2015, The Name Game

Odakota, Nickle and Outlawlass, July 2014.
Odakota, Nickle and Outlawlass, July 2014.

It is time for the Third Annual Wild In The Pryors, “Name Game”!  This is the post where any of you can suggest names for the 2015 foals born in the Pryors.  Of course, like on all the previous years, I can not guarantee that they will be used, but it will be fun to list them, and I do know that every time I discovered a foal, I came to this post to look at all of the suggestions.

In 2000, the BLM started using a letter for each year of foals, starting with A.  This year is the P year.  So please feel free to list your ideas in the comment section of this post.  To read more about this system and why we use names, please refer to my Name Game post that I did last in 2013.  Click on Name Game to go there.

I am looking forward to reading all of your suggestions!  If someone else has already posted your name idea, please list it again anyway.  It will be fun to see what the most popular name suggestions are!

Sandy

Logo designed by Amber Bushnell.  Wild in the Pryors and this logo is copyrighted.
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell. Wild in the Pryors and this logo is copyrighted.

49 thoughts on “2015, The Name Game

  1. Hello Sandy,
    I think I haven’t see the letter for this year.
    Would you be kind tell me the good letter “P” ? this year ?
    And if it’s possible : where can I get it all the name’s I found for the new babies ?
    thanks (and sory for my poor english)

    1. Hi! Yes, it is the letter “P” this year. There are many places to go to find names with meanings on the internet. I believe you could start with just goggling: ” Names that start with P. Hope that helps and thank you for reading my post!

      1. Hello Sandy
        Thanks.
        This is my list names:
        -Papyrus
        -Playtime
        -Papeete
        -Pensyvannia
        -Porto
        -Pagode
        -Pandora
        -Powder River
        -PARIS
        -Pochaontas
        -Passionata
        -Pat Garrett
        -Pacific Blue
        -Paparazzi
        -Penthouse
        -Philadelphia
        -Princess
        -Patrick
        … if I find other Icome here another time

  2. I could be way off on some of the meanings! So let me know if I am 🙂

    FIRESTORM
    Parhelion (SUNDOG – an optical phenomenon appearing in the sky)

    KITALPHA
    Pegasus
    Poseidon

    HALCYON
    Peace

    ANY OF BLUE MOON
    Parallax — The apparent motion of an observed object against the background caused by the movement of the observer. An example of this is the motion of the stars as seen from observatories on Earth.

    Poseidon

    Penumbra – the name given to the shadow cast by a celestial object that only blocks a portion of the light.

    Perigee — The closest point to the Earth in the Moon’s orbit.

    Perigean Tide — The tide that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to the earth during its orbit. These tides are higher than normal.

    Perihelion — The closest point to the Sun in a planetary body’s orbit.

    Perilune — The closest point to the Moon in an object’s orbit around it.

    Capuccino & Gabrielle
    Peaberry – A coffee bean that is round rather than flat, coming from a coffee cherry that contains only one seed instead of the usual flat sided pair.

    CUSTOR & FIASCO
    Patton – Army General

    FOOLS GOLD
    Pearl
    Pyrite
    Petalite

    JUNIPER
    Poppy
    Primrose

    INNOCENTES
    Pink Flloyd
    Presely

    HERITAGE:
    Parliament
    Patrician

    GAELIC PRINCESS
    Phelan – Gaelic for “Little Wolf”

    HAILSTORM
    Polar

    I think one should be named Picasso ☺

    I still have a lot more thinking to do! And I’m really slow at work today 🙂

  3. Phantom
    Poppy
    Pip
    Poseidon
    Pegasus
    Pippen
    Paige
    Phoenix
    Pax
    Pablo
    Paris
    Paco
    Packer
    Puck
    Patton
    Phoebe
    Piper
    Portia
    Petra
    Paloma
    Pippa
    Now, if only I had enough time to possibly match these with bands/stallions/mares…

  4. Icara or Hera: Perseus (colt) or Persephone (filly) -both are prominent characters in Greek mythology

    Fools Gold: Penny-goes with Fools Gold and Nickle really well, plus I just think it’s a really cute name for a filly 🙂

    Heritage: Pride, Poetry (kind of a stretch but poetry is very much a part of cultural heritage)

