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  • Help end the insanity - another name thread!

    I am FAMOUS for taking forever to name animals. Dogs, horses - most wait at least 6 weeks before they get a name... and they often end up with things like "grey horse" "baby girl", etc!

    This time, I need a show name.

    Horse is a TB gelding, 16.3, 6 years old, dark bay, white stripe, big bodied, silly, easygoing, into EVERYTHING.

    Barn name is Anakin. They called him Ana but I couldn't bring myself to call my gelding that, so it became Anakin - close enough to the original that he still knows it.

    I have a few ideas but nothing that I love. Hoping I can get some help from you!

  • #2
    Why don't you leave it? I know I'm a Star Wars geek, but I like it.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian

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    • #3
      What is his registered name? I always really like to go with a horse's registered name - if he ends up with someone elsee, his lifetime achievement scores will be unresearchable if the new name is lost - I don't know, its just how I feel about it.

      But, if you really want to find a new name for him, can we start by knowing his registered name? Might help.

      I can't see the OP - did you say what color he is? Must visualize....
      Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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      • #4
        The most obvious would be Skywalker.

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        • #5
          Oh, ok. Dark Bay. Hey, I like Anakin. Not alot of horses with that name. You could call him Akin. As in Ache-in (like I'm ache'n for some bacon, heh heh). I'm not being helpful so I'll just go.
          Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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          • #6
            I like Ankakin. Nick or Nicky would be cute barn name.
            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
            ¯ Oscar Wilde

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              #7
              His registered name is Ana's Kiss - Jockey Club, of course.

              His barn name is Anakin. I am not in love with it for a show name. I thought of Skywalker, but it doesn't really fit?

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              • #8
                Sure it does, it's Anakin's last name
                Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian

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                • #9
                  I'd call him Kinny with a show name of The Dark Side. I know it is lame but, having trouble being creative because all I can think about is BACON.........thanks a lot Another Round.
                  "Don't make me go all chestnut mare on you"!

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                    #10
                    Whoops, yes, it fits, but doesn't fit HIM, if that makes sense.

                    The Dark Side.... hmmm...

                    I am also thinking incessantly about bacon now, thanks Another Round!

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                    • #11
                      We had a breeding stock Appaloosa gelding who sounds like he looks a lot like yourse - big, dark bay, but our guy had a star, not a strip...

                      Anyway, his ApHC reg name is "The Darkness"

                      Whenever I think about him I just want to sing! "I believe in a thing called love..."

                      ETA: yourse = your horse... need coffee...
                      Southern Cross Guest Ranch
                      An All Inclusive Guest Ranch Vacation - Georgia

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                      • #12
                        Going with something close to his registered name, how about Anna's Kin. You could call him Kenny at home.

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                          #13
                          Now I am thinking of bacon, AND singing "I believe in a thing called love..."

                          My office mates are looking at me like I am crazy. At least most of them have horses - I can explain!

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                          • #14
                            His dam is Kiss and Tell, so...

                            Show name: True Confessions

                            Barn name: Truman
                            2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                            A helmet saved my life.

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                            • #15
                              Might be tempting fate, but Next of Kin?

                              (Pocachontas/ Cheiftian) Jamestown?

                              Little Black Book?
                              Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

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                              • #16
                                Skywalker
                                Anakin's last name and a cute name for a hunter, no?

                                Ana's Kiss
                                Honestly, it's not that bad of a name!

                                In Your Face
                                You said he gets into everything...

                                Dark Night
                                While we're being Star Wars geeks, we might was well be Batman geeks!

                                Dark Ink
                                You said he's a dark bay, right?

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                                • #17
                                  Redav -its Vader backwards. Unique, masculine, and a little ominous.
                                  Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
                                  Witherun Farm
                                  http://witherun-farm.blogspot.com/

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    You guys are great! Now... to choose...

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                                    • #19
                                      My first thought was Vader, but I also like Dark Kiss, The Force, and I do like Anakin as a show name too - unusual but recognizable.

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                                      • #20
                                        Aiken.

                                        Like the town.

                                        Kenny for a barn name.

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