What Are Your Pets’ Names?

George Washington had a dog named Sweetlips.  Paula Abdul‘s dog is named Puggy Sue.  And Ozzy Osbourne‘s dog is named…..Ozzy.

In my new book Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?, a loving look at our sometimes over-the-top dog culture, I include a long list of such strange and surprising celebrity dog names.

And now we want to know about your dogs’ names — and cat, hamster, fish, iguana, and parakeet names.  We want to hear about the names you’ve chosen for your pets over the years, from childhood animals to pets you own now.

Do you give your pets people names?  Names, maybe, that you love but are not brave enough to use on actual children?  Or maybe baby names that, for whatever reason, you’re afraid you’ll never get to use?

Or do you give your pets, you know, pet names?  Fido, Rover, Fluffy, Spot?

Tell us the names of your dogs and cats, hamsters and yes, even goldfish.  And let us know where you found the names and what they signify.

For more on the dogs-babies connection, check out my slideshow on Huffington Post: Are Dogs the New Kids?

And if you’ve got a dog lover on your holiday gift list — or are crazy about dogs yourself — please order a copy of Rabid, in stores right now!

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tallulahnscarlettsmama Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:50 am

our current pets are
rabbits:clover willow,
angus mcfluffy,blossom dandelion,rosie daffodil
dogs:toby flynn,trixie topaz
sheep:reginald,rupert,rachel,ramona
duck:dash
chickens:effie,evie,angelina,flossy,posy,eliza
cats:bellacat,dahlia boo,saffron petunia
as you can see,we love flower names 🙂

arreisenlaluz9 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:56 am

I definitely don’t like when people use baby names on their pets… This is your chance to pick something silly or different, so take it! My kitten’s full name is Whimsy Reverie Hope Reeves. :]

N3011 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:04 am

My two dogs have people names and I hate it when.you meet an animal with a name like whiskers or spot .. I give my dogs human.names cuz they’re part of the family 🙂
their names are :
Haley ( husky & collie )
&
Karmyn ( chihuahua & min pin)

Sassy Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:07 am

Our dog’s name is Jethro after Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. (Not The Beverley Hillbillies, as most people assume) He is very stubborn just like the character, lol.
Our cats are Cow and Zoe. My hubby named Cow after his markings. He’s black and white and kind of looks like a cow. Zoe we got at the shelter and she came with that name.
Growing up most of our animals either came with the name or my parents named them. Our first dog was Shandy (or “Stephanie’s Tam-o-shanter), my parents named him. The rest were Alice, Chelsea, Brew. We also had 2 cats that we got from my cousin Abacrombie and Chadwick. They were already named when we got them.

Jessica123 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:09 am

My dog is a black lab– his name’s Shadow!

Jinxgirl Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:21 am

Pets I’ve had over time:

Birds: Peaches (because of orange dots on cheeks), Mango (same), Sunny (yellow), Sky (blue)

Dogs: Jonah (found on Jocassee Lake), Casey, Lady (looked like Lady and the Tramp), Charlie, Maggie, Bojo (short for Mr. Bojangles’ Dance), Hoss (big as a “hoss”), Sambo, Dixie, Samson, Delilah, Bouncer

Cats: Tinkerbell, Leo (looks like a lion), Annabel (after Annabel Lee), Lily, Leia (star wars), Jedi (same), Eli, Brutus (big guy off Popeye), Moxie (she had some), Prissy, Simba (Lion King), Tigerlily, Persia, Honey, Wonka, Cookie , Skittles, Stinker (looked like a skunk), Lucas, Callie (calico)

samjaymc Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:28 am

I have two guinea pigs: Poppy and Luna.
arreisenlaluz9 , I agree. I want my pets to have people names.

Arlina Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:37 am

Im just a few weeks from bringing home my lab puppy that I have named Sullivan, Sully for short.

Over the years I have named :
Tom the staffy (i was 3 and thomas the tank engine was my fav!)
Marley the mutt (long before the book/movie)
Kester the mini horse

my best friend had big male tom cats called Sprinkles and Tiddles and my sister got a dog as a teenager that is named La-la… that route of naming wasnt appealing to me!

ashlee357 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:40 am

My dog is a rottweiler so we wanted a “strong” name for him. His name is Troy and sometimes we call him Big T because he is 130 lbs.

kyemsma Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:42 am

As a child, my dog’s name was Ginger, and my cat was Misty.

As an adult, I have had two cats –
D.J. (“dog junior” for his personality), and a spunky cat named Phoebe.

Jessica Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:45 am

Hubs and I have two Italian Greyhounds. I named one Roscoe and he named the other Olivia (I had been pushing for Ollie).

Rking Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:57 am

We have two cats. Flannery, after the author Flannery O’Connor, and Ulysses, named after the James Joyce book. My husband was an English major.

Missmolly Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:58 am

Our current dog is Fenrir, aka Fenn, the Fenster, Fendog, named after the Norse god by my son.

Past pets:
Sam, the Golden Retriever, aka Sammy, Samwise, Wookie, Wookie-dog. He was a stray, and seemed to be an Everyman (or every dog), so he got a workaday name. Wookie cane from the loud, moaning groans he let out when distressed.

Bonnie Brae, the Shetland Sheepdog, aka Bonnie, Best-Dog-in-the-World. Her real name reflected her Scots heritage, her nickname just described her!

Pippin, the calico cat, aka Her Majesty, PsychoCat, Pepper. A nod to Tolkien. Her MNs are self-explanatory, except for Pepper, explained below.

Lucky, the “tuxedo cat”, aka Luckycat, Fraidycat, Groucho, Lucy. He was a stray, lucky to be rescued as a kitten from a hostile dog, who had a list of bizarre anxiety-inducing objects and situations (ceiling fans, can openers, people in bathtubs). He had a black mark on his white muzzle that made him look as though he was chomping a cigar, Grouch Marx style. He and Pippin had a vet that continually misread the names on their files as Lucy and Pepper.

I tend to use nns with my pets much more than I do with humans….

ClaireElise Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 8:56 am

In the past, I’ve had a Rupert, Kipling, Norbert and Nat (all cats), Penny (dog) and Sidney (hamster). I currently have Juniper and Pippin (both cats). They all suited their names, but sometimes I wish I hadn’t used Penny, Sidney or Juniper…now I can’t use those on a baby one day!

maggiemary Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:21 am

I have two cats; Aslan and Simba and two (brown) rabbits called Bruno and Sable.

There’s also a family dog called Storm.

And I have a horse, not quite a pet, but still part of my animal family. Her name is Cobweb.

TheFutureMrsB Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:37 am

I have a dog; Flapjack who has always been Jack to me. We got him as a 4 month old pup, prenamed.
I have a beta fish called Mud, partly because of it’s green-brown color, partly because it was my dad calls things he can’t think of a name for.
And a pet rat named Einstein that was almost Napoleon.

