When I get the option of choosing a name for any pet or horse, I wait for something memorable to happen in-game with the animal and derive a name from that. After the little bird quest in Entwash /cry, my hunter's steed became Fileg (meaning small bird in Sindarin.)
After a number of spectacular horse-breaking falls off of very low heights, my minni's steed's fragile knees were breaking so often I ran through names in my head... Ming Vase, Limoges, and a few other porcelain names. She finally ended up with Horselain
Still waiting for an event for my LM and RK to name their steeds!
I kind of had a theme going (as a hobbit who also has cooking as a craft) of naming all my horses after spices. So I named the warsteed "Clove." It seemed fitting since it a popular spice this time of year and it's kind of the color of that clove flavored gum. I might change it though. I just got my horse last night and I kind of came here to learn about them (just started playing the game again after a long break, so I have some catching up to do figuring out what's new).
Vilya's Ambassador of Happiness, Goodwill, and Fuzzy Kittens' and Somesuch!
My Champs horse is Horsa, and my hubbys RK horse is Hengest. I chose it because it was a suitably Rohirric name for a Dwarf to choose, but it is an actual historical name. These were two brothers of history/legend, who led the combined Saxon, Angle and Jute armies against Britain in the fifth century.
My Dwarf Tanks horse is Brazyk, a dwarven tongue in cheek reference to the store pricing of warsteed stuff.
Avair, which was the name of that Angmar chick before they took it from her and exiled her to Forochel, and it looks like she goes on to become a major NPC! Anyways, that USED to be her name, but I took it off of her, and gave it to my horse! And BTW, in the process I stripped the name given to my horse by the Rohan Lord and replaced it with hers.
I generally don't rename the horses since I move the icon to the corner of the screen and no one else can see the name anyway, but I did rename my Hunter's Warhorse last night to Pita....I'm sure several of you can guess what it means.
Mine is "Crazyhorse" because it made me feel like my Hunter was riding and shooting like an Indian. Seems like Pagebeck and I have a few things in common. We probably live close to each other since my "Channel 20" seems to be the same in Florida.
I just love riding wild across the fields of Rohan. Soon, those fields may be expanded with Helm's Deep.
Named mine Longshadow. The name for the bridle switches rom Suzuki to Morroch which mean Black Horse in elvish.
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