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My first cat was Fluffy, because of the Wee Sing song "there was a farmer had a cat and Fluffy was her name-o, F-L-U-F-F-Y, F-L-U-F-F-Y, F-L-U-F-F-Y and Fluffy was her name-o". I was 4 :P
We had a pet pig that my brother named Surprise because it was a surprise that he won her at the fair, we called her Surrey.
My second cat my brother named Unique because he had two different color eyes, we called him Nicky.
Then I had a string of mice. First were Beauty and Beast because one was pretty and one was really scruffy. Turns out they really were male/female and they had babies so they were Chip, Mrs Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth (from the Beauty and the Beast movie).
Then I had another cat, we thought it was a girl so when mom called her Annoying (she was!) I decided she could be Annabelle, and we called her Anny. Then we found out it was a boy so I wanted a name like Anny so as not to confuse him, so I picked Xanny short for Alexander. To give him a full name I came up with Alexander Xanthakos, Xanthakos from a book I was reading by my favorite author. He needed a 2nd name and I couldnt find a good middle name so I picked a new first name, Brian Alexander Xanthakos. We called him Xanny or Lex.
Then I had more mice, and they were Morgana Louise Mordecai, Mathew Thomas Schultz, George Frederick Bartholomew and Alfred Mortimer Hitchcock. Just cause I liked them. They didn't have nicknames, they just went by their first names.
Then I had two fish, First I got Oliver (cause I liked it) and then I added Jamie, because of Jamie Oliver. My roommates called then Lunch and Dinner :P
Then, DP and I got a cat - he is big and orange. He was Gremlin at the shelter but I like real names for pets. DP liked Eduardo, but I liked Murphy. I think cats should have good nicknames and I don't like any nicknames for Eduardo. Then we ended up with Tomás Murphy Hobbes. Hobbes because he was orange and also because of Thomas Hobbes. My DP wanted a Spanish name so I humored him with the spelling of Tomás. We call him Tommy or Murph.
Finally we have a second cat, she is small and dainty. She was Popple at the shelter. It took us a long time to agree on a name for her. DP wanted another Spanish name. In the end we decided on Isabella Victoria Hobbes. I wanted her to have her own last name but DP said she should have Tom's surname because they are supposed to be siblings..
We call her Bella, sometimes Tory. I think Bella was forefront in my mind after a series of books I've been reading. She was Isabella Sofia for a short while but then DP preferred Victoria.
MTA: if we keep having pets I am going to run out of names for potential future kids :P