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What are popular names for elephants?

Asked by jaytkay (25765points) March 22nd, 2010

I WISH I were getting a real elephant, but sadly, not today.

However, I give all my computers elephant names. And I am setting up a new one today. Already used: Babar, Celeste, Dumbo, Ella, Ganesh, Jumbo.

Who are some well-known elephants?

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et al

Likeradar's avatar

This page actually exists.

and I don’t mean that snarkily. I was just surprised there’s a famous elephants page.

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erichw1504's avatar

This page also actually exists.

aprilsimnel's avatar

And phooey! on Edison!

bellusfemina's avatar

Babar- forgot about him.

Snarp's avatar

Hattie, in addition to the elephant listed on Wikipedia’s famous elephants page, was supposedly the name of an elephant in the Hattiesburg Zoo in Hattiesburg Mississippi that had a campaign for mayor of some sort.

Vunessuh's avatar

Full name: Chunky Monkey
Name: Chunky
Nickname: Chunk

ucme's avatar

Lucy.The elephant in the Oliver Reed movie Hannibal Brooks.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme-Wot??? lol!
I think Steve is the most poplular name for an elephant.

njnyjobs's avatar

@ucme Lucy is also the name of the famous Margate, NJ elephant

jaytkay's avatar

This is awesome! Keep ‘em coming!!

@Likeradar This page actually exists.
Holy moly! It’s kinda like Rule 34 – for elephant names!

Sad. RIP Topsy
In 1916 they hung a circus elephant in Tennessee for killing a man. I won’t link because the picture breaks my heart. RIP Mary the Elephant.

There’s another famous Lucy the Elephant I have to visit before I die. I bought blueprints to frame. Dang, where are those?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Patty the Pachy.

You know, because they’re Pachyderms. Too sciency?

semblance's avatar

Tarzan always favored the name “Tantor”, which was both used kind of generically and also as a name for the specific animal.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille It’s a pretty low key but very enjoyable British movie.Made in the late sixties if memory serves.Directed by Michael Winner.

njnyjobs's avatar

@jaytkay… checkout my post above yours regarding Lucy at Margate, NJ. It’s just a few miles from Atlantic City, NJ

chyna's avatar

@jaytkay I have never met anyone into elephants before. (Well, we haven’t actually met.)
What a cool thing to be interested in.

ucme's avatar

@jaytkay @njnyjobs A popular name then.

erichw1504's avatar

Elle or Elly, or Ellie, or L, or E

ucme's avatar

Has the Republican Party elephant got a name?Just wondered.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme-I haven’t seen that one.I probably won’t because elephants are crabby and they scare me ;)

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Their eyes freak the shit out of me.Tiny little piggy eyes,they always look like they’re plotting something.Like prancing on my head for instance.

jaytkay's avatar

Check it out. Steve the Elephant is a super hero

Hey look, Tantor’s on a comic book cover, and they used me as a model for Tarzan . The resemblance is amazing!

Pachy, Patty, Pete, hmmmm

When I was five we went to see the circus, arriving at sunrise to see the elephants put up the tent poles. I fed them peanuts, and their trunks were wet on my palm like a dog’s nose.

My dream job is mahout.

Heffalump, Fred Fredburger, Floppy, Elle, hmmmm contenders, contenders.

Tiny that’s good, Babar is my favorite, I used it already

Funny – I had a little toy elephant collection and someone said to me, “a big Republican, eh?” and it took a minute for me to get it. I never made the connection before.

jaytkay's avatar

@ChazMaz Google wants to show me “boxer” instead of “Bozer”
Maybe I have to buy some new underwear (totally SFW)

chyna's avatar

@jaytkay Now we know what underware you wear.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme-They will jump on you while you are sleeping.
@jaykay-Told ya.

jaytkay's avatar

I think I gave everyone a shoutout here, apologies if I missed you.

Oh, wait, I forgot @Snarp. Who rocks for giving me a great name for my new computer.

As a thank you to everyone here is a very large picture of an elephant swimming (1,790K)

CMaz's avatar

@jaytkay – There was a kids show, I do not remember the name of it.. With animal puppets and kids. It was kind of creepy.

There was a dance segment. Where this dancing elephant came out to dance with the kids. Some guy in an elephant costume. It would be announced… It’s BOZER! Real creepy. But I loved watching the show. One of those creepy have to watch type of things.

I am trying myself to find the show. Have not had much luck either.

Allie's avatar

Pach (pronounced Pack), short for pachyderm.

… or Rufus.

jaytkay's avatar

@ChazMaz Maybe it was the stereotypical creepy kiddie show guy – BOOZER!

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille You are aware that rather pathetically i’ll hold that thought as i’m closing my eyes tonight are you not? “Pach” it in you’re scaring me.

Exhausted's avatar

The elephant that was in our local zoo for as long as I can remember was named Ellen.

jaytkay's avatar

@Allie Pach & Pachy sound too much like a ethnic slur my Canadian girlfriend taught me to avoid 20 years ago. Rufus is an excellent name, though

@Exhausted Our zoo elephant was Ella. Ellen much better to my ear. Cracks me up. Maybe because it’s more human?

jazmina88's avatar

I’m diggin Rufus…..

Exhausted's avatar

I like Rufus too.

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