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Old 05-16-2019, 07:36 PM
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Names for a pet, with "white color" connotations?


I need names for an animal, where the defining factor is a pure white coat. This is a female, although androgynous names are welcome. Any language is welcome.

Back story: I'm breeding a less well-known species of rodent (African soft furred rats, or ASFs) and finally hit a big personal goal of getting self (solid colored) in an all white individual. Not albino; she has black eyes.

Scoff, but they haven't been domesticated yet and don't have the rainbow available in regular rats or mice. I think I have the first/only self ASF in my state, which is neat-o for the rodent breeding community. Admittedly a small tribe.

I just recently bred her opposite - solid ASF in dark brown - so feel free to suggest names for them, too!
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Angelica for the female and Damion for the male?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:48 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:50 PM
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Snow is an obvious one, as is Blanca. Ooo, expand Ulfreida's Bianca to Miss Bianca (from The Rescuers).

From here: https://www.behindthename.com/names/meaning/white the ones I like are: Arwyn, Blanche, and Guinevere.

From here: https://wagwalking.com/name/dog-names-meaning-white Blizzard, Frost, and Pearl. Also Buttermilk.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:57 PM
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I like Arwyn and Pearl.

May I possibly trouble you for a picture of your lovely furred friends?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:58 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:59 PM
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Fokey. short for 4,000 kelvin.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:01 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:17 PM
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Call them both Mokona.

https://www.google.com/search?q=moko...iw=360&bih=512
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:08 PM
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Beck has always sounded great to me
I have very pale blond to silver hair. And I'm not an albino either.

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:15 PM
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Pure white, so... Blackie?

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:25 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:33 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:46 PM
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I second "Bianca." It is the feminine Italian form of "white", after all.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:58 PM
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Various foreign words meaning white

Ak (Turkish)
Albus (Latin)
Baltums (Latvian)
Bela (Macedonian)
Bodas (Sundanese)
Branco (Portuguese)
Cad (Somali)
Chena (Shona)
Dawb (Hmong)
Fotsy (Malagasy)
Funfun (Yoruba)
Geal (Irish)
Gwyn (Welsh)
Hvid (Danish)
Ke'o-ke'o (Hawaiian)
Khaw (Thai)
Lefko (Greek)
Niveus (Latin)
Pandhara (Marathi)
Pur (Romanian)
Puti (Filipino)
Safeda (Punjabi)
Seto (Nepali)
Shiro (Japanese)
Spitak (Armenian)
Telupu (Telugu)
Tetri (Georgian)
Trang (Vietnamese)
Ucha (Igbo)
Valko (Finnish)
Veḷḷai (Tamil)
Wit (Afrikaans)
Zoreya (Chichewa)
Zuri (Basque)
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Brownyn is from a Welsh name, meaning "white / fair breasted"
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:57 PM
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My all white ball python is named Cracker. I make no apologies for that.
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Various foreign words meaning white
Albus (Latin)
Branco (Portuguese)
Niveus (Latin)

Alba, Branca and Nivea respectively, being a lady. In Portuguese the gent's color is Castanho; Marrón or Castaño in Spanish. Castanho/Castaño also means the chestnut tree, and chestnuts are marrons (marron singular) in French.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:11 AM
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Oh, looks like I'm not the first to suggest that. In that case: Coconut.

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Old 05-17-2019, 02:59 AM
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Natal multimammate mice? How about something regionally appropriate?


Ifu (more-or-less ee-foo) is Zulu for cloud (the Zulu for white is mhlophe but I reckon that'll be a lot harder for most people to pronounce. the -hl- is like Welsh -ll- )

The Swahili for white is nyeupe, again hard to pronounce, but for cloud it's wingu.

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And for the brown one, insundu (in-soon-doo) is literally the Zulu for "dark-brown beast"...

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Brownyn is from a Welsh name, meaning "white / fair breasted"
Minor nitpick... It's Bronwyn.
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There is a mythological Branwen ferch Llyr.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:56 AM
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If we're talking soft and white I think Cotton would work well

I do like the name Ifu and reserve the right to steal it for future use

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How about, "Cracker"?
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:24 AM
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Minor nitpick... It's Bronwyn.
Yeah, I typoed that, and didn’t catch it (it was late, and I was tired). Thank you!
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Natal multimammate mice? How about something regionally appropriate?


Ifu (more-or-less ee-foo) is Zulu for cloud (the Zulu for white is mhlophe but I reckon that'll be a lot harder for most people to pronounce. the -hl- is like Welsh -ll- )

The Swahili for white is nyeupe, again hard to pronounce, but for cloud it's wingu.
Wow, I wasn't expecting anyone to even know what the hell I was talking about, let alone to be familiar with the other term for 'em.

I rarely hear/read anyone use "multimammate" and wonder, is it regional? Are you in the U.S. if I may ask?

And for whoever asked for pics, here's my lovely little lady, with one of her spotted cagemates. The other pic shows the more familiar coloration: a band or "saddle" of brown or reddish across their backs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9542d09018.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...3dc8c08814.jpg
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Bruce or Sheila.
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My all white ball python is named Cracker. I make no apologies for that.
In the late '60s, my mom (white woman) worked as a secretary for a black man. My parents got a pair of kittens, one black and one white. While mulling over names, Mom's boss said the black one should be named Bib, "black is beautiful." Then he said the white one should be named Cracker. And that is how my parents' cats got their names.
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I rarely hear/read anyone use "multimammate" and wonder, is it regional?
It's more of a technical or descriptive term. In the part of their home region I'm familiar with, they're just called "field mouse". They're awfully common as a wild species.
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Snow is an obvious one, as is Blanca. Ooo, expand Ulfreida's Bianca to Miss Bianca (from The Rescuers).
My first thought was Snowball, a reference to The Simpsons (where the "original" Snowball, based on a vision Bart had where he was ascending to heaven, had white fur).

The next "obvious" choice is Ghost, from Game of Thrones (in fact, the name is given in the first chapter of the first book of the series).
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My first thought was Snowball, a reference to The Simpsons (where the "original" Snowball, based on a vision Bart had where he was ascending to heaven, had white fur).
Snowball was the black private in Full Metal Jacket, the object of some of the sergeant's unique brand of humour:
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— Sir, Private Brown, sir!

— Bullshit! From now on you're Private Snowball. Do you like that name?

— Sir, yes, sir!

— Well there's one thing that you won't like, Private Snowball: they don't serve fried chicken and watermelon on a daily basis in my mess hall.

— Sir, yes, sir!
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In Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits, there's a tradition of naming the women in the family some variation on "white;" IIRC, there was a Blanca, an Alba, and a Clara (really "clear," not white, but close enough.)
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Coke.

Years ago (like thirty or thirty-five years ago), my uncle, then a police officer, adopted a police dog due for retirement. The dog was a white (maybe albino, I don't know) Generman shepherd.

His kids, my cousins, loved that dog. But its name had been, I swear, Cocaine. White dog, white powder, you get it.

Fortunately, it answered to Coke, and the kids were told that the dog was named Coke after the soda. No reason given. No problem.
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Pure white, so... Blackie?
This guy's got the right idea. Other good choices are Ebony, Onyx, and Sable.
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