A Bit of Happy News

Feb
11


Dr. Pepper, left, and Fanta’s little brown one.


Fanta’s little brown one really needs a name as we are planning to keep her. (We were actually planning to sell the little black one, mostly because she was such an identical twin to Fanta. I’m only keeping a select number of does, so I want to mix up the colorings of the ones we keep. Feel free to suggest names for the little brown one!) But–this post is about one of my other “kids”–the human kind. I just found out that Weston is now a National Merit Finalist!

I still don’t know whether or not he will receive the scholarship. Some of the finalists get the scholarship and some don’t. It may be several more months before we know. (The National Merit program is a pretty long, drawn-out process.)

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  1. 2-11
    11:07
    am

    How about Moxie?

    See why here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxie

  2. 2-11
    11:08
    am

    Congratulations to Weston – great job! I think a good name would be “Squirt”.

  3. 2-11
    11:09
    am

    Congratulations, Weston!! And Suzanne!! I will be keeping my fingers crossed (and toes too if it will help). Let us know as soon as the scholarship is announced (thinking positive) so I can uncross my toes.

  4. 2-11
    11:14
    am

    :woof: Way to go!!!!! Congrats!

  5. 2-11
    11:15
    am

    Congratulations to Weston. Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! As for a name of little brown one, well you have one name Nutmeg, maybe Ginger or Cinnamon, or how about Lavender or Sage.

  6. 2-11
    11:15
    am

    Congrats Weston!!! :sun:

  7. 2-11
    11:16
    am

    How about RC? Dr, Pepper looks like he is thinking “Me and my RC”…

    Congrats to Weston, and to you! Sending positive thoughts your way.

  8. 2-11
    11:16
    am

    How about Gumption? Did you ever see the movie, The Holiday, with Kate Blanchett and Jude Law? The retired screenwriter talks about gumption. Love that word.

    CONGRATS to your son and to you! That is such wonderful news!

  9. 2-11
    11:17
    am

    How about Cocoa or Mocha. Do you have a cocoa? I don’t remember. haha Good luck Weston! :purpleflower:

  10. 2-11
    11:17
    am

    congrats weston !!! and for a baby name how about ‘MERIT’

  11. 2-11
    11:18
    am

    Congrats!

    How about “Rivella”?
    http://www.rivella.com/com/index_com/products_com.htm

  12. 2-11
    11:19
    am

    The brown goat is a “Macchiato” if ever I saw one. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caff%C3%A8_macchiato

  13. 2-11
    11:22
    am

    :woof: Congratulations to Weston on becoming a National merit Finalist. Such an honor.
    I would pick Moxie also for a name. A favorite soda pop here in Maine.

    Mrs. Turkey

  14. 2-11
    11:23
    am

    Fanta’s little brown one reminds me of a root beer float – so how about “Sassafras” (the main ingredient of root beer flavor) – “Sass” for short.

  15. 2-11
    11:24
    am

    Shasta is another soda name I don’t think I’ve seen here.

  16. 2-11
    11:26
    am

    Fresh out of name ideas, But heartfelt congratulation to Weston. Even if National Merit people don’t come across with $$, there are others who use the National Merit Finalist as a criterion for their own dispersal of monies.

  17. 2-11
    11:26
    am

    Congrats all around! :snoopy:

    The sun is shining – it’s a MUCH better day… :sun:

  18. 2-11
    11:26
    am

    Sassafras

  19. 2-11
    11:26
    am

    Oh I like Sassafras! But I was also thinking “Tab” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab_%28soft_drink%29 I drank it a lot as a kid! LOL! Get it? Kid? Anywho…

    Congrats to Weston and to his proud mamma!!

  20. 2-11
    11:29
    am

    Love the little brown one…How about Yoo Hoo? (One of my favorite Harlen Coben characters, Myron Bolivar, drinks Yoo Hoo in copious amounts.)

  21. 2-11
    11:30
    am

    congrats on the human kid!!!!!! how about root beer!

  22. 2-11
    11:33
    am

    Congrats to Weston! I know you are so proud of him. About the kid, how about Cinnamon? That’s her coloring.

  23. 2-11
    11:34
    am

    Congratulations on Weston’s achievement!
    I like Sassafras!

  24. 2-11
    11:38
    am

    Wah-Hoo! Congrats indeed to Weston! hehe, and you, cause you helped in ways both tangible and intangible, though it IS his accomplishment.

