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granolamom's Avatar granolamom 01:15 PM 09-24-2005
I always find it amusing the names people have their four legged family members. We currently have two dogs- Rags and Nana Bear, four cats- Sassy, Puck, Emily and Red Kitty. Anyone else want to share?

mama ganoush's Avatar mama ganoush 01:16 PM 09-24-2005
bobo-black lab mix/love of my life
liam-little half beagle/half stitch mutt we found in orange bowl
mulder- maine coone cat/pita
edamommy's Avatar edamommy 01:18 PM 09-24-2005
2 dogs (Springer) Ryley, and (Samoyed) Sosa
1 cat: Phatty Bweeto
1 rabbit: Nell (aka- Nelly-belly)
KoalaMommy's Avatar KoalaMommy 01:21 PM 09-24-2005
Kofi- black dog looks like a miniature lab
Outofmymindyo's Avatar Outofmymindyo 01:35 PM 09-24-2005

Cat - Arimus
Hamster - Nibbles (got it by trying to bite me the day my husband brought him home for me)


Cat - Bob (short for bobcat, cause he looked and acted like one)
Cat - Kiki (was her name when I adopted her)
Bird - Bird (was never very original with bird names)
Bird - Baby (blue parakeet)
Green Anole - Lizzy (for lizard)
Dog - Coco
Dog - Kane (for always raising it, and yes I know it's actually spelled "Cain")
Other various hamsters - George, Pinky, Peaches, Snowy, Peanut, and my husband had one named Boo because of a game hamster named Boo, then there was also Porky
PadmaMorgana's Avatar PadmaMorgana 01:40 PM 09-24-2005
Daisy the lab/hound cross. But she came with than name when we adopted her at 4 years old. It suits her
Dar's Avatar Dar 02:12 PM 09-24-2005
We have Nana (border collie) and Keith (chocolate lab), although we didn't name either of them - we rescued them and just kept the names they came with, since it seemed easier for them to have that bit of familiarity. We also have a cat named Cozy, who I named myself (I had her before Rain was born). Former pets were Pepper (cat), Rowdy (Shepherd mix), Mariah (black lab mix), Spike (blue heeler), Lobo (red heeler), and Scorpio (cat).

We almost got a beautiful German Shepherd who had had extensive training from the shelter once, and we were tossing around names and Rain came up with Mahler... I thought it was a cool name, although I wasn't sure exactly why this dog reminded Rain of a 19th century composer... although I did think she was darn brilliant for making whatever connection she had made. I asked her why the dog made her think of Mahler, and she gave me a quizzical look and said, "No, *Maul*er. Like she could maul people, because she's a police dog." Oh...

We didn't get Mahler, or Mauler, because they said she wasn't good with cats, and we had two...

abac's Avatar abac 02:18 PM 09-24-2005
4 kitties: Annie Kisses Pie (adopted with the name, Pretty is her nickname.)

Deceased Oscars: Mars
SagMom's Avatar SagMom 02:20 PM 09-24-2005
Dog: Zippy
Cats: Tiger and Abbey
Gold Fish: Fish
(The Beta and Black Tetras don't have any names.)
Hamster: Cookie (currently MIA! )
Parrot to arrive next week is looking for a name--we're open to suggestions!

In the past there were, Scooter and Smokey (cats) Tom and Gizmo (guinnea pigs) Duke (a hamster) and a whole bunch of fish...Goldine, Shrimp, Mad-Eye-Moody are the only names I can remember right now.
USAmma's Avatar USAmma 02:24 PM 09-24-2005
Dd1 named our dog Faline, Faye for short.

Our 5 fish are named: Caffy, Daisy, Laffy, Taffy, and Ball (after Koko's kitten)

Our cat is Maya. I named her b/c dd was not born yet. :LOL
Irishmommy's Avatar Irishmommy 03:24 PM 09-24-2005
One dog, Molly, one algae eater fish, nameless I think, one goldfish, name changes regularly, so I'm not sure today.
rainbowmoon's Avatar rainbowmoon 03:29 PM 09-24-2005
CAts- Crybaby,Whiskers,Sasha,Luna
Dogs-Sadie,Cassidy, and Lucky who we call Brownie/Brown dog (he's actually a neighbors dog but pretty much lives here)
Spock's Avatar Spock 04:50 PM 09-24-2005
We have one goldfish named Bruce. He's named after my favortite musician, Bruce Cockburn.

