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I'm Sorry... I Need an N name desperately!

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  • I'm Sorry... I Need an N name desperately!

    I am in desperate search of N names for a filly. N names are hard! I would really like to call her Nyx, but I feel like that's not enough for a registered name. Nyx was the Greek goddess of night, so sticking with that theme would be cool but not required.

    Thank you to anyone who is willing to help end my suffering

  • #2
    Noxian or Noxus (Nox was Nyx's Roman equivalent)

    Maybe combine Nyx with an adjective or other name, such as
    Nyx Bella

    How many letters do you need?
    "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina


    • #3
      Nyx was a primordial goddess, meaning she preceded the Titans and Olympians. She, along with Erebus created light, day, sleep, death, the Fates, strife and pain. She was greatly feared lol

      She isn't the personification of evil in Greek mythology but is often associated with less than ideal situations. Personally, I would be hesitant to use that name in naming a horse, I am not superstitious but that's bad JUJU..

      If you're bent on using Nyx, I would go for something like Nyx's Hemera, Hemera is one of her children, who is the goddess of light, or Aether (Aither) who represents day, also one of her children.
      Last edited by WildGooseChase; May. 8, 2019, 01:59 PM. Reason: typo
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      • #4
        Nyx Noctu means "Nyx at Night" in latin...


        • #5
          I've said this before, but be ready for odd names - like Nyx - to get mangled by announcers.
          Even the longer versions suggested by WildGooseChase can be subject to mispronounciation.

          I showed with a junior who showed her gelding as Sophocles.
          Said announcer: Sop Hockles.

          Just sayin'...

          You're safer using the more recognizable "Night", or some variation, but YMMV
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          • #6
            I think if you're choosing a name, you have to think about how it will sound being announced at a show - "nix" or "noxus" don't conjure the best mental images - like your horse has been nixed from the class. (Also, Noxus sounds really similar to "noxious").

            How about:
            Night Watch


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
              I've said this before, but be ready for odd names - like Nyx - to get mangled by announcers.
              Even the longer versions suggested by WildGooseChase can be subject to mispronounciation.

              I showed with a junior who showed her gelding as Sophocles.
              Said announcer: Sop Hockles.

              Just sayin'...

              You're safer using the more recognizable "Night", or some variation, but YMMV
              I'm used to this at this point lol. My other horse I show as Quixotic (Quix-otic, Exotic with a Qu in front lol) and it gets mispronounced all the time! Most often similar to Don Quixote so it comes out like Kee-O-Tic.


              • #8
                What does the filly look like? Parent names?


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by IPEsq View Post
                  What does the filly look like? Parent names?
                  Filly is Bay with a wide star, strip, wide snip face and hind socks. Parents are Nirvana (Novalis x Pik Kasso mare) and Viva (Vulcaan x Fogerty mare)


                  • #10

                    I showed with a junior who showed her gelding as Sophocles.
                    Said announcer: Sop Hockles.

                    Just sayin'...


                    That's too funny. Sop Hockles. Now there's a name!

                    My Appy/Trak cross is Chico de Mayo. Yes, Chico. No one has ever announced it properly. Everyone just assumes it is Cinco de Mayo.


                    • #11


                      • #12

                        North Star


                        • #13
                          From her parents: Novena. I'm thinking of the N requirement and the sound of Viva, her dam.

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                            • #15
                              Noctis Filia (Night's daughter in Latin. Strictly speaking it should be 'filia noctis but it's flexible on word order.)
                              Nychta (rough Latin alphabet version of "night" in Greek. "Nyxta" as the letter in Greek is ch/x/k at times and got borrowed into Cyrillic as a sort of ch/ks sound.)
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                                • #17
                                  Nirvivad - Hindi for “Indisputable”


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                                    • #19
                                      Nehan - Japanese for nirvana


                                      • #20
                                        I second Nymeria!!