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    common animal names

    I am wondering if there are any common animal names. Some common ones in the USA are fido for a dog or Mr/Mrs wiskers for a cat, etc...
    In my Russian book they have a dog named belka. Just wondering...
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    Right now I can think of

    Dogs: Bobik, Tuzik

    Cats: Murka, Barsik
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    Белка и Стрелка are the first dogs that flew into space and came back in 1960.

    Шарик is a common name for not pedigree dogs.

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    Полкан (for dogs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexei
    Белка и Стрелка are the first dogs that flew into space and came back in 1960.

    Шарик is a common name for not pedigree dogs.
    I remember a famous Russian "space" dog named Лайка. I always thought that she was the first dog in space!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Старик
    I remember a famous Russian "space" dog named Лайка. I always thought that she was the first dog in space!?
    Yes, she was the first but she didn't come back , Belka and Strelka were the first that came back.
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    I named my first cat - мучача-) I know it`s means by spanish somthing like guy.The other cat name is блинчик (battercake) since one is red-haired and plane faced.-)
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    A "Muchacha" is a girl. "Muchacho" is a boy.

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    hahahahah ? The dog didn't come back ? hahahaha so like... is she still floating out in space somwhere ? hahahah what if aliens find her, and they are like

    "DJc sfukq 149kfsdmc !"
    "! hei9124 fk9as ! ?"
    And then they are like

    "yeh d91859 cksh 02Ж789dfk qr0йлсsgjdiIIiiIIIIIIIII ?"
    "jfisd0g j ! dkd jg90d kg ..."

    Poor doggy.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I also heard that in russia, people don't name their dogs / cats human names...

    I told alexei that my dog was named Max and he was like "man that's wierd" and i was like "meh".
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    "hahahahah ? The dog didn't come back ? hahahaha so like... is she still floating out in space somwhere ? hahahah what if aliens find her, and they are like

    "DJc sfukq 149kfsdmc !"
    "! hei9124 fk9as ! ?"
    And then they are like

    "yeh d91859 cksh 02Ж789dfk qr0йлсsgjdiIIiiIIIIIIIII ?"
    "jfisd0g j ! dkd jg90d kg ..."

    Poor doggy."

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    I've recalled one human name for cats - Васька. Pretty common in the country.
    There's even a proverb - "А Васька слушает, да ест".

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    My neighbors dog is named Никита. SHE is a Scottish Terrier.
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    My friend's mum has a pedigree chowchow and being a snooty person she likes to tell everyone she meets what its name is - she goes it's Robin of Great Moor (or something equally silly) and I go Robin, well, that'll be Bob, right, well, then it'll be Bobik in Russian (in Russian бобик is a popular enough name for mongrel). Talk about a putdown of a century, eh.
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    I dont think that Robin is shortened as Bob, but hilarious nontheless.
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    That reminded me of T. S. Eliot's poem

    The Naming of Cats

    The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
    It isn't just one of your holiday games;
    You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
    When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
    First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
    Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
    Such as Victor or Jonathan, or George or Bill Bailey -
    All of them sensible everyday names.
    There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
    Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
    Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter -
    But all of them sensible everyday names.
    But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
    A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
    Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
    Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
    Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
    Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
    Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum -
    Names that never belong to more than one cat.
    But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
    And that is the name that you never will guess;
    The name that no human research can discover -
    But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
    When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
    The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
    His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
    Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
    His ineffable effable
    Effanineffable
    Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartdude
    I dont think that Robin is shortened as Bob, but hilarious nontheless.
    "However as a child my family nick named me Bobby (short for Robin) ever since I
    was a small lad. And so friends shortened that yet again to Bob. ... " (http://www.bobjude.co.uk/bobjude/start/personal.html)

    I have an English friend whose name is Robert but everyone calls him Robin or Bob. BTW, check this link out for other diminutives of that name: http://www.nireland.com/anne.johnston/Diminutives.htm
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    I had never heard that before, but itś good to know .
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