Why was Virginia Woolf’s childhood nickname “The Goat”?

You clearly didn’t have older brothers when you were growing up.

Virginia Woolf got the nickname “The Goat” when she was child.

There are no specific references as to why the name, but it may have been because of her temperament. Regardless, the name itself was said to have been meant affectionately.

It was a nickname that stuck with her for the rest of her life.

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