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Do Tell: Group Names For Pets?

In my mind, the pet or name debate rivals the chicken and egg one: what comes first? While catching up on some TV after North's photoshoot, I picked up on a funny scene from the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother.
The sometimes neurotic Ted dreamed about his doomed future without Cindy (guest spot by real-life animal lover, Rachel Bilson), saying “Bye bye, triplet schnauzers ‘Frank,’ ‘Lloyd’ and ‘Wright.’” Not only was it a silly dramatic thought, it got me thinking about pets with matching names. Since I'm in no rush to add to my family . . . even for a pup named South, I'm asking have you (or would you) ever name pets as a group?


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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
My ex-husband decided to go with a Japanese theme for his cats, Bakemono (monster) and Nushi (lover). I went for a Mythbusters theme with the goldfish (Adam and Tory are the only ones left). Other than that, none of them match. Some came already named (Missy Puppy, Tiki the parakeet, Buddy and Jewel the lovebirds). When I first read this headline, I thought it referred to giving a group of pets one single name. We refer to the little birds in our house (parakeets and lovebirds) as "The Snacks," because that's how the cats think of them.
BalooB BalooB 6 years
I adored this episode- I have a schnauzer and am an architect! However, my dog does not have a name that would fit into a group. My last dog did- his name was Spencer, his brother's name was Winston and the third male was Churchill- go political references!
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
my dogs are B-Bop and Rocksteady, the two punk band guys from teenage mutant ninja turtles (the rhino and the warthog). We call rocksteady, Rocksy for short. Everyone in a while someone will figure it out, but very rarely!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
My mom stopped by the local Humane Society one day and saw a black and white himalayan kitten that was identical to one she had as a child. So she had to have adopt him and name him "Fred" just like she did when she was a child. Well "Fred" had a silver/white brother in that cage, who was shy and didn't want to be separated from his brother, so my mom adopted him too. She brought them home and told me the black one was named Fred and I had to come up with a name for the silver one. So naturally I chose "Barney". Interestingly enough, Barney was not the brightest cat. When he went to clean himself, he would lick his left paw, but then wipe his fur with his right paw.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 6 years
Yep. I have Gadget and Penny from Inspector Gadget. If I ever get another animal while I have those two, s/he will be named Brain or Dr Claw. :)
lostinsomniac lostinsomniac 6 years
Hilariously, as isahrangme did, I was going to name my animals Beatles-centric names. My dog is named Prudence and I was thinking my next would be Rigby or Maxwell.. but I seem to have subconsciously decided against it as I now really want to name my next pooch Rutabaga. At one point I had three fish named Oz, Xander, and Spike (wut up Buffy fans!) and coincidentally they all passed away in order of the characters leaving/dying on the show (I know Xander didn't technically leave, but the show ended).
moonlissa moonlissa 6 years
Kind of..my puppy girl is Sadie Grace. When I went to adopt a kitten, I knew I wanted a girl who would be Emma Jane. All Southern Belles should have two names! They wanted me to take home a male, but I was set on continuing my girly girl names!
isahrangme isahrangme 6 years
I have a 3.5-month kitten named Penny Lane, and tomorrow I'm adopting another 3.5-month kitten who will be named Abbey Road. Their both girls and I'll definitely keep future pet names in the Beatles family. I want do adopt a male dog one day and call him Maxwell Hammer~
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
I once had two beautiful Himalayans, and my Grandmother had an "esthetically challenged" tortoiseshell cat. Considering their personalities and appearances, they were known collectively as "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly."
Miss-Tina Miss-Tina 6 years
My pup's name is Rolly (we thought he was Shar-Pei when we got him, but he is a mutt) so I don't really think we can name our next dog anything that comes near that ha ha! My sister wants us to name our next Polly, but we call Rolly Rolly-Polly-Olly-O. He answers to that better than just Rolly sometimes so I don't think that name will work. LOL.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
Oh yes! I love that from How I Met Your Mother!! My theme/group is authors/writers, but I am open to using literary characters that I love. Patterson was named after James Patterson (by my mom) and when I got my kitty in December I had to find a name to compliment his--even though people thought I was CRAZY! I liked Bronte (there is a huge story that reminds me of my little cousin with this one) but didn't feel it went with Patterson. And I liked many non-literary names like Ruthie and Suzy--but didn't think they went either! I was finally between Harper Lee and Emerson and everyone loved Emerson but we call her Emmy! I think pet names should definitely compliment each other, even if Emerson wasn't an authors name I wouldn't want Patter to have a wonderful unique name and Emmy to be called something generic.
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