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  • Argh--need show name help for OTTB hunter

    HELP!!!

    I've been trying to come up with a show name for my horse for months with no success. I need to get him registered with USEF soon, so the pressure's on.

    He is a big bay OTTB, 12 years old. JC name is El Condor, barn name Condor. I hate his name but kept it as his barn name out of respect for him. Sire was Birdonthewire, dam was A Lady With Appeal. I also hate birds and hate flying, so I really don't want a name that relates to his JC name (sorry).

    Everyone who meets this horse describes him as "cool." He is smart, funny, and loves to work....definitely a classy guy. He'll be making his baby green debut this spring.

    I love all things book-related, anything royal (I'm a royal watcher), and I'm a total prep at heart.

    The only names that have made the cut so far are:

    Limited Edition
    First Edition
    Rhythm & Blues
    Prep School (no one likes that one but me)

    ANY ideas would be helpful....I've never had to pick a show name before (this is my first real show horse) and I'm at a total loss.

    Thank you!

  • #2
    Coronation
    Monarchy
    Monarch
    Crown Royal
    Royal Affair
    or
    Royal Watcher

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    • #3
      How about "Classic"?

      I also really like First Edition and Limited Edition.

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      • #4
        I personally like Condor, it's unique and makes me think of him as big and bold. It's a strong name, too. But IMHO I know Hunters are more keen on "show names", but I have always liked keeping their registered name of their previous job or breeding line out of respect for who they are. I only renamed my QH because he wasn't registered, but my DWB was fortunate enough to have a nice name...although now I call her "Charlie" around the farm, lol.

        Hmmm...What about...

        Boy with the Popped Collar
        Ralph Lauren
        CoCo Chanelle
        Grande Frapp

        haha I kinda like Ralph Lauren (pronounce it Laur-enn) Forgive me, though I am trying to think preppy/yuppie as much as possible.

        Good luck with your name and this show season!
        Don't squat with your spurs on.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FineAlready View Post
          How about "Classic"?

          I also really like First Edition and Limited Edition.
          Ohh I like "Classic"!! I'd probably call him "Classy"
          Don't squat with your spurs on.

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            #6
            Originally posted by AChestnutMare&ABlonde View Post
            I personally like Condor, it's unique and makes me think of him as big and bold. It's a strong name, too. But IMHO I know Hunters are more keen on "show names", but I have always liked keeping their registered name of their previous job or breeding line out of respect for who they are. I only renamed my QH because he wasn't registered, but my DWB was fortunate enough to have a nice name...although now I call her "Charlie" around the farm, lol.

            Hmmm...What about...

            Boy with the Popped Collar
            Ralph Lauren
            CoCo Chanelle
            Grande Frapp

            haha I kinda like Ralph Lauren (pronounce it Laur-enn) Forgive me, though I am trying to think preppy/yuppie as much as possible.

            Good luck with your name and this show season!
            You must be channeling one of my best friends, LOL--she gave me the same shpiel about Condor being bold and strong (both of which do describe my horse). But, I just can't stand it. It makes me think of a vulture.

            I was trying so hard to think of something to do with a popped collar....I always get made fun of for turning up the collars on my polo shirts. I was thinking "Popped Collar" but my husband and friend thought that was the worst name ever.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LuvMyTB View Post
              You must be channeling one of my best friends, LOL--she gave me the same shpiel about Condor being bold and strong (both of which do describe my horse). But, I just can't stand it. It makes me think of a vulture.

              I was trying so hard to think of something to do with a popped collar....I always get made fun of for turning up the collars on my polo shirts. I was thinking "Popped Collar" but my husband and friend thought that was the worst name ever.

              I understand, after thinking about Condor as a name all I could visualize were these big, ugly turkey vultures that hang out in groups by the road. Eww. lol. Too bad he's not a mare, lol...you could name him "My Other Ride is Alexis" LOL.
              Don't squat with your spurs on.

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              • #8
                What about Conquistador? Sort of goes with Condor and El. But has some unfortunate historical baggage.

