Naming big bunnies creates controversy in the Mansor household, but compromise ends in warm fuzzies for all.
Naming Angora rabbits proves difficult for this New Jersey family.
My wife, Jill, and I live on 12 acres in southern New Jersey with cats, dogs, horses and rabbits. The rabbits were a recent addition. Jill wanted the big breed known as Angora rabbits. I wasn’t excited about having two 12-pound rabbits running around, but she got her way this time.
Jill wanted two female bunnies that she would call Faith and Truth, after themes in the Bible. However, Jill came home with two male bunnies— and she kept the names the same. I told her we could not name two males Faith and Truth, but Jill refused to change her mind.
A few months later it was time to have the rabbits fixed at the vet’s office. I was the one elected to take the cute creatures into the office for their procedures.
Embarrassed to tell the staff the names of these male bunnies, I quickly renamed them Freddy and Teddy. I figured at least their names start with an “F” and a “T.”
When I returned home, I told my wife of the impromptu name changes. This was followed by two hours of intense discussion about rabbit names.
Finally, I got a revelation and said, “Let’s name them Faithful Freddy and Truthful Teddy.” She said, “That works for me.”
As we ended the conversation and glanced at the rabbits, they gave us angelic looks. I’m sure they were thinking, “Just give us some peace and quiet…and a crunchy carrot or two.”
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