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Help me name my guinea pig, please.

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MsMermaid Sat 30-Apr-16 21:46:15

We have 2 new baby guinea pigs that we collected today. They are gorgeous, little girls, both ginger.

Dd2 proudly announced that one of them is called Ginger, so that one has a name (not that any of us can tell them apart yet). But what can I call the other one?

VocationalGoat Sat 30-Apr-16 21:51:54


FernieB Sat 30-Apr-16 21:56:06

If you're going with Ginger, why not stick to the spice theme with Cinnamon?


Or go herby with Parsley, lavender, clover?

FernieB Sat 30-Apr-16 21:57:11

BTW they're gorgeous.grin

megletthesecond Sat 30-Apr-16 21:57:49


Mumandmummer Sat 30-Apr-16 21:58:40

Biscuit smile

RaeSkywalker Sat 30-Apr-16 21:59:51

How about 'pair' names that go with Ginger:


My friend has 2 cats called Polly and Esther grin

Alternatively, nutmeg?

Biscuitsneeded Sat 30-Apr-16 21:59:51


RaeSkywalker Sat 30-Apr-16 22:00:03

Or cinnamon!

PirateSmile Sat 30-Apr-16 22:01:29


CooeeOnlyMe Sat 30-Apr-16 22:02:08


MsMermaid Sat 30-Apr-16 22:16:51

I quite like nutmeg.

I'm so excited. grinThey're my birthday present. I've never had guinea pigs before but have wanted them for years. grin Nobody other than dd2 shares my excitement, and she seems to have claimed one as hers.

MsMermaid Sat 30-Apr-16 22:19:07

I actually quite like all of the names people are suggesting. Dd2 vetoed biscuit or nut. She said I was being silly sad

Spottyladybird Sat 30-Apr-16 22:19:48




JennyOnAPlate Sat 30-Apr-16 22:34:26


biptinthebud Sat 30-Apr-16 22:37:46


biptinthebud Sat 30-Apr-16 22:38:31

Or ninja

MsMermaid Sun 01-May-16 08:32:05

I'm going with Ninja. We have a bit of a running joke about us all being sneaky ninjas in our house, so naming a guinea pig ninja is right up our street.

They're starting to get used to their new home now and are happily exploring. Dd2 keeps going to check on them and is enchanted by them climbing on their house etc.

SlowComfortableShrew Sun 01-May-16 08:33:49

Posh,Sporty,scary or baby?

EastMidsGPs Sun 01-May-16 08:39:41

Naming new piggies is soooo difficult isn't it? I have names 'in hand' ready for a newcomer and then decide it is not really their name smile
We've had all sorts over the years ... all get to know their names but some choose to ignore them - yes i am referring to you Sadiehmm
Just bear in mind .. if you ever had to visit the vet, and you have a vet like ours, you can feel a little uncomfortable if they call out the patient's name for the consultation .... have been blushblush at having to answer to Squeak EastMids.
from visiting here i want some boys .. have decided their names will be Stan and Caleb .... only a dream at the moment as OH has told me firmly NO ... we shall see wink

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 01-May-16 19:24:12

They are gorgeous (I'm trying to hink of the shortlist of names we had before we met our girls. We knew we were getting sows but no idea of colour/coat)

I love Nutmeg
Ninja was the name DS gave to 'his' guinea (that I repossesed because DS was a bad guinea-dad hmm
His NN was "NinjaBread" (to rhyme with Gingerbread grin )

My backburner name (for the piggie I'm never going to have according to DH, but when our trio whittles to one, he'll need a rethink ) is "Tarragon"

JellyMouldJnr Sun 01-May-16 22:05:30

Pickles, like the beatrix potter book?

MsMermaid Sun 01-May-16 22:14:52

They've been getting more adventurous as the day goes on. They're exploring their cage, trying some veggies, carrot seems to be the favourite so far.

They are squabbling a bit too, which I hadn't really expected. Nothing major but one has chased the other a few times.

I feel a bit like a new parent, not quite sure why anyone would trust me with a living creature so small and vulnerable, but they're so little and cute.gringrin

AtSea1979 Sun 01-May-16 22:17:59

You've named them Ginger Ninja?

MsMermaid Sun 01-May-16 22:43:01

Is there something wrong with that? Is there an offensive meaning that I'm not aware of? Dh was quite often called a ginger ninja by his mates when he was younger (not now cos his ginger hair went rather grey), always affectionately, often mocking his slight clumsiness.

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