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New OTTB needs a show name

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  • New OTTB needs a show name

    Hi Everyone

    I am a long time reader but first time poster.

    I recently got a new OTTB and need a show name. He is a 5 yr old 16hh chestnut that will be my jumper. He is by Giant's Causeway and has a stripe and RF and RH socks. His barn name is Andy and his racing name is Gigantos.

    I am having a lot of trouble thinking of a show name for him. Any suggestions would be really appreciate.

  • #2
    The Gigs up

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    Cause I can
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    • #3
      Congrats on your new guy!

      Big Dream
      Big Love
      Big Fun
      Too Tall
      Freeway (for Causeway)
      Just Because
      Red Giant
      Copper Giant


      • Original Poster

        I'm trying to stay away from things with Giant or big in the name since he isn't that big.

        I do like Freeway and Just Because so far tho

        Please keep ideas coming!
        Last edited by pritty-pony; Apr. 2, 2012, 09:00 AM.


        • #5
          Aw... I'd totally call him Gigantor just because it makes me laugh. hehe
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          • #6

            Naming him something "big" would be cool! It's like calling the big guy "Tiny".

            Congrats on your new boy!
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            • Original Poster

              I'm still so undecided. I kind of like Gigantos. It is growing on me but I would like to have some more options.


              • #8
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                • #9
                  I like Gigantos. It's his name, after all.
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                  • #10
                    Dream Big
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Madeline View Post
                      I like Gigantos.
                      I like it, too. Congratulations on your new horse!
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                      • #12
                        This just popped into my head:
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                        • #13
                          I like Cause I Can! (good suggestion, 8-Ball!!!)
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                          • Original Poster

                            Maybe I will stick with Gigantos!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pritty-pony View Post
                              I'm still so undecided. I kind of like Gigantos. It is growing on me but I would like to have some more options.
                              I'd go with it, both to keep his real name/identity attached to his show record, and because if I had a Giant's Causeway I'd want to advertise it. Because I really like him. (And hey, I'm sure in Andy's own mind, he's huge!)
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                              • Original Poster

                                He definitely thinks hes big


                                • #17
                                  Then you just said it. Name him "Think Big" or "Thinking Big".

                                  I'm going to swim against the current and say that Gigantos/Gigantor don't work for me. He isn't big enough for it to work, nor is he tiny enough to be amusing. It's one of those names that makes me ask, "What were they thinking when they named him THAT?"

                                  I liked "Cause I Can" and "Dream Big", too. Good luck with the decision!
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                                  • #18
                                    Keep his name...super duper cute!


                                    • #19
                                      I like Gigantos, too, but I just looked up his full breeding and he is out of Dreamer's Glory, so I have to propose "Dream Big."
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                                      • #20
                                        I think it is great to keep their registered names as long as they aren't too crazy. His name is decent and it is a part of his identity.

                                        For example:

                                        Mable's Pride = not cute (who the hell is Mable and why does she have pride in my horse? changed!)

                                        Gigantos = cute. keep it!

                                        When I got my new mare I had a lot of people ask me if I was going to change her name because they thought it was horrible. I on the other hand LOVE it, so now I have a horse named Taters (Small Potatoes). People can hate on it if they want...I think it is super cute and also lends itself to quite the slew of nicknames. haha.
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