By the (now defunct) Lambily website, the inital fanbase was suppsoedly to be called, Butterflies, but didn't work out when Mariah would start calling her close friends, family members, loved ones and, obviously, her fans as "lambs" during 2000. Orignated as a term of endearment she used, the term lamb to her would refer to the fans as, "following the leader", which would be Mariah herself.
She has been using her term Lamb ever since and she still has been dedicating them to majority of her songs throughout setlist, or just becuase of pure love. Sometimes she would the Lambily as Lambies, which is normally plural for lamb and used commonly as an endearment.
Haters, or fake Lambs of Mariah's is called, a Goat. Played off as a joke to the Lambs for untrue and hater Lambs who do not support Mariah or who critcize Mariah for her actions or music.
Lamb Appreciation Day!Edit
Originally supposed to take on February 11th, 2012 (as a reference to her 1997 song, Babydoll lyric, "It's 2.11""), this was initially a day were Mariah would just purely dedicate the entire day to her Lambs and go on to celebrate the fan-mail and gifts sent to her. She was also supposed to give a Lamb a free makeover by her styling team and also do some crazy fun things that day to show her devotion.
Sadly, the event was cancelled due to the tragic passing of long-time friend Whitney Houston. She sadly passed away on the event which resulted Mariah to cancel the whole thing and would spend time focusing more on Whitney. Eventually, clips leading up to Lamb Appreciation Day were still put on to Mariah's Youtube account and would express her condolences to Whitney's family and mourn the legendary singer too.
To this day, Mariah still has not put a Lamb Appreciation Day due to 2.11 being the passing day of Whitney, but still loves her fans very dearly and gives her all to make the Lambs feel loved.