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Can I give DS the cats name as his mn?

(15 Posts)
ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 14-Jun-14 07:25:45

We love it, and used it years ago on the cat as we didnt want to jinx kids by saving it (daft I know!!).

Id use it as a first name if the cat wasnt around aby more but he is strong as an ox and likely to be around another ten years.


CharlesRyder Sat 14-Jun-14 07:28:17

I think you can assuming it's not Tibbles.

NationMcKinley Sat 14-Jun-14 07:36:47

Of course! As long as it's not Tigger or Mr Jinks <mature> smile

kalie Sat 14-Jun-14 07:45:02

I know someone who used her fave girl name for her cat which was still alive some years later when she had her daughter but used the same name for her anyway. No one said anything to her face but the nasty comments behind her back were unbelievable. Everyone thought she had named her after the cat.

Velocirapture Sat 14-Jun-14 07:48:31

Yes. I do know someone who was named after their parent's dog. He seemed strangely proud of it.

ChaosK Sat 14-Jun-14 07:49:14

When I was single I had a much adored cat called Jonathan. Wanted to use it as DS middle name but husband objected. Big regrets! So do it!

KillashandraRee Sat 14-Jun-14 07:50:53

I rescued a cat that the owners got rid of because it was called Tilly and they wanted to call their daughter Tilly. Poor cat was 11yrs old.

Velocirapture Sat 14-Jun-14 07:55:53

KillashandraRee that is terrible! They could have changed the cat's name. None of my cats answered to their name anyway.....

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Sat 14-Jun-14 09:10:35

I'd be quite happy to be called after a loved pet, brilliant pub story.

Also - middle name - she really doesn't have to tell everyone!

Guin1 Sat 14-Jun-14 10:30:11

No problem at all! I think as a child I would have quite liked to have shared a name with the cat - except he was a boy!

burgatroyd Sat 14-Jun-14 11:28:28

I don't see why not!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 14-Jun-14 11:55:52

Marvellous! Will float the idea with dh.

Montsti Sat 14-Jun-14 13:51:42

I would use it!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 14-Jun-14 14:04:13

Even if its Socks?

Only kidding, its Rex.

bouquetofpencils Sat 14-Jun-14 21:54:17

Our DD has a very similar name to our dog (think along lines of Molly and Milly). I know, totally barking (ahem) but dog passed away when DD was 6 month old. Dog was 15 when DD was born so I knew it was coming. I am sure people did raise eyebrows but do I care? Nope.

We all do sometimes call her by wrong name but I just chuckle.

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