2019 Name Game, The “T” Year

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A young Mandan. Born in 2012, this photo was taken in early 2013.

This will be the 7th year that I have made this post. This is a “fun” only post where any of you can suggest names for the 2019 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 whenever a foal is born, I come to this post to look at all of the suggestions.  And if you can, please include the meaning for the name, it would be very helpful to know that.

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Petra, daughter of Galena and Doc. June 2015

In 2000, the BLM started using a letter for each year of foals, starting with A.  This year is the T 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!

I’ll be posting my annual “Who Will Have Foals This Year” post soon.  But in the mean time, let’s have some fun coming up with names!

Sandy

44 thoughts on “2019 Name Game, The “T” Year

      • I was just thinking the other day this post must be coming up, so I started jotting down some T names. I came up with a lot so I ended up having to stop 😂

        Botanical names:
        Tulip
        Tupelo
        Tamarisk
        Trillium
        Tansy
        Thistle

        Gemstone/mineral names:
        Topaz
        Tanzanite
        Tiffany

        Western names: (for a potential Lariat foal)
        Tahoe
        Trigger
        Trailblazer
        Trooper

        Storm names: (if Nimbus foals this year)
        Tempest
        Twister
        Tama (thunder)

        Arctic names: (for Ketchikan)
        Tundra
        Taiga

        Latin names:
        Terra (earth, also the goddess of the earth and associated with the goddess Maia)
        Tenebra (darkness or night)

        Some other names:
        Thowra (keeping with the Australian theme if Naara foals this year)
        Talon
        Tadhg (pronounced “tie-g” is a Gaelic name meaning poet which could work for a Limerick foal)
        Tala (wolf)
        Takoda
        Tango
        Talulah (leaping water)

  • Just for fun – Tertia/Tertulla (means the third girl, or the little third girl), Tarantella (a type of Italian folk dance accompanied by tambourines – well, I guess Tambourine is another t-word that might make a name, maaaaybe), Tostado (term used in South America for dark chestnuts), Tarazed (the plundering falcon, one of the stars in the constellation Aquila), Thyme, Toadflax (this one’s a native plant in the Pryors), Topaz, Tourmaline, Troy, Tara (the seat of the High Kings of Ireland). I am sure that this year’s foals will have a wonderful array of name suggestions to choose from!

  • Tao, Taboo, Talisman for a Shaman relative .
    Triumph, True, Tiger for their rugged spirit.
    Tara, the plantation from Gone with the Wind that survived the war.
    Tang, Trick

  • Talyse, Native American meaning “Lovely Water”.
    Tajsa, Polish meaning “Princess”
    Tierney, Irish Gaelic meaning “Lord”
    Titian, Welsh meaning “Kind and Gentle

  • I would like to leave some suggestions for fun too.
    Twister-trickster-twite
    Thunderstorm,Thowra which is name of the silver brumby
    Turtle dove, for Manuelita in case she gives birth so she can continue the tradition from Phoenix and Dove
    Topaz for Juniper becuase i really believe she is preparing a sibling for Ruby
    Tranquillity-tranquilla-tranquill
    Tristan
    Theodore-Theodora which means the gift of God
    Tarpan for the other species of wild horse that lives in Mongolia
    Tulip-Turnip-Thorne
    Twighlight
    Titan
    Thetis
    Triton

    Hopefully we will be introduced into many new foals this year!!!!1

  • Thales-to blossom
    Titus
    Tobias
    Taaraz-powerful, strong
    Titir-bird
    Tierra-Earth
    Tito-Giant
    Trella-Star
    Turi-Bear
    Tara
    Tate
    Tawny
    Taenite
    Talc
    Turtle
    Tyee-Chief
    Tawa-Sun
    Tadzi-loon
    Takoda-Friend to everyone
    Tama-Thunder
    Totsi-Moccasins
    Tao
    Taboo
    Triumph
    Tucker
    True
    Talulah-leaping water
    Tusa-prairie dog
    Taya
    Taylan
    Tahlia
    Tiana
    Talmun

  • Hello,

    here are some ideas

    tulip >> a flower

    taboulé >> a kind of couscous

    terre >> our planet

    tahiti >> a paradise island

    thais >> Courtesan in Egypt in the fourth century, Thais is converted to Christianity by a solitary monk and ends his days in a monastery. His life inspired a novel by Anatole France in 1890 and an opera by Jules Massenet in 1894.

