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    12-26-2011, 02:51 PM
need a name

Well Santa arrived at 8:00 am with my newly adopted mare. She hads come froma closed PMU barn in North Dakota - She is a Grulla in color and a Draft mix. She maybe in foal . Anyway I need some help with a name and I figured you folks would be the best help - The rescue group calls her matilda- I'm not a big fan of it. So please post those suggestions!!
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    12-26-2011, 03:27 PM
Its deemed unlucky to change a horse's name- and I have good reason to believe its true :/ you could just use a similar nickname e.g monny or something which suggests something about her, for instance my flicka is greeedy, so gets the name pig :)
    12-26-2011, 03:37 PM
When I saw her photo the name Lilly came to mind... I think people make their own luck and perhaps a new name could mark a new beggining for this poor girl!
    12-26-2011, 04:17 PM
Yuck.. Matilda?...the first thing that came to mind was the song "Waltzing Matilda" Its an Australian song about a HoBo..In Australia a bed bundle is called a "Matilda"...

Its bad to rename a boat, but horse names is ok... I've had four that got renamed...Lets see since she is HALF draft, you should stick with tradition and give her a HUMAN name...But try a bunch and see what she comes other words..see which one she likes...

Mattie (another version of her already given name)



Lakota (Sioux for friend)

Leila (dark haired Beauty)



    12-26-2011, 04:46 PM
Alaskadraft I like the ZeZa one! Sounds kinda snazzy and quirky lol suits her blaze too!
    12-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Funny that the names Lillie, and Leila came up . I was kicking them around. As well as Lola As far as her original name - she has no idea she even has a name - I think it was just given to her for identification purposes.
I'm new to drafts - so what does that mean stick with tradition and give a human name?
    12-26-2011, 05:19 PM
My previous instructors mum never liked horses with human names. She said they were cursed haha. I personally get on very well with mares with human names... Each to there own eh??

As to tradition, I suppose people used to treat their horses like members of the family when they were essential for an income so mayby people gave there horses human names more often
    12-26-2011, 07:06 PM
Drafts were considered part of the family since they helped make the money and feed the family.. I have three full drafts:




My half drafts are:

Angelica (Angel)

Wakina ( who came with the name "BIG GUY" prior to that "WRANGLE" , prior to that "Goliath" ) Wakina means "thunder"

She looks like a ZeZa to me more than any of the other names...
    12-26-2011, 07:14 PM
Green Broke
    12-26-2011, 07:24 PM
I do not really like the name Matilda either. Lol
Congrats on the new horsey!

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