View Poll Results: The name(s) of my pet(s) contain(s):

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  • One syllable.

    4 19.05%
  • Two syllables.

    13 61.90%
  • Three syllables.

    4 19.05%
  • Four syllables.

    2 9.52%
  • Variable (nicknames etc.)

    3 14.29%
  • None, I don't name animals.

    2 9.52%
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Thread: Pet Name Median Syllable Count Estimation Project

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    Question Pet Name Median Syllable Count Estimation Project

    Occurred to me earlier today that almost all of the cats I know have two-syllable names. This seems to be the norm. I would be surprised if two was not the average. It is probably the average for human names, even. But I am compelled to investigate further, and to expand the scope of the question to other animals that are not cats. Let's see.
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    I'll just count my dad's pets because I don't got any.

    Doris
    Hedda
    Frasse
    Findus

    All of them 2 syllables

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    Your dad keeps pet dwarves?
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    Boots, Alice, Eve, Cat, Sally, Zelda, Leon, Hello Kitty


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    Floquinho, Thor, Milk, Jolie, and despite all my protests, another Jolie because she looks identical to one that ran away.

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    To my parents' chagrin, I've always been a three-syllable cat-namer.
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    All 2-syllables here, except for the one adopted from a University vet training program who went from Mackeral to Jack.
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    Two syllable here. Same for the hamster and the dog.

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    I've heard somewhere that two syllabe names is the perfect lenght for a pet name because they can still recognize this word as their name or something like that? So I usually name mine like that too (currently having a Remy, Sitka and Karna).
    The exception being my black cat Arjuna who, then again I mostly call Juna for convenience sake so it still applies.

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    bruno, pepsi, whisky, tabby, püppi, lucky
    wow, now i do realize that all the pet names in my family are 2 syllables.
    even the cat that had 1 (Sam) was mostly called Sammy.
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    Bello and Pico for mine (short for Piccolo, but nobody called him that besides the vet). Short names are supposedly easier for pets to remember and identify with themselves,( not that I ever met a cat that would respond when called).

    My mother went for full-on names in her stray adoption project, though.
    Last edited by Deathhappens; July 30th, 2022 at 06:11 PM.

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    Cosmo Astro Vanda Raul Binho(nee Lion) Legolas Galadriel Pitoca Beck Pantufa Doraemon Mimi Pilsen Teo Nino Cenoura Preta Lisa Animal Zara Tite
    There are *many* more but those are all I remember
    Like honestly it's over 30 counting my whole family and all of the dead ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temflakes403 View Post
    Cosmo Astro Vanda Raul Binho(nee Lion) Legolas Galadriel Pitoca Beck Pantufa Doraemon Mimi Pilsen Teo Nino Cenoura Preta Lisa Animal Zara Tite
    This is just the name of some royalty, it's all one person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temflakes403 View Post
    Animal
    This one is my favorite.

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    Mister cat: three syllables
    Miss cat: two syllables
    my future cat Miss Frederica also known as Erika: four and three syllables
    my future cat Mr Raphaël Ambrosius Costeau: nine syllables (or wait is it ten?) and referred to with full name only

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    guess I should have put "four or more" in the poll option
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