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*update -- winners picked in the naming contest!**
« on: April 19, 2003, 05:04:59 PM »
ok, well the 4 returned girls need names.

i asked the people returning them what they called them.

they never named them.

there are two older (almost 2 yo) albino females, and 2 himilayan females that are about a year old.

i just cant seem to pick out names for them- nothing is fitting. i dont know if they should be hopeful, if their names should be a group thing (somehow related?), or what!?!?!?

so, give me your names!  we will make it a contest!!!! yes, a contest!!!!

SOOOOOO ---
pick out your names and post them to me!!!! the people who name the ratties will get gifts - either hammocks or harlan lab blocks!!!!!!!  if you can name more than 1 rat (or all 4) you get an EXTRA special gift!!!!!

unlike NJratlover (ha ha -- remember??) i WILL use your names!!!! luv ya katie!!!  :P
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Re:need names - contest!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2003, 05:14:29 PM »
Smudge, Liberty, Justice, Dutchess, Buttercup, Butter, Cream, Sugar, Maisie, Mairi, Madiri, Farrah, Felicity, Fern, Fia, Fiona, Fleur, Flower, Caprice, Storm, Rain, Sun, Fairy, Ayri.... (I will probably add more later)

(Kim's guidlines really cut them down!  :) )
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Re:need names - contest!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2003, 05:30:48 PM »
   How about: Lily, Daisy, Bunny, Roxanne (or Roxanna, or Roxy), Angel, Chicklet, Cloud, Sugar, Lala, Maisy, Petals, Puddles, and/or D.W. (for Don't Worry, because now they are safe and not mistreated). :D
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2003, 05:34:04 PM »
Althea, Amalthea, Andromeda, Antigone, Ariadne, Calliope, Chloe, Klio, Echo, Eirene, Eurydice, Harmonia, Iris, Ismene, Leda, Maia, Medea, Melia, Pandora, Penelope, Phaedra (I LOVE this name), Selene, and Thalia.

All Greek names I got from this website: http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/gre-myth.html

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2003, 05:36:11 PM »
   (I forget to add)  I cannot believe they didn't have names :(.  And I saw the pictures of those poor dears, all beat up :worry:. What kind of crappy people were they? I am glad they are not with those people anymore and can start a new and better life.
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Re:need names - contest!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2003, 05:55:01 PM »
Hmmm... If your looking for some "different" names try some Japanese ones. Like Yoshi, Chika, Aya, Aki, Hitomi, Izumi, Kameko, Kumi, Mae, Maya, Nami, Nyoko, Oki, Rei, Ryo, Ryoko, Sachi, Saki, Sakura, Tara, Yuki, and Yuriko. Two others just came to mind: Kara and Zoka.  :)  
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2003, 06:21:07 PM »
Lavie, Hope, Spruce, Acorn, Ivy, Chai, Laramie, Esperante, Nilla Wafer (Nilla for short), Belle

If I win anything, I'd like to donate it to Anna and Lenore.

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2003, 06:43:46 PM »
If I win anything, I'd like to donate it to Anna and Lenore.

Oh yeah! I didn't even think about that! I'll do that too
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2003, 06:47:38 PM »
Crinkles, Squee, Devi, Isis, Lily, Powdered Donut, Peep, Laurila, Rosa, Nikkala, Ingo, Adel, Ingert, Lokka, Emu, Rosali, Vera, Alseda, Paisley, Setaria, Emali, Piccola, and Maya.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2003, 08:06:31 PM »
Babette, Stella, Ruthie, Kaia (or Kaya), Dominique, Tisa, Nanette, Dahlia, Gemma (or Emma), Lexa, Lysette, Odessa, Orca.
Owned by: Kahega, Chilukki, Gaviola, Arazi, Gander, Ella Bella, Gemelo, Arromanches, Rubiano, Starine, Tinosa, Vesta, Balto Star, Hap, Nasello, Obeah, Slick, Spike, Celera, Cozzene, Farda Amiga, Giaco, Glacken, Paseana, Sakhee, Got Milk, and Nuala.

