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TPF Hunter
Oct. 28, 2011, 10:24 AM
Another show name thread.....

Hannah is 16.2 dappled grey TB mare. Very typey with a dainty TB head. We can't seem to come up with a name that 'just fits'. We love " London Fog" but there is another grey in the area with that name. We were thinking of something French perhaps. HELP! :D

Dewey
Oct. 28, 2011, 10:48 AM
What's her registered name? And how about her pedigree?

andy.smaga
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:09 AM
La Brume (the fog)
La Brume de Paris
La Grise (the grey)
La Jument Grise (the grey mare)

leilatigress
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:32 AM
I will only offer this name simply because I know I will never use it on my non existent grey horse.
Lace n steel
Steal n Lace
Cloudy Skies

bits619
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:33 AM
Fleur de Lis

You can do a search for 'french phrases in English use' or something similar. English uses a ton! Many probably won't be the best names, but some could work!

Rye
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:34 AM
Lately I've been more in favor of one word names...period. Same barn/show name. I'm tired of Italian sounding names, liquor sounding names (Grey Goose, Martini, Ciroc, blah, blah blah....Im just waiting for someone to have the stones to call their horse Schlitz Malt Liquor. ), and don't even get me started on brand type names (Chanel, Escada, Lauren, Armani,) it's all so "wanne be" I can't take it.

If she's fancy, refined and elegant...think of something simple, graceful and elegant.

Mademoiselle (call her Maddie as a nickname)
Alexadrine (call her Lexie for a nickname)
Georgine
Hyacinthe
Marielle

VR00M
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:34 AM
Desire I know it's not French but it's pretty

TPF Hunter
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:42 AM
Im liking " Mademoiselle"!

Keep them coming!

Aerial
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:43 AM
Iron will
Steel Resolve
Lost in the Mist
Ironworks
Mists of Avalon (Think this one may already be used??)

Is she more of a steel dappled or a lightly dappled ?

TPF Hunter
Oct. 28, 2011, 12:05 PM
She is a light dappled Grey, 8 yrs old so they are fading a bit.

gottagrey
Oct. 28, 2011, 01:06 PM
What's wrong w/ Hannah? Problem is with some French names etc is your are at the mercy of the announcer... they are getting much better. Personally I really like geographical names - so names after rivers, lakes, some cities & towns etc..

SmartAlex
Oct. 28, 2011, 01:10 PM
Chantilly Lace

Named after the city in France

Windsor1
Oct. 28, 2011, 01:33 PM
Chantilly Lace is pretty.

How about Giselle? That's Giselle the ballet, not Gisele (one "L") the model. It's French, and the ballet connection suggests that your girl is graceful and light on her feet. And that maybe she has an eating disorder. :)

BAC
Oct. 28, 2011, 01:53 PM
I always suggest Fantine but no one ever chooses it. I think it would be perfect for your fancy mare. Its short, which I like, easy to pronounce, elegant and feminine. Fantine is a character from Les Miserables.

I have known a million London Fogs, don't bother with that one.

newenglandnative
Oct. 28, 2011, 02:14 PM
What about champ elysee? Sounds a lot prettier than how it's spelled haha.

cottonXCblondie
Oct. 28, 2011, 02:24 PM
Another show name thread.....

Hannah is 16.2 dappled grey TB mare. Very typey with a dainty TB head. We can't seem to come up with a name that 'just fits'. We love " London Fog" but there is another grey in the area with that name. We were thinking of something French perhaps. HELP! :D

Love "Chantilly Lace." My friend just sold her dappled grey TB Hannah.

Katie81
Oct. 28, 2011, 02:45 PM
Lately I've been more in favor of one word names...period. Same barn/show name. I'm tired of Italian sounding names, liquor sounding names (Grey Goose, Martini, Ciroc, blah, blah blah....Im just waiting for someone to have the stones to call their horse Schlitz Malt Liquor. ), and don't even get me started on brand type names (Chanel, Escada, Lauren, Armani,) it's all so "wanne be" I can't take it.

If she's fancy, refined and elegant...think of something simple, graceful and elegant.

Mademoiselle (call her Maddie as a nickname)
Alexadrine (call her Lexie for a nickname)
Georgine
Hyacinthe
Marielle

HAhaha, Rye. :lol: That's an excellent point - don't know of any horses named after cheap liquor. I think Schlitz Malt Liquor is a hilarious name for a horse, and actually, I also think Colt 45 or Pabst Blue Ribbon wouldn't be too bad either!!! :D

Donkaloosa
Oct. 28, 2011, 02:46 PM
I once knew a pretty grey mare named Virtuous China. Also like the name China Grove. The name I always wanted to use on a grey mare was Sailonsilvergirl --- taken from Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Phaxxton
Oct. 28, 2011, 02:57 PM
Hmmm... French-sounding names...

