After we saw Elisabeths’s darling bunny products in the new nameberry style column last week,Â our thoughtsÂ naturallyÂ hopped right overÂ to the area of rabbit names.
Bunny rabbitsâ€”the cute and the caustic– have populated childrenâ€™s stories and cartoons from Beatrix Potterâ€™s Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail to Uncle Wiggily and Bâ€™rer Rabbit to Walt Disneyâ€™s first character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and then Thumper to Bugs Bunny to Runaway Bunny all the way to the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit in Who Killed Roger Rabbit, who was a rabbit in name only.
A lot of these characters didn’t have actual names, or if they did, they werenâ€™t baby-appropriate, but weÂ burrowedÂ through books, comics and cartoons, movies, television shows, and video games, and came up with our Nameberry Picks of 12 Best Bunny Names:
Luna, the bunny from the Sanrio Jewelpet series–and a moonstruck name on the verge of mega-popularity
Niccolo, a merchant rabbit in the game Sword of Mana–and an exotic path to Nick
Peter Rabbit and Cottontailâ€”the classic bunny name