(In reply to re(3): ...the finish.............KUDOS ...Observations
Some (not so important) remarks:
1. I wanted to make the problem challenging and therefore avoided too obvious definitions e.g. "king of animals" or "the only prime palindrome" - GOOB clearly was not immediately found as adequate.
2. GOOSE is a 5-digit number and therefore does not qualify as a product of a 3-digit number by one-digit number.
3. IMHO the riddle is solvable with the known words GET, MY, GIRO, Gxxx & GUMBO and with some extra effort - one can get the names without solving the alphametics.
4.Both of you did it , anyway