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    Question Oh No! Not Another Naming Thread! This One Is A Little Different...

    Ok...I know everyone gets sick of these naming threads, but I thought the COTHers might be able to figure the perfect name for my new mare. Her name right now is "Honey BooBoo." I cannot emphasize how much I hate that show. I need a show name as well as a barn name.

    Here is the catch. I am a Criminology graduate student. I want a name that is a bit unique or meaningful. Something with a criminology or psychological theme....and something catchy.

    I was thinking of names like:

    "My Happy Place"
    "Perfect Therapy"
    "Better Than Prozac"
    "Antidepressant"

    One I really like is "Institutional Anomie" which is a criminology theory regarding a lack of social norms, which is totally me. I was afraid that would be hard to pronounce at shows. Another one I was playing with was "Sublimation" which is a defense mechanism where socially unacceptable impulses or idealizations are consciously transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior. I love the theme of that one.

    Anyone have any fun or different ideas? I love the names at shows that stand out and make me smile.
    Last edited by Jamie2337; Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:17 AM.
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."



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    Default Lovely Mare ~ thanks for sharing ~

    Lovely mare ~

    barn name suggestion ~ 'Kinsey' ( Sue Grafton Alphabet series)

    show name ~ 'H' is for Happiness ~
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"


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    I'm seriously considering showing Willow as "Herself"... but think about that one... hehe.

    Cute horse, I like Sublimation. Her barn name could be something totally different. Tin is always a fun one for gray horses.
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    Superminion....I like the "Herself" name. That would be too funny!
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."



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    "Not Guilty"
    "Always Guilty"
    "I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted". - Anonymous



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    Sublimation is catchy.
    Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


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    Mr. Frugal is a lawyer and we've always threatened to name a foal Champerty. Barn name would be Champ, of course!
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
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    I have thought to call some horse at times Sublimation, as in dry ice changing to vapor.
    I think it can mean going from solid to ethereal, good name for a jumper.
    I think it is a very nice name for any horse and may suit that grey mare.


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    Rorschach Test, which is fun with her gray coat. Barn name rory.
    (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!)


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    One of my favorite legal terms is "Arbitrary and Capricious." I always remind my children that I reserve the right to be completely arbitrary and capricous in all my decision making. "Wanton and Willful" is a good criminal law term.

    I do like Sublimation.



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    grey matter

    do diligence

    miranda

    agatha christie

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    Mens Rea but the anouncer would probably screw that up also. You could spell it "Ray" or "Rhea." Honey Boo Boo has to go! That really is nauseating.



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    Miranda is awesome!
    (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!)



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    She Was Framed
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    Try to break down crushing defeats into smaller, more manageable failures. It’s also helpful every now and then to stop, take stock of your situation, and really beat yourself up about it.The Onion


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    Wow! Really great suggestions! Thanks so much! I like Sublimation a lot...thought of a new one on the drive home: "Partner in Crime."
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."


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    Barn name Connie for Convict :-)
    (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!)



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    Gray's Anatomy barn name whatever character's name you like (I don't watch the show).
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