Icelandic Horse Names

Icelandic Horses against a blue sky

Icelandic horses

Please enjoy these Icelandic horse names!

Although I don't own an Icelandic Horse I can totally see the attraction: A tough, versatile, gaited horse, which comes in every color of the equine rainbow, and you don't have to find something to stand on to mount him if you dismount on the trail. (Can you tell I'm short?) I'm impressed with the tenacity with which owners maintain traditional names for their equine friends, though there are inherent difficulties with naming an animal in a language few, if any, speak where you live, not to mention one which uses a foreign alphabet. Here are some names to use for those of us who don't speak Icelandic, but still want to capture something of the poetry of Iceland, and its Viking heritage.

ARCTIC FOX
ARCTIC NIGHT
AURORA
BATTLE AXE
COLD COMFORT
DREAMSICLE
NEW FALLEN SNOW
FIRE AND ICE
FREEZER BURN
FULL SAIL
GLACIAL PACE
HOT SPRING
ICE PRINCESS
LONGSHIP RIDER
MAELSTROM
MARINER
MIDNIGHT SUN
NORSE GOD
NORSE LEGEND
NORTHERN EXPOSURE
NORTH STAR
OUT IN THE COLD
PIRATE PRINCE
POLARIS another name for the North Star
POPSICLE TOES
QUIET ERUPTION
RUNESTONE
SEA MONSTER
SEA STALLION
SHAPE SHIFTER
SILVER AXE
SNOW FLAKE
SPRING AT LAST
VIKING LORD
VIKINGS VALOR
VOLCANIC VELOCITY
WHITE SQUALL
WINDSONG
WINTERS CARESS
WINTERS EMBRACE

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Want to tryout some names in Icelandic? Follow this link to for translation help.


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