Stupid Pet Names

  1. Ok - ya know you all have them: those collection of names you'd never call your pet in public. I realized today how many nicknames my dog has collected in her 4 years, from one or another of us in the house...and the cat too. Let's hear em....

    Here is my crew of two:

    Real name, Isis (Siberian Husky)
    AKA: Ice Monkey, Monkey Soup, Soup Muffin, Muffin, Rice-a-Roni, Furball, Furball B*zotc*, Icee.

    Real name, Arwen (Spotted Bengal)
    AKA: Purrbucket, Ar-kitty-boo, Roo, Kitty-Boo, Boo, Sketch, Sketch-a-Roni, Spazzmaster.

    Ok, if you dare....lol, what do you call your pets? Or am I the only crazy one here? :roll

    ~J
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  3. by   Gompers
    My mom has always named her cats 2-syllable names. There is only one time she veered from this, and that cat was unlike any other we ever had. She thought she was a princess or something because she had an extra-long name. The rest of them have had nice, short names that were easy to call in a sing-song voice so they'd come in the house if they heard it. We never had nicknames for them, though. Maybe dogs get more nicknames than cats? My mom currently has a cat named Daisy but my husband refuses to call her that. He says her name is Nancy and that's that. It's like he's a cat whisperer or something and she told him her name. She looks and acts much more like a Nancy than a Daisy, and even my mom admits she should have just called her that in the first place...

    One cat had a totally normal name (Susie) but the story behind it wasn't. She adopted us (a stray from the back porch) a few days after my grandfather passed away. We called her Susie because that's what my grandpa always called women if he didn't know their names. My dad said it was a big problem for him in high school when he'd bring a new girl home and my grandpa would ask, "Who's this Susie you've got there?" and the girl would get all upset and demand to know who Susie was, assuming my dad had another girlfriend on the side.
    Last edit by Gompers on Oct 24, '06
  4. by   adrienurse
    I used to have a cat named Weiner.

    My current ones are Rufus and Rosie.

    My sisters each have two: Oscar and Annie, and Murray and Callie.

    We tell my parents that those are the only grandchildren their getting so enjoy!
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    my son has a cat whose name is frieda, girlfriend named her i think, anyway i somehow heard wront when i first saw her and i always thought her name was 'MS KITTY'

    everyone always looked at me real funny when i called her ms kitty, finally they corrected me, cat was not insulted but son a gf were a bit miffed
  6. by   Beary-nice
    two cats we had when I was little...

    Peeping Tom and Mother Kitty.....


    we had a collie named Kitty Boots....go figure

    dysfunctional family=dysfunctional animal names....
  7. by   RNin2007
    Quote from Beary-nice
    two cats we had when I was little...

    Peeping Tom and Mother Kitty.....


    we had a collie named Kitty Boots....go figure

    dysfunctional family=dysfunctional animal names....
    lol we must be REAL dysfunctional then cuz we have some way weird names for our animals =P
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Ya know what??? I have no pets....however:

    oldest son leaves home, takes everything but HIS dog: thorn - a 14 y/o westie-poodle mix - love the dog!

    Next - my brother-in-law moves to Wash DC and lives in a high rise, so we got his Cairn-mix named Smoky.

    So...back to "I don't have any dogs" but I have two that just so happen to live here - lol
  9. by   dianah
    I'm enjoying this thread, as we do name our pets official names, then some nickname seems to evolve, and we end up calling the pet the nickname at home (but always the official name, say, at the vets ).

    Knew a family once who adopted a stray cat that turned out to be pregnant, and gave birth two weeks after they adopted her. They named her "Paddy Wagon."

    Our big, white cat (18 lb, and she was ours --or, we were hers! -- for 20 yr!) was named "Edna," but we all called her "nee-nee."

    Sheldon is "eety-beety Shel," Fred is "Mistah Fwed," Bobby is "Bob-Bob" . .

    Nothing spectacular, just "pet" names.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    The dog, Toby, is "the Tobester", "Tobito", "Tobias", and when he really messes up, "@*$&^# DOG!"

    The cats---Johnny, Missy, Rosie, Katie, and Casi---are, respectively, "Dip-Wad", "Meese", "Rose", "Kaitlyn", and "Get down from there!!"
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Knew people who had a three-legged dog they named Tripod.
  12. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    This is a great thread.

    My dog's name is Barney Ruble; Sometimes I call him "Beans" or just Beanie!! Don't ask why--I have NO idea!!!LOL!! Occasionally I will call him
    "Rubs" !!
    Maybe there's something wrong with my sense of Humor.

    mary Ann
  13. by   Beary-nice
    Okay a couple more pet names from the Beary Dysfunctional Family Tree:

    I had a pig named ESP or just "E" (ESP was Extra Special Piglet) a runt pig that I fed with a baby bottle and he lived with the chickens in the coop...no lie!!!!

    Had a pinto pony named.....Flower???? Um okay....

    A horse named Surprise....let me tell you the name suited her as many times as I was bucked off!!!!

    Mom had a beagle named Nimrod.....
  14. by   jmgrn65
    Quote from Beary-nice
    A horse named Surprise....let me tell you the name suited her as many times as I was bucked off!!!!


    I had a pony named Merrylegs, she bucked me off everytime I would get on her, she always had to buck me off once and then I could ride. Otherwise she was pretty cool.

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