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

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  • #21
    So far like Nuance and Nymeria. Easy to say and elegant even without entertainment connections. Barn name, Nyx.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


    • #22
      Originally posted by WildGooseChase View Post
      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.
      I agree. I wouldn't touch the name "Nyx" with a ten-foot lunge whip!
      Rack on!


      • #23
        Night Light (for the star, etc.)
        First Night

        I have known a few bay horses named for actual bays. I like those names, e.g., Biscayne Bay, Colwyn Bay

        Nuala (/ˈnuːlə/; Irish: [ˈn̪ˠuəl̪ˠə]) is an Irish female given name, derived from Irish mythology - being either a diminutive form of Fionnuala ("fair shoulder"), the daughter of Lir, or an alternate name for Úna (perhaps meaning "lamb"), wife of Finvarra, king of the fairies.
        I would spell it Nula because an announcer might think it's pronounced "Nu-AH-la" as I did!


        Naomi -- previously suggested by someone else, is one of my favorite names

        Novena -- another no-no, IMO. Might offend some Catholics as a Novena is a series of prayers or services on 9 successive days.

        Rack on!


        • #24
          Something (with an N) Onyx?
          Noble Onyx, Noctis Onyx, Nova (novi, novo, nuevo) Onyx, Night (nuit, nacht, noc) Onyx
          I like that it contains Nyx in it already, but on the other hand, you'll still need to pick a name with N

          I'm going to jump on the Nymeria train too. Loved that name in the books, and still do! Plus, it seems like most people pronounce it the same way, so a plus for announcements


          • #25
            Nicola or Nicole -- barn name Nikki

            Northern Light(s)
            Rack on!


            • #26
              Nordi (I don't know what, if anything, it means, but IMO it looks both feminine and Nordic)
              Rack on!


              • #27
                Originally posted by D-quine TS View Post

                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)
                Is this your mare's sire? --

                If so, then we are talking Canadian Warmbloods, yes? And BTW, that "Pik Kasso mare" has a name, just like you are looking for one for yours.

                So what about --


                And some more Canadian place names beginning with N:

                And ...

                "Faith Is a Nanooka"
                Rack on!


                • #28
                  Have heard Onyx as Honks and...wait for it....Oinks. Plus those horses picked up the unfotunate barn name of Ox with all but the owners. Probably been 3 or 4 named Onyx over the years, all geldings. Not good name for a pretty mare. If you are going to pick a gemstone, mares get Opal, Emerald, Sapphire etc...
                  When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                  The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                  • #29
                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                    • #30
                      Go with Nyx, barn name Stevie.
                      A helmet saved my life.

                      2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Rackonteur View Post

                        Is this your mare's sire? --

                        If so, then we are talking Canadian Warmbloods, yes? And BTW, that "Pik Kasso mare" has a name, just like you are looking for one for yours.

                        So what about --


                        And some more Canadian place names beginning with N:

                        And ...

                        "Faith Is a Nanooka"
                        Yes, that is her sire. I'm well aware that Patina had a name, she was also the sweetest mare and made the BEST babies.

                        I hate Nanaimo the place, but the dessert is one of my favs!


                        • #32
                          Go to the Jockey Club web site. They have a naming section (Since TB names cannot be reused for about 10 years, it is easier to look up a name than submit and get rejected.

                          I know that part doesn't pertain to you, but under each letter in the alphabet, there can be 100's of names. That's where I always start

                          Personally. I think that Nacona ids a very pretty name. --- I always start with The first letter I need (here you want an "N", followed by an "a"). That takes you all the way through the N names.
                          "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"


                          • #33
                            Nanyuki, Ngong, Nairobi, . . . .


                            • #34
                              Originally posted by findeight View Post
                              Have heard Onyx as Honks and...wait for it....Oinks. Plus those horses picked up the unfotunate barn name of Ox with all but the owners.
                              Whoops! hehe it's great to have experienced horse people on this board . . . sometimes for reasons entirely unrelated to horsemanship and riding!

                              How about Niagara for a Canadian place name? I do like that idea
                              Niagara Flies perhaps?

                              Though typing out Niagara makes me realized it could _also_ be prone to mispronunciation, seems well known enough to me, but I grew up near Canada.

                              I do like Nyx as a barn name though, I think it's cute and concise!


                              • #35
                                Nyx of Time....


                                • #36
                                  Rack on!


                                  • #37
                                    Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
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                                    Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding


                                    • Original Poster

                                      I am so stoked with all the names! I'm going with Nyx as a barn name. Seeing as Nyx was not actually evil (having never done anything worse than Zeus) she just had immense power, which I think is great for a horse's name.

                                      I thought I had decided on Nyx Noctu, and then I threw a curve ball into my own plan by realizing I could use IN words and just use N- like N-sync So now more pondering will be done.

                                      Gotta say, I'm surprised no one suggested Naked or should I say Neigh-ked, and then at a show it would be announced as "John Doe riding Naked"


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                                        • #40
                                          Nina..... it’s simple & Feminine .