Fahrenheit Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:52 am

I’m not real fond of using human names on pets unless the name has got some quirkiness, and also no possible usability as a future child’s name for me (for example, my past fish, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern). I also like made up pet names, like my old cats, Frisket and MewKiss (yup, that last one is pronounced like that… I was a kid and thought it was funny). =) I guess you could say I’m partial to the tongue-in-cheek style when it comes to naming my pets.

jc54 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:59 am

A cat (orange tabby): Zeus
A dog (white poodle): Francesca nn Franny
A fish: Goldie
A hamster: Sophia nn Sophie

DayKen95 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:03 am

Previous pet were Bubbles(came with his name), Bandit(dad chose), Champ(cousin chose), & Marshmallow. It took my sisters and I hours to figure out his name from Widget to Badger. We chose Marshmallow because basically when we go him he was a tiny little white ball of fluff. His name is my absolute favorite out of all my other dogs.
Right now I don’t have any pets but as for preference I don’t like people names on pets, also I seem to gravitate to food names (Milkshake, Popcorn, Dumpling,etc). Can’t wait to name my next pup!

Sam Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:28 am

oh I love “people” names on pets! Like posted, they are part of the family 🙂 but I also just cant stand “pet” names, even when I was a kid!

I grew up with a rabbit, who I named Theodore James but we called Theo-dorable cause he was such a cutie. And my dogs were Amelia and Edison; Amelia after Amelia Bidelia the book and Edison cause I did a book report on Thomas. The cats were Cuddles and Clover.

Now we just have an old lady lab mix named Olivia Jane, and shes my babe 🙂

Theres so many lovely names and everyone (or most people) seem to have longer lists of favorite names than they ever plan children, so why not expand them to your fur babies!

dedutchess Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:32 am

We have two cats named Alana and Lilith! We love the names for them….and they suit them so very well! 🙂

tavn Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:34 am

Female German Shepherd, Harrier mix: Toph (named after a bada** character on Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Male German Shepherd, Akita mix: Kovu (named after Simba’s daughter’s love interest in Lion King II: Simba’s Pride)

Male all black cat: Bagheera (named after the black panther in The Jungle Book)

Needless to say, we like to name our animals after cartoon/animated characters.

bluesparrow5684 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am

My cat is Simon Oliver Puck.
Other pets Crumpet and Mia
Dogs were Chloe Finn Cassidy and Bailey
Also a cat named Oonagh

bluesparrow5684 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am

Oh and two mice named Zuzu and Tosca

tavn Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:37 am

I can take it further to my parents’ pets, most of which I’ve helped name.

male German Shepherd – Duke
female German Shepher – Romy
male Cockatiel – Captain Johnny Jack Sparrow (we just call him Jack, lol)
male Parakeet – Petey
male cat – Hunter
female cat – Houdini
female cat – Binky
male Pitbull – Ranger
male cat – Harley
male cat – Fuzz

Yeah…they pretty much have a farm. Haha.

Jess0044 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:45 am

My pets all (mostly) have people names. However, there one’s I wouldn’t like on people in the first place

We have four cats: Zoe, Abby, Ruby, and Simon
Two dogs: Ni(Kita) and Kody
and a frog: Finnegan

Persephanie Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:46 am

I have two black cats named Octavius and Hermes and an Italian greyhound named Psyche. 🙂

svpower Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:46 am

We chose the name Angus for our West Highland Terrier puppy. He’s named after Angus Young from AC/DC (one of our favourite bands) plus it’s a Scottish name which is where the breed is from. I have to say it suits him perfectly, he’s a confident energetic pup and I can’t imagine him with any other name! I also feel that when choosing a pet name you are able to be more adventureous. Would I choose Angus for my son? Not likely, but for our puppy it was perfect!:)

meogan Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:47 am

Our dogs name is Lola. Growing up I had cats that I named Lily, Peggy Sue, and Madeline.

My husband had a cat named Caboose.

poppymagnolia Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:59 am

I’ve named a fair amount of family pets. My little brother is younger than me and still lives with my parents, so I came up with the name for his cat (Pippin, because he was always hungry and wanted “second breakfast” like the character from Lord of the Rings) and his betta fish, Medusa. My partner and I have a tortoise named Tato who we adopted (apparently the previous owner was a small child who thought she looked like a potato who ended up getting bored with her), a bearded dragon named Puff like the magic dragon, a betta named Ulysses because he is always fierce and grumpy and Ulysses means “wrathful,” and a cat named Franklin (who we adopted from the SPCA when he was a kitten and originally named “Kronk” — we changed that to Franklin because he was so shy at first and made us think of Franklin the turtle).

poppymagnolia Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:05 am

Edit: we did not name Franklin “Kronk,” the SPCA did. We thought it was odd-sounding for a shy orange tabby.

stephaniebrooke Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:16 am

Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of pets.
Rabbits: Rex, Cupcake, Cocoa, Jazmin, Liberty (we called her Libby)
Cats: Shadow, Fuzzy, Kitty, Bandit, Tuff Luck (because she was found on the rain, we called her Tuffy), Misty, Star, Little Bit (she was so tiny, she wad just a “little bit of a cat”), Lola, and Ella.
Dogs: Casper (he was black with a white mark on hoods chest that looked like a ghost), Willie, and Rascal.

dovah Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:20 am

My first pet I remember naming was my dog, Camille. I was about 12 at the time, and I was in love with The Lord of the Rings. I wanted to give her a “Hobbit” sounding name, and I thought Camille fit the bill.

After that I had a cat, Mabel, named after my deceased grandmother.

Since then I’ve had:
Rats: Mae and Sophie (people names, but actually named after Hayao Miyazaki characters)
Dog: Sadie (I just liked it at the time)
Cats: Gustavo “Gus” and Adelaide “Addy” (Gustavo after a character from Breaking Bad and Addy just because…)
Fish: Basil and Oliver (I liked the names)

All of my pets get people names.

Whirligig Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:22 am

Well I don’t have any pets but hre is what I plan to call mine:

Dog-Sprout
Chickens- Hilda
Matilda
Maggie

spotlightstarlit Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:27 am

I give my pets names that fit them.

My dogs have been:

Cokie Star, Sofie Rose & Claire-Bear Blessing.

Future possible pet names are:

Dinah, Jai, Zoe & Delilah

And I’m a writer, so one of the pets I’ve named is:

Virginia Woof.

niteowl13 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:33 am

Growing up, my mother insisted on unique pet names. Usually they were food names. She dislikes people names on pets and that rubbed off on me…then I got my first cat and named him Bailey! haha He is named after Bailey from the tv show Party of Five. Bailey is a really popular name for pets too, and that irks me. I dislike following trends. I like the name Bailey for a boy, but it wouldn’t be a name I would use on my child. My second cat is named Triscuit, like the cracker. 🙂
I also like the name Tristan, which is similar, and it also too common for my taste for my actual child. In the future, I plan to come up with more unique names, no people names!

Dantea Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am

My current pets are:

Loki — a female calico cat. I know, she’s a girl and Loki’s a boy, but when she was barely able to walk, she jumped off the seat of the car to the front and fell. She fits her name so well.

Pan — male black cat. He’s the same as Loki. He fits his name and is very wild and independent.

Zen — male black and white cat. While we were bringing him home, he slept on the armrest in the car…for 2 hours! He’s super Zen.

Firefly — black and gray teddy bear hamster. She was freaking out in the box from the pet store until Fireflies by Owl City came on. She calmed right down.

I’ve had tons more, some with people names, some not. For example — Janie, George, Shadow, Demon, Marmalade, Fizgig, Chief, Sugar, Glory, Guenhwyvar…

jckc Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am

My pets typically have people names. I have dogs Landen and Mia. I named my kitten Caoimhe because I LOVE it but would never want to saddle my child with a name that no one (in my circle, at least) would ever pronounce correctly.

WhiteRoseWarrior Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:51 am

We have four, two dogs and two cats, one of each gender.

(girl dog)Shiloh-Beagle
(boy dog)Lucky-Mini Black Lab
(boy cat)Taz-Tabby Cat
(girl cat)Smokey-Black Cat

The only one I named was Smokey because I wasn’t gonna use Stimey.

abelle2 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:56 am

I do like giving my pets people names. More specifically, names that I love, but DH doesn’t. I’ve had a long and varied history of pet naming.

Dogs: Scout, Annabelle
Cats: Autumn, Tuna, Odie
Fish: Hermione, Theodore, Gerald
Turle: Squishy (DH found him and we only kept him for a couple weeks. I didn’t want to waste a “good” name on him, and my 2 year old seemed to like the name Squishy.)

imperioustigerlily Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Cats: Casanova, Samantha Monroe, and Ollivander

Dogs: Charidy, Boaz, Abbott, and Brinkley Jo

Fish: Phish, Chips (my mom named him), Leona, and Clara

insatiatedance Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Our cat came pre-named, but we would have changed it if we had hated it, and we didn’t, so he is still Langston! Although his middle name is Spoon.

Our Chihuahua is Frida Cricket. Frida for Frida Kahlo and Cricket for my stepdad’s childhood Chihuahua. Frida is actually a name we liked but could never name a kid, so you have us pegged!

mscrabby Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I have a puppy named Luna, but she gets called Lunar, Lunar Module, Lunatic, Luna-loon, Baby Loons, Baby Puppy or Baby Girl 😉

When I was younger my family had a dog named Dakota, a bird who was nameless (my sister decided on a new name for him every week), a bunny named Clementine, a bunny named Foo Foo, a cat officially named Socks (but everyone calls her Kitty, since she doesn’t actually have socks), a cat named Rockette (pn Rocket- my sister again), a cat named Nikki, and most recently dogs named Buddy and Buster and a bunny named Eli.

JShores Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I love pets with human names! When naming my dogs, I use human names that I love, but have become too popular to use for my own kids.

Dogs:
Beau (Collie)
Liam (Yorkie)
Briley (Chihuahua Min Pin mix)
Duke (Rat Terrier)

I actually discovered this site when trying to come up with the perfect name for my Yorkie. Now I’m addicted!

Whit32 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I like to use literary names that I wouldn’t use on a child. We have a male standard poodle named Shasta from the main character in “The Horse and his Boy”. It’s my favorite of the Narnia books 🙂 Our female Aussie is named Scout from TKAM. I hope to continue this trend for future pets.

Starcatcher668 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

A dog (malteepoo) named Barley :).

Starcatcher668 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

A dog (a malteepoo) named Barley :).

CatieLynn Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Our dogs right now are Polly and Lacy. Every dog we’ve had for as long as I’ve been alive has had a two syllable name that ends in y (Sonny, Grady, Polly, and Lacy). We used to have cats (before we found out I was allergic) and their names were Liza, Yinger (short for YingYang) and Ivan. I’m proud to say that I named Ivan all by myself at the age of three, a name nerd from the start 😉

ottilie Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

When I was little, I had goldfish named after people in The Road to Avonlea (Felicity, Cecily, Felix, Sara & Olivia).

NOW my cats are Buttercup, Galahad & Scudamour (I use my guilt pleasure names on my pets).

AlfieJoe Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Dogs:
Dia originally named Georgia by the shelter. The official name I gave her was Kaydia, but Dia is much more her.

Abbey pre-named and responded to it, she was so nervous we didn’t want to confuse her more,

Cats:
Simon the Siamese, big and very human acting and such
Mika was originally Aurora, but I can’t say it at all and she is a Russian blue so we went with a Russian name
Emma wanted to change it to Galaxy becaseu she has these awesome spirals on her sides, but she responds to Emma
Squeaky- She is constantly making noise and the name just kinda happened.

Weird how only one has a “pet” name when all my pets growing up pretty much had pet names
Pounce, Cow Patty (Patty), Oreo, Gypsy and then Bellatrix (Bella/Lil’ Cat)

alphalpha Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Some great names here!!

My last dog was named Tess (after Tess of the D’urbervilles). We live in Dorset so when she had puppies we named them all after Thomas Hardy characters – Angel Clare, Woodlander, Retty Priddle, Gabriel Oak and Troy… or Angel, Woody, Retty, Gabriel and Troy.

My current dog is named Ruby for no other reason than it seemed to suit her. She was named Meryl (after Streep) by the animal shelter and was a stray so I wanted to name her Feral Meryl… the rest of my family wouldn’t have it though 😉

cookiesnatcher Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Dogs:
We have three pugs. Tinkerbelle, who is fat and lazy and breathes really loudly. She also smells really bad all the time. My little sister named her- she was 4.
Bandit, who’s playful and loves attention from everybody. He’s also an evil mastermind. He always gets on the table and dumps the trash can. My mom named him this because pugs have black masks, like bandits.
And Daisy, a little black pug. She’s sweet and shy and has separation and social anxiety. I named her this after my favorite flower.

I have one cat named Midnight. But that name never really stuck. She’s called Kitty. My little sister named her this because she’s black.

My little sister has a dwarf bunny named Bambi. She named him that because her best friend’s rabbit’s name is Thumper.

Growing up, I had dogs named
Spunky (sheepdog mutt)
Holly (lab/chow mix)
Bear (lab/chow mix, and Holly’s brother)
Kenzie (Cairn terrier)

We also had a cat named Mowie, a fish named Shamoo, a guinea pig named Howie, and three hamsters named Chip, Chubs, and Elephant.

KickinKay Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

My old husky was named Lyca because she looked like a wolf. Get it, lycanthrope? Yeah… no one did, but when I was younger I thought it was a cool idea.

My current dog, a darling teacup yorkie, is a rescue that came with the name Magaret. It just didn’t fit this little ball of energy, so after weeks of just calling her Maggie, we eventually decided that Magnolia Mae fit her much better.

bjoy Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I had a crazy, crooked-faced, bug-eyed Boston Terrier we named Vladimir. Vlad’s name suited him perfectly!

