Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
My mare's registered name is Impressive Raquel, her barn name is Ricci [pronounced Ricky]. I call her all sorts of things, most often, I call her "Ricci love," hence my username. =] It's common for me to add "love" after everyone's name, it started with Ricci, but it's grown into everyone's nickname. I also call her "Ricci loser" and "Ricadick" becomes it rhymes. I try not to say that last one because I think it's embarrassing to call my mare "dick" when she already has a masculine name, haha. When she makes me mad, I call her a cow. Plus, she's black and white. And then there's the "my hunny," "my baby," "my love," "my pony," etc. Also, "mare" when she's in trouble.
My yearling doesn't technically have a registered name yet, because I haven't taken care of it yet. I'm hoping for Goodness Gracious, or Murphy's Law, lol. But her barn name is Gracie. Most often, she is called Gracie, or Little One, sometimes Gracie Lou. She usually only gets called Grace when she's in trouble.
My cats end up with a lot more nicknames. I have Boots, my house cat. I call her my Love Bug, or Bootsie. There's Sassy, the [male] house cat, that is almost always called Sassafrass because it sounds more masculine. The barn cats are Dora, or Dora the Explorer, or Dumb Dora when she doesn't something stupid. Emma is Emma. Isabella is Bells, or Bella. Mickey is Mickey Mouse, or Mr. Mick.
Then there's my man, who calls Ricci simply "horse" and he calls Gracie "1/3 horse." Eventually, she'll be "1/2 horse," and then "horse 2." Then Boots is Bootsin McGrutsin. Dora is Cats Meowington. Isabella is Fluffs or Fluffs McGruffs. Mickey is Tom Felix. Emma doesn't have one because she isn't always around. He also has a song for Boots and Bella each, haha.
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