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Help me find a name...another one of "those" posts :)

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  • Help me find a name...another one of "those" posts :)

    I am getting my new mare on Saturday and still struggling with a name! Her current registered name and name they use is Serenity. I am not in love with it. I have decided to call her "Savvy" for a barn name, but need a show name. Something catchy, different, maybe even a little goofy is good! I would like to use "Savvy" in the name. I thought of:

    show biz savvy (my hubby isn't into it)
    savvy affair (hubby likes this one)
    not savvy related: short skirt long jacket (this is a Cake song)

    Other thoughts? Here is a pic of her (not me riding her):

    So excited!! Thanks!!

  • #2

    Savoir faire--French noun phrase that means being adaptable and adroit, knowing what to do in any situation. The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing.


    • #3
      serenity now- seinfeld reference


      • #4

        I like Savoir faire!

        Here's another French one... Sauvignon (as in... Blanc)

        How about?

        Savvy Shopper
        Street Savvy
        Show Savvy
        Last edited by LoveJubal; Mar. 20, 2012, 10:48 PM. Reason: Spelling
        "The Prince" aka Front Row
        Cavalier Manor


        • #5
          I like Rye's suggestion of Savoir faire a lot, it sounds nice and has a fitting meaning
          I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
          Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
          Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller


          • #6
            My suggestions would be:



            La Sirène ("mermaid" in French).

            But I think Serendipitous is my favorite. (If I used it the poor girl's nickname would probably be "Dippy" !)
            LEGADO DE RIOS


            • #7
              How about Savant

              She's lovely!
              Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian


              • #8
                Originally posted by LoveJubal View Post
                I like Savoir faire!

                Here's another French one... Sauvignon (as in... Blanc)

                How about?

                Savvy Shopper
                Street Savvy
                Show Savvy
                REALLY like Sauvignon!! And Street Savvy.

                Unless the announcer has taken a French class or too, Savoir Faire could get butchered.


                • #9
                  I like Serenity-it IS her name after all
                  and the old fable says it's bad luck to change a horse's name, especially a 9 year old.

                  It's who she is and reflects her breeders choice and that of those who raised her and brought her to where she is now. And it's a nice name easily understood with several barn name choices from it.

                  But its your horse, your choice.

                  I would caution against tricky or pun type names or those referring to TV or movie situations or characters. The cutsey ones with 2 or 3 words sound like a 10 year old named her Pony and the movie/tv ones fade from most memories within a year or so and nobody will "get it"...remember all the Gandalfs and Jack Sparrows that sounded like a 14 year old with a crush picked them out?

                  If you insist, Seranade, Sauvignon, Serengeti and similar are quite popular and sound like a big time Hunter in a top string. Street Savvy sounds like a race horse by Street Sense and does nothing to reflect her ancestry...sounds kind of toughish too, suits the boys not a pretty European girl.
                  When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                  The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                  • #10
                    Here are some synonyms for Serenity that might work:
                    Peace of Mind