(Closed) What did you name your pet/pets and why?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Did you name your pet? What did you pick? (choose all that apply)
    My pet already had a name, and I kept it. : (59 votes)
    15 %
    My pet had a name, but I changed it. : (113 votes)
    28 %
    I named my pet after a movie/tv character. : (107 votes)
    27 %
    I named my pet after an athlete. : (23 votes)
    6 %
    I named my pet after a literary character. : (43 votes)
    11 %
    I named my pet after a family member/friend. : (6 votes)
    2 %
    I chose an "object" as a name for my pet (think Boots, Mittens, Harley etc) : (17 votes)
    4 %
    I chose a name from a baby names book/website. : (29 votes)
    7 %
    I named my pet after a previous pet I had. : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 17
    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We got our cat from my friend’s parents.  It was a farm cat that liked being around people so much, they took him in.  They named him Peanut.  We kept it as him middle name, but decided to rename him Rory, after the Doctor Who companion (TV show).  

    Post # 19
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This is Dairy, named because she looks like a Dairy cow!!!

    Post # 20
    2443 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our dog’s name is Indiana, after Indiana Jones. Darling Husband named him. 

    Our cats’ names are Bellatrix and Albus, from Harry Potter.

    @SouthernGirl: Yay for Harry Potter names!

    Post # 21
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    our 2 1/2 year old chorke (chihuahua/yorkie) is called Bailey. we had the name picked out before we had the pup. my FI”s favorite drink is baileys irish cream.

    our  1/2 year old cat alex was named after my dads previous cat who was named after alex from a clock work orange. my dads cat was extremely sweet and calm but my alex is much more like the character.

    my 9 month old yorkie is pixel khloe. she was named pixel because she was so small when we got her and she got khloe after my sisters daughter who was still born at 40 weeks 3 days. (i asked her first if it would be okay)


    bailey and alex


    Post # 22
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    Named our dog after the first dog we were planning to adopt but ended up not getting (was gone when we went back). So I guess kind of after another pet.

    We didn’t choose the SAME name, just a different version of it to pay tribute to the dog that made us want to get a dog.


    Post # 23
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I named my cats Jack and Pickles. Pickles’ name was inspired by a friend of mine’s cat, whose name was Pancakes. I thought it was the funniest cat name I’d ever heard and I wanted to come up with a similar food-related name for my cat. So Pickles it was! 

    I named Jack because I always loved the name Jack, and was at a point in my life when I thought I might never get married or have kids, so I was like, “Screw it, I’ll name the cat Jack.” 

    Post # 25
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We got MOLLY Feb of 2010, and as soon as i saw her i KNEW she was a Molly, and Fiance agreed with me! Then Fiance found MERLIN on the side of the interstate in april of 2010, and he looked like a wizard, so we named him MERLIN =)




    Post # 26
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our dog came from the shelter and they named him there. I was going to change it but Buster just fit perfectly, the little imp. 

    Post # 28
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @bunnyharriet:  I wouldnt of been able to let myself go if we didnt take him in. He was in such a horrible condition. He needed 11 teeth removed due to his diet from being outside so long, he now has lyme disease, kennel cough(which will never technically go away), he had whip worm(which can kill a dog).. and needed like 10 baths b/c he smelled so bad =(. He is now a hyper, loving, PIA dog. i love him to death.

    Post # 29
    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Temecula, California

    This is who my Dog is named after.

    I originally wanted to name her Gizmo, because she had huge pointy ears when she was a puppy. Then my dad suggested Gidget. I had no idea who she was at the time but I loved the name.

    Post # 30
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Meet Pippin:

    named after this guy

     from Lord of the Rings

    Post # 31
    3829 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    He’s named after the location we met at. We always get compliments on his name as its unique but totally suits him. 

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