to be honest, I think simplicity is really underrated. I mean, I can't stand all the dogs named Bailey and Chloe, but with a name, the most important thing is that it will stick. My cat's named Sammy, because the shelter named her Libby which I thought was stupid. Is Sammy a boring name? Yes. Would I change it? No. I also recently vowed to,
if I ever get a doggie, to name him Augie. And yes, I love Kitty for a cat, or even any other animal. Doesn't mean I wouldn't wanna get creative, it just means I'd rather go with something simple than something unwieldy.
Don't have a pet currently, but i had many hermet crabs and goldfish as a kid! I remember naming them things from "Present and Lucky" to "Drake and Josh" to "Cinderella and Belle". I'm hopefully getting a white Persian cat soon and will probably name him Presley after my mother's obsession with Elvis Presley! I can have my little King of Rock :)
I agree. I work for a cat rescue. I always try to give them unique names when they come in although a lot of the time their new owners will write to us saying something along the lines of "thank you for letting us adopt ___ who we have now renamed Felix." I always try and name all my pets my guilty pleasure names, names that i love but wouldn't use on my future children. Only have 1 dog at the moment called Connor. He was already named this when I rescued him and he was 6 years old at the time so couldn't really change his name. I love it though, quite common for a child but you don't really hear that name for a dog.
I don't like human names for animals because then I either associate the name as a "pet name" only and find it odd on humans or the other way around. For example Lola and Roxy are dog names and I can't picture them on humans thanks to people who name there pets that. Some names are also "cow names" thanks to so many cows being named Clarabelle or Betty or whatever, etc.
So I wish people would not use human names for animals.
Cats RIP all of them girls
My mom's cat
Lincoln aka Linc
My dog is named Pistol. My husband adopted her before we met & she came with the name Crystal. Crystal was also the name of one of his room mates at the time...so that wouldn't work! He didn't want to give her a name that would be confusing & unfamiliar to her so Pistol worked!
I find shelter names to usually be so odd...like more people names than pet names!
We had a smooshed-faced, crooked looking, ugly but adorable Boston terrier we named Vladimir. Vlad's name suited him perfectly; a tough guy name for our crazy dog.
I have a cat named Milo... He's annoying, though. lol
My BFF said her cat is deceaded. I cried very much, yesterday I played with him.... So, he was named Sammy. I chose the name.
I had a chihuahua named Max once, but that was over 20 years ago, before it became that popular. His full name (because he was a purebred) was Max Omero Keegan. We have had cats named Callie (yep...a calico), Skippy (because he was the color of peanut butter), Maisie, Salem, Corey, and Topanga. (Yes, from "Boy Meets World") We still have Corey...or my daughter does.
Being a secretary/receptionist at a vet clinic I know what you mean! I how ever am guilty of naming my pets generic names.
Greyhound - Kodah
Bull Terrier – Thorin "Thor"
Bengal cat - Nala
Black and White domestic/shelter cat - Sylvester "Vester"
Cockateils - Kaio (Ky-oh), Jozie and Lyric
Alexandrines - Vinn and Hawk
In the fish tank
Oscar, Nebula, Galaxy, Star, Luna, Onyx, Ruby, Arielle, Apollo, Storm, Venice, Topaz, Jazz, Merlin, Pheonix, Casper, Monroe, Willow, Chuck, Nemo, Rome and Finn and then the tetras
And one day I would like to own an Italian Greyhound called Remy.
Other names I like for pets: