What's in a name?

@emma412 (1156)
United States
October 29, 2008 10:39pm CST
What is your pet(s) name? And why did you pick it? Do you feel it suits your pet? I have two dogs. My female dog is named Roxy. Our male dois named Rusty. I really love their names and got them from my favorite surf companies. I feel their names really suit them. The only thing I worry about is that the names are similar so they sometimes get confused about who I am talking to.
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@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I actually didn't name our dog. We kind of adopted him from my boyfriends sister. She named him Luke and his niece who was 3 at the time just called him Lucas. So we call him Luke but it's funny when he's in trouble I call him Lucas. I don't know how Luke fits him but it does. I couldn't imagine him with a different name.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
That's so funny! Does he know when you call him Lucas he's in trouble? It's just like calling a kid with his or her full name, I guess.
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Too cute! Thanks for sharing.
@jamesgrub (673)
• United States
30 Oct 08
i have a dog named princess but whats funny is she loves to play in the dirt and shes the craziest one she doesn't really act like a princess. my other dogs name is phee phee i got her name from her mothers name. her moms name was phoebe so i wanted to use something from that and i though of phee phee. my last dog is a puppy named daisy, i do not know why i named her that but it suits her.
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
30 Oct 08
That is so cute about your "princess!" Good luck with all of them!
• United States
20 Nov 08
Hi, I saw that you named your dog Roxy - well mine is Foxy. She is a Toy Fox Terrier and I absolutely love her. I picked Foxy because she is cute and a Toy Fox Terrior. However, sometimes I call her Roxy - I think they are both very cute names. Foxy just suited her.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
I purchased my 2 yr old Chartruex (cousin of the Russian Blue - feline) when she was a only bout 3 months old. I named her GiGi. I simply thought it was a cute name at the time. A year later I was surfing the net for breeding info and ran across a site that described the breed and its' characteristics. I was really surprised to learn that for centuries, people who owned these felines got accustomed to naming their Chartruex with a name that started with the corresponding letter of the alphabet to the year in which the animal was born. Example, Gigi was born in 2007 and the 7th letter of the alphabet is....you guessed it "G". I did this unknowingly but it made the name seem that more special. I now have 3 cats, Gigi, Rusti (cuz of her rusted color fur) and Puddles cause I found her in a puddle on my way to the store one rainy night. Working with a vet for 3 years I learned that cats and dogs can understand very well 2 syllable names. Anything longer or complex will not be easily retained. Example: PooKiE can be easier retained than Pocahontas. TooTLeS =0)
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I have a German Shepherd dog named Jack. My mom named him Jack because he's a Shepherd and Jack Shepherd is a character on her favorite show Lost. I also have a pet mouse I named Ianto after the character Ianto on the tv show Torchwood. My boyfriend and I just adopted a dog. Her name is Rosie. That's the name she came with. Her foster parents had named her Rosie because she was very cheerful. We thought the name fit her well so we kept it.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
I have six pets so this might take a while! Snowy is our oldest cat. He got that name because he is part Siamese, and with the white spots on his paws, he looks a little like a breed called a Snowshoe Siamese. He's not really one, but that's what inspired the name. Ophelia is a black cat. We took care of her and her siblings, and I had to come up with names from all four, so I chose Shakespearean names. She got to be Ophelia because she's black. She's very needy so I guess that sort of fits the character? Cyleigh is the dog. She got that name because we needed a name for her that didn't start with the same letter as any of the other family members. We thought of Kylee but we already had a K, so we just changed the spelling. Razzle is another cat. When we originally got her she had a sister, so I gave them the pair names of Razzle and Dazzle. I don't think the name particularly suits her as she is a very shy cat, and while she is pretty she's not particularly unusual looking or anything. Tuula is the last cat. Her name is Finnish and I think it means "wind." My mom picked that name, I think because she's grey. She's not really very wind-like. She's sturdy and attacks a lot. Fiver is the bunny. I named him after one of the rabbits from the book Watership Down. I had already planned to use a name from that book, and I picked Fiver because the character in the book is the runt of the litter and my pet is pretty small. It suits him, I think, because he's fairly shy.
@Marie5656 (336)
• United States
1 Nov 08
My husband, Rick, named our chinchilla Trixie. He said he thought the name would fit her because he thought she'd be full of Tricks. He was right. She is a bundle of energy and always seems to have a surprise up her sleeve. She is definatly a cutie and her name does fit her. I cannot see her named anything else.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Oct 08
My husband named our Pomeranian Bo. I'm not sure why he picked the name. I picked the doggie and he chose the name for him.
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