Sunday, September 15, 2013

Andy Needs a Name...

And he's not really the Andrew type. :D

I don't know what it is about the 15th that finally reminds me I need to post to this blog once in a while but yet again, a post a whole month later.

This time for something fun!  So this Andalusian sculpture is getting closer to completion here.. and I'm still at a loss for names.  I could use some fun input and am very willing to give the FIRST person who gives me the name I go with a free copy (postage on you but otherwise free).  :)

THE RULES:
  • The name must begin with a "P"
  • It must be posted in the comments below to win, I will (maybe repeatedly) post "done" when I finally decide on one.  There isn't really a time frame, I just need to go "omg I love it!"
  • Keep it clean please!  
  • Not a rule but PLEASE look through the previous names submitted so you don't waste your effort! :)  
I may not have time to answer questions (and it might get confusing), so just give it a go.

I'd better turn the moderate comments feature off this time otherwise it will cause GREAT angst I'm sure..  that moderated comments thing is a frustrating feature that I only decided to use when some scammers started posting links to smarmy stuff that had nothing whatsoever to do with anything horses or art related.  Lets hope I can get away with a few weeks without that though! :D

Blahblah - SO here he is hanging around in my studio.. his legs are setting after some intense reconstructive surgery.  Those are my blinds behind him at a weird angle.  He has work left to go clearly.. but it's more fun to work on a pony when he's named. 


I confess I was photoshopping the feet to see what I wanted to do next when the apoxie hardens here...  eeeee! (So hard to wait but I sort of consider that my "to do" list in sculpting. Plus it's a lot less trial and error to work it out virtually first typically - yay for instant gratification 2x!)


I inverted the photo just because it might help some folks see him better.  He's an Andy cantering along at liberty and wildly tossing his head - his ears are missing but they will be pinned a bit.  He's a stallion strutting his stuff!

It was really hard to take this pic actually but hopefully you can see that his mane's flip comes up to about 2.75 inches.

He is WEE!!!

And he needs a "P" name soooo GO!!! :)

 Adding one more of his face in here in case it helps anyone to get a feel for his character.  I wish I could comment on the names submitted but I want to remain impartial until I'm certain!! :)

195 comments:

Lisa Aycock said...

Poderoso (on so many levels)

Jordan B said...

What about Pascal? Not sure if there's another resin with this name but I think it may suit him

Isabelle said...

How about Pantalaimon?

Melissa Addison said...

Padruig Scottish Gaelic for Noble, wellborn.

Diana said...

Pay It Forward

PozziToons said...

He's FAAABB!! I would love to enter :D (I hope I can post more than one--didn't see it mentioned in the rules so here goes!)A few suggestions:

Pedro
Phelipe
Padget
Phire (pronounced Fire)
Phoenix
Pallidon
Pancho
Paris
Parle
Patrick
Patrobas
Peter
Paz
Ponce

Would love to add this dude to my nekkid herd!! Crossing fingers!!
~C.Riley
facebook.com/artbycriley

Anonymous said...

I guess my first post didn't go through so I'll try again.

It's not Spanish but for some reason I keep coming back to Pierogi.

Marla P.

Anonymous said...

Primeiro - means born first

Corinne :)

Janice Williford said...

Prescencio - a Province in Spain

Anonymous said...

Prospero - wealthy

Corinne :)

Jaime Baker said...

Pomposo
Pamplona

Kim Morrison said...

Poseiden

Danyave said...

Here are some Spanish names and meanings, hope they work!
PROSPERO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful."
PABLO: Spanish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
PASTOR: Spanish name derived from Latin Pastor, meaning "shepherd."
PÍO: Spanish form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
PRIMO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."

Corinne S said...

Porfiro

Anonymous said...

Pantaloons (comment left by Libby)

Larry Nichols said...

Pi

Carole Ingram said...

Peace Out~ Carole Ingram

Kristyn W said...

Penzance

Anonymous said...

PAYADOR which means "gaucho singer".

mojotwist said...

Parastoo
Parisa
or Pacifica

Jordan B said...

I have another, "Platon"

Gretchen Oneail said...

