where do you get your pet's name?

@jairgirl (2877)
United States
April 28, 2008 8:25pm CST
hello pet lovers, i love naming pets and two weeks ago i named our turtle as "brian" coz i like family guy LOL it seems that most of our dog's name comes from cartoon show or movie. i honestly like it that way coz it reminds me of the fun when i watch that particular show/movie. i was just asking my man what he wants our next dog's name. then he said i will name him "DOG" i laugh so hard that the whole crowd in the restaurant looks at me in wonderment LOL so i asked him why "DOG" he said coz it is very easy to remember haha so i told him, so when someone says to our dog "OH WHAT A CUTE DOG!" then i will ask him/her how did you know his name LOL, now you can imagine how our dinner went out haha! anyway, how about you? where do you get your pet's name? why? thank you for sharing in advance, looking forward to hear from you takecare!
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• United States
29 Apr 08
i got my cats name because when she was little she liked to cuddle so i called her cuddles
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
oh so cute and such a sweet name, makes me miss my cat. she is the same way but my mom wants to call her "mimi" so i call her that. she is one sweet cat. anyway, thanks for sharing appreciate it a lot!
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@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
29 Apr 08
I think of a characterisitc of my pets - for example are they a serious cat or dog, are they black or white or both, are they fat or thin....and call them something based on a personality characteristic or a physical one. Thats the way I do it! Have had a Master Beanpole, a Duchess, a Floozy (that was a promiscous cat), a Leviathan...the list goes on!
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
hello babykay! you sure gives a lot of thoughts and feelings picking your pets name, that is very kind of you. i like the name floozy, cute name and it sure fits a cat haha! i assume you have either lots of pet or pets all throughout your life, good for you and for the pets as well. takecare and keep it up!
@flamenca (82)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
We have two cats, Amy and Tiggy. Their father's name was Ghosty because when he was a kitten, he would just disappear in front of our eyes, plus he was a very pale gray, so the name stuck. He fathered the ones we have now. We had originally called Amy , jaime and one day a friend called her Amy ( when she was a kitten. Her brother Tiggy , is a tiger streaked cat, so the name Tiggy was not hard to find.. Flamenca
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
hello flamenca, thanks for participating, i wonder how ghosty can do that i wish i can watched him intently to have the answer haha. seems like a lot here have cats and dogs and often not just one, im jealous. cats are wonderful and very fun for sure. takecare
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
30 Apr 08
I know a dog named fog! LOL I have: Izzy her name is Elizabeth and had her name when I got her. Motorhead- He had a different name at first but his purr was so load we started calling him motorhead. Daxter- My daughter got the name from a game. It is unusual and I like it.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
hello tammyr, haha, i wish i know that dog named fog LOL! you sure give them a strange name, i like it though. it makes it more special coz i dont hear such name often. my real name is strange too LOL (dont ask i will not dare to respond) i do enjoy when kids name a pet coz i am like that during my younger days anyway, thanks for sharing and for the smile. takecare and good night!
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
30 Apr 08
OOPPSS!! Sorry! I hate typos!! Her name is dog. She is Izzy's sister.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
oh i see, i have to tell my hubby that his ideas are no longer original haha, love the name dog though it is very striking haha. btw, i hate typos too so i try to be careful but mistakes sometimes slip away. takecare and thanks for correcting me.
@say2day (33)
• United States
29 Apr 08
My two older dogs are named Bucky and Bettie. Bettie is a corgi and I bought from a breeder in Bettie, TX So thus, that is where her name came from. She was the last one in the litter. Now Bucky is a basset hound. She was the quiet one in the litter and that is why I picked her. She kinda matches my personality. I didn't want to name her after the small town I bought her from like Bettie's. I thought about that town high school mascot; they are the Buckeyes so that is how I came up with Bucky. The two small towns in Texas are only miles apart. I bought them on the same day when they were only 7 wks old. Bettie is exactly one week older, but they are a pair...Bucky and Bettie!!!!!!!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello say2day! thanks for sharing such a nice story, the history behind the name, that is really wonderful. it sure nice to hear all the story behind one's name. i havent been in texas but i would love to go there someday, hopefully i end up visiting bucky and bettie's town takecare!
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• United States
30 Apr 08
I wanted to add Bucky and Bettie's picture to my post to you but did not know how. If you want to see their cute faces and crazy ears take a look at my profile...