HannieKitt Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Currently:
Bodie the Border terrier (after the author James Herriot’s dog of the same breed)
Pipkin the rabbit (f) (after the rabbit in Watership Down)
Peri and Polly the guinea pigs (just liked the names and I have a P-theme for guineas)
Squirt the yellow-bellied turtle (after the turtle in Finding Nemo)

Past:
Queenie the pomeranian/corgi cross (came already named, but I loved the name)
Ebunny the rabbit (pronounced like ‘ebony’, but spelt different ’cause she’s a bunny. Pipkin’s daughter. Her predominantly white brother is called Ifurry)
Pogo (m) and Poppy the guinea pigs (just liked the names. Peri’s parents)

Rin Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

My cat is named Jersey.

Previous cats were named: Snow, Jeddy, Thomas, Rose, Tosca, Fleur, Tamora & Minnie

QuirkFlower Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I’ve had three cats. Craig, Simon and Sissy. I love all their names.

GrecianErn Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

We like people names.

Our cat’s names are Fiona and Nola. Fiona because I was in love with the name, pre-Shrek, and it wasn’t in the realm of our baby names then. Nola from a book I was reading. Both names meant light or white or something similar. I would use both on daughters now.

My sister has Suki Louise the Calico Cat.
My brother has Bailey the Chocolate Lab

Previous childhood pets:
Chester the cat (he loved Cheetos, so we named him after Chester Cheetah.)
Homer the dog – mix of black lab and Basset Hound. came as a puppy with the name Harley, but my brother renamed him Homer.

MJ (Mary Jane) the Bichon Frise
Mickey – Scottish Fold Cat
Vance (Bag’ear Vance)- Scottish Fold show cat, came with the name.

ducks: Tommy, Louie, Pacey, and another I can’t remember.
And my chicken: Honey Mustard 😉

My husband’s only childhood pet was a black cat named Midnight. Creative bunch on that side.

watermellie Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I’ve never had/have pets, but I really want a dog/cat. For a dog, I would name it Nickel (girl) or Daisy.

If I got a cat, they would be: Coco, Fifi, Misty, or Santa.

Rabbits would be Flopsy and Mopsy.

freehal Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

We have two dogs, Lump, short for heffalump and Friday. Lump is a dachshund and Friday is a black Lab.

edenlyla13 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

My dog is Lolabelle who is a bichon frisé 🙂
And even though they aren’t my pets, I helped name them, my best friend’s cats are Nalah and Zeus

dresdendoll Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Cat named Mewtwo

RachelLeah Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

My bichon’s name is Omar! He is a rescue and came to us with the name Beegee. But trust me, he’s an Omar.

Abby_Shield Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

My silky terrier’s name is Maple after the Toronto Maple Leafs (my dad’s idea…). It really weirds me out to see people naming their children Maple now since to me it will always be a dog’s name.
My cat is Finnick nn. Finn after the Hunger Games character. It was the only name DH and I could agree on… not sure what this says for our poor future children…

shinysarah11 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

My baby is Sunshine. She’s a half white husky and half golden lab and she’s a golden color. Her nickname is Shiny, which is perfect for her.

AvieGrace Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I had a cat named Rex and current cats Billie and Jackie. I had a dog named Francesca “Frankie” (a named I might have had if the dog didn’t come first) and current dogs Kiwi and Tucker. I had two goldfish named Buddy and Goldie that I got from an episode of Barney, two hamsters named Phoebe and Heather, and four hermit crabs named Myrtle, Mr.Krabs, Dr.Zoidberg, and Elvis Crabsley

AvieGrace Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

To add on I got the name Billie from the show charmed, Jackie from the nursery rhyme “jack be nimble…”, kiwi because my family is from NZ, myrtle because we were in myrtle beach, Dr. Zoidberg from futurama, mr. Krabs from Spongebob, and the rest of the names I just found to be cute. When I have my own cats, I want to name them Steve and Carol.

Annie85 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

My two are Roxy and Layla – both Chihuahuas.
Others I’ve had:
Jeanine – Poodle
Roxy’s puppies (that we gave away): Bitsy, Cocoa, Feivel, Nico (he looked like a little white mouse), Rattler (Dad named this one ’cause he wanted him to be as mean as a rattlesnake), Snowball (she was almost pure white), and three other females whose names I can’t recall.

Rachel A Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Funny you posted this today. I just got a new pet fish and of course I’m looking for exotic “people names” on Nameberry! I think the fish looks like a Tallulah. 🙂

VelvetCrush Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Cats: Arthur, Petunia, Sunshine, Moo, Penelope, Charlie Brown, Montgomery, Rocky

Dogs: Echo, Teddy, Finnegan, Buttercup

Rabbit: Milly Molly Mandy

Guinea Pigs: Cookie, Katie

Hamsters: Squeaky, Princess Houdini

Siamese Fighting Fish: Sebastian

iheartnames Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Dogs: Codi, Acacia “Caci”, & Mac

amandaberry Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Our bulldog is named General Big McLargeHuge, General for short. General I picked from a song and thought it would fit a bulldog and it sure does. Big McLargeHuge is a Mystery Science Theater 3000 reference due to our dog’s size.

Jennai Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

cats: Raudi, Pinky, Rübe, Micky, Cindy, Mütze (nn: Mutzi), Benny, Killercat
guinea pigs: Mäxchen, Trixi
hamsters: Babsi, Missi, Frechdachs
So, it is a mix out of people names and word names.

Annasage Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I don’t have a dog, but if I did I would name her Isis.

My hamster’s name is Pashmina.

I usually just name pets and animals names that suit them well, they are usually more “people names”, but not always.

Roux Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I have had a hamster named Lucy Ginger, and two guinea pig named Brandy Cinnamon and Sugar Pie. The ginger/cinnamon/sugar thing was actually a complete accident, it wasn’t planned at all.

I have no current pets but for future pets I plan on using names that could possibly be used for humans, but that I wouldn’t be brave enough to use.

I want (very badly!)
Two dogs: Orville (Italian Greyhound) & Wilbur (Boston Terrier) — After the Wright Brothers
Two fish: Arrhenius & Avagadro
Two Canaries: Phoebe* & Clarissa*

The birds I’m not sure about.

rqpitts Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

My dogs:

Peter Quince – called Quince, Q-ball, Q.Q., Quincifer, and Quince-roo by my mum.

Montague James – called Monte but should be Shadow as he follows me everywhere.

Hannah Belle Lee – she was already named Hannah when she came to live with us; she’d been through so much so I added Belle Lee because she thinks with her belly. If I’d changed it it would have been to Capulet and called her Lettie.

If I ever have another dog, I’d name him Ambrose and call him Rosie because I couldn’t name an actual kid that.

catloverd Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I guess I use guilty pleasure names on my pets. Our cats are Calcifer (boy) and Mittzy (girl)

rachelemma Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Rabbit: Eleanore Saffron Nightingale &
Gethin Abraham Jubilee (Bubbie)
Guinea Pigs: Marmaduke Hubbard (Guinea)& Algernon (LG)
Blue tongue Lizard: Utte (German girls name pronounced Ooteh)
I also had 3 mice named: Mem, Bear and Yasha. I miss them 🙁

rachelemma Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

My pets growing up were:
Ami Schneider – my guinea pig from age 8
Benitsy Russia Babies – rabbit
Herschel Vern Mathers – blue tongue lizard
Poppy & Odette – mice
Julius Pea Gurgles – Yabbie

LolaMarie Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

current dog: Maximus Simon (Max), mini-doxie

growing up, we had Tippy (doxie-poo) and Kilty (border collie) and then Poochie (terra-poo), Blackie (black cat).

