Continuing with the Copperfox challenge, here is day 2: Name your model or barn.
Have a go at naming the most recent addition to your herd by giving them a show name, stable name and pet name. As further ideas, why not do the same for your barn or stable yard and then make a barn tour video?
I can’t exactly remember when I tried to come up with a stable/studio name… it couldn’t of been long after I discovered the hobby on the internet. At first I wanted something to do with roses (Rose is my middle name and favorite flower) and Arabians… Desert Rose was an early name I think? Later it switched to Montana Rose. (which is now my ISH’s name) I can’t remember when I decided to call this “Desktop Stables” – it must have been around the time I started the blog. It doesn’t have a big backstory or any significant meaning. I don’t have a fictional stable as everything just exists on the desk, so I was probably poking fun at myself. Whatever the reason, it stuck.
As for the horses’ names, I’m really bad at coming up with them.
Not too long ago I put together a simple spreadsheet to keep track of my collection. The herd isn’t enormous so it’s not really necessary, but I like having everything like names, breeds and molds in one spot.
When I put the spreadsheet together I made an effort to name every single horse that was currently nameless. It was a challenge, and many of them will probably be changed because some of them I’m kind of “ehhhh” about still.
For example, “Like a Diamond” is now “Ace” and I don’t know WHY. I think I wanted something to do with cards… you know… like a diamond ace or something IDON’TKNOW. >_< He was my first Traditional Breyer and has been the hardest to name!
I’m a big dork, so a lot of names were inspired by books, movies or fictional characters.
I’ve also named horses from stuff I’ve picked up from piano. “A Sudden Storm” was an early piece I learned… (and forgot because I no longer have the sheets, aghhh)
And my Heartbreaker is now “Poco Moto,” a musical term that means “little motion.”
Two of my horses are named after composers as well, for no particular reason.
Some are similar to their release names…
But only a handful have show names, and an even smaller amount have “pet” names. (which are usually ridiculous… this comes from the names my sister and I would give lesson horses and pets… heh)
Anyway, lame names or not, the goal was met, woohoo! Until Jesse joined the herd. Poor horse is still nameless.
I’d like him to have some sort of western-themed name… but nothing’s quite working yet! How do you go about naming your horses?