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We at the El Reg Iberian bureau's Donkey Affairs Department are very much obliged for all your suggestions as to how we might name the latest member of our asinine fold – the splendid jenny seen here* yesterday challenging kittens in baskets for a slice of the 2012 cute creature calendar market: Our unnamed jenny seen …


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  1. kempsy

    My vote...

    ... is for Booty, a fine name for an Ass methinks!

    As for the fourth dog why didn't you name her "Wellard"?

  2. RockBurner

    A Soapy tenner says....

    it'll be Bunty

  3. I know better

    Is it too late to add one?

    I like Bonkey the Donkey...


  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Britney didn't make the cut?


  5. Andus McCoatover

    in Finland..'s normal for a child to be given a 'working name' until the real name is chosen, usually at the "Christening", some 6 weeks later.

    My missus chose "Toivo" as the working name. It means "Hope".

    The '-ton' bit at the suffix of a Finnish word means "-un". Naturally, I immediately named him "Toivoton" - hopeless.

    Lester, I pray You don't make the same error!

    Best regards to You and Your ass. (Maybe I should rephrase that...)

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bucephala is accurate actually

    Sorry to get all pedantic here but Bucephala is in fact the actual name of Alexander's steed in greek. The duck was named such because of its big/puffy head which is what bucephala literally means (boffin humour perhaps?).

    Fails on gender tho :)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Late entry....


    Bebe es burrita española

  8. Heironymous Coward

    Please read the article, title is not chosen yet, that's the whole point...

    My vote is for "Bottom" (shades or Shakespeare, and it is an ass after all)

  9. Huntsman
    Thumb Up

    How about...


  10. Martyn 1

    Personally I would have gone for Bernard.

    Another Blackadder reference

  11. Stuart Elliott

    Kate Bush be damned

    All yours, Babooshka...

    1. Lonesome Twin

      A hand in the bird

      ... Babooshka Babooshka Babooshka hee haw ...

  12. G C M Roberts

    What about

    having an IT angle and a non-gender specific "name"...


  13. The Unexpected Bill


    If those are the choices, I'd have to say that I like "Bathsheba" the most.

    To think that a little commentard such as myself may in some small way influence the naming of a donkey that is far away from my own part of the world...this is The Power Of The Internet(tm).

  14. Thomas 4

    Lester must be over the moon

    He can now brag about having a great ass.

  15. Reverend Brown

    Nice burrito.

    Good luck, Lester... with... with your bottom.

  16. anarchic-teapot

    Bellamy should be out then

    as technically it's masculine.

    Now Bella, or Bellatrix, would go nicely on a bit of SQUEE! like that. Bathsheba would get my vote too, but could the Spanish pronounce it?

  17. Johnny Canuck

    This is not a title

    Seriously, nobody mentioned Blitzen?

  18. alwarming

    BADA ?

    And you've to call her in caps all the time!

  19. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    Not sure about Borland

    Wouldn't that be a dead donkey?

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    balance a guiness on her head

    call her beer-tricks

    I'll get me coat

    1. TeeCee Gold badge

      Re: balance a guiness on her head

      Good idea. Teach her to play snooker and she can be Beer-tricks Potter.

  21. Mediocrates

    Too bad the letter K was out of consideration

    Kim Kardashian would have been a perfect name for an ass.

    Since that's out, my vote is for Barbarella.

  22. Graham Bartlett

    Since we're in Spain

    Better not say that you wish you were hung like a donkey - you might find yourself on a one-way trip off a church tower.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I can't even read the name without hearing that clip from The Goodies in my mind.

  24. ravenviz Silver badge


    Deadly nightshade!

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