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05-10-2003, 10:00 PM
.....DECIDE ON A NAME FOR YOUR BIRD(s).
Just thought this would make an interesting discussion.
I'll start with:
My cockatiel, Snickers, was named after my favorite candy because she's so sweet.
My Budgies, Razzle and Dazzle, were named that because they are so beautiful together, one is blue and white, the other is white with some blue.
My green budgie, Chubbee, named because he is a rotund little porky.
My denim blue Budgie, Frisbee...because he flies aimlessly like a frisbee.
Marcel, my Pionus, came to us with that name. His original owners were French.
05-10-2003, 10:03 PM
Sophie was already named Sophie.
Pumpkin came inot my life on october 30. I called her Pumpkin October.
05-10-2003, 10:15 PM
My parakeet (Tweety) was named after the toon bird that is always outsmarting the cat. I thought it was appropriate, because of her high level of intelligence.
My B/G Maccaw (Taz) is named after the tazmanian devil (also a cartoon character), because he looks so animated. I guess it is his colors that make him look animated.
Our green cheek (Einstein) is named einstein , because he is so smart.
Our goffin (Angel) I am not sure why my mother gave her that name, I guess that Angel is soft and likes to cuddle so that is how she got her name.
05-10-2003, 10:28 PM
This is a neat poll
05-10-2003, 11:12 PM
Very interesting topic!
I'll start with my first bird, my budgie called Little Greeny. She is small and green. (I was only six when I named her, if that helps explain anything!) ;)
My next budgie is named Spunky, which was my sister's idea because when we bought him, he was the "spunkiest" of the flock and originally hers, until she was fed up with paying for half of the food every time we bought it!
My last budgie was originally called "Bonnie Bluebonnet" (my mom came up with that...). However, once her cere started turning from pink to blue, we realized that "she" was now a "he" so we just shortened the name. And, of course, "Blue" is the color blue.
Next is my green-cheek conure, Kirby. I don't know how I came up with the name, it just popped into my head one day. For about six days we had come up with millions of names and tried them out, but none of them seemed to fit. My sister was set on calling him "Edwards" but I didnt' like that! After about a week I was desperate for a name I could call him because I was tired of referring to him as "My Bird" all the time, so just settled on my first idea, Kirby.
Last but not least is my blue-crowned conure, Mortie. He came to me after living with at least two other familes, possibly more, so already had a name. His full name was Mortimer J. Bird, but I didn't like that either, so call him "Mortie" although that's not much better! lol OH well.
05-11-2003, 12:30 AM
I named Hamlit because he is the bigest Ham I have ever seen that and I LOVE the play Hamlet.
05-12-2003, 11:52 AM
My 5 yr old son like to watch Dexter..I dont know if its a male but I dont have a plan to find out or breed it, anyway if it turns out that dexter is a female then I'm going to start calling her didi...:D
05-14-2003, 03:52 PM
05-14-2003, 03:54 PM
That si a great way to chose names. Sometimes you think the reason but find out you are completley wrong and you find out that their are great reasons for the name. I think Dexter is cute. UI wans't Laughing at the name just at what you said about having to name him DIDI. I love stories of birds and bird names.
05-14-2003, 04:26 PM
I love interesting topic to discuss.....I am trying to think of some more to start.
05-14-2003, 05:36 PM
my first 2 budgies were jack and jill....one was a boy and one was a girl...at the age of 5, there aren't many boy and girl names that you can relate together.
then i got jake...he was named after a crow in a movie that i saw with my dad a few years ago. his middle name was theodore...my best friend wanted him to be called alvin but i didn't like that name...i decided to choose another chipmunk and make that his middle name.
sam's name was pretty boy when i got him, but i wasn't to fond of it. I'jm more of the human sounding names, so i just picked samuel. his middle name is simon, the 3rd chipmunk.
05-14-2003, 05:42 PM
That is so cute how you named them.
05-14-2003, 08:19 PM
I agree! I guess you got more creative as you got older, lol! ;)
05-14-2003, 11:25 PM
Okay, I guess its my turn. I named my parakeet,prettygirl,because she is just so pretty. I always would say" oh what a pretty girl." We were told she was a she? But it turns out she is a he?LOL. She has blue spots on her checks and she is green with a long tail with blue on the underneith. Her head is yellow and green,with black stripes going long way. Next is my Parrot. Sunni sounded so good, because she has a yellow and orange belly. Under her wings are yellow. the rest of her body is light green that turnes into dark green and her head is grey and by her profile she looks like an eagle. So sunni reminded me of the sunshine. And last but not least,Pearl. My cockatiel,she looks like a strand of Pearls,so thats why her name is Pearl.She's a white face. This was really fun!
05-15-2003, 08:08 AM
I all depends on the cere(the fleshy part above the beak where the nostrils are)
If that is blue it is a male.
