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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby Names for 2011

Once again, it’s the birthing season for a new crop of thoroughbreds—which means it's time to play the new foal naming game! Considering some of the god-awful names that owners come up with, how could we possibly do worse? Consult The Jockey Club database to see if a name is taken already if you are really serious. Otherwise, let’s have some fun!


Filly, by Cowboy Cal out of Do Nice, by Unbridled (January 2)

Filly, by Zensational out of Queenie Cat, by Storm Cat (January 4)

Filly, by Exchange Rate out of Royal Card, by Chapel Royal (January 6)

Colt, by Yeats out of Suma Flamenca, by Rock of Gibraltar (January 8)

Filly, by Dunkirk out of Sculpture, by Deputy Minister (January 10)

Colt, by My Pal Charlie out of Pegasus Rose, by Fusaichi Pegasus (January 11)

Colt, by Two Step Salsa out of Blindfold, by Metfield (January 12)

Colt, by Birdstone out of Upscale Storm, by Storm Cat (January 15)

Colt, by Old Fashioned out of Destiny’s Yield, by High Yield (January 15)

Filly, by Champs Elysees out of Shuttle Mission, by Sadler’s Wells (January 17)

Filly, by Doctor Dino out of Angelina, by Kaldounevees (January 17)

Colt, by Sea the Stars out of Centreofattention, by Danehill (January 21)

Colt, by Papa Clem out of Candi Capri, by Slewdledo (January 25)


Not terribly creative, but how about Nice Cowgirl, Zensational Queen and Blind Step Salsa? Unfortunately, Royal Exchange is taken, so maybe Royal Kate (in honor of the upcoming wedding)? For the Sculpture filly, how about Camille Claudel? Sticking with my geeky art historian tendencies, how about the Candi Capri colt named after Palladio’s Villa Capri? The Champs Elysees filly—Parisian Mission?

6 comments:

Anne S said...

A few that popped into my head...

Filly, by Cowboy Cal out of Do Nice, by Unbridled (January 2)

Only Cowgirls Get the Blues

Filly, by Zensational out of Queenie Cat, by Storm Cat (January 4)

Fantastic Mouser

Filly, by Dunkirk out of Sculpture, by Deputy Minister (January 10)

War Memorial

tencentcielo said...

Cowboy Cal - Do Nice = Not a Problem Maam
Zensational - Queenie Cat = Swift Lioness
Exchange Rate - Royal Card = Sold to the Mail (in reference to the Daily Mail)
My Pal Charlie - Pegasus Rose = Public Stalwart (named after Public Broadcasting stalwart Charlie Rose)
Two Step Salsa - Blindfold = Dancing Lessons
Sea the Stars - Centreofattention = I'm The Sun (A bad pun and continuing the funny misspellings of the father!)

Valerie Grash said...

You guys are way more creative than me today!

Anne, I particularly LOVE War Memorial, but unfortunately it’s one of those names that’s reserved. I should have thought of it at least, though, since the sports arena in my town is called the War Memorial :-(

I like all of yours, tencentcielo, but Dancing Lessons is fantastic! I can’t believe that name hasn’t been taken already. I’m the Sun isn’t bad. I was thinking Herecomesthesun, but it’s taken. Or maybe Black Hole?

Anonymous said...

1. Thatsanicecowgirl
2. Zen Geisha
3. Diplomatic Immunity
4. Neruda
5. Patton's Bust
6. Chuckie Pegasus
7. Texas Two Step
8. Storm That Bird
9. Vintage Destiny
10. European Space Program
11. Dr. Angie M.D.
12. Lookmomwatchmedive
13. Daddy's Sugar Fix

aethervox said...

Here are a few I came up with:

Western Etiquette - Filly, by Cowboy Cal out of Do Nice, by Unbridled (January 2)

She's Grrreat - Filly, by Zensational out of Queenie Cat, by Storm Cat (January 4)

Queens Exchequer - Filly, by Exchange Rate out of Royal Card, by Chapel Royal (January 6)

Abbey Theatre - Colt, by Yeats out of Suma Flamenca, by Rock of Gibraltar (January 8) the Theatre once owned by Yeats

Lightoller or Little Ships - Filly, by Dunkirk out of Sculpture, by Deputy Minister (January 10) Lightoller for the Titanic's first mate who rescued many stranded soldiers at Dunkirk; or Little ships for the little ships of Dunkirk.

Valerie Grash said...

Thanks for contributing, everybody! Anonymous, I particularly liked Diplomatic Immunity, Texas Two Step and Vintage Destiny. Neruda was also very creative! And aethervox, you have a true talent! All of yours were spot-on.