Her Registered name is Light Affire, and her barn name when I picked her up was JoJo (made me want to stop by the deli). I knew instantly I wanted to change her name...it just didn't fit or flow when you said it.
So at first I was trying so hard to come up with something related to Fire. Cinder was very high on my list...actually it was her name for about a week...but it just didn't stick.
I tried all sorts of names but most fire related names are pretty masculine. Smokey, Coal you know all of the usuals..and I tried to get creative but it just wasn't working for me.
So one day at Publish Postthe barn while we were working on using a lead she was being especially clumsy and I used a quote my Mom used to say to me when she tripped over her own feet for the umpteenth time..."Way to Go Grace" and it was like a light bulb went off. Gracie was born...it fit her then and it will fit her when she grows up and is full of Grace. Elegant and Feminine...that is my Grace...
How did your pony's get their names..did you change a name...did you stick to their given names? I'd love to hear how you choose the names of your horses.