    So many good names! I have to admit I like Sassafras, and Ginger(ale), and I’d forgotten all about Shasta, we used to have that in Ohio too. Frosty was a favorite brand of Root Beer when I was a kid too! Lots of other good ones like Tab, Moxie, Macchiato is great too, but should it be Macchiata since it’s a girl? I don’t know about those rules in Italian words. Maybe it would lead to a new line of coffee related names!

    Nilla, for Nilla (vanilla) wafers? Hey, it’s a cookie thing! Sugar is cute, but she’s brown and you don’t want to go with Brown Sugar, cause that would get abbreviated to BS and that’s not so good. :lol:

  25. 2-11
    11:39
    am

    What about Yoo Hoo,, That chocolate drink in a can!

  26. 2-11
    11:40
    am

    That’s fantastic to hear. Good luck Weston!

  27. 2-11
    11:44
    am

    Way to go Weston!! Fingers crossed for winning a slot!

    She looks like rootbeer to me too but I have to admit I really like Sassafrass, Sassy for short.

    dede

  28. 2-11
    11:44
    am

    I loved the suggestion of Moxie! What a perfect name for a little kid!

  29. 2-11
    11:51
    am

    well the walmart brand of Dr Pepper is Dr Thunder lol. seeing that they look so alike!

    you could name her sierra like sierra mist.

  30. 2-11
    11:51
    am

    congrats to Weston! that’s splendid news!
    I think she looks like a Coco. :yes: :yes: :yes:

  31. 2-11
    11:58
    am

    At first “Moxie” made no sense to me, as we in the Mid-west don’t have that product. After I went to the link, it made more sense. I think Moxie is a clever name.

  32. 2-11
    11:59
    am

    Congrats to Weston!!!!

  33. 2-11
    12:01
    pm

    Yipee!

  34. 2-11
    12:02
    pm

    Weston, congratulations! I’m so proud of you. Thanks, Mom, for sharing this important news with all of us. Hoping he will be one of the “final” finalists.

  35. 2-11
    12:02
    pm

    Congrats on having such a hard-working and intelligent son!! As for the cutie pah-tooty goat, I like “Frostie” which is an old pop brand. Seeing that she was born when it was quite cold and frosty outside…just saying.

  36. 2-11
    12:04
    pm

    Congrats Weston !! :shimmy: I like the Moxie idea, here in Michigan we have Faygo pop..yum !

  37. 2-11
    12:04
    pm

    COngrats to both you and Weston! What an honor and demonstration of his hard work. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
    Keeping with the bottle capt theme for the goat baby, I’d suggest Fresca or Root Beer (A&D? Mug?)

  38. 2-11
    12:04
    pm

    First- Wahoo! And Congrats! Good for y’all!

    Second – lil brown goat names….Yoo-hoo, Rootbeer, A&W, and Sassafrass…Sassy!

  39. 2-11
    12:05
    pm

    That was suspposed to be A&W….!

  40. 2-11
    12:08
    pm

    I’m voting for Sassafras (Sassy)

  41. 2-11
    12:09
    pm

    Congratulations to Weston….fingers crossed for him. :)

  42. 2-11
    12:10
    pm

    Go Weston! Hope he wins :) As for a name….I like Sassy!

  43. 2-11
    12:15
    pm

    Congratulations, Weston!!

    I always have a hard time choosing names. So many good ones!!

  44. 2-11
    12:15
    pm

    Mt. Dew!

  45. 2-11
    12:17
    pm

    Vess! (It’s a regional soda around here. And a pretty girl goat name.)
    Congrats to Weston!

  46. 2-11
    12:21
    pm

    Congrats to Weston! I vote for Frostie for a name, it was my favorite rootbeer growing up!

  47. 2-11
    12:30
    pm

    How about Sarsaparilla?

  48. 2-11
    12:32
    pm

    Congrats to Weston! I suggest Little Bear, Ginger, Cappuccino, Lila, or Meggie. I also really like the name Moxie as someone else suggested. Moxie is a New England tradition, even if I don’t like the taste of it.

  49. 2-11
    12:34
    pm

    Excellent news.. congratulations Weston! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the win :snoopy:
    Name suggestion would be Moxie – it’s also a soda;)

  50. 2-11
    12:35
    pm

    Sorry, I didn’t see that the name had already been suggested!

  51. 2-11
    12:41
    pm

    Name the little brown one YOO-HOO!

  52. 2-11
    12:42
    pm

    Root Beer

  53. 2-11
    12:44
    pm

    Go WESTON!!!!! High Five! fingers crossed here too

    Sassafras / Sassy…

  54. 2-11
    12:45
    pm

    Go WESTON!!!!! Great job! :shimmy:

  55. 2-11
    12:50
    pm

    Sorry. Got in too big a hurry and posted before looking.How about Cara Mell?

  56. 2-11
    12:58
    pm

    Home-brew!

  57. 2-11
    1:08
    pm

    I like Ginger and Cinnamon…probably because the goats get lots of gingerbread men cookies ;) (I died with laughter watching the video of the chicken with one….too funny!)a

  58. 2-11
    1:18
    pm

    Vernors! I’m from Detroit originally and it’s my favorite ginger-ale. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernors

    Congrats Weston!

  59. 2-11
    1:21
    pm

    Congratulations Weston!

    I vote for Sassafras. But Moxie and Ginger and Cinnamon are all good too.

  60. 2-11
    1:27
    pm

    Congratulations to Weston! Just being nominated is an honor. Of course, the money really is great!!

  61. 2-11
    1:31
    pm

    I like the root beer idea-“rootie” for short!!

  62. 2-11
    1:39
    pm

    Way to go WESTON! Suzanne for being a GREAT MOM !!
    I like Sassafras and Sassy for short…to cute.
    ~~HUGS~~

  63. 2-11
    1:43
    pm

    Congrats to Weston!!

  64. 2-11
    1:44
    pm

    Fantastic! WTG Weston!Congratulations! :shimmy:

  65. 2-11
    1:51
    pm

    Just when I thought I would be original with Caramel, #55 beat me to it with Cara Mel. Of course, I’ll vote for that one.

  66. 2-11
    1:54
    pm

    I was going to suggest Yoo Hoo also, but I REALLY like Sassafras!! :snoopy: Very fitting for a frisky little kid! And big congrats to Weston too!

  67. 2-11
    1:57
    pm

    Yeah for Weston!!! What a testament to all of the hard work you’ve BOTH put in over the years!
    And I kind of like Shasta for a name. Popular soda here.

  68. 2-11
    2:06
    pm

    :happyflower: I like Frosty, as in Frosty Root Beer and my second choice would be Sassy (for Sassafras), but only if she is a “sassy” girl.

    Congrats to Wes. It’s an honor to make it this far and I’ll look forward to hearing that he is a full fledged National Merit Scholar. Then I’ll do the happy dance. :snoopy:

  69. 2-11
    2:12
    pm

    WOOOHOOO Weston!!!!
    How about Chocolate Chip? CC for short.

  70. 2-11
    2:26
    pm

    Congrats to you and weston both on being a national merit finalist! Well done! As for names..im not good at that but i love the soda pop names lol. Dr. Pepper is fast becoming a favorite at our house..esp that video of him using his mama as another plank to walk on lol.

  71. 2-11
    2:32
    pm

    Congratulations!

    And I support the Root Beer based name – the first time I saw a pic of that baby, I said “Root Beer!”

  72. 2-11
    2:36
    pm

    Go Weston! :shimmy: Go Weston! :shimmy: Go Weston! :shimmy: Go Weston! :shimmy:

    I was already thinking Shasta. Someone beat me to it. But I think Vess (as suggested above) is a pretty name for such a pretty little girl. YooHoo would be a crack up! I can just hear you calling YooooooHooooo! Tab is cute too.

  73. 2-11
    2:39
    pm

    I think Moxie is also a grand name for the little brown ‘un…..

  74. 2-11
    2:39
    pm

    Congratulations, Weston! Just being named a finalist is phenomenal – and will be with you all your life!!!!

  75. 2-11
    2:39
    pm

    How about teaberry :)

  76. 2-11
    2:50
    pm

    Sierra Miss
    Mountain Doe

    Congratulations, Weston!

  77. 2-11
    2:55
    pm

    Congrats, Weston!!!

    As for your baby (goat) girl, how about Sweet Tea? :)

  78. 2-11
    2:58
    pm

    shasta is a cute name for a kid….and congratulations to Weston on his success!

  79. 2-11
    3:09
    pm

    how about cherry coke…Congrats to Weston. :pawprint:

  80. 2-11
    3:10
    pm

    She really looks like a Ne-hi to me (even though I’ve never had one) I like the Sassafras idea too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehi

    Weston – how awesome are you? Congrats!!!!!

