Bibliophile Lass (bibliogirl) wrote,
Bibliophile Lass
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Pet names (for your pets, not your partners)

OK, a little background for the random poll of waffle below...

I was in the bank over lunchtime and the lady in front of me stopped to chat for a moment to the counter clerk about her new puppy, Rommel. (A German Shepherd.) It came out during this conversation that this was in fact Rommel the Fourth; her fourth German Shepherd dog, all with the same name. (She went on to say that she felt like she was "bringing the others back to life" in this manner, but anyhow.)

This seemed to me (and to the counter clerk) a little unusual, and hence the poll.

Poll #1230920 Pet names....

About your pet's name....

I have chosen, or helped to choose, a pet's name on at least one occasion
3(6.2%)
I have adopted, bought, inherited or otherwise acquired a pet and kept the name with which it came
1(2.1%)
I have adopted, bought, inherited or otherwise acquired a pet and changed the pet's name
1(2.1%)
I have named a pet with a descriptive name (e.g. Spot, Fluffy) which was appropriate for that animal
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet with a descriptive name (e.g. Spot, Fluffy) which was completely inappropriate for that animal
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet with a very dull descriptive name (e.g. Cat) which was appropriate for that animal
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet with a very dull descriptive name which was not appropriate for that animal (e.g. calling your dog "Cat")
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet after a fictional character, thing or place
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet after a real person or place
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet in an unashamedly geeky fashion
0(0.0%)
I have named a pet in a whimsical fashion
0(0.0%)
I have re-used a deceased pet's name for a new pet (of the same species)
0(0.0%)
I have re-used a deceased pet's name for a new pet (of a different species)
0(0.0%)
I have had pets who did not have a name
0(0.0%)
I do not do the Pet Thing
1(2.1%)
A rabid escaped hamster called Thrud ate my aunt, you insensitive clod
1(2.1%)
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