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    Hey everyone!
    I recently bought a horse who's show name is just terrible... why do you guys think about changing show names? Her barn name is Seven and I was thinking Lucky Seven, Seven's Lucky, or Seven For All Mankind...
    Why walk when you can ride?

  • #2
    Could play on the seven deadly sins? Sinful, Cardinal Sin, etc.
    Triple Seven(s)

    Lucky Seven's cute, too.


    • #3
      Take a look on my site.
      Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


      • #4
        Don't use 7 Kingdoms...he lives with me


        • #5
          I don't know... I"m hesitant to put Lucky in any show name.... I know too many dogs or cats named Lucky that have three legs, one eye, and are missing an ear But that's just me... maybe horses are immune to that Hee hee...

          There's also the seven wonders....


          • #6
            Theban Seven (From the play Seven against Thebes)
            "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
            Thread killer Extraordinaire


            • #7
              Originally posted by FLeckenAwesome View Post
              I don't know... I"m hesitant to put Lucky in any show name....
              I am with you there. Too much chance for irony.

              See this page where I got these ideas:
              Seven Sages
              Seven Wonders
              Seven Up
              One Week
              Seven Days
              Sapta (sanskrit for 7)
              "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


              • #8
                It's a slow morning here....

                7th Heaven? (Couldn't help myself )

                Wake Up Time

                Early Riser

                Simply Seven

                Who 8 9? or Seven ate 9
                Yes, I ride a pony. No, he would not be ideal for your child. No, he is not a re-sale project...


                • #9
                  ha ha!! I like Seven 8 9!
                  hee hee..

                  But oooh... Vicarious Rider has some good ones... And I do like Seventh Heaven!


                  • #10
                    Septimus, if male; Septima if female.
                    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                    Thread killer Extraordinaire


                    • Original Poster

                      A friend just told me it was terrible luck to rename a horse... any ideas?
                      Why walk when you can ride?


                      • #12
                        I've renamed a number of horses with no bad luck that I 'm aware of!
                        Just curious, what is the current awful show name ??
                        Why not just Seven? (There is a character on House he calls Sixteen...works for them, LOL! )


                        • #13
                          Seventh Sister
                          Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.


                          • Original Poster

                            i dont want to offend the owner or previous trainer, they are both really nice people but her show name is Sevens Wild
                            Why walk when you can ride?


                            • #15
                              Seven Seas

                              I don't believe in luck, so I put no stock in the taboo of renaming horses.
                              Final Furlong Racehorse Retirement


                              • #16
                                Siete (spanish for 7)
                                Sette (Italian for 7)
                                Seagrams and 7
                                7 and 7


                                • #17
                                  OP: As the new owner you are entitled to do whatever you want regarding the horse's name, but here are some things to consider:

                                  1. Does the horse have an established show record? I had a gelding named Fancy Me in the hunters in the '90s... talk about a horrendous name. But he was beloved and well known on the circuit so there was NO way I could change his name. But I also had a large pony hunter who was a very well-bred Arabian (she looked like a welsh-TB cross) named Araba Sulatana. BLECH!!!! The owner before me changed her show name to Salt & Pepper (because her barn name was Heiffer... we called her Pepper). People who knew her breeding were horrified that her name had been changed but I was THRILLED.

                                  2. Do you forsee selling the horse later? You may want the future buyer to be able to easily research the horse's competition history. This is another case where I would not change the name.

                                  3. Some feel that Jockey's Club registered names should not be changed because it allows people to see how well certain TBs throw sport horses. I feel much less passionately about this point.

                                  4. Luck. Are you going to wonder from now on if every setback is because you changed the name? Know thyself.

                                  5. Will you have to see the sellers around and tell them that the horse has a new name? Will that make you uncomfortable?

                                  6. Sevens Wild is not my favorite name ever... I don't go for words like Wild in a name because of potential irony or otherwise. But it is really not that bad, IMHO. It's a card game term. I can think of many worse names. Like my mothers QH gelding's papered name "Violet's Command," a TB gelding that I adopted named "Le Tart Island," not to mention "Fancy Me" and "Araba Sultana" as mentioned above. I'd keep Sevens Wild.
                                  "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant


                                  • #18
                                    Seven's Wild is awesome compared to my boy's JC name...

                                    Gee Dubya Bee.

                                    Yeah, no way in heck I was keepin that one. Hot Brass we are.
                                    proud momma of an evil grey QH/Arab who can jump the moon... and he stole my heart


                                    • #19
                                      Gee Dubya Bee.
                                      Love his breeding!

                                      I kind of like Sevens Wild (but then, I really like poker).
                                      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                                      • #20
                                        I had one called Tubby Tom - awful name.

                                        I don't usually change names because I am too lazy to think of a new one, but I had to come up with something different for him.

                                        I don't think "Sevens Wild" is awful, but if you can't stand it, agree with wabadou - why not just show her as Seven?