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Do Tell: What Was the Name of Your First Pet?

While vegging on the couch over the weekend, I caught a rerun of The Real Housewives of New York City. Just joining one of the families was a new ($1,800) West Highland White Terrier puppy named Aston. With some skepticism (and sarcasm), the Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and fam discuss the reasoning behind the name and mention adding another pup named Martin before picking up the car. Surely, a second dog (and Aston Martin) are not beyond a Count's budget, but hey, who knows?! While the son earnestly agrees with the dad's name, and I've heard of many different reasons for naming a pet, I couldn't help but wonder if the name of this pooch was entirely the boy's choice. After all, I named my first dog Joey after a boy I had a crush on in preschool. Now I'd love to hear the name of your first pet in the comments below!


Katydid620 Katydid620 9 years
Ours was a small black poodle whose name was Madamoiselle Frenchy Lou when we got her...we shortened it to Fifi.
brandi797 brandi797 9 years
My first dog was a lhasa apso named Chi Chang. How regal is that?
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
"Buttons". I'm pretty sure she came with the name.
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 9 years
We had a wire-haired benji type dog named GROOVY :)
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
My first pet when I was younger was a Cocker Spaniel named Ashley, after my middle name. But the first pet I actually got to name was a rat I called "Sarah", after the character of the same name on the old show "Avonlea"...haha!
krissaelle krissaelle 9 years
My first cat (black & white) was named Oreo. Then we got another black & white cat and named him Hydrox.
Lyndation Lyndation 9 years
My first dog my dad named him Saddam Hussein,jajaja funny I don't know why I was like 5yrs old ;) I had to many dogs:) Another one, Carola, King, Princess,Duque,Cocco(cat)
sandrap sandrap 9 years
My first pet was a Rottweiler called Byron.
ann418 ann418 9 years
Gilly, the frog. He wasn't so much a cuddly first pet, but I still got to name him.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
My first pet was a cat named Kitty-Kitty. I know, very original!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Sunshine :meow:
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Oh man taxing my first pet that was mine alone to take care of and not a family pet was a hamster. I named him after my beloved school bus driver "Mr. Max". Then I introduced the human "Mr. Max" to the hamster "Mr. Max". My bus driver was impressed but certainly not cuter than his namesake. My first major pet was a cat from our neighbors. They called her "Lady" I hated it and asked the cat what she wanted to be called. Hey I was 7. The cat formerly known as "Lady" replied "RALPH". Every time she meowed she said "Ralph!" So I named her Ralph. Everybody thought it was stupid to name a female cat a name until Ralph opened her mouth and meowed "Ralph!" Then it made perfect sense. Funny everybody in my family misses Ralph to this day - she was a great girl.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
My bunny named Bun-Bun
duplinger duplinger 9 years
The name of my first pet was Stubbies he was a small white poodle mix. We only had him a short time because someone stole him.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Odysseus- I am a pretty huge nerd.
rachaelnexus rachaelnexus 9 years
"It was the meanest lizard ever", :rotfl:
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
If you want to get technical, we had a bunch of tortises, a goat, a chicken, and a dog when I was born. I remember Red Eye, Ivar, and Milley the tortises, Muff the beagle, Billy Goat, and Charlie Chicken. But the first pet that was mine and I named was a hamster named Tony. I really liked Frosted Flakes.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Cleopatra or Cleo for short. She/he (who knows) was an iguana that had been living wild in our backyard for awhile before my dad caught it. It was the meanest lizard ever
jrw1012 jrw1012 9 years
My first per was a cat and her name was Flash because she was so fast :-)
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
My first pet was a parakeet that I named Misty...I think because she was blue? I guess I based a lot of stuff on color and weather because my hamster was white and named Snowy. Then I had another parakeet name Pepper because it had lots of little black spots and a goldfish name Spot because it had, well, a spot. Then there was my first puppy who my mom really wanted to name Mandy, but I didn't like it, so we were brainstorming names while driving home. We passed a restaurant named T.J. Rafters and decided on T.J. until we thought of a better name and of course she started coming to it so it stuck. The funny thing was our neighbor bought the same breed (a peek-a-poo) and named him Max, so we had T.J. Max for a while. People used to always ask what it stood for and since it didn't really stand for anything I always said Toe Jam and my mom said Theresa Jane. My mom finally has a Shi Tzu named Mandy now :) Now I name my pets after Marlon Brando characters as I have a tortoise named Terry (On the Waterfront) and a pup named, well, Brando. I keep telling the bf that we need a kitten named Marlon and an iguana named Stanley :-P
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
I had a huge, black bear of a dog I named Pretty. She was so great, I still miss that dog. <3
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
My first dog was Penny because she was a copper color. I still miss her!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
Callie Cat
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
My first cat's name was K.C. for Kitty Cat.
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