Finding a unique name for a horse name can be a challenging task. One of the largest breed associations in the world, The American Quarter Horse Association has over five million registered horse names. The problem with naming a horse is not that a name can not be conjured up is that all to often someone else has already conjured up the same name.
One way to differentiate your horse name from one already taken or even a famous horse name is to add a descriptor. Lets try it with a simple boy horse name like Striker. Just add to it like Light Striker, White Striker, or Joy Striker. Often people will name a horse by mixing up parts from two famous horse names. Another option is to change the spelling or leave out spaces. . If you are really interested in trying to find a name that no one has used, the best place to get ideas is in current pop culture. What are some popular things people are doing, wearing, saying, and playing. You get the picture.
When you do name your horse it is a good idea to check with what ever breed association your are registering with to make sure the name is with in the guidelines. Not to long ago names could not be suggestive in nature but the rules have loosen over time. Now days there are only a few official rule but you will want to be sure and follow them.
Here are some basics: Names must be unique although a name can be reused if the original horse is no longer living and doesn’t have a record of winning anything, didn’t start in a race, and doesn’t have any offspring under the age of 10 that have won anything. The moniker can not be any longer than twenty characters, can’t include punctuation, and can’t include Roman numerals. It can include Arabic numerals in a suffix though. Rules do vary from breed registry to registry. In some circumstances a horses name can be changed but for a fee.
Here is a list of lists. Instead of re-posting tons of names for everyone to dig through, it is easier to have links here to literally thousands and thousands of names.
Through these list you will be able to find every kind of name imaginable from Male horse names, girl horse names, famous horse names, horse show names, even pony names and other pet names. So have fun and happy naming!
- Very large collection: horses and horse information
from their website – “We have complied the largest horse name list on the web. You will find many great namely titles for your Irish, Indian, miniature, quarter. or race horse all in one place. Whether you are looking for boy, girl, or famous horses names, there enough nicknames here to find the perfect one for your mare, stud, gelding or colt.”
- Well organized list: fun horse names
from their website: – “Horse Names & Meanings. We offer 1,000’s of horse names. You can browse by origin, gender, or horse breed. We even have race horse names, popular horse names, famous dog names and more. You can even save your favorite ones to your own list.”
- In groups: horse report
from their website: “Awesome!, Female horse names. Male horse names, By Color, All American, Cute and Little, Elegance, Funny, Exotic, related to dance”
- Shared horse names: horse crazy girls
from their website: “Here you’ll find lots of horse names shared by horsecrazy girls from all over the world! Just choose any category to find names, to comment, or to add your own. It’s easy – and fun!”
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