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Post  Elanor on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:49 am

What's your favorite owl name? (11/15/09-11/22/09) )

This topic serves as an archive of a thread from the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum as hosted on World Crossing which ceased operation on April 15, 2011. Elanor

freshwater - Nov 14, 2009 8:17 pm
Edited by Potteraholic Mar 26, 2010 12:19 pm

From an earlier survey of HP Lex forum members' chosen names for their own post owls, please select your favorites.

Category 1: Owlish names:(Please select up to 3)
a) Whisper-wings, a very quiet owl
b) Little Ghost
c) Sasha, a Snowy owl
d) Zephyr, so he can fly like the wind
e) T’wit, as in T’wit-T’woo
f) Scowl, the Eagle owl
g) Mus, meaning “mice”….you are what you eat
h) O-Wing
i) Hoot-hoot


Category 2: Mail oriented names:(Please select 2.)
j) Royal Mail, so he can go on strike when he’s in a huff
k) Etta, as in ETA: estimated time of arrival
l) Fred-X
m) He Who Must Deliver Posts
n) Zippy


Category 3: Creative names: (Please select 1 or 2.)
o) Isis, a messenger for the gods
p) Max, the #1 name for dogs
q) Beau or Fido, bog standard dog names
r) Stanley Allison, a computer-generated running back on the NCAA Football 2004 game

Edited to reformat the date in the title, from Nov. 15 - Nov. 22, 2009 to 11/15/09-11/22/09, for uniformity's sake.
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Post  Elanor on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:49 am

mona amon - Nov 14, 2009 9:39 pm (#1 of 23)
Category 1: Owlish names:(Please select up to 3)
a) Whisper-wings, a very quiet owl
d) Zephyr, so he can fly like the wind
e) T’wit, as in T’wit-T’woo

Whisper-wings and Zepher sound nice, and T'wit is funny and cute.

Category 2: Mail oriented names:(Please select 2.)
l) Fred-X
n) Zippy

Category 3: Creative names: (Please select 1 or 2.)
o) Isis, a messenger for the gods

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Orion - Nov 15, 2009 6:44 am (#2 of 23)

Category one: a) Whisper-Wings, e) T'wit, g) mus.

Category two: j) Royal Mail, k) Etta, m) He Who Must Deliver Posts.

Category three: o) Isis.

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Madam Pince - Nov 15, 2009 11:47 am (#3 of 23)

O-Wing, Fredex, and Isis.

Although actually, now that the suggestion thread has closed (naturally ) I have thought of what I'd probably really use: Glimfeather. Copying from C.S. Lewis' Narnian owl...

I am soooo not creative...

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freshwater - Nov 15, 2009 1:59 pm (#4 of 23)

Category 1:
a) Whisper-wings
d) Zephyr
i) Hoot-hoot

Category 2:
k) Etta
l) Fred-X

Category 3:
p) Max

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Thom Matheson - Nov 15, 2009 7:51 pm (#5 of 23)

2)Has to be Fred-x. That is the best

3) Max

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Elanor - Nov 16, 2009 9:33 am (#6 of 23)

(Psst... Freshwater... it was Iris, not Isis that I suggested... )

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freshwater - Nov 16, 2009 8:40 pm (#7 of 23)

Oh, Elanor, I'm sorry! My post-age-50/menopausal eyes are often "mis-reading" things lately. I'm so sorry about that mistake!

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Elanor - Nov 18, 2009 1:40 pm (#8 of 23)

No problem Freshwater! I do that all the time at school when reading the kids' work but I guess it is their way of being sure I get more white hairs every day, a fair game all in all.

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Potteraholic - Nov 18, 2009 2:38 pm (#9 of 23)

Category 1: Owlish names: (Please select up to 3)
a) Whisper-wings
d) Zephyr
f) Scowl

Category 2: Mail oriented names: (Please select 2)
l) Fred-X
n) Zippy

Category 3: Creative names: (Please select 1 or 2)
o) Iris, a messenger for the gods

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PeskyPixie - Nov 19, 2009 11:04 am (#10 of 23)

Category 1: Owlish names:(Please select up to 3)

c) Sasha

d) Zephyr

e) T’wit (tee, hee, hee)

Category 2: Mail oriented names:(Please select 2.)

l) Fred-X

n) Zippy (good name for a highly efficient house elf too! )

Category 3: Creative names:

p) Max (what's good for the dog is good for the owl)

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Chemyst - Dec 15, 2009 5:43 pm (#11 of 23)

Whisper-wings
T'wit

Fred-X
Zephyr, being a west wind, I'd be a little worried about receiving timely replies from the east.
I also like the name of the owl in Winnie-the-Pooh. It was named Owl, except that Owl writes his own name Wol. (probably a case of dysgraphia)

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Potteraholic - Dec 16, 2009 4:07 pm (#12 of 23)

Zephyr, being a west wind, I'd be a little worried about receiving timely replies from the east. ~ Chemyst

As this owl would be a magical one, I'm sure it would be equipped to deal with that quite satisfactorily.