After I moved out and Poochie died, my parents had Blackie (not named by them lol, a black cocker spaniel)

Now my mom has Wendy, Dixie and Mistique (cats)

littlebrownpony Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I have 2 cats: Desmond and Molly. (Jones, of course.)

shanbrownie Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I had a cat named Secret (she was a Secret birthday present, and I was a creative 11 year old…)
I then had two more cats named China (just because I thought it was cute) and Mystery (she is black and it was a nod to the late Secret).
I have had fish named Poker, Angel, and Lunch.
I’ve never had a dog but I’ve always wanted a scruffy one named Rufus.

WhitneyQ Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

We have had a few over the years:

Fred – Turtle
Bowie – Dog
Charlie – Dog
Buddy – Dog (Adopted with name)
Pete – Cat
Snowie Cat
Bobby – Cat
Cleopatra (Cleo) – Cat
MacKenzie (Mac) – Cat (male)
Nefertiti (Ty) – Cat
Chloe – Cat
Lucy – Cat
Angus (Gus) – Cat
Hayden – Cat (Female)
Flounder – Fish

Obviously we use a lot of human names for the animals! lol.

CallaLily Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Dogs: Lily, Calvin, Simba, Sasha, Clifford, Wesson, Max, Sam, Callie, Kadie
Cats: Nemo, Shadow, Jada, Zander
Hamster: Pip, Tigger, Angel
Guinea Pig: Sweet Pea, Honey
Rabbit: Roger
Rat: Oreo
Degu: Cheech, Chong
Gecko: Ace

tk. Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Over the years, if you include childhood pets, some of which I named and some my parents/siblings:

Dogs: Katie (current, came from shelter with her name), Jack, Tess, Sadie, Brutus, Heidi

Cats: Jiji (current, after cat in Kiki’s Delivery Service), Gloria, Patches, Brett, and Frank, Sham, Peanut, & Captain Crook (4 kittens named by me)

Blondmama Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

My current dog is named Deathstar. I’ve had friends with cats named Adam West, stripey kitty, and Professor Whistles. No normal names here.

Entangler Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

My boyfriend and I have a border collie/lab/husky mix named Juneau.
Other pets I have:
Harley – all black cat with orange eyes
Sophie – pure grey cat
Willow – grey and white all over, just like a pussy willow

Grimm – a mutt of some kind, the sweetest dog you’ve ever met in your life
Bru – blonde husky/shepherd cross
Luna – long haired jack russell terrier
Lily – chihuahua, yorkshire terrier, pug X
Dexter – min pin yorkie cross
Bull – half of a Bull/Dozer set. a sweet australian kelpie cross.

alibaba Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

First cat: Orange Baby. He’s orange and when we got him, he was a baby.
Second cat: Bananarama (Banana for short). She came with that name and with an Orange, we couldn’t change her name and kept it as Banana.
Third cat: Grimsby. We tried to find a fruit name but it didn’t fit his personality. Four months after we got him we were driving from Buffalo to Toronto to visit a friend and saw the town of Grimsby on a sign and we knew that was it! He is SUCH a Grimsby.

Mishada17 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Dog, mixed yorkie – Seymour

witchgreens Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I always give my pets human names. My cats are Clementine Margot and Aleister Hellwolf. My bf had A LOT of say in that last one, I was pulling for Cosmo or Casper.

ella17 Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Old and current:
Cats: Samuel, Samantha (Yup had a sam thing going on-did not have these cats at the same time). BA Baracus.
Dogs-Brooke, Molly and Whiskey.
Horses: Bill, Abby, Mike
Sheep: Boots, Jemima, All Black
Gold Fish-Heidi (She used to hide under stones)….
I did not name all these pets…!

emekct Says:

October 17th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I’ve had quite a few pets over they years…I currently have two cats a large Orange Maine Coon Male – I call Elye “Eli” and a small black and brown long hair who was originally named Mr. Bojangles…turns out she’s a girl so we call her Bo.

But over they years I’ve also had a young cat named lucky, who I changed to Louie. Our family dogs have been named, Kipper, Sampson, Colby, and Cecil. I once had a betta fish named Barnabus and a dwarf hamster I called Oliver Twist.

shanade213 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am

I have had four cats a a fish

The cats: all boys
Tony, Frosting, Roo, and Pi
The fish: also male
Celtic

chilly9296 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 6:38 am

Currently we have a lab/hound mix named Darwin.

Throughout my childhood I’ve had many pets Holly (mutt), Smokey, Spot, Marshmellow (sibling cats), Samantha, Jennifer, Spike (Hamsters), Cleo, Jellybean and Smudge (Bunnies), Zeke and Speedy (Guinea Pigs), Toby or Toby-san but i always called him Monkey(Shiba Inu)

Other pets in our extended family Big Ben (Choc lab) Jake, Angus, Maggie (Shelties) Sammy (Cairen Terrier) Simon (Fox Terrier) Bella, Fanny, and Nina (Bichon mixes), Rocco, Cosmo and Max (Boxers) Percy, Peanut, Lorenzo, Cooper, Sage, Susie, and Rosa Barks.

We tend to go with more human names than dog names esp if their just a little too off for a human child. Or like my Bro & SIL did Ben because last name is Denny. They would never name their kid Benny Denny but on a dog its kinda funny.

aunt_ning Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 6:49 am

We had a dog named Woodstock the Bird Dog that was a mutt, and a cat named Smokey the Bear Cat. Also a pure bred miniture Schnauzer named Sir Scratch of Valencia, we called him Scratch or Scratchy. My nephew has a beagle named Sunny Bunny Foo Foo (its a boy) and we call him Sunny, Foo, Sunny Foo, Foo foo lol he answers to anything.

All our fish were named after Seaseme Street Characters or Muppets, for the last 30 years lol

limo1603 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 6:57 am

My very first pet was a cat named Stacy. I was around 4/5 y/o, and I remember my parents trying to get me to understand “kitty cat” names were different from “people” names. I gave them the 5 year old version of ‘screw you, this cat is Stacy and you can just deal with it’. 🙂

After her there were (cats) Daisy, Socks, Oreo, Smoky, and Lil Bit. The dogs were Snort & Snert (my brother was 4 when he named them), Coco, Rowdy, and Bonnie.

My husband and I currently have Harvard (Boston Terrier) and a Boxer named Ellie, short for Dr. Elliott Reid (from the show Scrubs).

Yesterday my parents picked up a little Boston girl I think they’re going to name Molly.

It seems we’ve had a mix of people and pet names over the years.

