Cool has gotten turned into Coolish, Coolio and an assortment of other names not suitable for a family-friendly BB. His star is S-shaped so imagine something starting with that letter and ending in "head."
Star, who actually has a blaze (one I always thought of as comet-shaped, until DMK's comment about her horse), somehow got turned into "Dar-Dar" by some of the barn members. His show name is "Aldebaran" (an actual star, one in the sky--not Hollywood) which the announcers somehow turn into "how do you pronounce that?"
Our pony Vegas is often referred to as "Veggie." My mare, Dee, is "The Black Mare." My other mare, Murphy, was called "The Giraffe" because she liked to stretch up to look over the top of the stall wall, and she liked to eat leaves off the trees.
My gelding, Vegas, was known as Veg, Veggers, Vegs, Vegie, Vega-saurus Rex, Bubba, Geek, Geeker, Toad or Toady. But most often, Poo. No, not Pooh as Winnie. Rather I shortened Poopie Head. It wasn't out of the ordinary to find him up from a nap with a flattened ball of poo stuck to his face. Liked to use his messes as pillow. I miss my Geeker! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/sadsmile.gif
My new mare's registered name is Miss Classy Delight. We immediately started calling her in from pasture shouting "Yo! Classy D!" http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif And somehow I started calling her Classy-mo which evolved into Mo-Mo. Oh, yeah, can't forget Hussy when she's being rather mareish!
My poor old jumper probably has a serious identity crisis. When he first came to my old trainers barn he was T4 (he came from a horse trader who's first name started with a T- all the ones we got from him that didn't already have a name got a T. Then T2, T3, and so on). Problem was, there had already been a T4, so he got called T4-2. I know, original, isn't it. It went from T4-2, to "the brown horse at the end of the aisle". That went to "the brown horse".
I was out riding him one day and out slipped "Charlie the brown horse", hence he became Charlie. My dad called him Chuck, I called him CharWee. Somehow CharWee became Bubbee, which became Bubbaloo.
Not a horse name, but animal anyhow. We have a cat named "Baxter." We used to live in an apartment complex where the manager lived on-site with his young 3-year old daughter. I once heard her calling Baxter, "Sylvester," which was weird because she looks NOTHING like Sylvester - she's a hairy Maine Coon type. Anyhow, I told the apartment manager that the cat's name was "Baxter." He said, "Oh, I know, I just think it sounds too much like "Bastard" and I don't want my daughter saying that." It stuck - to this day, we call her Little Fat Bastard. She knows it's her name - it fits.
My horses all have boring barn names - nothing fun...No, WAIT! Peanut (registered name Seville) is, um, very easy to tell when she's in estrus. So she gets called "Hoochie" sometimes. Rosie is Rose-Monster (because she once chased my friend Amy who came to visit the cute cuddly little 4-month old filly - told me she was being a monster that day).
oh my gosh, so many. i have problem w/nicknaming my animals.
hannah is regularly called:
and, my favorite, "son"
(yes, she's a mare)
further, depending on the song that's playing on the radio as i groom, my barn mates are often tortured with ridiculous chatter such as.... "who's my big blister in the sun?" or, "hannah b crazy train!"
Indian Summer is either "Summer Dummer" or "pumpkinhead". And I sing an awful, made up "pumpkinhead" song to her a lot lately - she is on stall rest and its our entertainment while I wrap her legs. I really don't know why I started calling her pumpkinhead - it was around this halloween so I guess I just had that on my mind! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
Inca is "Inca Dinka."
My other 3 don't have to suffer the humiliation of any horrible names. They simply go by their barn names of Magic, Tomboy (actually her registered name!) and Wylie.
I used to own a very beautiful, very well-bred bay mare that was an absolute PITA. She was known as "Pyscho Bay Mare" or PBM for short.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> His show name is "Aldebaran" (an actual star, one in the sky--not Hollywood) which the announcers somehow turn into "how do you pronounce that?"
So long as you pronounce it correctly, Peggy. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif For those that don't know it's all-DEB-a-ran not all-de-barren. Pet peeve of mine. I have a friend with a horse named this. She calls him Baron...it drives me crazy.
From Merriam Websters:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Main Entry: Al·deb·a·ran
Etymology: Arabic al-dabarAn, literally, the follower
: a red star of the first magnitude that is seen in the eye of Taurus and is the brightest star in the Hyades <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like most people here (it seems) I never call anything by it's given name:
My Lab Anna is Do-ers, or Pooterkins. My cats Bethany and Indiana are Squibby-Kitty and Butt-head (respectively).
My yearling-- well, my sister refuses to acknowledge her nick-name, though I don't see anything weird about it. My sister calls her yearling So-So (Sophie), and I made a joke, "watch, one day Roxy will become Ro-Ro." My sister protested loudly, but unfortunately, letting those simple syllables roll off my lips started an addiction! Roxy is now my Ro. To Sophab (my sister), she is a more acceptable (it seems) Roo.
Sundance (22 years young) is Old Man, Handsome, Dusty butt or Good lookin. I also affectionately call him Stop Drop and Roll - cause next to eating, that's his favorite activity of all! Minstrel's Tune (9yo appendix QH) came with the barn name of Blue which morphed to Blueboo (cause of all the ways he managed to 'ding' his hide - and worse) or BooBoo (same reasons) - and when he's acting up, he's Bluebutt. My mare, Pirates n' Dreams (TB) came to me with the barn name of Classy, but I most often call her Pretty Girl or Princess (and is she ever.... she has a way of looking down her nose at EVERYTHING she doesn't approve of http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif)
"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear" ~ Socrates