What's In a Name?
Loved all my fellow bloggers posts about horse names. As I noted in a few comments, I generally keep the horse's name as it was when he came, unless, like Toby, (AKA Arts Ruler) there just doesn't seem to be much personality in it.
So, I have owned Russell R., Idaboy (Who died of colic)--renamed Sudden Impulse, PJ's Folly, To Be Or Not to Be--Toby, Doitright Tobe, and Romantic Chance. I keep my horses forever, so that's why in my nearly 40 years of real ownership I have not had dozens of horses.
But what's in a name anyhow? I mean, how many of us actually call our horses by their proper names? Instead, if you are anything like me, you probably use petnames instead.
Well, for example: Russell R. Russely Wussely, The Big R., Double R, RBars, Russelotomus (after he went swimming in a pond), and I'm sure if I think on it, I'll remember a few more.
PJ's Folly: Mr. Folly, Follymus, Mr. Fol, Peege, Monsieur Le Fol, Peegerino.
Toby: Wobester, The Wobe, Wobie, Tobie Wobie, The Ster, or just, Ster.
Tucker: Tuckaruck, Tuckster, Tuckeroo, Tuckabuck, Tuck.
Chance: Chanceypants, Little Man, The Pantsman.
There are many other nicknames that seem to fall from my lips when I am with The Boys. Heaven knows what they are calling me. *lol*