Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Person Gives Their Dog A Human Name, Turns Out His Sister’s Boyfriend Is Named The Same And Family Drama Ensues
145points
20
Dogs, People1 year ago

Person Gives Their Dog A Human Name, Turns Out His Sister’s Boyfriend Is Named The Same And Family Drama Ensues

Jimmy Chew, Pup Tart, Chew-Barka. These are all the dog names, because… why not? And while many canine owners are clearly getting more creative with the ways to call their furry friends, some people opt for more traditional options like Buddy or Bella. The rest, they go with the name they genuinely like, and quite like naming a baby, they give their dog a human name.

One dog owner who always thought it was funny when dogs have human names named his doggo Brad. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, or a deal at all, to be honest, until their sister came over one day with her boyfriend. “Everything was all fine and good until he asked what my dog’s name was,” Brad’s owner wrote in the post on r/AITA.

As you suspect, the boyfriend turned out to be also named Brad, and this did not go down well. Read on for the full family drama below and make sure to share your thoughts on giving dogs human names, and whether humans should even feel resentful about it.

Image credits: PapaJonCenaSpriteMix

Image credits: PapaJonCenaSpriteMix

Image credits: PapaJonCenaSpriteMix

It’s no secret that just like anything in this world, pet names come in trends. Think of Bella, a name that topped the list of the most popular female dog and cat names for several years running, thanks to a heroine of the same name in the Twilight series. Or Simba, the classic name and one of the top male cat names ever that rose to fame with the release of The Lion King. Experts say that names influenced by pop culture can literally hit the charts overnight, so think of cats named Billie (Eilish) or Adele.

Giving your furry friend a human name is also nothing new. Many owners are now forgoing names like Fido and Bruiser and opting instead for common human versions that may be explained by a wish to make their pets even more a part of the family.

“Pet humanization—or anthropomorphism, as it’s scientifically known—is becoming common because owners are increasingly wanting to provide their pets with human-like products or experiences,” Charlotte Harper, co-founder of pet wellbeing specialist ITCHpet.com, explained.

Moreover, she added that “Giving them human names is us subconsciously drawing them ever closer into the family environment and treating them as children, which is obviously of great benefit to the pet, and for the family’s general wellbeing.”

But many pet owners feel totally fine with giving their furry friends human names, and others even liked sharing their names with animals

Image credits: LoneMapleStudio

Image credits: BBonushole

Image credits: jcampbell12905

And this is what others had to comment on the “Brad” matter

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
Laugh or not
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mother's cousin raises donkeys. We went to visit him when I was a teenager. He presented us some of his donkeys, one of them called Julie like my sister. I jokingly said I was miffed no donkey was named like me. So the next year, after birthing season, he called saying that he now had a donkey named Laure. And it made my day.

J.Norton
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Laugh or not: Right?!! I would be totally tickled if a cute donkey had "my" name.....

Load More Replies...
Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Human Brad is very childish to be upset. What does it matter if your dog has the same name, somebody somewhere probably has a rat or a crocodile named Brad too.

Monday
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People can be weird. I had a dog named Tessa in primary school and my English teacher was also named Tessa. She got all upset and offended when she learned my dog's name (some kind of pet essay, I don't remember) saying "You shouldn't name dogs after people". I responded with something along the lines of "oh, I thought Tessa was a dog name. My mom chose it". I didn't get in trouble but that teacher never did like me after that.

Load More Replies...
Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a battle of the Brads. Of course, human Brad has no chance.

Rana Naveed
Community Member
1 year ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it…GOOD LUCK.. ===))> 𝐖­𝐰­𝐰.𝐅­𝐮­𝐥­𝐰­𝐨­𝐫­𝐤.𝐂­𝐨­𝐦

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Laugh or not
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mother's cousin raises donkeys. We went to visit him when I was a teenager. He presented us some of his donkeys, one of them called Julie like my sister. I jokingly said I was miffed no donkey was named like me. So the next year, after birthing season, he called saying that he now had a donkey named Laure. And it made my day.

J.Norton
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Laugh or not: Right?!! I would be totally tickled if a cute donkey had "my" name.....

Load More Replies...
Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Human Brad is very childish to be upset. What does it matter if your dog has the same name, somebody somewhere probably has a rat or a crocodile named Brad too.

Monday
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People can be weird. I had a dog named Tessa in primary school and my English teacher was also named Tessa. She got all upset and offended when she learned my dog's name (some kind of pet essay, I don't remember) saying "You shouldn't name dogs after people". I responded with something along the lines of "oh, I thought Tessa was a dog name. My mom chose it". I didn't get in trouble but that teacher never did like me after that.

Load More Replies...
Michelle M
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a battle of the Brads. Of course, human Brad has no chance.

Rana Naveed
Community Member
1 year ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it…GOOD LUCK.. ===))> 𝐖­𝐰­𝐰.𝐅­𝐮­𝐥­𝐰­𝐨­𝐫­𝐤.𝐂­𝐨­𝐦

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda