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    Default I dub thee...????

    I know these get annoying, but I could use some name suggestions for a new horse. Bright chestnut TB, blaze, two short socks. By Cape Canaveral x Blue Lagoon (Saint Ballado). I'm aiming for a royal/noble name or something to do with the sun (sunset, sunlight, etc). Current front runners are

    Chalice
    Chaucer
    Mythical
    At Sunset

    Thanks!
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    Louis the 14th was known as the sun king. In french that is "Le Roi Soleil". If you wanted to go more of an English angle you could do something like, "Windsor", "Lionheart", "Arthur" or "Excalibur".

    The Egyptian sun god is "Ra" or "Amun-Ra"

    There are several horses with some version of these names...but you can always search the USEF horse records to see if the name is too common or already in use by a famous one.

    Hope this helps. We will eagerly await your decision. I am sure that he will live up to his Blue Blood name
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    What's the matter with his real name?
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    It fits him about as well as a left boot on a right foot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    What's the matter with his real name?
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    I like food names for horses so my first thought was "Caper," but then I saw that you wanted something a little more regal...

    I will second Windor and Arthur... As far as the other names, I would imagine trying to holler them out across a pasture... For instance, I named my dog Bocephus and that is a hard name to holler... Just take that into consideration
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    Auhunter: I would love to use something from Tennyson's Idylls of the King or the Arthurian legend, but everything I've come up with either sounds goofy or has been done a billion times.
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    That's why his current (if short-lived) barn name is going. I can't get it out fast enough!
    Quote Originally Posted by OveroHunter View Post
    As far as the other names, I would imagine trying to holler them out across a pasture... For instance, I named my dog Bocephus and that is a hard name to holler... Just take that into consideration
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    Quote Originally Posted by auhunter View Post
    Louis the 14th was known as the sun king. In french that is "Le Roi Soleil". If you wanted to go more of an English angle you could do something like, "Windsor", "Lionheart", "Arthur" or "Excalibur".

    The Egyptian sun god is "Ra" or "Amun-Ra"
    I used to ride a TB whose name was Le Roi, but the owner changed it because everyone called him Leroy, which I think is a cute barn name. I like Le Roi Soleil though, and Amun-Ra as well.

    Excalibur is making me think of the sheath cleaning product.



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    First of all = I sorta like Tennyson for a name!

    I like the Blue part of his pedigree, so...

    Blue Night/Knight
    Blue Mirror

    From your Idylls of a King: "And sometimes through the mirror blue The knights come riding two and two."



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    Assuming he's the "Rocket Away" I see after doing a progeny report on pedigree query?

    Not sunset- or royalty-related, but sort of a play off his reg. name: how about Rockaway?

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    Sir Galahad - he's one of my favorite Arthurian characters. Not royal, but he did find the Holy Grail.



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    Sun God.

    If he looks anything like his half brother by Medaglia D'Oro, you have a very nice boy!
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    Rising Sun (Son)



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    Caped Crusader - I think it sounds noble and has a bit of his sires name in it!



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    Imperator

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    I do like Chaucer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrakeGirl View Post
    First of all = I sorta like Tennyson for a name!

    I like the Blue part of his pedigree, so...

    Blue Night/Knight
    Blue Mirror

    From your Idylls of a King: "And sometimes through the mirror blue The knights come riding two and two."
    I like it as Mirror Blue, not Blue Mirror.



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    Idle King?

    Sundowner A great old Robert Mitchum movie about an Australian family, basically a sundowner is a traveller who sleeps wherever they are when the sun goes down.

    Holy Grail

    And another vote for Sun King. And you could call hime Louie!!!! He would already have a song named for him!
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    Blue Moon
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