If it is brown or pinkish it is a female.
05-15-2003, 09:47 AM
Roseanne,sometimes it turnes blue (depending on the weather) and other times its brown. That is so weired. My friend came over once and said, oh your girl is a boy. She showed me and she had a blue cere. That is only once in a while? I never seen it blue for very long? Why do you think? right now its like pink.
05-15-2003, 10:29 AM
Allison (Birdygirl) wrote the fact about the cere color, not me. However, It is true that the males have a definite blue cere. I have found that 3 of my budgies are male and my 1 female has a pinkish/beige cere.
I am not sure about your bird's changing cere color, I wonder if Birdygirl knows more than I do?
Your fellow birdy mom,
05-15-2003, 10:35 AM
Oh I am sorry, Allison,why do you think this happens to pretty girl? Sometime I get all mixed up! Thanks for such great advice all!!!!
05-15-2003, 12:56 PM
Our first budgies were Pete and Andy. After seven years, they began to mate. We were so shocked at the site of an egg in the cage, when it hatched, we named him Egg. The next baby we named Watto (a Star Wars character he looked like, before he had feathers), then came babies Bus (all yellow),Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine. As you can see we ran out of ideas. We gave Six, Seven and Eight to our avian vet, and Nine became Niner. Our pair became a flock!
05-15-2003, 01:42 PM
Sleeepy2, how funny! lol I love the names! he-he
05-15-2003, 07:09 PM
So is pretty girl a girl?
05-15-2003, 07:12 PM
I don't know? I asked why it turnes blue at times and then its pink or brown? It never stays blue. Only weather depending?
05-16-2003, 06:13 AM
Who old is pretty girl? That happened to pumpkin before she was one year old. I would get a DNA test to sort this out.
05-16-2003, 11:04 AM
She is about 5 years old. Her cere was always pink,in the first year,then after a while it turned blue during the season change. Thats what I ment when I said weather!
Love Bird B
05-23-2003, 01:50 PM
Perky was already named, although we call her a lot of other things:
Birdeye -a variation of Birdy.
Brat- She knows what she wants and how to get it!
Peep- Because she makes such cute peeping sounds.
Henny- She's been the forever nesting hen, shredding anything she can, when she can. We can't get her interested in anything else because she's a Brat. See Brat.
Yellow Bird -Because she's mostly yellow and I sing the Yellow Bird song to her a lot, even though that song was about a male yellow bird -way up in banana tree.
Bigshot- She thinks she owns us, and she's correct!
05-23-2003, 02:58 PM
How cute! Gail, from what you said, maybe you should consider changing your budgie's name to "Pretty Boy"! When budgies are young their ceres are pink, but once they're older then they change to blue for males, and a brownish color for females. So, if Pretty Girl's cere has been blue for awhile, then "she's" a male. :)
05-23-2003, 03:02 PM
Oops, guess I didn't read the above posts close enough. I would still think though that if it's been blue before then PrettyGirl is a male, but am not completely sure. How often does it change color??
05-24-2003, 10:37 AM
I've heard that budgies ceres can change color depending on their mood. When budgies are kept seperatley, they can change from feeling masculine to feminine, which also changes their cere. I read this in a bird magazine. Has anyone else heard this?
When I got my Amazon, Loki, he was evil. Having been neglected for most of his life, he was nasty and wanted me dead. Hence the name Loki, The Angel of Death. ( From the movie Dogma )
My Pionus, Fiona, was named after Fiona Apple, one of my favorite singers. Apple's music is often depressing and angry, and Fiona was most certainly both of these things when I got her.
My Dusky-headed Conure, Dunstan, got his name from the book Silas Marner, a classic from the previous century. I fell in love with the name, and couldn't give it up.
Not that I'm planning on getting any more birds, but if I do I've already selected names. :) I love the name Trinity ( from the Matrix trilogy, one of my favorites ), and Tierza ( from the old movie Ben-Hur ). I like to think ahead!
06-08-2003, 01:13 PM
When we had our cockatiels...we named them Glasty & Sydney. Our oldest son (now 10 yrs old) was only 4 yrs old at the time and he liked the name Glasty (we think he just made it up) so we ended up naming our grey cockatiel GLASTY. When we got another cockatiel, we named her SYDNEY because they originated from Australia.
Then came our lovebird, BIJOU. He was so little, sweet and cute so we named him Bijou -- french for jewel.
We named our blue-headed pionus RIO because they are from South America, mainly Brazil ... hence, Rio (From Rio de Janiero).
06-08-2003, 01:15 PM
P.S. This is a great topic, Roseanne .... :)
06-08-2003, 06:52 PM
I also thought it was a good topic. I love thinking about bird names.
Also, I try to think of topics to post that will spur the imagination or create great conversation.
Thought your birdie names were great.....especially "RIO".