Pet Names for your Pets

I was thinking the other day that I hardly ever call my two cats by their actual names. I have many other monikers for them:

[name_f]Lil[/name_f], [name_m]Wil[/name_m], [name_f]Lil[/name_f]-[name_m]Wil[/name_m], [name_f]Lil[/name_f]-Pil, [name_f]Lilly[/name_f]-Pilly, [name_f]Lilly[/name_f]-[name_m]Willy[/name_m], [name_m]Little[/name_m] Lamb, Wooly Lamb, Squeak, Miss Meowsalot, Doolally Lil (because she’s a little senile!) etc…

Popsy, Pops, Popster, Popsydoodle, Monkey, Chunky Monkey, Muckypup, Trouble, [name_m]Tigger[/name_m]/[name_m]Tiger[/name_m] etc…

So what “pet names” do you have for your pets?

At the minute I have a dog and two guinea pigs.

Bodie the border terrier gets [name_m]Bode[/name_m], Bodes, Bodles, [name_m]Bode[/name_m]-[name_m]Bode[/name_m], Bodikins and [name_m]Bo[/name_m]-[name_m]Bo[/name_m] that relate to his name and Fuzzy-Face/Fuzzy-Features, my little scruffball or Scruffpup(when he needs his coat stripped), Woofy (when he barks at something stupid/imaginary) and Dribbley (his beardie soaks up water like a sponge). My dad also calls his the Bodester or the Bodemeister as well as a couple of other really weird things that I can’t remember.

The piggies haven’t got many names yet because they’re fairly new as I lost two earlier this year. At the minute [name_f]Portia[/name_f] gets Porshie, Porshe-Porshe and Wiggle-Pig 'cause she’s very squirmy. [name_u]Penny[/name_u] gets [name_u]Pen[/name_u]-[name_u]Pen[/name_u] and [name_f]Penelope[/name_f].

[name_m]Bob[/name_m] (given nickname, full name [name_m]Robert[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m]), gerbil: [name_u]Bobby[/name_u], Bobsies, Bobbles, Chunkybobbles, Bobbybutters, Bubblyboo, [name_u]Bobby[/name_u] Boy, [name_u]Bobby[/name_u] [name_m]Buddy[/name_m], Bobbyknobby, Bubby, Bubbles, Bobble, Bobblyboo, Bobbly, Bobblesboo, Chunkybob, Chunkmuffin, [name_u]Bobby[/name_u] Gerbil

[name_u]Charlie[/name_u] (given nickname, full name [name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]), gerbil- [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] Boy, Charfee, Chals, Charnee, Chahles, [name_m]Kip[/name_m], [name_u]Kit[/name_u], Charliebutton, [name_u]Charlie[/name_u]-[name_u]Boo[/name_u] [name_u]Baby[/name_u]

[name_f]Comet[/name_f] (full name [name_f]Comet[/name_f] Asteriod), frog - Frog Singular, froggy, Commy

[name_f]Maisie[/name_f] (full name [name_f]Maisie[/name_f] [name_f]Angeline[/name_f]), hamster - Mays, [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]-Maze, Mazecraze, [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]-[name_f]Daisy[/name_f], [name_f]Daisy[/name_f]-[name_f]Maisy[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]-Crazy, Hazy-[name_f]Maisie[/name_f], [name_f]Maisie[/name_f]-Mays

I haven’t got any pets, but my stuffed animals, phone and laptop have nicknames:

[name_f]Mocha[/name_f], the stuffed puppy: Moch, Mochety-Moch, Mochaccino
[name_f]Amy[/name_f], the panda cushion: Am (as in the first syllable of [name_f]Amy[/name_f])
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], the panda: [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], [name_f]Mag[/name_f]
[name_m]Percival[/name_m], the MacBook: [name_u]Percy[/name_u]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], the iPhone: [name_f]Cordy[/name_f], [name_f]Cora[/name_f], Corla, [name_f]Corly[/name_f], [name_f]Cordy[/name_f] girl (a play on the song [name_f]Georgy[/name_f] Girl)

Yes, I know it’s strange to name my phone and laptop in general, let alone give them nicknames… I probably use the nicknames 50% of the time. Funny because I don’t give most of my friends nicknames.

