Name my birb
January 24, 2017 7:11 PM   Subscribe

I have a brand new parrotlet borb. He is very sweet, also very bitey, although he's gotten less bitey over the past few days. Obligatory pics here and here. So far I have just been calling him 'birb' or 'borb'. But he needs a name. Probably a human name.
posted by a strong female character to Pets & Animals (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Name that birb Bert!
posted by eponym at 7:13 PM on January 24, 2017 [3 favorites]


Or Bob.
Or Barb.
posted by fancyoats at 7:16 PM on January 24, 2017 [3 favorites]


Bob. Absolutely.
posted by Hermione Granger at 7:22 PM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


He's a lovely color, almost Tiffany blue, and he's got a lot of personality, so I think you should name him Capote.
I might be biased, my dog is named Truman. It's a good name, Bront.
posted by phunniemee at 7:25 PM on January 24, 2017 [16 favorites]


Bob . Robert if you're feeling fancy. Berto, maybe?
posted by Fig at 7:33 PM on January 24, 2017


Harvey!
posted by prettypretty at 7:35 PM on January 24, 2017


Bilbo the birbo
posted by capricorn at 7:39 PM on January 24, 2017


it's been my experience that the animals living with me are given human names. That said I had a sweet sweet sweet gray cat and she was called Gray until the end of her days. (18 + years)

Seeing the photo my first strong reaction to your question is the name
Blue.
posted by pipoquinha at 7:41 PM on January 24, 2017 [4 favorites]


Beppo! Or Oliver! (Although I like Borb too.)
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:44 PM on January 24, 2017


It's it hilarious that 'lovebird' means 'bitey bird' (at least I think you have a lovebird)? what a cute little blue mutant you have.

If you haven't had a parrot before, be sure and do a lot of reading. They need a lot of attention and enrichment, even little itty-bitty guys like this, because they're super social creatures.

I had a lovebird growing up, and managed to get a LOT more interaction out of him than most lovebird owners do- he was cageless and the family interacted with him enough for him to develop a friendlier personality than they sometimes have. They're also messy and destructive and so forth. It was worth it.
posted by girl Mark at 7:49 PM on January 24, 2017


I believe that might be a Tulip.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 7:56 PM on January 24, 2017


A friend of mine when I was a child had a pale blue birb like that, and named him Colgate.
posted by escapepod at 8:01 PM on January 24, 2017 [5 favorites]


Mavi. I have been told it's a Turkish name that means blue & is used as a male name.
posted by wwax at 8:09 PM on January 24, 2017 [2 favorites]


Um. I love him.

How about Sir Burl?
posted by The Noble Goofy Elk at 8:14 PM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


Bob. But it has to be this Bob.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:30 PM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


Boop. Harris the Brave. Filbert.
posted by fairlynearlyready at 8:41 PM on January 24, 2017 [1 favorite]


Henry!
posted by delight at 9:26 PM on January 24, 2017 [2 favorites]


George.
posted by jbenben at 9:28 PM on January 24, 2017


He looks opal to me. Opal like the car? Opel?
posted by soakimbo at 9:49 PM on January 24, 2017


I think his name is Bob (the "r" is silent).
posted by rtha at 11:06 PM on January 24, 2017


What's wrong with Borb? That's totally cute!
posted by sexyrobot at 11:45 PM on January 24, 2017 [5 favorites]


bobby birbo
posted by mhum at 12:02 AM on January 25, 2017


For me he looks like a "Stitch"
posted by ndaguiar at 3:32 AM on January 25, 2017 [2 favorites]


I had a friend in middle school who had a parakeet named Fred. I still think that's a perfect and hilarious name for a bird.
posted by darksong at 3:33 AM on January 25, 2017


Bitey
posted by briank at 3:49 AM on January 25, 2017 [1 favorite]


Christopher
posted by easy, lucky, free at 4:16 AM on January 25, 2017


I think Borb is an awesome name. But then I had a bird named Da Boid, so I probably can't ne trusted in these matters.

Maybe Borb should be his last name? He could be Sir Oliver Borbarossa
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:24 AM on January 25, 2017 [4 favorites]


Jedediah.
posted by Etrigan at 5:58 AM on January 25, 2017


Sir Francis the Feathered
posted by miyabo at 6:21 AM on January 25, 2017


Winnifred or Wilfred.
posted by TrishaU at 6:44 AM on January 25, 2017


The French kiddy pronunciation of "oiseau" (bird) is "zozio", which would be a perfectly cromulent male name.

At our offices we once rescued a fallen sparrow that we named Piou-piou (tweet-tweet). It's also the sound kids here use as an equivalent to "pew-pew", so if you wanted to get really meta you could name him Pépé le Piou-piou.
posted by fraula at 7:19 AM on January 25, 2017 [3 favorites]


Cloud Muffin
posted by WeekendJen at 8:14 AM on January 25, 2017 [2 favorites]


Basil but pronounced the British way (Baz-el, or Bas-el).
posted by ATX Peanut at 8:30 AM on January 25, 2017


He's blue, so Hank McCoy.
posted by bile and syntax at 9:00 AM on January 25, 2017


Pistachio. Or perhaps Frank.
posted by flabdablet at 10:17 AM on January 25, 2017


Birbward or Borbward
posted by Constant Reader at 11:17 AM on January 25, 2017 [1 favorite]


Bijou (ˈbēZHo͞o, bēˈZHo͞o) means small and elegant, or (a long time ago) a precious jewel or trinket
posted by ananci at 11:49 AM on January 25, 2017 [2 favorites]


So many great suggestions! But I think I'll go with Henry. :)
posted by a strong female character at 1:07 PM on January 25, 2017 [8 favorites]


I have a friend with a conure named Henry :) Congrats on your new feathered friend from Muffin (he came with the name) and Feisty (pound name: Fiesta)
posted by Calzephyr at 4:27 PM on January 25, 2017 [2 favorites]


Pascal
posted by Sockpuppets 'R' Us at 9:08 PM on January 25, 2017 [1 favorite]


My son is also named Bort.
posted by sixfootaxolotl at 5:55 AM on January 26, 2017 [1 favorite]


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