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Poll: Do you let your kids name the family pet?
  • 27.8% - Of course. And they did a pretty good job. 123
  • 25.1% - No. I refused to call my dog “Poopy Magoo.” 111
  • 14.9% - Um, have you met our cat, “Bicycle”? 66
  • 29.8% - I gave them acceptable options to choose from. 132
  • 2.5% - Yes, and I’ll tell you the name in the comments. 11
443 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?


quality posts: 1 Private Messages behappi

Some names chosen by the kids over the years. (Dogs)Irie, Scout, Paige, Kelsie, Ollie, Amy, Sophie, Daisy, (Cat) Melody (Mel Mel) (Ferret) Prudence (Bird) Pretty Boy Blue. Then there are the fish, box turtles, ducks, chickens, tadpoles, dragons, etc, etc, etc.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages LOLobo

White Shih-tzu named Noodle and black Shih-tzu named Waffle.

Kids were 17 and 10 at the time.


quality posts: 33 Private Messages KtCallista

umm what pets?

Paper Napkins on the Edge of Insanity

You can call me Goddess, that's fine.


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

Really shouldn't have let Troy name the pet "Annie's Boobs".

In practicality, name your pet something rude so when you yell an obscenity when you are angry, they end up coming to you instead of running away.


quality posts: 46 Private Messages moles1138

No kids.
My first dog was Lucy.
We now have Zipper and Noodles.
She named the first, me the second.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages PyxienTX

My daughter named her dog Aggie after the Texas A&M mascot. That is where she had been accepted and wanted to go to college. Then Texas State sent her acceptance, and Alex went there. Her boyfriend kept telling her to name the dog Bob Cat after the TXSTATE mascot, but Aggie it still is.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hippie1981

I let my daughter name the pets. She named the fish Sally, Preston, Mac, and Goldie. Only Mac and Goldie are still alive. She named the dog Lily. The dog had been named Brittany when we got her, but there was no way I was going to keep that name. Our cat came already named Lincoln, and she decided to leave it that.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages suprg33k

My son got a cat when he was 5. He named it Cleo.

I actually ask his advice on names any time we need a name for something- a game character, story character etc.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stephinnl

Our cat is Sylvia and my then 7 year old named her. She was his rescue cat so he chose the name. It suits her too! He even gave her a middle name. Sylvia Misty


quality posts: 0 Private Messages girlgipsie

Our half-poodle/half-chihuahua - Chopper Dale Alexander

Our terrier of some kind - Ty Chibbi Speers-Alexander

Our German Shepard mix - Abby Gail Alexander

Our 8 week old Pit/Boxer mix - Dexter Pooppy Alexander

Our Russian Blue Cat - Nala "The Queen B" Alexander

With the exception of Chopper, all our babies are rescues. This is what happens when a mother starts going through "empty nest" syndrome before the kids move out .... alas my oldest moved out 2 weeks ago and my youngest has 2 years to go. No telling home may we will have by then lol


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Nhonami

In our house, so far, the pets essentially are the kids. I only wish I could have chosen the names to more of our pets.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pdaywitt

We adopted a dog from the SPCA. His name was Boomer. Our kiddo extended it to Boomerang - said that way he would always come back. Awww...


quality posts: 1 Private Messages whitlock929

My cat earned the name "Stinky". Found him when he was a kitten downtown on Halloween night about 8 years ago. Poor guy had an intesinal virus that took about 2 weeks to clear up but since then he was forever known as Stinky


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lancer843

How about we murdered out pets years ago?


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dontwantaname

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We had unnamed fish and gerbils when the kids were kids.
We ended up with a rat named Splinter and a cat named Scratchy.
The cat named Scratchy lived with his friends cat in college, named Itchy.

Maybe I should have had him watch less TV.

No greater love is lost than that not shared.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ishoplive

I believe in my child. My pet's name is Bobo. He named a good name.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages noodle192000

When I was little I found a small orange kitten who grew into a huge cat. I called it Muffy and that stuck even after we found out he was a boy.

My friend's son named his cat John when he was about four or so.