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Cute Names for Sheep

Choosing the perfect name for your fluffy friend can be challenging, but have no fear. Today, our Meadow Vista vets provide ewe (and ram) with some baa-rilliant suggestions. From famous sheep in history, to just plain silly, here are a few good sheep names.

Picking a Sheep's Name Can be Shear Delight

Have you got a new wooly friend in need of a name? It can be challenging to choose a great name for your sheep. Where should you even start? Let's run through some famous sheep in history to inspire you, then move into some fun and cute names to consider.

Famous Wool Babies 

Fiona the World's Loneliest Sheep - At first glance, Fiona's solitude may sound sad; after all, sheep are very social creatures. But having been trapped all alone for more than two years at the bottom of a cliff in Scotland, we think that Fiona showed both strength of character and resilience in the way she not only survived, but thrived. Way to go Fiona!

Dolly - Dolly is arguably the most famous sheep who has ever lived. Named after country singer Dolly Parton, Dolly the sheep was the first cloned mammal created from an adult cell. The announcement of Dolly's birth on 22 February 1997 caused enormous excitement with the press and scientific communities worldwide.

Shaun the Sheep - Possibly the only sheep with enough notoriety to challenge Dolly's fame is T.V. and movie legend Shaun. He is a cheeky and mischievous sheep who spends his time playing pranks on Farmer X and guide dog Bitzer at Mossy Bottom farm. With two movies and countless television episodes under his fleece, Shaun is ready to keep the world laughing.

Shrek, New Zealand's Wooly Champion of Hide and Seek - Shrek became a media sensation in 2004 after evading shearing for six years! The shearing of Shrek, when it finally took place, was such a big deal that it was broadcast on New Zealand national television. His fleece weighed sixty pounds and contained enough wool to make about 20 large men's suits!

Montauciel the Great Aviation Pioneer - In 18th-century France, hot air balloons were a new and terrifying invention. To test the safety of these amazing flying machines, inventors Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier sent farm animals up into the air. Montauciel the sheep, whose name means “climb-to-the-sky”, was used as a guinea pig for one of the balloon’s earliest voyages over Paris. NOTE: No animals were harmed in the testing of these early flights. All creatures returned home safely, if bemused, by the experience.

Names That Refer to Sheep-Related Things, Visual Characteristics & Events

Often, naming a sheep is easiest to do if you can name them after something, such as how they look, what they act like or when they were born. Perhaps one of these names will suit your fluff friend:

  • Jumper
  • Spring
  • Cupcake
  • Marshmallow
  • Starbright
  • Shadow
  • Shear Luck
  • Celest
  • Clover
  • Cloudy
  • Joy
  • Sweater Weather
  • Fluffy
  • Stormy
  • Wooly
  • Marshmallow
  • Solstice
  • Smudge
  • Rocky
  • Snowball
  • Happy
  • Sunshine
  • Shep/Shepherd
  • Casper
  • Winter

Cute Names for Ewes

Sometimes, just looking into the adorable face of your ewe or lamb whilst rhyming off a few names can help you find the perfect fit for your wooly wonder. How about:

  • Pearl
  • Joleen
  • Cleopatra
  • Ewe-nice
  • Lamb Chop (the puppet, not the food)
  • Alexi
  • Rebecca
  • Fifi
  • Maple
  • Wilma
  • Jen
  • Sarah
  • Trixi 
  • Lisa
  • Carlie
  • Katie
  • Peony
  • Pearl
  • Buttercup
  • Pixie

Fun Names for the Rams

Male sheep can be funny, friendly, bossy or downright bullies. Which name suits your fluffy dude best? How about:

  • Aries
  • Pete
  • Rambo
  • Prince Wooliam
  • Doug
  • Samual
  • Maverick
  • Kasey
  • Dave
  • Samuel
  • Buddy
  • Lambert
  • Ace the Chase
  • Brian
  • Dash
  • Finn MacCool 
  • Thor 
  • Vincent
  • Baaaaaa-d Boy Billy
  • Michael
  • Dobby
  • Derby
  • Ewelysses (OK, ewes are female but your ram will never know)
  • Rameses
  • Dave
  • Shamus
  • Murphy

Silly (Almost) Celebrity Names

Feel like adding a little star power to your flock? How about these celebrity-inspired names:

  • Baaaa-rbara  Streisand
  • Ed Shear-an
  • Annie Lamb-ox
  • Woolie Nelson
  • Shearlock Holmes
  • Kenny Rogers (The Gambol-er!)
  • Fleece Witherspoon
  • Ewen McGregor
  • Meryl Sheep
  • Lady BaaBaa
  • Anne Hathawool
  • ABBA

Just Plain Silly Names for Sheep

No list of outstanding sheep names would be complete without a completely silly list. Here are a few that we love:

  • Cream Puff
  • Q-Tip
  • Cool Whip
  • Wookie
  • Yeti
  • Ram-bunctious
  • Bleat-Box
  • Cotton Candy
  • Ewok
  • Mareep
  • Tribble
  • Skittles
  • Wooly Warrior
  • Lord & Lady Fluffington
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Woolwind
  • Cuddle Bundle
  • Bounder
  • Cutie Pie
  • Wooly Wonka
  • Lamball

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Whatever the name of your wooly friend, our Meadow Vista livestock veterinarians can help your sheep to thrive. Contact Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic today to book an examination for your fluffy friend.

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