Prince or Bobby? Foal names flood in

NAMES for a newly born Suffolk Punch foal have been flooding into The Evening Star office following the launch of our competition.The foal's owner, Ipswich farmer Tom Walne, is looking for suggestions for a name and will decide which best suits his latest rare breed horse.

Naomi Cassidy

NAMES for a newly born Suffolk Punch foal have been flooding into The Evening Star office following the launch of our competition.

The foal's owner, Ipswich farmer Tom Walne, is looking for suggestions for a name and will decide which best suits his latest rare breed horse.

Last month Whitton Daisy gave birth to the foal, which is believed to be the fourth foal of its kind to be born in the UK so far this year.

There are several similar suggestions for names like Tom, after his owner, and Sir Bobby, after Sir Bobby Robson. Other ideas include Sparky, Whitton Star, Breeze, Bertie and Nettles.

Jodie Retter, of Kingsgate Drive, Ipswich, suggested “Primrose” or “Snowdrop” as he was born in the Spring. Mrs Becker, of Shenstone Drive, Ipswich, wrote to the Star with her memories of riding on a Suffolk Punch horse when she was a young girl.

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She said: “My favourite was a grand horse with a lovely nature. I still remember his name, which I think would suit this special one, Prince.”

Any names, from serious to wacky, will be considered, so get your thinking caps on and send an entry in.

If you have got a good idea for a name, write to: Name The Foal, Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

The new name will be announced in The Evening Star and the person behind the winning entry will get a chance to meet the new horse.

Have you got a special reason for wanting to name the horse? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk