Name This Sheep Contest! Win The 2011 Old Farmer's Almanac

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Thank you to all for helping us shepherd in a name for our (unofficial) mascot of The 2011 Old Farmer’s Almanac!

We tried out a bunch of names for our little ewe and she responded to …

ALMA!

 

It so happened that more than 100 of our readers thought that Alma fit, too. We randomly selected one reader’s name from all of those who submitted the winning name, Alma.

Congrats to Michelle Lutz! We’ll be sending you a bundle of Almanac products, including copies of The 2011 Old Farmer’s Almanac and Everyday Recipes cookbook.

  • Here are some more of our favorites—
  • Woolimina
  • Lady BaBa
  • Baa-rometer
  • Baabra
  • Berneece LaFleece
  • Ewenice
  • Fleur de Fleece
  • Rebaaa
  • Woolmaa

Thank ewe for helping us give our woolly 2011 mascot a name! Some of the names were hysterical (as you can see right on this page) and we had a flock of fun!

 

To buy copies of The 2011 Old Farmer’s Almanac, see the Almanac.com General Store.

 

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It's a boy. Is his name Al

It's a boy. Is his name Al Packa?

How about...Lama Can (That's

How about...Lama Can (That's almanac letters rearranged). Just imagine a weekly piece such as "Lama Can" cook...and feature a recipe, or "Lama Can" garden...provide a tip on planting a vegetable, or "Lama Can" dish up some useless trivia....Or "Lama Can" can and provide tips for canning garden surplus...or "Lama Can" have fun and provide neat places to visit or "Lama Can" make a money saving project or "Lama Can" recycle and offer simple recylcing tips....Ole my goodness, just think of the possibilities!!

I like "Jezebaa Forecastewe"

I like "Jezebaa Forecastewe"

I submitted an anagram

I submitted an anagram for
The Old Farmer's Almanac
O' Mrs Flanela MacThread
or at least I hope that I spelled it right!

Shucks, I'm not eligible. I

Shucks, I'm not eligible. I just found this today. But I think "O. Whatafine Sheepiam."

Cotton Chloe should be her

Cotton Chloe should be her name because she looks soft as cotton!

I call her Ewephoria because

I call her Ewephoria because she is so pleasant looking.

Sheep Name: Cumulus

Sheep Name: Cumulus Cauliflower Merino

Since it just showed up and

Since it just showed up and made itself at home...Ewehere.

woolma

woolma

Baawbra.

Baawbra.

Imawa Chin Yu because of her

Imawa Chin Yu
because of her eyes.....

I sbumitted Merriweather.

I sbumitted Merriweather.

I think her name should be

I think her name should be Fluffy.

I liked Ewenice. It's an old

I liked Ewenice. It's an old fashioned name and she(?) looks like a Ewenice. And I liked the play on the spelling. =)

I picked Lucy after

I picked Lucy

after lacunocus cirrocumulus due to the form of that cloud formation sometimes looking like a sheeps wool coat. I assumed it was female due to the description of "this friendly gal."

I suggested Weatherby as his

I suggested Weatherby as his name. So much of what the almanac is about center's around the weather.

I submitted a short while ago

I submitted a short while ago and do not see it on this list. Thanks for an answer.

How about, Euneva Sue, our

How about,
Euneva Sue, our new ewe?...a little rhythmic.....for fun.

Ewestice Wooly-Wool. I

Ewestice Wooly-Wool.

I know “wooly wool” is redundant, but it sounds old fashioned, and I think it fits with the name Ewestice.

I went with the name Cumulus

I went with the name Cumulus because she looks just like a puffy white cloud. This cloud also represents fair weather.
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mike@mikeshomegrownfarm.com

Very cool reminds me of k2

Very cool reminds me of k2 incense

well something cute and funny

well something cute and funny like duke pickles

Genivee This sheep looks like

Genivee
This sheep looks like a female so I think her name should be Genivee

I kinda like the name "Alma".

I kinda like the name "Alma". It sounds cute, unique, and easy to remember! :)

I chose the wise sheep. I

I chose the wise sheep. I dunno it sounded cool.

I think the "ewe" should be

I think the "ewe" should be called Eula ...easy, simple amd cute.

How about Shawn, like the

How about Shawn, like the sheep from "Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave"?

