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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: 2102 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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Ann G.
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Jan 04, 2009

I don't think it's wrong at all. I think it's just up to each pet owner to decide what they're comfortable with.

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Dr. Joyce B.
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Jan 04, 2009

It is not wrong to name a pet after an old one. I've painstakingly considered it and did it once. I referrede to the latter dog as II (i.e. name, II) and gave the second one a different middle name.

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mike h.
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Jan 03, 2009

It's not wrong to use the same name. Sometimes just looking at a pet a name will suit it.

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BDougher
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Jan 03, 2009

And as long as your cat receives care, your female cat probably won't be concerned if she has a second hand male's name.
Didn't George Foreman name all of his kids "George"?

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BDougher
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Jan 03, 2009

As long as she receives care, your cat probably won't be concerned that is a second hand name.

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Marty T.
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Jan 03, 2009

It's your decision and your choice. Who's to say?

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Patricia  C.
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Jan 03, 2009

Name the cat whatever you want to. I have a dog named Samson. He is my 3rd dog named Samson. Over the years I have had 2 other Samsons. It didn't bother me a bit to name this dog Samson too. If you like a name use it. The cat will grow into the name.

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Jay T.
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Jan 03, 2009

Nothing wrong with it at all.
You should pick a name you like. I think you are honoring your other pet by naming this one after him.

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Praisethekitty
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Jan 03, 2009

The only time I would see it as a possible problem is if it were an older pair of animals and the survivor was used to hearing the name applied to the other animal. Otherwise, I doubt that the animal cares

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 03, 2009

I don't see anything wrong with it. In a way it's showing how much you loved your other pet and are honoring him/her by naming your new one after him. It really is just a matter of preference.

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