallery  So here's the deal,  suggest a name in the comments section of this blog along with reason.  The winner will get a $25 gift card from Alpaca Direct.  Winner (and name) to be announced on July 1st, 2009.   



Posted by Gail Hogsten on

He looks and sounds like an absolute darling. I would love to raise Alpaca, but we are older and not equiped to fence the field, nor care for the animals. Especially since I’m disabled now.
Sorry for getting off track – I like the name “Midnight Sun” and his nickname could be Sunny. Midnight for his coloring, Sun for his sunny disposition.
Whoever wins this contest will be a lucky person, but y’all are the true lucky ones to have these affectionate and giving animals with you.

Posted by Susan on

I would call this beauty “Black Ice”

Posted by Teresa (2catlady on Ravelry) on

“Black Bob” — Bob is in honor of Ravelry.

Posted by Sharon Rose on

How about Blackberry? Dark and sweet… and just a little tart! :)

Posted by Vanessa Hubbard (AlpacaAddict) on

I would name this beautiful animal “Marta”, which is Spanish for Sable, for two reasons.
1. His Lovely dark sable colour
2. That SABLE stands for Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy – a knitty term for owning more yarn than you can ever knit.

Posted by Ann Chang on

this is a little silly because he’s not a sheep, but how about “Three Bags Full” as in Ba Ba black sheep, have you any wool. Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

Posted by Mindy Vasil on

Zipper- because he zips around the pasture. :)

Posted by Caleb Richter on

I think he is really cute: ) I think you should name him Black Beauty or Black Velvet because in your description of him the way heacts he is kind of like the horse Black Beauty and Black Velvet because of the way you described his coat. Both because of the way you described this cute guys personality and he just looks adorable: ) Mommy I want one! : ) lol he is really cute!!!!

Posted by Alex on

He looks like a Gerald to me. A super cute Gerald.

Posted by caroline on

What a handsome new addition to your alpaca family! As for a name, I’ll go with the first thing that popped into my head when I opened the page and saw him: Salvador Dali. Or just Salvador. Or maybe even just Dali?
Can’t wait to hear what name you choose!

Posted by R. Moore on

I suggest Nieve Carbón or Schnee Kohle—Snow Coal in Spanish and German, respectively.

Posted by Linda on

Coz he looks like the colour of roasted arabica coffee beans.

Posted by Linda on

Coz he’s black as coal and he is at the coalface of alpaca wool production.

Posted by Sue on

How about Licorice?

Posted by Tracey on

He is so cute.
He looks impish and reminded me of a Puck or a Nisse. A merry domestic fairy, famous for mischievous pranks and practical jokes

Posted by Joy on

Maybe not the most creative, but I would call the little guy Stormy Skies. Stormy for short. What a cutie!

Posted by Amaranthology on

How about Albert? He looks very dapper! lol

Posted by Tracy on

Tyroc Kappu
The first is from Legion of Superheroes and kappu means black in Kannada.

Posted by Oribe on

I love the name Jack-it reminds me of spunky energetic boys who get into a little trouble now and then but in the end are sweet as pie, which is how this little guy seems from your description.

Posted by Jen on

I have two suggestions: Machu or Picchu
He certainly is a cute little bugger. :-)

Posted by vetstudentjenn on

I’m a veterinary student, and a bunch of us have decided that the best name for an alpaca is “Hummer” because of the noise that they make.

Posted by Grace on

what a wonderful chocolate color he is!

Posted by Jess on

I would name him Espresso.

Posted by Elizabeth Turney on

I looked at him and the first name in my head was Moose.

Posted by Elizabeth De Long on

He is A beauty! How about naming him Romeo? Loveable for sure!

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