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  1. #41
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    I like the name Colin...makes me think of a manly man
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    Going with the "star" theme: Names of a stars that start with "S":

    • Sirius
    • Sarin
    • Salm
    • Subra
    • Skat (really, it is the name of a star. . . but maybe not a great barn name for a horse)

    I actually kinda like Starsky!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    You can't pick a name without him. Go see him and let your mind wander.
    hmmm...might be a few thousand miles in the way.

    I think you should call him "Mike."

    It's a good solid name. I have a friend who names her animals after her friends. (I've been told it's an Irish thing--if not it should be!) I think there a a couple Mikes who it could apply to. Besides that when he turns out to be wonderful you can call me in 6 months and Danny and Mike sound good together!



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    Quote Originally Posted by slp2 View Post
    I actually kinda like Starsky!
    Oh but the 70s baggage. Although I've never actually seen the show. I did meet one of them in a business context, the non-blonde one, but I'm not sure if he was the Starky or the Hutch. Actually, I'm not even sure what Starsky and Hutch did -- were they cops or criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    You can't pick a name without him. Go see him and let your mind wander. A name will pop up. Honestly.
    I'd love to go see him but I'm 3000 miles away at the moment and won't get within 500 miles of him this weekend. I thought about going to NC from Columbus but it's too difficult under the family-but-not-my-family trip circumstances.

    Quote Originally Posted by subk View Post
    I think you should call him "Mike."

    It's a good solid name. I have a friend who names her animals after her friends. (I've been told it's an Irish thing--if not it should be!) I think there a a couple Mikes who it could apply to. Besides that when he turns out to be wonderful you can call me in 6 months and Danny and Mike sound good together!
    Mike is a nice name. But I'm not sure if human Mike wants a horse Mike in his barn.

    I do know I wouldn't want to be the one to tell him that the new horse's name is Mike.

    I just went to another random name generator, just to get some ideas. What's the very first name that came up? Colin -- no kidding.

    The second name to come up was Eastmund. Don't think so.



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    I really liked Starkers. Goes so well with ZiZi. Colin is a name I am fond of but not for a horse. Godspeed CBD. What about Mick or Micky?
    "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."



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    More from the random generator:

    Ellery
    Ndidi
    Raoul
    Timoteo
    Nikhil
    Yegor
    Tadhgan
    Jonah
    Seanan (this generator is into Gaelic and Russian)
    Bozhidar (that would be Bulgarian, I've met one IRL)
    Timothy (2nd time for this one)
    Elof
    Thaksin
    Feibush
    Bryon
    Pompilius

    Maybe I should just give up and call him something like 'Bob'?



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    Quote Originally Posted by olympicdreams04 View Post
    I really liked Starkers. Goes so well with ZiZi.
    Except that these normal, attractive geldings I acquire are supposed to be flying the flag for (my) sanity. You put them in the foreground and hopefully, no one notices the tiny, hot mares spinning around in the background.

    They need names that make them sound like solid citizens.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post
    Oh but the 70s baggage. Although I've never actually seen the show. I did meet one of them in a business context, the non-blonde one, but I'm not sure if he was the Starky or the Hutch. Actually, I'm not even sure what Starsky and Hutch did -- were they cops or criminals?
    They were cops. Was pretty cutting edge stuff for the time on TV. Starsky is a great name....he was the more street character and non-blond. Was a bit before my time but I have seen the re-runs
    ** The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits. -- Albert Einstein **



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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post
    Except that these normal, attractive geldings I acquire are supposed to be flying the flag for (my) sanity.
    Of course, I should have known this!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=sons+...w=1082&bih=689

    So, what we need here is another horse name that has its own flag!



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    He already has his own book.

    He should be in his new home by now...



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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post
    He already has his own book.
    Perfect, name him Keith after the author!
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post
    They need names that make them sound like solid citizens.

    Ringo!
    "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"



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    Mick.

    It's simple, it's manley (think Crocodile Dundee), and maybe Mike won't notice the connection until the name has already stuck

    That horse is going places and it's easy for the fans to yell "Go Mick, Go!!" as he runs past them at Rolex.
    "Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing" - Robert Benchley
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    He's here/there.

    Glenbaer says he's very leggy and has huge withers. Also, beautiful gaits.

    I have a couple of pics but can't upload until later today.



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    HEINLEIN or Clarke for Arthur C. Clarke or Isaac for Isaac Asimov
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    I like Laumer (the last name of the author).

    But I can see where 90 percent of you won't like it. DH disliked Rory's barn name when I came up with it, because he said it was too hard to say. Laumer kinda falls into the same category.
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    As a play on "Star Colony", what about Astro? (short for Astrologer?)
    "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."



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    I, too, like Colin... but if it's a no go, and you like "normal", person names, what about Ian? You could even go all fancy-like and use the enlish pronunciation :winkingrin:

    Other ideas working from Star Colony:

    Lonnie
    Neil
    Cole
    Stark
    Ollie (Oliver?)
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    lies with in us. - Emerson



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    He's now called Mick.

    Glenbaer will get on him tomorrow. I hope he likes having a rider on his back. I also hope he likes to jump, but that's a little further down the road.



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    JER, I see you are joining our little group in SP! I know you will love it. JMP is next to Mark Weissbecker, who is next to Bobby Costello (who I train with).

    We will practically be neighbors!
    "I used to have money, now I have horses."



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