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
hello again, thanks for coming back and giving me the information. i have checked them out and they sure are all ears on that shot. i love hound dogs when i was a kid but now i am dreaming to have a st.bernard (my dream dog) or great dane (my hubby's dream dog) so hopefully 5 years from now i can have one, haha thanks again and takecare!
@zpanmei (60)
29 Apr 08
well i normally name pets according to the person or any recent incident that has an impact on me! so to say last time i watch a movie about two brothers and like that movie a lot, and then after a week or two, our neighbor's dog gave birth some puppies and they gave us two of them, so i gave the dogs the name of the two brothers of the movie!!! my dogs became quite popular in our locality because of those names!!lol!! that's how i do it!!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello! that's the easiest and the best way to name a dog or a pet i guess, coz most kids i have talked to and even adults based their pet name in such a way, i do the same most of the time so you are not alone, haha! by the way what's the name of the 2 pups? takecare!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
1 May 08
karan and arjun huh? nice name, thanks for coming back and letting me know appreciate it a lot! takecare!
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Well, lets see. Harmony, my german shepard I named because I thought we all need some harmony in our lives. When Roxie, whom was already named, had her pups I asked my friends to help with names because there were so many of them. We had Bandit, Zen, Karma, Diesel, Forest, Hunter, and Dakota. We work on cars so that is where the auto type names came from. We once had a dog named Chassie. My hubby is Native American decent so we have chosen names from that. We have a rottie mix named Cherokee and a mutt named Chief. I love stones and have one cat named Jade. Another cat named Pumpkin because of her orange and white fur. Smokey is a really smoky gray colored cat. I have always liked the name Carly so the youngest cat whom is also orange is white is named that. Fancy is a bobtail manx mix cat. She really is fancy looking. My step father had a thing for naming pets with the letter "S". We had Stormy and Squirt, both dogs, growing up.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello carolyn, nice to hear from you again! i love all the names you mention, specially the harmony, chief and pumpkin. you have so many pets, i wish we can do the same but we cant at the moment. it is always special to hear the reason why they got the names for their pet. i always want to name them one by one and wish my self luck to remember them all (my mom usually call all our name - kids, but only addressing to one and mind you we are only 3 LOL) at least you're not that bad in naming names. haha! no wonder you have a wonderful man, i can understand part of it now by the way, your step father should know me when i was a kid then coz i name my dogs with S as well, the most famous one is my dog "silver" anyway, thanks for sharing your stories and i always love to hear from you. takecare!
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Lol. Well, what is funny about the whole thing is Zen is a wild child. We kept two of Roxie's pups, Zen and Diesel. Diesel is more laid back and calm. Then there is Harmony. She loves to bark. If someone is in the yard and they aren't petting her she will bark and bark. I tried reading the definition of harmony to her and that didn't work. Seems if I name them something soothing and calm they act just the opposite, lol.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hahaha, i know what you mean by behaving the opposite of the name. i remember naming our neighbor's dog bubbles and she sure hate having a bath LOL. i smile after reading that you read the meaning of harmony to your dog "harmony" and it is not working, must have learned from the best hmmmm, i wonder who that be LOL takecare!
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Well most of our pets are named after characters from movies or tv shows. For example we have an orange cat that when we got him looked jst like the kitten from "Oliver and Company". We therefore named him Oliver. We have one cat though named Cricket. He got his name because he doesn't meow, he chirps. I swear he does. He chirps at you. He also likes to hop like a cricket, especially when he was younger. The name just seems to fit him
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello emeraldisle! thanks for being here, you make me want to visit you and hear the chirp personally. you should take his video and put it in youtube and let us all know., that would be so awesome i love cats they are so playful and so loving, i cant wait to have my cat back soon from mom. i love when owners name there pet based on their personality. just show that they know their pet anyway, i have to look up oliver and company, it sure sounds familiar but i am not sure so will check it. takecare!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
30 Apr 08
You're quite welcome. If I had a way to I would video him but I can't . We have several cats here We love them as well. Why is your cat with your mom? I can imagine you are missing him horribly. I hope you get him back soon. Oliver also looks a lot like Morris from the old 9 lives commercials as well, if that helps. We got him from the pound when he was a kitten.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
30 Apr 08
oh it's ok, i just wonder if you can. you're lucky to have many cats and the cats are very happy to have a loving family like you! i have to leave my cat coz she dont have the documents to fly here in US, so hopefully my mom can make an arrangement for her before the end of this year. i do miss her (sorry to confuse you SHE is a she she loves to lay next to me in bed and only listens to me and my husband. she loves to go to the bathroom and walk in circles going down the toilet bowl, so cute, i am sad i didnt even took a video of her that time. such a playful cat and i guess all cats are the same specially when they are a baby, that's why i enjoy them a lot. i plan to name my future cat "chase" coz they love to chase anything that is flying or even just moving thanks for sharing all the wonderful stuff about your pets, i appreciate it a lot! takecare and good night! ps thanks for sharing more info about oliver, i will check what i can find tomorrow on the net
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
29 Apr 08
My sister and I used to name our dog from all our favorite character in any TV shows, a funny sound name!Last May, we got 1 dog and since that time, we were following the show at abs-cbn where one of our favorite characters is named "puknat", so we named it puknat!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
puknat! nice name. i like it too. yeah, seems like tv show name is very famous in naming pets specially to kids. i have notices that the kids back in my hometown will name their puppies after the most famous tv show character. cute haha! i hope that show last long time so your dog puknat will be known too takecare and thanks for sharing!
• United States
29 Apr 08
The show is over now but the people will always remember it through our dog! heheheh..Have a great time jairgirl!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Our cats name is Morgana. It comes from the movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. In the movie, Elvira inherits a house from her Great Aunt Morgana Talbot, the true Mistress of the Dark...call me crazy but I always liked the name. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
9 Jun 08
hello twoey68, thanks for sharing your cat's name. i like that name morgana it sure have good personality on it. i have never heard of that movie but it sure sounds pretty interesting, i will check that in youtube and hope they have a clip of it there so i can see some parts of it. hey, dont call yourself crazy, let me call you that way LOL kidding aside, i dont think it is crazy or silly coz most pet owners named their pets from movie or tv show or book character so we are all the same. appreciate your response. takecare
@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Well I have a ton of pets so here goes nothing: Sugar:(white cat, simple enough. I named her when I was 6(she has obvously since passed away, but awesome cat). You arnt but so clever at 6. A whole bunch of Siamese Cats named for spices:(We were a foster home for Siamese Cats until they went to their forever family): Spice Sugar(another one, that was a confusing month or 2) Nutmeg Cardemom(Card for short) Cinnamon Chile Anise Marjoram Pumpkin Chipotle(for the record this was before the restaurant) Saffron Sesame Tarragon Tumeric And the Siamese I have now: Dolce (her sister is Gabanna and lives with my best friend) We have a Welsh Corgi named Tally(full show name is Keswick's Tally Ho) and horses: Mr. Pibb(not sure, but loved Mr. Pibb as a kid and I named him...) Speakeasy(he actually spoke) Syndey(mothers name was Australia and all the foals names were austrialian cities) Saints Day(we bought him on All Saints Day) Trigger(hes a mounted police horse that I train)
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
NOW im really jealous. i always dream to have at least one horse and you have 6+ horses not fair LOL! i love all the names you mention very creative and sure makes me hungry, haha! i love spices and you sure pick the best ones i love siamese cats, but i cannot afford to have one growing up so i just have the local cats from the neighbor's house you must have a great home/place to take care them all. great for you! i wish someday i can have many pets too, they bring me so much happiness. takecare and keep up the loving heart.
@rman3000 (174)
• United States
29 Apr 08
from video games I play.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello, i dont play video games (is pacman acceptable? LOL) but it sure cool to know someone is naming their pets from a game. thank you for the time. takecare!
@Eacync54 (86)
• United States
29 Apr 08
i have this dog name "sunshine". I named him that because he's always in a good mood. always in a playful mood..
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
thanks for the response, i like the name "sunshine" myself my husband used to call me his "sunshine" before i hope he is not thinking a dog back then LOL i wish my dog is always in a good mood as well, he is always grumpy other than me. oh well., takecare!
