Do you think it's silly to name your pet after a real persons name?

@Jshean20 (14373)
Canada
November 26, 2006 9:46pm CST
Our dogs name is "Ike"...which is also a real person name. What about your pets, what are their names? Is it silly to name them after a real person? I think it's cute..
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@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I think it is fine to name them a person's name.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
OK thank you
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
OK thank you
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
OK thank you
@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Molli - Molli
I don't think it's silly. My one dog is named Molli.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Thank you
@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
27 Nov 06
No I don't. I have had a lot of animals with people names: Sara, Cody, Cleo, rusty.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
cool thanks :)
@sherzy (954)
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
Yes it is. But it depends if you hate the person then I would do that too.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
thank you :)
• New Zealand
27 Nov 06
my brother got to name his friends chihuahua. It jumped up on him, and straight away my brother said "hello Steve". The name stuck. I think its cool:)
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
I do too.
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@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I don't see anything wrong with it. People can name their pets real names. I think a real name actually sounds better than some of those silly names people tend to name their pets.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
thanks for responding :)
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@prasadr (872)
• India
28 Nov 06
some people name there dog with the name of there enemies... But i wont do, since i dont have any dog
• Latvia
28 Nov 06
As long as you live in a free country you can name animals as you like. Well i wouldnt call a dog or cat in real peoples names, coz i have respect for us people, Although i love animals and they deserve to be loved, but deserve they own names - animal origin names - i used to call my deaf cat as suns ( = dog - transl. from latvian ) it was amusing and funny.. gave me more credibility if i was comming home with a girl and my white cat saw me and was pursuing me for half kilometer until the door and i was calling it "dog" - was real funny:)
• Latvia
28 Nov 06
As long as you live in a free country you can name animals as you like. Well i wouldnt call a dog or cat in real peoples names, coz i have respect for us people, Although i love animals and they deserve to be loved, but deserve they own names - animal origin names - i used to call my deaf cat as suns (= dog - transl. from latvian ) it was amusing and funny.. gave me more credibility if i was comming home with a girl and my white cat saw me and was pursuing me for half kilometer until the door and i was calling it "dog" - was real funny:)
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
thanks
• United States
27 Nov 06
Absolutely not silly! My dog's name is Tasha, a people name. However, my cat's name is Pepe-Le-Peu, after the skunk on Looney Toons. You Can name your pet whatever you want, as long as it makes you happy.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
I think so too.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
I think so too.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
I think so too.
@Karma71 (176)
• United States
28 Nov 06
My cat - This is Catherine
We have a cat named Catherine and a dog named Rocky. So I don't see anything wrong with it.
@Karma71 (176)
• United States
28 Nov 06
My dog - This is Rocky
This is my dog
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
they are cuties.
@FlaKNMB (831)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I have LOTS of pets (six dogs, eleven cats and a bird). Some have real people names (Willie, Katie, Hannah, Holly, Chloe) and others don't (Bowser, Fawn, Sweet Pea, Nubs, BK, Jasmine, Sugar, Sissy, Dup, Moki, Doodle, Atti, Angel).
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
If my dog was a girl I thought about Chloe too...but he ended up as Ike instead hehe.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
If my dog was a girl I thought about Chloe too...but he ended up as Ike instead hehe.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
10 Dec 06
of course not, i mean if we treat our pets like a sister, or a real family member not just a "pet" of course we give them names we are comfortable with. besides it could just be a coinsidence that they have the same names.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
good points, thank you
@balabrahmam (1074)
• India
10 Dec 06
my pet name is jimmy this name having any person i donot know
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
thank you
• United States
9 Dec 06
I name most of my cats after soap opera stars, my daughter and I have been doing it for many years ... kind of fun
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
that sounds fun
• United States
9 Dec 06
I think its cute to name pets after people. Our newest addition is our dog Roscoe. My 3 year old named him after Roscoe on the Dukes of Hazzard. She loves the show and him. We havve even had fish named Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke. I dont mind as long as its somthing that my 2 year old can say too.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
thank you
• India
6 Dec 06
yes
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
10 Dec 06
OK
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
1 Dec 06
I do not have pets.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
10 Dec 06
OK
@cessy1 (1748)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
hmm i don't see anything weird about it... :) it may only gets confusing if you know someone with the same name of your pet and both your pet and the person you know is with you and you try to call one of them.. :p that would be a funny situation, i think :)
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
that would be a bit funny.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I think its kinda cute.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
me too
@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
28 Nov 06
Maggi May - Maggi May
I think it's cute.I have a chihuahua cross poodle named Maggi May.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
what a cute photo.
• United States
28 Nov 06
No I don't think it's silly. Sometimes a "human" name just fits for a pet.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I think so too