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Q: Is it wrong to name a new pet after an old one?

January 2, 2009 | By Davina T. | 30 answers | Expired: 2013 days ago

Davina T.

I adopted two kittens last year together & named them Starsky & Hutch. Hutch had to be put down 5 wks after the adoption. I just now adopted a new female kitten and everyone says I should name her Hutch or even Hutch2. For now, I've just been calling her Hutchie. Is it wrong to reuse Hutch's name? I'm not really worried about it being a boy name for a girl.

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Greenkitty44
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Jan 02, 2009

I think it is completely up to you. I would name another cat or dog after the ones I have loved for years in the past. It would be a happy rememberance for me. But, I could see how some people would not feel comfortable naming it after one that is passed....I think naming a cat or dog after one that is no longer with you is just like naming a child after a great great grandparent who is no longer with you.

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RichardK
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Jan 02, 2009

Name your pet anything you want. Nothing is right or wrong - its all in the comfort zone.

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Annielandky
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Jan 02, 2009

If you feel good with the name-go for it///

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