We used to have tropical fish and had a gourami who acted like he owned the aquarium and pushed all the little fish around. We named him Bill, after Bill Gates. We thought getting him a lady friend would improve his disposition so we got another gourami named, of course, Melinda. Then he just chased her around and left the other fish alone. :LOL
djs_girl517's Avatar djs_girl517 04:56 PM 09-24-2005
Boston Terrier - Capone
Pug - Kiska
Gerbil - Pepper (short for Culpepper, as in Dante)
polka123's Avatar polka123 11:17 PM 09-24-2005
German Sheps:

Kibby - Maine Coon
Gypsy - solid Black
Niki - Calico
Daisy - gray Tabby
Blondie - Cream Tabby
Rescue German Sheps that we fostered & rehab'd & were adopted:
Heidi ( & pups)
Went to the Rainbow Bridge (gone to heaven):

German Sheps:
Katrina (2 different females )



there's more but I can't remember them all
kirei's Avatar kirei 11:59 PM 09-24-2005
I have one kitty named Ut-Ohs. She was ex-DPs brother's cat, so thats where she got the name. I really hate it, but I don't want to offend his brother by changing it (because it was REALLY super nice of him to give me the kitty). Also, shes 2 years old... it might be a little late for a new name, I don't know.

I'm still thinking she needs a NICKNAME though..... haven't come up with one.
polka123's Avatar polka123 01:03 AM 09-25-2005
Originally Posted by kirei
I have one kitty named Ut-Ohs. She was ex-DPs brother's cat, so thats where she got the name. I really hate it, but I don't want to offend his brother by changing it (because it was REALLY super nice of him to give me the kitty). Also, shes 2 years old... it might be a little late for a new name, I don't know.

I'm still thinking she needs a NICKNAME though..... haven't come up with one.
pick a name close to kitty's name esp ending in the same sound.
We change names of the foster dogs all the time

I dont get kitty's present name. duh on me
canadianchick's Avatar canadianchick 01:04 AM 09-25-2005
We have 3 cats:

Hannah- who we call Hannah Banana
Stumpy- who we call Stumper Bumper
Oliver- who we call Ollie Dolly

2 hamsters: Oreo & Nugget

2 Betas- no names for these guys

And we are awaiting the arrival of our new Borzoi puppy!!! Mom is due to deliver on Oct. 18th and we will be getting our new baby near Xmas. We have Lilly picked out for a girl and Zander for a boy! We are so excited!!!!

katt's Avatar katt 05:20 AM 09-25-2005
We have:
4 House Bunnies:

Spencer - mini lop
Darla - chinchilla with one ear up and one down
Chloe - dutch/mini-rex cross
Roxy - black shiny up-eared bun

4 Red Eared Sliders

2 Betta
Isaw - '1' in tagalog
Delawa - '2' in tagalog

and MAYBE 1 puppy
George - Rotty/Something mix.

Has gone over the rainbow bridge:
Marshall - black mini-rex bunny
Amydoula's Avatar Amydoula 04:24 PM 09-25-2005
We have 5, maybe 6 cats (Chocolate has been missing for a month,, we think she may be in cat heaven).

Oswald, Harriet, Chocolate?, Bear, Sunny and Lucky.
kate~mom's Avatar kate~mom 05:27 PM 09-25-2005
we're boring around here....

nikki - lab mix mutt we got from the spca - she was named already.
bean - purebred lab. i named her because she hopped when she walked as a puppy (jumping bean). turns out that was an indicator of her knee problem that wasn't diagnosed until she was 3, but that's an entirely different story. while we never sent in her paperwork to register her with the akc or wherever, her "full name" is obean wan kenobean.

and then the fish. dd names them by species, so we have the "igors" (which i believe are celebs), the "red hens" (which are a zebra somethingorother), and the "emilys" (some kind of a catfish).
Joygee's Avatar Joygee 06:08 PM 09-25-2005
Ness-Lee: Chocolate shar pei (our last name is Lee, so it was a meant to be)

Crash: Alaskan husky mix (we couldn't decided, that name got tossed out on the table at the exact time he pee'd on our carpet, we decided that was his way of letting us know that was a winner!) :LOL
shishkeberry's Avatar shishkeberry 06:15 PM 09-25-2005
Right now all I have is Porcelina Sassafrass (aka Lina), my little black kittie. She's such a spaz :LOL

At my mom's house (I still count them as my cats) I have Tiggs, a Maine Coon who we got because his previous owner was marrying a woman who was allergic to cats, and Crookshanx, my sister's cat named after the Crookshanks from the Harry Potter books.
kirei's Avatar kirei 06:15 PM 09-25-2005
Originally Posted by polka123
pick a name close to kitty's name esp ending in the same sound.
We change names of the foster dogs all the time

I dont get kitty's present name. duh on me

Oops, I should clarify.... I just meant that ex-DPs brother is the one who GAVE her the name (meaning, I didn't name her that).

