My Pets

Names of my pets
  1. Algernon
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "moustached man"
    • Description:

      While this name came into being in the Victorian era as a nickname for a man with whiskers, the name was quickly embraced as a true name by the Victorians and is likely most familiar to you as the name of Oscar Wilde's fabulous character in The Importance of being Earnest . However, Algernon is not confined to the fictional world of satire; many real world namesakes exist including US footballer Algernon Crumpler (aka Alge Crumpler), British impressionist painter Algernon Talmage, and Canadian astrophysicist Joseph Algernon Pearce, who discovered many thinks about the Milky Way. Plus, who can go past the adorable nickname Algie?
  2. Bruiser
    • Chachi
      • Derrik
        • Dottie
          • Origin:

            English, diminutive of Dorothy
          • Meaning:

            "gift of God"
          • Description:

            Dottie and Dot are old Dorothy nicknames that some cutting-edge Brits are bringing back to fashion. It's been half a century since Dottie ranked on its own in this country, one of those nickname names that flourished in the 1890's.
        • Edna
          • Origin:

            Hebrew
          • Meaning:

            "rejuvenation, delight"
          • Description:

            Edna is one of those names that, until what it seemed like a few minutes ago, felt so terminally frumpy that no one could imagine a parent choosing it for an innocent modern baby girl. But with the great upswing in names honoring ancestral family members, several of them being other four-letter, e-ending names, we wouldn't be so sure.
        • Faye
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "fairy"
          • Description:

            Does Fay really need that e at the end? We vote no, but modern parents disagree: The Faye spelling was used for nearly 300 girls in 2014, vaulting the name back onto the Top 1000 after a 35-year absence, nearly ten times as many babies as received the Fay spelling.
        • George
          • Origin:

            Greek
          • Meaning:

            "farmer"
          • Description:

            Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong, royal and saintly, yet friendly and unpretentious, we think that George is in prime position for a comeback, especially since it was chosen by Britain's royal couple.
        • Ginny
          • Origin:

            English, diminutive of Virginia, American place-name and Latin
          • Meaning:

            "virginal"
          • Description:

            Ginny was more common before Jenny and its myriad variants came along.
        • Jack
          • Origin:

            English, diminutive of John
          • Meaning:

            "God is gracious"
          • Description:

            Jack may have fallen from its Number 1 place in England, but in the US it's as popular as it was at its height in the 1920s and 1930s. A durable, cheery, everyman form of John, Jack ranks as one of the most popular boy names starting with J.
        • Jacques
          • Origin:

            French variation of James and Jacob
          • Meaning:

            "supplanter"
          • Description:

            Regal and ancient feeling, Jacques has been declining in popularity in its native France, but in the UK, it saw a surprising revival in 2022. Jumping from somewhere around the #2500 mark straight to #600, it was seven times more popular than in 2021.
        • Luna
          • Origin:

            Latin
          • Meaning:

            "moon"
          • Description:

            The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna. Luna may be the name most likely to surprise someone from an older generation by its Top 10 status in the US and its widespread international popularity.
        • Portokalos
          • Rex
            • Origin:

              Latin
            • Meaning:

              "king"
            • Description:

              Now that many dogs are named Max, it's safe to use this sleek, solid, regal name again for your child. And with the charm of its final x, its regal meaning, and its offbeat simplicity, Rex is definitely one to consider.
          • Webster
            • Origin:

              English occupational name
            • Meaning:

              "weaver"
            • Description:

              Webster is one of several W-starting surname names back on the drawing board, now that it has recovered from its childlike eighties sitcom identity.
          • Wednesday
            • Origin:

              English
            • Meaning:

              "Woden's day"
            • Description:

              Name made famous by the macabre character Wednesday – middle name: Friday – Addams is taken from the name of the day dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon god Woden, who relates to Mercury. Cartoonist author Charles Addams was said to choose the name because "Wednesday's child is full of woe."