@katfish86 (146)
29 Apr 08
My chinchillas are called Pepsi and Max.. Originally, we were going to call them Salt and Pepper, as one is dark and one is light, then we were talking about what we'd end up calling them, and realised "Pepper" would end up being called Peps, or Pepsi a lot. When we realised that, my sister and I looked at each other and said 'Pepsi and Max' and that's what they're called! My other chinchilla is called Dusty, as she's mostly white but has a dark nose, and dark tips on her fur.. so she looks like she rang head first into a big pile of dust or something! haha.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
oh so cute, i like salt & pepper (i collect them LOL) yeah cant blame you for changing the name as it is not as famous as the original one. i have never seen a dog with that description (dusty) that would be so cute in person, do you have a photo? i love australian shepherd because of their eye and color, just a lot of going on with them and they are so sweet, i enjoy going to petsmart and pet them haha! anyway, thanks for sharing appreciate it a lot!
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
i get my pet's name from the animes because i do love anime or sometimes i would just name them something that really suits for them
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello rhane7315, i love anime too and they sure all sounds really cute, so i cant blame you for wanting to name your pet after that i feel whatever your pet name is, they appreciate it no matter what knowing they are lucky to have the love from you. thank you so much and i wish you all the best. takecare!
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
29 Apr 08
My dog got his name from his coat. he looks like a tiger kind of so we named him "Saber" like saber tooth tiger. there are pics of him in my photos.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello sameroad, thanks for sharing your dog's wonderful photo, it sure looks like a saber tooth tiger's coat. he is a cute dog and look so tame at the photo. anyway, appreciate the thoughts. takecare
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
29 Apr 08
My Dog's name is SanSan - i got her from a lady named sandra. I love sansan so much that i cried so hard when i left her in the philippines. Mom said that sansan never leaves the gate, she just sit there all day sniffing the air waiting for me to come home. At the end of the day she goes inside the house with a dropping head and sad eyes and goes straight under the bed. We also have a dog named after a famous Filipino Singer - Martin Nievera. hehehehe., and a dog named Hitler and Mac Mac. My Brother though like to name all his cats SUNSHINE no matter the gender..he calls them all sunshine. :)
@meiji15 (664)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
our dog's name is fluffy 'coz she's got such fluffy hair. her dad's name is choco due to his color. to be honest, we're not that imaginative when naming our pets. the name of our first ever dog is whitey (yeah it's because her color's white). unfortunately, she has passed on.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello meiji15, i know some people who likes to name their pets based on their color, i guess it is easier that way as it describes the dog in a way. fluffy is a good name but i cannot name my dog like that coz most of my friends have their pet name that way, oh well. i want to name our future dog BOOO but i am thinking of something else once i have him someday. anyway, sorry to hear about whitey im sure she enjoys her time with you guys. takecare!
@littleone3 (2065)
29 Apr 08
I named my dog Finn because i liked the name i was having trouble choosing a name but searched some online and Finn was what i ended up with as i think it suits him. Our other dog is named Gloria, a name that i do not like, but we have only had her two weeks so we shorten it to Glory. The name does not suit her at all so we are seriously thinking of changing it. Then we have our two cats, Kovue who my daughter named, its after a lion in the Lion King. Then there is Storm who i named because she has the same colour eyes as Storm from X-men. My partner named my two hamsters Starsky and Hutch after the T V show.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello littleone3, thanks for sharing, i agree with you of changing the name glory to something different i honestly would have a hard time calling my pet such name coz i dont see the match (just my opinion). i like all the name though and it is so cute that your daughter named them. i cant wait to have mine oh, i have never have a hamster and hope someday i could, i had rabbit before and pigeons but not hamster or guinea pig so it will be cool to have them. i like starsky and hutch, great choice takecare!
• United States
29 Apr 08
I have 2 beautiful dogs right now, they are half Alaskan Malimute, and half Pit Bull. Great dogs. But anyways, I will tell you there names are " Atrus(the brother) & Kat'ran( the sister)." My husband is kinda a book nerd. So he wanted me to read a 3 part book called "MYST" and I loved it. So that is where I got their names from. As for "dog" my husband normally calls all dogs byt dog and all cats by cat. I dunno.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
29 Apr 08
hello surverymom, thanks for dropping by! they sure is a very nice and intelligent sound name. i am not a book reader but i like to see some names in the book that struck me and leaves me an impression. that book sounds familiar but maybe it is the movie i am thinking and not really the book. anyway, you sure pick a great name out of so many in that book (i assume) makes me want to name my future kid in the same way btw, i have to laugh with your husband calling animals that way, haha! my husband says it is easier that way LOL coz he do that sometime haha! takecare!