  81. 2-11
    3:11
    pm

    I love the name Sweet Tea from the comment above but there is no better drink than a Cherry Lemon Sundrop. So it ought to be Sundrop! Congrats to Weston!! :wave:

  82. 2-11
    3:20
    pm

    Congrats to Weston! That is fabulous!!

    Are you sticking with soda names? If so, I like Shasta too…..might also suggest Sundrop….that’s an old soda, but one I remember liking as a child.

  83. 2-11
    3:26
    pm

    Three cheers for Weston!

    I like Moxie and Sassy!

  84. 2-11
    3:32
    pm

    Well done, Weston! Congratulations!

  85. 2-11
    3:41
    pm

    That is good news, congratulations!

  86. 2-11
    3:48
    pm

    Congrats to Weston!

    How about….Cheerwine (I think that’s strictly a southern soda fom NC) or Sierra Mist or Schwepps. Are you sticking w/the soda theme for naming??

  87. 2-11
    3:54
    pm

    Congrats to Weston and good luck!!! How about Nehi (aren’t they just about knee high?) or cappuccino.

  88. 2-11
    4:07
    pm

    Way to go Weston (and mama!)

    As for your little doe, how about RC (cola) or start going on the coffee names — latte, caramel, mocha.

  89. 2-11
    4:14
    pm

    National Merit Finalist? How cool is that? See Weston, hard work does pay off!!
    For the kid with 4 legs, stay with the bottle cap/drink theme, it fits them all…bubbly personalities…

  90. 2-11
    4:14
    pm

    Machiatta … needs to end in an “a” as she’s a she (vs “o” for a he)! Love the coffee names! Okay … love the coffee drinks too …

  91. 2-11
    4:19
    pm

    Wtg, Weston!

  92. 2-11
    4:23
    pm

    You deserve some good news. Congratulations. Even if no money comes from this Weston is still a winner. The title and honor will go far. As for the baby goat, how about RC for real cutie!

  93. 2-11
    4:24
    pm

    Moxie is so cute and is my favorite of the names suggested. Congrats to Weston ~ quite an accomplishment!!!

  94. 2-11
    4:34
    pm

    Congrats, Weston!

    And I like Frostie a lot.

  95. 2-11
    4:37
    pm

    How about Nehi (because she will be), Cola or Tango?

  96. 2-11
    4:40
    pm

    awww I like the tea idea

    Sweet Tea
    Sweet T
    Sweetie lol!

  97. 2-11
    4:40
    pm

    I like the name sassafras too! Cute and …wait for it…sassy! lol

    Congrats to Weston for this accomplishment…..whether he wins or not it is such an honor to come this far! I know you must be very proud!

  98. 2-11
    4:43
    pm

    There used to be a soft drink called Wink. The ad went “Wink the sassy one, from Canada Dry”.
    Well done, Weston.

  99. 2-11
    4:57
    pm

    I think she need a root beer name, being brown and carbonated and all. A&W?

  100. 2-11
    5:07
    pm

    cola
    RC cola
    A&P
    Nehi
    brownie
    brown sugar

    congrats to Weston!

  101. 2-11
    5:14
    pm

    Like mother – like son! Congrats to Weston on being a brainiac!
    Now about that precious little brown baby – I think she looks like a root beer float – dark on the bottom & lighter brown and frothy on the top. I thought about “Black Cow” since that’s A&W’s float, but calling a goat “cow” might give her a complex. So how about A&W? Or Cappuccino – and call her Cappy.

  102. 2-11
    5:25
    pm

    Congratulations to Weston!! I know you’re proud of him.

    The little one should be called Brownie! He’s so cute!

    Hugs, Jane

  103. 2-11
    5:31
    pm

    Cocoa? or Hershey????

  104. 2-11
    5:32
    pm

    Rootie Toot – an old time root beer name!

  105. 2-11
    5:51
    pm

    Way to go, Weston! Congratulations to you (and Mom too)!
    I also like the name Moxie, even if I don’t like the drink itself.

  106. 2-11
    5:52
    pm

    Congratulations – such good news and we’ll all keep our fingers crossed. Now as far as that sweet little doe goes, I love the name YooHoo – so cute! But being from up North I adore Moxie!

  107. 2-11
    5:52
    pm

    Best wishes Weston from ‘over the pond’! Great news, I sure a very worthy finalist :)
    I like Cinnamon for the little one.