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2003, 08:15:33 PM »
~Fortunata

~Chanceuse

~Lycka

~Sansa

~Geluk

These mean "Lucky" (or "Luck") in Italian, French, Swedish, Romanian, and Afrikaans. I picked these particular languages because I thought the words sounded the most like rattie names.  ;D The fact that they survived and were returned to you for another chance makes them pretty darn lucky!
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2003, 08:32:23 PM »
I had teh same idea and went with names that mean something in another language.  Here are my picks:

Gift:

Isadora ( gift of teh moon), Callidora ( gift of beauty), Edie ( rich gift), Dolly, Jana, Sheena ( all mean gods gift)

Innocent One: Leveda and Zelenka

Pure: Kassia, Karina and Safiya

Beloved: Adora, Caresse, Chaviva, Suki, Myrna and Trudy

My favorites of these, I would name The lab girls Isadora and Callidora, and the himis would be Leveda and Zelenka.


Rattie kids: Wheelie and Nosie, Ernie and Elmo, Badger and Sky, and Rumple!

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Re:need names - contest!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2003, 09:11:35 PM »
i can't believe they didn't have names!!

Nala, Neptune, Nev Luna (or just Luna), Lani, Addy, Kyne, Star, Victoria, Lexi, Zoe...

okay, my brain hurts now.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2003, 09:25:46 PM »
Ok, the 7 POW's came home tonight therefor, I think you should name the girls:
Freedom, Liberty, Justice and Virtue

Or go with an Easter theme:
Lily, Peep, April, Easter

Or flowers in honer of the return of spring:
Rose, Tulip, Daisy, Petunia

Whatever names you choose, I'm sure the girls will love just having a name! Poor dears.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2003, 10:26:47 PM »
 Are they all friends? How about Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Emma. Or Joey, that can be a girl's name!

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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2003, 10:32:00 PM »
well, just to be fair to people -- i will not name animals after people names -- at least not typical people names. its just a thing i have!! so all those that picked normal people names (dont want to pick on you quellykin but you picking the friends names is a good example  :BlueDumboSmileTongue: ) try again.

just thought i would tell you, its only fair :) its just a thing i have with typical people names. im just not typical, and neither are me rats :)
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2003, 10:42:56 PM »
I had teh same idea and went with names that mean something in another language.  Here are my picks:



My picks weren't actually names, just words that I thought could be good names.  ;) I might name a rat "Geluk," but never a person...

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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2003, 10:50:24 PM »
i have  whole bunch of cute names... Misty,Sassy,Coco,Chloe,Princess,Lucy,Samantha,Missy
Molly,Bella,Sophie,Ginger,Pumpkin,Daisy,Maggie,Muffin,
Callie,Jessie,Daisy,Jasmine,Sasha,Angel,Zoe,Nala,Sadie  
Lily,Katie,Holly,Minnie,Peaches,Maliika - "angel" in Swahili.


Now to the silly names ...
Squirt,Sprite, Snickerdoodle,Ricochet(for a hyper rat!) Jinxy,Cotton and Candy(for a pair of friends)Sugerfoot,Kula(means golden one in Hawaiin),Paprika,Cinders,Neon(for the one with bright eyes) Orion, Jasper, Kasha, Shredder, Aliby,Tuckleberr y,Raspberry(for the pink eyes) or strawberry!

  hmm thats all i can think of  i hope this helps, i see a lot of names in their i would use for my ratties!!  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:


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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2003, 01:01:42 AM »
How about Faith, Charity, Hope (I know that name has been suggested, but it just fits the theme and it is pretty) and Destiny

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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2003, 02:07:45 AM »
Since they are so beautiful and will get a chance to bloom with you, how about Flower names:
Daisy, Ivy, Iris, Viola, Sakura, Snowdrop, Hyacinth, Lily, Rose, Petunia, Cassiope, Daphne, Bluebell, Buttercup, Zinnia, Sweet Pea, Poppy, Lobelia, Marigold, Alyssum, Aster, Dahlia, Iberis, Hollyhock, Veronica, Rue, Hibiscus, Chamomile, Bluestar, the list could go on forever......
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2003, 03:01:19 AM »
For some reason, the fact that two of them are Himalayans set me off.

How about some Himalaya/mountain-related names?

Himalaya (Himi for short), Frost (or Miss Frost), Snow, Spindrift, Icicle, Icy, Couloir (cool-wah'), Storm, Pine, Tundra, Alpine, Lightning, Ozone, Lupine, Everest (Evvy). Other of the great Himalayan peaks: Shisha Pangma (or one half for each rat, Shisha and Pangma), Nanga Parbat, K2, Annapurna.  (Chumalongma--Nepalese name for Mt. Everest meaning "goddess mother earth," or something to that effect--seems a little weighty, but depends on what you like.  And Dhauligiri kinda falls into the "too long" category as well.)

