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  1. #1
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    ok, as i get more and more excited as we get "closer" i am starting to think about names..... and i am drawing blank! of course i don't know yet what i will have boy/girl/color/etc but i thought i would at least start a list so i can have something to go off of. (and let's be honest - something to keep me busy as i start to count the days)

    anyway, how the heck to you guys come up with names? some folks have great naming ability and I want my first born to have a great name. do you have a list ready to go when they arrive? do you have a theme? wait for inspiration?

    also, for GOV/Weser Ems - is there any naming protocol?

    Sire: WeserEms Manchester City (barn name Chester)
    Dam: GOV Wolkendame(by Wolkentanz I) (barn name Sophie)
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    I love choosing names! Three for this year and we've been playing around with names for months and months.
    I've got a list of things I've thought, oh I like that, and written it down to remember. It might not get used for a while but one day it will fit someone
    No themes, but we might well reference the bloodlines, or last year we named one for the Diamond Jubilee. This year one is definitely decided already, two are not. (Have some ideas but as you say, we dont know the sex. We do know the colour of one, the likely colour of another).

    No idea re protocol for other breeds or countries


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    I try to develop a motherline name for the fillies and then make a play off the sire and dam if I can.
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    I love choosing names too! For me, it depends on many factors (naming conventions notwithstanding) -- dam and sire line, whim, events etc. I named my sport pony filly from her dam line. Mama was Keyhole Watch Fob; baby is Keyhole Chatelaine. Two of my foals born during the last super moon have moon names. But for my Holsteiners, I have to follow the alphabetical naming convention for the colts, so next year's Riverman baby, if a colt, will be Rive Noir. Have fun with the naming! If you're like me, you'll have a list of names, but once you see that beautiful baby pop into the world, you'll come up with something totally different at the last minute



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    i am lucky too because it will be half pony so i can get super creative

    *i am starting to get excited*


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    It's exciting, isn't it? I don't have any in foal this year, so I'm living vicariously through Mare Stare and the forums!



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    I can't watch mare stare. My partner was watching a friends horse on there a while ago, which irritates me no end as he is never the one sat up for our mares, he leaves that to me



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    Quote Originally Posted by mbm View Post
    Sire: WeserEms Manchester City (barn name Chester)
    Dam: GOV Wolkendame(by Wolkentanz I) (barn name Sophie)
    Filly name that popped into my head when I saw these parents: City Girl.
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    I too chose to use my motherline for naming convention. Her name is Dorfblume and I named my farm Blume Farm. I use Blume at the end of each name...which is proving difficult for the boys So far I have a Roseblume, Borealis Blume, Rhodayo Blume, etc. This year will be Baron/ Baronesse von Blume.

    I like it because it denotes where the horse comes from. Rolling Stone Farm (Mo Swanson) has a unique naming convention as well....puts an "h" in the names. I like that too. Check out her website (it is really nice).
    Read about my time at the Hannoveraner Verband Breeders Courses:
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2011.html
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2012.html


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    i love city girl! so cool, thanks!

    my mind works in weird ways so for a colt i came up with Davenport - its a play on the names being linked to furniture (sofa, chesterfield)



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    I love Davenport! It sounds so masculine and handsome. I can just hear the names City Girl or Davenport being announced at Devon



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    Cities that start with a W in the UK
    Winchester- Play on dad's name too

    Westminster- or West Minster

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