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post #1 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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When do you.....

When do you choose registered names or names (if not registered) for your babies?

We have a rule in our house to not speak or think of names for the foals until they have hit the ground and are checked off and marked healthy. It never fails, if we choose a name or talk about names before the foal is born something always happens to the foal...every time. We don't really discuss the gender either.....just wait and find out when the foal is born.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 12:59 AM
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Never had any problems in the past. About 16 years ago, we had two expecting mares. The first to foal was owned by an older sister and she had two names picked out for her foal. One was for a girl, the other for a boy. She wanted a girl, planned to sell the foal if it was a boy. Well, she got a boy, fell in love with him and kept him. He had his registered name from the day he was found (missed the birth) in the stall next to his mom. For the other mare's foal, we had no names picked or a gender preference. She was named KT Elizabeth (K- her sire Kal-Niga, T-her grandmother Tequis, Elizabeth- my cousin whose birthday she was born on and because her dam is named Princess) and we always called her Katie. We discussed names, genders, even colors before baby was born. Last year my mom was wanting a black filly with four high whites and she got a filly with four low whites. If something bad happens, it is because it was going to happen and not because you managed to jinx it by talking about it. IMO

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 09:58 AM
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We wait till the foals hit the ground to see what they look like and what their personality is. The grandkids get to do the barn name, I do the registered name mostly because I have to look up Old Norse words and try to pick out ones that I can pronounce.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 04:17 PM
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I love greek/roman names,especially names from the roman/greek myths.

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-09-2012, 11:57 PM
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I wait til the foal is on the ground and get to know it first. Took me a month to name my first baby Kadie, lol.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-10-2012, 11:08 AM
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Ok everyone you can beat me up over this LOL.
Last year I purchased an Arab mare that was in foal. He was born
Aug 2. It is now Mar and he still has no name. I am sending his DNA off and registration this week. We just refer to him as the foal.
His fathers name is Rameses Midnight Man. His dam is Black Lady Charabi.
The guy that is buying him is named Joe.
His name will either be:
Jo Jo's Midnight man or Ladies Midnight Man I have a habit of not naming animals that I do not keep.
By the way he is a black Bay so if any have a better name please feel free to post a suggesstion. Thanks Shalom
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I wait until I see the baby just because it never fails that if I pick a name I wear it out before the baby is born and don't like it anymore. When my colt was bred he was refered to as "The Judge" or Judgement. When he was born he didnt look like that AT ALL. I ended up naming him Roman because he has a charging roman nosed horse on both sides. He's a paint.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-10-2012, 11:51 AM
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Ok everyone you can beat me up over this LOL.
Last year I purchased an Arab mare that was in foal. He was born
Aug 2. It is now Mar and he still has no name. I am sending his DNA off and registration this week. We just refer to him as the foal.
His fathers name is Rameses Midnight Man. His dam is Black Lady Charabi.
The guy that is buying him is named Joe.
His name will either be:
Jo Jo's Midnight man or Ladies Midnight Man I have a habit of not naming animals that I do not keep.
By the way he is a black Bay so if any have a better name please feel free to post a suggesstion. Thanks Shalom
What about: Rameses Charabi
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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Sunny, I like that. Great name!!! More suitable for an arabian. My imagination is really alcking when it comes to these things. Shalom
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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At times I have theams depending on the mare some times not. Do not really give it much thought one way or the other until they hit the ground but that has no reason behind it. Just depends on how board I get.

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