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Name that Race Horse: Friday Fun for Lawyers and Law Librarians


What would you name a race horse, assuming the name would have to be a law-related, lawyer, or law librarian, or librarian name?

I learned recently that I have a relative who has to name race horses – lots of horses. I used to think it would fun to name a horse, but it’s not that much fun at all if you have to come up with a dozen or more names every time the stable gives birth, so to speak. (There are quite a few collective nouns for horses.)

There are horse naming rules (and more rules) but there are also fun horse-naming tips. Use your favorite search engine and try these searches: rules horse names or naming horses

Or, you can open up any Law Dictionary, Legal Encyclopedia, or Procedure treatise and find your favorite ….

So, what would you name your horse? I’ll pass along your suggestions – and maybe pick you a winner!

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15 responses to “Name that Race Horse: Friday Fun for Lawyers and Law Librarians”

  1. I'd like to see a Stan Freeberg fan with $$$ name a horse “Dust Along The Rail” or “Sniffles by a Nose”.
    Before looking at the rules, I thought the restriction was by the number of sylables.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think Adverse Possession would be a nice name. Or how about Boundary Line?


  3. Motion in limine or Pocket Parts.

  4. Sally Waters says:

    I think Man 'o Law; Speedy Trial; Swift Justice; or, going for the totally silly, Law of the Seabiscuit.


  5. Anonymous says:

    Rex Judicata!

  6. M. Eggert says:

    Res ipsa or res ipsa loquitour would SOUND as if the horse were fast (I like the Speedy Trial above).
    While it could perpetuate a stereotype, I'd love to hear an announcer calling a race with a horse named “Shhhh?”
    If your relative could name two foals from the same year how about Westlaw & Lexis or FastCase (nice speedy name) & Casemaker and get the respective services take their competition to the track?

    • Anonymous says:

      FastCase and CaseMaker are both great names. I'll ask, but I think both are trademarked and I'm pretty sure that takes them off the list.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Malicious Prosecution

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thorough Briefing.
    Disparate Impact.
    Quick Claim (you know, what all the pro ses call Quit Claim deeds)
    Actual Harm

    Boy, you could really have fun with this!

    • Anonymous says:

      re quick claims: and we know they are anything but!

      But it reminds me of one of those “I thought you said you were a x” librarian names. A friend said someone thought she said she was a LollyBrain, not a law librarian. Another friend said she was misheard to say she was a “barbarian,” which might not be too far from the truth – LOL!


  9. Anonymous says:

    Legal-Ease is a sure bet.

  10. Laura says:

    These might not have been added to the list yet from people who emailed the listserve or me directly:

    Inflationary Cancellation
    Empty Stacks
    Loveless Legislator
    Ipse Dixit
    Quo Warranto
    Summary Judgment
    quare clausum fregit (or fugit)
    Objection Sustained
    Motion to Strike
    Not Superseded
    Good Law
    Former Precedent


  11. Anonymous says:

    I demand 'Writ of Mandate'.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Okay, now that I've conferred with my client I'm withdrawing my 'Writ of Mandate' and filing for 'Summary Judgment'; it's a real winner.

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