We all love our furry friends, and an important part of having one is naming them!

#1

Cat. It’s functional, accurate, and not like he responds to it anyway.

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11 months ago

I will admit to also calling him kitten pants, fuzzy butt, Mr. mewzer, sir meows a lot, buddy, pal, hoss, a Very Good Boy and whatever else crosses my mind at the moment.

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#2

I named my cat Wednesday after Wednesday Adams because he is a black cat and is very grumpy.

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serge
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11 months ago

My otterhound Fifty. Our cat dragged a skeleton of a dog into the house. We closed the gate and went to work. When we got back the dog was gone. I started looking for it and promised some kids $20 if they found it. Sure enough they came back and told me where it was. I went over and saw the dog tied to a 1m chain with his own feces all over the place. I asked the owner of the house if it was his dog or if he had found it like I had done and if so if I could have it and take care of it. He said it was his dog and that he loved it and was not letting go of it. I said its starving. He countered with; that's because its a hunting dog, if you feed it they don't hunt. My blood boiled over and I left. Told my wife to go over and see if she could talk sense to this guy because I was on the verge of killing him. She came back with the dog. I asked how. She said that the love for his dog was worth $50. So there you go. This was in Costa Rica and we later moved to Peru all together.

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#3

My in-laws were adopted by a cat from up their street. They were told by neighbors that this cat was being left outside to eat rodents by its owner. This big black feline had other ideas - like a warm bed and laps to nap on. His new name became INOC (pronounced: eye-knock) which stood for It’s Not Our Cat. Best cat ever! He never wandered far from home.

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Pamela Scott
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11 months ago

The folks wanting him to catch rodents probably had the idea that if they fed INOC much he would get 'lazy". It is a dumb idea!!! Cats catch rodents to protect their territory not to eat them!

#4

My parakeet is named Ruth Bader Ginsbird for obvious reasons.

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Frisinator
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11 months ago

For the win!

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#5

I named my husky Loki because I love Norse mythology and am myself a Norse Pagan. Also, I love Marvel.
His name really fits his personality because he's always playing tricks on us. I call him The Dog of Mischief.

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Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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11 months ago

Fellow Husky owner! Hello!

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#6

Our Maine C-o-o-n cat is named Perry, after the Perry the Platypus character in the Disney cartoon series “Phineas and Ferb.” When we can’t find him, we obviously say “Hey, where’s Perry?” He tends to follow me around, which elicits “Ah, Perry the Platypus, how nice of you to join me.” Being a long haired cat, he sheds lots of fur, so we call them platypuffs. And when he uses his litter box, he deposits many platyp... well, you get the idea I’m sure.

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

That’s going on my list of potential cat names.

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#7

My beagle girl was going to be called Lola, but because of too much wine the night before I collected her, in the morning I was feeling a bit "fragile" and that became Fraggle and that's what I named her and it suits her because well, Fraggle rocks!!

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Sodium Lights
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11 months ago

When I last moved, we labelled boxes of breakables as "Fraggles". The movers were humming the theme song all day. :)

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#8

My black cat has two names. Her formal name is Michonne, after Michonne from the walking dead. That's because she is not declawed (and never will be even though she's destroyed some wallpaper) and has sharp murder mittens. Her other name is Peanut. Because she was a literally a starving 5 week old kitten who ran up and was eating the peanuts we threw off the front porch to feed the birds. This was a cold April night. We fed her two containers of wet food and took turns keeping her in our jackets to warm up while the other one finished smoking. She had a pink, very tight collar on that would have choked her slowly to death as she got bigger (that got cut off pretty quick). She came in with us that night (which made my other cat pretty mad). Next day she went to the vet to take care of fleas, ear mites and other assorted parasites. Later had her spayed. She is now a fat, super affectionate lap cat who will still actually eat a peanut if we happen to drop one.

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Petrified Pigeon
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11 months ago

Lovely story 💗💗💗. Thank you for saving that cats life

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#9

I named my furfriend Boo, because she's a black cat. But she's not scary in the least. She's a sweet shy girl >^..^

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

Love the name.

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#10

We got two rescue cats called Buffy and Willow.

Seven years later we rescued a kitten, so we had to call her Dawn. Very few people get it.

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2763MilesAway
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11 months ago

Yeah, I don't get it......

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#11

When we got a new kitty we offered our 7yr old a list of names to pick from. Kirby was on that list bc kitty has a very pink nose. We thought FOR SURE that she’d pick Kirby bc it was her favorite game. No. She picked Lupin. Not because of Harry Potter... which was why I chose to put the name in the list... but because “it sounds funny!” Two years later, daughter finally realizes there’s a Professor Lupin in Harry Potter, can’t believe the coincidence 😐

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Tina Hugh
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11 months ago

There’s also a very nutritious bean called lupins.

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#12

Petrushka, after the Stravinsky ballet wherein a puppet comes to life to woo a ballerina. He was the kitty love of my life and lived for 16-1/2 years. I still miss him.

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#13

I have a small herd of goats with musical names (Treble, Aria, Sonnet, Melody, ect). I had originally wanted to start a goat milk soap company called The Lyrical Goat Soap Company, but babies are required for goat milk and it turns out I have a really hard time selling my goat babies. So now I just have a bunch of interestingly named pet goats.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

I love this story!

#14

My cat stopped growing when she was 6 months old, so she's adorable. When you're adorable, you can get away with more, and when you can get way with more, you do more.
I named her Minerva because she gets on my nerves (mi-nerve-a).

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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11 months ago

Haha love it

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#15

Thor is my dog's name.
He's a golden/Basset/husky mix, low and long and 100% black. As a pup he looked like a loaf of pumpernickel and the name was a bit of a joke.
He grew into it, though. He's quiet, but when he does bark it turns heads. He's the biggest small dog you've ever met and the best good boi.