"Percusión" meaning rhythmic beat

Corinne S said...

Polonium

Kristyn W said...

Pasillo
Paso Doble

SeaWatchRanch/Mindy said...

I suggest Pasqualé.

Corinne S said...

Palette - he's a blank palette!
Palladium

Ponyscribbles said...

Patrón (like the tequila), or Patron (like arts patron)
Ponderosa
Patter
Príncipe (Prince)

Corinne S said...

Prelude
Paramount

Corinne S said...

Pocket Punch

Cheryl Alley said...

Preben or Pridbjorn one is old Danish - the other newer from Slavic prid meaning "first" and bor meaning "battle Figured since he was showing off his stallion ness - that it must be his first time:0)

Cheryl A

Jordan B said...

Here another, paramour or paramoor.

Kristyn W said...

Pendragon

Sara B said...

Pompadour
Prince/Prince Caspian (I keep visualizing a scene from the movie, lol)
Pizazz
I'll think up more :)

Vicky Smith said...

Paladin (= Knight/Champion)

Cindy said...

I'll give it a shot, I'd love him!!

Párroco (priest)
Pavón (peacock)
Pedregoso (rocky, stony)
Penacho (crest, plume)
Preciado (prized, esteemed, valuable)
Predilecto (favorite)
Presagio (omen, portent)

Papi!

-Cindy Evans

Shawn Gadbois said...

How about Passion Play

Sara B said...

Penchant
Plaisance

Danielle Feldman said...

Por Amor - 'for love' in Spanish

Penguino - 'penguin' in Spanish just cause it's fun to say

tielz said...

Panfilo (friend of all) a little accent goes over the 'a', but I did not know how to do that!

Kperez said...

plancha- means iron
malcriado- Ill behaved
panache
pequeño-small
pequeñín-tiny
Priego
pertinence
Paco
Pato
Pepito


Anonymous said...

Pasajo

Karen James said...

precocious
Karen G.

Anonymous said...

Paradigm! (by CRM)

Karen James said...

precocious
Karen Giesbrecht

Kimberley Harvey said...

Pistolero -- gunman

Also, as my grandma used to say, "he looks like a real pistol!"

Unknown said...

I just like
Passion

But you could get fancy and name him
Passione
or
Passion ardente (burning passion).

Yea, it's French and he's Spanish but it's still a nice name!

Otherwise:
Prince Charming (or Prince Charmant)

or
Pavane (with the ague accent) it's actually prance as in a human prancing around but so what?

Good luck!
kay

Kay Schlumpf said...

Well apparently I'm "unknown" - go figure. Hopefully this post will work out - it's me Kay from the last post. :)

Dawn Marie Calo said...

Playdate :)

Beatha Sellman said...

Pajaro,for Pajaro Dunes close to Monterey, CA.

Julie Pritchard said...

How about ...

Pachinko

Pistolero


Jessica Sneeringer said...

Pandemonium

Julie Pritchard said...

Opps, I also wanted to suggest

Picasso

mojotwist said...

or maybe priel

Kristyn W said...

Paramour

Shannon de Waal said...

PAOLO
PAULO
PAULUS
PAULIUS
PAVEL

:)

Terry said...

How about Pivot or Phulcrum (I know it should be an F)

Amelia Pitts said...

Phineas or Panama

Jennifer Thorp said...

perry

Corinne S said...

Pico
Picopony
Picopunch
Pico Magnifico

Cinda Rich said...

Pasha - great ballroom dancer from "So You Think You Can Dance" show.
Priatzo' or Priatso'
Pritzi
-Cinda Rich.

Diane K said...

Pericles
Pride of Place
Prayer Flag
Precious Metal
Poetry in Motion

Anonymous said...

For a name, how about Palladio? I think it fits him well. I got the name from an artist I learned about in Art History, Andrea Palladio. He was a famous Italian architect from 1500s Venice and was inspired by greek and roman pieces, while his own work has influenced a lot of western architecture.

Layla
Quantum Horse Ranch Studio

Jordan B said...

How about Puerto Rico? Or maybe just Rico

Morgen said...

