You’ve got a farm. You’ve got some animals on it. Sounds reasonable to us. But wait, you say, surely that’s not all. Correct. If you’ve read the book, then you may have noticed that the farm starts off as "Manor Farm," switches to "Animal Farm," and even makes a spectacular return to Manor Farm. So, what’s in a name? Well, a little more than just a name – "Animal Farm" becomes a symbol for the animals’ idealistic dreams. So you can guess what it means when the name goes away.