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My husband and I have been watching Man vs. Wild lately and it’s hosted by a superhuman with an animal name: Bear Grylls. I also happen to be pregnant with our first child (sex still unknown) and my husband has been having fun thinking of every possible animal name that we could give our child.

I’m nearly positive we won’t give our child an animal name, but it has been fun thinking of the possibilities. Here’s what I’ve thought of: bear, wolf, griffin, cat, bunny (ew!)… My husband’s current favorite is Lion, which to me sounds like too much like “lying.”

I have a friend Heidi who’s named her two sons Hebrew names for animals: Ari (lion) and Zev (wolf). If my husband remains convinced on the animal thing, I think Heidi’s method is the way to go.

Any other good animal name suggestions? And please only semi-good ones – even though we love Entourage, we’d never name our kid Turtle.

  1. Anonymous

    January 22, 2007

    It’s rare that an animal name is complimentary. I think maybe it’s a thing from a different era–or a different continent. Gazelle. Ursula. Ermine.

  2. Anonymous

    January 22, 2007

    Duckie from Pretty in Pink

  3. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007

    Leo would work better for lion I think.
    If it’s a girl you could name her Alligator and call her Alli.

  4. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007

    If you want him to be a golf star – “Tiger”

  5. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007

    I agree with anonymous about having a good animal name, that’s why I’m not really a fan (unlike my husband).

    Heather, I’m laughing to hard right now at Alligator, especially since my last name is Aller – can you imagine? Alligator Aller (“oh, but call me Alli”). Tears are running down my cheeks…

  6. Anonymous

    January 23, 2007

    Michelle – Congratulations on your pregnancy! Jeremy and I are really excited for you. 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    January 27, 2007

    I know a 4 year old who named her little brother Badger. So cute.

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