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What’s in a name: Popular Southern Pet Names
Sep 26/16

What’s in a name: Popular Southern Pet Names Posted by: Hedi Hemenway | 14 Comments

What’s in a pet’s name? Well, nothing less than his or her identity, it turns out. Whether it’s FiFi or Killer, Moose or Tiny, the name we give our pet rests in our hands and their future, so it’s not to be taken lightly. So, with that in mind, here are some of our favorite Southern Pet Names, broken into categories, that we’ve used or encountered over the years.

Flowers: Magnolia, Daisy, Azalea

Animals: Bear, Moose, Cricket

Food: Grits, Biscuit, Honey

People: Colonel, Hank, Elvis

Places: Dallas, Georgia, Memphis

Colors: Red, Blue, Copper

 What are some of your favorite Southern pet names?


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By Paula Martin
Paula Martin was born and raised in Arkansas and received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans. She is a writer, teacher, mom, barefoot trail runner, martial artist, and free-thinker always packed and ready for the next adventure. 



Lisa on November 01 2016 at 03:16PM

My two cats are Rhett and Scarlett!

Nadine on October 30 2016 at 11:04PM


Jay Marett on October 26 2016 at 07:56PM


Amy on October 26 2016 at 03:55PM

My dog is named Harlan after Harlan county Kentucky where the show justified takes place. I feel like that’s pretty country.

Amy on October 26 2016 at 10:12AM

My dogs :MayBelle, Maisy, and Cash
My chickens :Earl, Dixie, Clementine, Thelma, Louise and Remington.

Natalie on October 25 2016 at 09:03PM


Kalisah on October 24 2016 at 08:57PM

Shelby. She’ll-beeee

Jill on October 24 2016 at 07:06PM

All Beer Names: Genesee, Molson, Murphy, Foster, and Kaiser!

Sarah on October 22 2016 at 05:06PM

Deacon. :)

Mo on October 21 2016 at 10:58AM

Almost forgot… Booger!!

Mo on October 21 2016 at 10:56AM

Hershel &. Waylon

Ron on October 20 2016 at 05:32PM

Wheeler , after Gen. Joe Wheeler
Miss Belle , full name Lick Creek’s Belle of the Ball

Erica on October 06 2016 at 11:36AM


Rita on October 02 2016 at 05:14PM



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