I named it Cauly. I thought

I named it Cauly. I thought of the cauliflower in my garden the moment I saw it.

I'm going to go with "Wooly"!

I'm going to go with "Wooly"! Wooly the Sheep! :))))))

Cindy ewe who, thats me.(may

Cindy ewe who, thats me.(may have met the Gringe)

Curlie Cewe would be my

Curlie Cewe would be my choice. Get it?

I think BaaaBee Sue Ewe would

I think BaaaBee Sue Ewe would be a really cute name! Of course if she's been around the pasture a few times you could name her Baa Nana Ewe...lol

There is a lot of sheep in

There is a lot of sheep in Ireland. Looks like a female so I named her Miss Wooly Mc Fabric...

I suggested the name "Tinker"

I suggested the name "Tinker" because there are so many facets to the Farmer's Almanac, I'm always tinkering around in one area or another. :)

Al Manac

Al Manac

Name him Sherman, the sheep!

Name him Sherman, the sheep!

I think Ewey is a good name.

I think Ewey is a good name.

I named him Flockton

I named him Flockton Knitwell! He is very cute and would make a nice sweater.

Well I wanted to reflect that

Well I wanted to reflect that Ewe's have to live through various seasons so my Farmer's Almanac Weather related name entry is going to be Autumn B. Summer. The B stands for Baaah.

Shawn, like having been

Shawn, like having been shorn. Although I think Wallace & Gromit use this too.

I agree with me! Ewenice is a

I agree with me! Ewenice is a shearly a GREAT name! There's mutton baaaahd about it! I wolly mean it! Don't let this opportunity get pasture grasp! And, I'm not trying to pull the wool over your eyes or fleece ewe.
Wether or not it's a sheep shot, it's shorn to get attention! Lamb Neeson was herd to say "Yes!". Alan Shepherd said "Wow!", Calista Flockhart exclaimed , "Ewe Go Girl!". :)

Cute...but he has no

Cute...but he has no eyelashes, therefore, it's a boy sheep!
I hereby name him Ramses!
What a hoot.

I suggested Ewenice, several

I suggested Ewenice, several days ago, but I don't see my submission! Ba-a-a-a-ahh.

I entered a name two

I entered a name two different times on the 'Click here to enter!' link above & thought that it would show up on this forum but it hasn't. I just want to make sure that my entry made it. Thanks,
Sue

Hi Sue, All official entries

Hi Sue, All official entries go into a database which is reviewed by the editors. They are not shown on this page. If you entered through the link above, then you have entered the contest correctly. This space is just a fun place for readers to comment and share their ideas. Good luck!

Thank you for letting me

Thank you for letting me know!
Appreciatively,
Sue

How about Almie Fahmah. Kind

How about Almie Fahmah. Kind of a play on the New Hampshire pronunciation. I love New England and the Almanac. Such fun!

Baab B. Thaamas

Baab B. Thaamas :-)

Since the Almanac's slogan is

Since the Almanac's slogan is "Useful with a Pleasant degree of Humor" or U(ewe)P(a)H . . . how about Ewepah? I also like some of the other suggestions like "Ewenice" "lewecy" and "Alma". Your little lamb is fluffy and adorable. She deserves a name that reflects that and the practical and good-natured style of the Old Farmer's Almanac!

How about Almerino Almanac?

How about Almerino Almanac?

BAABAA EWE I think this is a

BAABAA EWE
I think this is a name never to be forgotten because there is a twinkle in her eye like that of Lucy on the "I Love Lucy Show" years back. BAABAA EWE BAABAA EWE
CATCHY HUH? :)

Ovis Aries

Ovis Aries

This name has it all -

This name has it all - Flower, Wildlife and of course Weather!

Petunia Robin Weatherly,

This name has it all -

This name has it all - Flower, Wildlife and of course Weather!

Petunia Robin Weatherly,

What about Woolomenia?

What about Woolomenia?

alabaster or ala-baa-ster if

alabaster or ala-baa-ster if you wish!

Baaby

Baaby

How about Wulli.

How about Wulli.

Alma is the first thing that

Alma is the first thing that popped into my head. Alma Ewe Mater lol......

How about Baaathsheepa?

How about Baaathsheepa?