    Helenium or Jacinta: Primrose-connects back to their dam, Rosebud

    Helenium/Jacinta/Fresia/Jasmine: Poppy (super cute I think 🙂 ) , Pansy, Painted Daisy, and of course Primrose works for all these mares too

    Juniper: Parsley

    Fiasco: Phantom

    Icara/Jewel/Halo: Phantom (to link with their dam, Waif)

    Feldspar or Jewel: Pearl

    Halcyon: Peace Lily

    Gaelic Princess: Paddy, Padraig, Patrick (and yes, those are all variations on the same name haha)

    On the stallion side,

    Duke: Paisley (to go with the Western theme)

    Galaxy: Pluto

    I think I have more too, just need to find my other list 🙂 can’t wait to see everyone’s name suggestions!!

  5. Galena: Perlite (type of volcanic rock)
    Firestorm: Pyralis (form Greek, meaning “on fire”) Or Ponyta (a pokemon with flaming mane and tale, this one is a bit silly 🙂
    Feldspar:
    Hera: Penelope,Poseidon
    Helenium: Paeonia (type of flower)
    Fool’s Gold: Prophet
    Halcyon: Pliocene (epoch, such as Miocene)
    Other names: Pirin (mountain), Perla (Pearl), Polarity, Primadonna.

  6. A couple more!

    Helenium
    Paprika
    Paisley

    Jewel
    Pendant

    Hera
    Peacock (considered sacred to Hera)

    Heritage
    Pilgrim

    Halo
    Pixie

    Galadrial
    Pixie
    Piccolo

    Kohl
    Pirate

    Hataalii
    Pinnacle
    Peak

    Fiasco
    Playboy
    Pachino
    Pistol

    1. Love Pixie! That was one on my other list-thanks for the reminder 🙂 I thought it would work well for Galadriel as well since she is a character in Lord of the Rings if I’m not mistaken?

  7. Persnickitty, Penelope, Persimmon (I know it’s a fruit, but I like the way it sounds), Partridge, Phoenix, Penny, Piper, Pepper. I don’t know the horses well enough to match them, but those were a few ideas that came to mind. Looking forward to seeing the new little ones this year.

  8. I like Patagonia (Native American meaning big paw) for any of Duke’s descendants, as Duke’s sire is Bigfoot , I believe? I like Pandora for Isadora. Love Penny suggestion for Fools Gold!

  9. Native Indian names;

    Pallaton – Warrior – boy

    Pelipa – Lover of horses – girl

    Paco – Eagle – boy

    Pitalesharo – Chief of men – boy

    Pazi – Yellow Bird – girl

    Petah – Golden Eagle – girl

    I hope these help.

    Charlene

  10. This sounds like so much fun! But P is so hard! Hmmm….
    Peppermint
    Princess
    Prancer (haha)
    Prinni (I call my dog this, kind of a mix between princess and pretty)
    Pearl
    Pepper
    Prince
    Paint
    Phantom
    Primrose
    Pierra
    Pacifica
    Palm

    1. Pacifica works great for a Galadriel foal to go along with Oceana and Atlantis 🙂

      I think Prancer is quite cute too but I couldn’t think of any connections.

      A few more suggestions I came up with….

      Halcyon: Pax or Paix (Latin and French for “peace,” respectively)

      Gabrielle: Paxton (has the Australian connection to Brumby)

      Peyton is a city in Colorado so could work possibly?

      Pandora could also work for Icara and Hera.

    2. It posted before I was finished….. xP

      Duke: Paige (to go with the royal connection)

      And I thought Patronus was fun (It’s a Harry Potter reference 🙂 )

  11. Galaxy foals
    Pyxis (constellation)
    Polaris

    Paiute
    Paloma (Dove’s foal?)
    Pablo
    Paco
    Pascal
    Parker
    Panache
    Patience (for the foal of the is she/isn’t she mare that finally foals : )
    Pierce
    Pancho
    Paquito/Paquita
    Parvati (hindu for daughter of the mountain)
    Pia
    Pilar

    There are so many neat names this year!

