A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

August 24, 2009

And His Name Shall Be…

TeQueely's Cria - Still to be named

TeQueely's Cria - Still to be named

Well we can’t decide!

I really feel it is harder to name male crias than female crias.  While both need good names (and ones that the announcer at a show is not going to butcher!) a male cria could go on to be a herdsire and if so needs a name that befits his role in life.

I guess you could name your herd sire “Fluffy” or “Cutie Pie”, while those names will stick in people’s memories it could be for the wrong reason and do those names really convey the strengths of a herdsire?

We keep a collection of names on hand, some we have discovered ourselves others are given to us by family and friends, but sometimes those names don’t suit the cria and so then it is back to the drawing board.

Close to that drawing board is where we find ourselves with trying to name TeQueely’s cria.   Our TeQueely is very special to us and so perhaps that makes naming her offspring a little more difficult.  TeQueely’s cria was born on a very hot day and so we want to incorporate something to do with heat into his name.  The cria’s sire is Snowmass Andean Night owned by our friends Bob and Regina Dart.

We have been trying hard to come up with names and have finally come up with a few, but just can’t decide which should be the official name for this handsome boy.  So we thought we would put it to the vote – which name do you think is the best?  Here are the choices:

Windrush Hot TeQueely Night

Windrush Night Fire

Windrush Andean Night Fire

Windrush Light My Fire

So help us out here readers.  Tell us which name you like the best and then we can finally give TeQueely’s cria an official name!



  1. 1. Windrush Andean Night Fire
    2. Windrush Hot TeQueely Night
    3. Windrush Light My Fire

    Rosemary, these are my picks. With a sire like that, you almost have to include his name. That’s what we try to do. I agree that naming the boys are a little tougher. I have a 3 month old I still can’t name, lol!

    Comment by Susan Frank — August 24, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  2. Rosemary,

    I think that Windrush Hot TeQueely Night is very clever, especially for your SW location. I agree with you about naming the boys. We have one cria yet to be born and are hoping for a fourth girl because the ladies names come naturally to me (perhaps because we have two human boys!).

    Enjoy your blog, as always,


    Comment by Caroline Johnson — August 24, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    • Thanks Caroline. I will keep my fingers crossed that your impending cria is a girl. We have two cria due and are really hoping for girls as we need to balance out the boy year we have been having! Rosemary

      Comment by alpacalady — August 25, 2009 @ 1:33 am

  3. Rosie
    Personally I am having a play on words with TeQueely’s name – I thought Windrush Tequila Sunrise might be good – but as you are in a ‘dry town’ it could be frowned upon!!
    Out of the ones you have chosen I think I light Windrush Night Fire best.
    Have a good day
    Love Linda x

    Comment by Linda Pottinger — August 25, 2009 @ 7:43 am

  4. I like Windrush Andean Night Fire. This would be my vote. Handsome boy!

    Comment by Leigh — August 25, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

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