Don't laugh......Alex (Chow mix) was named after AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. Kai (American Eskimo) was named from a list of Eskimo baby names. Kirra (American Eskimo) was named that because I wanted KIA but my kids said no (I drive a Kia so they said it was too corny) so I added rr to it. Plus I saw the name on the brand of clothes my kids wear. Tegan (Min Pin puppy) was named after a dedication to a little angel on a hospital wall. I love the name. Now the cats... Blue was named after a friend's cat. He also had blue eyes as a baby. Kayla was named after that chick on Days Of Our Lives. Peyote came with his name. Yama was named by my son. I believe it's a cartoon or video game character. He is a vidiot! Angel the bunny was named by my youngest son before we knew she was actually a he!
We spelled Aisha different like in the Neo Pets. When he suggested the name my mouth just dropped! He is so smart my son. lol. Athena he named because at the time he was learning about greece and the gods etc... Again my little guy did a great job. He was 10 at the time. :)
Digit: when I brought her home from the breeder, she clung to me like a little monkey, and she had all this wild Newfie gorilla-bear fur. So, she's named after the gorilla in 'Gorillas in the Mist'. Dozer: My bf at the time (now husband) thought he'd be a big Newf, etc. Well, he's big alright, but he loves to sleep! So the name fits him quite well! Ming-na (cat): female stray left in our lane. She's all black, and looks Siamese, pointy face, very regal, etc. Boss (cat): male stray left in our lane same times as Ming. Well, he's the boss, what else can we say about that? Spikus (cat): Digit found this stray and brought him to the house when he was a tiny kitten. I named by sister;s cat, so it was payback time. I like to call him 'Spikus Maximus', it drives DH crazy. He just calls him Spike!
Oh, and by the way, all of my animals are black...the Newfs we knew were black, they rest just showed up!
I try to fit the name to what I think the dogs personality would be like or something in their family background.
El Cristo Char - His father's name was El Char Sherman Tank and I bought him for myself as a X-mas present to myself.
April's Foxie Lady - She was born in April and she was a foxy little thing, she got into places even the cats didn't think of so my mother-in-law said she was a foxy little thing yet she always acted like a little lady
King's Little Easter Bunnie - She was born on Easter Sunday and King is the name of the breeders kennel
Okner's Fast Eddie Felson - He came with the name, Okner is the name of his breeders kennel, he is the grandson of the famous dog "Eddie". His previous owner was into pool and Fast Eddie Felson was a famous pool player from the 50's & 60's
The cats, my wife named each and every one of them.
Even though at one time I thought you were a man (remember, haha) I think your name is a pretty name and I know you don't like it.
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My Uncle had a wonderful well-tained black lab named Duchess when I was growing up so i wanted my dog to behave like her too, so i named her Duchess. Duke was a resuce I feel inlove with and decided to keep and it just went along with Duchess.
My francesca is named after the Lady in the book, Bridges Of Madison County. I have heard a cat will act according to what you name it so I didnt want a dumb name and have a dumb cat like meathead!LOL! She does act secretly and beautiful and not to mention out of character at times!LOL!
muffin... don't really know where she got that name, i think my sister had a stuffed dog that had that name when she was younger. (not that creative though)
sydney...i was obsessed with the idea of going to australia at the time when we found her, it was also 2000 just before the olympics. i also really liked the movie "sid and nancy" and liked sid vicious. she is a mean cat sometimes who likes to attack everyone, so we call her sid vicious sometimes.
mouse...when we first got her she was the smallest, timidest kitten. now she is a big fat cat. we call her moose sometimes as a joke.
angel...is one of sydney's kittens (sydney was pregnant when we found her) we let 2 of my friends help give ideas for names. they decided on the name angel, because of david boreanaz show. i said it was ok cause i like the character angel in the broadway show "rent".
bear...another one of sydney's kittens. she was the biggest of all the kittens. her and angel are actually about double the size of sydney.
tim...are stray cat outside that we bring in the house, when he first started hanging around we just called him the orange cat. then my boyfriend called him mr. orange from reservoir dogs. that eventually turned into tim as in tim roth cause we didn't like calling him mr. orange.
my son named "Deigo" from Dora the exploer he is a Rott/french Mastiff cross
my daughter named the min pin "Brutus" since Deigo is so big everytime someone sees him for the first time we always hear wow he hugeor something such as that so my daughter wanted to be able to say "if you think he's big wait till you see Brutus. (min pin 3.2lbs) Hey shes only 10 and it washer turn to pick a name.
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My Norwegian Elkhound is named Jewel....my other half had one growing up named Crystal so we went on the lines of that. My Silky is named Toby...after Toby Keith My Shih Tzu is named Abby...after the character on ER..love her Marius the cat after the character in Les Miserables Becky the cat because she came with that name. Noah the cat...because of Noah Wyle who acts on ER...didn't want to name the cat Dr. Carter at the time because I thought it would be stupid. Now I wish I would have.
Hi every one.. Growing up we had two dogs one named moon cricket dont know how we got that name but my mom named him. Then when i moved out i has this puppy i named cricket he just looked like a little cricket he always seemed to jump around. Well now i have my cat his name is ugg- short for ugly. sounds mean but this cat was so homly when my aunt gave him to my girls. But hes the best cat in the world and we call him ugg. And we have Bella Mcfly she is my holland lop bunny. I just liked the name.( dont ask me where i got mcfly from it just stuck one day so we now call her bella mcfly. And our newest addition is Bentley. I wanted something differnt that i hadnt heard before i named him after the espensive car..lol great stories, alot of differnt names out there. theresa