Wolfette Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:02 am

My husband and I have three female cats all named after Japanese Anime characters. Two 3 year old sisters named Hikaru (Angelic Layer) and Sakura (Card Captor Sakura) and a 1 1/2 year old petite tabby named Miria (Baccanno).

Growing up I had two cats named Tabitha and Samantha and a collie named Autumn. My husband had a Brittany Spaniel named Robin “Robbie” Hood.

paulientje Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:13 am

My first dog was named Swoosie, named after the actress Swoosie Kurtz. my second dog I named Jip because that was the only name my mom and I agreed on.

VirginiaLark Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:17 am

Personally, I refuse to use a name for a pet that I would also use for a child. That doesn’t mean all “human” names are out, however. Currently we have dogs named Patton (yes, after General George Patton) and Caliber. In the past we have had Amos (also named after a general) and Remington “Remi”. My husband served in the military for years, and that is an important part of who we are as a family. Although most would not automatically make the connection from Patton and Caliber, many in our circles have.

namelover12 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:27 am

In the past I have had hamsters named Rocco, Squirt, Tom and Jerry (but Jerry attacked Tom so we took him back and got Felix, who turned out to be a girl because she had babies so we renamed her Rosie, Felix/Rosie, Dexter, and Andrew

I had guinea pigs named Charlie and Lola

I had lizards named Yoda and Drake

Fish named Aqua, Rainbow and Violet

And dogs named Sadie(beagle) Lucy (mutt) and Goliath (our one and only pet right now he is part dachshund)

Mego0801 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:30 am

Love this post! All the lurker Berries are coming out of the woodwork! I have no silly thoughts that someone will actually read my comment out of all of these, but I’m desperately in love with my animals, and all their names are perfect, so I will seize any opportunity to talk about them!

I follow absolutely no rules when naming my pets, none whatsoever.

My current children (my baby dogs, in order from oldest to youngest):
Kyla Marie (a Rescue Pitbull, all my dogs are Rescue Pits or were puppies of Rescue Pits, ADOOT DON’T BUY, SAVE A LIFE!!!!!)

Mego0801 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am

Love this post! All the lurker Berries are coming out of the woodwork! I have no silly thoughts that someone will actually read my comment out of all of these, but I’m desperately in love with my animals, and all their names are perfect, so I will seize any opportunity to talk about them!

I follow absolutely no rules when naming my pets, none whatsoever.

My current children (my baby dogs, in order from oldest to youngest):
***Kyla Marie (a Rescue Pitbull, all my dogs are Rescue Pits or were puppies of Rescue Pits, ADOOT DON’T BUY, SAVE A LIFE!!!!!)
***Kailee Korbyn
***Alfred “Alfie” Roo (Kailee and Alfie are from the same litter)
***Red “Red Dog” Rover (he’s got a Red nose heehee)
***Tiggie Shoes (she’s the baby, she was sick as a pup and had stunted growth, so she’s little!!)

I also have a Rescue Severe Macaw, he was severely neglected by his previous owners, but he is really bouncing back!!!
His name is:
***Miko Tequila

Growing up we had three Shit-Zu’s, they were:
***Wicket Chewbacca (Star Wars fans over here lol)
***Kneesa Maula (Star Wars again lol)
***Rasha

We also have a garden frog named Finnick, a Cardinal family named “The Peeps”, and sometimes a wandering orange girl cat with a bob tail that I call Catalyst, or Catty for short <3 (I'm sorry if part of this posted twice, I'm on my cell phone and it's kinda crazy!!!)

lubberlou Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 7:59 am

My little dog’s name is Rufus. I love that he’s a little guy with a big name. Honestly, I love the name so much I would’ve used it for a kid if it wasn’t my pet’s name!

It’s funny though – my dad wanted to name my brother Zachary and he had a dog named Zac when he was in his 20s. My step-mom refused, I think on those grounds. I don’t think I could use an old pet’s name for my kid but I was hoping for a little brother named Zac (he turned out to be Jakob instead)!

Supermomwannabe Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 8:29 am

What a fun post! My husband and his friends made up their own language when they were little. Basically you just put the letter “a” at the end of the word or replace the vowel with “a”. So, the new word becomes squirrela or fasta. Anyway, our current cat is Biga because he’s BIG. Our last cat was Cuta because she was super-cute! We don’t actually have a pet naming style…Before we were married we had:

Cats: Cali (calico), T.C. (The Cat – her original name was Frisky but no one called her by her name, she was always referred as the cat), Kissy, Rex, Raisin, Bruce, Lee, Sebastian

Dogs: Penny, Daffy, Panda, Dixie, Ellie

melissaintlouis Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 8:46 am

My current pets are two cats, Eloise and Beatrix. They’re better known as Butter and Boo Boo. 😉

PinkPenguin87 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 9:16 am

My current dog’s name is Phil, but I didn’t name him that,it was already his name when I got him. He goes by many nicknames including: Phyllis, Philliam, and Phillsbary Doughboy.

When I was 2 years old (in the year 1989) I got my first puppy, a Beagle that my Dad told me I could name whatever I wanted. So, I named him Car Door. This is a pet name that, 23 years later, I have yet to live down

ephraimsmom Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

We have two cats, a tuxedoed gentleman named Lucius and a big, fat tabby named M’Naughton. We also had an orange tabby named Angus.

tikicatt Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

My blue point siamese cat is named Mr. Kilmouski. That is the name that came with him from the shelter. I decided he needed a first name. Leopold. But mostly he is Mr. K.

mayday_fridaybabe Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I grew up with a pitbull mix named Zues, a turtle I named Oliver Michelango, a couple of Igaunas named Izzy and Ozzy, a golfish named Goldie and an Angelfish named AngelFace, and when Zues passed away, my parents bought a lab mix named Hazel.

I currently have a beagle named Sundance and a bunny named Pearl. I really don’t like human names for pets unless they’re not trendy. Mostly I prefer creative pet names. My parents always liked eccentric or modern people names!

peach25 Says:

October 18th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

My goldenlabrachowzoi is called Doc after a giant yellow stuffed dog I had as a child and named Doc after my dad’s friend — a doctor — who gave him to me.
My cat is The Giant Peach.

Previous dogs include labs Phoebe and Chloe, terrier/hound Blitz
Previous cats: Cooper, Raffles, Moose nee Charles Wallace after the boy genius in A Wrinkle in Time.
I just became aunt to a boxer pup named Norman.

Emerose Says:

October 19th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I have three cats and their names are Tabasco, Roxie, and Harlow

Danica Says:

October 19th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I really dislike human names on animals. Unless they are so out of date you would be reported for child abuse if you chose the name for your LO.

I use weird words, pet names, last names or odd names than no babies are given.

I have had dogs named Blackie, Rex, Bonnie, Chico and Cindy.
I have had cats named Simba, Olsen, Bailey, Garfield and Stripes.
I have had birds named Saturn, Jupiter, Puzzle and Snow White.

