To bring a new horse into the family feels like something special, but it may put some stress on you when it comes time to naming your new horse. You want a horse that has a creative name to fit their unique personality and behavior. Don’t let the naming task stress you out too much. There’s a lot that can get you started on finding the perfect name that’s both fitting and creative. You can find inspiration in your favorite fictional or historical characters, or come up with a name that speaks on the horse’s appearance or special trait. If you’re having trouble finding that perfect name, start here.
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There’s no need to rush picking out a name! You can take however long you like to make sure you find the name that satisfies you. In fact, you’ll probably get the best results by holding off choosing a name for your new horse. That way, you can spend the first few days getting to know your horse and its personality. Discovering your horse’s personality will give you plenty of inspiration for names!
For example, you may find your horse has an insatiable craving for a snack like sugar cubes or peppermint. Thus, you find yourself wanting to name your horse after their favorite snack ! In the first few days of getting to know your horse, you may also be inspired by their general manner or the way they look. This can inspire you to name them something like Speckles or Rebel. By holding off on naming your horse within the first few hours of knowing them, you get to know them a little better and are able to find a name that feels suitable to the horse! Here are some names that may speak to your horse’s personality or looks:
Now that you’ve gotten to know your horse, you may still have little idea what to call them. Not to worry! There’s still a lot you can draw inspiration from. It might help to know some classic horse names to get the ideas rolling. Here are some horse names that many horse owners have fallen in love with:
These names are popular for so many reasons! They’re fun and colorful and they can say a lot on a horse’s personality. If you read one of these and recognize your horse in it, you just found the perfect name! If these classic names still aren’t the ones, not to worry! There’s more names to choose from where that came from.
The fun thing about choosing horse names is you can get away with some ridiculous names. Horse names don’t have to be grand or elegant. They can be as silly as Horsey McHorseFace. Your imagination can get pretty wild with these names. Have some fun and have a few laughs with the name. If want some inspiration for unique horse names, start with these:
Get creative about where you draw inspiration from! Maybe you want to name them after a favorite historical figure that reminds you of the spirit of your horse. For example, you can try names such as:
If you’re blanking on historical figures’ names, turn to something you may know a little more about: fictional characters! Name your horse after a favorite character you have in a movie, show, or book. It’s even more fun when you name them after a fictional horse. Come on, there are plenty of heroes and heroines riding horses on their adventures, and often times those hoses are named in the show ! Can’t think of any of their names? Here are some fictional horses that you may like to name your horse after, whether for their similar attitude or looks:
There are so many movies, shows, and books who have horses to get some ideas from! What’s your favorite fictional story, and what’s the horse’s name? It may just be the perfect name for your new horse.
Every horse has a unique personality with funny and interesting habits and likes. That’s plenty of inspiration to start with when thinking of its name, which is why it's so helpful to wait a few days to name the horse. You may even find their personality or appearance reminds you of a favorite historical or fictional character. If all else fails, you can have some fun and come up with a ridiculous name! No matter what approach you take to naming your horse, you can’t go wrong. You’ll come up with something fitting that you’ll enjoy using for a long time to come.
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