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        10-15-2012, 12:01 PM
      #21
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    Lol this is an interesting thread. I love the names so far xD

    My mare came witht he name 'jettabelle' which was pretty for a black mare,but I had a jet and a belle already at the barn so I couldn't pull it off. She's a big draft horse, so tank seemed to obvious, but being a girl, I named her origionally 'Tank Girl" after the movie ^^ But then I remembered my grandpa drove a Tank in Ireland, So her name became Irish Tank

    My pony's name was Diamond, when I got him, which is rather boring, he was quite the naughty pony when I got him too, he had attacked a trainer in his past life and came to me with a criminal record. So he become "Diamond's Rebellion" - Rebel in my barn

    That being said we still have a colt who's names vary from, "Mr. Baby Pony" to "Fire in the Sky" to "Mr. Sandman" to "Denim" to "blue" to "snuggles" and finally "Viking Too" (intentionally spelled that way, as in Viking Also)
         
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        10-15-2012, 12:03 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    JJ got his name after JJ the Jetplane lol

    Scrat was Studly to me before we cut him and my mom called him Scrat because the top of his tail was like POOF and looked like the squirrel off of Ice Age lol and the name stuck.

    Polly came with the name but we often call her Dory after Finding Nemo lol. She has about the attention span of a gnat lol and the name Dory fits her perfectly so does her personality lol.

    Hotstuff I named and I don't why I was just hooked on the saying "whatsa happenin Hotstuff" so he got that name lol.

    Rango got his from the movie Rango because he sorta has the relaxed but Ima BA attitude lol and reminded me a lot of the character Rango.

    Jasper got his name from the Twilight movies lol especially Eclipse but my mom has always like the character.

    Stark got his name from Iron Man because he had that same attitude when he was littler and still does lol.

    Blue because he is a Blue Roan and because of some of his bloodlines.

    Brutus I'm really the only one that calls him that lol because he is going to be HUGE
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        10-15-2012, 12:44 PM
      #23
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    Originally Posted by fkcb1988    
    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:
    Tippie
    Seymour
    Tiger Lilly
    Clover
    Faith
    Precious
    Athena

    I like Savannah or Hannah for your girl.
    My dog that I have right now is named Precious and it fits her pretty good. I do like both Savannah and Hannah. Maybe I need to start watching more movies to give myself some ideas. Lol
         
        10-15-2012, 01:18 PM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by PunksTank    
    Lol this is an interesting thread. I love the names so far xD

    My mare came witht he name 'jettabelle' which was pretty for a black mare,but I had a jet and a belle already at the barn so I couldn't pull it off. She's a big draft horse, so tank seemed to obvious, but being a girl, I named her origionally 'Tank Girl" after the movie ^^ But then I remembered my grandpa drove a Tank in Ireland, So her name became Irish Tank

    My pony's name was Diamond, when I got him, which is rather boring, he was quite the naughty pony when I got him too, he had attacked a trainer in his past life and came to me with a criminal record. So he become "Diamond's Rebellion" - Rebel in my barn

    That being said we still have a colt who's names vary from, "Mr. Baby Pony" to "Fire in the Sky" to "Mr. Sandman" to "Denim" to "blue" to "snuggles" and finally "Viking Too" (intentionally spelled that way, as in Viking Also)
    I like how the names changed. :) . You have some neat names too, especially Diamond's Rebellion. I am thinking about just giving her a name that I like and maybe later on coming up with a nick name that fits her personality better...

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    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! :)
    Haha Something Unexpected works really good for him then! I like that it has a meaning to it. If I had to have a show name for my name for my girl it would be Total Surprise because kind of like you it was a total surprise to me that I got her and we know nothing about her breeding or parents(except that the dam was pretty big and a fleabitten gray) so we don't know how big she will get or if she will gray out any with her mother being a gray. So it will be interesting to see as she grows.
         
