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I have 3 cute little guinea pigs. One, Wild Child, has long crazy looking hair and she is definitely a wild one in personality. The second is white and brown and is very sweet, so her name is Docile which is very fitting. The third is solid black and has no name. She was the smallest and the most timid when I got the piggies, but now, she is a very loud wheeper. She is also very skiddish, worse than the others. I have had her for a couple of months and am having the worst time naming her. So...I thought I'd take the problem to all of the animals lovers on this board and see if anyone had a suggestion.<br><br><br><br>
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We used to babysit a guinea pig named Piggy Divine--I thought that was a clever name. Of course I was only 9 at the time....<br><br><br><br>
How about a regular name like Sheila or Peggy?
 

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I don't know...it's hard. My first guinea pig was named Fudge, but I always called him "piggie" (but done in a baby type voice) I don't know why naming this one little girl is so difficult. I was trying to find a name that reflected her personality, but I'm just at a loss. I'll take your suggestions into consideration, beccaboo.
 

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She sounds kind of like a Betsy! I always think of Betsies as cute, shy girls with dark hair and pigtails. Of course guinea pigs don't really have pigtails, do they?
 

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Ooh! Another pig person! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
My pig's name is Piglet (so creative huh?) so maybe I'm not the best person to be helping with names... I had another pig named Mitzi which means "the perfect one" in Japanese.<br><br><br><br>
I guess you don't want a typical "black pet" name like Ebony or Midnight...I think naming by personality is better a lot of the time, anyway. But it can be tricky sometimes! I think in this case I might be inclined to go with a "people name", too. What about Elfrieda (Elfie for short)? Penelope (Penny for short)?<br><br><br><br>
I like the name Wild Child! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Is she a Peruvian or maybe an "Abbyruvian" (Peruvian/abby cross)? Those are the cutest things ever!<br><br><br><br>
And of course I can't miss an oppritunity to advertise the greatest pig sites on the net. You're probably already familiar with some of them, but just in case:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.guinealynx.info" target="_blank">http://www.guinealynx.info</a> (great message boards here with many extremely knowledgeable members, great place for medical info and general info as well)<br><br><a href="http://www.cavycages.com" target="_blank">http://www.cavycages.com</a><br><br><a href="http://www.cavyspirit.com" target="_blank">http://www.cavyspirit.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Good luck finding the perfect name for your little girl!
 

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my friend's cat is very skiddish, her name is spagetti but nicknamed sgetti<br><br>
i think sgetti suits her skiddishness for some reason.<br><br>
but for a piggie i dunno..<br><br>
call her kitty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I had 12 guineapigs when i was younger..... they were called..... flash, splash, michiefe, cuddles, speedy-nibs, spotty-isuzu, marmalade, snuffles, paige, sammy, picadilly and pantha......<br><br><br><br>
they all lived between 8 and 10 years....<br><br><br><br>
but im the worse for coming up with names.... my most recent pets (some fish) ended up being called..... cat and dog... lol
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions on naming my "piggie". It's so cool to find other "piggie" lovers and admirers.<br><br><br><br>
Minibean - I have no clue what type of "piggie" that Wild Child is. I just know that she has long hair that makes her look like a young Goldie Hawn who just got out of bed! She is such a riot - her hair has attitude just like her personality. I love her! Docile was the one my daughter picked out. I could not have asked for a better match! FYI: I love the cavycages site. I got my idea for my "piggie's" cage (they room together) from that site. I am planning to remodel their home by adding a second level.<br><br><br><br>
LadyFaile - sgetti is tooooo cute! Kitty is actually a cool idea. I have a snake named Fluffy and a cat named Toad.<br><br><br><br>
VegiBob - 12 pigs! Whew!!!! cute names for them, too. Hey...your pic. looks like my black piggie. I love it!<br><br><br><br>
aj'smommy - I had a horse named raven. What a neat idea!<br><br><br><br>
beccaboo - Betsy is cute. I have a friend named Bessie and Betsy is close enough to make me think of her. I'll give that one a good thought!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Kpickell - Timmy...hmmm, are you trying to give my female piggie a complex... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> You did give me an idea, though. Charlie, the girl on BBC's Ground Force, sorta reminds me of my piggie. Both look all sweet and innocent, but they definitely know how to get your attention!<br><br><br><br>
So much to think about....
 

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Okay...I'm still so undecided....the hubby suggested that I name her Freeda - "Free-da-do-as-she-pleases" I thought that was sorta creative. What do you guys think?<br><br><br><br>
Why is it so hard to name this piggie??? In the history of my having pets, I have never had this difficult of a time naming one. Does anyone know how to say guiniea pig in foreign languages? I had a toad once that I called el sapo since that was spanish for toad. Sorry folks for being so wishy-washy with her names. All the suggestions have been good, but I'm just soooo undecided. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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i LOVE freda!!! i have a piggie named picasso. i named him that because he has a tumour <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> on one of his eyelids and it caused his upper eyelashes to be really long and curly. he looks like something picasso would have created. his brother's name was/is gandalf. we named him this because he was grey and white. he died recently. we buried him in the backyard underneath our evergreen. he was a very sweet boy.<br><br><br><br>
to suggest a name i would say: piggly wiggly
 

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Raine, what did your vet say about the tumour? Are you sure it's a tumour? If you need any advice on it, post at the Guinealynx medical forum. <a href="http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/index.php</a> There are a lot of members there with extensive medical knowledge.
 

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are you able to post a pic of the piggie? maybe we could come up with better ideas if we saw her. you know like how you can look at some people or animals and think they look like a certain name? maybe it's just me, and i'm crazy.<br><br><br><br>
i occasionally get a kick out of watching strangers go by and guessing their names in my head "now he looks like a kevin!"<br><br><br><br>
well. yeah anyway *wanders off*
 

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LadyFaile - you are too funny. You sound like one of my closest friends. She and her daughter will go to the mall and just sit on the benches and watch people as the walk by.<br><br><br><br>
I will make an effort to post a picture, or at least provide a link to where you can see her. Good idea!
 

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minibean: yep, it's a tumor. i took the little love to the vet when we first adopted him and his brother from the Helland inhumane society (sorry, issues with that place). the vet said that removing it would also require removing his eyelid!! thanks for the link! i understand that a lot of small animals have tumors because there is so much in-breeding going on in the pet stores. i don't know if this is true or not, but it's something i don't find hard to believe.
 

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Okay...I looked at some Guinea Pig sites and thought of these two names: Sassy and Snickers What do all of you think?
 

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My daughter also gave me what I consider to be a good idea. Our pig reminds me of the character that Cameron Diaz played in Charlie's Angels, yet the piggie looks more like Lucy Lui. Maybe I should name her "Loosey-Loo" That would be sorta cute.
 

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That is a really cute name!<br><br>
I like the name LuLu, or LeeLu as well!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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