Dylan: We 'borrowed' a labrador cross puppy from its owner whilst taking its sibling to visit its new potential family, just for company. All day we were calling him Dylan even though we weren't going to have him. When we returned him to his owner, she was filling in a cross word with the answer being Dylan. When we got him, we put 16 names in a hat and pulled out Dylan. We just had to have the puppy and we had to call him Dylan!
Bruno: We just saw a picture of this little Jack Russell and just had to have him! We just instinctively knew he was Bruno
Skipper: Named after the brand of cat basket where he was born
Gandalf: A stray gave birth in our house, and a friend wanted the first male kitten that was born and wanted to call him Gandalf. Ironically he came out grey and white! Unfortunately they had to move house so we had him back :)
Molly: My mum just wanted a little girl called Molly
Grafton: Named after my favourite author Sue Grafton
My mom was in love with the Beatles, so my first dog was named Lucy (after Lucy in the sky with diamonds), our cat (who actually only liked my youngest sister Poppy) was Rita (Lovely Rita Meter Maid) and my brother Jaspers pet rock (the kid could never keep a pet alive on his own) was called Jude (hey jude).
My family has two dogs and a cat. We all voted on our dogs names, my dad chose the cat's name though.
Shasta Rain: Pit-mix (I picked the middle name)
Birdie Belle: Lab-Pit-mix (Had no idea about the actress until later)
Carmel Pumpkin Cute: Calico Cat (my brother picked this when he was about six. It stuck)
Coco Chanel: No idea (died two years ago)
Duke Frankincence: Jack Russel (chaos for four years)
Goldie: The Past 6 Goldfish owned.
We have a 5 year old shih-Tzu named Isabella Jade and she answers to a variety of nn including: Izzy, Bella, Bell-Bell, Izz-Bizz, and many more:) We also have a 3 year old boy dog named Bailey. He is a shih-tzu mix and he answers to Bubba, Bailey Boy, or of course his given name:) They are both very intelligent and I love them as if they are my children (no babies yet).
I have so many "pets". I have five cats and two dogs that live with me but I feed over 30 stray cats every night. They are homeless and one colony lives behind an auto body shop here in town and the other colony lives behind our local Hardee's. A friend and I have have put out shelters for them and had them neutered but because they are semi-feral (they only come to me or Heather) they are unadoptable.
My dogs: Henry and Binky
My cats: Tallulah Belle, Leonardo, Merlin, Fiona, Delilah
My strays: Benjamin Franklin, Sonny Bono, Bridget Bardot, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Sue, Angelina, Molly, Percy, Samantha, Savannah, Sasha, Simon, Sebastian (those last five are litter mates), Pip, Grayson, Jackson, Grace, Faithful, Abigail, Simba, Lucy, Tess, Izzy, Dmitri, Pasha, Heidi, Attila, Olivia, Cecil, Spanky, Voo-Doo, Black Jack, Tango, Jacque, Jake and Carlo.
Oh and there's also Frank and Jesse - two big old tom cats who show up on my front porch from time to time.