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What types of names does everyone prefer for their hedgies?

Character names from books? Movies? Cartoons?

"People" names like Geoffrey or Linda?

Names that describe what they look like--Spike, Urchin, Koosh Ball?

Do you prefer to have a name all picked out before they come home, so as to hopefully grant certain traits and characteristics to him/her?

Or do you believe that one should wait and see what his/her personality is already like, and name accordingly?

I'm interested to know!
 

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I like human names I suppose, or it could be a cartoon name. But I like an old-world regal sound to them. Like mine is named Hector.

I like to name them after they get home and I've seen their personality.
 

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Nearly all my pets are named after food (Nestle, Nabisco, Tillamook, SwissMiss, etc). Inky got named Inky because... well, I thought it was cute. :)
 

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i am gonna name mine on personality, but see if it fits a candy name or sumin, like caramel, but i dont wanna post my names, cuz i dont want them to be stolen!!!!!! :shock: ;)
 

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I have always wanted to name my pets after characters from favorite books and movies, but so far I only have two pets. So Lily got named Lily after Harry Potter's mom in the Harry Potter books, but I also really like the name because it suits her so perfectly. She's such a sweet little girl.
I also want to name pets after mythological characters. I love Greek, Roman, just about anything mythology. I have a betta fish I just got a couple of days ago that I named Apollo. The other name I was thinking of was Bettawulf (Beowulf). :lol: But yeah, my future house is going to be a mix of book, movie, and mythological characters, lol.
 

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I just think in all categories, till i find the best name. I really liked the way Jade sounded. If i didn't find the right name bofore i got her, i would have checked the personality, or something the hedgie did when i got her. Pretty much i used all the categoies listed and more when i though of names. I may name a future girl lavendar, lav for short.
Smoothie or Oreo is a good name for a pinto.
I actually though to name Jade some of the names listed... ya...
 

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well i dont have a hedgie yet, but i already found some names that i might like. ;) I just went on google and typed in girl names, looked on a list, and found some names lol :lol:
 

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personally i dont like people names for animals, and rarely pick them.

Torti had her name before i ever picked her out at the store.

Buck, Tabitha, Styles and Brownie were all named after we got them. I named Brownie and Tabitha in a heart beat (they just 'looked' like their names) and my boyfriend named Styles. Buck took some time to figure out. at first he was named Cheese and then Benjy before we settled on Buck.
Alton came to me with the name Alton and i cant change it now.

Cloud was named Bug for a while and then Cloud. It fits him better me thinks. However his full name is "Sonic Cloud Buggaboo Seefried" haha
 

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My animals are named with a mixture of characters from books, movies, real people, and cartoons.

I just got my first hedgie a few weeks ago (I need to post pictures but shes so squirmy for them lol) and I named her Popple. She's named after the 80's cartoon about little magical animals who rolled up in balls and bounced around. Popple's name fits her very well.

I named my cat Miss Kitty after the character in the old western tv show because she's very girly.

I named my momma's cat Cash after Johnny Cash.

And I named one of my momma's dogs Sally after Charlie Brown's sister and the other Emma after Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse.
 

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"People" names like Geoffrey or Linda?
Well, our hedgehog's name is Geoffrey, but we did not pick the name. He was a rehome and came with the name already given to him. We chose not to change the name because we didn't want to overwhelm him by changing too many things at once. ;)

From what I know, the family of Geoffrey's previous owner came from England and her father had an orphaned wild European hedgehog as a pet when he was a little boy. We speculated that was probably why she chose to spell the name the British way - we also thought a British name was fitting because of the Mrs. Tiggy-Winkles-connection in the Peter Rabbit books by Beatrice Potter.

I like human names for pets perhaps because it gives me a sense of treating them as our equals. But I also like cute pet names, clever names, names taken from a book or movie.

If I ever get a hoglet to which I have naming privileges, I'd make a list of names l like before taking him/her home but wait for a couple of weeks to see which name fits the best - a hedgehog often picks his/her own name by displaying a certain personality or behaviour, I think. :)
 

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I usually have a list on hand of names I like, and what animal companions I plan to have. I feel bad calling them 'animals' or 'pets' because once you get into the larger rodents and mammals (I've never had a bird, but did have iguanas once, yes, they count), the really are very personable. Exotic, yes, still animal, yes, but they DO have a personality all of their own.

I typically go for less common, interesting human names. I have a rabbit right now who is Abner.
But for the hedgie I'm in the process of getting, I'm looking at Rhys or Basil (even if it's a girl). I won't set the name in stone until I get the HH, and can get a feel for how the name will match up, though. :)
 

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My pets have all been very randomly named. No real pattern, its all based on each individual pet.

My dog was named Buffy because she ate mosquitos as a puppy (aka, Buffy the Mosquito-Eater... get it? mini-vampires?... I was in gr4...)

My first cat was named after her previous owner who passed away and then we rescued the kitty from the abandoned home.

My second cat was named Kahlua because her color looked like the liquor

My hamsters were named a variety of things when I was little.. Gloria, JubeJube, Frisk....

Anddd...my hedgie is probably going to have a very exotic sounding name, for such a unique little guy. :)
 

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I'm really obsessed with music, so I like to name pets after musicians. I named my hedgehog Bonzo after the drummer of Led Zeppelin. His name was John Bohnam but his nickname was Bonzo. Also, when I get another pet, I want to name them Ozzy, haha.
 

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We name dogs what seems to fit them Hunter likes to hunt and roamed through ivy when we took him on walks to try and flush birds and lady was supposed to be more lady like then queen like.

Prick.. I couldnt think of much. I didnt want to name him sonic or spike but I did want a name that matched a hedgehog and since you can be (and I have been a few times) pricked by them, the name just fit.
 

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interesting how names come about - my oldest was called Ripley by his previous owners before they sold him to me and he knows his name so it was cruel to change it - the 2nd one was named Tidgey Toes by his breeder because of a problem with his feet (he does indeed have tidgey toes!!) but we shortened it to Tidge and the 3rd hog is because hubby is an Arsenal football fan and apparently young Arsenal fans are Gooners so he is unfortunate enough to be called Gooner :lol:
 

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I got tired of the naming game.
The last pet I gave an actual name to was my dragon Isis.
Now, I have 3 Baals - Snakes
and I named the hedgehog, BAAL...
Nice and original
 

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I work in PetsMart on the weekends, and basically just wonder around the store. There is a New Puppy Center in the main isle with all sorts of puppy stuff that I walk by constantly, and on it are these treats by Kong called Puppy Ziggies. I thought to myself one day, "Hey, Ziggie would be a cute name for a Hedgehog" and later asked my hubby what he thought. He agreed (I've trained him well, lol), but I decided to end it with a "y" instead of an "ie" because that's how I name everyone. (My son is Kory, my dog is Murphy, and my tortoise is Timmy.)

So, that is how Ziggy got his name, after a puppy treat! =)
 

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It just depend on the individual animal to me.
Shelby I named, well because I like Mustangs. lol I couldn't have a Shelby mustang so I got a Shelby Hedgie! :D
My other girl I had a name picked out before I got her and then I was looking up names on the internet for the other girl I was caring for (because I didn't like calling her "the white one") and was looking up meanings for names. And I thought Wasabe looked like a little teddy bear in the face so searched for "Bear" as the meaning and Wasabe was on of them.
It's Native American and means "Black Bear"
"The white one" I was caring for I named Rowena (her new daddy kept the name too) it is also Native American and it means "White Spear" I thought it fit since she was albino. :)
 
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