Originally Posted by Chevaux
Apparently it used to be considered bad luck to change a horse's stable name. Nonetheless, I think sometimes it can't be helped - for example, you add a new member who's got the same name as one of your existing horses; the new horse has an absolutely dorky and/or disrespectful name that you wouldn't want heard if you were calling for it and sometimes a new name just evolves from the old one (not unlike what is happening with you now) as you get to know the horse better.
YES! I have caught myself calling him "Sher-burr" and "sherbert." LOL
But I don't want that for a name nor do I think it fits his personality.