Formally Named Pet
A pet which has Mister or Missus as its first name.


(permanent link) added: 2011-01-29 16:40:54 sponsor: randomsurfer (last reply: 2011-05-05 22:00:49)

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How do you show that your pet is special? When you want to go above and beyond a normal pet name, a formal title is the easiest way to add some sophistication. He's not just Fluffernutter, he's Mister Fluffernutter! You can usually expect such a pet to be a little lap dog or a pampered kitty.

Often overlaps with Mister Muffykins. The Right-Hand Cat is often a Formally Named Pet.

Examples:

Advertising
  • In this ad for Petsmart a man has an unseen pet named Mr. Barkey von Schnauzer.

Anime & Manga

Comic Books

Film

Games

Literature
  • Harry Potter: Filch has a pet cat, Mrs Norris.
  • In the Discworld book Making Money, Topsy Lavish's dog and eventual chairman of the bank is named Mr Fusspot.
  • Peter S. Beagle's Tamsin features a cat simply named Mister Cat.
  • From T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (and thus also from Cats), the magical Mr. Mistoffelees (the only one of all the cats in the book/musical to be named that way).
  • Harry Dresden's cat is named simply Mister.
  • Pippi Longstocking has her little monkey, Mr Nilsson.

Live Action TV Brittany on Glee has a cat named Mr. Tubbington.

Newspaper Comics

Video Games
  • Bioshock. Little Sisters call their pet Big Daddy "Mr. Bubbles".

Web Comics
  • Mr. Scruffy, Lord Shojo's cat in The Order of the Stick.
  • Sluggy Freelance: After surviving a horrible explosion, Bun-Bun temporarily loses his memory and is adopted by a family that renames him Mr. Fuzbutt.
  • This strip from Eerie Cuties mentions an ancient vampire queen who had a kitty named Mr. Boodles.

Western Animation

Questions/other comments

  • Would Mr. Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street count, do you all think? He's not a pet, and after his family showed up he was renamed into Aloysius Snuffleupagus, "Snuffy" to his friends.
  • Can't we expand this to official titles so that it includes Chairman Meow?
  • Literature: Noboru Wataya from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is named after the protagonist's brother in law.
    • Random Surfer asks: what if anything does "Noboru Wataya" mean? If it's not "Mr. Smith" or some such, I don't think it counts.
  • True Grit: The cat's name is General Sterling Price, after the American Civil War general of the same name.
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