Middleton Place announces 'Name the Lamb' contest

Photo courtesy: Middleton Place

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Middleton Place has an adorable new addition and they're holding a contest to give him a name.

OnMonday, Feb. 18, the firstlamb of the season was born.

A representative for Middleton Place said the baby boy is thriving andThe Middleton Place Foundation has invited the public to suggest a name for him.

The lamb's mother's name is Winter, andhis grandmother's name is Noel, so preference will be given to names related tothe winter season.

Thecontest will be conducted in two parts:

Name submissions can be made bycommenting on the Middleton Place weblog on the "Name the Lamb Contest" page or in person at the MiddletonPlace Visitors Center.

Submissions will be accepted until 3 p.m., Thursday,Feb. 28.

Middleton Place staff will pick their favorite from the suggestednames, and the person who submitted the name will win two passes for freeadmission to Middleton Place.*

At11 a.m. on Friday, March 1, the top three suggested names will be posted in asurvey on the Middleton Place Facebook page. The public will be allowed to vote fortheir favorite through the weekend (ending at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3). Allvotes will be entered into a pool, and a winner will be picked at random totake home two passes for free admission to Middleton Place.

Thewinning name will be announced at noon on Monday, March 4 on the MiddletonPlace Facebook page.

*If more than one person suggested the name, thewinner will be chosen at random.