What made you choose your Guinea Pigs names?

Animallover2245

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Hello there,

I’m just curious since everyone has piggies. Do you guys have any reasons or story’s why you choose certain names for them? Feel free to share even if it’s simple reason. Curios to hear why you choose those names.

My reasons:
I named my recent Guinea pigs from Doctor Who characters since I’ve been a very big fan of the show. For a few years.
Rusty- Rusty is the name of a good dalek in 12th doctors era).
Pete- I decided to name one of my pigs after my favourite actor to play the doctor Peter Capaldi (12th doctor) . Also because the crest on Pete makes him look like he has eyebrows. Pete is short Peter.

These are my reasons why I choose those names.

Now I would like to hear your stories on why you choose your guinea pigs names.
 

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My first pair, Rosie and Violet, were named at the rescue but I liked their names so I decided to keep them. When Rosie passed away, I adopted a baby female who I named Daisy to match the flower theme. In May this year, I adopted a 3.5 year old neutered male named Oscar. I didn't want to change his name as he had the same name for 3 years of his life. And lastly, Poppet, who I adopted in August, was also named at the rescue and I thought her name was adorable. That brings me to my current trio: 4 year old Daisy, 4 year old Oscar, and 7 month old Poppet 🥰
 

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Rusty because his mottled brownish hair looks like old rusty metal.
(Prince) Caspian because we are Narnia fans and he has a crown on his head and a C shape on his face.
Red because he's red and we already had a Rusty.
Brillo because he's got very wiry hair (he's a Teddy).
Nugget because he's silver and I saw him when I went to buy pellets and came home with a friend for Caspy instead!
 

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I mostly have ancient Greek/Roman god(dess) type theme going.

Jupiter- he's the dad of 2 babies so thought either Zeus or Jupiter. He has a couple of red patches on him like the planet. So Jupiter it was.

Eileithyia-Eris- Eileithyia being the goddess of labour pains and birth, Eris being the goddess of chaos. As she came to me pregnant, I felt it fitting.

Dysnomia- the daughter of Eris (also in Greek mythology). She's the demon goddess of lawlessness and my Mia is a law to herself. Seriously doesn't care will do what she what's when she wants.

Apollo- god of music and dance (amongst other things). Even at a few days old he was wheeking and pop-corning. Like he was singing and dancing. Still the same now a year on.

Basil- he's a rex and the first thing my mum said was he looks like a brush, why don't you call him basil brush?

Cyril- rhymes with squirrel. He looks like a squirrel and red like a squirrel.

Originally Eileithyia-Eris was called Oreo as she is black and white. Jupiter was originally called Chunk as he was dwarfed by Eris. Literally chunk sized. When I realised that Eris (formerly Oreo) was pregnant, I changed the names to something more fitting and the babies followed suit.
 

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i always have a hard time with pet names so i usually end up going with how they look.
my black and white short hair had to be an Oreo and once i had one food name, my tri colored Abyssinian was pretty much an automatic Snickers
it felt weird to eat the foods they were named after for a few weeks lol but now i'm used to it and cant imagine them being anything else:luv:
 

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The kids picked the piggies names if I am honest.
They also had to be easy to say in both English and German, but other than that it was just names the girls liked.

We are a German American household and so one of the piggies has a german name and the other has an English name. My husband's family struggles to pronounce the English name while my family struggles to pronounce the German name 😆

I don't have children yet, but I am not looking forward to dealing with finding names that work in both languages. I already had a boy name picked out that I really love, but it is also a somewhat common name in Germany and I am not a fan of the German pronunciation lol. I think I would be condemning the kid to a life of "It's pronounced.." To be fair, my first and last name get butchered on a daily basis here in Germany so he'd be correcting his last name often anyway 😅
 

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I've got a list with names I like. When I come across a name I like, I write it down.
When a new piggy moves in, I choose a name that suits this piggy from the list (or I think of a new name). If this name doesn't feel right during the first two weeks, I change it to a more suitable name.
 

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Our girls names started off as a bit of an inside joke, my husband wanted to name a pet Witchfinder General. He likes these kind of title names, like general this or captain that. Obviously this a weird name and I wasn't sure about it, but then we got our pigs. One of them always had (still has) her nose in their air sniffing around and my husband kept saying that she was smelling for witches in the area. So she got the name Witchfinder General (Witchy for short) and the other one got the name Hexenhammer which is a medieval book written about witches. Her nickname is Hexi which I think is really cute and suits her, so that is what I call her most of the time. I usually only break out the full name these days if I catch her projectile peeing on her sister over something minor (she's an interesting guinea pig.) I will usually say something like "Hexenhammer (last name), that was very rude" and then she just looks at me like "yeah I did it what about it"

I kind of love their names now because I feel like I can say with 99.9% certainty that no one on earth probably has two guinea pigs named Witchfinder General and Hexenhammer. The vet always knows who we are at least 😆
 

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My 🥰piggies are named after my favourite characters from movies like Norman from lost letter mystery’s and Chewie - Chewbacca from Star Wars Norman is a half agouti and Chewie is a black red and white teddy 🧡💙
 

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We are a German American household and so one of the piggies has a german name and the other has an English name. My husband's family struggles to pronounce the English name while my family struggles to pronounce the German name 😆

I don't have children yet, but I am not looking forward to dealing with finding names that work in both languages. I already had a boy name picked out that I really love, but it is also a somewhat common name in Germany and I am not a fan of the German pronunciation lol. I think I would be condemning the kid to a life of "It's pronounced.." To be fair, my first and last name get butchered on a daily basis here in Germany so he'd be correcting his last name often anyway 😅
It's difficult getting names that work in multiple languages.
When I was pregnant with my first I really like the name Chloe for a girl.
Until a Swiss friend pointed out that in the local dialect this means loo or toilet.......

It's easier for the kids to come up with names that work because they were raised bilingual - if it were left to me all names (kid and pet) would be a disaster!
 

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We are a German American household and so one of the piggies has a german name and the other has an English name. My husband's family struggles to pronounce the English name while my family struggles to pronounce the German name 😆

I don't have children yet, but I am not looking forward to dealing with finding names that work in both languages. I already had a boy name picked out that I really love, but it is also a somewhat common name in Germany and I am not a fan of the German pronunciation lol. I think I would be condemning the kid to a life of "It's pronounced.." To be fair, my first and last name get butchered on a daily basis here in Germany so he'd be correcting his last name often anyway 😅

Know the feeling, living with a name like mine in the UK (or, in fact, growing up with a Friesian/Nordic name in Switzerland)! Talk about a life time of mispronunciation and mis-spelling... :yikes:

I speak/think and dream in German, Swiss German dialect and English but find it uncomfortable to use the three different languages out of context as I have to kind of switch gears mentally every time I jump between languages.
For that reason, I have stuck with a Welsh theme for my piggies after my (Welsh) husband insisted that we keep Llewelyn's rescue name with the proper Welsh pronunciation when we adopted him in 2007. I find that Welsh names fit better into everyday English for me than German or Swiss names with their correct German pronunciation; I can also use them equally in all my languages without a mental wrench irrespective of who I am speaking with or which language I happen to think in at the time. Some 70 'Welsh' piggies down the line, hub and the rest of my family have long lost track of who is who anyway... :)
My previous piggies have either had German/Swiss (compatible with either language) or English names depending on where I was living at the time.

PS: Your piggies won't mind if they are called different names (German or English pronunciation) by different people. In the end, it comes down to what you are most comfortable with. :tu:
 

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My children also picked our piggies names: Cocoa and Oreo. At the rescue their names were Prince (Cocoa) and Funfetti (Oreo). She had the name Funfetti as her mommy's name is cake so they named all of the babies after a type of cake.

Our new foster piggies names are Han Solo; he came to the rescue in May during Star Wars month. Violet came in during the month they were naming all the rescues after characters in American Horror Story.
 
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