I still haven't fully decided... I'm down to a few I love here BUT (!) a completely different name could come along and win me over still! This is really hard. I NEVER would have thought of this many awesome P names. Omg! I'm also learning some things here tonight by looking them up. I'm so glad I decided to put it out there! :D

Kim K said...

Pantatheon

Kismet Lodge said...

He looks like a Philippe to me haha

Kristyn W said...

Prometheus!

Bella said...

Poesía (Spanish for poetry)

Poeta (Spanish for poet)

Pastoral (a type of poem)

Shauna McDaniel said...

Petyr (little finger). Geeky and I know it..

Shauna
*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Christine J said...

Peru
Patxi
Primus
Pentatonic

~Christine

TankDiveGirl said...

Well, he's so tiny, why not Pablito?

Cameron Rustemeyer said...

Here is ANOTHER suggestion.....
PURA RAZA
Meaning the "pure" Spanish horse.

allwrappedup200 said...
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Elizzy said...

Paint me Proud!
Pardon my Dust

allwrappedup200 said...
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allwrappedup200 said...

Picacho, pe KAH cho, emphasis on the kah
means big peak in spanish
Parley Vous? do you speak? or
Parley Vous Cheval? do you speak horse

SilverShoe said...

Pistachio :)

allwrappedup200 said...

pezzo: a composition

Mackenzie said...

These are Spanish, from various languages.
Panfilo - "Friend of All" via Ancient Greek
Patricio - "Nobleman" via Patrick
Pau - "Peace" via Catalan
Pamphilos - "Peace" via Ancient Greek
Porfirio - "Purple-Dye" via Ancient Greek, go figure
Primitivio - "First-Formed" via Latin
Primo - "First" via Latin

Jordan B said...

Here another one, Patrido meaning: Noble

Morgen said...

Wow, these are all just so brilliant. My list of possibles keeps expanding every time I review. :/

Kristyn W said...

Piccolo

Kristyn W said...

Perrier
Pirouette

Evelyn Lauer said...

How about Pavoneo (Spanish for swagger)?

allwrappedup200 said...

Paseo

allwrappedup200 said...

PAZ peace/gold
PURA RAZA - Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española) Spanish name for Andalusian Breed

Nancy Heimann said...

Pantomime
Pride

Nancy Heimann said...

Pizzicato

Melanie B. said...

What about ''Picasso''?

It reminds me of art and I think in this context it would just fit perfectly. :)
And, it is Spanish, too. :D

Therese said...

Just one suggestion

Paz - Spanish - Peace

We all want peace ;)

Anonymous said...

Phantom

As he looks like a ghost galloping thru the mist :)
Annmarie Pottrell :)

Anonymous said...

Palmer...

because he fits in the palm of your hand!

Beth P
King NC

Rachel said...

Padre
Paquito
Pasqual (Spanish form of Pascal)
Paulino
Peio
Pepe
Pere
Pio (accent over the "i", Spanish form of Pius)
Prudencio
Paciano (Peace)
Pacifico (calm, tranquil)
Palomo (dove)
Pazel ("God's gold)

melf1987 said...

Por Favor
Perth (city in Australia)
Paq Man / Pac Man
Pontiff
Policia (Police)
Primavera (spring)
Paxton
Padrino (godfather)
Pacino

- Mel Boynes (Australia)

Martha Bechtel said...

Just because I am addicted to naming small horses silly things...

Pianoforte (combination of opposite musical terms meaning to play softly and them immediately after loudly, also a type of harpsicord)

Anonymous said...

Podrido meaning bad.

Linda Simmerling

Sarah Whelehan said...

Papacito - since this guy is smoking I suggest and it means one sexy hot man!

Puller said...

Placido

Puller said...

Placido

Alia said...

Presagio - harbinger of things to come
Penacho - panache
Precioso - precious
Peñascoso - rocky
Peligroso- dangerous
Pasajero - passing

Rosemary M. said...

For a "P" name on the Andy I thought of "Peridoso" after the green gem Peridot! Like diamonds it is found deeper in the earth about 20-55 miles into the mantle way below the crust and brought up by tetonic/ volcanic activity and only comes in green.

