Whatever you do, don't name your pet...

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
June 9, 2010 9:04pm CST
I was reading the pet newsletter recently from Dr. Jon with petplace.com that there is one name you should NEVER name your pet. And, honestly, I have to agree. In fact, when I recently (well, back at the end of Feb) picked up the kitten someone even suggested I name her that. I informed them that I would NEVER name a cat that. Why? Because it seems to be an UNLUCKY name. and what is this name? Lucky Yep, Lucky in fact, the ONLY cat I've ever heard about being named Lucky was run over by a car - survived that, got bit by a poisonous snake - survived THAT! and was hit again by a car!!! Nope, no pet of MINE is going to be called LUCKY!!! I suggest you also not name any pet Lucky. Heck, even Dr. Jon with petplace says its an unlucky name - that when ever a clinic hears of a pet named Lucky they start counting the ways this poor animal will be hurt! So, you ever known or had a pet named Lucky? Don't do it again!!!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hey Elic! I had honestly never thought about that name this way! But, the again I would never have thought about naming my cats that name anyway! I always have my "cats to be's" names picked out before I even see them! I did that with all 5 cats I've ever had! I just picked a name, got the cat and hoped they lived up to their names and so far, so good!lol
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Jun 10
My cats usually name themselves! Maggiepie "He who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors." ~ Thomas Jefferson
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I'm like Maggie, I pretty much let my cats find their own names. Like the current kitten - Daisy - cause she's like Granny Clampet (Beverly Hillbillies) she may have been small, but she was FEISTY!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 10
oh my gosh yes it was a sad time too. I was pregnant 11 months after having my first child. the little boy come to my back door crying, lady the boys threw your puppy into the irrigation ditch to see if he could swim, come help me,hes gonna drown. the next door neighbor came with me and he managed to get my puppy out of the canal, Lucky, out of the swiftly moving water. I cried while I tried to revive him but he was gone, my purebred dachshund puppy who was going to be a show dog was drowned by some teenaged goons who thought the whole thing was funny. oh myG.fifty years ago, and still hurts. w hy they came into my yard,picked up my puppry who loved everyone then threw him into swiftly moving water. not funny tragic.the teen aged goons parents paid me for the cost of my puppy but that was not the point they killed my puppy, the adorable sweet puppy who loved everyone and willingly played with them til they just tossed him in the water. oh my g. that did hurt.So yes Lucky is not a good name for a pet never ever name a pet that. I still remember that day.my husband was furious and made them repay us for our dog but that did not help how I felt. I wanted those boys punished as they tried to kill my dog and they succeeded too.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I totally agree. Killing that puppy could've been charged as a felony, because he was probably worth over $50
• New Zealand
17 Jun 10
^^Was I MEANT to lol at ElicBxn's comment? And sorry about your puppy. That sucks.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Many years ago when I was with the carnival there was a man nicknamed LUCKY. He had one hand with only 3 fingers left. One missing eye, and a multitude of scars from serious injuries. Too funny I felt. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
isn't that always the case! I've never known anyone called Lucky, but maybe I'm just lucky that way!
@attente (987)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
oh. this one's interesting! we have 8 dogs! and luckily no one's named lucky! HAHAHHA!! :))
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I have had alot of dogs over my lifetime but never had one named lucky, thank heavens. Thanks for the info.
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
26 Oct 10
sounds like good advice. I have never heard of this before. I do not think I know of anyones pet named lucky except in the movies.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I was making a deposit for Maggiepie the other day and there was a handsome dog in the car next to me, turned out his name was "Lucky"
• United States
26 Oct 10
OMG! I knew there was some pet owner out there that had one. lol.
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
18 Jun 10
I find that animals are usually RE-named Lucky after surviving a list of disasters. Or a baby animals is called that after a less than happy start to their little lives.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I'm sitting here with my lucky Oliver, who spent one night outside as a week old kitten, in hopes that mom would come back and get him. All my cats are pretty lucky, but I would never name one that!
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
19 Jun 10
You don't need to...you come up with great pet names for your fur babies.
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@GardenGerty (101631)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I have heard lots of jokes about people nicknamed Lucky, and since they go along the same lines as your pet story, I would never consider having a "lucky" pet. I have always had a strange sense of names anyway, and I have had cats named "Mr. Clean" and Winston, and Tapioca, and I guess Shamrock was the closest I came to naming a cat lucky. I raised Shamrock on a bottle. He did well until he got run over, of course. Guess I won't name a cat Shamrock again ever, either.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hi Gerty. I just wrote about a guy named Lucky. I have the feeling the jokes you've heard are exactly what this guy's life was like. He was very much a typical "Lucky", poor guy!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
there was a radio show called Night Beat, and the guy was at first called "Lucky" for the same reason you call a bald guy "Curly"
@GDTimothy (446)
• United States
21 Jul 10
Interesting! I've never known any animals named Lucky. And that may be because they never survived long enough for me to know them. LOL! But how about "Fortunate?" Or "Auspicious", or "Fortuitous?" Any thing unlucky about those names? LOL! :-)
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Jul 10
I don't foresee anyone around the States naming their pet anything like those names - too hard to yell when they are acting up...