A Propos

Art Nouveau

Facade

Haute Couture

Mademoiselle

Paris

Raconteur

Savant

Très Bonne

Vis-A-Vis

Xpression
Oct. 28, 2011, 03:05 PM
Fine China
Amour Amour (love, love)
Mon Cheri (my dear)
Magnifique
Sacre Bleu (this is actually a French curse word, just so you know haha)
La Vie Est Belle (life is beautiful)
Adrienne
Marie Antoinette
Bleu Amour

two sticks
Oct. 28, 2011, 03:38 PM
Not French, but I have always liked "outgreygeous" for a really stunning grey.

Dressagelvr
Oct. 28, 2011, 03:47 PM
Not even a little French, but what about Raindrops on Roses.

Hevonen
Oct. 28, 2011, 03:58 PM
I've suggested it before, but I've always like "Cotillion" for a name. Love something with china in it, makes me think of delicate things!

Also love Chantilly Lace. :)

Sunnyhorse
Oct. 28, 2011, 10:53 PM
Cotillion and Mademoiselle are both beautiful — I love all those names that connote quiet gentility.

EverAfter
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:19 PM
Evangeline..

I don't know why, but I love that name.

howardh
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:28 PM
ooo i love Marie Antoinette! If she is bad you can put her away in her stall with no hay and say "let her eat cake"!!

And off with her head!!!

If she is gassy, how about Bleu Cheese?

I like Adrienne, and if she is bad it could turn into the Rockyesque ADRAIIINNNN......

I am all for versatile names!

howardh
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:34 PM
Evangeline..

I don't know why, but I love that name.

Another versatile name!

Evangeline, why can't you jump true........
Evangeline, I will shovel your poo.............

Windsor1
Oct. 28, 2011, 11:44 PM
I think "Limoges" is elegant as well. Potentially risky on the pronunciation side, though.

amyginger
Oct. 29, 2011, 01:48 AM
When I was naming my grey gelding, I hit all the paint (Behr, Valspar, etc.) websites for ideas for grey names. Sometimes they're interesting:

Tornado Watch
Chimney Sweep
Castle Walls
Silver Screen

Phaxxton
Oct. 29, 2011, 11:46 AM
When I was naming my grey gelding, I hit all the paint (Behr, Valspar, etc.) websites for ideas for grey names. Sometimes they're interesting:


What a neat idea! I have to remember this!

bits619
Oct. 29, 2011, 11:47 AM
BAC, I love the name Fantine and always have! I think it's so pretty :-)

Equibrit
Oct. 29, 2011, 11:50 AM
Whiffletree.

Addison
Oct. 29, 2011, 07:51 PM
"Antoinette" is very pretty and so is "Limoges".

rockfordbuckeye
Oct. 29, 2011, 08:40 PM
I've suggested it before, but I've always like "Cotillion" for a name. Love something with china in it, makes me think of delicate things!

Also love Chantilly Lace. :)

Chantilly Lace looks pretty but reads in correct french kind of less pretty. "Shaunt Tee Yee Lace?" Which most announcers will give a nice big American "A" too and call it "Shaaant" like Shanty Town. Lol.

So I think Cotillion might go better?

Cacique
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:19 PM
Little Miss Magic (Jimmy Buffett song)
Ocean Avenue
Seattle
Brouillard is french for Fog, but I can't really think of anything that sounds nice in french relating to fog. Foggy is brumeaux, for example.

AliCat
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:41 PM
I knew of a gray pony that went by Chantilly Lace.

Hannahxoxo
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:53 PM
Hey my name is Hannah. (:

Belle vie- Beautiful Life

Magnifique - Gorgeous

Tu es Jolie - You are beautiful


Don't know if these are right, I used google translate.

Phaxxton
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:54 PM
Thought of another -- Versailles

Windsor1
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:58 PM
Tu es Jolie - You are beautiful

Don't know if these are right, I used google translate.

There was a horse in a John Taintor Foote book named "Tres Jolie" ("very pretty"), which I think makes a lovely name.

Kryswyn
Oct. 29, 2011, 09:58 PM
When I was naming my grey gelding, I hit all the paint (Behr, Valspar, etc.) websites for ideas for grey names. Sometimes they're interesting:

Tornado Watch
Chimney Sweep
Castle Walls
Silver Screen

I painted my family room:

Slipstream

which I would definitely consider for a fancy gray!

Years ago I sold a gray pony mare to the people I taught for. They chose Chantilly Lace as her show name. Which I thought was common/over used then and my opinion hasn't changed.

I love pun names so my favorite on this thread is: "Outgraygeous" which has the benefit of being original!

jetsmom
Oct. 29, 2011, 10:48 PM
Debutante

Ingenue

Halcyon


On a side note, my trainer just named her gray mare
"Up, Up and a gray" :lol:

Xpression
Oct. 30, 2011, 03:52 AM
Once I was at a show (I am a dressage rider) and just as I was finished my test on my lovely black horse, a beautiful grey entered the ring beside mine...

