Naming Horses

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Last week, on my Facebook page, I asked for help in naming a boy’s horse for my work-in-progress.

If you’re wondering if the boy’s horse has a name yet . . .

I received several hundred great suggestions and narrowed it down to seven for the boy’s horse. I found a name for his father’s horse: Haggis. And I named another horse: Honeysuckle. Thanks so much to all who participated in the Facebook horse naming challenge. You all gave me a fantastic name bank for future stories.

New Story News

If you’ve read Prairie Song, you’ve met the Kamden family. Immigrants from Scotland, they settled in St. Charles, Missouri, for five years before joining the Boone’s Lick Wagon Train Company going west. We meet up with them again out on the Nebraska prairie in Keeper of My Heart, a novella in the Convenient Brides Romance Collection by Barbour Publishing, scheduled for a July 2015 release.

A Horse Naming Poll

I’m asking for your help again as I choose a name from the seven for the horse belonging to eleven-year-old, Angus Kamden.

Vote for your favorite name for the horse!

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Many thanks to all who voted for a name for Angus’s horse. PATCHES won the naming poll. Look for Angus and his pinto, Patches, in my novella, KEEPER OF MY HEART.


14 responses to “Naming Horses”

  1. Kristine E Morgan says:

    I Can’t wait to read this book ! 🙂

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    Hi Mona! Hope you are doing well. I can see Patches as the name of a lovely paint horse for a little cowboy. Have a great day!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  3. Rebecca Copley says:

    My best friend in elementary school had a beautiful horse named Patches. It was a pinto, but the name could also be used for an appaloosa.

  4. Laddy seems to fit the name of my horse when I run to tell him my secrets, and my tears on occasion. Angus

  5. Jennifer Tipton says:

    I picked Mac and I think a little grey Arab would fit this name nicely.

  6. Phyllis says:

    I also like the suggestion of Patches. Sounds like a good name for a boy’s horse.

  7. Randa Tyler (Shindelbower) says:

    Hey Mona,
    It’s your cousin Randa (Shindelbower) here, sharing some family “horse history” with you 🙂 When I was young, my Uncle Jerry bought me Shetland pony that he named Thunder, after growing up hearing stories about horse that my Grandpa Ken & his brother, my Great Uncle Don used to ride…that was owned by my Great Grandpa Oakley Shindelbower. I know this name isn’t on your list, just thought I’d share with you anyway.
    As always, looking forward to reading your next book!

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