So it looks like I'll likely be getting a pair of rats in the fall. Maybe. Depends on what the landlady says, and whether I can teach enough lessons to not spend other people's money on such a superfluous enterprise.
Anyway I'd prefer themed names. For ratkins I like fancy names and creatively unfancy names. For instance, my mom named her rat Susan. That's pretty boring! I'd rather name my rats Zelda and Pandora except that a. I want to name my daughters those and b. I actually know people with rats named Zelda and Pandora.
I'm also okay with giving them boys' names
So, what would you do if you were me?
Here are ideas I have.
Tosca and Aïda (two famous operas)
Nymphadora and... Andromeda?
Dorabella and Fiordiligi (main characters of a mozart opera)
Despina and Dovila
Despina and Zerlina (two Mozart opera characters)
Poppea and Euridice (very early opera characters)
Tea&Cakes and Isis (like from that Eliot poem)
Toccata and Fugue
Sonata and Allegro
Christabel and Geraldine (from Christabel)
Clara and Fanny (this is the obvious choice; unfortunately I know a kid with cats named this and it would make me a poser)
Peppermint and Schnapps
Nadia and Lili (except I already had fish named these!)
Sir Simon and His Holiness The Pope (Simon Rattle is a conductor; Joseph Ratzinger = Pope Benedict XVI, and I could call their house The Ratican)
Freud and Jung
Achtung and Vorsicht (Attention and Look out in German)
Achtung and Abendrot
Florestan and Eusebius (two alter egos of Robert Schumann; works better if one is shy and the other isn't; also works better if they're boys, which I doubt they will be)
Arcadia and Elysia
Cat and Mouse
Kitty and Puppy
Slinky and Slimy
Diamond and Silky (my mom taught sisters named Diamond and Silky!)
Lenin and Trotsky
Pixie and Loretta?
Wittgenstein and Heidegger? Witz and Heidi? Heeeeeeeeem
Anyway I think I'm doing okay with the fancy names, but I'd like some creatively unfancy names too. Preferably words rather than names. I like names that are either really blatantly descriptive like Silky and Smiley and Stinky and Slinky, but I also like really random words that you wouldn't necessarily think of as namey otherwise, like Nunnery.
I dunno I dunno I dunno