It's name was Grey is the New Black!
I loved it

dbtoo
Oct. 30, 2011, 04:26 AM
My name for a pretty gray hunter would be Cessna.

kookicat
Oct. 30, 2011, 10:15 AM
I want another grey just so I can call him/her Faraday. :)

Or how about:

Mantilla
Ivory Silk
Pearl Drop
Dupioni
Damask
Tulle
Silhouette

catosis
Oct. 30, 2011, 10:45 AM
I have always thought French names for American horses are trite... Why not name her after an influential woman in history, or from a novel you love?

Examples:
Anna K.
C.C. Catt
Ellinor Dashwood (and then her barn name could be Ellie!)
Ophelia (although this one is rather inauspicious, if you know what I mean. For that matter, so is the first name)

Phaxxton
Oct. 30, 2011, 11:53 AM
Silhouette

I like this one! :yes:

Foxtrot's
Oct. 30, 2011, 02:47 PM
Just make sure the announcers cannot mangle it.

SAcres
Oct. 30, 2011, 03:02 PM
For a gray hunter I've always liked Stretching Steel. :)

ETA, just thought of another one... steeling shadows

I'm also a fan of one word, fancy sounding names but never end up naming horses with them...

I have Sundance Solo and Sport D'Hiver (winter games in french...it's his racing name)

Chic Hunter
Oct. 30, 2011, 09:34 PM
Madame Gres (Grey) after designer
Cabochard (Fr Perfume)
Pure Platinum (strip club)

Carolinadreamin'
Oct. 30, 2011, 10:18 PM
Snowy River.

cottonXCblondie
Oct. 30, 2011, 10:57 PM
Sterling. if i had a grey mare i think i'd go with that.

ohrebecca
Oct. 31, 2011, 09:37 AM
I painted my family room:

Slipstream

which I would definitely consider for a fancy gray!

Years ago I sold a gray pony mare to the people I taught for. They chose Chantilly Lace as her show name. Which I thought was common/over used then and my opinion hasn't changed.

I love pun names so my favorite on this thread is: "Outgraygeous" which has the benefit of being original!

I definitely misread that as SPITstream (I'm tired!) and thought "EW, gross!" My bad :)

I'm with you on Chantilly Lace. All I think of is the song - "Chantilly Lace, pretty face, ponytail hanging down...." - which I never liked anyway :P

How about:
Oui Oui
En Français
Chouette (means cute, nice)
Colette
Incroyable (incredible)
Bisous (kisses)
Volontiers (with pleasure)
Enchanté (delighted to)
Coup de Foudre (love at first sight)

By the way, you KNOW we need a picture of mare in question :)

Kryswyn
Oct. 31, 2011, 11:38 PM
How about:
Oui Oui
En Français
Chouette (means cute, nice)
Colette
Incroyable (incredible)
Bisous (kisses)
Volontiers (with pleasure)
Enchanté (delighted to)
Coup de Foudre (love at first sight)

By the way, you KNOW we need a picture of mare in question :)

Oui Oui ARE YOU SERIOUS? :D:lol::D:lol: I can just hear the announcer now: "Ann E. Rider on WEE WEE." :D:lol::D::lol::D

Seriously, nothing sounds worse than mispronounced French names. Your list could easily sound like: Chew It; IN-croyable; Bisshes (or worse!);Volunteers, and Coop Da Food.

OP, we're in America. Choose to name American!

GaMare
Nov. 1, 2011, 01:44 PM
I feel your pain! It took me weeks to pick my mare's show name (Charmed Life).

What about Coquette? French for pretty/stylish, one word and pretty easy for an announcer to get right.

Good luck!

Dewey
Nov. 1, 2011, 02:50 PM
What about Coquette? French for pretty/stylish, one word and pretty easy for an announcer to get right.

A "coquette" is a flirt. It might be a great name, but the OP should know what it means! :lol:

Carley Sparks
Nov. 2, 2011, 12:04 AM
I feel your pain! It took me weeks to pick my mare's show name (Charmed Life).

What about Coquette? French for pretty/stylish, one word and pretty easy for an announcer to get right.

Good luck!

I vote for Coquette! GREAT NAME.

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kookicat
Nov. 2, 2011, 08:23 AM
How about Bronte?

purplnurpl
Nov. 2, 2011, 05:58 PM
Another show name thread.....

Hannah is 16.2 dappled grey TB mare. Very typey with a dainty TB head. We can't seem to come up with a name that 'just fits'. We love " London Fog" but there is another grey in the area with that name. We were thinking of something French perhaps. HELP! :D

I always wanted a grey mare to name:

Blues Clues

: )
but that's not french.

Pardon My French

Iron Butterfly
Iron Maiden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Butterfly
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Maiden

RougeEmpire
Nov. 2, 2011, 07:12 PM
London Fog is probably the most over used show name for a grey, lols.

Zu Zu
Nov. 2, 2011, 09:46 PM
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