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Topic: Help with a Puppet Name, Please
Message: Posted by: Marc Levine (Mar 29, 2013 12:59PM)
Hi all,

I recently purchased a Dodo bird puppet from Steve Axtell (amazing quality by the way - and Steve is a super great guy) for my magic show. He'll be doing a rope trick with me - no vent involved.

I need a silly name that starts with a "D". Axtell calls him Ding Dong, which I actually really like, but unfortunately, I have been getting criticism from people who insist I cant use it because Ding Dong is a well-known slang reference to a particular male body part...

Be that as it may, can you throw me some fun and friendly D names for my Dodo bird? First one that comes to my mind is "Dizzy"...

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Mar 29, 2013 02:02PM)
Dionysus. The Greek god of wine, but also of ritual madness and ecstasy.

Bob
Message: Posted by: Marc Levine (Mar 29, 2013 02:17PM)
Interesting...that one's a little too deep for my taste :) Thanks though! Anything lighter/more playful come to mind??
Message: Posted by: Circusman (Mar 29, 2013 03:22PM)
Dibby the Dodo ???
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Mar 29, 2013 03:26PM)
Doody Dodo (never to be said backwards as it would take on a whole different meaning, although that could make for a couple good lines).
Message: Posted by: george1953 (Mar 29, 2013 03:31PM)
How about Damian, Dougal, Dudley, Duke, Dusty, Dale or Dylan.
Message: Posted by: Marc Levine (Mar 29, 2013 03:36PM)
Another idea I just got from a friend: Doodles

I'm trying to pick something that also makes some sense connecting his name to the magical bird he is... Keep em coming folks, and thanks!
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Mar 29, 2013 03:49PM)
Ding-a-ling?
Message: Posted by: Bill Knight (Mar 29, 2013 04:21PM)
I know this isn't a "D" name but how about Frodo Dodo or Ohno Dodo

Or Disney, Deadsa (as in dead as a dodo), Destiny, Stick a star on his chest and call him Deputy Dodo, or, as you're from Florida, you could always call him Keys

Just a few off the top of my head

Best of luck
Bill
Message: Posted by: Mr. Pitts (Mar 29, 2013 07:27PM)
I favor simplicity. I'm thinking maybe Dennis or Dave. Dave's a fine name.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Pitts (Mar 29, 2013 10:35PM)
Ooh, I just thought of... Daryl... and his other brother Darrel.
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Mar 30, 2013 07:03AM)
Deoxyribonuclicacid ;)

DNA for short :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Petra (Mar 30, 2013 10:47AM)
Deaux Deaux
Message: Posted by: damien666 (Mar 30, 2013 11:36PM)
You could put a bowtie on him and call him Dudley the dapper do-do...
Or if you are presenting him as a trained bird that does magic - Dudley Copperfield.
Message: Posted by: Bill Knight (Apr 3, 2013 11:54AM)
So, did you pick a name yet? Do share :)
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Apr 3, 2013 11:04PM)
"My name is Dopetrick. My brother is Patrick and I want to do a rope trick."
Message: Posted by: Marc Levine (Apr 5, 2013 08:19AM)
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. As it stands, I'm going with "Dizzy". It works well with his look and I even include a joke in the routine which lends itself to that name. I must say though, there were some really clever ideas here and it is very much appreciated. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: MagisterFreud (Apr 7, 2013 02:08AM)
Dizzy is my clown name. I demand royalties. (too bad I picked it before I found out that Dizzy is a very common clown name)