Friday, May 18, 2012

"Name This Piggy" Contest

We have two litters of rare American Guinea hog piglets almost ready for weaning.  Our sow Cerridwen's litter is especially nice this time around, so we have decided to keep one of the boys as a future possible breeding boar.  I decided it would be fun to have a "Name This Piggy" contest to get all of you to help me come up with a name for him.  The winner will get 4 free bars of my homemade soap (possibly even some awesome new flavors that haven't been released yet)!

More about the contest in a moment.  But first, meet the handsome piggy:

His mother's name is Cerridwen and his father's registered name is Carmine (although we call him Magick).  He has white socks on both his front feet, just like his mother.  He's big and confident, with a bright happy personality.

Now, about the contest:

1.  To submit a name for consideration, simply put it in a comment on this post.  Be sure to include your name and a way to contact you if you win!     DEADLINE TO ENTER:  JUNE 1, 2012

2.  From all the names submitted, I will choose a collection of my favorites to be semifinalists.  The number of semifinalists will depend on the number of entries and how many of them I like.

3.  On June 4, I will post the list of semifinalists on the Ingleside Farm Facebook page.  Our fans will have 1 week to vote on their favorite name. Feel free to forward the link and encourage your friends and family to "like" the page so they can vote your name to the top!

4.  In case more than 1 person submits the same name, credit will go to the person who submitted it first.

5.  On June 11 I will announce the winner.  The winner MUST send me his or her address or I won't be able to ship the prize.

We have 17 piglets from 2 litters altogether, so some of the other semifinalist suggestions may be used to name other piglets.

If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these piglets, let me know.  They are $200 each, registration included.  The two litters are unrelated, so if you want a breeding pair you can get one from each litter.


Cassandra said...

Pryderi ap Pwyll (Pryderi the son of Pwyll). He guarded the pigs of Pendaran Dyfed in Glyn Cuch in Emlyn. Pryderi's father was the Pwyll who had introduced pigs to Britain.

Drystan, son of Tallwch, or Sir Tristram (of Tristram and Yseult fame) who guarded the pigs of March. Drystan was Sir Tristram, a Pictish Prince who served King March (or Mark) the King of Cornwall by driving out Irish invaders. Whilst guarding the pigs, he sent his swineherd to Essyellt or Isolde or Ysseult to arrange a meeting. This was the start of the Tristram and Isolde/Yseult romance, leading to marital discord, immorality, war, death and opera.

Of the two choices, I prefer Drystan, but Pryderi is cool, too!

Such a handsome little piggy! :)

Claire said...

Gwydion. It's a Welsh name (like his mother) and means "god of magic" (incorporating his father's nickname).

Claire said...

My other all-time favorite name for a breeding animal is Ephraim, which means fruitful. Perfect name for a boy you want lots of babies from.

Tim Emrick said...

How about naming three siblings Colin, Dun, and Poesy? Those are the Three Little Pigs in Bill Willingham's "Fables" (DC Comics).

(And if you haven't read "Fables," I highly recommend them. You may be able to find volumes of the collected series in your local public library.)

Anonymous said...

Taliesin: The author of the of the Cerriden Son. Poet to kings of ancient Britain and credited with the origin of the Arthur Legends

Merlin: Magican and adviser to Arthur in Tennyson's "Idylls of the King"

Emrys: Druidic name for Merlin

Tennyson: Responsible for the popularizing of the Arthur legends in the mid to late 1800's

Anonymous said...

Fat Back Slap Jack since he is so happy
Sue Stinehour

Anonymous said...

Moccus is my choice and goes along with his Celtic-named mother.

"Moccus is a porcine (pig-associated) deity and he may have been a psychopomp."

Trish Hatcher Cooper from FB :)

Molly said...

When I looked up the legend of Cerridwen I see she had a son named Morfran so that's my vote. He was described as dark and this handsome boy is dark alright! I think they may have been referring to his personality but this sweet little guy looks like he's a lover!

LoreenH said... in George Orwell who wrote Animal Farm.

CrankyGeezer said...

Lugh, since his mother is Cerridwen. You can reach me at

Allison Colony said...

