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Name my ferrets
April 29, 2005 2:22 PM   Subscribe

Name my two new ferrets!

So we're adopting two ferrets this weekend, a male and a female, both sables, and, of course, we have no idea what to call them. I'm a big fan of 'pair' names, ones that go together (i.e. we had a pair of cats named Zelda and Scott). The more pompous and obscure the better!
posted by MostHolyPorcine to Pets & Animals (73 answers total)
 
Boojum and Snark?
posted by Mitheral at 2:25 PM on April 29, 2005


Pip and Estella?
posted by ludwig_van at 2:29 PM on April 29, 2005


Itchy and Scratchy?
posted by tristeza at 2:32 PM on April 29, 2005


Bézier and Hermite (pronounced bezz-yay and her-meat).
posted by driveler at 2:33 PM on April 29, 2005


I had two cats named Fanny and Joseph (anyone get that?). I'd think something like Roquefort and Stilton would be good, too, 'cause, you know, they kinda stink.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:34 PM on April 29, 2005


The Auditor and, uh, Shelby.
posted by Staggering Jack at 2:41 PM on April 29, 2005


Will Ferret and Colin Ferret
posted by 23skidoo at 2:42 PM on April 29, 2005


Quemoy and Matsu
posted by IndigoJones at 2:44 PM on April 29, 2005


Leopold and Molly?
posted by scody at 2:44 PM on April 29, 2005


Abelard and Heloise?
posted by angeline at 2:50 PM on April 29, 2005


Castor and Remus (or Romulus and Pollox).
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:50 PM on April 29, 2005


Archy and Mehitabel.
posted by Skot at 2:51 PM on April 29, 2005


Judy and Sheena
posted by helvetica at 2:54 PM on April 29, 2005


Le Chiffre and Vesper Lynde
posted by mischief at 2:55 PM on April 29, 2005


The more pompous and obscure the better!

In that case, perhaps Romulus Augustus and Odovocar the Ostrogoth.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:55 PM on April 29, 2005


Milli and Vanilli
posted by skwm at 2:56 PM on April 29, 2005


Boris and Natasha
posted by deborah at 3:00 PM on April 29, 2005


Cat and Dog?

Anaïs and Henry?

Jimi and Janis?

Thing One and Thing Two?
posted by biscotti at 3:02 PM on April 29, 2005


More!

- Anna and Vronsky
- Cathy and Heathcliff
- Odysseus and Penelope
- Benedick and Beatrice (plenty of Shakespearean options, really -- Hamlet and Ophelia, Othello and Desdemona, Romeo and Juliet [of course], etc.)
- Basil and Sybil (Fawlty)
- Pinky and the Brain
- Bogie and Bacall
- Nicholas and Alexandra
- Victoria and Albert
- Rudolf and Marie (definitely the most obscure of the bunch -- mad props to anyone who gets this)
posted by scody at 3:03 PM on April 29, 2005


The only pair of animals I've had were newts, who were named Scratch and Sniff. Sniff disappeared, but 5 years later I've still got Scratch.
posted by chickygrrl at 3:04 PM on April 29, 2005


Sacco & Vanzetti
posted by Hlewagast at 3:07 PM on April 29, 2005


Kiki and Tuffy?
posted by Sibrax at 3:12 PM on April 29, 2005


Iltis (ill-tiss) is german for ferret. You could name one of them Iltis.
posted by furtive at 3:24 PM on April 29, 2005


Duh. Kodo and Podo.
posted by gottabefunky at 3:24 PM on April 29, 2005


Gustav and Egon
posted by immer geradeaus at 3:28 PM on April 29, 2005


flotsam and jetsam
rosencrantz and guildenstern (rosy and guildy for short)
hermy and squirmy

I like sacco and vanzetti too....
posted by schyler523 at 3:29 PM on April 29, 2005


Kodo and Podo

Nuh-uh. Kodos and Kang.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:36 PM on April 29, 2005


Worker & Parasite

Inky & Binky

Pants & Not-So-Much-Pants

Sell & Buy
posted by user92371 at 3:41 PM on April 29, 2005


The Dude and Donny
The Dude and Walter
Karl and Hungus
etc...
posted by thewittyname at 3:43 PM on April 29, 2005


Koko and Kreme
Chocolate and Cheese
Big Jilm and Lil Jilm
Weasel and Teasel
posted by schyler523 at 3:46 PM on April 29, 2005


Zoinks & Jinkies
posted by amarynth at 3:46 PM on April 29, 2005


Livelong and Prosper
posted by vronsky at 3:55 PM on April 29, 2005


Franny and Zooey!
posted by gnat at 3:58 PM on April 29, 2005


Scotch & Soda
posted by cm at 4:00 PM on April 29, 2005


Julius and Ethel
Edward and Wallis
Erlichman and Haldeman
posted by sageleaf at 4:03 PM on April 29, 2005


hansel and gretl
layla and majnun
space and time
posted by leapingsheep at 4:15 PM on April 29, 2005


MostHolyPorcine - why not choose to honor two of your favorite Metafiltarians?
posted by vignettist at 4:17 PM on April 29, 2005


