After we saw Elisabeths’s darling bunny products in the new nameberry style column last week, our thoughts naturally hopped right over to the area of rabbit names.
Bunny rabbits—the cute and the caustic– have populated children’s stories and cartoons from Beatrix Potter’s Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail to Uncle Wiggily and B’rer Rabbit to Walt Disney’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 weren’t baby-appropriate, but we burrowed 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 Cottontail—the classic bunny name