Anonymous said...

Pablo

Gea Bakker

Tracy Eilers said...

Prince of Prance ;)

Jordan B said...

Here's Another! Persian, just kind of popped into my head lol

Anonymous said...

How does "Pretorian" sound to you?. He needs a strong powerful name. I'd love to have him.

Anonymous said...

Hi again, I forgot to add "Plebian" to my "Pretorian" name. Kim Siegfried

Ramie said...

Everything about him is awesome, but that upward slash of mane captures my imagination - it's like flame!

SO - Pyrokinesis! The controlled fire. <3

allwrappedup200 said...

Peridot also is found in meteorites, microslides of the stones are like stained glass windows.
to add to Rosemary M. explanation for the name peridoso

allwrappedup200 said...

tiny little dude in Spanish:
pequeño hombrecito
pequeño ciudadano diminuto
pequeño tio

DrSteggy said...

Palindrome
Patronus

allwrappedup200 said...

Persuasion

allwrappedup200 said...

persuasión pacífica
"peaceful persuasion" in Spanish

Anonymous said...

Pyrrho (after the Philosopher)

Lindsay M

Anonymous said...

Pyrrho (after the Philosopher)

Lindsay M

Kristyn W said...

Parnassus

Jordan B said...

Maybe Pyrotechnics? You know like fireworks and stuff like that because he's like a little explosion of spirit!

PozziToons said...

Or Pyromaniac ;)
~C.Riley
facebook.com/artbycriley

Jordan B said...

And maybe Pyrite

timaru star ii said...

No one has yet recognized the vowel 'u.'
Pluto,
which is tiny -- it's way out there.


I'm voting for others:
Parle
Pi
And for variations they have inspired:
Penuche
Paxti (brother to Maxixe)

Cynthia Wyatt said...

Popcorn!
Peony!

Anonymous said...

I've got it!

PLACEBO

LOL

Beth P
King NC

Vicky said...

Paco
Papu
Piccolo
Pol
Perseus
Proton

allwrappedup200 said...

P.R.E. Approved
P.R.E. Destined
P.R.E.quel
P.R.E.cede
P.R.E.cious
P.R.E.cisely
P.R.E.clude
P.R.E.cocius
P.R.E.sage
P.R.E.sentient
P.R.E.sidio (a fortress)
P.R.E.vail
Prefencia de paso
P.R.E.lude
P.R.E.nez (Spanish and French means take)

Or you could use the word without the P.R.E. and just use pre...

windwalker175 said...

Phaeton's Glory

TiMe said...

Power
Power In Motion
Patience
Pilgrim

Morgen said...

I'm still totally undecided. :D I've now got a list of 5 "finalists" and am still open to more suggestions. I'm sorta surprised that some haven't been said, like (it's out but "Picante!"... lol!). Anyhow, still hemming and hawing over here. So many I want to comment about but it wouldn't be fair. I couldn't possibly comment on them all!! Still, I'm just AMAZED at all these great name ideas. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Pendulo - pendulum
Picante - hot/spicy
Pintor - painter
Ponderoso - powerful
Preciado - treasured
Precioso - valuable

Daria P. Dianosaur

Anonymous said...

Propano - propane

Daria P. Dianosaur

Jordan B said...

Do you like Precaution?

Lauren Davis said...

Paladin - They are warriors of the lance.


--Lauren Davis

Onekindacowboy said...

Presencia...T Rogers

Metalfish said...

Poki
Pojot
Pesttanz
Padogos
Pezbark

Somebody says "Pierogi", but it's a kid od Polish dish, you can find in google :P

Sara Skiles said...

Paprika
Pax
Prelude
Pardon Me
Particular
Paragon
Panacea
Padre
Paisley
Panache
Panoramic
Parvenu
Passionata

Jaime Baker said...


Pertinent
Pertinente
Pasmado
Parlero
Perdido
Pestanear
Presentir
Pulsar

Natalie Kilpatrick said...

Phiero
Phoenix
Ponderosa
Primavera
Pomona

MacKenzie said...