Of course, they're not all mountain-exclusive words, but, hey.  I have to branch out for atmosphere, here, and they would certainly make sense in a group with some mountain-specific words, er, names.
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2003, 05:22:56 AM »
I am a weirdo with names....the albinos I would call Tigra (Tee-Grah)and Dot and the himis I might name Molly and Ginger. I just like these names. *grin*
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2003, 06:03:59 AM »
Eos - Dawn

Hemera - day

Dysis - setting

Nyx - night

These are all natural personifications out of greek mythology.  I just love theme names.
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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2003, 02:00:43 PM »
Faustine=Lucky
Manifa= I am lucky
Yuki = Snow or Lucky

Felice=fortunate, happy
Fausta=Fortunate
Aiko=little loved one
Kalila=beloved
Suki=Beloved

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2003, 02:06:11 PM »
Here are two that I really like.... and they're appropriate for what these poor girls have been through. Plus I have known people that have named their daughters these names...... and they're not typical names.
I can't believe these people didn't even give them a name. Unbelievable!!
Here are the names:


Destiny
Journey



I also like Desiree and Bailey
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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2003, 03:35:54 PM »
Shakespeare Theme: Thisbe, Titania, Thaisa, Marinka, Portia, Valeria, Hermia, Perdita

Names Meaning "Strong": Abira, Alcina, Brietta, Shylah

Names Meaning "Beautiful": Bella, Shaine/Shana, Fara, Charlene

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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2003, 07:40:37 AM »
just to let everyone know -- i will pick a name in 2 days, so all entries need to be in by tomorrow night!)
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2003, 03:09:11 PM »
4 Names:

~ Joe

~ Momma

~ Angie

~ Daddy

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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2003, 08:04:41 PM »
hmm i would like to enter some theme names!

Royal theme- duchess , precious, princess, queenie, or queen.

jewel theme- pearl, diamond, crystal, gem

fruit(or u could go by their eye color)-strawberry, rasberry, cherry,kiwi

heavenly theme- angel,cloudy,starry,  hmmm....

space theme- venus, pluto, comet, some of the moons in space...  Callisto,Leda,Himalia, Elara ~~  those are my favorites!


   i j ust wanted to add those!   :D

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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2003, 10:04:51 PM »
Luna
Giselle pronounced jiselle
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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2003, 08:28:22 AM »
hmm...I dunno...it's spring, how about flowery/plant/outdoor-sy names?

Magnolia, daffodil, Lilly, hibiscus, chrisanthimum, Dandy (lion), Wisteria, honey (suckle), (morning) Glory, Pansy, Ivy, Willow, Clover, ohh..how about Veranda? that sounds outdoor-sy...I've got the PERFECT name!!  Pollen!! :BlueDumboSmileTongue:


And for some reason, I also like the name Flynn
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2003, 09:34:47 PM »
ok folks - ill pick a name tomorrow, so get your last minute ideas in tonight!!!! its 10:24 EST -- you have until midnight, EST -- so just over an hour and a half!
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« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2003, 04:18:56 PM »
kim --

so what's the verdict?
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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2003, 04:42:15 PM »
hey some of us have class :)

im looking at the names now and should have winners by this evening :)
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2003, 06:23:30 PM »
and the names!!!!

for the two younger Himi sisters --
Fern and Acorn (stripedrats and Ensie, respectively)

and for the two older lab females --

Callidora and Callisto (Sonya and lilshortie)

Congrats folks, and thanks for all the great names!!

Winners, contact me so we can figure things out!
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2003, 01:39:37 AM »
Great names, everyone sure came up with some different awesome names, of course I had to take notes for future ratties, hehe.

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2003, 06:46:59 AM »
I'm taking a page out of your book, Gentlesumerrayn.  :)

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2003, 11:45:17 AM »
hey some of us have class :)

class?  what's that?  oh wait... that's that "thing" i had to do and forgot all about...   :P
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2003, 09:56:48 PM »
yay i win! hehe thanks Kim~ U picked cute names~ it must have been hard.. everyone had great choices
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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2003, 12:29:00 AM »
Hey, youse picking on me? That's okay, I wouldn't name mine "regular" people names, either. Although, someone on the board has a "Steve," which just cracks me up for some reason. I :heart: the name Callidora!

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