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Oh No! Not Another Naming Thread! This One Is A Little Different...

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  • Oh No! Not Another Naming Thread! This One Is A Little Different...

    Ok...I know everyone gets sick of these naming threads, but I thought the COTHers might be able to figure the perfect name for my new mare. Her name right now is "Honey BooBoo." I cannot emphasize how much I hate that show. I need a show name as well as a barn name.

    Here is the catch. I am a Criminology graduate student. I want a name that is a bit unique or meaningful. Something with a criminology or psychological theme....and something catchy.

    I was thinking of names like:

    "My Happy Place"
    "Perfect Therapy"
    "Better Than Prozac"

    One I really like is "Institutional Anomie" which is a criminology theory regarding a lack of social norms, which is totally me. I was afraid that would be hard to pronounce at shows. Another one I was playing with was "Sublimation" which is a defense mechanism where socially unacceptable impulses or idealizations are consciously transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior. I love the theme of that one.

    Anyone have any fun or different ideas? I love the names at shows that stand out and make me smile.
    Last edited by Jamie2337; Jan. 26, 2013, 01:17 AM.
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."

  • #2
    Lovely Mare ~ thanks for sharing ~

    Lovely mare ~

    barn name suggestion ~ 'Kinsey' ( Sue Grafton Alphabet series)

    show name ~ 'H' is for Happiness ~
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


    • #3
      Chronicles of the $700 Pony
      The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony
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      • #4
        I'm seriously considering showing Willow as "Herself"... but think about that one... hehe.

        Cute horse, I like Sublimation. Her barn name could be something totally different. Tin is always a fun one for gray horses.


        • Original Poster

          Superminion....I like the "Herself" name. That would be too funny!
          "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."


          • #6
            "Not Guilty"
            "Always Guilty"
            Groom to trainer: "Where's the glamour? You promised me glamour!"


            • #7
              Sublimation is catchy.
              Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


              • #8
                Mr. Frugal is a lawyer and we've always threatened to name a foal Champerty. Barn name would be Champ, of course!
                They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                • #9
                  I have thought to call some horse at times Sublimation, as in dry ice changing to vapor.
                  I think it can mean going from solid to ethereal, good name for a jumper.
                  I think it is a very nice name for any horse and may suit that grey mare.


                  • #10
                    Rorschach Test, which is fun with her gray coat. Barn name rory.


                    • #11
                      One of my favorite legal terms is "Arbitrary and Capricious." I always remind my children that I reserve the right to be completely arbitrary and capricous in all my decision making. "Wanton and Willful" is a good criminal law term.

                      I do like Sublimation.


                      • #12
                        grey matter

                        do diligence


                        agatha christie

                        jump bail


                        • #13
                          Mens Rea but the anouncer would probably screw that up also. You could spell it "Ray" or "Rhea." Honey Boo Boo has to go! That really is nauseating.


                          • #14
                            Miranda is awesome!


                            • #15
                              She Was Framed
                              Plead the Fifth
                              Court of Appeal
                              Case Closed


                              • Original Poster

                                Wow! Really great suggestions! Thanks so much! I like Sublimation a lot...thought of a new one on the drive home: "Partner in Crime."
                                "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."


                                • #17
                                  Barn name Connie for Convict :-)


                                  • #18
                                    Gray's Anatomy barn name whatever character's name you like (I don't watch the show).
                                    ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
                                    Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

                                    "Life is merrier with a terrier!"