Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
I've been having a (very) minor debate with my sister over the naming of pets.
She likes to give them human names. She has pets named Newman, Lulu and Pete.
Recently, I've named a couple of cats Mai Tai and Gypsy.
I stay away from human names because they're animals. I like having a cat named after a cocktail. My sister disagrees.
So, how do you name your pets? Do you like human names or do you look for unconventional names?
In my personal experience, there is nothing so stupid sounding as having a neighbor repeatedly ( for hours, seemingly) calling for their stupid pet (probably a finicky cat type) to return home in a sing song - voice, first high and higher pitched , Bob-by , and then again though in lower octaves, over and over and over - Bob-by- Bob-by - Bob-by - Bob-by ad nasauem ~
Perhaps the poor pet wasn't stupid after-all, just embarrassed , I figured ;)
But go ahead name him Sue, for all I care ; Toughen em up ;)