Ullekalvs Esmerée

Äntligen har Lillan fått ett namn: Esmerée. Eftersom riddarspelen på Ekenäs var så nära födelsen fick det bli något som anknöt till riddare. Tyvärr är det ont om kända kvinnor vilket gjorde det svårare. Legenderna om riddarna kring runda bordet fick bli inspiration och några namn fanns: Guinevere gillar jag men har svårt art komma ihåg hur det uttalas, Isolde var ett direkt nej men Morgana… Fast, med lite eftertanke tycker jag det passar bättre till en svart häst. Så, lite mer sökande gav att i legenden “Le Bel Inconnu” finns en blond Esmerée – drottning av Wales. Enligt en internetkälla: “Kanske härlett från det gamla franska ordet esmer “att gilla, älska, respektera”.”

Finally the filly got a name: Esmerée. As the jousting games at Ekenäs were so close the knights became the theme. Sadly there are not many famous woman which made it harder. Arthur and his knights became the inspiration but first I only found Guinevere that I like but can’t remember and Isolde that wasn’t right. Morgan came up and yes – but after some thinking that would be suit a black horse better. More searching lead to the legend “Le Bel Inconnu” that had a blonde Esmerée in the story. Queen of Wales. There it got interesting – a silverblack horse is definitely blond.  According to one internet source: “Perhaps derived from Old French esmer “to like, love, respect”.”

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