Stew would be funny but...
October 3, 2014 7:15 PM   Subscribe

What should we name our new bunny?

She's a girl, and she's going to be really big when she grows up, and she is mellow.

And she's cute.
posted by rabbitrabbit to Pets & Animals (60 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Brienne of Tarth
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:16 PM on October 3, 2014 [9 favorites]


Stu
posted by Cosine at 7:25 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hyzenthlay
posted by mollymayhem at 7:26 PM on October 3, 2014 [7 favorites]


Freya.
posted by holgate at 7:27 PM on October 3, 2014


Tulip. I don't know why, but I love rabbits named after flowers.
posted by kendrak at 7:30 PM on October 3, 2014 [9 favorites]


Kit.

After Kit Williams, author of the greatest book ever written about a rabbit.
posted by bondcliff at 7:31 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Slipper.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 7:32 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Ruthless
posted by MT at 7:37 PM on October 3, 2014 [11 favorites]


Since you mentioned Stew, how about Hasenpfeffer? It means rabbit stew in German.
posted by smorgasbord at 7:37 PM on October 3, 2014 [7 favorites]


Buttercup or Mr Lewis. These are names of a couple of great danes in a David Sedaris story.
posted by TheLibrarian at 7:38 PM on October 3, 2014


In that pose, she reminds me of a Japanese cartoon capybara named Kapibara-san.
posted by d. z. wang at 7:39 PM on October 3, 2014


Alternatively, pick a character from Watership Down.
posted by d. z. wang at 7:39 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Or perhaps Bunnicula, like the children's books?
posted by smorgasbord at 7:40 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Coney? Conella? Conita?
posted by GoLikeHellMachine at 7:45 PM on October 3, 2014


First thought upon seeing her was Esther. Or Binkie (which is what bunns do when they're super happy!)
posted by hasna at 7:47 PM on October 3, 2014


Brenda
posted by thivaia at 7:51 PM on October 3, 2014


Basil, Myrtle, or Dearie.
posted by argonauta at 7:58 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Jenniffer, Jen-Bun for short.
posted by amtho at 7:58 PM on October 3, 2014


Maleficent
Vampirella
Stheno
Diamanda
Hel
Frau Totenkinder
posted by bile and syntax at 8:00 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hazel (from Watership Down)
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:02 PM on October 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Lucia Liebra
posted by Sys Rq at 8:11 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Meatloaf.
posted by spitbull at 8:16 PM on October 3, 2014


Danny Glover
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:26 PM on October 3, 2014


Myrrh
posted by thebrokedown at 8:35 PM on October 3, 2014


Marshmallow
posted by calgirl at 8:41 PM on October 3, 2014


You could be weird and name your bunny rabbitrabbit.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:45 PM on October 3, 2014


Ser Hop.
posted by GastrocNemesis at 8:48 PM on October 3, 2014


Oester
posted by effluvia at 8:49 PM on October 3, 2014


Kevin
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 8:53 PM on October 3, 2014


Hoppy McLongEars. Hops or Ears, for short.
posted by Gargantuantoe at 9:01 PM on October 3, 2014


Kitty.

But only because I have a cat named Bunny
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:20 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Pantoufle, slipper in French, from the book Chocolat.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:34 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Blanch
posted by cellphone at 9:35 PM on October 3, 2014


You could be weird and name your bunny rabbitrabbit.

Only weird if you had only one bunny... unless it's pregnant, then it would be perfect!
posted by yohko at 9:36 PM on October 3, 2014


Bernice.
posted by AppleTurnover at 9:36 PM on October 3, 2014


Tabitha, Bertha, or Matilda seem fitting.
posted by yohko at 9:43 PM on October 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Two other ideas:

Hyacinth
Laurel

(Also, I should maybe add regarding my answer above that I know that Hazel was a male rabbit in the Watership Down, but I think it's a nice name for a female rabbit.)
posted by litera scripta manet at 9:46 PM on October 3, 2014


Turtle
posted by Sassyfras at 9:57 PM on October 3, 2014


Destriarch.
posted by angerbot at 10:21 PM on October 3, 2014


Mabel.
Pudding.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 10:40 PM on October 3, 2014


posey
posted by poffin boffin at 10:41 PM on October 3, 2014


Glenn Close
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 10:43 PM on October 3, 2014


