I guess maybe I was being a little uptight about it. I didn't feel that way but I guess others did. I did give in and let my daughter name her horse Elsa. My son decided this morning on Oliver for his colt. It will probably be another year or so before they can ride them, especially considering that I will be pregnant until February and I am limited in what training I can do. We all agreed before the foal was born that I would name her so I'm still thinking. My husband is not allowed to name anything, lol.
I've posted about this a few times but we recently took in three abandoned horses, one of which was pregnant and had her foal Saturday morning. My 3 year old son and 2 year old daughter have claimed the two yearlings for themselves. It may sound selfish but I want the horses to have names that I can live with. My 2 year old wanted to name her horse Elsa but I suggested a few other names and then really decided that I like Angel for her. I suggested a few times and finally she said she wanted to name her Angel. I'm still deciding on a name for the male and I told them that I am naming the foal.
I was talking about the process of naming them with a few coworkers and one of them got haughty and said I was a bad mom because I didn't just live with whatever name my child came up with. I just kind of rolled my eyes. This horse will likely be with her into adulthood. I think that she should have a good name that we can all live with, not a name picked out by a toddler because of a popular Disney movie. I don't necessarily have anything against the name but I don't like the idea of naming after movies. That always seems to happen when I let the kids help. The only animal I deliberately named after a TV character without suggestion from a child was Lucy, who was named while I was watching "I Love Lucy".
As for my son, he named a male lamb cupcake so I'm a little scared of what he comes up with but, if it's something I can't live with, I will try to encourage him to pick something else. So what do you think? Does that make me a bad mom?