Saturday, 11 April 2009

A Little Help Please... Baby Names..


As you all know by now we are awaiting the arrival of our first Miniature Shetland Foal of the season. We are expecting at least 7..Now I have a bit of a dilemma! The boys want to name the foals after the Greek Gods and Goddesses. Our prefix name is Hericus, which is Harry's name in Latin. Now to keep a track of what year we are on, we started with the letter "A", so had foals with the names of Apollo, Aphrodite and Archimedes.
This year we are on the letter "B", so need names beginning "B", but I'm having a really hard job finding any names. The only one I've been able to find is Bacchus.
So do any of you out there, know of any others beginning with "B"?..... Or any Latin names beginning with "B"?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The picture is of Hericus Athena our very first foal..

19 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Oooo! How exciting!
Brigantia
Bellona
Bona Dea
Bacchus (as you said)
These are off the top of my head. I'll put some thought into it and see what comes up. I think next year's C will be easier...

hannajaleijona said...

What a cutie! I believe Baucis was a wife of somebody, Bellona was a goddess of war, Briareus was a son of Uranus, Boreas is north wind, Briseis might be somebody too and Bosphorus actually a water-way, but a name anyhow... Sorry if some misspelling occured.

Caseymini said...

Debbie, the one name that popped into my head as soon as I heard you say Greek and horse together was Bucephalus. That was the name of Alexander the Great's horse. I kind of like the idea of naming a tiny horse Bucephalus.....It means "Great Horse!"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucephalus

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

How about B.A Baracus... LOL. Not sure how you spell that but only joking... lol.
Hmmmm.... names startung with b.
Barnaby, Barney, Brute, Benjamin, Brucey, Bernie, Bernadette, Bertrum, Bertie, Basil (brush... lol), Baylen, Beau, Bellamy, Benecio, Benji, Bentleigh, Bellinus, Berrin, Blain, Blaze, Bliss, Burnell, Bathilda, Bonnie, Briony, Burtha, Brooke, Belinda.
Can't think of others. Maybe my names are no good.
Here is some Latin names.
Bacchus, Balaza, Balibo, Balen, Balbinus, Balbo, Baline, Balbi.

Sassy Mini Dolls said...

Boreas - god of the Northern Wind

Briareus - a Giant

Greek heroes

Greek hero Bellerophon. He was the son of the Greek god Poseidon. His mother was either Eurynome or Eurymede, and her husband, king Glaucus, was his earthly father.

Briareus

Jean Day said...

Beta, it is Greek though.

Vicky Guile said...

the very best of luck with the foals Debbie! The only B-god that I can think of is Brizo - the goddess who protects sailors.

Vicky x

MiniKat said...

Bellerophon is the half mortal son of Poseidon.

As far as Latin/Roman mythology goes:

Bona Dea - the good goddess

Bacchus - Roman version of Dionysus

Bellona - goddess of war

Baccha - female worshipper of Bacchus

basilicus - means royal or princely; spelling it basilica or basilicae can make the word feminine

bellicus - means warlike; where Bellona's name originated- gives you a masculine option

beryllus - Ltin for beryl, a gemstone; spell as berylla for female

bonus (m) or bona (f) - good

Boreas - the northwind, which is a male persona

Britanni - this one should be obvious.. the Britains, Britanicus makes it male and singular

Bromius - a surname of Bacchus

Bruma - feminine, mneas winter solstice

Brutus - historical

bucca (f) or bucco (m) - the cheek when puffed outward... like saying "a mouthful"

bucolica is a neuter word meaning pastoral poem...

bulla (f) - a round swelling, which in water means "bubble"
-also bulla aurea is "golden ornament" or amulet

Buleuterion - is the name of the meeting place for a Greek council


I hope this helps! I studied Latin for three years, but I never had the chance to learn Ancient Greek.

linsminis said...

Tee Hee Debbie....what about Beelzebub!!!! Sorry...blame the 2 glasses of wine that I've consumed!! :-))

Pepper Anny aka Sabine said...

Maybe these will be helpful


Bailey
Balthazar
Bao
Boomba
Beetle


and for little girls ;o)
Bathia
Belana
Belladonna
Bitja
Blossom
Bumblebee

rosanna said...

I cannot enter in this contest, you already have too many names. The foal is wonderful, so cute and sweet. I love him. Best wishes to him and mum alike.

Josje Veenenbos, said...

Ooo what a sweetie! And you're expecting 7 of those!
Well I think I have two more names for you:
Bia was the personification of force, daughter of Pallas and Styx,
and Brontes, a Cyclops, the son of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth).
Good luck with the foals!

Jayne said...

The few I've thought of have already been mentioned. But what a beautiful little baby!

Love Jayne xxxx

A. Wright said...

Bateia-The daughter of King Teucer
Battus-shepherd from Pylos

Bellerophon-the greatest hero and slayer of monsters

Belus-a mountain in Syria.

Briseus-She was first Achilles' prize of the Trojan war

Britomartis-sweet maiden

Busiris- mythical king of Egypt

Butes-Aphrodite's lover

I omitted the names of the less amicable characters.. cough..

kimsminiatures said...

Congrats Debbie. I love him. Mini hugs! How about Bertie? Bertie botts every flavor beans Lol

Debbie said...

Thank you so much Ladies. Keep them coming..

Chris V. said...

What an adorable baby! Wow, good luck with the Latin ha!

Happy Easter to you and your family too!

Karin F. said...

try this site:
http://www.babynamenetwork.com/baby_names/origins/Latin_baby_names.cfm

Karin
love your blog!

tarapiglet said...

Brizo - Protector of Mariners

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