I've noticed that many of you choose such elegant names! Many of you seem to have themes, or you look through lists of names to find something meaningful. I am way more prosaic. I name them after family members & friends, or musicians! Except for Tia, who got named because the white mark on her tummy looked a bit like a T, and Janie because she just looked like a Janie to me. Two little girls I adopted came already names after classical music composers, so I kept their names. I'd love to hear about any other ways that Forum members choose pet names.