As for WHY he named her Ut-Ohs.... I THINK he told me its because when she was born, both of her back legs were backwards? But for whatever reason, she grew out of it, and her back legs are now perfectly fine.
littlecityfarmer's Avatar littlecityfarmer 06:58 PM 09-25-2005
Originally Posted by Outofmymindyo

Cat - Bob (short for bobcat, cause he looked and acted like one)

We have a Bobcat, too-- He's an orange tabby bobtail with long fur, extraordinarly long whiskers, and a big chip on his shoulder..

Jack was our first baby, and won't let us forget it-- jet black tomcat with a white heart on his throat. Also called Jackalope...

Charlie was a foster cat whom we ended up adopting after we fell in love with him...
boricuaqueen327's Avatar boricuaqueen327 07:19 PM 09-25-2005
Goldie (golden retriever)
Tyson (choc. lab)

At the rainbow bridige:
Wiki (guinea pig)
Lady (lab mix)
Snowflake (himalayan rabbit)
Felix (brown bunny)
Coco (dove)
Princess (dove)
Cheesepuff (hamster)
Snowball (hamster)

Sparky (little black and white mutt)
Princess (pit bull puppy)
Angel (pit bull puppy)
Ralph (lab mix pup)
earthmama369's Avatar earthmama369 07:47 PM 09-25-2005
Currently we have three cats:


Gizmo is a grey and white tiger with a trash can for a stomach who, like a cockroach, could probably survive an apocalypse. He's the terror of the neighborhood but unfailingly a "gentleman tom" when it comes to small children and people with food or scritches. He's named after the alien. (Don't get them wet! Don't feed them after midnight!)

Buddha is a black and white tuxedo cat we rescued; he was found in the woods with a collar and bell on, starving and with a lot of intestinal issues. His original rescuers appropriately named him "Doo" for all the poop he made. We just couldn't do that to a cat, so we renamed him Buddha, after my husband's existential black and white male tuxedo cat who would show up when it was the right time, this being his excuse every time I lobbied for another cat. And he did. He's now a quite chubby, neurotic, loveable cat with food issues and no Off switch when it comes to belly rubs.

Westing is my inverted pumpkin. She was born at my friend's aunt's veterinary clinic the week after I lost a cat to a Rottweiler, and she climbed me like a tree while all her sibs hung out with their mama the first time I met them. She has black fur and pumpkin orange eyes, constantly looks pregnant no matter how much exercise she gets (pear-shaped kitty!), and thinks our baby is the most frightening creature she's ever met.
julielenore's Avatar julielenore 10:37 PM 09-25-2005
Our tortie kitty is named Miss Cinnamon.
We adopted a half siamese kitty just yesterday and I have named her Princess Lenore.
splash's Avatar splash 12:18 AM 09-26-2005
Splash- Great Dane
Wally- Saint Bernardish
TJ- Orange and white cat/ferret mix (you laugh... but I swear his mother mated with something from the weasel family)
Rosie- grey cat... lovingly referred to as see jack (CGAC for common grey alley cat)
Schboogie- grey cat. I think it's spelled schboogie. That's how I would spell it if I had to.
Fish- just fish
And a squirrel that is having an affair with Schboogie... we call it Blib or blibber. I don't know why. But it is seriously in love with my cat. They stare at each other through the window for hours every day. But if another cat jumps into the window, blib leaves until that cat leaves.

I will not even go into all the names my previous and foster pets have had... MDC doesn't have enough bandwidth.
BabyBumblebee's Avatar BabyBumblebee 08:55 AM 09-26-2005
Both of our dogs came pre-named, and it just didn't feel right to try and change them, so we have:

Deacon (real name Cymry's Little Minister)
Angie (real name Aberwyvern Angela Hewitt)

but they usually end up being Deeky-dog and Anj, aka Fluppetus ( I have *No* idea why...)

At the Bridge:

Java, Chai, Zip, Kobe, Bean, Pod, Mo....kitty cats
Pippa and Bright Eyes...bunnies from my childhood
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