# Pet names

1. Jan 10, 2004

### Tsu

How many of you have (or had) pets named after famous people of science?

We have a cat named Einstein and just lost our dear big old dog of 13 years, Dr. Who. I'll bet there are at least two more feline 'Einstein's belonging to someone here. (We also had a cat named Dirt, so I don't know how honored scientists might feel about US naming our pets after them... )

2. Jan 10, 2004

### meteor

Dr Who, i like this name!
He used to enter often in police boxes?
Anyway, I'm sorry for the lost of your dog

3. Jan 10, 2004

### Staff: Mentor

Not science, exactly. I had a dog named Vidocq, after Eugene Francois Vidocq, the famous super slueth some people consider as the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes.

4. Jan 10, 2004

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
Lol, no we don't have any pet named after famous people, but I've got another funny suggestion. I was working in an office one day, and a man came walking in: "Mr Janssen! Where are you? Mr Janssen? Come here then! Mr Janssen?" Turned out Mr Janssen was his dog!! lol, that was so funny and confusing at the same time

The surname Mr Janssen is the most common in the Netherlands, so just replace it with the surname that is most common in your country, Smith for instance, or Patel, or Zhang

5. Jan 10, 2004

### meteor

I had a turtle of name Verdosa (in english Greenish) of about 10 cm. in a plastic aquarium in the balcony of my house. It misteriously disappeared one day. We always thought that some stupid bird took it like dinner

6. Jan 10, 2004

### Tsu

Thank you (ALL!) for you condolances. He was the sweetest old puppy... Yes, they surly DO become part of the family.
Dr. Who especially liked hats, so one day we took a bunch of pix with different hats him. We had Cowboy Dr, Ski Patrol Dr, Homeboy Dr.... I've attached a picture of him as Towelhead Dr. He'd go out and play in the rain, so we'd have to dry him off before he could come back in - he just LOVED to be dried off. Then we just hung the towel over his head. Isn't he SWEET!?
We chose the name for two reasons. Ivan just LOVES to watch the show of the same name, and *I* can say things like, "Dr. - you AHOLE!!!", and not get fired from my job!!!!

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7. Jan 10, 2004

### jimmy p

I had a budgie called SPG (named after the hamster from 'The Young Ones') and another budgie called Horse. It was called Horse cos we couldnt think of a name for it so we thought of the song lyrics 'Riding through the desert on a horse with no name' and it all fell into place.

weird no?

8. Jan 10, 2004

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
My parents have cats named Clark and Lewis.

9. Jan 10, 2004

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
It just looked like a police box!!! it is bigger on the inside than the outside...gees!!!