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Maurice Benard Thanks GH Fans For Helping Name His Goat!


Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) know that he has a bunch of farm animals on his California property and loves posting photos and videos of them on social media, especially the popular Buddy the Goat. However, in late March, the actor admitted that fans have a question about one of the other animals. “Everybody always asks me, what’s Buddy the Goat’s sister’s name?” he posted. “I call her different names. I know she feels he gets all the attention. Can you help me give this beautiful girl a name?”

Benard shared a video of him singing “You Are So Beautiful” to the golden-haired goat with his post and the comments were quickly filled with suggestions from fans ranging from GH characters like Brenda, Lily, and Holly to more specific names like Sunshine, Sunny, or Bella. Some fans even suggested their own names!

And a couple of weeks later, Benard was back online with another Instagram video to reveal the name he’d selected! “What do you think about that?” he asked the goat in the clip. “It’s Goldie!” He then asks his pet if she likes her new name. “If you like it, look at me,” he tells her. It takes a while, but eventually when Benard stops laughing long enough to call her by her name, she quickly responds and leans in to get close! So it looks like Goldie likes the name fans chose for her as much as her daddy does!

Goldie is perfect for the auburn-haired goat, and Benard is grateful to the fans for helping him pick the right name for her. Now the only question is — can Goldie the Goat become more popular than Buddy the Goat among the star’s social media posts? Only time will tell!

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