I love blog hops. I think I say that every week. But it really makes me feel connected to the community, even though I’m still a noob ❤
I think I’m going to buck the trend here: Robbye doesn’t really have that many names.
When I met her, her name was Mae:
Before I even met decided to buy her, I knew I wanted her barn name to be Robbie. I decided to spell it Robbye to match with my name. Dork alert!
Because all of my animals need middle names, and because I knew Robbye’s previous owner really loved her, Robbye’s “full” barn name is Robbye Mae. Of course her name gets shortened to Rob, too. But still, those are really her only barn names: Robbye, Robbye Mae, and Rob.
I really struggled to make a show name for Robbye. I knew I wanted it to match her barn name, I knew I wanted it to be “dressagey”, and I knew I wanted it to be nerdy or academic of some kind. But I couldn’t come up with anything. Finally, I posted on reddit asking for suggestions, and the top suggestion was Robigo, which is the (feminine version of the) Roman god of wheat rust.
Another dork alert!
The name was perfect and I knew it immediately. The fact that the name includes her barn name and is a sophisticated, short, “dressagey” name would have been enough. But to add to the reasons, Robbye’s coat is a gorgeous reddish rust color – and the roman goddess of wheat rust, of all things, is perfectly nerdy and unexpected.