Goats Have Names

The darker baby goat with it's mother. Photo by: Bego Aznar

The darker baby goat with it’s mother. Photo by: Bego Aznar

Almost a month after they were born, the three new additions to SFUAD’s goat families have names, chosen by Facilities and Security Director Peter Romero from those suggested by students. Romero said he was “looking for names that will make me laugh and are easy to remember.”

Romero chose “Chofito” for the light brown and youngest goat, a name suggested by Film major Sofía Auza. “I laughed as soon as I read it,” Romero says. “Say it out loud. Chofito. Sounds funny. And it’s also a name that everybody can pronounce.

The middle, brown goat was a tough call. “At first we thought it was a female, but then it turned out to be male,” Romero confesses. “We have a lot of suggestions for females because they were a majority, but we ended up naming it Zelda.” The name, suggested by Film major Drew Stahelin, was perfect, according to Romero because “It fits both male and female.”

The eldest goat, the white one, also was hard to name. “As I said, I want a name that would make me laugh,” Romero says. “I don’t want ridiculous names that make no sense or naming one after someone who was shot. But after a talk with some people in the department, it was decided: her name would be “Juicebox.” Named by Performing Arts student Kevin Sorina, the name was funny and gave the department memories. “I’ve worked with Kevin a couple times and when I read that name I could feel his style on it, so every time I call the goat it will bring me some memories,” Romero says.

Although Chofito, Zelda and Juicebox now have names, more names are still needed because:

“There are still four unnamed goats, two big ones and two baby ones,” Romero says. “if somebody wants to name one of those bring suggestions to the Security Office and we’ll name them.”