How about:
Percival
Plato
Parmenides - another greek philosopher
Pascual
Paulo
Pietas - spanish for mercy, piety
Preston
Passereau
Pesenti

ok I should stop now. I could find a ton more, but I think Passereau and Pesenti (baroque composers) are my favourite!

Kristen said...

Persnickety
Perfeccionista

Julie said...

Passion
Pompador
Plato
Phorte (forte)
Phantom Dancer

Kate Williams said...

Pasticcio
Pastitsio

Anonymous said...

Little Elvita
elvita Spanish for truth

Christine lewis

lifeishorsesarelove said...

Plamen - "Firey One"

Kaitlin Lewington

The Goat Whisperer said...

Parthus

-Epona142

Jordan B said...

I've got another, Pocket rocket!

Z. Cairn said...

Ptolemy
Pistol Pete
Peking

Picklebug!

Jennifer Godowsky

Rachel Mitchell said...

Payson
Peyton
Princeton
Pikachu
Peek A Boo

Cheryl Bellucci said...

Precipitous was the first thing that came to mind.

TiMe said...

Peregrine

Erin Corbett said...

Prancemaster 5000
PranceyPranceMan
Prancimus Maximus
PrettyPonyPrancer

It will be a *travesty* if you don't take advantage of the P-name having Prance in it!!

DooWiki said...

Palatine

or

Pizarro

Val Hill said...

OK, going to try my luck....

I don't THINK any of these have been suggested yet....

Padawan -sorry I'm a geek ;)

Poblano -type of pepper

Penibaetic / Penibetico (Sp) -mountain range in Andalusia

and my favorite....

Paquirri -nickname of famous bullfighter Francisco Rivera Perez

Thanks for considering my suggestions. Hope you find the perfect name. -Val (chopstix on Blab)

Dragon Ridge Studios said...

Pike
Pietro
Peal
Petros
Pace
Palaver
Pannikin

Anonymous said...

Rowan Campbell (Krazee4Breyers on Blab)

Prissom
Podytiss
Passco
Paytonage
Paladon
Pandessco

Jaime Baker said...


Phineas
Pariah
Phoxy
Po' Mans Blues
Pardon Mio
Payup

And just because...

Party Pooper
Party Pirate
Puddlebutt

Sherrill Koontz said...

Promenado cause he looks like he's promenading or struttin' his stuff.


Sherrill Koontz said...

Peccadillo or small sin especially sexual misconduct like an affair or hookup

Sherrill Koontz said...

Poppycock

and that's my final answer

landin said...

Pompeii,

landin said...

Paradox!

Jordan B said...

"Pína colada" maybe?

Rebecca Turner said...

ok I dont think anyone has come up with this one yet, how about Peanut! lol I'd call him that. can't come up with anything spanish but I kinda like peanut for a barn name ya know.. lol
Becky Turner

Jordan B said...

Ooh I have a few more!

Poker Face
Providence
Provider
Protector

Lindsey Jaggers said...

Pilar de Luz (Pillar of light)
Pacificacion
Pauli
Petra
Pinet
Pizzaro or Pizzara

Elizabeth said...

Pitter Patter (of little feet) :-)

jff0610 said...

Pimentero

Padrino

Pánico

Patrocindaor

bsummrz1 said...

Pino (pronounced like PIE-no) I knew a horse years ago with this name. :)

Andrea said...

Hi,
How about "PRADO"? Meaning a public walk in Madrid or meadow.
-Andrea Smith

Andrea said...

Hi,
I also have Phineas pr Pinchazo??
-Andrea Smith

Andrea said...

Ok one more,
Pistolero - meaning gunman :)
-Andrea Smith

Diana said...

Pinball Wizard

Pam Pramuka said...

Paniolo - Hawaiian for "Spanish"

Anonymous said...

Okay I'll give it one more try. Looked through all the names and did not see this one.

Pandemic

Marla P.

Anonymous said...

Polaris
Pride
(The) Pied Piper

Madelaine Kurzer/hh-harley (on Blab)

Layla said...