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#16

I wanted our third rescued special needs cat to be called ‘Rain’ but my husband said he was sick of hippy-dippy names and wanted something more butch. We finally decided on ‘Regen’ after my suggestion and it wasn’t until she’d been with us for a few weeks that someone told him that Regen is Dutch/German for rain....lol

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Good one!

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#17

I named my Poodle Noodles, because he looks like the cutest bowl of noodles!!!

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#18

Named my fat red capped oranda goldfish Macncheese because it was the last thing I ate at the time.

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Petrified Pigeon
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11 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

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#19

I named my cat Ringo because: he has rings around his body, he had rings (I think), and because of Ringo Starr.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Are you a drummer or a Beatles fan or both?

#20

I know I am a little late to this post, but here it goes.

We had an old, black cat named Doobie. He was a great and affectionate cat that I had had since I was born. Anyways, one day, a dog got into our house (friendly to kids, so we were safe). Then my cat went down the stairs. The dog, as we found out, didn't like cats. Our cat died later that day to wounds. We got a new cat a year ago and named him Dubbie, after Doobie.

**He is nowhere near as nice as Doobie was**

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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11 months ago

Aww. Poor kitty.

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#21

His name was FatManWalkin. He was a chonk and a half. My bestie, RIP

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11 months ago

Nothing makes me cry harder than loosing one of my animals, it just kills me. And I'm sure you know that too...

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#22

My two cute guinea pigs are named cookie and bickie by me because one of them is mildly brown and white just like a biscuit ( In our family we always say biscuit as bickie ) so I wanted to call him that and for the another one I wanted in matching to bickie so I named him cookie

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11 months ago

These are my pet guinea pigs :) COOKY-AND-...90fbf8.jpg COOKY-AND-BICKIE-5fe588c90fbf8.jpg

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#23

We had a chicken who could say her name: Barack.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

So good! This made me snort-laugh.

#24

I was adopting a Weiner dog and his name was Oscar. My last name happened to be Meyer, and I knew he was meant to be mine :) Oscar Meyer.

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#25

I have two cats (brothers) one is Milo and the other is marbles. My granddaughter named them. I wanted to call them Ronnie and Reggie as in the Kray twins. Oh well.

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

Oooh. I had Ronnie and Reggie too until Ronnie got run over. Then Reggie suffered the same fate a few years later.

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#26

I named one of my guinea pigs Toffee, because he is the colour of toffee, and I named my other guinea pig Ginger, because he is the colour of ginger hair.

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

I like that! When I was a kid, I had 2 pet mice. The black one was named "Tootsie" and the brown one was "Reese", after the candies :)

#27

My male Siamese fighter / Betta splendens didn't have a name because, you know, it's a fish. Apparently this isn't acceptable in my house.

He (and every fighter I've had since) got the name "Flappy F**ker". Apparently that isn't acceptable either...

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago (edited)

The name‘s a keeper even if the fish don’t last.

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#28

I named my ragdoll cat sumo because we all adore Japan, and, well, he's fat.

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#29

Bread Cat was a foster kitten and was always very scared so she used to sit on our laps and hide her face in the crook of our arms, making her look and feel like a little loaf of bread.

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Leslie K Von Dell
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11 months ago

Oh, that is so cute!

#30

I got a 7 oz, 6 week old calico kitten who was the product of a feral mother. We got her in October so the wife named her "Punkin" (Orange, Black, White... you get it!) Everyone started calling her "Punkie" or "Punks" until she grew into a 17 pound ball of loveable hell with a head the size of a grapefruit. This "queen" of the house was affectionately (and now officially) called "Miss Punx." She's huge and she's bad a**! Oh and a water cat to boot. (Yeah, she likes water... and bacon, and ham... )

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Did you know that calicos are nearly always female and that male calicos are nearly always deaf?

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#31

Dr. Sharkbody (After Dr. Chakrabarti on iZombie), Thumb-breaker Barnes (favorite iZombie episode), Gus (really called Mokey) & Tails (has no tail)

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

These are four different animals, or four names for one animal? What kind of animal is it?

#32

Snapdragon because I realized without knowing it my mom had started a tradition of naming female dogs after flowers. Her childhood dog was Rosy. Then we had Jasmine, next came Tulsi. Also, Snapdragons are my favorite flower.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

When I was a little girl I used to raid my neighbors’ yards and pick their snapdragon blossoms to suck the sweetness from the bottom. Even now, in my sixties, I find it fiendishly hard to resist.

#33

Many years ago, my sisters and I had a polydactyl cat. We named her "Twinkle Toes" because of her extra toes.
The cat I have now is named "Dixie." She was a stray but had a sophisticated "air." She reminded me of Julia Sugarbaker from "Designing Women" but didn't look like a Julia. I named her Dixie after Dixie Carter who played the role of Julia Sugarbaker.
Our dog is Darla. When we adopted, her name was Darlene. We live in a somewhat rural area but do have neighbors and I just couldn't see me on our back porch calling "Darlene! Darlene!" so she became Darla.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

I used to get called Twinkle Toes, but that’s because I was kinda klutzy as a teen.

#34

Nox and Athena

Spent three weeks in Athens, Greece in 2019 (will understand why I started with this). When Covid hit, I decided after 20 years of not having cats, that I wanted to adopt one. Found one that I loved the looks of online at the local shelter. Went down to see her, and she didn't want anything to do with me, however her brother, was begging me to take him home. So I did.

