A YOUNG alpaca at a County Durham farm visitor centre has a new name thanks to a competition run through social networking site Facebook.
Six-year-old Callum Rhodes and brother Oakley, two, from Willington, were the winners in the contest to name the cria at Hall Hill Farm near Lanchester, County Durham.
The boys named him after their teddy bear Barnaby because they thought the two looked alike. They have now visited the centre and ‘adopted’ Barnaby.
Their mum Amy said: “Callum and Oakley had a really great time at the farm and loved seeing Barnaby again. They want to say a big thank you to Hall Hill Farm for the adoption pack and cuddly alpacas.
“They have the pictures of Barnaby on their bedroom walls too.”
Hill Hall tourism manager Ann Darlington said: “We created our Facebook page so we could improve communications with our visitors.
“It has proven useful in interacting with visitors, providing farm information as well as gathering suggestions, comments and even names for our animals. The name Barnaby stood out and seemed a perfect name for the farm’s youngest alpaca.”