Currently there are two different ways to name a foal. The BLM is not interested in the names of the Wild Horses and has not authorized any one organization, or person, to name the new foals. SWAT is responsible for creating a “BLM number” for the new foals. The BLM refers to the Wild Horses by that number. SWAT and Wild Horse Warriors, monitor the Wild Horses in Sand Wash Basin and report numbers to the BLM. Those numbers include deaths, number of Wild Horses known to be out of bounds in Sand Wash Basin, and the number of new foals born each year. According to the SWAT page, they turn their numbers in when requested by the BLM.
If you are the first to find a foal, you have two options for naming a foal. It is your choice which site you would like your foal name to appear in. All pages are currently working together and we will acknowledge the first name posted on any site.
1) Post a good photo to our page (please no cell pics of the back of your camera). If you would like to let us know about a new foal, you're welcome to send us a cell pic, but please follow up with a good photo that will help us with future IDing. Your photo will be used in our official foal album for the year. 2) Let us know what band and of course dam of the foal. If you don't know, please include photos of the band and dam. It helps us figure out who it is. 3) Gender if possible. 4) The name you wish to use. Please check the following page to make sure the name has not been used already. All current and past names cannot be used again.
Note that if you post on other pages, you will still need to post on this page as well. https://www.facebook.com/sandwashbasin/
You may also submit your photos to SWAT and if you are the first to find a new foal and send in a photo that can be used to ID the mare or band. You can name the foal.
Thanks to Nadja Rider for finding this list, updating it and sharing it with us. A list of all names currently being used or have been used in the past, so cannot be used again to name a horse in Sand Wash Basin. Please refer to this list if in doubt about a specific name. Thank you! Updated 4/13/18 A: Acacia, Ace, AJ, Alberta, Alexandria, Allie, Amarissa, Amber, Amore, Angie, Athena, Apache, Aponi, Arabella, Aragon, Arctic, Armani, Aroha, Arrow, Arroyo, Ash, Asha, Ashley, Aspen, Astro, Athena, Aura, Aurora, Autumn, Avatar, Avery, Avocet, Awinita,Ayita B: Bad Horse, Bailey, Bandera, Bandi, Bandy, Barbie, Barcus, Batman, Bean, Bear, Beau, Becca, Belle, Benson, Bernie Rose, Bettina, Bianka, Bindi, Bird, Blazer, Blessed Surprise, Bliss, Blizzard, Blondie, Blossom, Blue, Blue Moon, Blue Sky, Bobby, Bodacious, Bogie, Bolt, Bonita, Bonnie, Boomer, Boulette, Bow, Brandy, Brave, Brave Heart, Brayley, Breeze, Brennan, Britta, Bronze, Brownie, Buck, Buckie, Buddy, Bugs, Bunnie, Butch, Butte C: Caballero, Cachina, Caesar, Cahuilla, Cairo, Cajun Ghost, Calamity, Caldera, Callie, Calypso, Can Wakan, Capitano, Cappuchino, Captain Jack, Caramel, Carmelita, Carousel, Cary, Cash, Casino, Casper, Cassidy, Catarina, Cat