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Old 03-17-11, 10:44 AM   #26
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Why not reuse the whole pet for something? Keep your local taxidermist in business!
Uh, well....
Atticus is in a blue urn that has been used as both a door stop and currently is functioning as a paper weight and a piggy bank (yep, I have money stashed amongst the ashes of my dead dog--ashes are in a hermetically sealed bag).
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Uh, well....
Atticus is in a blue urn that has been used as both a door stop and currently is functioning as a paper weight and a piggy bank (yep, I have money stashed amongst the ashes of my dead dog--ashes are in a hermetically sealed bag).
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I've had a bunch of labs all with Roman names. Abe's brother is going to be a lab but I've run out of Roman names I like.
Cicero the Elder and Cicero the Younger?
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I like this thinking.
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Then in the future, if necessary, Cicero Again, Next Cicero, Another Cicero and finally, Final Cicero!
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Once upon a time I recycled the name "Mark" on my fish. Technically, they all had a different name though.

There was:
Beta Experiment Mark I
Beta Experiment Mark II
Beta Experiment Mark III
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Beta Experiment Mark IV
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Cool list.
Wow. That site is a whole other world so to speak. And I thought the Civil War guys were a bit odd.
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Once upon a time I recycled the name "Mark" on my fish. Technically, they all had a different name though.

There was:
Beta Experiment Mark I
Beta Experiment Mark II
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My last cat was, #4, the next shall be, Cinco.
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Then in the future, if necessary, Cicero Again, Next Cicero, Another Cicero and finally, Final Cicero!
FYI Cicero means chickpea. In other words, garbanzo bean.
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Cool list.
Wow. That site is a whole other world so to speak. And I thought the Civil War guys were a bit odd.
Any name on that list interesting? How about: Catulus which means "puppy, whelp"
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FYI Cicero means chickpea. In other words, garbanzo bean.
Garbanzo bean is an apt description of a labrador.
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Banzo beans reminds me of those throat balls my friend used to show me when we were kids. She'd pull them out of her mouth after she made them come out of the back of her throat. Then she's smish them and try to make the other kids smell 'em. That was nasty.
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Banzo beans reminds me of those throat balls my friend used to show me when we were kids. She'd pull them out of her mouth after she made them come out of the back of her throat. Then she's smish them and try to make the other kids smell 'em. That was nasty.
What are those things? I get them occasionally and they're nasty.
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What are those things? I get them occasionally and they're nasty.
Tonsil stones are made of bacteria, food bits, and other detritus that form a nasty wad.
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Tonsil stones are made of bacteria, food bits, and other detritus that form a nasty wad.
Gross.
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Tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones. Tonsillolith would be a good name for a dog.
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BTW, this thread is another example of why I love foo. A thread about recycling conventions for domesticated animal nomenclature turns into a thread about tonsilloliths.
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I don't think I've ever reused a pet name though. There are just so many interesting names that I want to use that I can't have enough pets to keep up. And sometimes--like in the case of my doggy, Ada Agusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace--I just throw all the names at one pet. XD
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I don't think I've ever reused a pet name though. There are just so many interesting names that I want to use that I can't have enough pets to keep up. And sometimes--like in the case of my doggy, Ada Agusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace--I just throw all the names at one pet. XD
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I like this thinking.
It would get tricky when you're talking about more than two generations though.

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Cicero the-Not-Quite-So-Old-As-Elder
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Cicero the Younger Than Previous Younger
yada yada yada.......
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I'm thinking of reusing, Cicero.
You didn't have Cicero for very long. Would it bother you to use the name again?

Tiberius or Marcus would be good, too.
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If you reuse Cicero, how about Cicero, Cicerover, Ciceroverandover, Ciceroverandoverandover......
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If you reuse Cicero, how about Cicero, Cicerover, Ciceroverandover, Ciceroverandoverandover......
Or

Cicero
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Is it poor form to name a pet the same thing as a past pet?
I have always loved my pets dearly - each has had and has a unique name - something that just seemed to fit with that animal be it cat, dog, bird or turtle. To me its just wrong to reuse a name. My pets will always get their own special handle.

My mom, on the other hand, has had 12 cats named Georgie and 4 named Sam. Georgies have all been siamese and Sam's whatever. Keeps it simple I guess, won't ever forget a name... and you can do like the Simpsons... Snowball 1...Snowball 2... Snowball 3... I think they have only had one Santa's Little Helper.
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