Baby names

Instead of reading articles on all the various factorsΒ that can result in early embryonic death, I’m assuming Gina will have a totally normal pregnancy and give birth to a totally normal foal. That totally normal foal will need a name, so I’ve been carefully considering what I will call this horse.

Kassandra, out of Kimberly K
Kassandra, out of Kimberly K at 4 months

I’ve always used my horses’ registered names as their show names and used the barn names they came with. This is the first time that the responsibility for a name falls on me!

Koko, out of Kimberly K at 2.5 months
Koko, out of Kimberly K at 2.5 months

I’d love to hear your suggestions for names; isn’t this the most fun part of a baby horse? Some relevant info:

  • The foal will be registered with Oldenburg North America. Per their website, they have no strict rules on naming foals, but recommend choosing a name that starts with the first letter of the sire’s name.
  • The sire’s name is Mannhattan.
  • The dam’s name is Kimberly K.
  • The foal has roughly equal chances of being bay or gray.
  • I’d like to stay with the city theme of the sire’s name, but this isn’t an absolute must.

What would you name this foal?

Author: Stephanie

Equestrian, amateur cook, people person.

31 thoughts on “Baby names”

  1. Metropolis
    or
    Metropolitan

    or a variation (Mettropolisa for a filly, Mettropolittan for a colt)

    or Mettro King to reference the dam’s name as well.

  2. Memphis, Monticello, Madrid, Madison, Monroe, Mecca, Milan, Montpelier… I’ll keep working πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve thought of a few of those myself! Memphis, Madrid, and Milan are on my list. πŸ˜› (Along with Manchester, Marrakesh, and Mesa.)

  3. Oh man – I am the worst with names. Just wanted to say those are some lovely foals out of Kimberly K. You must be so excited!

  4. Looks like you’ve got a chance for chestnut too. πŸ˜‰ I like the idea of using the name of a place… could be a challenge to find one that hasn’t already been used a million times though. Time for Wikipedia.

    1. Wikipedia is my friend in this venture for sure. I liked Morocco, but that’s the name of one of his most successful colts. Preliminary research says Madrid, Madison, Monaco, Montana, and Muskogee have all been used. :'(

      1. How about Mooinooi for a filly? Mooinooi is a town in South Africa and means beautiful girl in Afrikaans.

    1. So, my all time best name for a gray horse is a name of a place AND starts with an M. It’s “Mosi-oa-Tunya”, which is the traditional name of Victoria Falls, and means “the smoke that thunders”. I love it, but probably nobody would be able to pronounce it.

      But since I spent all that time in Africa, I REALLY support this theme.

  5. Monte Karlo, or Monte Kristo because I’m a literature nerd. A Manhattan is also a popular drink, so you might be able to use that for other options?

    1. Cocktails aren’t something I’ve thought of- great idea! Mai Tai, Martini, Margarita, Mojito, lots of good stuff to work with here! I do like Monte Karlo, though; Monte Kristo makes me think of the sandwich because I am fat. πŸ˜›

  6. The first M city that came to mind for me was Moscow (or Moskow if you want a ‘K’). You could also go for Moscow Kremlin to get the ‘M’, ‘K’ and place. Of course that may carry some negative connotations, but if you want to dominate/take over the world of eventing it might just work πŸ˜‰

    Also, I’m obliged to point out some Canadian city and place names that start with ‘M’: Montreal, Mississauga, Muskoka, Moncton, Medicine Hat, Manitoba, Magrath, Markham, and Moose Jaw (I don’t actually recommend naming your beautiful future foal “Moose Jaw”, but that would be funny!)

  7. Since I’m an Okie, I’m going to take it one step further and only do OK names. Girl names: Marietta, Martha, May. Boy names: Meno, Minco, Monroe.

    But, of the ones you personally listed, I really like Mesa!

  8. These are all GREAT name ideas! I have to say, when Pax was born I had ALL these names ready to go, and… none of them fit my red filly. I just had NOT anticipated getting a red filly! I canned all the names and thought about it for a long time. About 3 weeks after she was born, the name Pax just sort of popped into my head, and I knew it was perfect. I struggled for an equally long time trying to figure out what I was going to register her as, and very nearly went with D-Pyrotechnics (because she was a violent little firecracker, but I still wanted a D name for the sire), but ended up combining them into Dynatechnics. Which, is basically the perfect name for her.
    My point is basically – sometimes you just have to wait and see what you have before a name will really come to you!

  9. I’ll throw some North East locales into the mix for you:
    Montauk, Misquamicut (or maybe Miss Kuamicut to keep with the Kimberly K theme), Montville, Merrimack, Montpellier

  10. I have difficulty picking toothpaste out, so naming a horse from scratch is entirely beyond me. The ones that came to mind were Menlo and Monterey.

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