Haha I’ve got three horses and six dogs! They all have nicknames :smiley:

Kavik the malamute gets called Kavva, Kavvy, Kav, Icky, Ickypoo, Jaws, Sharky, and many other predatory nicknames! He’s a marine enforcement dog so he’s quite scary!

[name_m]Floyd[/name_m] the Presa Canario was once a fighting dog but is now a complete softy, he gets called Furble, [name_f]Flo[/name_f] and [name_m]Bubba[/name_m].

[name_f]Maggie[/name_f] the retired army [name_m]German[/name_m] shepherd is [name_f]Mags[/name_f], Moo, [name_f]Maggie[/name_f] Moo, Girly Squirly, [name_f]Gigi[/name_f].

[name_u]Rudy[/name_u] the great dane is Big Boy, Roo, [name_u]Rudy[/name_u] Roo, Kangaroo, Hoppy (my son) or [name_m]Rudolph[/name_m] the Reindeer.

[name_m]Ziggy[/name_m] the beagle is Zig, Zigpig, Piggy, [name_m]Little[/name_m] Boy, Wolfy and [name_m]Ziggy[/name_m] Zoom Zoom.

[name_m]Elmo[/name_m] the westie is [name_f]El[/name_f], [name_m]Eli[/name_m], Momo, Squidge, Cutie Pie, Scruffs or Wags.

As you can tell we have a lot of fun with naming in our house, you don’t even want to know the horses’ names!

Our cat is 20. 5 years old! A tuxedo cat named KC originally.

I added [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] so her official name is KC [name_f]Dinah[/name_f] (after [name_f]Alice[/name_f] in Wonderland’s cat).

[name_f]Kitty[/name_f] [name_u]Comfort[/name_u]
[name_f]Kitty[/name_f] Croissant (or cupcake, cruller, candy, cake, cookie, etc.)
Miss KC
[name_f]Bessie[/name_f] [name_f]Beulah[/name_f]
Nurse [name_f]Muriel[/name_f] (she guards us when we are under the weather)
[name_f]Shirley[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
Small Anglican Puss [name_f]Cat[/name_f]
Majestic [name_f]Tea[/name_f] Cozy of [name_f]Love[/name_f]
Oxfordian Parlor [name_f]Cat[/name_f]
[name_f]Opera[/name_f] Cream

and her secret name, which is too secret to tell.

I just have two dogs…

[name_u]Josie[/name_u], my 9 month old long haired chihuahua, aka [name_m]Joe[/name_m], [name_u]Jo[/name_u] [name_u]Jo[/name_u], [name_m]Jose[/name_m] (pronounced ho-zay), Puppy, [name_m]Little[/name_m] Girl, and [name_f]Josephina[/name_f] (also pronounced ho-sephina)
[name_f]Zoey[/name_f] (Yes, I know their names sound too much alike… I didn’t realize until after we named [name_u]Josie[/name_u]. It’s like a tongue twister calling both of their names!), she’s a 9 year old Cavalier [name_m]King[/name_m] [name_m]Charles[/name_m] Spaniel who is aka [name_m]Zo[/name_m], Hairy pot roast, The big one, and Stinky.

What a fabulous nickname and how grateful I am that dogs and cats allow us to give them the most wildly creative and even goofy names and nicknames while still adoring us.

[name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]: [name_m]Pip[/name_m] (most often), Pippen, Pipper, Pi**er, the last one substituted by my dad, haha : )
[name_f]Pandora[/name_f]: Panda (most often), Pandy, Mama
[name_m]Simon[/name_m] (the raccoon): Coony, Rooky
[name_m]Ignazio[/name_m] (the salamander): Iggs, [name_m]Iggy[/name_m], Nazio
[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]. The squirrel remains [name_u]Charlie[/name_u], somehow. He has evaded any formal name or actual NN : )

[name_f]Tasha[/name_f]- [name_f]Tash[/name_f], Tashie, dog, darling, Tashie-Girl, puppy (even though she’s 6 and huge) puppy-dog, puppy-darling, Tashie-Puppy, woosh, wooshie, wooshie-girl, sook
Surprisingly, I think (the) dog, darling and puppy are used the same amount as her real name but most often we call her [name_f]Tash[/name_f]

OMG there are too many!!!

Ares…goes by Reasy, Reasy-[name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_m]Bean[/name_m], [name_m]Bear[/name_m]-man, [name_m]Aristotle[/name_m], Aricola, lol…a lot of weird things

[name_u]Bleu[/name_u]- Blueberry, Blueberry Muffin, Muffin, [name_u]Blue[/name_u]-[name_u]Ray[/name_u], [name_u]Blue[/name_u] [name_f]Moon[/name_f], [name_u]Blue[/name_u] Cheese, [name_u]Boo[/name_u], Booberry, [name_u]Boo[/name_u]-[name_u]Boo[/name_u], Booger, Bootie, Bleh, [name_m]Boss[/name_m], Terminator
[name_f]Mocha[/name_f]-(all the ch’s here are pronounced k, and long o sound) Mochi, Mochster, Mochers, Frappe, Frappucino, [name_f]Princess[/name_f] Poops-a-lot
Bulka- Bulky, Bulkers, Bulks, Bull, Bubs, Bubbah, [name_m]Bobo[/name_m], [name_m]Bo[/name_m], Bug, Bugger

[name_m]Frodo[/name_m]- Fro, Fofo, [name_f]Dodo[/name_f], Row, Froze, Afro, Faux, Brownie
Eskimo- Esque, [name_f]Kiki[/name_f], [name_u]Mo[/name_u], [name_u]Mo[/name_u]-[name_u]Mo[/name_u], Omikse (pronounced Oh-meek-see, its Eskimo backwards), Snowy, [name_f]Snow[/name_f]
Quiggly- Quiggs, Quiggle, Quick, Quickly, Kiggy (how my three year old sister says her name)

Daybreak the horse- [name_u]Day[/name_u], [name_m]Buddy[/name_m]

I only have one doggie, a goldendoodle. Her name is [name_f]Luna[/name_f] (full name [name_f]Luna[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]), but we call her Looney, Lun-Lun, Fluffy (you should see her fur!), Patches (she has little patches of golden of her coat), and Girly.

We have a dog named by my older son, [name_m]Captain[/name_m] [name_u]America[/name_u] (it’s a she, by the way. lol). Most of us call her [name_u]America[/name_u], but I’m pretty sure [name_m]Zev[/name_m] never uses the same name twice. He has called her [name_m]Cap[/name_m], [name_m]Captain[/name_m], [name_f]Merry[/name_f], [name_f]Rica[/name_f], [name_f]Amy[/name_f], Cappy, etc. Lol.

We call our Bulldog [name_m]Draco[/name_m] by either Dray or Dragon
We call our Newfoundland [name_m]Hagrid[/name_m] by either Big [name_m]Guy[/name_m], Fluffy, or Haggie
We call our [name_m]Saint[/name_m] [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_f]Susan[/name_f] either [name_f]Su[/name_f]-[name_f]Su[/name_f], [name_f]Suzie[/name_f], or Slobber
For our cats we usually call them by their actual names name except for our Raggamuffin [name_m]Dudley[/name_m] by Dudders or Chubbs (He is a big cat)

I have three dogs named [name_f]Delilah[/name_f], Otter, and [name_m]Malachi[/name_m]. ([name_m]Malachi[/name_m] is actually my mom’s but whatever.)

[name_f]Delilah[/name_f]'s nicknames are [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Dillie[/name_f], [name_f]Dillie[/name_f]-[name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Lily[/name_f] Pad, [name_f]Lily[/name_f] Petals, Goober, Duma (rhymes with puma), La-La, [name_f]Lilah[/name_f], and Doobus
Otter’s nicknames are [name_u]Ottie[/name_u], Potty, [name_m]Potter[/name_m], Ferrety, Weasel, Otter Butt, and Totter
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]'s nicknames are [name_f]Mali[/name_f], [name_u]Mal[/name_u]-[name_u]Mal[/name_u], [name_u]Cai[/name_u] (rhymes with tie), [name_u]Cai[/name_u]-[name_u]Cai[/name_u], Squishy, Gremlin, and Cujo

My [name_m]Pom[/name_m]/Bichon mix [name_m]Bowie[/name_m] is called: [name_m]Little[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_f]Tiny[/name_f] [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_m]Bowie[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_m]Bubba[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_m]Bubba[/name_m] or - only by my goddaughter - Brubber.

