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View Poll Results: Horse's name -- keep it or change it?
Keep his name, "Dan" 3 21.43%
Change his name to "Digby" 5 35.71%
Change his name to "D'Artagnan" 4 28.57%
Change his name to "_____________" (suggest a name for me!) 2 14.29%
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post #11 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 09:38 PM
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He will get used to any name Im pretty sure, my dogs name is Fluffy (how sissy haha) but I call her Foofers or Dummy and she learned that she had 3 names pretty fast haha. And horses are more intelligent so I think he will catch on pretty darn fast, and if you want D names, I would recommend Dino as a good one, he is pretty big :]
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post #12 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for everyone's input. I've decided to rename him "Dante" -- it really suits him perfectly (and can become "Dante's Inferno" for those blow-up moments he still has!).

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post #13 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DJD View Post
Thank you so much for everyone's input. I've decided to rename him "Dante" -- it really suits him perfectly (and can become "Dante's Inferno" for those blow-up moments he still has!).

o0o0o0o!! That's so fitting! He's so solid and gorgeous -- and Dante's a really strong sounding name. :) Congrats!

(My cousin had a pony named "Dan".. and my filly's name was originally "Sally". Such generic human names... so I changed "Sally" to "Ceraphina" but shortened it to a simple: "Cerra". It didn't take her long. :) )

PS -- all my Facebook status updates about: 'Had a great time with Cerra' -- a large portion of my friends think I've got a secret girlfriend lurking about, cause I'm married. lol!
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post #14 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DJD View Post
Thank you so much for everyone's input. I've decided to rename him "Dante" -- it really suits him perfectly (and can become "Dante's Inferno" for those blow-up moments he still has!).


Love the name Dante, that's perfect!

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post #15 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 06:00 PM
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Oh, wonderful name!!!!
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post #16 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 08:57 PM
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Not sure about the name, but it's a good thing you're way up in CAN cause I would totally come and 'borrow' him from ya!!!

Best wishes with him...

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post #17 of 20 Old 06-07-2010, 05:03 PM
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Your boy is gorgeous and I love his new name!

I just thought I would tell you I had the same dilemma when I bought "John" because I didn't think it sounded like a name for a horse. But by the time I decided to buy him after a trial period, the name just sort of stuck and now he looks like "John" to me, lol!

But I was talking to a friend a while back, telling her about John, and I guess she was only half paying attention, because she knows my John is my horse, but she was like "who was it that did that again?" and I'm like "John, the HORSE."

So now I tend to call him "John the Mustang" or "John Henry" so people know I don't have a new boyfriend named John.
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post #18 of 20 Old 06-07-2010, 07:27 PM
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Love Dante! Also like D'artagnon but it seems a long name to use.

I changed Walka's name when I bought him. He was 2. The former owners called him Booger, due to his face deformity, but I felt it was undignified.

So, I named him I'd Walkamile, like the old camel cigarette ads. I actually call him Walka Boy, but it doesn't matter. When he hears my voice he always comes to me.

Your Dante is a very handsome boy, best of luck to you with him. Keep us updated on his progress!

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post #19 of 20 Old 06-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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I really don't think horses know their names. They can recognize your voice though. You could change it. Maybe if you like "D" names, you could call him Digger. I knew a horse that looks a little like yours and his name was digger.

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post #20 of 20 Old 06-07-2010, 08:27 PM
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I think his name is cute and suits him! But he's your horse, so it's really your choice... We've changed almost all of our horses names... (save for Mo, Patch, and Dakota)

'Booger' to 'Buttercup'
'Sweet Pea' (she came with that name) to 'Trouble' and then to 'Nugget'
'Beamer' to 'Gypsie' (she also goes by 'Momma')
'Eugene' (his first name) to 'Lil Man' (his second name) to 'Jaxxon' (his current name... though he also knows 'Jax')

All of our horses learned their new names very quickly. I just got Jaxxon last Wednesday, and he already knows his new name.

Personally, I like the name 'Dante' that was suggested...

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