Name This Sheep Contest!

September 2, 2010

Thank you to all for helping us shepherd in a name for our (unofficial) mascot of this year’s 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 ld 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 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 Old Farmer’s Almanac, see the Almanac.com General Store.

 

Reader Comments

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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!

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