        10-15-2012, 03:04 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Just play around with names! Something will stick eventually. I named my horse Honey because she is the color of the sweet, and I call lots of people honey already so its kinda like a nickname that became her real name. It has nothing to do with her registered name at all! But it fits her pretty well :)

    I had a horse named Picasso once because he was a paint and well of course Picasso was a painter

    My first horse was named Sparkle because she was born on the 4th of July

    My friends horse is Magnum off of Magnum P.I. Because he just thinks he is the coolest little gelding around

    And one of my personal favorites is Bodacious, my friends pony. Holy crap he has more personality and punch in his little body then her appendix QH who is 16.2! He can outrun almost any horse at the stable and def fits his name
         
        10-15-2012, 03:16 PM
      #26
    Trained
    Picking names is great fun, but, like above, we will play with a name until we're satisfied with it.
    "Toma Coma" (1970-2004, RIP) was 15yo and called "Spot" when we bought him. My DD, 5 at the time, named him.
    "Corporal" (1982-2009, RIP) was nameless, we were one year into CW Reenacting, and my DH named him after the rank.
    "Sweet Cup&Cakes" was named "Sweet ______" by DH, who wanted the sweet to transfer to the horse. We found the name from an online comic strip, LONESTARRUNNER, (Strongbad). We still disagree over the spelling--
    Sweet Cup&Cakes vs. Sweet Cuppin' Cakes
    Funny, that--sounds like a court case, DH is an attorney, and the horse's registered name is "Long Arm of the Law". =b
    "Buster Brown" was an un-named rescue, that the rescue raised from a foal. They already had had a "Buster", so they called him "Pepper". Didn't fit a Red Dunn. Lily Tomlin played a little girl who had a dog named "Buster" and we had a stuffed dog mascot of the same name. Seemed obvious to me. And it DOES fit him, since he gets into stuff and picks up EVERYTHING to play with, like a dog would.
         
        10-15-2012, 03:24 PM
      #27
    Foal
    I like the name Destiny or Sapphire. I think that both will fit her well. What a beautiful filly! You are blessed!
         
        10-15-2012, 03:25 PM
      #28
    Teen Forum Moderator
    I tried naming my little mini mule before she was born and tossed around over 30 names trying to find one that I liked. When I got a call that she has been born on 9/11 I came out with my sheet of names ready to pick one. The second I saw her though, I knew that I was going to name her Honor. It wasnt even on my list, but it fit her perfectly! Funny though, after having her mama who's name is Sour for all of these years and dealing with her less-than-stellar personality I swore I wouldnt name the baby anything that could possibly have anything to do with a personality name like Sweetie, Spicey, etc. Naming her Honor sounded safe, but I've realized now that Honor is perfect for 'Honory' which is EXACTLY what she is, the little buggar!

    Sour wasn't named by me, she was named by her former owner who sort of let her be the boss and take over without any repriminding or anything. As much as I wanted to change her name though,nothing else seems to fit her and she really just is a Sour horse xD I love her to death but she's not a people horse. She has no use for humans and I'm the only person she really puts up with, only because I'm just as stubborn as she is.

    Then theres Peppin and Kenzie who I also named. I really don't know how I came up with those. They were both fosters (we have now adopted Peppin and Kenzie has been rehomed but kept her name) but Peppin, even though he came from a terrible situation, is just a big bundle of energy. I wanted to name him Peppy but I see that name so much in QH bloodlines that I decided to mix the other name I liked- Pippin, with Peppy, and get Peppin xD he unfortunately lost his eye this spring in a freak accident though so, mean as we are, we end up calling him 'Pirate Pony' most of the time even though he's only a year old and already 15.2hh at the butt.

    Kenzie means treasure, so it just fit for a tiny newborn from a bad situation of mangy horses to be named treasure. She has some serious health issues but her new owners love their little 'treasure' anyways!
         
        10-15-2012, 03:28 PM
      #29
    Trained
    DH is working on book # 42--already e-published 3, with 5 to be published by Christmas--so we name a LOT of characters, and some horses. He named (in his books) the Jenny, "Mudd", and her colt, "Trot."
         
        10-15-2012, 03:41 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Zanna, which is her barn name, is a play on Xanax, the anti-anxiety mecication and Zan from her pedigree. Because she is my anti-anxiety and I spelled it with a Z to make it not like the drug!

    Her (pending) registered name is Zans American Lady. Her sire is PJ Zan Jack and her dam is In American Waters, and she has My Lady Diamond a couple generations back on her top side.
         

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