Ballou, Catkuta, Catori, Cavalier, Cece, Cedar, Cedra, Centauro, Chance, Chante Olowan, Char, Charisma, Charm, Chaser, Checker, Chenoa, Cherish, Cherita, Cherokee, Cherry, Chert, Cheveyo, Chevy, Chewie, Cheyenne, Chickadee, Chickasaw, Chico, Chief, Chikala, Chinook, Chip, Chipato, Chipeta, Chippewa, Chiquita, Chrome, Chrysalis, Chrystal, Chutney, Ciara, Cicero, Cimmaron, Cinch, Clay, Cinder, Cinnamon, Cirrus, Cisco, Cj, Clyde, Co Star, Countess, Coal, Cobalt, Cody, Cognac, Colorado, Comanche, Comet, Copper, Copper Girl, Coral, Corazon, Corona, Corsandra, Cortez, Cortina, Cosima, Cosmo, Co-Star, Courage, Cowboy, Cowgirl, Craig, Crazy Horse, Cream Puff, Cresciente, Cricket, Crow, Cyclone, Cypress, Cyrus D: Daisy, Dakota, Dan, Dancer, Darcy, Dark Star, Dartanyan, Dash, Dasher, DaVinci, Davy, Dawn, Dazzle, Demi, Destiny, Diablo, Diamond, Dianka, Diego, Disco, Diva, Divine, Dolly, Dolor, Dorian, Doyle, Dragon, Dreamer, Drifter, Durango, Dusty E: Eagle, Ebony, Echo, Eclipse, Ed, Eleganza, El Cap, Ellie, Em, Ember, Encanto, Ester, Evita F: Faith, Fabio, Falcon, Fancy, Feather, Felicity, Femur, Fence Rider, Fireburst, Firestorm, Flame, Flare, Flash, Fleck, Flicky, Friday, Flirt, Floriano, Flynnigan, Foxy Little Feather, Frasier, Free Bird, Free Spirit, Freedom, Frisco, Frisky, Frosty, Fury G: Gaia, Gambler, Garnet, Gem, Gemini, Genie, Ghost, Ginger, Glimmer, Glory, Goblin, Godiva, Gold Bar, Goldie, Grace, Greasewood, Gretchen, Gucci, Gus, Gypsy H: Half Moon, Hally, Hank, Harlan, Harley, Harper, Hawk, Haze, Hazel, Heart Throb, Heather, Heidi, Hercules, Hiawatha, Hollywood, Holt, Honey, Honeyspice, Hoot, Hope, Hopscotch, Huckleberry, Hummer, Hurricane I: Indian Girl, Indian Rose, Indiana Jones, Inola, Irma, Isabelle, Isadora, Isis J: Jack Frost, Jackpot, Jaco, Jake, Jane, Jasmine, Jasper, Jess, Jester, Jet, Jetta, Jewel, Jib, Jigsaw, Jill, Jimmy Darksand, JJ, Joaquin, Joe, John Boy, Jolie, Jolly, Joy, Juniper K: Kaela, Kahlua, Kalypso, Kamaro, Kangee, Kanoa, Karma, Kashmir, Katrina, Kayak, Kayuni, Kekoa, Keno, Kenya, Kestrel, Kia, Kiki, Kiko, Kinstry, Kiowa, Kira, Kismet, Kite, Knight Rider, Kohana, Koi, Koiyah, Kokomo, Kolong, Kona, Kova, Kramer, Kratos, Kyra L: La Roux, Ladore, Lady, Lakota, Laramie, Lark, Latigo, Legacy, Lego, Lennon, Leotie, Levi, Lexi, Liberty, Lightfoot, Lightning, Lilka, Lilly, Little Eddie, Little Joe, Little Thunder, Lizzy, Loco, Lona, Lone Ranger, Lozania, Lucky, Luna, Luxor, M: MacKinley, Maddie, Madeleine, Madison, Maestro, Maggie, Magic, Magnum, Makani, Mandalay, Mango, Maralah, Mariah, Marty, Mateo, Matrix, May Day, Maybell, Mazama, Meadow Sweet, Meadowlark, Megan, Memory, Mercedes, Merida, Merle, Merlin, Merry, Mesa, Meteor, Mia, Mica, Midnight Blue, Mike, Milagro, Millie, Mimi, Mina, Mingo, Miracle, Maradi, Marina, Mississippi, Missy, Mister Kitty, Misty, Mocha, Moda, Mohawk, Monarch, Monet, Montezuma, Monti, Montie, Moon Dancer, Moonlight, MoonShadow, Moonshine, Morgan, Morning Dove, Morning Song, Motor, Mr. Bojangles, Mugsy, Mystery, Mystic, Mystic Wind N: Na'he, Nahmana, Nakita, Nakoma, Nakota, Nash, Nayeli, Nemo, Nick, Nikki, Nikon, Nimbus, Noble, Nomad, Nova O: O Sage, Oakley, Obsidian, Oda, Ohitika, Ohyehee, Omar, One Spirit, Onyx, Orfeo, Orgulloso, Orion, Ouray, Outlaw, Owl P: Pablina, Paintbrush, Paloma, Pan, Pandora, Paprika, Pascha, Patchouli, Pawnee, Payo, Paz, Peachy, Peanut, Pearl, Pepe, Persephone, Pete, Petunia, Phantom, Phoebe, Phoenix, Picasso, Pintado, Pinyon, Pipit, Pippa, PJ, Poker, Poly, Pompei, Poppy, Porter, Poseidon, Pottoka, Prancer, Primrose, Prince Q: Question, Quiver R: Rain, Raindance, Rainman, Rajun Cajun, Rambo, Ramona, Ranger, Ratchet, Raven, Rayne, Razor, Razzle, Rebel,M Red, Red Hawk, Refuge, Regal, Rendezvous, Renegade, Reno, Reyka, Reyna, Riddler, Rigel, Rio, Rita, River, Rivet, Robin, Rocket, Rockette, Rocky, Roller, Roly, Roo, Rooibos, Roosevelt, Roper, Rosebud, Rosie, Roulette, Rounder, Rowdy, Royal, Ruby, Rudi, Rumba S: Saffron, Sage, Sagewood, Sake, Salvatore, Samson, Sancho, Sand Painter, Sand Shadow, Sand Storm, SandTia, Sand Wash Sue, Sand Whip, Sandy, Sapphire, Saragon, Saratoga, Scamper, Scarlett, Scenic, Scotty, Scout, Seije, Sen, Serendipity, Shadow, Shady, Shakti, Shane, Shappa, Shatzie, Shelby, Sherik, Shikoba, Shiloh, Shimmer, Shiraz, Shiva, Shock Top, Shooter, Shoshoni, Shotgun, Show Girl, Sienna, Silverado, Simba, Sioux, Sir Duke, Ska Wakan, Skip, Skipper, Sky King, Skye, Slate, Smoky, Snip, Snow, Snowman, Socks, Sofauro, Sofia, Sokanon, Solaris, Solitaire, Solstice, So-Rel, Sparkle, Sparrow, Spice, Spirit, Spirit Dancer, Splash, Spook, Spotlight, Spring, Sprite, Spruce, Spyder, Star, Stardust, Stargazer, Steamer, Sterling, Stomper, Storm, Stormie, Straight Arrow, Streaker, Strider, Stryker, Sugar, Sugar Babe, Sun Spot, Sunbeam, Sundance, Sundown, Sunka Wakan, Sunni, Sunshine, Surma, Sydney T: Tag, Takoda, Talia, Tallahatchi, Tamaya, Tango, Tara, Targaryen, Tashka, Tashunka, Tavi, Taska, Teak, Tebow, Tecate, Tecomseh, Tejas, Tempest, Terora, Theo, Thor, Thunder, Thunderbird, Tia, Tierra, Tiffany, Tiger, Tikki, Tiponi, Titanic, Titanium, Tokio, Tomahawk, Tonka, Tonto,Topanos, Topaz, Tornado, Tracer, Traveler, Trazy, Treasure, Trigger, Tripod, Triumph, Trojan, Trooper, Trueblood, Tucker, Tulip, Tumble, Tuscalia, Tuscarora, Tuskani, Twiggy, Twilight, Twinklestar, Twister, Twitch, Twitchie, U: Uintah V: Van Gogh, Vanilla Ice, Vegas, Velvet, Velveteen, Venus, Vermillion, Vesuvius, Viaje, Viggo, Vinny, Violet, Vivian, Vodka, Vogue, Volcano, Voodoo, Vortex, W: Wanda, Wanda Walker, War Horse, Warrior, Watson, Waylon, Whirlwind, Whiskey, Whisp, White Out, White Sage, Wish, Wi Wakan, Wildflower, Wild Heart, Wild Kid, Wild Nite, Wild One, Wild Rose, Wild Soul, Wild Spirit, Wild Star, Wild Wind, Wild Wood, Wildfire, Willie Nelson, Willow, Winchester, Windwalker, Windtalker, Windsong, Windy, Wizard, Woody, Wrangler, Wren Y: Yahtzee, Yampatika, Yarrow, Yellow Cat, Yellow Man, Yoda, Yukon Z: Zander, Zenobia, Zephyr, Zephyrus, Zeppelin, Zeus, Ziggy, Zion, Zoey, Zorro The following blog was used as a reference and to start this list. http://horsenames-dreampacker.blogspot.com/...