Athena was a name I had already picked out, but that didn't fit a male cat (a tuxedo at that) so after running the gauntlet of names a friend of mine in suggested Nox. Nyx is a Greek Goddess, Nox looks more manly but it is her Roman name - so my male cat has a female name :)

Since I didn't want to leave Nox alone when/if we went back to work at the office, I adopted a second cat. A female tabby, who automatically became Athena the moment I adopted her. (In hindsight, I should have gone with my gut and adopted Nox's sister the same day, but I wasn't sure if I was ready for two cats after not having any for so long). I wouldn't trade either of them for the world now.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Two cats means no feline loneliness, so good call.

#35

People ask us why we named our dog Kodo. We explain that we adopted him from the Humane Society and we kept the name he already had. We decided he didn't need a new name. :-)

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Meredith Gossland
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11 months ago

KODO means "heartbeat" in Japanese

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#36

I told my clerk I was going at lunch to see two kittens. She was already looking through lunch menus, so she asked was I going to name them for food. I said, "Like what, Cupcake and Muffin?" She said she was thinking more along the lines of fetu and chini or maybe spaghetti and meatballs. So I said if it was gonna be food, I'd stick to Cupcake and Muffin. And I did.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Those are great names! Are they boys or girls? And what nicknames do you call them?

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#37

Lorelei, a song by Cocteau Twins from 'Treasure'. I thought of this when me and my wife went to pick her up. But she does go by many, many other (nick)names.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

One of my favorite columnists of yesteryear used to write about his cats—not all of the time but I’d say 30-40% of the time—and in one he talked about how cats have the name they’re given, the names they’re called, and their secret real name, which you may or may not figure out.

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#38

My cat recently had kittens (they all got adopted!!!!) And she had 4, I could resist and named them after the golden girls, because I watched that show for a while and loved it.

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Ms.M.
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11 months ago

Great names! And I'm happy to hear that they all got adopted :)

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#39

Minnie, I was 2 and i loved watching minnie mouse. She was the best doggo ever but she really sick

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TS Rhodes
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11 months ago

Sending good energy for your doggo.

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#40

We have two cats, brothers, who were rescued from a dump when they were only 5 days old. There were many suggestions for names, all very obvious due to the color of the coat or the circumstances in which they were found or even due to the behavior. So I decided to call them "Pintucchio and Shoxana" by the simple unusual names.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

You undoubtedly saved their lives! How old are they now?

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#41

I wanted Tokyo so I could be Godzilla. My son wanted Sam, just cause. So he is Tokyo Sam (private dog-tective)

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Maine Coon Mama
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11 months ago

What a cool name!

#42

I always wanted to call a cat Pippin. I went to pick up an 8 week old grey and white kitten who was supposed to be a boy so he was definitely Pippin. I ended up taking one of the little black and white spotted girls too. On the way home I just kept calling her splodge due to her markings and it stuck because I couldn’t think of a name for her.

Eanie - she was from a litter of 4 rescued kittens who were given the names Eanie, Meanie, Minie and Mo. She’s a spotty one (5 dots) like Pippin (3 dots) and Splodge (4 dots).

Inkie - from the same rescue home as Eanie. She’s jet black and I wanted to call her Snowy. Wrote both names on pieces of paper, put them in a box and the one that came out was Inkie.

The others have normal names. Jasper, Walter and Smokie (she’s a tortoise shell but her nose is all grey).

Thanks to Huddersfield Feral and Strays for Eanie and Inkie. They do a fantastic job of rehoming surprise litters of kittens, cats whose owners can’t afford vets bills and ask for them to be euthanised, unwanted or dumped cats and the capture, neuter and release of feral cats.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

So, you have seven kitties? Do you live on a farm?

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#43

We adopted a cat and her son, who we named Peanut and Snoopy, respectively. Sadly, Snoopy died a couple weeks after we got him.

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

Poor Snoopy.

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#44

I named my dog Athena, because in my family we believe in having strong names. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy in Greek mythology, she was a fearless warrior. So we named our snack driven, hyper, goofy puppy after her, it only made sense :D

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rainbowskull13
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11 months ago

We used to have a cat named Athena

#45

Lollypup

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

SO GOOD!!!

#46

We started calling our youngest cat "Fartface" because we weren't going to keep him at first. We kept him and the name.

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#47

We named my Kitten JellyBean, because my nickname includes "Bean" so its [My name] bean and Jellybean

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#48

I named our Maine C**n Merlot, because he is red.
I name our other Maine C**n Kashmir because I think it is elegant just like he is.

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11 months ago

The word Maine C**n doesn't have anything to do with whatever this website thinks, it is a breed of cat, Boredpanda.

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#49

Long story, but when we went to the breeders to pick our dog, my dad insisted on a male, because our family had 4 females, and he was lonely. After we chose our dog, we were debating names, and since we're all soccer fans, especially Real Madrid, we decided on Nino, little boy in Spanish.

Well, two months later, we go pick up our dog and found out that the breeder made a mistake, we got a female dog instead. Poor girl was called little boy

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

I’m guessing it doesn’t really matter to her...

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#50

we named my black mini schnauzer mix oliver because of Oliver Wood from harry potter. We named my cream/ blonde colored mini schnauzer mix petra because of petra from jane the virgin who has blonde hair.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Petra is also an ancient site in Jordan.

#51

Dec 2019, we got an orange tabby kitten. My daughter named him Simba, but I mostly call him Orange Boy.

For Simba's first birthday, Sep 2020, I got him a friend, a female kitten. Looking for a name, I researched tabbies and learned that she's a "mackerel tabby" because of her stripe pattern, and she was a scrapper when the bigger one pounced on her, so she's Mackerel Scrapper, Mackie for short.

They are besties.

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#52

Gary the cat is named after Scottish Gary on Masterchef the Professionals. We just always loved the way the show announcer pronounced his name. We're not Scottish

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

In one of my circles of friends, there are two Garys, so the transplanted one is called English Gary when my friend talks about him.

