I'm delighted to announce that the El Reg Iberian bureau this morning celebrated the second happy new addition to its donkey portfolio, in the shape of a perfectly-formed jenny. Those of you who've been following the fortunes of our resolutely non-IT-related attempts to preserve Spain's donkey stocks will doubtless remember the …
Ballmer was the first thing I thought...
... until I read the bootnote.
In that case I think Británica could be an interesting name for her (no offense intended)
Congrats to the proud family... ¡Salud!
You've just won the Internet
Stop the competition Lester, this is just too good.
Forget naming the foal
Who spent time shaving half the mom!?
Re: Forget naming the foal
A local chap does the shaving. Looks like a preposterous haircut, but it's the way it's done. If you don't clip the donkeys, the heat can kill 'em.
If it was me
I'd name her Bellamy, from the French bel amy or fair friend.
It can be shortened to Bella and she can then be called "Bella the Burro", which is good.
"Take note: despite my threat last year, "Ballmer", "Bill" and "Brin" will not make the final cut. It's just too cruel"
OK, too cruel to whom? The jackass or the foal?
How about her little BUMKIN. ;)
Bambi "Brian" Bobcat.
'Uborka' is Hungarian for 'cucumber / gherkin'. However, the phrase "Uborka Szézon" (cucumber season) is equivalent to the British "Silly Season" - the press are so desperate for front-page stories that they will print news about how well the uborka harvest is going.
Astute readers may be able to work out why I think this is an appropriate name.
That's what zombie donkeys say, isn't it?
Can't go wrong with the classics...
Babieca - if you got the reference without looking it up give yourself a pat on the back and a sugar lump.
Spike Jones FTW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXRj9lSnJnI&feature=related
In a truly spanish/mexican tradition
RE: In a truly spanish/mexican tradition
That would be "Burrita".
Well known for her international ass protection ...
I hate replying to myself ...
But I just got off the telephone with my daughter. She helpfully pointed out that I missed the obvious "Brigitte Burro" ...
The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.
Bit of an ass
Blatter for services to football or Beatrice for reviving both eBay and the hat industry :-)
Shares many traits with his amusing namesake.
Baldomera (Audaz, valiente)?
Brenda (Private Eye nickname for QE2)
Burro (bad pun)?
Badajoz (start of a peninsular war series, or capitols of provinces)?
If it's good enough for Gerald and Lawrence Durrell it's good enough for me.
To show off my nerd credentials
I think it should be Bucephala
as no doubt she'll resist orders ;-)
Girly name beginning with B?
I vote Bathsheba.
If you hate it, you can always call her Sheba for short.
The law is an ass.
Congratulations on the new arrival!
Bertha - Because she isn't very big.
Big Ears - Because Noddy won't pay the ransom.
Billie - The filly. Isn't she a filly before she's a jenny?
Bob - Beast of burden.
Bobby - A girlier variant of Bob. Also see title.
Re: The law is an ass
> Bobby - A girlier variant of Bob
Wouldn't that be "Kate"?
 Younger readers will likely miss the reference...
You miserable git...
I got the reference. Now I feel old.
Daww, too cute!
A few names for consideration:
Boo-boo (Even though she wasn't)
If you call her Betty, when Betty calls Aladdin, she can call him Al.
Bofh? (Bastard dOnkey From (nearest town starting with H...))
Gender neutral name after all...
Re: how about.
> Gender neutral name after all
A fine idea - but being overheard using the phrase "Boff the donkey" are likely to lead to rather difficult conversations...
Nearly as bad as . . . .
. . . muffin the mule.
'Bunny' for the ears is a bit too obvious.
'Brownie' for her deep chocolatey color is a bit obvious too, huh.
'Bellamy', as suggested above, is pretty good.
She really is a cutie, congrats to the proud parents!
Or Berigan? Maybe not Berigan.
Well, you could cover the IT angle in a relatively harmless way by calling her Beta.
For a smart ass....
The El Reg Iberian Burro?
The post is required, and must contain letters, but really, that's all I got.
As in "This is Byte, my ass".
Bob (remember this? http://toastytech.com/guis/bobboot1.gif )
Or just go for Boadicea/Boudicca.
Barbarella (with or without your Spanish 'll')
When choosing our children's names we kept in mind the need for ones that would be familiar and at least pronouncable by both sides of our families yet with more of a lilt towards a Spanish name. Now this doesn't apply to a pure bred Spanish donkey but you never know she might become and international star, hence Beatriz.
Don't make the mistake...
of turning this into an online poll to decide the name. Greenpeace did that with a competition to name a wale. They seeded the list of names, to start things off, whe usual PC claptrap with "Star", "Atlantis" that sort of thing. But the the wise wide web had other ideas with the winning name by a margin of about 4:1 ...
Only it didn't win because Greenpeace, with three days to go before the end of the competition, quietly dropped it.
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