Okay, so I’m a huge dork. I get a tremendous amount of joy out of seeing the new horse names each year, as well as some of the most curious name changes that people come up with. Getting a chuckle out of the cute and/or clever and/or groan-inducing names is really the only way to keep my sanity during the many hours of Dream Stable data entry.
Of course, the theory behind many of the names can be easily deduced by the sire, the dam or the breeder’s standard prefix or suffix. There are others, however, that I’d love to know the story behind.
Here are a few highlights from my running list this time around:
The English Lit Award:
Madame Defarge; To Kill A Rockingbird
The Great Expectations Award:
Goshen Seelster; The Queen; Im A Centerfold; Prodigal Seelster; Man O War
The Lower Expectations Award:
Entry Hanover; Break Even; Food Money
The Best Rocknroll-insired name (and, believe me, there’s a lot to choose from) Award:
But I Like It; Stoneroll Jackson
The Worst Rocknroll-inspired name (and believe me, there’s a lot to choose from) Award:
Arockalypse Wow, which has thankfully been changed to Pretty Katherine.
The Tiger Woods-Jagged Little Pill Award:
Andover The Prenup; Home Wrecker; Massive Drama; Philander
The At-A-Theater-Near-You Award:
Invictus; Mr Josey Wales; Shutter Island; Field Of Dreams
The Cheeky Wordplay Award:
Mater Deo; Nobama
The Two-Men-Enter-One-Man-Leave Award:
The Workin’ For A Livin’ Award:
Mailman Bob; Salesman Joe; Pastor Stephen
The Most Curious Name Change Award:
Royal Lookout becomes Royal Outlook…. Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?
The My-Spellchecker-Will-Never-Forgive-Me Award:
Anyone come across a new horse name that you love or hate? Something that gave you a chuckle? Drop us a line by clicking “Comment” below.