  12. So as it turns out I’m mildly addicted to thinking up foal names….sorry for another post haha x)

    Heritage: Promise (as in a promise to maintain the here’s heritage? A bit of a stretch again haha)

    Galadriel: Pixie (Mythical creature reference)

    Juniper: Pepper, Pine, Paprika

    Icara/Hera: Papyrus (for the Greek reference)

    Firestorm: Paytah (“fire”) (Sioux)

    Hailstorm: Patamon (“tempest”), Pamuya (“water moon”) (Hopi), Pavati (“clear water”) (Hopi)

    Jasmine: Pocohontas ( couldn’t resist with the Disney connection again, haha 🙂 )

    Other names I really like but haven’t found a connection for yet:

    Piper
    Petah (“golden eagle”) (Black Foot)
    Pakuna (“deer jumping down”) (Miwok)
    Poloma (“bow”) (Choctaw) -would go well for a relative of Broken Bow’s

  13. Please: Puerto! It’s the name of my own Spanish horse. I Ibought it after my previous horse is fallen into a well and died.
    He got his name in Spain already before I bought him. As I saw him I got goose-pimples because of his appearance and his name. He was really a place of refuge (= puerto) for me!
    So with this name also the Spanish roots of the Pryor horses would be celebrated!
    My horse resembles Jackson very much!
    Give my love to the Pryor horses

    Susanne

  14. I will try and update tomorrow with some better names that are more relevant to the individual mates, but for now I’ll just put what comes to mind.

    Pascal
    Paloma
    Piper
    Pippin
    Phoenix
    Palace

  15. I will try and update tomorrow with some better names that are more relevant to the individual mates, but for now I’ll just put what comes to mind.

    Pascal
    Paloma
    Piper
    Pippin
    Phoenix
    Palace
    Pacífica
    Paige
    Paisley
    Paxton
    Parsley
    Pandora
    Panther
    Pokey

  16. I think there’s already a horse named Phoenix on the range so I’ll avoid that one. I guess you could go with Phoenix II to avoid confusion but I’d rather the horses be given unique names. 🙂

    Some names I liked already suggested:
    Phantom
    Piper
    Pandora
    Persephone
    Pacifica
    Paloma
    Panache
    Poseidon
    Penelope
    Pearl
    Pluto
    Pegasus
    Princess/Prince (but I feel like there’s already a Prince too on the range?)
    Prancer
    Parker
    Pride
    Pink Floyd–this one actually occurred to me! Haha would be fun
    Patronus–I like the Harry Potter reference!
    Polaris

    Some names I like not yet suggested:
    Picasso–or if you want to make it a double P the full artist’s name Pablo Picasso!
    Piedra–means rock/stone in Spanish
    Pyrite–people seem fond of minerals with these horses (mineral name for fool’s gold)
    Petaluma–a town in CA but I think the name sounds pretty
    Paradise
    Prudence
    Pierre–French name also means stone
    Pryor–for the Pryors?
    Polly/Pauline
    Pansy–I don’t really like this name but it’s my sorority’s flower
    Pi, Phi, Psi–Greek letters
    Pinata (with the ~ over the n)–sounds like a party!
    Poland
    President
    Power
    Phoebe
    Priscilla–but there might be one already on the range?
    Persia
    Pax/Paz (means Peace)
    Peony
    Philomena
    Pueblo–means village or town in Spanish
    Pyrenees–after the mountain range in France 🙂
    Percival
    Preston/Prescott
    Panama
    Puerto Rico
    Portugal
    Philippines
    Peru
    Pakistan
    Paraguay
    Pamplona
    Pharaoh (OK THIS IS A GOOD ONE you HAVE to use this one and I actually did not look this up online, it just occurred to me. Out of all my suggestions this is the one I like the best!)
    Placer (pronounced Plah-sair, means pleasure in Spanish)
    Pont-l’Eveque–a kind of cheese in France
    Port-au-Prince-capital of Haiti

  17. I just realized I never posted the name ideas I came up with for this post! Can’t wait for foaling season to start in the Pryors! By the looks of a recent photo of Icara I think she may be first.

    Greek Mythology names:
    Pallas- maiden
    Pandora- “all gifts”; Pandora’s box
    Pegasus
    Persephone- “to destroy”; Queen of the underworld; wife of Hades
    Perseus- titan of destruction, “to destroy”
    Phoibe- titan asssociatied with the moon, grandmother of the moon goddess Artemis; (male version of name: Phoibos)
    Poseidon- god of the sea; also god of horses and earthquakes; spent most of his time living in Atlantis
    Priam- King of Troy during Trojan War, the father of Hector and Paris; From the Greek name Priamos, means “redeemed”
    Parthenia- “maiden”
    Parthenope- “maiden’s voice”
    Pyrrhus, “flame colored, red; fire”
    Pallas- titan of warcraft
    Prometheus- titan of forethought and crafty counsel

    Flower names:
    Padma- Indian/Hinduism- “lotus”
    Pansy
    Peony
    Petunia
    Poppy
    Posey/Posie
    Primrose/ Prim- Latin prima rose “first rose”; also from Hunger Games

    Minerals, gems, stones, etc
    Pearl
    Penny
    Perla- Spanish/ Italian- “pearl”
    Precious
    Platinum
    Palladium
    Perlite- volcanic glass
    The rest are in no particular order
    Pace- “peace”
    Pacifica- Spanish (from Latin Pacificus)- “peacemaker”
    Paige
    Paisley
    Paloma- Spanish- “dove”
    Pari- Persian- “fairy”; Parisa- “like a fairy”
    Parvati- Indian- “daughter of the mountains”
    Patience
    Pax- Latin- “peace”
    Penelope
    Pepita/o- Spanish
    Perdita- Latin
    Perez
    Perlita
    Perun- Slavic Myth- “thunder”
    Peeta- from the Hunger Games
    Peyton
    Pheobe- “bright, pure”
    Piera- Italian
    Piper
    Plato- Ancient Greek
    Pluto
    Pocahontas- Native American- “she is playful”
    Pompeii
    Pata Blanca- Spanish- “white paw”
    Porter- “doorkeeper”
    Portia
    Pratima- Indian- “image, likeness, reflection”
    Primo/Prima- Italian/Spanish- “first”
    Princess
    Priscila
    Priti- Indian- “pleasure, joy, love”
    Priya- Indian “beloved”
    Purnima/Purnama- Indian/Indonesian- “full moon”
    Pyre/ Pire- Greek/other- “fire, burning, flame”
    Pyro- “fire”
    Pyrena- fire related
    Pele- Hawaiian myth- goddess of dance, fire, lightening, violence; means “lava”; fine golden strands of volcanic glass for her hair, droplets of lava for her tears
    Patil- Armenian- “snowflake”
    Paquita- Spanish- “free”
    Patricia- Spanish- “noble”
    Patricio- Spanish- “regal”
    Pirro- Spanish/Greek- “red haired”
    Placida/o- Latin/Spanish- “tranquil”
    Primavera- Spanish/Latin- “springtime”
    Pallaton- Native American- “warrior”
    Pamuy- Native American- “water moon”
    Phantom
    Patron

    The greek mythology names could go well for Hera or Galadrial. Or just of Greek origin for Galadrial. “Pacifica” would work great with another Galadrial filly to go with “Oceana.” But I do hope that Galadrial is not pregnant for a 2015 foal since she had Oceana so late in 2014. Any of the fire related names would work well for Firestorm. The moon related names would work well for a Half Moon foal or a Blue Moon (Flint) foal. The destructive, wrathful, etc names would work well for a Fiasco foal. The flower related names would go well for the mares with a flower connection: Helenium, Jacinta (dam is Rosebud), Freisa, Jasmine (not sure if she was named after the flower), or Juniper. “Primrose” would be especially good for a Helenium or Jacinta filly. The mineral, stone, gem, etc names would go well for Fools Gold, Feldspar, Jewel, or Galena. I would love to see “Penny” used for a Fools Gold filly! Spanish names to go with Spanish named parents. I think the name “Pata Blanca” would go well for a foal that has a relation to Two Boots. I used to ride an ex-olympic jumper named Pata Blanca and he was all black with one white foot (which is how he got his name ), so this name is a special one to me. It could also potentially work for any foal that has just one white foot. “Patron” could work for a Gracianna foal since her mother is named Bacardi. “Patagonia” was suggested for a Bigfoot descendent since it means “big paw” and I really like that!

  18. I hope it isn’ t to late to say sind names for the foals

    Paco
    Party Rock
    Peanut
    Pam
    Panja
    Phara
    Panther
    Prada
    Pal
    Peep

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