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craig johnston 12-07-2007 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 370695)
I lobbied hard to name my son Atticus, but I lost. :)

bet he's glad you lost


auntie aubrey 12-07-2007 08:19 PM

i can't mention their names without mentioning their alternate names. because it's rare that their real names are spoken.

lilly (alt: kitty-bo, fatjack, fattypotomus, mrs fuzzums)
roger (alt: kitty-boo-boo, littlejack, swiper, ricky fitz, tony mingus)
theo (alt: puppy, buddy)

madasacutsnake 12-08-2007 12:55 AM


auntie aubrey 12-08-2007 02:05 AM


Originally Posted by madasacutsnake (Post 370729)
Ominous Ignatius Sod Off

craig johnston 12-08-2007 03:10 AM

next question:

why do pets get more names than humans?


lukkucairi 12-08-2007 03:13 AM

because we love them more.

topcat 12-08-2007 04:18 AM


Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 370740)
because we love them more.

very true

12"razormix 12-08-2007 07:33 AM

possessive focus

madasacutsnake 12-08-2007 07:53 AM

Time-saving device. So I can call the cat and tell the neighbours to sod off both at the same time.

brightpearl 12-08-2007 08:42 AM

My son has way more names than the pets, and much nicer ones -- pickle, piebaby, poptart, weasel, kiddo, kidney bean. I call all the cats fuzzy butt and dumbass.

auntie aubrey 12-08-2007 11:46 AM

i expect that when i have children (or, more likely, child), there will be even more nicknames floating around. the spouse and i have several silly nicknames for each other, too. you know how in the national lampoon movies ellen always calls clark "sparky"? i'm like that. i don't call him sparky, but what i do call him is equivalently juvenile. and i use it more often than i use his real name.

T.I.P. 12-08-2007 12:09 PM

i know a cat that eats in a little bowl that says "DOG" on it. I find it very funny. I call him "DOG" in a strange voice whenever i see him.

Avalon 12-08-2007 01:51 PM


because we love them more.

Best. Answer. Ever. :D

seebe 12-08-2007 02:19 PM

Renaming or morphing the names is just something I've always done with my pets.

My cat is Petey, then became Petey Weet, Eety Weet, Boy, Boyboy.

My dog is Candy, Andy, Poodle Andy (she's not a poodle) Pandy, Girl, Gul.
I chat with an Indian on line and he often spells gul when meaning girl. I think it's cute.

Stephi_B 12-08-2007 03:05 PM


If at all, my pets where called - just like 'my' humans are (but who, the dearer they are to me have the more pet names; interesting though that the common English word for 'Kosename' is pet name) - by an abbreviation: Raimi instead of Raimonda, say.

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