Thing 1 and Thing 2
posted by pmbuko at 4:18 PM on April 29, 2005


Fanny and Alexander
posted by pmbuko at 4:19 PM on April 29, 2005


Bonnie & Clyde
Marie & Pierre (the physics ones)
Homer & Marge
Strange & Charmed
Preop & Postop
Better & Worse (for those who have had eye exams)
posted by Dipsomaniac at 4:25 PM on April 29, 2005


rikki tikki and tavi
posted by vronsky at 4:33 PM on April 29, 2005


In honor of the weekend's release, Arthur and Trisha.
posted by waldo at 4:55 PM on April 29, 2005


Spike and Julia (or Faye, or FayeFaye)
Ed and Ein
(sorry, it's been a Cowboy Bebop week)
posted by bibbit at 6:00 PM on April 29, 2005


Crimson and Clover.
posted by jjg at 6:11 PM on April 29, 2005


quonsar and quonsette?
posted by ramix at 6:20 PM on April 29, 2005


Paris H. and ...Paris L.?
posted by azul at 6:38 PM on April 29, 2005


Go Ferrett
Takemyword Ferret
posted by carter at 6:54 PM on April 29, 2005


Wakko (or Yakko) and Dot
Marty and Jennifer
Joel and Clementine
Bartleby and Loki
Ferris and Sloan
Batman and Robin
posted by itchie at 7:02 PM on April 29, 2005


Waldorf and Statler.
posted by Soliloquy at 7:52 PM on April 29, 2005


With help from my gf:
R2D2 & C3PO (couldn't resist, sorry)
Eric & Shellie
Harold & Maude
Riker & Troi
Willow & Oz
Dumb & Dumber
posted by schyler523 at 8:05 PM on April 29, 2005


Plauge and Famine
Pestilence and War
Nixon and Elvis
posted by LarryC at 8:14 PM on April 29, 2005


George and Gracie
posted by kamikazegopher at 8:23 PM on April 29, 2005


How about Oceanographer and Meteorologist
posted by birdsquared at 8:55 PM on April 29, 2005


Sredni and Vashtar
Saki and H.H.

posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:08 PM on April 29, 2005


Cal and Maggie!
posted by hototogisu at 12:29 AM on April 30, 2005


Tristan and Isolde
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:59 AM on April 30, 2005


Oscar and Lucinda

Scody: Steiners?
posted by flabdablet at 6:09 AM on April 30, 2005


Faraday
Ferret B
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:46 AM on April 30, 2005 [1 favorite]


Daisy & Duke
Before & After
Hootie & The Blowfish
Montague & Capulet (Monty & Cappy)
posted by MrZero at 9:03 AM on April 30, 2005


Ferret + Jacques

Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
posted by FreezBoy at 10:05 AM on April 30, 2005


Fossah Major and Fossah Minor.
posted by pracowity at 12:35 PM on April 30, 2005


Knock-it-off & Quit it
posted by BoscosMom at 1:19 PM on April 30, 2005


Eloise and Abelard
posted by Snyder at 1:35 PM on April 30, 2005


Big Chris and Little Chris.
posted by Monster_Zero at 2:48 PM on April 30, 2005


Jesus and Slasher.
posted by homunculus at 3:04 PM on April 30, 2005


I'm late to the party and most of the good ones are taken, but:

lower culture...
Fred and Ethel
Donnie and Marie
Luke and Leia
Major and Burns (MASH's ferret face)
Gidney and Cloyd (the moonmen on Bullwinkle... I just like the names)
Cosmo and Wanda (the Ferret Odd-Parents)
Hansel and Gretel
Frick and Frack (no relation to Click and Clack)

higher (or at least more obscure) culture...
Tahei and Matakichi (from Akira's Hidden Fortress)
Baucis and Philemon
Oberon and Titania (king and queen of the ferrets)
Echo and Narcissus (only if they're both really cute)
Lunt and Fontanne
Fibber and Molly
Flossie and Freddie (Bobbsey Twins)

blogging culture...
Permalink and Trackback

or even more pun-ishingly...
Renaissance Ferret and County Ferret
posted by wendell at 4:38 PM on April 30, 2005


Ooh, I like Strange and Charm..
Tip and Ring?
Bonnet and Boot.
choose from Timothy, Martin, Cynthia, and Theresa.
Cyan and Magenta.
Gosub and Return.
posted by Myself at 4:40 PM on April 30, 2005


I've had two kittens now for about three months, and didn't give them names yet. It's kind of interesting not to tag them
posted by growabrain at 10:08 PM on April 30, 2005


zappy
chirper
rope burn
ax sharpener
clam knuckle
lou ferigno
mr. hi-fi banjo strings (my personal favorite)
double decker soul wrecker
flipper
posted by nautone at 10:30 PM on April 30, 2005


Sodom and Gomorrah
posted by speedo at 12:19 AM on May 1, 2005


Minneapolis and St. Paul
posted by wendell at 12:31 AM on May 1, 2005


Kirk and Kahn

Wallace and Gromit

Daisy and Dandelion

Lorenz and Kestrel

George and Grace

Fluke and Flounder

Alpha and Omega
posted by kc0dxh at 7:57 AM on May 2, 2005


My niece once named two kittens Milk and Cookies. It was cute when it involved a five year old and two kittens; probably would be less so when it involves an adult male and two ferrets.

A friend of mine named her two cats Ernie and Berta.

How about:

Damon and Pythias;
Castor and Pollux;
Tom and Huckleberry;
Rhett and Scarlett (goes well with the surname "Ferret");
Hamlet and Ophelia,
Anthony and Cleopatra;
Winston and Clementine.
posted by orange swan at 8:31 AM on May 16, 2005


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