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  1. #1
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    Equestrian names

    Hi All,

    So despite being a name nerd, one area I'm kind of lax in is name meanings. A good friend who is a fairly accomplished equestrian is expecting a girl, and I wanted to see if anyone could help out with girl names to do with horses. I already know of a few--Philippa, Eponine, Rosamond & Cabalina. Any other suggestions? Cheers!

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    Names that mean 'horse':

    Agrippa- Wild Horse
    Alcippe- (al-kip-uh) Mighty Mare
    Epona- Celtic Goddess of Horses
    Eowyn- (ay-uh-win) Horse Joy (Tolkien Name)
    Etain- (AY-teen) Horse goddess in irish mythology
    Rohan- Horse Country (Tolkien Name)
    Rosalind- Horse/Soft & Tender
    Xanthippe- (zan-tip-ay)Yellow Horse

    Names from some winning mares & horses in history:

    Alydar
    Colin
    Gallorette
    Kelso
    Mariah (Mariah's Storm)
    Nashua
    Nasrullah
    Sunday (Sunday Silence)
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

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    Thanks! I ran the list by her and she loved Alcippa and Etain, though she said Etain might be too masculine sounding. And your idea of winning mares was great (she liked Mariah, but wasn't sure it had enough of a tie), she now thinks Bellamy might be a nice choice, I think this was a horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby a few years ago. Any other suggestions?

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    This is a tough one but I'll give it a go.

    Amathea - Horse of the God Helios
    Pippa
    Derby
    Ebony Bella - Would mean Black Beauty
    Ginger - From Black Beauty
    Bree - From C.S Lewis' The Horse And his Boy
    Rhiannon/Rhian/Rihanna - Welsh horse goddess

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    Velvet from National Velvet :-)

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