Coming up on the outside: More honorable-mention foal names from Style Invitational Week 863

Saturday, May 1, 2010

As clever as each of these combinations of "parents" is in itself, it's especially fun to see how a single horse name can be "bred" to a series of others to produce a set of variations on a theme. So take a look at the Empress's comments on the results of Week 863 in the online discussion group The Style Conversational, and you can see a six puns on "We the People," a half-dozen on "Ode to Joy," and even a string of entries that all happened to feature the word "copse." -- The E

Note: Both the real horse names and the "foal" names -- but not two real names -- may be combined for the Week 867 contest.

Alcindor x Backtalk = Lew's Lips (Peter Ostrander, Rockville)

Aspire x Fenway Faithful = Hope Diamond (Mae Scanlan, Washington)

Backtalk x Wow Wow Wow = woW woW woW (Jeff Contompasis, Ashburn; Trevor Kerr, Chesapeake, Va., a First Offender)

Blind Luck x Saw Perfection = Braille Centerfold (Craig Dykstra, Centreville)

Down With Dixie x Interactif = Soixante-Neuf (Harvey Smith, McLean)

Beethoven x Chief Counsel = Take the Fifth (John Winant, Arlington; Beryl Benderly, Washington)

Beethoven x A Little Warm = Moonlight Arsonata (Mark Hagenau, Derry, N.H.)

Beethoven x Get a Grip = Ode to Joystick (Paul Kocak, Syracuse, N.Y.)

Biloxi x Boisterous = MississippiBurping (Dave Zarrow, Reston)

Bravo Whiskey x Thousand Excuses = Jack Denials (Larry Yungk, Arlington)

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