My cat’s name is [name_u]Alfie[/name_u] [name_m]Paul[/name_m]. [name_u]Alfie[/name_u]'s pretty nickname-y on it’s own, but I call him [name_m]Alf[/name_m], Alfers, [name_f]Lil[/name_f] Alfers, [name_u]Kit[/name_u]-[name_f]Cat[/name_f], [name_u]Baby[/name_u] [name_f]Cat[/name_f], Stormaggedon ([name_m]Doctor[/name_m] Who joke) and [name_f]Stormy[/name_f] when he’s bad.

My brother’s dog is named Taser, and I call him Tasey and Tasey-Boy (like Laz-E-Boy… yes, I nicknamed my brother’s dog after a recliner.)

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[name_f]Callie[/name_f] - [name_u]Cal[/name_u], [name_f]Callie[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f], Calzone, Calamity [name_f]Jane[/name_f], Calamity, Brat [name_f]Cat[/name_f], Brat, and - Get The “Heck” Off The Counter!
[name_f]Tasha[/name_f] - Tosh, [name_f]Tasha[/name_f] [name_f]Moon[/name_f], Mooners, [name_f]Tasha[/name_f]-bo-[name_f]Basha[/name_f], Squirt
[name_f]Nina[/name_f] - Neen, Neeners, [name_f]Nina[/name_f] [name_m]Bean[/name_m], [name_m]Bean[/name_m], Beans, Beanie [name_u]Baby[/name_u], Koala [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_f]Nina[/name_f] Beana, [name_f]Nina[/name_f] [name_u]Green[/name_u]-Eyes, [name_f]Nina[/name_f] [name_m]Gold[/name_m]-Spot, [name_m]French[/name_m] Fry, [name_u]Baby[/name_u]/[name_u]Baby[/name_u] Girl, [name_m]Bubba[/name_m] Goo, Purrs-a-Lot, Motor Boat, Gargoyle, Vulture, Our Lady of the Perpetually Pissed

[name_f]Kaija[/name_f] - [name_u]Kai[/name_u], [name_m]Kaiser[/name_m], Stumpy, Stinker, [name_m]Boot[/name_m], Smelly Dog, Kaiba, [name_u]Kai[/name_u]-[name_m]Bear[/name_m], Stripey Dog, [name_f]Kaija[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f], Big [name_f]Sister[/name_f]
Brighde - [name_f]Bree[/name_f], Breezy, [name_f]Bree[/name_f]-[name_u]Baby[/name_u], Breezes, Beachy, Beachy [name_m]Keen[/name_m], [name_f]Bee[/name_f], Beezus, Brighde-[name_m]Bear[/name_m], also [name_u]Baby[/name_u] Girl/[name_m]Bubba[/name_m] Goo, Super Puppy, Brighde [name_f]Moxie[/name_f], Mox, [name_u]Blue[/name_u] Dog, Big Dog, [name_m]Little[/name_m] [name_f]Sister[/name_f]

I also had a gerbil once named [name_f]Kiki[/name_f] [name_f]Marie[/name_f] [name_f]Antoinette[/name_f] Shredder [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Perdita[/name_f] McGerbilstein, affectionately called [name_f]Kiki[/name_f] or Shredder.

Ambi (Ambilical [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f])- [name_f]Amber[/name_f], Amb, [name_m]Ambers[/name_m], [name_u]Baby[/name_u], Tigey
[name_u]Sammy[/name_u] ([name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m])- [name_u]Sam[/name_u], Mr. Tubbs, Tubby, Sammer, Sammers, Samma-[name_f]Banana[/name_f]
[name_m]Spike[/name_m] (Spikefred [name_m]Bob[/name_m])- Spiker

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