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This is lame but my horse is cute: Help me with a show name?

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    This is lame but my horse is cute: Help me with a show name?

    I have a 3yo Cnd WB mare who I thought I found a name for about a year ago but I'm starting to doubt it a little bit.

    Her barn name is Mexi because she was born on the day that her breeder's daughter got back from Mexico. Sire is One Night Stand (Buntspecht x Vanity Fair), dam is Hannah (Almez x Mary).

    I was originally going to call her Only By Night because of her sire and also the Kings of Leon album. I still really like this name, but I'm also really into the one word names.

    She's petite and probably won't hit 16hh, ideally destined for the jumper ring but will be in the hunter ring a fair amount too due to the lack of jumper shows in my area. She also has a GREAT personality, super smart and (what seems to often accompany that) sassy.

    Any ideas?

    Old winter headshot

    First time through the chute as a yearling, pre-make over

    Trotting this summer, one of her first rides under saddle

    First bath, she was pretty fond of the hose

    And just for fun, her baby daddy:



    Thanks in advance, and sorry for being a pain.

    I really like Only by Night
    Go Vols!!


      No great name suggestions but she's cute!

      Matbe you could look up cities in Mexico and find a cool one? That would go with her barn name...

      Good luck.


        My horse was formerly shown under the name of a state in Mexico and it was never pronounced correctly.

        Just something to consider

        Originally posted by hequestrian View Post
        No great name suggestions but she's cute!

        Matbe you could look up cities in Mexico and find a cool one? That would go with her barn name...

        Good luck.


          Original Poster

          A Mexican city is a good idea. I've witnessed my fair share of friends' horses with difficult to pronounce names, and I've always been one to err on the side of caution with names. I'll have to look into it.

          Any other ideas?


            Solo a Noche- Only at night.

            Monterey- Mexican city that isn't hard to pronounce

            How about "Shotgun Wedding" due to the dad's name? LOL.


              Buen a Noche! because its cool, includes the night thing, and common enough that mispronunciation shouldn't be a problem! If you're into one word names just combine it: Buenanoche .
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                Well, the spanish word for Only is Solamente, which is also a very pretty word.
                Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
                Witherun Farm


                  We have a One Night Stand daughter, too! Love his babies


                    Calabatini is a tequila based pumpkin cocktail. I like the idea of an alcoholic drink that has tequila in it for the Mexican part and and drink name because Padre's name was One Night Stand....which almost always include a beverage,


                      Original Poster

                      I kind of like the tequila idea. I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit of a tequila fan. Given the Mexico tie, her sire's name, and the fact that both her breeder and I share a fondness for high end tequila... you could be on to something.


                        Original Poster

                        Okay, bear with me? Here are some tequila brands...

                        - Partida
                        - Centinela
                        - Caramba
                        - Cocula
                        - Esperanto
                        - Revolucion
                        - Tonala
                        - Adrenalina
                        - Azunia
                        - Cazadores
                        - Excellia
                        - Fortaleza
                        - Nobleza
                        - Peligroso
                        - Semental

                        Any input is greatly appreciated!


                          I had a horse named Agave which is what tequilla is made from.
                          I love cats, I love every single cat....
                          So anyway I am a cat lover
                          And I love to run.


                            Original Poster

                            I hadn't thought about that route, actually. But how often did announcers say "ah-gaav" or "ah-gave" instead of "ah-gaa-vey"?


                              Oh i like Agave!

                              Henry (House of Fortuny) 7 yr old OTTB


                                Original Poster

                                What are thoughts on Caramba or Cazadores?

                                I think those are my favourites so far... Both are tequila brands; Caramba means "wow" and Cazadores means "hunter/s" (which is a slight turn off, haha). Caramba also has some pretty interesting ads, including pink, and is the (I assume self proclaimed) "World's Sexiest Tequila." There have been a few Carambas in the States, but there are no Carambas in the EC database dating back to 2003. No Cazadores on record in the States or here.


                                  I'm not very good with spanish names and I live in a town that names everything spanish. What about Agave Dreams, sort of a tequila/one night stand reference. Names are tough, some of the spanish names listed are tough to pronounce. I love horses names-most of them-but announcers have a hard time.


                                    Tequila Dreams? Has the one night stand/tequila/night thing? Or (haha) Drunken Hannah?
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                                      Or: Have Another Drink, Close The Bar, Another Round (also good for jumpers!).
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                                        Why couldn't it be this easy to come up with cute names when I registered my horse this month? Ugh.

                                        PS: I actually don't care for reg names that are the same as the barn name, so don't let the "Mexi" part deter you.
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