She looks a little lost! So,

She looks a little lost! So, I would name her Bo.
(after Bo-Peep!) :-)

I agree with "Alma". I find

I agree with "Alma". I find a lot of "nourishment" from both the gardening tips and the recipes in the "Alma"nac!

Alma! (Alma-nac). Origin of

Alma! (Alma-nac).
Origin of the name Alma:
Derived from the Latin almus (nourishing, fostering).
Alternatively, Alma may be a direct borrowing from the Spanish alma (soul).
"Alma mater" is the term for a college or university, meaning "fostering mother"

cotton belle she looks cute

cotton belle she looks cute and southern

Astrid!

Astrid!

She reminds me of a cumulous

She reminds me of a cumulous cloud formation, just like cotton, so a take on the cloud--- K'ewe'mulous.

Letsy Ewer Calendar

Letsy Ewer Calendar

When I first saw the sheep, I

When I first saw the sheep, I just thought "Benny." :)

i don't mean to be a downer

i don't mean to be a downer but couldn't you have chosen a more classic looking sheep that would represent an organization that was created in 1792? the brooks brothers sheep logo for instance-that's a classic. this should be in a storybook for preschool children. love your concept but don't like this much.

Look more closley at that

Look more closley at that logo. It looks like that sheep is tied in a sling, limp, in an enlarged image you can see a tear in it's eye. I like the fluffy sheep.It's happy.

um, i wasn't saying use

um, i wasn't saying use someone else's logo, i was saying come up with something classic like that is. this almanac was created in 1792 and i would like to see see something honoring our colonial heritage.

I think it's cute. There is

I think it's cute. There is nothing at all wrong with whimsy. You must be so much fun living with. Commenting on everything you disagree with. Everyone has an opinion, it's just not that important.

sorry didn't know i would be

sorry didn't know i would be getting negative comments about my personality because i felt this was a gradeschool image. yah, i would bet you are fun to live with too if anyone disagrees with your point of view.

I think she looks like a

I think she looks like a "Baaaily"....So adorable.....

It's a bit of a stretch, but

It's a bit of a stretch, but I thought of "Purdy," as in predictions.

Gertie will do..

Gertie will do..

She's cute and curley, I

She's cute and curley, I think she'll answer questions on the site or point us in the right direction, so lets name her Ms Curley Q's - Q's for short :-)

Curly Woolly

Curly Woolly

How about Baaahby?

How about Baaahby?

How about Igora Noir

How about Igora Noir

How about chouncy...she looks

How about chouncy...she looks chubby and bouncy

Tofa~Short for The old

Tofa~Short for The old Farmers Almanac

I think her name should be

I think her name should be Luna Star .
Luna means Moon .There are moon and stars on the Almanac .

I think her name is ELSIE,

I think her name is ELSIE, She looks like one lost and sweet

Doireanne is Gaelic for

Doireanne is Gaelic for "tempestuous weather" and Caora(pronounced Kora)is Gaelic for "sheep". So....
Doireanne Caora

i think she should be named

i think she should be named frincess fluff falmanac

Her name should be Ewetopia

Her name should be Ewetopia because it is eutopia reading 'The Old Farmer's Almanac!

Eweelidia should be her name.

Eweelidia should be her name.

The name I picked is

The name I picked is "Odelina" meaning-Little wealthy one!

Eunice...or Ewenice.

Eunice...or Ewenice.

how about lewecy or woolanda

how about lewecy or woolanda

aww how cute how about Nac

aww how cute :) how about Nac short for Nic Nac and a play on Almanac ?

shouldnt her name be Alma? As

shouldnt her name be Alma? As in Almanac?

Alma means Nurishing

Alma means Nurishing

She looks like a "cloudee" to

She looks like a "cloudee" to me.
what do you think?

;)

I think the sheep should be

I think the sheep should be named buttercup

I think she should be named

I think she should be named Baa-Baa-Raa
which is sheepspeak for Barbara!

What a challenge naming such

What a challenge naming such a cutie. Love it! Looking forward to results.

I think that the sheep looks

I think that the sheep looks like it should be called BahBah. It just looks that cute.

This sounds like it is going

This sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun. I hope that the name chosen is creative and fun at the same time.

I will be following this story to see who the chosen winner is!

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