#53

I was on my way across several states to pick up my new Maltese puppy ( a barter, no cash ) and listening to a radio broadcast. The lady on the broadcast said Tseramilla was an ancient Croatian word describing how a soul felt when it found it's true home. The minute I saw my beloved Lady Tseramilla Bella, I knew it was the perfect name. Bella means beautiful. My beloved Millie passed away at the age of 13 & 1/2, just 4 days after the vet announced she was in amazing good health. I still cry.

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11 months ago

I want to add that I'm a believer in rescue pets and have rescued 40 or 50 to give them forever homes. I wanted to remove at least 1 animal from this breeder's environment and I certainly couldn't afford to buy her, so barter it was. She was the smartest dog I've ever had and a natural medical alert dog. She alerted me twice to my mother's diabetic comas. The first time at only 6 months old. We went thru a phase where she was barking every night and waking me up. By chance I had an at home apnea test. She was barking to wake me every time I stopped breathing. I am so, so sorry for all the times I said "Stop Barking". I should have been saying "Thank you for saving my life."

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#54

My black cat is cricket because she hops around like a cricket. Her mom is Kit-Kat because we couldn't decide what to call her so the nick name stuck. For a few days we had a hawk we rehabbed and obviously called him Tony Hawk.

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#55

Most of ours are where we got them (all rescues) Stewart the dog (from Stewartstown), Homer the cat (Homer City), Salem the cat (Salem Church Road), May the dog (Maytown), Shiloh the dog (Shiloh Township), Carl the cat (Carlisle Road). We also have Walter...from the book Walter the Farting Dog (even though he is a cat).

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#56

My daughters 2nd fish was named "Don't Touch".

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Xenon
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11 months ago

I love that.

#57

We have four cats.

The oldest is Rory Sherlock Stormageddon (Dark Lord of All) named for Doctor Who's Rory (because he's got nine lives), Sherlock because he figured out how to open the cabinet doors to get the treats, and Stormageddon (Doctor Who again) because he thinks he's this big bag thing and in reality, he's a cuddly baby.

Then there's Tauriel Jane Romanov, named for the Hobbit character because of her ability to track down and attack her big brother anywhere, Jane for Captain Janeway of Voyager, because she does things HER way and doesn't care about what anybody else thinks. Romanov is both a reference to the Russian royal family (she's a little princess!) and Black Widow (again, she loves to attack her brother).

Loki James Velociraptor is the next, Loki because he's ALWAYS in trouble (and thinks he should rule the house), James for James T. Kirk of Star Trek (I swear 1/2 of that series is everyone going "Kirk, don't do that" and Kirk goes and does it... just like this fuzzy child), and Velociraptor because, well, he bites. Hard.

The last is Georgina Louise Babyshark. Georgina is for my grandfather, who found her all huddled by herself and passed away soon after. Louise is after the Bob's Burgers character - she's a sassy little thing! And Babyshark is both because SHE bites (she learned it from Loki) and the fact that the only way to hold her is to sing Baby Shark to her.

Spoiled babies.

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#58

My cat's name is Angel, and I got him when I was 6 years old. For some unknown reason, I DESPERATELY wanted a female cat, and was majorly disappointed when he turned out to be male. However, that didn't stop my 6-year-old brain from coming up with seemingly feminine names for him, "angel" being one of them. Turns out that name suited him anyway, because he is my little angel

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#59

I named my dog song hee cuz it means cotton ball in korean. I thought my dog looked like an little cotton ball when I first got her.... not anymore.

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#60

I adopted a 3 legged Hamster and named her Joy. Her missing foot does not slow her down. She may knock her chew pellets on the bottom or her tank at all hours of the day trying to learn Morse code and try to escape every which way she can but she is still the JOY of my life.

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Petrified Pigeon
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11 months ago

Awwww

#61

named my mini donkey Moose

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Petrified Pigeon
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11 months ago

Awww, I sometimes call my dog moose ( I don't know why !!! )

#62

My dog is named Deadpool because he has black circles around his eyes that uncannily similar to him.

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#63

I have 3 cats, each with both first and middle names.

My first is Lolly, this was already her name when we got her from the shelter, and I liked it so much I decided to make the name I originally wanted to give her her middle name. Her middle name is Mia, which is special for a few reasons: 1.) When my youngest brother was little he couldn't pronounce my name right so he called me "Mia" instead, 2.) After Hayao Miyazaki and Shigeru Miyamoto, and 2.) Because a Google search said it means "beloved" or "wished for child", my first cat being both.

My second cat is named Aiko, from the Japanese kanji 愛 (ai) meaning love, and 子 (ko) meaning child. Her middle name is Gift, as 1.) She was a gift from my (at the time) coworker's friend whose cat had kittens, and 2.) It was around my birthday that my parents decided I could have her. She is very loving and also childish, so it ended up also being a pretty fitting name.

My third cat is a very old cat (like, 14 years old or something compared to the others I got when they were some months), so I wasn't going to change her name, which is Tilly. Her middle name is Cooper, the last name of the family who gave her to us, who are also amazing people and wonderful lifelong friends of ours.

