What Would Your Cowboy Name Be?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Would Your Cowboy Name Be?
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About This Quiz

Picture yourself saddling up the wagons and circling the team. See yourself taking the reigns, and hitting the dusty trail. Once you've gone on a wild west adventure with us, we'll be able to give you a name that matches your inner cattle-herding skills. When you picture yourself in spurs, do you see yourself as a Dusty, a Slim, or something else altogether?

Whether you've dreamed of being a cowboy since you were a kid or your day job is making you reconsider your career choices, this quiz will help. After you know your cowboy name, you will have something brand new to think about. It might fit you so well that you will head down to the courthouse and legally change your name. Then again, answering our questions about your cowboy qualifications may give you brand new respect for your cubicle. Either way, you'll have a lot of fun finding out!

Load up on some chili or a big ribeye before you begin. If you're eating like a cowboy, you'll answer like a cowboy. When you've finished, we will reveal the cowboy name you will want the world to call you. Which one will it be, little quiz taker?

How are your horse riding skills?
I rode a pony at a carnival once.
I am great with horses.
I love the merry-go-round.
I've never tried horseback riding.

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Do you own a pair of chaps?
I will after this quiz.
I have a pair - don't ask.
I would never wear chaps.
What on earth are chaps?

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Which style of cowboy hat do you like most?
Gus
Tom Mix
Derby
Gambler

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Which kind of horse would you ride as a cowboy?
Fresian
Arabian
Quarter horse
American paint horse

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Which farm animal do you fear most?
Pig
Cow
Donkey
Alpaca

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What kind of beans would you cook over the fire?
Refried beans
Black beans
Pinto beans
Green beans

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Do you have a dutch oven?
I've performed a dutch oven.
I do have one.
I have a regular oven.
I have a microwave.

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Which western US state interests you the most?
I would love to visit Montana.
Nevada is my kind of place.
I would like to see Nebraska.
I can see myself in Oklahoma.

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Would you rather be a bull rider or a rodeo clown?
I prefer sitting in the stands.
I would love to ride the bull.
I'm more of a rodeo clown.
I think I'll stick to my current job.

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Have you ever mucked out a stable?
I am sure that I haven't mucked anything.
I mucked stables as a child.
I guess I'll need to learn.
I've never been to a stable.

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Which cowboy movie is your favorite?
"The Magnificent Seven"
"High Noon"
"Brokeback Mountain"
"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

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Are you more like John Wayne or Clint Eastwood?
I'm a good mix of both.
I'm Clint Eastwood all the way.
I think I'm more John Wayne.
I'm too feminine to be either one.

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Are you a good shot?
I'm great with a basketball.
I have mad marksmanship skills.
I'm good at drinking shots.
I could use a few shooting lessons.

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What is your favorite part of camping?
I like being one with nature.
I like cooking over an open fire.
There are no favorite parts of camping.
I like spending time with people.

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Which cowboy song do you know more of?
"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
"Home on the Range"
"Space Cowboy"
"Should've Been a Cowboy"

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Are you physically fit?
I could go a few more laps.
I'm in great shape.
I'm in decent shape.
I'm more mentally fit than physically fit.

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Do you know how to groom a horse?
It can't be that hard.
I could groom a horse in my sleep.
I'm a quick study.
I thought horses groomed like cats.

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Which cut of steak do you prefer?
Ribeye
T-bone
Sirloin
Filet Mignon

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How would you look in a bolo tie?
I look better in bowties.
I can rock a bolo tie.
I prefer silk ties.
I've never heard of a bolo tie.

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Which animal would you prefer to ranch?
Bison
Cattle
Horses
Sheep

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What kind of dog would you want alongside your horse?
Labrador retriever
Bloodhound
Jack Russell
Newfoundland

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Which cowboy name would you prefer to be called?
Waddie
Cow Poke
Buckaroo
Vaquero

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Which famous cowboy is most interesting?
Billy the Kid
Montie Montana
Will Rogers
Slim Whitaker

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Which food is best cooked over an open fire?
Cornbread
Brisket
Pizza
S'mores

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What would you like most about being a cowboy?
I would like the prestige.
I would like getting away from society.
I would love working outdoors.
It's not my day job.

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Are you good with animals?
I'm better with humans.
I'm a regular Dr. Doolittle.
I'm good with small animals.
I'm still learning.

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What would be your farm job?
Cow milker
Vegetable waterer
Tractor driver
Market seller

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What would you take out on the trail with you?
Bug spray
Chapstick
Extra water
A smartphone

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Which quality do you share with cowboys?
I'm hard working.
I'm long and tall.
I am tough as nails.
I'm an animal whisperer.

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What cut of jeans do you wear?
Slim
Boot cut
Skinny
Relaxed

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