Pets named after characters from movies, TV etc

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  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Or literature, or named after real life famous people etc.

    30 years ago we had a dog called Wookiee and later we had a cat called Onslow (named after the character from Keeping Up Appearances)
     
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  2. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    My cat's name is Starbuck.
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    My best cat was a black cat named Boris, after Boris Karloff. He was the sweetest animal that ever lived.
     
  4. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Chewie the cat.
     
  5. teacake

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    My cat's name is Wicket.
     
  6. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    I wanted to name my family cat T'Pring (she had the coldness and the deviousness), but my parents could not pronounce it or remember it. So we called her Micia ("Pussy").
     
  7. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    T'Pring would be a great name for a siamese.
     
  8. Melakon

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    I used to have a cat named after film actress ZaSu Pitts. But a teenager in the apartment house called her ZigZag, after the cigarette papers.
     
  9. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Years ago, I went to the Humane Society to get a cat and I wanted to name him Max, and I wanted him to be similar to my old family cat, which was tailless. So, when I went in, there was a big male cat, named Max, who had no tail. I figured it was fate and took him home.

    Even though he was already named, in my head, his name was short for Maximilian Arturo.
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

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    A couple summers ago, I took care of someone's fish for a couple months. It was a mini-koi. Since I didn't know its real name, I called it James Tiberius Koik.
     
  11. Kira's Mom

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    My cat is Rory after the Doctor Who companion.
     
  12. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My cat is named after Holly from Red Dwarf.
     
  13. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My dog's name is Kirby, after Kirby Puckett; the late, great outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.
     
  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I forgot to mention my son's goldfish who are named Lister and Rimmer because my son loved Red Dwarf. I tend to call the fish Dave and Arnold.
     
  15. cal_nevari

    cal_nevari Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    when my son was little we had some pet fish for a while & I named one Wanda.
     
  16. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    We had a cat called Edwin Meise after the scandalized US Attorney General in the 80s. I was a little kid, heard the name on the news all the time, and liked it. We also had a fish called Wanda.
     
  17. Whoa Nellie

    Whoa Nellie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My daughter has a Diamond Dove named Sir Gawaine. My Budgerigar Parakeet is named Calypso.

    Warmest Wishes,
    Whoa Nellie
     
  18. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Originally thought we were getting a male cat and we're going to name him DiNozzo, but instead got a female so I changed the name to Ducky to keep it NCIS.

    My brother got a black and white cat that and accepted my suggestion we name her Jess after Postman Pat's cat.
     
  19. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    If/when I get a dog I'm naming it Tom Servo.
     
  20. nightwind1

    nightwind1 Commodore Commodore

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    Let's see...

    A small black cat named Isis (from both Gary Seven's assistant in "Assignment: Earth" and Catwoman's cat from Batman:The Animated Series).

    Two dogs names Shippo and Sango (two characters from the anime "Inuyasha").

    A pair of hamsters name Bilbo and Frodo.

    A pair of betas (fish) named Starbuck and Apollo.