Some people put a lot of thought into what they name their pets, and it's often a reflection of the pet or owner's personality.
A clever pun, a play on the pet's fur color or breed, what other animal they look like, or a variation on the name of a historical figure are all common ways to come up with a name.
A recent post from @metroadlib on Twitter, and the many replies, show that even after all the work to come up with a great name many people end up calling their pet something completely different.
People shared their pets' pet names.
my dog's name is cooper. i call him-- boubba boub honeybunny coopypoopy heyloverthisismorethanacrush stinkboy & sw… https://t.co/OekqkGNLRQ— fooler initiative (@fooler initiative) 1548263718.0
@metroadlib Koda Kodes Kodesters Koda Popeye Koda Pops Popeye my Popeye Lovebug This Little Butthead Football Head https://t.co/TDiSi05DeU— chesapeake bae // ᜀ ᜋᜒ (@chesapeake bae // ᜀ ᜋᜒ) 1548265032.0
@metroadlib Everyone responding has a dog or cat. 🌚 my hedgehog’s name is Michi. I call her: Lil Meech Nugget Baby… https://t.co/IKrmJDQLLB— deathstroke (@deathstroke) 1548265304.0
@metroadlib my cat's name is graydie. I call her-- booboo grade gradient fluffy butt booboohead sweet pea ...and G… https://t.co/rzGv1RSZl1— Anne Hawley (@Anne Hawley) 1548265734.0
S'unka was more frequently known as: Poohead Poopy Puppy Doofus Dog Doggo Koinu Floof Leave it! What do you want no… https://t.co/nxpkXvKJq3— Winona Sioux (@Winona Sioux) 1548354840.0
@metroadlib Ours is named Copper. I call him, mostly: Chopper Choppa Coppa da Showstoppa Choppy Coppy Love Dog Craz… https://t.co/X2noXgrPa7— Jason La Canfora (@Jason La Canfora) 1548264871.0
@metroadlib This is Mary Agnes bka Squeak Shes also known as: Kitty Girl Cat City Squiggins (don’t know why) Pretty… https://t.co/uhMrkccJbU— △⃒⃘ .dani savage. (@△⃒⃘ .dani savage.) 1548278990.0
@metroadlib Penelope Penny Pen Pennesy Puppup Obstacle pup Stinkbutt He calls her “dog” https://t.co/y0t9R21M2H— Patrick Claybon (@Patrick Claybon) 1548265338.0
@metroadlib This is Rocky. I call him: Rock Rocker Rockero Rockster Roke Papa Big boy Precioso Chino Fart… https://t.co/JX1Z9q56U3— diamond (@diamond) 1548306296.0
@metroadlib My dogs name is Abby (Abigail) She answers to: Her name Poops Big Baby AbbyCakes AbbleSauce Bunny Wo… https://t.co/Ao1dNeqJH0— Gingér Ale Connoisseur (@Gingér Ale Connoisseur) 1548266368.0
It seems clear that nobody calls their pets by their given names, but they still love us and we love them anyway.