Up until a few years ago all the calves were named.. I've kinda emptied the pool of good names now (after 450)... Some of the steers get a name if one pops into my mind that suits them.. like "Clinic" for one that was always sick.. All the cows, and replacement heifers get names, and most of the rest of the heifers, unless I just draw a blank.
I've had a few that knew their names, and would especially react to it if they were misbehaving.. because they new they were getting a rock thrown at them or something.. My real pets (Mega and extended family) definitely know their name..
Yeah, I spend time with mine as well.. Every feeding time I gotta make the rounds, everyone wants a little attention, if they don't get it from me, they rub the handles off the quad. Marko the homeraised bull sounds like FlyingLsimmentals' bull.. he's getting to a size where he's rather intimidating, but he just comes ambling along and sticks his neck out, after you get that itch he'll move along so you can give him a belly rub too