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post #31 of 38 Old 08-28-2012, 11:05 AM
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I absolutely love the name Molly! Definitely fits her! But since you want to change it can I recommend the name Queenie?
That's funny... we were both thinking royalty. I was thinking "Duchess."
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post #32 of 38 Old 08-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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The only horse I ever changed the name of, died for unknown reasons. I will NEVER change their names again.
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post #33 of 38 Old 08-28-2012, 12:37 PM
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We've changed most of our horses name. Nothing bad has ever come from it.

Booger was renamed Buttercup.
Patches was renamed Patch.
Beamer was renamed Gypsie.
Precious was renamed Ginger.
Sweet Pea was renamed Nugget.
Lil' Man was renamed Jaxxon.
Stud was renamed Whiskey and then became Old Man.
Pony was renamed Daydream (though still called Pony).



Your horse is pretty! I saw her and thought immediately of the name "Phoebe" (fee-bee)

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We've changed most of our horses name. Nothing bad has ever come from it.

Your horse is pretty! I saw her and thought immediately of the name "Phoebe" (fee-bee)
That is hilarious and terrifying, since Phoebe is my name!

I might steal the name Gypsie from you, that's a good one.
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post #35 of 38 Old 08-28-2012, 01:18 PM
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I normally wouldn't change a registered name but when the breeder names 2 horses the same name in consecutive years, yeah, I'm going to change the one I bought.

Skip N My Assets was named Skip N Seall, 2010 Cremello Stallion, he has a 1/2 bro, Skip N Seal born 2011, palomino colt. Both colts are from the same mother, Bucki Seal, but different sires. My Skippy is by Dun Up The Assets and Skippy 2 is by Skips Beyond, so I thought the Skip N Seal fit him better anyhow.

So, I honored the QH tradition of using sire & dam names and renamed my Skippy, Skip N My Assets. I think it would be worse luck to try to show and market a stallion in the same market as a 1/2 brother with the same name. Talk about confusion!

AQHA was very helpful, and once they were able to confirm he met the criteria, issued new papers. I think it was $50 or $55, well worth it to prevent any future issues. I'm not sure about their data base, but in the Arabians if you change a name, the original name shows in parentheses and will come up in an inquiry. I'd hope that QH does something similar, so a changed registered name wouldn't become a problem.

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post #36 of 38 Old 08-28-2012, 10:49 PM
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No more than changing a dog's name is bad luck.

The horse my mom used to have, came with the registered name Bruno Bar Love. I believe he was originally called Bruno in one home, Moe in another, and finally Malcolm (which is what she changed it to).

We have also had dogs that came with stupid names. Our now deceased dog Sparky came with the name Bubba. My Sheltie named Frodo, started off with the name Alan (yes, Alan).
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I've only changed 1 of mine, but it didn't have anything to do with luck. The other horses had names that fit. No insult meant to anyone who has a horse named "Peppy" but for some reason I couldn't say it without a giggle..just reminded me of a French poodle..so he became "Silver" Legacy and he answered to his new name the first day as if he approved!

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That is hilarious and terrifying, since Phoebe is my name!

I might steal the name Gypsie from you, that's a good one.
Wow, that is kinda... odd... Lol...


And cool. Yes, I'll agree, Gypsie is a great name... Lol. My neighbors used to have a half-draft mare named Gypsy as well.

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