Blue was ten years old when I bought him, so obviously he already had his name. I would probably have chosen something more masculine, or maybe given him a human male name like George, or Mike. I am his third owner. Horses usually live into their 20's, and sometimes past thirty years of age. If Blue lives that long, I'll be 80. That would be nice, for the two of us to grow old together.
He is a registered Missouri Foxtrotter and, like all registered animals, he has a long name made up of parts of the names of some of his more famous relatives. His sire was Boogie D's Midnight Rambler. His mother's name was Copper Suzanne. Both sides of his lineage show the most famous Foxtrotting sire I've heard of, Missouri Traveler.
Anyhow, my horse ended up with the name "Boogie Midnight Rythm Blues". I suppose they could have called him Boogie, but I'm glad they didn't. Sounds too much like booger. Blue's a good enough name, except when I have to explain why I call him that.
And now you know.
(Yes, I do sometimes kiss my horse.)