My suggestion is: Thor (god of thunder) - may he be "thunderous" in his breeding ability!

Anonymous said...

Nancy Arnold/ or my facebook account/ How about Taliesin...he was Cerridwen's son who became a storyteller and passed down his wisdom and history.

Hannah said...

I was thinking Obadiah. We love to name our animals names that are from the bible.


Anonymous said...

I like the name KIERAN, in Celtic it means "dark skinned".
Your piggy has very dark skin hence a perfect name for the little porker!:-)


Liz said...

What a fun contest.

stephanie parrish said...


Anonymous said...

How about a couple of good boy names - Orson or Logan. - Amy

Penny McEntee said...

I will go way out on a limb here. I like Snort. When I look at his cute little face, it is the first thing I think of.

Anonymous said...

I think he looks like a "Lancelot" to me.


Anonymous said...

I think Rambo is a good name.

heather o. said...

Swinton. (Tom's suggestion)

Anonymous said...

Swinton (Tom's suggestion) Heather O.

Anonymous said...

Houdini would fit him nicely.


Anonymous said...

magnum PI...G.


Johnny said...

I would have to suggest Wilbur, as he seems to be 'the one' from the litter and it corresponds to the old children's book of Charolette's Web.
There are a lot of good suggestions up there already also!


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Anonymous said...

Shirtless (seen you are losing your shirt)

Anonymous said...

How about just a plain old country name like Wilbur? We named our boar that and he is precious, loves to be scratched and petted.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mochyn which is Welsh for pig.

Anonymous said...

How about:

Sudsy the Stud


Cedar/Seeder the Breeder


Sower/Soar the Boar

Good luck with your enterprise and may your treasured little piggy plant seeds for growth and allow your business to soar to great heights.
aka georgiamountainwoman

Anonymous said...

How about:

Sudsy the Stud


Cedar/Seeder the Breeder


Sower/Soar the Boar

Good luck with your enterprise and may your treasured little piggy plant seeds for growth and allow your business to soar to great heights.
aka georgiamountainwoman

cynthia said...

How about Captain America!! However I do like Penny Mcentees thought (she posted already) of Snort.

Yanktongal said...

Of course, probably the most famous pig is Arnold Ziffer, from the 70's sitcom "Green Acres". (great show, i loved it). But my submission is "Orson" the pig in the "Garfield" comics.

My submission is: Orson.
(he looks like an Orson.)

Meaning of "Orson"
French name

In French, the name Orson means- Bear cub. Famous Bearer: American actor/director Orson Welles. The name Orson is most often used as a boy name or male name.

ssmith1373 said...

King Alfred seems like a good name. It is an ancient name but has a cheerful ring to it.

Kiri said...

The very first name that came to mind was Commander Cuddles O'Malley. Hee Hee. Who knows how this aquarian mind works?

Other names: Chase the Dream, Tecumseh

Anonymous said...

How about Magnum for a male piglet. He's lightening fast like a gun shot and black in color.

grownut said...


Welsh for rowan or ash and a bit of fun history. Guess I and a few others are focused on the Welsh thing. :)

pat said...

how bout the name "Ringer" because of the brown colour that encircles its nose

Anonymous said...

From the children's rhyme for the 5th little piggy that went "yes, yes, yes, all the way home..."

"Oui Oui"

Nicholas Sea

Denise said...

My husband thinks he looks like a here is my name for this cute lil fella..."Ninja"!

Laura C Frazier said...

My suggestion is "Snort".

Laura C Frazier said...

I just noticed that snort was mentioned in an earlier suggestion, so how about "Deklan".

Anonymous said...

My 2yo said "Oinkers"

Kimi said...

Otis! Just like the name and it seems to fit.

Tom Gibson said...

A name should be easy to call and make you happy to hear it. How about "Bacon"?

Dorothy Larmore said...

Black Magic. Black cause it's his primary color and magic cause it's his daddies nickname! You can contact me on facebook email. Just look up my name on your friends list.

Anonymous said...

Morgus the magnificent!

Debi Stoppkotte said...

For some reason, he looks like BLACK BART to me! :o)