So as you can see, all of my cats have meaningful names. They are wonderful kitties, I love them so much

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#64

When my last dog Samba died I was devastated. He was my soulmate and I truly loved him with all my heart. I didn't want another dog but I had a dream where he came to me and said you will soon see another dog that you will love as much . I woke up thinking "well that was strange", but two days later it happened. I was on facebook looking for someone and a post came up for Sligo Animal Rescue, (Sligo is the town where I live). There were these photographs of this beautiful young female Border Collie and her 4 puppies. She was only 2 years old and was a stray who had been abandoned and forced to give birth to her puppies on the side of the road. I suddenly realised that I was looking at my future dog. We contacted the rescue coordinator Dorothy and made an appointment to meet her. We went up and were looking at the gorgeous puppies I held one that was a little on the quiet side. I showed him to mum and as she held him he just snuggled into her neck and that was it . He came home with us. I called him Shilo after the Neil Diamond Shilo song because there is a Lyric that sings "Shilo, when I was young, I used to call your name. When no one else would come, Shilo you always came . And you'd stay". I felt Shilo had come to me when I was at lowest and loneliest part of my life to give me love and comfort. And he did. He really, really did. Just like Neil Diamond's imaginary friend in the song. I promise you it's true. When you rescue a dog, they rescue you too. And they fill your heart with love and happiness again. They are amazing for doing that and that is one of the many, many why I love my little Shilo so much.

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#65

Postmodernism is the name of my cavoodle (Pomo for short). I named him this because I thought it would be hilarious to say things like “postmodernism traipsed mud through the house” etc.

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#66

I have a beautiful, silky black cat who I named "Miss Purrdy." The character, Carla Purty, played by Jada Pinkett in the Eddie Murphy movie, "The Nutty Professor," gave me the idea because Murphy's character, Professor Klump, called her Ms. Purty and I thought it fit her perfectly. Of course I put the feline spin on it ("Purr"). She's 4 years old and is laying in my lap as I type this. The second cat I have was named "Noggin" by my husband because when he was a tiny little guy, he had a huge-looking head, or noggin. He's Grey and white with the most piercing yellow eyes I've seen in awhile. He's about 10 months old, and quite the rambunctious kitten. He has a crush on Miss Purrdy but she's not interested. Happy holidays everyone!

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

Noggin. Another one for the list of potential cat names.

#67

I have 2 dogs named cole and cali I gave cole that name on Christmas because he looked like the color of coal.i named my dog cali that because I'm originally from california.

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#68

Vesper. We had been on a James Bond kick and I loved the character Vesper Lynd. I think "V" names are just neat too!

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#69

Zoe means life in Greek. Years and years ago I saw a file where a parent explains to her daughter why she named her Zoe. I love the idea that someone can bring you 'life' and my 55 pound Black Shepherd mix has certainly done that. She's everything to me.

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11 months ago

typo: "Saw a FILM", not file.

#70

Dame Olga von Hammstein for my dwarf hamster. Olga from Michael Bond's Olga da Polga and the rest kind of happened.

The previous hamster was Lady Abigail Hammalot (a colleague was to blame for that one) . I have also had Gin (or Djinn, he lived up to that name in both variants), Molly and Max (Maximus).

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Joanne Haywood
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11 months ago

My Michael Bond favourite, Olga da Polga. And Fangio the hedgehog.

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#71

Dr Thomas. Came to us when was a little kiten, I just put him on the floor and was like he knew what to do, where to go, he went to my mom's sick bed, and jumped to her shoulder pourring so loud. She was better 3 days later. He is mom's doc

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#72

The Bull dog we have is named MaGilla Gorilla. The deal with my husband and I was, he got to pick out the pup, I got to name it. I was at work when he picked up the pup so the first time I saw MaGilla was when I walked into the living room and this tiny little puppy was trying to pick up and carry my husbands size 14 shoe and carry it. It was an exercise in frustration for him. Every time he picked up the shoe his rear legs popped up into the air and he would paddle his rear legs desperately trying to walk and couldn't. What better name than MaGilla?

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#73

My current cat is Aida, after the title character of the opera. Aida is the first opera I ever saw - and I instantly fell in love with the art form! Even though Aida is a random-bred "Heinz 57," she could almost pass for Siamese because she has the dark points and beautiful blue eyes.

Before that I had Ragamuffin. She was a long-haired stray, and I named her thusly because she looked rather scruffy.

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Mary Rose Kent
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11 months ago

Aïda sounds like she definitely has Siamese lineage—they’re the only cats I know of with blue eyes.

#74

My girl is named Boudicca-Siggy. Boudicca was the Celtic queen who united England against the Romans about 1,000 years ago and Siggy was a character from the tv show Vikings. We just call her Siggy. My boys are Thor and Loki because my partner and I are fans of Norse mythology.

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#75

My doggo is named Akela. It’s the name she came with when we adopted her and it’s Hawaiian for princess.

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#76

Yesterday, on Christmas eve, me and my brother got guinea pigs! One of them is black with a few white areas, and the other is mostly brown with a white stripe around her waist. I named the black one Leila, which means "dark as night". The other is named "Sophia" after Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls

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#77

Our first dog was named Sam, because he told me that was his name. Buck was a Brittany, he had golden red hair, thus I named him "The Duke of Buckingham" because of the color of his coat and we called him Buck. Lady was given to us and we called her The Lady of Buckingham, and her daily name was Lady. JD was one of their pups, he was going to live with Jerry and Donnie, hence the nickname JD. Bismarck because he told me that was his name. All the pups we have adopted, tell me their names. "Halo" told me her name was Duchess. Tank told me his name was Mr. Darcy, which is what we call him. Dogs will tell you their names if you listen.

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Marilyn Bojanowski
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11 months ago

How? Verbally? :\

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#78

Rooty Too (R2 for short), our Pekingese-Pomeranian is the 4th to carry the name. It was my husband’s nickname in high school. He would only drink root beer at parties because a loved one had an alcohol abuse problem at the time. Soon after, his root beer-colored Fiat took the name. When we met, a little mutt we adopted together naturally had to be named Rooty. When that Rooty passed away in 2006, we immediately adopted Rooty Too. He is now 14, and still full of his same puppy energy!

