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    10-15-2012, 01:17 AM
Well if you know the names of the sire and dam, as a show name/registered name you could do a mashup of the two, and the come up with something else as a barn name.
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    10-15-2012, 01:35 AM
I am useless with coming up with names, but I do like two syllable names so they are easy to call.
    10-15-2012, 04:05 AM
Lol, Alex, I'm the same way! Two syllables is good, three is better than one but still not as good as two. Four is ridiculous.

My horses both came to me with names [Ricci and Gracie], but I had a hell of a time naming my cat. I really liked Oliver, he's a total Oliver, but I really want to name my future son Oliver James so I just couldn't do it, lol.

I like people names for animals. I don't care for Fluffy and Rocky and Diamond and the like. For your filly, I would think more along the lines of Lacey, Lily, Lucy... especially Lucy. You can call her Dora. The Explorer. =P
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    10-15-2012, 10:35 AM
Rally got her name because I had gone to Indianapolis and watched the longest car jump and the Indy 500 anyway the guy whO jumped the truck was a rally racer
So I tried the name out and it stuck
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    10-15-2012, 11:44 AM
My first horse was named White Lightening which worked out great cause I was 7 and wanted a black horse named Thunder or a white horse named Lightening.

I usually look at my animal and sometimes a name jumps out at me and sometimes we run through a few then one comes to us. Movies help alot. Right now I have a Riley (Wylie Coyote but Wylie made us find like we had a speach impediment), Millie (Team Umi Zoomi) and Octavious (Cinderella, the mouse Octavious aka Gus Gus).

Female names I've had in my life time:
Tiger Lilly

I like Savannah or Hannah for your girl.
    10-15-2012, 11:51 AM
Haha, the joys of horse names.... when I bought mine, their names were Ruthie and Mr. Puddles.

Now Ruthie is Willow, and Puddles is Dozer. I like the flexibility of a willow's branches and I always apply the concept "bend me, don't break me" to horses, so I thought Willow was a beautiful name for a mare. Dozer... well, he's as big as a bulldozer and he always seems to want to doze off to sleep when you're holding him.

Don't think too hard about it. One day you'll be sitting watching TV or something and it'll come to you. Start calling her whatever name you come up with a if it sticks, keep it. If not, go to something else. That's what my friends did with their mare. Eventually you'll end up on a name that you don't have to "think" about when you go to address her.
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    10-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Lol Mr. Puddles to Dozer!
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    10-15-2012, 12:14 PM
My guy was Alexander but I shortened it to Xander when I bought him. I still use Alexander when I'm scolding him! ;)
His show name was easy (hes not registered) I show him as Something Unexpected because I didn't know I was getting him til the day I got him! :)
    10-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Originally Posted by AlexS    
I am useless with coming up with names, but I do like two syllable names so they are easy to call.
And that is why Ben, is always called Ben Ben or Big Ben,

Lets see, the great big draft cross mare was called Tiny when we got her, but I hated that so she ended up being Berta, after the housekeeper in Two and a Half Men, but she ended up being Big Bert

Sosa didn't cut it, so my son came up with Appy Gilmore, who was called G Man, Mr G, Appy G.

The foals born here, some named themselves, Alfie, and Wombat,

Some went through a few, Daisy, became Duke when we discovered he was a boy but I kept calling him Stuart, and he ended up being Stewie.

Some really never get a name, Prince ended being Prince because he had to have a name, and that one didn't suck to badly.
    10-15-2012, 12:41 PM
Originally Posted by fkcb1988    
Lol Mr. Puddles to Dozer!
After being handed his coggins, I found out his name before Mr. Puddles was ZEUS! I think going from Zeus to Mr. Puddles is pretty ... interesting.
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