Amris Says:

October 20th, 2012 at 12:35 am

Currently my family has 2 cats and 2 dogs. The dogs names are Birdie and Shasta, and the cats names are Jem and Carmel (Think the city in California not the candy)
We’ve had dogs named: Duke, Charlie, Sparky, Coco, and Dylan
And we’ve had cats named: Freida, Cleo, Garfunkel, Indigo, Lucky, Morissey, and Fozzie

Emmy67 Says:

October 20th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

We have a mini dachshund named Remy after the rat in Ratatouille.
My childhood dog is a shih tzu we named Moe.

NellieDellie Says:

October 20th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I have a habit of not only giving pets not only human names but also middle names.
Pets I’ve owned:
Dogs: Hamish Patrick, James, Baxter
Cat: Katie Ann
Rabbits: Bruce, Lola Emmaline

ebenezer.scrouge Says:

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:09 am

Dogs: Brandy and Gemma
Cat: Tommy

Previous Pets:
Dogs: Roxy, BJ, Chopper, Rex who only answered to Rexy Boy
Cat: Sneaky
Fish: Dorothy
Lambs: Lambie, Lizzie and Vroom

ebenezer.scrouge Says:

October 22nd, 2012 at 3:11 am

I also forgot a Fish named Bubbles

The stories:
Brandy, Gemma and Tommy came with names. Sneaky was originally Sylvester (as in The Loony Tunes Character) but he hid in the guest room for a night and my family decided Sneaky was better. The dogs: Roxy my dad named, BJ I think was pre-named, Chopper is named after a friend of my dads and Rex was named by my sister.
Fish: Dorothy was after the wizard of oz and Bubbles I just liked
Lambs: I was 5 and I thought Lambie was a great name for a Lamb. My sister named Lizzie after Lizzie McGuire and Vroom my little brother chose.

Let_it_grow Says:

October 23rd, 2012 at 12:40 am

Right now I have a dog (really, she was my first baby – I call her my love-puppy) named Gilda and a cat named Nala (by my stepdaughter when she was 6). In the past, I had a cat named Rupert whose ‘secret’ name was Miaoczyslaw Czarnobielski (I am Polish, he was a black & white cat), a fish named Steve McQueen, and two hamsters named Petunia.

sara_a Says:

October 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 am

When I was five my mom agreed to let me have a kitten. I saved up the most beautiful name I knew and called her Rosabelle “Rosie.” After she died we got Ebony and Peanut Butter called Ebby and Peanut. There has only ever been one dog for me and her name was Princess. She was an extraordinarily long lived german shepherd mix who was my constant companion. I don’t think there will be another dog until my daughter is old enough to help take care of it.

The current cat in residence is Tunafish Thunderpaws.

jessesgirl Says:

October 23rd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I have a cat named Sugar that I’ve had since I was 12 and I’ve had her 12 years now. She is still a spunky cat.

I have two chihuahuas named Suki Sophia and Rosalita Pearl

ruolan Says:

October 24th, 2012 at 5:13 am

I tend toward literary & historical names that don’t fit well on real people (most of the time)

Parakeets: Bonnie & Clyde, D’Artagnan Athos Porthos & Aramis, Buttercup & Westley
Dogs: Fezzik & Inigo, Fiona & Cinnamon/Mona
Lizards: Solomon & Sheba
Cats: Milady & Minerva/Minnie, Rillian

I’m sure there will be more in the future from Harry Potter and Narnia.

Samantha-Bianca Says:

October 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am

I have a golden retriever named Molly and a golden labrador named Hamish. We didn’t mean to make them sound so Cletic.

lookingahead Says:

November 20th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

We have two cats: Esmerelda otherwise known as Anya (attained after my toddler began talking) and Pomelda Pomegranate a.k.a Popo. We had a big ol’ tomcat named Lupo but he decided to hightail it one winter night last year. It was a sad day, but we’ve since acquired the aforementioned Popo, my son’s fiesty kitten.

Aurra Says:

November 23rd, 2012 at 9:53 am

I got my first pet when I was six- a gray tabby- and named her Sunshine. I think it was a very good name since a kindergartner came up with it (My 4 year old brother wanted to name his cat Chuck E. Cheese)

I currently have a cat named Retzi, a dog named Trooper, and a rabbit named Natsu.
My brother originally had named Retzi Rex, but he had trouble saying Rex, and it sounded like Retz. He ended up becoming mine, and I decided to call him Retzi, in third grade.
My dog, Trooper, came from my dad’s old beloved dog Winston, who died when I was a newborn. Winston was called Trooper, so we decided to honor him by naming our new dog Trooper. We decided that as a family when I was seven.
My rabbit, Natsu, is named after a character in my favorite anime and manga series. On his tag, I wanted to use the Katakana characters for his name, but my mom wouldn’t let me.

mrsmechanic Says:

December 18th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Right now we have Odessa (Australian shepherd), Shiva (Daschund) and two male cats named Arthur and Marcus.

stormygirl84 Says:

December 26th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’m generally not a fan of using “people names” for animals. I have my reasons – from the lofty “it’s condescending to them” to the goofy “I can be all-out crazy with their names and it’s okay!”

So my three kitteh-girls are:

Caramello
(Yup. Like the candy bar.)

Blue Moon
(She’s that lovely blue-grey color of a Russian Blue.)

Luna
(Okay, it’s technically a human name, but one I wouldn’t be likely to use for a child.)

Luna and Blue are litter mates, and both have the same grey coloring – except that Blue is ALL grey, and Luna is a patchy grey and white.

Caramello was named as such because she’s a tortoiseshell – mostly black with caramelly-colored splotches.

Vickster Says:

February 25th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

My parents and oldest sister have a tradition of naming mammalian pets after food.

Our dogs have been named Pickles, Peanut, Sugar, and Cookie (the current one). My sister’s dog is Tootsie after Tootsie Rolls. We have a cat named Twinkie and my baby, Snickers, was put down last year at 12 years old. We had two chinchillas named Pepper and Mocha (aka Mo-Mo)

After I move out I want to start a tradition of pet names starting with the letter P that have to be a reference. Still only applies to mammals. Already have a bunch in mind.

tabitha Says:

March 10th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

My parents got us to name pets after ‘weather’ i guess you’d call it.
That was a good thing cos on my own at 5 or so it would’ve been Blacky, Whitey etc! 😉
So we had Shadow, Sunshine (Sunny), Dusk, Dawn, Half-Moon, Twilight (before the franchise), Comet, Snowy, etc.
We also had a dog (German shepherd kelpie x) from a shelter called Chiaro, which is the masculine form, but even though she was a girl we didn’t change it because it suited her.

Now I like human names, my fish is called Rufus.
My husband’s family had a dog that was very dear to them called Caesar, so I think if we got a dog I’d like to call it Pharoah to honour Caesar’s memory.

SammieBug Says:

March 19th, 2013 at 10:03 am

Right now in my house we have:

Mimi Lucille the Mini Lop Bunny
Roger Benjamin the Netherland Dwarf Bunny
Dakota Lavender the French Bulldog
Yes I give my pet’s middle names.

