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    Question Anybody here know French???

    Can anybody here give me the American translation for:
    "Havectoi"?? Thanks.
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    Are you reading it or hearing it?

    Sounds like "Avec Toi" which means "With You", maybe it's a typo?

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    I agree with Nes.
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    It is the name of a Selle Francais horse. I have not seen the papers, but it was spelled out to me over the phone. I was told that the owner "dropped the H" for show purposes, so it may well have been an error at registration time?? Who knows, but thanks for the definition. I don't see myself bellowing "Here, Avec Toi" across the pasture at feeding time!!!
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    No because you would "Avec Moi! Let's go!" (with me)
    Otherwise you'd be running around out there after him!

    Probably a registration error
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    Maybe it's one of the registries where they want all foal names to start with a specific letter, so they added the H to Avec Toi for that purpose.



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    In French, most of the time a word begins with an H, the H is silent. I have a hunch it was as MHM said, a naming convention either based on foal year or lineage.
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    Agree with the above posters.
    If you really want to have fun, you could nickname him Havoc and pronounce the H.
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    Agreed, 'avec toi,' the H added because for selle francais each year has a particular letter (in alphabetical order). Early 70s, I rode an 'Annabelle' and a 'Badabou' and a 'Barbizon' over there, and Annabelle was indeed a year older, and a couple of years later I rode a 'Danielle.'



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post
    Agreed, 'avec toi,' the H added because for selle francais each year has a particular letter (in alphabetical order). Early 70s, I rode an 'Annabelle' and a 'Badabou' and a 'Barbizon' over there, and Annabelle was indeed a year older, and a couple of years later I rode a 'Danielle.'
    This. The "H" horses are 16 this year. I have an "F" (Fils Du Reverdy) who is 18
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    This. The "H" horses are 16 this year. I have an "F" (Fils Du Reverdy) who is 18
    Question- do they skip some letters? How many names could really start with X?



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    They do skip some, although I couldn't tell you exactly which ones they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    They do skip some, although I couldn't tell you exactly which ones they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdlbredfan View Post
    In French, most of the time a word begins with an H, the H is silent. .
    As a resident of Horry County, I 'eartily agree.



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    Sounds like you are all, "right on"!!! He IS 16 this year. It would seem like a nick name was in order...I thought the translation might provide something reasonable!! DeeThbd....I LOVE "Havoc"!!! He is not, of course. Supposedly broke to death and a lamb with EXCELLENT manners, but Havoc would be cute, appropriate and easy to say!!!! Thanks everyone!!
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    are you sure it's not "avec toi"?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nes View Post
    No because you would "Avec Moi! Let's go!" (with me)
    Otherwise you'd be running around out there after him!

    Probably a registration error

    "Allons-y!" is "let's go!" is it not?

    "Havectoi" would be "Avec Toi" more than likely meaning "With You" (in the informal/colloquial sense.) I agree that the "H" is either a registration error or perhaps they were not able to name the horse "Avectoi" due to conflicting registration?
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