What is in a name? Peafowl naming inspiration!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, first some background info on a "thing" of mine. I like to put quite a bit of emphasis on names. Names are important to me. I know it sounds weird, but I can be weird about certain things. I enjoy "different" names, very rarely will you see me name a dog Buddy, Fido, Max, etc. I worked in a vet office for over a year and the same names get monotonous after a while. I love names with meaning behind them or a story. I like names that deal with mythology or old stories. I know, I'm sounding weirder by the minute.

    Well, my delima is that I have a "special" peafowl hatching tomorrow. It was the only egg to develop thus far and it will be my very first peafowl. I put a TON of consideration into naming my "special" animals. No, I don't research and name every chook in the flock, but the special ones get good names. Sometimes the names just come out and they name themselves, like an old rooster I ate that I called Hateful one day and it just stuck. But other times, like when I named our German Shepherd I like to know the meanings behind the names. Our German Shepherds original name was Max, after a few days of hard looking and reading his name was changed to Axel, which stems from Alexander.

    This peafowl will be my first peafowl. It will be a India Blue. And if it survives it will most likely be quite dear to me(aren't all our first's). He will be hatching alone as all the other eggs died.

    Give me some names, and the meaning or stories behind them and why you think they would fit.

    LOL [​IMG] Thanks everyone, this should get fun..

    -Kim
     
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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee, I'm horrible at names - I usually come up with something really witty like 'Buffy' for the buff chicken or Ms White for the white one. Oh, let's not forget "Ms Splash". Guess what color she is?? [​IMG]

    Maybe I'll get some inspiration on what to name my own peafowl - we've had them months now and I just call them 'lady' and 'buddy' when I go out in their pen.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If its a girl, you could name it Gaia? She's the Greek Titan of the Earth. She is the mother of all the other Titans too, since she was one of the first why not name yours that? [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to look up how to pronounce that one, but that's fine. [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    LOL---> Mrs. Splash..

    -Kim
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, I know what you mean, any special bird of mine takes like weeks to properly name since I gotta get a feel for character etc first and then research forever and ever.

    My First peahen(who I still have) is named "Aurica" - which is Arabic and means "Golden child/ Sweetheart". She is most beloved pet, leash trained and just fun to have around.

    I will go and look for my naming list, I have a list with at least 30 different names in different languages all with meaning etc. Just gotta go find it....
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Gaia is pronounced like Guy-uh.. its kind of simple once you think about it [​IMG]
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You could name her/him Indie or Indy...there are 3 wild species ...The Indian, the Green and the Congo..The Indian and the Green are the most vibrant colors....
     
  8. goddinfla

    goddinfla Out Of The Brooder

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    My peacock is named Pavel after Pavel Kubina, a hockey player. The peahens are Penelope and Pocahontas. How can you name a p-fowl anything but a P-name?
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm glad I am not the only one! LOL

    I love your peahen's name! Please share the list once you've found it.

    I was afraid I was the only one who "worried" about finding the "right" name. [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really appreciate this everyone.

    I thought that's how Gaia was pronounced, I just wanted to be sure. You know how sometimes letters don't sound the same in other languages and I wanted to be sure that wasn't the case.

    Pavel, Penelope, and Pocahontas, the peafowl. LOL. That's quite a bit of P's. LOL

    Am I the only one that hears/reads Indie/Indy and immediately thinks of Indian Jones? LOL Maybe it's just because I watched the latest movie. [​IMG]

    -Kim
     

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