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#79

Thor is my dog's name.
He's a golden/Basset/husky mix, low and long and 100% black. As a pup he looked like a loaf of pumpernickel and the name was a bit of a joke.
He grew into it, though. He's quiet, but when he does bark it turns heads. He's the biggest small dog you've ever met and the best good boi.

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11 months ago

Oops....didn't think it took the first one.

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#80

I named my hamster Houdini because when we first got him he tried chewing on the box. So far he has lived up to his name. He has had 4 escapades.

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#81

Ok here goes....
Boxer : Remi short for Remington because his bark is loud af
Bearded Dragon: Zilla short for Godzilla (he's currently growing into his name)
Sugar Gliders (f) Vdara after one of our fave hotels in Vegas, She had a sister (yup you guessed it Aria) but she passed. and (M) Viking because he was given to us with that name.
Birds: Val (Illiger Macaw) (rescue came with the name) Damascus (Cockatiel) his tail feathers looks like Damascus steel. Storm (Cockatiel) Rescue came with the name. Ziggy (alexandrian parrot) Rescue came with name. Rosie (Mustache Parrot) She smelled like roses, still does. Peach (Peach faced love bird) self explanatory. Bully (Blue and gold Macaw) Rescue came with it, but she is a bully. Wendy Blue and Gold Macaw) Rescue, came with it. Khaleesi (Severe Macaw) Fave character from GOT. Stretch (Blue and Gold macaw) rescue but he got his name because he constantly stretches his wings. and finally Freya (Green Wing macaw baby just hatched 70 days ago) My love of Viking Lore.

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Squirrelflightisawesome
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11 months ago

Noice

#82

My cat is named jerry. I name all my pets after Seinfeld characters.
So far, I have Jerry, George, Newman, and cosmo. Rip Kramer and Elaine

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#83

I named my dorking (chicken) Hata Mari (Hattie for short because as a chick she had eye markings that looked like eyeshadow. she is very spoiled lol.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
11 months ago

Also, Hattie is just a good chicken name. I understand that chickens can be wonderful pets.

#84

Widget is my dog's name. We got her when I was little, around the time that I used to watch "Wow Wow Wubbzy". So yes, My dog is named after a pink rabbit. And I love her.

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#85

Me and my Mom named my dog Maze after Mazikeen, and it fits so well because he is a little devil

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#86

I named my hedgehog Klaus because Assassin's Creed Odyssey had just come out not too long ago and I really liked the name Nikolaos but it was too long. Thought of Nico but a friend suggested Klaus and it just fit

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#87

We named our white cat Salty; he’s definitely more salty than sweet.

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#88

Named my turtle Flip because we felt like it.

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#89

I have/had three cats:

George (died in October): We didn't name him, so idk

Mazel: based of Mazel tov, a Jewish phrase (im a Jew)

Kishi: Named after Claudia Kishi from BSC.

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#90

I named my cat Missy because she is so sweet and loving (is also my little princess :3). I named my other cat Pepper because the pattern on her belly looks like someone ground pepper on it. :)

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#91

I named my puppy Suki because it was the only name she will respond to! (Technically she chose her name, not us..)

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#92

not mine, but my dads friend. He wanted a dog. Couldnt get a dog, got a cat. named cat D.O.G. not dog, D.O.G. like the letters.

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#93

Pamela Anderson: 8 years old Am. Staf. exploited by breeder had tits hanging to the ground. (yes she had surgery to correct).
Agrafka (translates as safetypin). Pittbul who had been beaten up and left to die. Facial half paralised and a smashed jaw so she didn't have much bite power left.

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#94

My cats are named after my mum, "Wilhelmine", and one of my aunts "Roswitha", who were part of 13 silblings and stuck together most of the time. The cats are sisters, Roswitha is sturdy and nosy as my aunt, Wilhelmine is slenderly built and a little bit shy as my mom. Just as they in her childhood ;)

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#95

My family has had four dogs altogether. The first dog was named Ava, since we really liked the name. The second dog was named Pod ( Prince of Darkness ) because his eyes wouldn't show up in pictures the adoption place took of him. We named our third dog Evie because she came on New year's Eve. And our last dog Suki, was named after a character in Naruto.

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#96

I named my dog pippi because she has red hair and Im swedish, just like pippi longstockings.

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#97

Siobhan........the most beautiful name ever and for my horse, Rockabilly. It suited him.

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#98

Our rescued Staffie came with the name Dyce but we decided to change it. All the family put names in a hat. The one we pulled out was written our 7 yo son whose suggestion was "scented poo bag" not surprisingly I vetoed this and we kept his original name. It eventually morphed into Dyson...

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#99

Our little kitten is named Simon after my brother because there is nothing funnier than one of the kids saying "Mum! Simon has poo on his paw!" "Mum! Simon farted in my room!" "Simon, get your butt out of my face!"

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#100

Our ringneck is named Summer Pops because he's a mix of yellow and green, but he thinks his name is Baby since that's what we call him most of the time.

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#101

My cat is dustbunny, when he was born he looked like a grey poofy dustbunny and he grew into a 18lb longhair dustbunny! Had one named nuts because he got on myoms bird cage and was batting at her through the bars(she was a scarlet macaw) and when I saw that I yelled "cat you're nuts!" And he came and sat in front of me. Siamese cross named bumble for the abominable snowman in the old Rudolf movie. And my moms dog came with the name evie, but responds to taco dog since she looks like the taco bell dog.

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#102

Brutus the Rottie, he's a real brut & quite the protector, he's our bodyguard when my hubby goes to work nights as a Security Guard, my family feels safe against home invaders/thieves etc. 😊❤️🐾

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#103

Piggie- standard type American Bulldog son was 4 and since dog could snort and make strange noises and has the same sort of fur like a pig he called her the piggie

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#104

Deuce, short for Caduceus. And he's my 2nd snake.

