I want to hear your dog’s original-name-to-nickname spiral.

We all end up calling our dogs by the stupidest shit, and I want to know the progression from their original name to what you call them now. For example, our Bodhi turned into Boogie and sometimes Boogie Man, later into just Boog, and then Bug, obviously Bug was just short for Bugs Bunny, and now Bodhi goes by Bunny Boy more than anything else. The people at the dog park think it’s because he likes to chase rabbits… if only they knew.



7 Комментарии на “I want to hear your dog’s original-name-to-nickname spiral.
  1. My dogs name is Arwen (from LOTR). But more often her name turns into to Ar, Arby, RBQ (like BBQ), Win, Winnie, Winnie Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Winnebago, Winnifred, or Winnefredo. If she gets gassy, we call her Lady Fartwen. When she’s in trouble, its Arwen Frances.

  2. My dog’s name is Kovu, which has spiraled in the following ways:

    Grandmother who cannot pronounce it: “Koovoo”

    People mishearing: “kung-fu?”

    Misc family: “woo-woo”

    Misc family when they get really into it: “AWOO-WOO!!!”

  3. My pup’s name is Sampson and I started calling him my little man. After a while little man morphed into little moon. Now he gets called Mr. Moon or Sampson Moon or my little moonpie.

  4. His name is Echo. I call him Echo Bo Becko Banana-fana Fo Fecko far too often and that turned into Echo Becko and then Ebecko. Or, Puppy Dog > Pup > Bub > Bubba > Pup Face > Buttface. There’s also Lovechild/Dog Child/Child. I’m frankly shocked he knows his name.

  5. My dog is Moose. He started with chunk a lunk a monkey moo cow, then Moosey moo cow, then moo moo cow, then moo cow and now just Moo. It all started because he’s chonky (he’s 1/2 English bulldog, 1/2 boxer and he’s got the bulldog hydrant build) and when he stretches his groan sounds like a moo. He also gets called Grumpy Gus when he’s pouting and every now and again he is butthead or meathead

  6. My roommate’s dog is named Severus, but my (at the time) 3 year old nephew pronounced it Sub-uh-gus. So we called him that for a while, then it got shortened to “Gus.” We call him Gus all the time. It used to annoy her boyfriend so much, but now he calls him Gus sometimes now.

    We also tack other stuff before “gus”, like “what a scared-a-gus,” “sweet-a-gus,” “dork-a-gus,” anything really! My nephew is now 7 and can perfectly pronounce the name, but his mispronounciation has stuck forever.

  7. My roommate’s dog is named Severus, but my (at the time) 3 year old nephew pronounced it Sub-uh-gus. So we called him that for a while, then it got shortened to “Gus.” We call him Gus all the time. It used to annoy her boyfriend so much, but now he calls him Gus sometimes now.

    We also tack other stuff before “gus”, like “what a scared-a-gus,” “sweet-a-gus,” “dork-a-gus,” anything really! My nephew is now 7 and can perfectly pronounce the name, but his mispronounciation has stuck forever.

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