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Welcome to the Pet Names Place photo wall. Here, you’ll find a collection of pet photos and stories about the names people chose for their pets – and why! Want to share your pet’s photo and story too? Please e-mail us at admin@petnamesplace.com (make sure your photo is high-resolution). Enjoy!


Pet Name: Lilly
Owner: Maria and Scott
Lilly is a Ragdoll (a breed of cat that goes limp when you pick them up) and she is the darling of our household. She joined our family just before Easter four years ago, and since Lily’s are popular during that time of year and we wanted a feminine name, we thought that naming her after the flower would be perfect. Read More
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Pet Name: Rosie
Owner: Amanda
About 7 years ago I started my hunt for the perfect companion. I searched online, I went to shelters, I looked everywhere. Finally, in June of 2004 I found her.  Her name was Rosie and she was a 3 month old Boston Terrier, the last one left in her litter. She was Perfect!  Read More
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Pet Name: Chocky
Owner: Maria
This is an example of what you should NOT name a cat! In my defense, I was only 6 years old when I decided to name our new kitten “Chocolate Fart Bum”. I can’t exactly remember why I chose this name…. In any event, when my mother was asked the cat’s name on her first visit to the vet, she quickly replied “er…um…CHOCKY!”   Read More
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Pet Name: Sonic
Owner: Amanda
It all started 13 years ago with a trip to the local animal hospital to look at the kittens with my Mother and younger sister. We all fell in love with this extremely rambunctious and adorable black and white kitty. Read More
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Dog names stories MaxPet Name: Max
Owner: Pauline
My dog’s name is Max and is short for Maxamillion, although his formal kennel name is ‘Delphmounts Max Our Million’. There’s no real story behind our choosing this name, other than we thought he looked like a ‘million dollars’ – so we named him Maxamillion. Read More

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Pet Name: Suki
Owner: Diane
I rescued Suki from a local shelter (her name was Gracie at the time), and I decided to name her Suki after a town I visited in South Africa called Soekmekaar, meaning “searching for each other”. I decided to use the phonetic spelling of the word (instead of soekie) and coincidentally; it’s also a Japanese name meaning “beloved”. Read More
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Pet Name: Curious George
Owner: Amanda
I have been fascinated and have owned reptiles for many years., but this past October 2009 really put my skills to the test. I was given two Bearded Dragons by a couple that I had met in a pet store. These Dragons where emaciated. After bringing them to the vet, I had to make a difficult decision… Read More

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Pet Name: Baby Cat
Owner: Ann Marie
We found our kitten abandoned in our shed and fell in love with her. At the time she was smaller than a beanie baby. Since we were living in Greece at the time I wanted to name her Athena Sophia but the name “Baby Cat” is what stuck.  Read More

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Pet Name: Bentley
Owner: Brian
For years, my wife had been wanting us to get a dog. I have always been a dog lover, but in my 20’s had become quite allergic to some breeds. I was scared that we would get one, and have to give him up because of my allergies. One day, my wife emailed me a couple of pictures of a beautiful Labrador retriever named Bentley.  Read More
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Pet Name: Ollie
Owner: Sarah
Ollie is a Boggle (Boston Terrier Beagle). He is two years old. I named him Ollie after the famous Disney Animator Ollie Johnston who animated famous classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Lady and the Tramp.
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