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#105

I named my cat Minnie beacause when she was a baby her ears were big and reminded me of Minnie Mouse!

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#106

My daughter had a cat she named Binx, after the cat in Hocus Pocus. He later became mine. He was a huge cat, the size of a spaniel. Her other cat I inherited was Mrs. Norris, from Harry Potter. Nicknamed Norri.

I used to keep beta fish, they pretty much were all named Zoid. Star Trek fans will get that one :)

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Meredith Gossland
Community Member
11 months ago

How is it all parents seem to "inherit" their kids pets? Isn't it supposed to go the other way?

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#107

I give my pets Greek & Roman names because I aspire to have ownership of a Pharoah or Queen.
Originally, thought to use names of famous Thanes, but can not stand all the Mac & Haggis.

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#108

One of my dog's name is Sox because he is black but just his feet are white and he looks like he's wearing socks.

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Xenon
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11 months ago

I want a picture.

#109

Mando from the Mandalorian. It also means deserving of love. It fits him well since he was a stray.

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#110

I named my dog Daisy because when we got her she had little daisies on her collar.

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#111

My cats are Gode (from bigode - mustache in portuguese) and Nina (from pequenina - she was quite small when she was a feral.. now its getting chubby)

Dog is Flaquito (weak in spanish). Another one in the house that is getting chubby 😊

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#112

My Boston Terrier has one brown eye, one blue, with a lightning bolt shaped patch across the blue eye. We called him Ziggy, after Ziggy Stardust

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#113

Got a baby chihuahua sort of golden brown color we named her Nugs, short for chicken nugget.

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Amanda Peterson
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11 months ago

This is adorbz

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#114

My Cat name is Umut Berke means powerfull hope. İ found them in the box. 5 mewborn kittens about to die because of cold and hunger. During one month everything was okay. Then we began to loose them in sensitive care at the clinic.Many times i prayed good i am atheist by the way please save the last one İ have powerfull hope in my heart. He survived 2 years old right now. Thats our story

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Xenon
Community Member
11 months ago

Thank you for saving the kitteh. I love the name :)

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#115

Our cats were called Lord Albus Revan Kenobi Nicodemus III, or Alby as we called her and Bjorn Ironpaw or B for short. Our current furball is Cassian O’Wild but we call her Spidey, when we first got her she was a really skinny little back kitten who was all long legs and super long tail reminding us of a spider monkey.

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#116

Named our husky Kira but doggie talk to her by calling her pupito because I thought it meant puppy. On her 10th birthday figured it out that means Daddy. Been calling my female husky daddy for 10years. 😂🐺

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#117

I'd wanted to name our dog, Ben, Prozac but my husband knew what that was. When we got our second dog I named him Paxil. Now I can hang my head out the door and yell, "Paxil, Paxil, come!" It makes me smile.

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#118

Named my turtle Eric Gilad Pellaeon, short-called him Gilad. Eric after my then just-born nephew, and Gilad Pellaeon after the great and late imperial Grand Admiral from Star Wars.

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#119

I named my recuse dog Lunchbox after watching a YouTube video of someone pretending to be a clown named Lil Lunchbox. It started as a joke but then I really liked the sound of it

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#120

I named our cat Banjo because my husband thought it would be a good one to name our unborn child. Sorry- that ones taken already.

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#121

Named our peahen Kevin, off of the movie “Up”, from Russel’s bird. Turns out, that bird is a menace.

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#122

We have a black lab named Eily (i-Lee). The next two pups we rescue may be named Rook and Rummy (if they fit). I like card and board games.

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11 months ago

*if the names fit....

#123

I was going to name my all black cat, Slick, because they are so shiny. Well, he was having none of that. His name is Ninja because of the way he came out of his carrier when I got him home. Very laid back in the shelter. Well, it was all a ruse, when I opened the door he slammed out of there like a bomb, bounced off the chair, the dog and ran down the hallway bouncing off the walls! I'm sure you've seen cats do that, hit the wall and bounce off with all four feet. So he could only be called Ninja. He's crazy cat for sure.

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Amanda Peterson
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11 months ago

Hahah this was funny to picture. Hope the cat is enjoying his new home.

#124

I named my dog, Lizzy. She's a corgi and I'm obsessed with all things British (I used to live in London for a short time), so I named her after Queen Elizabeth II who is famous for her love of corgis (she had around 30 corgis overall).

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#125

Our newest puppy is named Giorgio. He was named in honor of our dog Gino who died in October. Both are male shar peis with Italian names.

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#126

The shelter had just randomly given her the name Ruth and once she got to know me she started following me around and being the Christian nutcase I am I decided the name was perfect.

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#127

I named my pet fishes Golden and Silver because they're golden and silver. :)

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#128

My mother named her yorkie puppy "Omega" cuz when he was new born Omega had an Omega sign on his chest

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#129

Moxie, because she’s a feisty, brave special needs cat. Star, because she’s a little star. Regen, because I wanted to call her ‘Rain’ but my husband said he was sick of hippy-dippy names and wanted her to be called something a bit more ‘Normal’. It was only a few months after we rescued her that a friend told him that Regen was Dutch/German for ‘Rain’...lol

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bored_angel
Community Member
11 months ago

moxie was the name of my big, black, late dog.....rip

#130

We named our dog Lucy because the night we got her as a puppy she was whining a lot and it reminded my mom of one of the preschoolers in her class who would just go sit in the corner and cry all day until pick up time. She wasn’t even suggesting the name, just telling us about the little girl, and it was some how the perfect name.

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Tina Hugh
Community Member
11 months ago

The girl needs some kind of intervention.

