Name my buns!
July 27, 2009 7:49 AM   Subscribe

I have two new dwarf rabbits in my family and I need some naming help from the hive mind. I've been noodling around names for two weeks now and I'm just drawing a blank. "Bunnnnneeeee!" and "bayyyybbbbeeeeeeee bunny!" just isn't cutting it anymore. Details and (killer-cute) pics inside.

~ Boy bun is 10 weeks old and girl bun is 6 weeks old, they're siblings.

~ I don't care for real cutesy names like Thumper or Sweetie, or super-obvious ones like Harvey.

~ I'm generally not a fan of human names for pets but can be swayed for the right one.

~ I tend to prefer two-syllable names but, again, I can be swayed. I doubt I'd go for something really long like Anastasia, however, because that's a real mouthful. Anyway, the buns are never going to get very big so diminutive names are probably best.

~ I've already eliminated things like Waldorf & Statler, Wallace & Grommit, Lilo & Stitch, etc. I'm not against paired names, but it's not necessary. (Anya and Giles are on my list. :-)

~ Younger bun has the most hysterical markings around her mouth. She kinda has a clown / overdone lipstick / Clutch Cargo thing going on and I'd love a name that takes note of that but all I've come up with so far (and discarded) are Mimi (Drew Carey) and Tammy Faye.

Here's a video of Bun Junior and a pic of Bun Senior. Ready? Go!
posted by _Mona_ to Pets & Animals (46 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Romaine and Bibb.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:58 AM on July 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't suppose they'll answer to "oh-dear-god-that's-so-cute-I-can't-stand-it"?

I mean it -- I keep trying to come up with names, and all I've got is Sir Fluffy Pants of Awesome and Awwwwww.
posted by runningwithscissors at 8:00 AM on July 27, 2009


Fennel & Chive

Mashed Potato

For Bun Jr., with the white lipstick: Divine? If you pay attention to her make-up in Pink Flamingos you can see that her lipstick is drawn far outside the boundaries of her actual lips. Also, camp icon!

Honeybun

Stickybun

OMG and Bunny
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:00 AM on July 27, 2009


I misread "Bun Senior" as Bun Señor and have really enjoyed repeating it out loud for the past 2 minutes.
posted by aiko at 8:04 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Charo for baby bun and Carmen for senior.
posted by Billegible at 8:04 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I suggest naming any and all cute creatures after terrible monsters, i.e. Jabberwocky, Grendel, Fenrir.
posted by banannafish at 8:09 AM on July 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Joanie & Chachi
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:09 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Star Jones for Baby Bunny, and Mr. Needles for the Senior Bunny.

That's my story and I'm sticking too it.
posted by Gravitus at 8:11 AM on July 27, 2009


Dr. Wu: "Joanie & Chachi"

Joanie <3's Chachi
posted by Gravitus at 8:11 AM on July 27, 2009


Our three bunnies came with their names, so we weren't afforded the opportunity to name them.

However, I did name two of the rescue buns who passed through the organization we adopted ours from and volunteer with, and it seemed that the name just came and was appropriate to the bun's personality and style. I bet if you don't think too hard about it and just watch them for awhile, the right ones will come to you, too.

Believe me, they already know what names they're supposed to have! :)
posted by zizzle at 8:12 AM on July 27, 2009


I'd go with Tank and Butch.
posted by Go Banana at 8:13 AM on July 27, 2009


Name the bigger one Sandwich and the littler one Snack. They are so adorable.
posted by bedhead at 8:14 AM on July 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


Noodle and Everett
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:15 AM on July 27, 2009


Sour Cream and Chive

I like Divine a lot.
posted by mippy at 8:18 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dexter for the boy. Sinister for the girl.
posted by enamon at 8:19 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Taco and Belle
posted by hellboundforcheddar at 8:24 AM on July 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Buttons (as in "cute as a button") for Senior and Broccoli for Junior.
posted by txvtchick at 8:24 AM on July 27, 2009


Zoinks and Jinkies
posted by amarynth at 8:26 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Carlos
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:33 AM on July 27, 2009


Bubble and Squeak
posted by mahke at 8:33 AM on July 27, 2009 [8 favorites]


Well there's always literature (Watership Down): Fiver and Hazel?
posted by elendil71 at 8:35 AM on July 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Grey Ghost & Silver Surfer (you'd get mad nerd points. if you get enough nerd points you can trade them in for a Dr. Who scarf)

Neon & Fluo*

Chanel & Hermès

Cork & Blackburn

Williamsburg & Wicker Park


*fluo is how they shorten "fluorescent" in other languages, I think "fluoro" is more common in the US
posted by Juliet Banana at 8:36 AM on July 27, 2009


Sam and Janet Evening. (Say it out loud, to get the joke)
posted by DrGail at 8:52 AM on July 27, 2009


Hazel and Fiver
posted by jquinby at 9:03 AM on July 27, 2009


dammit
posted by jquinby at 9:03 AM on July 27, 2009


The wee bunny looks like it's wearing a luchador mask.

