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Need name ideas for a parrot Edit: Now with a picture!

MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So tomorrow I'm gonna go see a baby Greenwing Macaw that I'm probably buying and if I do, I'm obviously going to have to come up with a name. The bird has been dna sexed, so I do know that shes a female.
I also have a Sun Conure named Bird and a female Eclectus named Pazuzu. Somehow they were easy to name but I'm coming up blank on names for the Macaw.



So, anyone got any ideas?


Edit:

Now with inspirational; picture!!

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited August 2008
  • ThylacineThylacine Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I'd suggest waiting and spending some time with it until something comes to you. I let my husband name the last kitten we got...it took him quite awhile, a week or two. But he came up with a great name that really suited her.

    Alternatively name it Squawkbox. I think that's cute.

  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Thylacine wrote: »
    I'd suggest waiting and spending some time with it until something comes to you. I let my husband name the last kitten we got...it took him quite awhile, a week or two. But he came up with a great name that really suited her.

    Alternatively name it Squawkbox. I think that's cute.

    Yeah, I totally agree. I'm just trying to jump start my brain.

  • WerewulfyWerewulfy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    C'mon, should be obvious.

    Name it Polly. It's the parrot form of ironically naming your dog Spot or Rover or something bland, but it's for a parrot. No one gets to do it for a parrot.

  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    One of the parrots I already have is named Bird.

  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Birds have such distinct personalities (especially larger parrots like Macaws) that I'm really with Thylacine on waiting a bit to see what she's like before deciding on a name.

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Name him Loquacious of Borg.

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  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Name him Quark.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    "Monty" or "Cleese" in honor of the Dead Parrot sketch.

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  • Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Repeat

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  • Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User
    edited August 2008
  • saggiosaggio Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Dumbledore.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Phoenix (but say it phonectially, like "Fa-Hoe-Nix").

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  • QuirkQuirk Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Macawly

    Alright, that made me laugh

    Also call her Rover

    Or P-fer

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    My aunt and uncle have a blue and gold macaw called Snickers

  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    My mom has kept and bred numerous parrots. Here are the names we had for them:

    Rosie
    Pecos
    Mohawk
    Keno
    Nana (it would respond whenever we would say Nana)
    Lolo
    Peanut
    Rover (this was our grey african red tail parrot that would curse in spanish)

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    At a zoo nearby they always name animals in their country of origin's native language. It's usually nothing amazing when translated, just "Special" or "Brave" etc. but I bet you could find some cool names for her.

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  • Limp mooseLimp moose Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    name her beaky

  • skyybahamutskyybahamut Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Feathers McBeak

    Talon

    ???

    Beacky?

    Laserbeak?

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, I got to go meet the birdo today. She's still really young (like just opened her eyes a few days ago young) so she looks kinda like the baby raptors at the beginning of Jurassic Park. Can't really pick up on any personality quirks yet. But there is one identifying feature, one of her toes never grew a claw. I'll try to have pictures on Monday.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Call her "Fingers".

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    KFC?

    I sometimes name pets after the food they'd taste good as... I had a pet bantam chicken when I was 8 called Crispy Skin...

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  • WerewulfyWerewulfy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well, I got to go meet the birdo today. She's still really young (like just opened her eyes a few days ago young) so she looks kinda like the baby raptors at the beginning of Jurassic Park. Can't really pick up on any personality quirks yet. But there is one identifying feature, one of her toes never grew a claw. I'll try to have pictures on Monday.

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    edited August 2008
  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    CoreysGWM03.jpg

    I did have an idea of my own today: Drumstick.

  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    The best name for female Ecclectus Parrots is Tuesday. But this is a macaw and the name is mine, so that's out.

    Chozo is proabbly the name of choice, because without feathers, the resemblance is uncanny. Or perhaps Samus as that's easier to say.

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I have a female eclectus that I named Pazuzu.

  • theultimateendtheultimateend Registered User
    edited August 2008
    CoreysGWM03.jpg

    I did have an idea of my own today: Drumstick.

    That poor little bird looks like it is about to get cooked :(.

    So I suppose I'll suggest Cookie.

    Because frankly I like cookies...and that bird looks pre-cooked...so yeah...you cook cookies.

    Oh man...

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Based solely on that picture, your bird definitely looks like an Oxnard

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Wait a minute, he's missing one claw?

    His name is Frodo.

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Tarantio wrote: »
    Wait a minute, he's missing one claw?

    His name is Frodo.

    Heh. That or Altaïr, right.

  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Tarantio wrote: »
    Wait a minute, he's missing one claw?

    His name is Frodo.

    With my pets (the ones I named, anyway) I looked for an identifying feature, and failing inspiration waited to get a feel for their personality. Except the axolotl, who was named Scytale by default.

  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Aw, wow, I didn't know she was that young.

    Are you going to handfeed her yourself?

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No, the breeder is gonna do the hand feeding. Macaws can be tricky to hand feed and are prone to stuff like yeast infections if you don't do it right.

  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh wait, though, this is a she, not a he.

    Frodette?

    I can't think of any prominent female characters missing a finger.

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  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No, the breeder is gonna do the hand feeding. Macaws can be tricky to hand feed and are prone to stuff like yeast infections if you don't do it right.

    Ah, that's good. She'll be really cute once she gets her feathers in! Can't think of any name ideas at the moment.

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Haha

    Oxnard is good

    I would have said Reginald

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm not 100% yet, but I am starting to seriously consider the name "Drumstick."

  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Chozo. I got a serious Metroid vibe looking at her.

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