Good work everyone! We have received lots of wonderful suggestions for this lovable horse over the past month. We wish every one of you could win! However, if we allowed that we would end up with a name like:
I hope you can see how hard that name would be on everyone at the ranch! To avoid certain tongue twisting, and mind bewilderment, we chose three names that caught our eye, heart, mind, or a combination of all the above.
So now, without further ado: please cast your vote(s) in the comment box below (you may need to click on the “Read More” button to get there) and help us decide between:
- Bartimaeus (probably shortened to Blind Bart, or Bart)
This is the name of a blind man in Mark 10:46-52. Bartimaeus was sitting by the roadside as Jesus was going by. He begged Jesus to heal him, and Jesus did so, saying, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.”
- Eli – “entrusted to care for”
Eli is the name of an old priest in 1 Samuel. 1 Samuel 3:2 mentions that Samuel cared for him in his old age when his eyes were “almost blind.” Eli was a faithful servant of God who raised Samuel – one of the greatest prophets of the old testament. We also like the meaning of this name.
This name comes from Philippians 4:13, ” I am Able to do all things through Him who gives me strength.” We thought this name and verse applied very well to the ranch, and particularly to this horse.
*Please remember that each family member can cast one (and only one) vote for their favorite name. Voting is anonymous – please don’t put names. For example: Say I am a household of 5 people (no pets voting please!). I would simply post in the comment box below and say: Five votes for “Eli” – or Three votes for “Bartimaeus,” two votes for “Able.” Please be honest when you vote. Only enter as many votes as your family is qualified to make.
We look forward to announcing the winning name at the beginning of next week. Thank you for all your help!