Also, my professional opinion is: squeeeeeeeeee!
posted by scruss at 9:06 AM on July 27, 2009


Waffle & Peanut Butter (or PB for short)
Ace & Alfalfa
Basil & Parsley
Biscotti & Biscuit
Cosmo & Nova
posted by Jenny is Crafty at 9:10 AM on July 27, 2009


Our boy bunny looked much like yours, and manifested an extremely dominant personality (you'll know it when you see it). We named him Little Tiny Dictator Fidel Castro. Our girl is a holland lop, with a broken tan and white pattern we named Fuzzy Princess Buttercup. She's much more docile and calm that Fidel could ever be.

At this age they're probably already exhibiting their adult personalities, so that's something to consider.
posted by fiercekitten at 9:12 AM on July 27, 2009


Squeak* and Gibber

*Suggested above by mahke, but paired with Gibber you can claim inspiration from Shakespeare--or Edward Gorey, depending on your mood.
posted by adjockey at 9:25 AM on July 27, 2009


Ferdinand and Isabella. Grand names for tiny bunnies who will assuredly have big personalities. (Dwarf bunnies are just like that!)
posted by cabingirl at 9:43 AM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Miffy

Peter


Phở

Pinstripe & Gingham

F. Scott and Zelda

Fifi Lapin
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:54 AM on July 27, 2009


Boober and Wimbley
posted by scrutiny at 10:18 AM on July 27, 2009


Well, Boober and Mokey since one's a girl.
posted by scrutiny at 10:19 AM on July 27, 2009


All sane thought has fled at the sight of the ohgodleeeetletinytuftedbunnehbabyfeets, but the names "Velvet" and "Plush" linger. Or perhaps Champignon and Chou.
posted by notquitemaryann at 11:10 AM on July 27, 2009


Your little girl bunny's lips reminded me of Janice (blond female band Muppet with the big lips). Then you could name the boy Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Floyd or Animal to go with her. I personally like Floyd, although Dr. Teeth might not be a bad name for a rabbit.

(Those are the most beautiful bunnies I've ever seen, by the way.)
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:15 AM on July 27, 2009


Hurf & Durf

Chicken

Cotton

(I want to pimp my suggestion of Divine earlier in the thread by saying the original title for Hairspray was White Lipstick, and yes I'm in the middle of a John Waters obsession right now)

Olive

Carrot Cake

Carrot & Stick

Chickpea

Green Bean
posted by Juliet Banana at 11:19 AM on July 27, 2009


Hoss 'n' Feffer?
posted by EnsignLunchmeat at 12:33 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flange. Hoover. Wheely. Bullah. Harley. Zuul. Rover.

OK, I'm done.
posted by 999 at 2:10 PM on July 27, 2009


My friend nicknamed her cats Pork Chop & Little Chop, which I find ridiculously endearing. (Also: oh dear god THE TINY LITTLE BUNNEH!)
posted by Space Kitty at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2009


I'd go with Mulder and Scully or Bill and Beatrix, because I'm a sucker for a pop-culture reference, no matter how dated.
posted by pupperduck at 3:24 PM on July 27, 2009


Hambone and Flippy

Depending on which one likes dolphins the most.
posted by clanger at 3:51 PM on July 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Obviously the only possible names are The Cutest Thing in the Entire World, and The Even Cuter Cutest Thing in the Entire World. OMG.

Killer and Brutus?
Shock and Awe?
Sodom and Gomorrah?
posted by min at 6:59 PM on July 27, 2009


Shock and Awe?
Sodom and Gomorrah?
posted by min at 6:59 PM on July 27 [+] [!]


Yes, Yes, a thousand times, yes.
posted by silkygreenbelly at 10:04 PM on July 27, 2009


Brioche and Barm..?

I may not have read past "buns"...
posted by kxr at 4:46 AM on July 28, 2009


Sorry I don't have suggestions (although I love Anya and Giles!) Just wanted to say that I've been watching that video and Oh-Em-Gee I think I'm going to be playing that ALL DAY.
posted by like_neon at 4:48 AM on July 28, 2009


Oh wait, I do have suggestions:

- Ramone
- Coco
- Narf
- Woo and Squee
- Buns and Tocks
- Cash and Money
- Twinkie
- Bean (which I would promptly change to beanie weanie as soon as I picked them up)
posted by like_neon at 5:07 AM on July 28, 2009


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