This goat pair, both in their teens, had only ever been referred to as “the goat boys” prior to their arrival at Farm Sanctuary.
We believe that names help distinguish our residents as individuals and that every animal deserves recognition. Our social media community agreed—and when we asked for help in naming these goat grandpas, our audience rose to the occasion.
Over 800 name recommendations came rushing in on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Explore.org channels. After narrowing the list down to a solid pool of five pairings, we ran a final vote. Over 2,000 comments later, we had two pairs running neck and neck for the lead: Archibald and Earl (“old man names for old man goats”) and Salt and Pepper (a playful take on their unique colorings).