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                • #9
                  How about Royal Classic?
                  or Classic Royalty
                  I do think Popped Collar is goofy

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                  • #10
                    Oxford Blues
                    Windsor Knot (wins or not, you might not like that!)
                    Palace Guard
                    Kensington
                    Sovereign
                    Castleton
                    The King's Peach (OK, that was for fun)

                    I'm partial to one word names. You could always combine a literary word with a royal word - i.e. Royal Stanza. Just an example.

                    Kate & Will's wedding is coming up - perhaps there's inspiration there? Middleton?

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                    • #11
                      A little random Friday afternoon google searching says that El Condor was a movie in 1970's - and one of the first R rated movies for violence, explicit language and nudity.

                      So...my name ideas based on this would be:

                      Explicit

                      Explicit Content

                      Parental Advisory

                      Rated R

                      ID Required

                      Check ID

                      Fake ID

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                      • #12
                        Sir Bentley
                        Carrington (as in the 80's show dynasty)

                        These names remind me of large bay TBs. Have fun naming him !

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                        • #13
                          Yaaaay! I have to get in on this!

                          What are some of the best british prep schools? I googled it and the first one that came up was Warwick School, which intrigued me because one of my very favorite songs is Warwick Avenue!!

                          Ooooooh! What about Westminster! He looks like a Westminster! A lot of Royal weddings are in Westminster Cathedral (Abbey?)!

                          Churchill?
                          Thatcher? (shredding the competition?)
                          Bond Street?
                          Canary Wharf?
                          Winston?
                          Sherlock Holmes?
                          Burke's Peerage?

                          Google British castle names, colleges and prep schools, british noble ranks, military ranks, society lables, the names of past horses owned by the crown, etc, for more inspiration?
                          Last edited by headsupheelsdown; Mar. 18, 2011, 03:21 PM.

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                          • Original Poster

                            #14
                            Thanks guys--GREAT ideas. Keep 'em coming!

                            Voldemare--I LOVE Kate Middleton, have followed her for years....and they are getting married on my BIRTHDAY! Also--Windsor Knot is really cute.....maybe not for my guy, but LOVE it in general.

                            HUHD--those are some great suggestions *begins googling*

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                            • #15
                              One more! What about types of tartans and plaids? Burberry? McArthur?

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                              • #16
                                I always wanted to name a big horse with a big personality

                                - Pendragon - barn name "Uther" heh heh

                                If you like royal here's one

                                -Canterbury

                                or

                                - Norfolk

                                - Aragon

                                - Westminster
                                Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                • #17
                                  Book related?

                                  Atticus Finch.

                                  Oh. But you hate birds. Heh heh

                                  Ok -

                                  Pulitzer barn name - Prize

                                  how about


                                  Chaucer

                                  or

                                  Emerson - barn name Waldo
                                  Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                  • #18
                                    You could name him

                                    Poe

                                    barn name Edgar
                                    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                    • #19
                                      Royal Wedding
                                      Westminster
                                      Prince of Wales (although it would sound weird when they announced "LuvmyTBs riding Prince of Wales lol)
                                      Joe Cool (for the comment you made about him being cool)
                                      Wedding March
                                      Groomsman
                                      Night Wedding
                                      Royal Watcher
                                      Queen's Consort
                                      Too Cool For School
                                      Private Education
                                      Royal Academy
                                      West Point
                                      Honor Role (or Roll? Brain is fried!)
                                      Uppercrust (barn name Crusty - um, no lol)
                                      Aristocrat
                                      Blue Blooded
                                      Coronation
                                      Crown Prince or Crown Prince William, Harry etc.
                                      Monaco
                                      Principality
                                      Dominion
                                      Kingdom




                                      My namesake here is actually named Witherbee Hall after a school that the owner attended (my have been one of his kids). I think those types of names are intersting and sound classy.

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                                      • #20
                                        if you like classic, you could have some fun with it, So and so riding classically.
                                        www.facebook.com/doggonegoodgoodies
                                        http://doggonebakedgoods.com/

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