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freshwater - Dec 19, 2009 8:53 am (#13 of 23)

So...what's the name for an east wind? Maybe you could buy twin owls and name them Zephyr and ________?

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Choices - Dec 19, 2009 9:42 am (#14 of 23)

*Completely Obsessed With Harry Potter*
Zephyr and Santa Ana?

Zephyr and Breezy?

Zephyr and Puff?

Zephyr and Windy?

Just tossing out possibilities.......LOL

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Orion - Dec 19, 2009 9:58 am (#15 of 23)

Euros. Boring name. Zephir is much nicer. Boreas is also quite pretty. Zephir and Boreas for a pair of owls, that would be cute. But maybe a little pretentious.

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legolas returns - Dec 19, 2009 10:07 am (#16 of 23)

Zephyr and Sunrise?

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freshwater - Dec 19, 2009 6:53 pm (#17 of 23)

Connections, speculation, discussion: the best part of HP reading! Check out the on-going HP Lex Forum series re-read! Currently reading GoF...
Maybe Zephyr and Boreas could be owned by Percy and Audrey?

Euros...nah, sounds like he's in it for the money. Sorry!

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Solitaire - Dec 20, 2009 8:50 pm (#18 of 23)

If you want a wind name, how about Mistral ... or Mariah? There's a song from Paint Your Wagon--They Call the Wind Mariah. I guess that would be for an American owl! The Mistral is a big north wind that blows through France.

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Orion - Dec 21, 2009 8:20 am (#19 of 23)

Mistral! That's beautiful! Zephir and Mistral.

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Choices - Dec 21, 2009 9:36 am (#20 of 23)

Oh, I like that.....and I love the idea of twin owls. Too cute!

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freshwater - Dec 23, 2009 10:02 am (#21 of 23)

Here, at last, is the highly belated --will iron my hands, after Christmas-- results of this poll. I tallied % of votes earned within each of the 3 categories.

Category 1: Owlish names:(Please select up to 3)
28%a) Whisper-wings, a very quiet owl
0%b) Little Ghost
6%c) Sasha, a Snowy owl
22%d) Zephyr, so he can fly like the wind
22%e) T’wit, as in T’wit-T’woo
6%f) Scowl, the Eagle owl
6%g) Mus, meaning “mice”….you are what you eat
6%h) O-Wing>
6%i) Hoot-hoot

Category 2: Mail oriented names:(Please select 2.)
7%j) Royal Mail, so he can go on strike when he’s in a huff
14%k) Etta, as in ETA: estimated time of arrival
50%l) Fred-X
7%m) He Who Must Deliver Posts
21%n) Zippy

Category 3: Creative names: (Please select 1 or 2.)
57%o) Iris, a messenger for the gods
43%p) Max, the #1 name for dogs
0%q) Beau or Fido, bog standard dog names
0%r) Stanley Allison, a computer-generated running back on the NCAA Football 2004 game

So, in conclusion:

Category one (owlish names) favorites: Whispher-wings with 28% of the votes; tied for 2nd place: Zephyr and Twit, each with 22% of the votes; and tied for 3rd place: Sasha, Scowl, Mus, O-Wing and Hoot-hoot, each with 6% of the votes.

Category 2 (mail-related names) favorites: by far more than a wingspan, Fred-X with 50% of the votes, Zippy with 21% of the votes, Etta with 14% of the votes, and Royal Mail and He Who Must Deliver Mail, each with 7% of the votes.

Category 3 (creative names) favorites: Iris with 57% of the votes, and Max with 43% of the votes.

Thanks to all who participated, and who waited so patiently for the results! Check out the new survey on favorite HP-related Christmas memories! **off to type that up now....**

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Choices - Dec 31, 2009 2:56 pm (#22 of 23)

**Beaming with pride** I am so glad so many of you like my owl name, Fred-X. We have a big barn owl statue (named Errol) sitting on top of our curio cabinet (filled with all our HP related stuff). My ex-hubby loves Errol, so for Christmas we got him one just like it and he is going to name him Fred-X. He thinks it is a very cool name for a post owl. :-)

(We have a Santa hat for Errol and he wears it throughout the Christmas season and looks very festive. He loves Christmas, but doesn't give a hoot the rest of the year. LOL)

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freshwater - Dec 31, 2009 10:51 pm (#23 of 23)

Choices, you just crack me up! I'm sure that many of us got a good laugh from "Fred-X"....it's a fun tribute to Fred Weasley, and one that he would likely appreciate , as well as a clever play on "Fed-Ex".
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