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  1. #1
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    Default Help end the insanity - another name thread!

    I am FAMOUS for taking forever to name animals. Dogs, horses - most wait at least 6 weeks before they get a name... and they often end up with things like "grey horse" "baby girl", etc!

    This time, I need a show name.

    Horse is a TB gelding, 16.3, 6 years old, dark bay, white stripe, big bodied, silly, easygoing, into EVERYTHING.

    Barn name is Anakin. They called him Ana but I couldn't bring myself to call my gelding that, so it became Anakin - close enough to the original that he still knows it.

    I have a few ideas but nothing that I love. Hoping I can get some help from you!



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    Why don't you leave it? I know I'm a Star Wars geek, but I like it.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    What is his registered name? I always really like to go with a horse's registered name - if he ends up with someone elsee, his lifetime achievement scores will be unresearchable if the new name is lost - I don't know, its just how I feel about it.

    But, if you really want to find a new name for him, can we start by knowing his registered name? Might help.

    I can't see the OP - did you say what color he is? Must visualize....
    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.



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    The most obvious would be Skywalker.



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    Oh, ok. Dark Bay. Hey, I like Anakin. Not alot of horses with that name. You could call him Akin. As in Ache-in (like I'm ache'n for some bacon, heh heh). I'm not being helpful so I'll just go.
    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.



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    I like Ankakin. Nick or Nicky would be cute barn name.



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    His registered name is Ana's Kiss - Jockey Club, of course.

    His barn name is Anakin. I am not in love with it for a show name. I thought of Skywalker, but it doesn't really fit?



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    Sure it does, it's Anakin's last name
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    I'd call him Kinny with a show name of The Dark Side. I know it is lame but, having trouble being creative because all I can think about is BACON.........thanks a lot Another Round.
    "Don't make me go all chestnut mare on you"!



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    Whoops, yes, it fits, but doesn't fit HIM, if that makes sense.

    The Dark Side.... hmmm...

    I am also thinking incessantly about bacon now, thanks Another Round!



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    We had a breeding stock Appaloosa gelding who sounds like he looks a lot like yourse - big, dark bay, but our guy had a star, not a strip...

    Anyway, his ApHC reg name is "The Darkness"

    Whenever I think about him I just want to sing! "I believe in a thing called love..."

    ETA: yourse = your horse... need coffee...
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    Going with something close to his registered name, how about Anna's Kin. You could call him Kenny at home.



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    Now I am thinking of bacon, AND singing "I believe in a thing called love..."

    My office mates are looking at me like I am crazy. At least most of them have horses - I can explain!



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    His dam is Kiss and Tell, so...

    Show name: True Confessions

    Barn name: Truman
    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

    A helmet saved my life.



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    Might be tempting fate, but Next of Kin?

    (Pocachontas/ Cheiftian) Jamestown?

    Little Black Book?
    Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!



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    Skywalker
    Anakin's last name and a cute name for a hunter, no?

    Ana's Kiss
    Honestly, it's not that bad of a name!

    In Your Face
    You said he gets into everything...

    Dark Night
    While we're being Star Wars geeks, we might was well be Batman geeks!

    Dark Ink
    You said he's a dark bay, right?



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    Redav -its Vader backwards. Unique, masculine, and a little ominous.
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    You guys are great! Now... to choose...



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    My first thought was Vader, but I also like Dark Kiss, The Force, and I do like Anakin as a show name too - unusual but recognizable.



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    Default Aiken.

    Like the town.

    Kenny for a barn name.



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