Shortening Farm Name for Registries, Help Please!

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by HollowbeadRanch, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I noticed in another post that you can't have over so many characters in the kids full registered name... Why I hadn't already thought of this, I HAVE NO CLUE!!! :GAAH: Anyways, my Ranch name of course is Hollowbead Ranch which is 15 characters if you don't count the space! How many characters can you have when registering a kid with the AGS or ADGA?? Do you think I need to come up with some sort of abbreviation for my herd name?? Like maybe HBR or something :shrug: I am trying to get everything in order for my rebuild so I don't have quit as much to stress about when I start purchasing and picking up my goats. What do you think I should do about the name?? Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated :grouphug:
     
  2. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    if you could abbreviate i would do HBRanch or HBR
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    30 spaces are allowed for naming.

    What about just plain Hollowbead? HBR sounds nice too :)
     
  4. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thanks! Both are very good ideas! I hadn't even thought about just Hollowbead :doh: That would leave 20 characters for kids names... do you think that is plenty?
     
  5. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    yeah i think 20 is good.
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    my herd name is End of the Line and thats 15 of the 30 spaces

    You count space too so yah I would remove the Ranch and just have it as Hollowbead :D
     
  7. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    That's the annoying thing about the British Goat Society.

    You pay £40 to register a prefix - up to 10 letters, no spaces allowed
    and you pay £15 per kid to register - up to 10 letters if you have a prefix, or 12 letters if you dont, once again, no spaces allowed

    Grrrrr I like the US system WAY better!!!

    I dont have a prefix - cant afford £40, so I just commence all my goats' names with HH (being the initials of my house name, H... House - sorry, aint giving out my address :wink: )

    So I have HHHarmony, HHChione, HHIsolde, etc. Ok those the only ones I have so far =]

    LW
     
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Yeah, I think Hollowbead is cool. HBR is a neat one too. Or HollowbeadRanch. That still leaves a lot of space for the names.
     
  9. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    my goats are all named
    Heavenly Havens Angelic _____________
    which is 24 (you have to count spaces) and only leaves me 11 but TMGR and MDGA allow 35 characters
    i have
    Lil Abner
    Angels Wing
    Aife Hope
    AubryLouise
    so if you keep
    Hollowbead Ranch
    that is 17 with spaces and leaves you 13 you can do alot with 13 characters if you use your imagination
     
  10. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    hhhhhhmmmmmmm....... decisions decisions.... Ok, well I think my favs are Hollowbead, HollowbeadRanch, and HBR.. which one you ya'll like best?? I want something that will look really nice on the papers! :wink:
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i like hollowbead ,, sounds very nice
     
  12. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I think I like HollowbeadRanch the best. Good luck with whatever you choose! They all are very nice!
     
  13. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I shortened mine to SLR Minis for Sunset Lake Ranch..... just a thought
     
  14. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN

    I like Hollowbead, mine is Little Wishes and I have no problem having enough space left for names.
     
  15. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I like Hollowbead...plenty of spaces for the name and it looks good too. Mine's "Dollys Acre"......and anything goes well with that.
     
  16. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Thank you everyone for all of the help!!! I have still got a few months before I have to make a definite decision, but right now I am kinda leaning towards HBR (this one is Hubby's pick and the farm name was kinda passed down from his Grandpaw...). :thumb: I think it will sound good with most all names AND it will leave me with 27 characters to play with for kids names.... what do you think?? Of course nothing is written in stone, that was just Hubby's pick when I showed him the choices :wink:
     
  17. Laurel_Haven

    Laurel_Haven New Member

    768
    Oct 19, 2007
    South Carolina
    Best thing about HBR is you have lots of spaces left for names. I am always having to abbreviate words because I run out of spaces. You won't have that problem. :thumbup:
     
  18. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    That's what I was thinking... it really leaves me plenty of room to pick whatever names I like (within reason) :greengrin: And I have always liked the initials idea... like the old west or something... LOL! :shades:
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I'm not partial to Initials but of course its your herd name

    remember it isnt just how you name kids but are referred to as well.