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j9nightelf

Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
« on: March 18, 2012, 07:33:39 AM »
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  • So I am willing to bet at least a few more people here has named a pet after some kind of figure they loved in a fantasy novel or even a legend.  I know I have had my share.  Most recent is my silver tabby cat.  Her, yes I said her, name is Merlin.  I know it's a boys name and she is a girl kitty but that is because there was a mix up when I bought her from the pet shop, they told me she was a boy and then when I collected her one week later I had already thought of the name and even when I found out she was a girl I couldn't stop thinking of her as a 'Merlin' she Merlin she stayed. 

    And really it suites her perfectly.  She isn't one of those sleepy prissy cats she's more likely to sneak up on you and hunt insects then laze around, she's a little adventurer with a touch of mystery about her.



    So has anyone else want to share their fantasy inspired pet names?



    Fantazialuv

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 08:09:06 AM »
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  • About seven years ago my husband and I decided to get a puppy.  We decided to get a boxer puppy.  We named him DOBBY (house elf from Harry Potter).  When we first saw him he had this "I'm feeling sorry for myself" look, with his ears flat against his head and his eyes looking really sad.  He looked like Dobby.  After seven year he still do that we he was naughty. 

    EDB77

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 04:49:33 PM »
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  • I love Boxers!

    Not exactly named after a fantasy character or legend. We have a Mini Bullie...Boris (not my choice)...he's got a ton of nicknames. He gets called Possu (Finnish for 'Piglet') a lot, and I call him Boromir now and again.

    We also have a very nice sofa!


    Francis Knight

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 04:58:24 PM »
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  • Not fantasy inspired perhaps, but Smeghead and Lister the cats grace our home (in in Lister's case, attempt to steal our curry--he was well named!). My dog makes an appearance in one of my books, does that count? :D
    My tongue has been in my cheek for so long, I've eroded a new mouth.


    The Pain Mage trilogy
    coming soon from Orbit!

    EDB77

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 05:09:04 PM »
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  • Smeghead!! - Hah! I'd love to see the look on your neighbours faces when you call him in for food!

    I think that's cool that your dog features in one of your books. What's the title? Might be fun to read.

    I was wondering if there was any SF with bull terriers rearing their odd shaped heads, and found Jonathan Carroll's The Land of Laughs. I'll be giving it a read in a few weeks.


    Francis Knight

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 05:13:17 PM »
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  • We use the 'Smeeeegheeead' Kryten version. lol. (The cats also a mention in an autograph from your actual Lister)

    And the book isn't out yet. Fantasy Faction will be the first to know when I can say anything. /mysterious
    « Last Edit: March 18, 2012, 05:15:33 PM by Francis Knight »
    My tongue has been in my cheek for so long, I've eroded a new mouth.


    The Pain Mage trilogy
    coming soon from Orbit!

    Gariath

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 11:43:57 PM »
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  • I used to have  a little hound called Muttley (though more cartoon inspired)
    The last Rhega.

    Autumn2May

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 12:54:42 AM »
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  • My parents' cat, Pixel, is named after the cat in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert Heinlein. My dad is a big sci-fi buff. :)

    Ken

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 02:32:13 AM »
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  • I always thought Balerion is a cool name but maybe too many syllables for a dog's name. I want to own a horse one day and call him Shadowmere.
    « Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 05:24:35 AM by Ken »

    Bahl

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 12:40:20 PM »
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  • My dogs are Rolo - same colour as chocolate, so it makes sense, and Penny - named after Penny from Big Bang Theory.

    I tried to name them Dragnipur and Dresden, but my wife gave me the Look.
    Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.
    Terry Pratchett

    Autumn2May

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 12:43:45 PM »
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  • My dogs are Rolo - same colour as chocolate, so it makes sense, and Penny - named after Penny from Big Bang Theory.

    I tried to name them Dragnipur and Dresden, but my wife gave me the Look.

    That's okay, my dad wanted to name my younger twin brothers Bilbo and Frodo. :D  Mom vetoed that one.

    Onpolitik

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 02:06:50 PM »
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  • thanks for the info guys. it'll really help me.

    Ben

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 03:47:16 PM »
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  • I wanted to name our grey and white cat Gandalf but my wife snipped that in the bud by pointing out that the cat is a female.

    I have a Bulldog/Germanshepard named Kinsey from Joe Hill's Locke & Key.

    SkynJay

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #13 on: May 11, 2014, 04:14:28 PM »
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  • Both of our dogs' names come from speculative fiction.  When we adopted our terrior we went through a ton of names before settling on Tonks, which has been a perfect name for her hyper butt.

    Before my wife was in the picture I adopted Soma.  I named her after the drug used to keep people compliant in Brave New World for reasons that made since at the time, but I can't remember for the life of me. 

    B

    Re: Fantasy Inspired Pet Names
    « Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 03:27:29 PM »
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  • Totoro


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