• United States
20 Jul 10
there was a 3 legged cat 1 street over from me named lucky. it had gotten hit by a car as well. happy is a bad name too.my folks had a dog named happy..that started biting people. i hope he wasn't "happy" doing that..
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I would agree, I can see naming Ping "Happy" but what would we have named Pong? and besides, Ping is kind of grumpy anyway
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Jun 10
Actually, I've never had an animal named lucky. Cinnamon, Baby, Shmeb, Spot, Rover, Snoopy, etc., but not Lucky.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Jun 10
how do you say "Shmeb"? I guess I'm not into real common names, Oliver is the most common one we have, but he was a week old orphan when we got him...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jun 10
I'm thinking that unlucky wouldn't be such a hot name either!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Jun 10
really, honestly, a name with more than 2 syllables is hard to call when you need them TRUST me
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Jun 10
No, I never knew a Lucky. But I see the point. It seems that would bring on the BAD luck. We have had a Kayla, a Koot, a Sophie. We even had a Pickles. It seems we have been very safe! lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Jun 10
Our cat, Rygel, mom's name was Sophie. I never have had a Lucky, and now I never will! Actually, never even occurred to me to name a cat that, too common.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Jun 10
nope that name never intered my mind at all seems common and I name mine dogs with unusal names I think!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I agree, and I didn't name my dog, he came with the name Cujo
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
10 Jun 10
We have never named any of our pets Lucky. However, we do have a neighbor of a certain nationality that always names his dogs Lucky. They are always chihuahuas and he has about three at a time. Very strange to hear all three called the same name all the time.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
that is weird - but I guess that's just the way it is I have never reused a name, but Lilian Jackson Braun names her male Siamese Koko - last heard, she was on #3
@bonus150 (62)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Our dog's name is actually "Lucky" I named him lucky because the night before we bought him I was watching 101 Dalmatian and one of the puppy's name was Lucky. I don't see anything wrong of naming your dog lucky. My dog never had a bad luck in fact Lucky is still alive until now. We have him for 8 years and he never had bad luck or got sick. Lucky is also my first dog he is really active and happy. Maybe one of the reason he never had an accident is because he usually stays at home. We walk him around the subdivision but we never bought him our of town.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
its just an average, bonus, but yeah, you keep them safely inside and always on a lead, and they are less likely to get in trouble
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
10 Jun 10
Guilty as charged! I found a turtle dove years ago; it had fallen out of its nest and I fed it with an eye dropper every few hours and watched as it became stronger and stronger. When we found it there were no feathers and before too long it was looking more like the beautiful bird it was meant to be. I called the wild life department to find out when I should release the turtle dove and they informed me that I was better off keeping it as a pet because there is no way it would know how to fend for itself. So the bird became part of the family and we named it…Lucky! Poor old Lucky only lived a year before passing away. I thought it was because we may not have been feeding it the right things but perhaps it was just its unfortunate name!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
wild birds don't normally thrive in captivity, unless you really do know how to properly feed them - heck, we have a neighbor who keeps pigeons and they fly around the neighborhood and get killed by things - she gets upset, but....
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@ellie333 (21029)
10 Jun 10
Hi ElcBxn, I have never known or named a pet Lucky probably for the reasons stated. I like more unusual names for my pets anyway. Somne would say this pet was lucky as it survived but to me if it had not been named lucky perhaps these events wouldn't have occurred at all. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Jun 10
ain't that the truth! the single most common named cat we have is Oliver, so named because he's an orphan... he's the little black and white kitten in my avatar and we raised him from a week old
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
REALLY!! why? he he i have not named any of my pets lucky and well, i think it is too common for a pet name. i had pets named boxer, molly, peggy, sarsi, mindi and mucho.... he he but we never named any of our pets lucky. :D
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
11 Jun 10
The only animal I know of that is named Lucky is a friend's dog. He has a lot of health problems. I can't remember what they are exactly, but I know he has to have special food. He was very sick for awhile and they almost lost him. I guess he was lucky to have survived, but it doesn't seem very lucky to be sick in the first place.
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