How did you come up with your dog's name? Well my sister wanted to name my dog charlie or eddie. I was thinking about a lot of names and even looked in a puppy naming book. I was than thinking that the sf giants had a bid roster so I thought about all the giants players names. I thought the ones that would make a good name would probably be barry, richie, or cody. Since my parent picked up my dog on a code day and his breed originated from scotland or england I decided to pick "Cody." Does he look like a "Cody" lol. http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=162904
He most certainly looks like a Cody! Beautiful dog! Murphy picked his own name. When I got him from the shelter, the lady there named him Patrick (her name is Pat). I tried Patrick, but he wouldn't respond to it. For a few days I was calling him everything under the sun (even Rumplestilskin!) Then one morning I said "Murphy" and the next thing I knew he jumped up onto my lap and he was excited! That's how he became Murphy.
I looked in a baby name book until I found one I liked for Riley. :) His middle name Star comes from my cousins pom that died a couple months before I got him. I swear she watches over him..
For my cats: Putsy was named after a cat my dad had as a child. And she is definatly his cat.
Samie, well originally I was getting a female, and going to name her Samantha after my American Girl Dolls lol. But that cat didn't work out, she had gotten sick day before we were to adopt her, so I got my boy, and called him Samie.
Meera was already named when I got her. Her name from her abusive parents was Abby, and her foster mom called her Meera Abby, so we kept it.
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Well,Faith got her name because of her rescue story. I watched her,and fed her for three days before taking her home(you all know the story...). She,even after being neglected and abused,still had faith in all humans it seemed....and I was right about that! Hence,Faith becoming her name :)
Nahla,well,I just love the name and it seemed to fit her somewhat in the begining,but suits her more and more each day :)
Mandy,well,that was her name when I got her,so I kept it :) It suits her very well....although,I believe in having middle names as well,so,they all were given middle names.
Mandy Lou,from me. Faith Marie,from my son(6 yr old)...consequently,my oldest daughters middle name(one of them)is Marie as well.....he loves his sister :). Nahla Bell,I just LOVED the middle name,just as the first,so I gave it to her :)
Winston's name is after Winston Churchhill. I was going to name him Fouquet after a character in Three Musketeers, but his demeaner and bearing was so noble that he reminded me of the great Winston Churchill.
Dekias was named after a Whitewolf role-play character I had when I roleplayed on AOL. A coyote named Dekias Fiesty Moondance.
Woo-woo was named by her breeder and I did not want to change it. She was named that because she talks alot to us and her pack. Woo woo-ing all the time. Her registered name even suits her, she is a cream color and her name in AKC is J-C Pioneers Opaque.
Solange` was named because I thought she was the ugliest faced standard poodle I have ever seen. I almost sent her back to her breeder I was so disappointed in her looks. Her name means 'Rare Jewel' on Olde French. Well, her name came true because right around 5 months she blossomed and is the most beautiful face and bodied standard I have ever seen in my life. She is truly elegant and a rare jewel to look at in body and face. Solange's name in AKC also suits her perfectly it is Moonvalley Midnight Eclipse, she is such an inky black in color.
Riot was named because from the moment he was born he was into everything, causeing chaos with every step. Like the famous cat that got it's head stuck in every crevice, so that is my Riot. This scamps AKC name suits him so well it is scary, his AKC name is Moonvally Master Sly Boots. He believes he is so clever.
Duchess was named by David...hmmmf, I call her 'Fish Bait' cause one day <joking> I am just gonna harness her butt up and use her to catch a tuna from the ocean.
Spot-spot was a rescue and we did not know her name and she came to the name Spot.
I was sitting with my sister at her dining room table, looking at Cookie's picture, trying to think of a name, eating ice cream. I almost named her Snoopy (I know Snoopy is a boy but I love Snoopy) then I thought everyone is going to think she's a boy. She was black and white as a puppy so my sister looked down at her ice cream and said, "Name her Cookie because she looks like Cookies n Cream ice cream." The rest is history! :)
I wanted to name my dog Lyle.. but it was a girl... and I was going to name it anyway. Then I thought of Beulah and my sister hated the name because "it is an old lady name" and so I knew then that it HAD to be her name!!! I'm 26 and we still act like this!!! LOL. siblings.
I try to go for intersting, or pretty origional names, and stuff that fits the dog. Sometimes not so origional, but normally a name that fits. The dogs also seem to answer wheny oug et hte correct name.
After we had to put or sweet girl Jenna to rest, we wanted another Westie thinking that would help with our grief. We were going back & forth with names. We were going to visit a breeder in Savannah, GA & that's how I came up with the name Savannah "Southern Belle", but she's more like a tomboy so I call her Savannah Harley.
I named my Chow mix Alex after AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. My kids helped me pick Kai for my 1st American Eskimo from a list of Eskimo baby names. I picked Kirra for my second Eskie after seeing that name on my son's clothes. I picked Tegan for my new Min Pin because I saw the name on the wall at the hospital dedicated to a child and I loved the name.
Snowball the dog because he was solid white and I was 4.
Ball Ball because she was solid white like her grandma and I was 6. So she was actually called Snowball but her grandma's name was also snowball, so if got shortened to ball ball.
Fuzzy was a christmas gift and he was really fuzzy and he made me think of the poam fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Precious came with the name
Frisky because she was a very frisky kitten
Tigger was already named
Kelly actully went though severl names Penguin was rejected because my mom said no it made her think of something that woddled. Friend just didn't seem to fit him as a name though he was my best friend for over 18 1/2 years. So I named him after my faviote Clint Eastwood movie.
Joey, Tommy, and Rainbow because those were the names that popped in my head
BooBoo came with the name
Sammie and Jamie because I didn't know if they were a girl or a boy.
Baby becasue she was only 2 1/2 weeks old and we had to bottle feed her so my mom named her baby
Halloween because she reminded me of autum but that namd didn't fit
Pumkin was holloweens sister and she had a orenge face like a pumkin
Chance, Hazelton, Penny, Jake come with those names
Mika because I got her at vet tech school and there was a german shepherd their that when I seen her the name popped into my head. So when I got the kittens I still liked the name so Mika got it.
Richard Mika's brother is named after Richard Dean Anderson. I had and still do have a crush on him. Though when my cousin hears the name she always thinks of Little Richard.
Midget because she looks a lot like baby but has middum hair where baby is short haired.
Holly because she was 2 days old when we got her. So my mom wanted to name her something like survivor or hope. So I suggested holly and it stuck
Coffee was orginally my cousins cat and she named him Sidney, but called him sid for short. I was going to keep the name just spell it Cid, but he kept reminding me of mocha and that just didnt' fit a male. So he got stuck with coffee. Though now he looks just like a minature Cougar.
Gumbo, Dixie, Zydaco, Gator, and Langiappe were all my husbands ideas.
Magic, Zatarain, Zander, Snow, Licorice all just popped in my head for them
Spider becasue no one would let me name him Holstein
Shamrock also becasue no one would let me name him Leaperacon though my mom did like the name. I still got out voted.
I think that covers all the animals I have had so far.