Pat (the Bunny, obvs.)
posted by drlith at 10:48 PM on October 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Lily
posted by Rob Rockets at 12:25 AM on October 4, 2014


Chestnut or Tiramisu.
posted by 35minutes at 12:37 AM on October 4, 2014


Dog.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:55 AM on October 4, 2014


Thumperina Brown.
posted by Namlit at 5:08 AM on October 4, 2014


There are always the cliched names like Flopsy, Fluffy, Clover, Cottontail, etc. I've seen Watership Down suggestions, but that always seems a bit depressing to me. For our first bunny, who was white, I went through a bunch of color related names to find something I liked. Second bunny, I sorted through names related to my favorite musicians. Third bunny was horror movie monsters, and our last binkying beast was named after several characters on Due South.

I find alliteration in pet names pleasing, so I would probably give your bunny two or three names. Bunster Brown, for example. I also like titles like Sir Fuzzybeast, Esq. or Queen Biteypants. Names with non-English pronouns and prefixes could be fun, les/la/el/von/van and so on. There was a great bunny on Disapproving Rabbits once named Mango von Hoppelfurt whose name I've never forgotten. If you like Monty Python, there are tons of possible names, like Mrs. Zambesi.

Other suggestions:

Quinn
Stella
Juniper
Cocoa/Coco
El Chupacabra
I do like Hazel, but related more to her color than WD
Paprika
Stevie
Betsy Bunningham
Sienna
Tuesday
Margaret/Maggie
Frank/Frankincense/Frankenberry
Amber
Moira

I could probably go on forever, so I'll stop there for now.
posted by Arrrgyle at 5:15 AM on October 4, 2014


Chicken
posted by eau79 at 6:04 AM on October 4, 2014


That looks a lot like a Flemish Giant, so maybe there's something here.

My first bun was black and was called Slipper. (Her partner was George ("I'm gonna hug him and squeeze him and call him George")). If we'd waited a while to name her she probably would have been called Brunhilda, which fitted her personality so much better. So you could just wait for a name to emerge. Pickle's name took about a week to just happen.

We have one in that colour called Lillie (short for Lilliputian, also the second half of Pickle 'n Lillie). I suggest blowing gently on the fur and taking a really close look at the colours. There's going to be dozens of different shades in there, and you might find something that inspires (eg Lillie has blonde feet and a red saddle behind her ears).
posted by Leon at 6:07 AM on October 4, 2014


Brunswick
posted by supercres at 6:15 AM on October 4, 2014


Leslie Knope
posted by chaoticgood at 7:16 AM on October 4, 2014 [3 favorites]


Anya/Anyanka
posted by snaw at 7:34 AM on October 4, 2014 [4 favorites]


Past bunny names I have used : Oreo, Stuart, Pumpernickel, Spooky, Magellan, Sammy, and our current bunny, Bertram (full name Reverend Doctor Captain Bertram von Wigglesworth, Esq.) I think your bunny is Her Eminence Madame von Flufflebutt, aka Boots.
posted by Bunny Boneyology at 7:46 AM on October 4, 2014


Beatrix. And call her Bea for short.
posted by Sassyfras at 7:49 AM on October 4, 2014


She reminds me of my cousin's bunny Mabel, named as such because she was a maple color.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:16 AM on October 4, 2014


Sesame
Annie (or after the mac and cheese, although I guess that bunny was Bernie?)
Dot
Tulip
Coco
Helen
Star
Queen or Queenie
Pip or Pippa
Delicious
Voodoo
posted by Secretariat at 11:36 AM on October 4, 2014


Looks like she's a Stella. Esther was a close runner-up. Thanks everyone!
posted by rabbitrabbit at 12:38 PM on October 4, 2014 [3 favorites]


Yay! Please give Stella my regards (via much petting and maybe some snorgling if she doesn't mind that kind of thing) and may you all have a long and happy time together. Best bunny wishes.
posted by Arrrgyle at 3:00 PM on October 4, 2014


Check out the character first. It could be
The Hare of Slytherin...
posted by Namlit at 2:36 PM on October 6, 2014


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