My past pets have been:
Sparky the Fish
Bitsy the Golden Retriever
Lola the Mini Lop Bunny
Rainbow the Fish
I’ve gotten more creative over the years.

Silverkr200 Says:

June 4th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Crested gecko: Peanut
Turtle: Dinky
Dogs: Marley Molly
Cats: TJ (Teige) and Ozzie (who is a girl Ozzie is short for Osanna)
Fish: Geronimo

kitchi1 Says:

March 9th, 2014 at 1:31 am

I only have two pets of my own. They are ferrets, named Rosamund “Rosie” “Rose” and Moe. Rosie will answer to just about anything with rose in it, so the nicknames aren’t confusing to her. Moe doesn’t know his name.

My sister has a cat named Max and a guinea pig called Chunk.

If everything goes right, I will be getting a dog in at most a year. It’s a mini Aussiepoo. If it’s a boy, I’d name it Tate, but if I get the one I am interested in, which is a girl, then I have no clue what she’ll be called. Her name is Casey, but she’s only a little puppy so I would like to name her something else. If she knows Casey, then I’ll name her something that rhymes with that or just keep it. Casey isn’t that bad.

My first pet, who is deceased, was named Hollie. She was a ferret, also.

I give all my animals middle names, LOL!! Rosie’s full name is Rosamund Bjork, and Moe is Moe Robert. Hollie was Hollie Patricia. I don’t know why I didn’t give them two middle names, I absolutely love that! Maybe Casey will have two.

I told my sister when I was like 8 that she needed to give her cat a middle name. She’s had that cat for forever! I just realized that, wow! Anyway, she’s not good with names, and she named him Max Mac. Yes. Oh, my.

kitchi1 Says:

March 9th, 2014 at 1:37 am

Would also like to add the pitbulls we’re fostering! They are at our kennel. We didn’t name them. They are Suzy, Holly, Ledger, and Quincy.

I will also tell you my mom’s animals. She has A LOT.

Pearl – French Bulldog
Lulu – Toy poodle
Fancy – Horse (actually my grandfather’s, but lives at mother’s place)
Feather – Mini horse
Lizzie – Mini Donkey
Buttons – Mini donkey
Noah – Mini donkey
Arnold “Arnie” – Pot-bellied pig
Then there’s also animals that don’t have names. Like the chickens, turtles, and fish. I am also probably forgetting someone – I always do.

kitchi1 Says:

March 9th, 2014 at 1:38 am

Forgot her cats. They are Homer and Cheerio. At our kennel there’s Honey and Julia. My dad has a cat named Nightmare and a dog named Bean.

AprilRobin Says:

July 30th, 2014 at 1:35 am

We have three dogs a Newfoundland named Hagrid, a Bulldog named Draco, and a Saint Bernard named Susan.
Three cats a Himalayan named Ginny, a Ragamuffin named Dudley, and a Ragdoll named Oliver.
Our oldest daughter has two goldfish named Splish and Splash.

flowercait Says:

July 30th, 2014 at 9:05 am

Dogs – Findlay and Bella
Cats – Sooty and Kit-Kat
Rabbits – Oliver ‘Ollie’ and Casper

Meisch Says:

July 30th, 2014 at 10:23 am

I’ve had a dog named Sirius (after the dog star), a dog named Bugsie, a cat named Hobbes, a rabbit named Nibbles and a gerbil named Peebles. And two mice called Racey and Kasey; I can’t remember why!

runila15 Says:

July 30th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

All of the pets I have (the ones capitalized are the ones I still have:

Dogs: Liam, Bradley, NEDDLEY, RUNILA “RUE”
Cat: Charlie
Fish: Flame, The One Direction Fin Club (don’t ask)
Hamsters: Hammy, Silver (he had a silver streak, it made sense at the time)

kitchi1 Says:

July 30th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I don’t like to give my pets “pet names”…I prefer real names. I also gave all my pets middle names.

My first pet was a ferret, whose name was Hollie Patricia.

My others are two ferrets named Rosamund Bjork “Rosie”, and Moe Robert.

I also once had a bunny named Evelynne (don’t ask why I spelled it like that. I prefer the normal spelling now). I didn’t really like caring for her though, so I decided to give her to someone who I knew would give her a much better home.

I recently got a new dog, who is an Aussiedoodle (Australian shepherd/poodle mix) and her name is Ana. It is short for Anastasia. Her middle name isn’t decided yet…I want it to be two middle names, and the last one will be “Monroe” after Marilyn Monroe. I was going to name her Anastasia Daisy Monroe, but I like Daisy too much for it to be a middle name.

Those are all the pets I’ve ever had. I do plan on getting more in the future, once I move out and have the money and all. I would like to get a Sphynx cat and name her “Miss Puss”. I also plan on getting collies (my favorite breed), but I haven’t gone as far as to pick a name out yet since it’ll be a couple years.

We’ve had a million pets. The ones I mentioned before are MINE, meaning my full responsibility. Here’s pets names that are just family pets:

*Fancy (horse)
*Buck (horse)
*Buttons (mini donkey)
*Molly (mini donkey)
*Blackie (goat)
*a bunch of other goats whose names I forget
*Loves (goat)
*Lizzie (mini donkey)
*Noah (mini donkey)
*Feather (mini horse)
*Stella (mini horse)
*Betsy (chicken)
*Baby (chicken)
*Angel (chicken)
*Alex (chicken)
*Madison (chicken)
*Arnold “Arnie” (pig)
*Pearl (French bulldog)
*Tallulah “Lulu” (toy poodle)
*Remington “Remmie” (French bulldog)
*Emma (French bulldog)
*Gracie (French bulldog)
*Lucy (French bulldog)
*Bean (Border collie/Beagle mix)
*Nightmare (Black cat)
*Myrtle (Turtle)
*Sweetie Pie (Rabbit)
*Lia (rabbit)
*Lia II (rabbit)
*Mousie (mouse)
*M (rabbit)
*Cooper (Choc. Lab)
*Max (Cat)
*Homer (cat)
*Cheerio (cat)
*Carl (turtle)
*Honey (cat)
*Trophy (cat)
*Julia (cat)
*Peg (cat…wasn’t really ours, but she came to our house and we fed her)
*Chunk (Guinea Pig)
*Yoyo (Guinea Pig)
*Miranda (Guinea Pig)
*Roxanne (cat)

And I’m sure there were more. Some I can’t remember names of (gerbils, a guinea pig…)

Before I was born, my parents had an iguana named “Big Juicy”

GirlyWhirly Says:

August 1st, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I have two french bulldogs named Dexter and Zooey

Jinxgirl Says:

August 5th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Current cats: Leo- looks like a lion
Leia- after Star Wars
Casper- he’s white, I call him Cass
Lulu
Santana- after the Glee character

pets we recently had that died:
dogs: Jonah, Lady, Casey
cats- Annabel, Lily, Jedi

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