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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > How'd your bunny get its name?
Last Post by BB at 3/30/2007 5:05 PM (76 Replies)
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User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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12/12/2006 12:10 PM
welcome thebunt!  Isn't it funny how it can take a while to find just the right name for a bunny.  I think it's because they have so much personality and it can take a little time to get to know them better.  So glad you adopted and saved a life!


~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline foxflower
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12/15/2006 12:20 PM
Not very creative here.  My sister helped me "herd" a dumped off rabbit so we could bring her in.  She said she always wanted a rabbit named Thumper (after the cartoon character I guess) so Thumper it is, although I usually call her bunny.   She does not listen to either one anyway :-)



User is Offline BB
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12/16/2006 10:07 PM
WELCOME thebunt!!   FUNNY STORY.  Love it!



User is Offline Kelly
Central Wisconsin
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1/01/2007 5:55 PM
When Apollo was a baby, the Winter Olympics were on tv, and the US speedskating champion was Apolo Ohno. I'd never heard of a person with that name except the Greek god, and I thought it was cool. I didn't know if she was a girl or boy at the time, I just wanted her to have a name right away.

My Sophie I named after reading the DaVinci Code; after one of the main characters, Sophie Neveu. Before that I was considering naming her Elphaba from the book/Broadway show Wicked, but that didn't fit. I kept thinking she should have the ph "f" sound in her name, and I think she just looks like a Sophie.



User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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1/02/2007 10:46 AM
We have two (soon to be three, snicker), all named by either the shelter or their foster parents:

DJ - He was found dumped in a self-storage place called DJs Storage
Curly Sue - Curly haired Rex, you do the math :-}
Deanna - Tiny two pound Polish Dwarf with one eye.  Our director Auntie Heather named her, not sure what the inspiration was.

They all have nick names that we use interchangeably.  DJ is also know and doodge or doodgy, Curly Sue is Curly Boo or just Boo, and Deanna is Little Dee or Dee.



User is Offline LillyBear
Chicago, IL
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1/02/2007 11:51 AM
I always imagined bunnies as bounding through patches of flowers in a field.. and a little girl who would do such a thing would be named Lilly (like the flower) in my opinion, so I thought it especially fitting to name my bunny Lilly! I was floored when the hubby agreed .

I also call her: LillyBear, Little Bear, Bear... no idea why haha!


Lilly - 3.5 y/o french lop mix
Harry - 2.5 month old mini lop
Henry (RIP)- 3 y/o holland lop

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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1/02/2007 1:16 PM

My little girl juli got her name from the shelter, and my little boy Raimundo was originally Raymond (because he reminded me of Raymond from "Everybody Loves Raymond", and my other little boy is names Kramer, but he is the tiniest little bunny I have ever seen, so when he misbehaves I call him "Teensy" to remind him that I can still scoop him up with one hand!!

My boyfriend has two buns as well, one is named Teeno (he was Martin at the shelter, which turned into Marteen, which turned into Teeno) and our original bun HENRI was adopted because of his name, I was living in Paris 2 yrs. ago, and I did not want my BF in LA to be lonely, so I went on petfinder to find him a rabbit because he had one when he was little and always talked about how he wanted one.  When I saw a bunny named "Henri" I was excited because I lived on a road called "rue Henri Royer" and so thats the bun I adopted for him! Turned out to be a fateful meeting since that is how I met the 26 buns I am now trying to find homes for (and that is where our other 4 buns came from)




User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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1/02/2007 6:55 PM
hurrah for rescue bunnies!  how lucky it is that you went to meet Henri - all those 26 bunnies are very lucky to have you working to help them find homes!


~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline AmyLynn
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1/20/2007 4:42 PM
I took in my rabbit from a life of neglect from my co-worker's sister just yesterday. My rescued bunny was originally named Mr. Bunny by his/her original owner (not sure yet if I have a boy or girl). I have renamed "him" Pacer. One person asked, "As in Indiana?" (I did not know the Indiana Pacers were a basketball team) Nope! My sweetie is named after the upside-down fishbowl, the AMC Pacer. He body-line reminds me way too much of the well-liked (for me anyway) quirky car. My boyfriend is a car guy/mechanic so he was happy with the name, and agrees with the description.



User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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1/21/2007 9:37 AM

My husband and I are both car enthusiasts so originally we planned to name all our pets after cars.

Carrera was our first bunny named after a Porshe. It fits her perfectly and it sounds so weird now to hear that word r/t a car. Shes very headstrong and rules the house.

When we bought Pookie we planned to name her I think Medina but when we got her she was so small and cute and that named sounded too big. I was a huge Garfield fan growing up so I decided to name her Pookie after Garfields teddy bear. My alternative motive for naming her Pookie was i thought it would be hilarious to hear my husband get after her yelling her name. Still cracks me up when he yells pookie.



Carrera 6yo Mini Rex
Pookie 5yo Dwarf
Cooper 2yo old Mini Lop
Hooper (Hooptie) 2yo Mini Rex

User is Offline lisa
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1/21/2007 11:06 AM
Tee hee, when i brought Bunny home he was very skiddish. He was too young to tell his sex at the same time. So he was origionally called "scaredy poop" but that only lasted a week becasuce his fear went away, then we started calling him Bunny. he started to anwser to it so it stuck. in May he had his first check up where we were told he was a girl. We schedualed the date for her to be neutered. I was a nervious wreck. The vet called almost as soon as i got home and said that they could not neuter bunny because she had testicals. So she was a he and he got spayed. Lucky for us Bunny is a neutral name.



User is Offline nitetygress
Berkeley
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1/21/2007 1:04 PM
Cassy was rather an epiphany.  I was looking at her in the store and was like "what would I name you?"  And Cassy popped in my head and I had an image of a  princess from a small medieval village, who wore normal clothes most of the time and didnt really want to be a princess but wanted to run around and play all the time.  And then her full name "Cassandra" came from that since it was like a fantasy book.  And her middle name "Bella" Came from me calling her "Cassy Bell" out of the middle of nowhere. Kinda strange really.


Proud mommy of Cassandra Bella aka "Cassy" the mini rex and her Husbunny Alexander the Netherland Dwarf/Hotot Mix

User is Offline lennyjames
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1/21/2007 11:59 PM
Hello all,
Probably my first post here so a big hello to all! We've got two wonderful rabbits, the first one was rescued and the second adopted from our local HRS.

Happy - he was found abandoned in the field near our home. The grotty feller was initially called 'bunny', 'Mr Buns, and 'Mr rabbit' for the lack of a better name/s. We seem to find it tough to name him but one night we attended our neighbours 'reading night' on the theme of happiness and suddenly it struck us both at the same time: Happy!

Sofi/L'll Miss Grumps - we adopted Sofi a few months ago to keep Happy company. Though Sofi was her given name, we call her 'L'll Miss Grumps' as she grunts all the time. Both of them are a perfect pair, bonded instanly!



User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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1/22/2007 7:24 PM

lennyjames - welcome!!  that's great that you were able to rescue Happy and give him a safe home :-)  sometimes it can take some time for the right name to come to you.  I am so glad adopted a friend for him too.  How lucky that he and L'll Miss Grumps get along so well. 


~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Cruisechk6
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1/27/2007 10:16 AM
My bunny, Downey, got his name... well... he has a flat face and was very odd looking. My husband named him right away... the reason would be offensive to some... so i won't say exact. But we love the bunny he is a Lion Head and quite gorgeous now!



User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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1/29/2007 10:50 PM
WELCOME LENNYJAMES & CRUISECHK6!!!!



User is Offline BB
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1/29/2007 10:59 PM
Posted By anjelk on 01/20/2007 7:42 PM
I took in my rabbit from a life of neglect from my co-worker's sister just yesterday. My rescued bunny was originally named Mr. Bunny by his/her original owner (not sure yet if I have a boy or girl). I have renamed "him" Pacer. One person asked, "As in Indiana?" (I did not know the Indiana Pacers were a basketball team) Nope! My sweetie is named after the upside-down fishbowl, the AMC Pacer. He body-line reminds me way too much of the well-liked (for me anyway) quirky car. My boyfriend is a car guy/mechanic so he was happy with the name, and agrees with the description.


Welcome anjelk!   How wonderful of you to give this bunny a better life.  How did you end up finding out about the neglect?



User is Offline Spacehopper
Buckinhamshire - UK
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1/29/2007 11:25 PM
Re: names. Brian Bubblebum, (aka Mr Bums on correspondence & when crawling under the bed to blow a big raspberry on his belly) was named after a fantastic hairy eared little old man over Gran Canaria, always meeting us at the airport wearing a tshirt with BRIAN proudly emblazoned upon it. When we got the bum he was a tiny ball of black fluff, with a rumbly tum, and so Brian Bubblebum it has been ever since.


Never regret anything that once made you smile! :-)

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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1/30/2007 5:56 AM
welcome to binkybunny Spacehopper! What a colorful story about how Brian got his name. :-D


~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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1/30/2007 10:12 PM

Awww!!! WELCOME Spacehopper!!  Well, you aren't new to the gallery though are you?   I'll have to update the picture with your member name.   Bubblebum is adorable, and the story of how he got his name is wonderful!



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