#131

İ found my son Umut Berke (powerfull hope) with four newborn ciblings in a box. Because of cold weather and hunger they were about to die. We came home feed and prepair hot water bag to keep safe. Then we went to the animal hospital. During a month they were fine. Then öne of them died at midnight. İ went to vet again. After 24 hours later we post 4 kitties in sensitive care. Only he was alive. İ prayed please save hım it is not powerfull hope again and again. Finally he survived. he is 2 years old and very healthy Thats our naming story

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#132

Postmodernism is the name of my cavoodle (Pomo for short). I named him this because I thought it would be hilarious to say things like “postmodernism traipsed mud through the house” etc.

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#133

We named our youngest cat Roscoe Variel, after the intersection he was cowering in at 5 weeks old! He was a brat, but a gorgeous Maine C**n.

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#134

I named my dog Max, after a dog I used to care for on the weekends when I was a teenager. The original Max was quiet and kept to himself. My Max thinks he’s an 100 lb dog (he’s a toy breed - Havanese) and has an attitude. 🤪

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#135

Our youngest cat is Francesca, she is a snowshoe Siamese and when we got her she was underweight, had the fur of a malnourished cat as well as the characteristic roll tail of such a cat (malnourishment syndrome) that was like a skinny rat tale. They named her French Fry, which was not okay, we compromised and kept French as a French woman (the meaning of Francesca). Now she has a silky coat that reminds me of a mink coat, super shiny and slick, her eyes are bright, she is fat - almost too fat but not quite, and a fat tail like an otter, that still rolls because roll tail is a neurological condition. She's gorgeous and really has met the standards of her name.

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#136

Standard Poodle named Kramer! He’s tall, with a giant poofy fro on top and slides through doorways on the hardwood floors. Most of ya get it!

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#137

My husband and I set up an aquarium, and wondered which types of fish should we put in first except the cleaners. Made a selection, asked the kids for opinion, and they unanimously decided on guppies, because of the cartoon Bubble Guppies. So I had to get 7 of them, so they could be named Molly, Gil, Goby, Deema, Oona, Nony and Zuli. Two cleaners are Mr. Grouper (orange) and Mr. Grumpy (gray). And the other day one of the females got a baby, and my middle one screamed 'Look mom, there is Mia' (Molly's baby sister, also from the show). Now we have another baby, guess we're lost, NickJr should get more characters :D

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#138

I was a PTA mom who had volunteered to organize and type up the school phone book. One day I had the slips of paper containing the students' contact info piled on the coffee table and the kids and I were reading through them. My 3rd-grade daughter exclaimed, "Here's a weird one: Guffry." I asked her how it was spelled. "G-E-0-F-F-R-E-Y." After explaining to her it was pronounced "Jeffrey," I vowed to name our next dog Guffry, and our sweet, male toy poodle was so named. It fitted him perfectly.

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#139

I had a cat named Midnight-rose. I adopted her in 2001 from the Colorado Springs Humane Society. The night before I adopted her I drove past a billboard for the Midnightrose Casino in Cripple Creek CO I thought the name was so pretty and when I saw that black & white little kitten I knew it was the name for her. She had a wonderful 15 year life.

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#140

My little one was a rabbit, a big Californian buck, and he developed a long name over his life: Sir Olaf Magnus Winchester Willoughby Careful of Specklesear Polkadot Biteyface.
Olaf was the first name he was given, and we called him Ollie (pronounced with an "oh" sound like Olaf, rather than the typical pronunciation of the name Ollie) for short. He was named for the snowman from Frozen, and his sisters, and later his son, were given similarly themed names. Magnus was given as an additional name since we felt he needed another good Scandinavian name, and, at the time, the Magnus Chase series was being read in our house. Winchester is for the brothers from Supernatural, a favourite show in our household. Willoughby is an old family name, and in conjunction with Careful, creates the phrase "be careful", which was said often to our dear bun. He was foolish at times, and didn't understand his own size, and often knocked things over or nearly fell off of things when he was out of his cage. Specklesear and Polkadot were both given to him after we had an especially hot summer and he grew in spots of white in his dark points when he was shedding. Biteyface was given as a sobriquet as he got older and more temperamental. He was a dear old boy, very charming, always demanding attention, and he will be missed.

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#141

we were thinking of names for our dog, and she's a light brown mutt. my brother in the kitchen was eating cinnamon toast crunch, and he calls out, "what about cinnamon?" we all liked the name and said she was as brown as cinnamon and as sweet as cinnamon until we realized that cinnamon wasn't actually sweet. she and ophelia (great pyrenees) are the most spoiled brats and I love them

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#142

My M9m's friend had a white cat named Salt and a black cat named Pepper so when I got my first cat, a Turkish Angora I named her Sugar!!!

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#143

I am going to name my puppy Kyon (Κύων) because it means dog in Ancient Greek

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#144

I named my dog Foster. because I fostered him as a puppy and I failed. His full name is Foster Failure.

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#145

when i had a 2 pet bats i named then Bartholomew and Beatrice, why those names well i think they are uncommon and special

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#146

My cat was named T-square.

My fiancé’s cat got pregnant and had three kittens.We didn’t plan on keeping any of them, so we just came up with names to identify them.

One female didn’t meow; it kind of squeaked, so we called it “Squeaky”. The male kitten was kind of fat and just sat around or slept, and never really did anything. Fred was a guy at my husband’s work who behaved like that, so we called the lazy kitten “Fred”. The last girl had several T shaped markings. My husband likes to draw architectural plans and a T-square is a tool used to draw them. So, she got named T-Square. The mother cat got pregnant again and ran away.

When we split up, the kittens were used to their names, so they were not renamed. He kept Squeaky, I got T-square, and we gave “Fred” to someone who change his name to “Halle Selassie”.

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