    tom >> first name

    taylor (elizabeth) >> cinema actress

    texas >> name of an American city

    tchaikovski >> composer of music of Russian nationality

    tachi (yoshimi) >> character from Manga comics, mother of Miroku and Yoshino, Yoshimi has built a lot of hope in her son since the death of her husband, who has stained the reputation of his family. She is a very fragile woman

    tabarly (eric) famous french browser
    tarzan >> “who” does not know tarzan?

    tequila >> name of an alcohol

    tanzanie >> name of an african contry

    togo >> name of an african country

    tamaris >> name of a flower

    taiwan >> name of a country

    tokyo >> name of the capital of japan

  • in english it’s better

    Hello,

    here are some ideas

    tulip >> a flower

    taboulé >> a kind of couscous

    earth >> our planet

    tahiti >> a paradise island

    thais >> Courtesan in Egypt in the fourth century, converted to Christianity by a lonely monk, the Thai ends his days in a monastery. His life inspired a novel by Anatole France in 1890 and an opera by Jules Massenet in 1894.

    tom >> first name

    taylor (elizabeth) >> cinema actress

    texas >> name of an American city

    tchaikovski >> composer of music of Russian nationality

    tachi (yoshimi) >> A manga cartoon character, mother of Miroku and Yoshino, Yoshimi has built a lot of hope in his son since the death of her husband, which has tarnished the reputation of his family. She is a very fragile woman

    tabarly (eric) famous french browser
    tarzan >> “who” does not know tarzan?

    tequila >> name of alcohol

    Tanzania >> name of an African country

    togo >> name of an African country

    tamaris >> name of a flower

    Taiwan >> name of a country

    tokyo >> name of the capital of japan

  • Hello, here in english

    here are some ideas

    tulip >> a flower

    taboulé >> a kind of couscous

    earth >> our planet

    tahiti >> a paradise island

    thais >> Courtesan in Egypt in the fourth century, converted to Christianity by a lonely monk, the Thai ends his days in a monastery. His life inspired a novel by Anatole France in 1890 and an opera by Jules Massenet in 1894.

    tom >> first name

    taylor (elizabeth) >> cinema actress

    texas >> name of an American city

    tchaikovski >> composer of music of Russian nationality

    tachi (yoshimi) >> A manga cartoon character, mother of Miroku and Yoshino, Yoshimi has built a lot of hope in his son since the death of her husband, which has tarnished the reputation of his family. She is a very fragile woman

    tabarly (eric) famous french browser
    tarzan >> “who” does not know tarzan?

    tequila >> name of alcohol

    Tanzania >> name of an African country

    togo >> name of an African country

    tamaris >> name of a flower

    Taiwan >> name of a country

    tokyo >> name of the capital of japan

  • Here are some names I came up with, plus some that I pulled from above comments that I liked.

    My Names:

    Tried’n True (especially if Nimbus has a foal this year)
    Testimony
    Tremor
    Thebe (a nymph loved by the river-god Asopus)
    Taciturn
    Tenacious
    Truman
    Tameless
    Tides

    And some I like from above are:

    Tenebra
    Thane
    Tamaris
    Texas
    Tama

  • I just saw Petra foaled. If it is a filly, I have one.
    “away out here they got a name for rain and wind and fire the rain is Tess the fires Joe and they call the wind Mariah”
    The Cloud Foundation posted this on Mariah/Blanca’s memorial post. It would be nice to honor Mariah with the name Tess.

  • I have one for Petra’s foal if it is a filly. TCF had this lyric on Mariah’s memorial post:
    “a way out here they got a name for rain and wind and fire
    the rain is Tess the fires Joe and they call the wind Mariah”
    Tess would be a great name for a Petra filly.

  • I’ve been an avid follower of the Mustangs of Pryor Mountain for years. I’ve got a few ‘T’ name suggestions for the foals of 2019…

    Takoda – a name from the Lakota Sioux tribe meaning ‘Friend to All’.
    Tally – as in tally marks or lines. Good for Duns and Grullas with a set of bold shoulder or leg stripes.
    Tomahawk – a hatchet/battle ax used by Native Americans. Good for a tough, protective stallion.
    Topanga – as in Topanga Canyon in California. Meaning ‘Where the Mountain Meets the Sea’ in the local Native American.
    Tumbleweed – the iconic, rolling scrub brush found in most Western scenery.

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