New horse needs a name**UPDATE**video added post #21
I have a new horse that is... well... "different" looking. I happen to think he is adorable - and i love him... BUT the looks and comments i am getting from people have really surprised me! I was not prepared for how "color-biased" my fellow horsemen would be! It doesn't really bother me - this horse is going to be a superstar in the jumper ring - so i don't have to worry about Hunter or Equitation judges looking down their noses at us. I would like to come up with a good and fitting name that maybe says - "yes, i know that we are different!!". Although I also like his current name which is "Powhatan" and is after a Virginia Indian Tribe. If i keep that name - i need a nickname though. He is 1/2 Dutch Warmblood, 1/4 Oldenburg, 1/4 Appaloosa. My list so far:
3.) Coyote Ugly
5.) Hipstamatic (after the app that makes pictures sepia-tone)
Hipstamatic is really cute and fun but would it get dated at all? I really don't know, just wondering, it's my favorite :-) I was thinking about how he wasn't the typical 'brick in the wall' sort of horse, then thought of Pink Floyd... Hehehe, he IS red roany after all :-)
Ahh, I love naming threads, but am reaching a mental block right now. Looking forward to reading the other suggestions, too!
(A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
(he does listen!)
I live near Powhatan, VA. I have to warn you, a lot of people can't pronounce it properly-- Pow-ah-TAN-- I've heard it pronounced "Pow-HAT-tan", "PO-wah-tan", etc. It also is difficult for people to spell.
You could use one of the other "local" Indian names-- Monacan is one (barn name Monte?).
I concur. Pick a name that the ring guys can pronounce. They usually slaughter anything unusual. I would go with "There is an App for That"-- or just "App for That"--especially for the jumper ring. If you were going to do something more "subjective" like dressage or the hunters I would call him Application.