We have a schnauzer named Otto. It suits him perfectly. I was looking at a list of names, it jumped out at me, I said "That's it!", I ran it by my husband, he said "That's it!" ....If only all name choices could be that simple. (He has lots of nn's, but the most common is "Tito", shortened from "Ottito"....:))
Hi all! My name is Nicole and I have a 2-year old male Saint Bernard. His name is Bernie. :)
At the moment, we only have a dog. He's a teacup long-haired chihuahua and his name is Rex. We usually call him Rexy though. It was Morgan's choice, and I loved it. He's still a pup at the moment, and so cute!:
We have two cats-Amity and Keeko. Before them was two more-Buhca and Mia-Ow.
I have two dogs, a Lowchen named Bo Peep and a Vizsla named Ross.
Current pets are a rabbit named Cookie (she came with the name, sometimes I call her Cookie Monster because she is a snob)
...and a fish name Okena, which is Native American and means "water chief." Yeah, we had fun with that one.
Books influence my naming choices a lot. Even both of my kids have names slightly after book characters, and it's no different for my pets.
Desdemona Lioncourt- She's my oldest cat. Desdemona after the female lead in Othello, and Lioncourt after Lestat from Interview with the Vampire. (I think this regal name made her a little stuck up lol) Mona for short.
Storybook Wynne- Storybook is obvious. The baby cat. Story for short.
Spock- My male cat. Live long and prosper.
Jabba the Hutt- our Betta fish
Greta Llewellyn- the dog. She's almost 14 years old.
With this batch of pets, we didn't choose any names I would use on a person, but in the past I have had cats named George, Tom, and other people names. I have three cats at the moment, a german shepard/collie mix, and a teddy bear hamster:
Loki - The oldest cat. Definitely suits the personality.
Pan - He is a little younger than Loki and his name fits his personality too.
Zen - He's the same age as Pan and he is definitely very 'zen'
Firefly - This is the hamster. We named her this because she really seems to like the song Firefly by Owlcity.
Janey - This is the dog. She is very sweet and intelligent.
My pets have names I love but wouldn't use on a human baby. My old turtle was Aristotle (who we all called Aristurtle), my pet hamsters are Henrietta and Xerxes and I'm getting a rabbit this week whom I'll be calling Amadeo or Celestina (still can't decide, boy/girl?).
I have a literary theme going on:
We have a Westie named Eloise (after the girl who lived in the Plaza) and it suits her perfectly. A gray cat named Dinah after Alice in Wonderland's cat. And if I ever get a micropig: Piggy Longstocking.