  108. 2-11
    5:55
    pm

    Vernors or ginger ale, ginger for short :)

  109. 2-11
    6:28
    pm

    Fresca? She’s a bubbly little thing.

  110. 2-11
    7:07
    pm

    I don’t think I saw it yet – how about Coca? Like Coca Cola? Congrats to your son on being in the running for that scholarship!

  111. 2-11
    7:17
    pm

    Congrats and good luck to Weston!!! I think she looks like a Root Beer or Capacino

  112. 2-11
    7:28
    pm

    Call her/him IBC…for root beer making company.

  113. 2-11
    7:48
    pm

    I like the name Sienna 8)

  114. 2-11
    7:51
    pm

    Huge congrats to Weston You must be Very Proud….
    As to wee Brownie I’ll just go with what I suggested the other day Jules( today is Jules Verne 183 birthday)
    Caramel, Fawn or Faun, Fenella, Flora Frappaccino Mocha ( Alba lol) Effy piobar its Gaelic for Pepper. butterscotch I liked this too nutmeg is known by its Latin name as (myristica) Bathsheba k that might be pushing it…
    Have fun choosing.
    Ann/alba

  115. 2-11
    7:51
    pm

    Frosty is a perfect name! Congrats to Weston! Tell him good job!

  116. 2-11
    7:57
    pm

    Congrats to you and Weston!! I was thinking along the lines of Root Beer too! Moxie is cut!

  117. 2-11
    8:02
    pm

    Congratulations Weston! And, congratulations, Suzanne; you are a great Mom to your children and your animals!
    I would suggest Heath Bar for Fanta’s little brown one.

  118. 2-11
    8:09
    pm

    Congratulations, Weston, and good luck! Plus, even for those who don’t win a scholarship, “National Merit Scholarship Finalist” looks good on your resume.

  119. 2-11
    8:43
    pm

    I first thought of Shasta, but then Sassy is cute too! I think I like Shasta the best, though if she turns out to have some attitude, call her Sassy!

  120. 2-11
    9:02
    pm

    CONGRATS!!! Oh.. and you may not know.. There are many colleges who offer automatic scholarships to National Merit finalists and some to semi-finalists. Do a search online to find them if you are interested. Most require that you list them as first choice… but you can change that choice at any time. :)

  121. 2-11
    9:12
    pm

    Congrats to Weston!!!

  122. 2-11
    9:14
    pm

    Congrats Weston!!!!! Looks good on ya =)
    I look forward to hearing your newest news.! Whatever happens… revel in the fact that you are a contender

  123. 2-11
    9:25
    pm

    Congratulations Weston, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. How about Honey for Fanta’s baby because she is so sweet.

  124. 2-11
    9:35
    pm

    Congrats Weston.
    I vote for Sassafras (Sass)

  125. 2-11
    10:18
    pm

    Way to go Weston!
    I vote for Cafe au lait

  126. 2-11
    11:17
    pm

    How about cream soda or ginger ale :duck:

  127. 2-12
    12:16
    am

    Awesome never-the-less!

  128. 2-12
    2:00
    am

    I like Coco or Shasta for the baby’s name.

  129. 2-12
    7:45
    am

    I like Sassafras and Sassy for short.

    Congrats to Weston! I just put one through college and am there myself. Every grant, scholarship, etc helps.

  130. 2-12
    8:19
    am

    I like Coco Puff. She reminds me of the cereal, and the color of the milk after it has been in the bowl!

  131. 2-12
    3:01
    pm

    As a Mainer, I second (or more) Moxie!!

  132. 2-12
    3:51
    pm

    Awesome news about Weston! Keeping my fingers crossed –

    Beth

  133. 2-12
    5:11
    pm

    Heidi!

  134. 2-13
    10:39
    am

    Congrats Weston!

    Moxie needs to be the terrible mother’s(Sprite?) baby’s name. Yoo-Hoo is a riot.

  135. 2-14
    12:19
    am

    They are soooo cute! How about Honey or Honeycomb or HoneyBear? Lots of great choices here! Congrats to Weston too!

  136. 2-14
    1:50
    am

    Dont know if you picked one yet or not but hows about Chi Chi or Harmony.

  137. 2-15
    1:07
    pm

    I think you should name the little girl “Brown Sugar”

  138. 2-15
    6:32
    pm

    Rootbeer or A&w for baby goat names.

  139. 2-24
    8:33
    am

    The Simpsons drink “Buzz” cola!

  140. 9-8
    5:18
    pm

    I like sassafras, or ginger ale.

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