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Short story: Because my sister and I have meat rabbits, we didn't name our breeders for a long time (so we wouldn't become attached to them). When we would be gone a day or two for 4h or ffa events, it was difficult to give instructions on how to take care of certain rabbits to our mom. She didn't understand terms like what "broken" ment, and so we refered to that doe as "the cow colored one". That doe was also a very skittish type, and forethere earned her name "Coward".

Since then, our critters have always earned their names. There was always a memory or story that would forever tag along with them. To me, it's a part of that rabbit I will never forget. Personality, it means a whole lot more to me than picking a name (but of course there's nothing wrong with that 😊). Just suggesting; good luck finding a name for the cutie!
 

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My rabbits names are:
Uno, Coward, Beanie, Pet Rabbit, Buckaroo, Bad Boy Bucks (Triple B), Tucker, Brittany, and Little Axle.
I try to include "Buck" in the name for my boys so that people don't get thwm confused with the does.
 

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I'm pretty bad at giving names, my first ones I called after their colours or body type - Schwarze, Rote, Dicker (Black, Red, Fatty (stocky NZ buck), although Black earned herself the name Fury, my smallest rabbit, 10yo now, but still thinks she's the boss.
Magda just reminded me of a stereotypical farmers daughter, character wise, and my current breeding does are Chantal and Ruth, one named after the stereotype connected with the name, the other after someone I know.
My house rabbits are Dotty (dots on her forehead were the way I could single her out from her siblings), my late buck was named Herr Hase Mr. Rabbit), and the new one living in my house since december still doesn't have a name.
 

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Short story: Because my sister and I have meat rabbits, we didn't name our breeders for a long time (so we wouldn't become attached to them). When we would be gone a day or two for 4h or ffa events, it was difficult to give instructions on how to take care of certain rabbits to our mom. She didn't understand terms like what "broken" ment, and so we refered to that doe as "the cow colored one". That doe was also a very skittish type, and forethere earned her name "Coward".

Since then, our critters have always earned their names. There was always a memory or story that would forever tag along with them. To me, it's a part of that rabbit I will never forget. Personality, it means a whole lot more to me than picking a name (but of course there's nothing wrong with that 😊). Just suggesting; good luck finding a name for the cutie!
Awe! Love this story!
 

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I'm pretty bad at giving names, my first ones I called after their colours or body type - Schwarze, Rote, Dicker (Black, Red, Fatty (stocky NZ buck), although Black earned herself the name Fury, my smallest rabbit, 10yo now, but still thinks she's the boss.
Magda just reminded me of a stereotypical farmers daughter, character wise, and my current breeding does are Chantal and Ruth, one named after the stereotype connected with the name, the other after someone I know.
My house rabbits are Dotty (dots on her forehead were the way I could single her out from her siblings), my late buck was named Herr Hase Mr. Rabbit), and the new one living in my house since december still doesn't have a name.
Thank you for explaining the reasoning behind you names! That gives me ideas.
 

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To start out with, we named each kit in a litter alphabetically, as in A, B, C, D, E, and F. When we decided to keep one, we chose a name based on the letter she received as a kit. Our original breeders also came with names, which we kept in honor of where they came from. We tend to name any kits that we think we might keep with something generic so that it is easier to talk about them. If we decide to keep them then we work out a name that reflects their personality and something about the nickname they had before. Our breeders now are named:
Fletcher
Nevada
Sebastian
Sand (in your eye)
Slipper
Allegory (of the cave)

We have two bucks that we aren't sure if they will be keepers or meat, so for now they are named Black Boi and Brown Boi. If we end up keeping either of them then they will probably get upgraded names.
 

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I also have a hard time naming them. I have a new buck that is still called "New Guy" . . . I had a litter for sale that were of age at Christmas, so they all had Christmas names "Sparkle, Tinsel, Cocoa, Nutmeg, Eggnog, Marley, Tiny Tim"

I wanted to keep 2 does (well, 3, but one turned out to be a buck LOL) and they were named "Paisley" and "Nutmeg" but I didn't like "Nutmeg" and since she has a white spot on her forehead that is shaped exactly like an arrow, her name is now "Pocahontas" ... not the best name, but I couldn't think of any other 'Indian / Native American" name.

Then I realized that they are both "P" names, and maybe it would be a good idea to pick a letter and name all the rabbits from that litter with the same initial letter so I could more easily keep track of which ones were the same age. All the ones with the same letter are the same year. This would work for 26 years LOL

Good luck with the names, and keep us posted.

- Liz
 
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Oh, I have a giant doe (well, giant to me - 12 lbs) and her name is Gertie, because she was in a long hanging cage and would run from one end to the other causing the cage to buck and swing. So her name is from "Galloping Gertie"

Becky is my tiny doe (4 lbs) who is super sweet and friendly (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms)

Darla is a bitch. . . . She is named after the little girl on the "Little Rascals" who I never cared for. haha.
 

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Oh, I have a giant doe (well, giant to me - 12 lbs) and her name is Gertie, because she was in a long hanging cage and would run from one end to the other causing the cage to buck and swing. So her name is from "Galloping Gertie"

Becky is my tiny doe (4 lbs) who is super sweet and friendly (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms)

Darla is a bitch. . . . She is named after the little girl on the "Little Rascals" who I never cared for. haha.
Haha!
 

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