The critters. There are many. Our farm is home to horses, cattle, goats, pigs, peacocks, rabbits, and chickens. Do they all have names... well, it depends. I established a loose rule when the boys were young that if one of our critters is to be eaten, it will not be named. I think I lost that battle, as most of our animals are named. Even the pigs, well, some of them. Here's how it goes. Most of the time.
Horses. Yep, they are named. They will never be eaten and are considered more pets than livestock. We currently have Rain, Sierra, Ice, and the boys' pony Champ.
Cows. They're named as well. The cows spend a long time on the farm and we spend a lot of one on one time with them. Naturally, they are easier to keep track of if they have names. Their calves generally also get named, even if its a bull calf, because for some reason its just impossible for a little boy to not name something as cute as a Jersey calf. The Big B has pretty much been the sole "namer" until now and has come up with names such as John (Big B named this one after his favorite custodian at school, I am sure the human John was honored), Flower, and Sprinkles. Little B got to name his first calf this year, and came up with "Cutes".
Goats: Absolutely. Our goats are dairy goats - meaning we keep the females for milking, and males are used for breeding or sold as pets/companions. Thankfully, we have yet to sell one for meat or eat one ourselves. So, naturally, they all have names. Most actually have collars with their names on them. My naming plan with the goats was to theme each year of kids to easily keep track of what year each kid was born. That falls by the wayside when Big B insists that his names are better than mine, resulting in goats named Nibbles, Marshmallow, and Darling.
Pigs: No. Well, sometimes. This is the fuzzy category. The sows we keep to breed get named, so does our boar. Feeders don't have names. Big B named the boar Snort. Fitting. Sows are Gladys, Ethel, Agnes, and Sugar.
Peacocks: Yep. We only have two right now, and they are Perry and Polly. When there are more... I doubt we'll keep up with names.
Chickens: Nope. Honestly, its a chore just keeping track of how many are supposed to be in the coop.
Rabbits: Of course! Big B has been asking for rabbits for at least a year. Summer 2015 brought him and Little B Angora rabbits. Two females named Hopkins and Julie (the latter after Little B's favorite para at school) and a male named Otis.
Do we always remember the names of our critters? Nope. Would they all be named if it weren't for Big B and Little B? Probably not. But we play the name game because we farm with our kids. We live this lifestyle for them. So why not? Besides, who wouldn't want to have a bull calf named John?