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Do you give human names to non-human animals?
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If so, Does the animal care? and what's wrong with you?
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No, they don't seem to give a damn. Also, numerous things are wrong with me, too numerous for me to want to list them all. My most prominent fault is me not having had eaten breakfast yet... Food...


Seriously, though, three of my greyhounds had really stupid, long, and not-so-human names when I got them. A change was in order. Who names a dog things like Keystone Samsung and FF Filthy Phil? That's what I'd like to know.
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What is an example of a non-human name? I am puzzled since all names come from humans.
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This is just my personal theory, but:

Humans struggle to form bonds and attachments to animals in the same way as they do with other humans. By assigning them animal names, we trick our subconscious minds into seeing them more like humans so we form greater bonds with them and sometimes even love them more than human friends.
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My Turtles name is jasper and he doesn't mind as long as he gets his daily strawberry if not he gets all grumpy

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Both of my pet rats have human names. I tend to give animals human names because I dislike dumb, cloying names like "Cookie" or "Lucky."
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All my pets have had names. What else am I going to call them?

"Come here, Truck! Come here, Fork! Good kitties!"
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My cat, Theodore J P Wigglebottoms, is totally fine with his name.
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Wihl wrote:

What is an example of a non-human name? I am puzzled since all names come from humans.


yeah about that, Tea is actually a girl's name.
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As a kid, I named my first dog "Bobbie Sue."

As an adult, my wife & I (and our kids) have 3 cats - Figaro, Cheerio, & Terracotta (or Terra for short).

So, to answer the question - yes, sometimes.
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Nah, not really.. I go by themes and stuff. My three cats are named Marshmallow, Sugar, and Cocoa. Try and guess the theme.. Lol.. They seem to like their names since they easily respond to them so I think it's all good. My betta fish is named Thanos since he's mean, purple, and pouty.
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Yeah I named mine a human name (Chinese to be specific) and I have no problem with doing that. Named my cat after a band I loved who took the name from a great movie.

Her name is Xiu Xiu.

My previous pet was a dog who I named Buster after Buster Bunny. Human name as well. Cool with it also.
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What if the animals think you're insulting them?
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wonkywilla wrote:



All my pets have had names. What else am I going to call them?

"Come here, Truck! Come here, Fork! Good kitties!"


shoulda named them Megatron and Optimus
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My mom named our cat Shakira, sometimes I call her Shakis.
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