I've been marinating over other name ideas for this guy, and could almost see him as Prius because of his compact size and high energy movement. But then my first idea keeps creeping back and I still favor Palladio. Haha!

Yet I don't think I would've realized there were so many names that started with a P! I think this blog post is going to become a good source for many hobbyists.

Layla
Quantum Horse Ranch Studio

Heather Bochonok said...

How about "Persnickety"?

Devon Comstock said...

Prince
Piccasso
Popcorn
Precious (as My Precious!)

Here's a link to spanish baby names:
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/spanish-baby-names/browse/p

Kristyn W said...

Pomp and Circumstance. ;)

Sherrill Koontz said...

Can you take a few more?

Pacalolo

Paparazzi

Pavarotti

Pyewackitt

Pan

Anonymous said...

Poppycock comes to mind.
Its a yummy mix of caramel popcorn and nuts and this little guys just wants to ix things up!

Linda Carrier said...

Opps this is the first time I've left a comment Poppycock was my thought!

Worldteamdog said...

Panache

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panache

Amanda Brock said...

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=vote+for++pedro&qpvt=vote+for++pedro&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=93631C1F268B886E68B4798DC402EE877CBE8853&selectedIndex=2

Vote for Pedro! :D

Jordan B said...

Pixel maybe? You know cause he's so small!

Morgen said...

Wow Jordan, I immediately LOVED "Pixel". I need to take a few days to let it sit in my mind but that might be the one!!! :D I was hoping for something that really grabbed me like this! YAY!

Pixel... Pixel, Pixel.. Pixel (and then people could have name variations off of it too!) :D

Unknown said...

Patricio - noble

Unknown said...

Patricio - noble

Jennifer Winkie said...

patronius - rock/stone
Peppi - Everlasting
Potato - *le shrug* :)
Primer rabia - prime rage
Poderosa zancada - powerful stride
poderosa
Phat
Pacificus - peacemaker
Pantheras
Paramonos - endurancy, sonstancy
Phrixus - ripple, shiver
Pippin
Phil
Phancy Feet

Leslie Hughes said...

practically perfect.

Leslie Hughes

mojotwist said...

palfrey: riding horse, especially one for a lady
Panglossian: overly optimistic
panzoism: belief that humans and animals share vital life energy
paraesthesia: tingling sensation on the skin
pennaceous: featherlike

mojotwist said...

palfrey: riding horse, especially one for a lady
Panglossian: overly optimistic
panzoism: belief that humans and animals share vital life energy
paraesthesia: tingling sensation on the skin
pennaceous: featherlike

Anonymous said...

Spanish name ideas ...

Sancho Panza, Don Quixote's sidekick
Prieto is a popular Spanish guitarist
Pachua "free"

from Mary Hirsch

mojotwist said...

pinion: wing; last joint of a wing; outermost flight feather
Playful Presence: he's got a presence to him, he's playful yet graceful
Painted Wind: he looks like he should be floating
Pantomime: He's mimicking the course of the wind in a show offish, extravagant display of beauty.

mojotwist said...

Pabel: little one
Paaveli: little one
Putta: small baby
Prem: love and affection

Liz Gower said...

Places in Spain/Portugal:
Pontevedra
Puertollano
Pacheco
Pueblo
Pombal

Spanish Words:
Postre (dessert)
Patrimonio (heritage)
Pavoreal (technically, pavo real, meaning peacock)
Peligro (danger)
Procaz (cheeky)

Anonymous said...

Might be a bit late, but here's some suggestions anyway!
Peleus
Petzi
Phaon
Phenomenon
Pilot
Pippi
Poe
Polka
Preacher
Prize (he is going to be one!)
Psyce
Puzzle

-Lisa Winkworth

Morgen said...

***WE HAVE A WINNER****

Sorry Lisa, and everyone else! I guess I only told the yahoogroup and email signup group... the name I picked was "PIXEL"!!! I just love it for so many reasons.

THANK YOU SOOOO SOOO MUCH GANG for all these really great ideas. My list of possibles was well over 10 items that I mulled around for a few weeks I think... I was really undecided until Pixel was suggested by someone here. Anyhow, it was such a help. I really may have to do this again! :D