October 05, 2012
The Name Game
This mare is named Steiners Honor. I couldn't find a beer related name that I liked, I thought that would be cute but alas no such luck. I looked for names meaning honor like, Annora. It just didn't fit her. She's a no frills mare, that is laid back and a little tough meaning she's not bothered by much. She is not a girly girl. I'm not too fond of her current barn name, Maggie...it's not bad but I guess I just want to name her myself. I made the mistake of telling my mom that name so she's all about it but I figure I'm 32 years old and going to be paying out the nose for my horse, I can rename her what I find the best name. My mother will adjust!
I'm not going to worry about others opinions because at the end of the day does it really matter what her name is to anyone but me? Horses can learn their name but they can relearn a new one, they don't have an emotional connection to it. Even dogs can be renamed....they really don't care about their name, that's a human thing! I actually have several names for each of my dogs and they respond to them all and even seem to know when any of the nicknames are said which dog it refers to.
So my final name choice:
Which do you think it will be?
Have you ever had a hard time naming a pet?
The name my husband and I really like is Daenerys aka "Dani". Dani is a cute name for a tomboy type mare. She seems to be sort of a tomboy, really laid back and loves having her belly and teats scratched (most mare owners I know have to work with a mare in order to clean their teats of the waxy build up). I like Dani and for a more masculine name is seems mildly feminine to me but I have friends named Kyle, Michael and Ryan so boy names for girls don't seem odd to me in the least!!!