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Q: How did you choose your pets name?

October 18, 2008 | By Denise T. | 30 answers | Expired: 2239 days ago

Denise T.

After being on this site awhile now, I have seen pet names from the very common to the extremely rare that probably has its own special meaning that only the family knows. Even the common names, still hold a special meaning behind them as the reason you chose it for your pet. Some I know pick the name based on color of the dogs coat, personality, and something that has special meaning. Some takes weeks to find that perfect name and some just know instantly. I was just wondering the background on how your pet got his/her name. For me, Sammy got his name because of his coloring, he looked just like a chocolate sammy bar. Buddy got his name because Sammy was so fearful of other dogs, we got a dog to be Sammy's buddy and help him with his fear and Lucky just because I felt he was so lucky to come home to us and we were so lucky to have him! For the most part, these names were picked pretty instantaneous, so that's why there not very creative or unique. Lucky is the only purebred but I still haven't registered him but when I do I know his registered name will have Lucky Charm in it. Some of the names that dogs are registered with are more creative than I think I'm capable of coming up with. So, fill us in...how did you choose your pets name?

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Lallyke
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Oct 18, 2008

I always seem to give my pets the names I pick out for my kids :-)

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Reagan R.
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Oct 18, 2008

My cat is black and white - like a Panda bear - which made me think of my favorite cartoon character - Pammy the Panda from Shirt Tales. I loved that cartoon so much - my Mom made me a Pammy Panda costume for Halloween back in 1984!

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Anonymous
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Oct 18, 2008

Butch was actually Lucky, but we had a Cassidy and so, we then decided he was a Butch. Simon just looked like a Simon...Baby was named by my daughter. Dually came with his name and we changed Diesel's name from Steve, because it just didn't fit!! We couldn't really envision my husband riding a horse named Steve!!! So we made him a Diesel to go with our Dually

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LINDA421419 B.
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Oct 18, 2008

Humphrey was already named when we got him from shelter=Brownie is named because she is brown-Button is because she is cute as a button-Oreo-looks like a cookie-strange why we name pets their names.

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Peggy  P.
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Oct 18, 2008

I'm not the best at naming pets but I have a friend that just looks at the animal and names it. The names are always perfect. He says he looks at the breed, whether or not it looks British, French or really any country. Does it have any unique characteristics or colors and then comes up with the name.

Trust me, the names are perfect and when we travel we have him name every pet we see. The weird thing is when the pets hear the new name they seem to like it. We gets lots of laughs.

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Sarah H.
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Oct 18, 2008

What a great question! I've got a few so bare with me!
LeLu- My first kitty and I LOVE the movie the 5th Element, it didn't "work" at first, but it somehow stuck, but the list of her nicknames goes on and on. Boo boo, Boo boo snuggles, boo boo SNUG, puddin' face (she had pudding on her nose)
Goober- I got goober from the pet store i used to work at, and he was supposed to be my aunts cat... So for the first week he didn't have a name, but he was quite the weirdo, hence Goober, but he also goes by GOOB, Goob man, Gooby gooberman.
JoeJoe- He was in a litter of foster kitties and the first day he was born he looked slighty...*cough*...slow, but adorable with big eyes and a big head. I laughed and said he looks like a joey, like from friends, but the name is more Joejoe. Also called Jewdel Doodle, DOODLE.
Zeppelin- The newest addition! we actually don't call him Zeppelin very much but he seems to like it. He was a Zelda and the Z name fit him somehow. He mostly goes by "little one!" until he gets bigger. Muncie is what he ends up being called most of the time but STANK A$$ fits him best since his little pa-tooter is soooo smelly.

=) i wont go on about my ferts. LOL

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Joygold
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Oct 18, 2008

i wanted a name with a "T" to name my new dog after my beloved dog "Toby" who had passed away the year before. I left the naming to my husband and son who were watching a Giant's game on T.V. and thus the name "Tiki" (for Tiki Barbar) was chosen.

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alissa o.
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Oct 18, 2008

The name was picked for us at the humane society where we got her. she is a redbone coon hound named little ann...like where the redfern grows

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Jill J.
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Oct 18, 2008

Well, I don't know. I read some baby books but nothing fit. "Rilee" just came to me one day, but I'd had him for weeks (got him at 8 weeks old). It fits him perfectly as, even at almost 11, he's always riled up. Don't rush- it'll happen.

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Tracy P.
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Oct 18, 2008

his is a hard one! I am very undecisive! I had a cat once that I named smokey because she was grey, but that name never fit, I always called her Kitty. So, she became Kitty. Noone ever knew she had a different name! My other animals were named by my children, luckily, or else they would have all ended up as Kitty's & doggies!! I can read baby name books for months and never find a name I like, so good luck to you!

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