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#1 Old 06-13-2016, 11:12 AM
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Lightbulb Is it wrong to name an animal after food?

I'm really confused on what I should I do: I am getting a guinea pig tomorrow and I really want to name him chowder (after the cartoon,) but the cartoon character is named after food so I guess I would subsequently be naming my animal after food which sort of bothers me since the point is FRIENDS not FOOD. ? What do you guys think?
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#2 Old 06-13-2016, 11:46 AM
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The animal doesn't care what you name it.
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#3 Old 06-13-2016, 04:50 PM
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Some humans have Candy as a name, but they still aren't considered food. Besides, chowder is usually not made of guinea pigs... So I think there's nothing disturbing here
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#4 Old 06-13-2016, 04:54 PM
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It's all about how it makes you feel.
If you think it could cause you to feel uncomfortable, or friends may pick up on the reference, then pick something different.
Guinea pig don't care.
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One of my guinea pigs is called Doughnut because he has a sort of white stripe around his middle that resembles a doughnut shape. Another one is called Caramel because it looks like caramel has been drizzled on top of him. As people have said, the guinea pigs don't care, you can name them whatever you want.
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My cat has the name Mickey (not our choice) but he is not a mouse (= food for a cat).
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Clam chowder or corn chowder?
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Name your guinea pig anything that pleases you. I usually try to name my pets based on their appearance. For example I had a cat named skittles, (after the candy), because she was a tortie and her fur was all colors. My cat Cleo got her name because she looks very regal and acts like a princess.

So name him/her after food if you like, but, I think I would prefer a fruit, vegetable or candy.
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A long time ago I had a cat named Bagel (because he curled like a Bagel/donut). It was a cute name.

In general though I tend to prefer human names. My current companion animal names are: Floyd, Percy, Otis, Bella, and Bogart.
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I too tend to prefer human names/titles/concepts. Some of my current guys are: Jericho Jones, The Watchman, Sir, Serenity, Intrepid, Desperado, Desiree, etc.
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I used to call my kids Pumpkin and Honey when they were little...
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How about a nice binary name, like 011000101 ?


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My first dog is called Popsicle and my second dog is called Poptart, in honor of my first. Why did I name them this? Because it sounded cute and they were both named before I went vegan and still ate junk food all the time. Does "junk food" count as real food? LOL since I don't really eat popsicles and poptarts anymore....

oh and I once had another dog called Oreo. so yeah... I was definitely a junk food addict...haha
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How about letting the animal choose his/her own name? My dogs are named, "Woof woof" and "Fart of great power".

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Some humans have Candy as a name, but they still aren't considered food. Besides, chowder is usually not made of guinea pigs... So I think there's nothing disturbing here
That's my dogs name, lol Candy. It was fitting as she is so sweet!
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#16 Old 06-06-2017, 02:34 AM
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It's okay. IMO an animal named after food seems rather adorable.
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I know someone with a cat named Wonton, and I think it's the cutest name ever ^_^ I also use the nickname Pea, or Peanut as a term of endearment for my girl cats ^_^
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I had an all-white zebra finch who I named Vanilla, after her color. She didn't seem to mind.

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Yeah I have this vaguely uncomfortable feeling when I see cats named Cookie, or Pancake, but Cookie is also a human female name and pancakes can be vegan.

However, if someone names their companion animal "Bacon" or "KFC" that's not cute at all.

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