Quite simply put, if you don’t count all the profanity we shout at them when they do bad things (for a couple of weeks straight, I referred to my Bengal cat as “you little bitch“), my cats still have so many nicknames, even nicknames of nicknames, it’s kinda ridiculous.
Given name: Evangeline
Nicknames: Putters (as in, “I taut I taw a putty tat”), Princess Putter Pants, Neeners
Okay, hers aren’t too bad.
Given name: Methos (Miː-thoʊs)
Nicknames: Toes, Meathead, Meatball, Meaty-Toes, Toe-toe, Little Bastage (like bastard…only not), Toe-de-odee-oes, Knot-head, Big Boy, Buddy, Mr. Man, and Man-man
Given Name: Chloe
Nickname: Chlo-bear, Bear, Bear-bear, Bearzer, Biscuit, Biz, Biz-Biz, Bizzy, Bizzy-Bear, Biscuit-Butt, Chloeby (Kloʊbe)
I’m sure there are some I’ve forgotten for one or all of them, but you get the idea. And now we’re doing it to my poor kid too. One day, someone will ask me why we call our daughter “Minkin’ (It’s not even CLOSE to her real name.) Where to start…?
What are some of the odd nicknames you have for your pets?
HHHHHHHHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA! This is exactly why I named my latest rescue “PP” because “PP” and “Baby” and “Keeeteee” and “MiMi” all sound the same…her name was “Precious” when I adopted her, and I just couldn’t go there.
Yeah, Evangeline’s name when she came from the shelter was Shasta… And I was like…nep! Funny how one name evolves, isn’t it? Keeeteee :3
Hahah, great post! Só many nicknames!
I give my two cats nicknames as well. We even did it when I lived back with my parents. We had a dog, and my mom has so many nicknames. A new one every week or so. Anyway…
Hiro: Boef/Boefje (Dutch for little thief), Kerel (Dutch for chap, bloke, dude, guy), Kleine (dutch for little (little one)). Or crazy cat, which I also say in Dutch.
Suki: Trut (meaning: Bitch, but in a less rude way. The right word is ‘twat’ maybe). Girl (but in Dutch, so that makes ‘Meisje’). Sook, SOOKEEEH.
I think I gave you a Dutch word lesson. 😛
To be sure! 😀 And it’s funny because it’s not like we set out and plan to give them half the nicknames they have, we just come out with them randomly, ya know?
Hahaha, I know, I know!
We sometimes come up with names, and they hang around for a while. 😛