Where did you come up with the names for all your animals?
It depends on the animal but I’ll give a few more interesting examples!
Honu - She’s from Turtle Bay, Hawaii, and I used to live in Hawaii. Everyone would refer to the sea turtles there as “Honu”, and sea turtles and Hawaii in general mean a lot to me
Warren - I named him after Major Marquis Warren from The Hateful Eight. I watched that movie soon before I found Warren and Marquis Warren is such a badass character that I decided to name Warren after him. If you’re going to watch that movie just know that it is a Quentin Tarantino movie and there’s lots of racism due to the time period the film is set in.
Draugr - You can read her story here. My dad and our family friend Greg always referred to her as “The zombie raccoon” due to her seemingly “coming back to life”. I named her Draugr, after animated corpses from Norse mythology. The word Draugr literally means “Again Walker”.
Ozark, Adirondak - Named after the place they originated from
Bucky - During purchasing and before I named him I just referred to him as “The big buck mink” (male mink are called bucks) and his name just sort of ended up as Bucky.
Gef - An old antique mink stole I named after a horror story that I thought was interesting. I realize it’s pronounced like Geoff but I just pronounced it with a hard G, rhymes with “Kef”.
Samuel - Since wallaby’s are from Australia I decided to name him after the son from the horror movie, The Babadook which takes place in Australia.
Hazel, Fiver - Named after the rabbit brothers from Watership Down
Pecan - Named for her peculiar, sweet nutty smell. I’m not sure why she smells like this but even her maceration water smelled sweet!
Apus - Named after a constellation in the souther sky, representing a bird-of-paradise
Dalton - Another skull named after a horror movie character, Dalton is named after the son from Insidious, another one of my favorite horror movies.
Acari - Named after a taxon of arachnids that contains mites and ticks, due to the large tick I found on her face (which I actually still have)
Montel, Bruno - Dogs with ethnic names originating from the areas their breeds are from
Kitty - A skunk pelt. When I showed him to my dad it was dark out and it was hard to see, my dad thought it was a cat and called him “Kitty!” so I decided to keep that name because I thought it was cute. He’s currently being tanned.
Tiberius - I don’t know where this name came from. As soon as I found him, this name just sort of appeared in my mind and refused to go away.
Brandy - Meredith’s daughter. While working on her and her sister Smosh (who was named that because her face was completely mushed) I was listening to the soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and decided to name her after the song “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass
Meredith - Meredith is named after Peter Quill’s (a character from GotG2) mother
Hoo boy that’s a lot of names