Need help naming my new chameleon

What should my new Chameleons name be?


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Lpsouth1978

Established Member
Alright, so my new Ambilobe Panther Chameleon is arriving in the morning and I need some help deciding on a name. My co-workers and I have come up with several possibilities, but I need help narrowing it down. Cast your vote and help me out.
 

Lpsouth1978

Established Member
Well, looks like I have plenty of time to come up with the name. I was just informed that (insert name here) did not ship today as I was told. I was given a tracking number, but it never showed up in the UPS system. He said UPS claimed they didn't know it was a live animal and therefore did not send it out. Since I live in Phoenix, where the temps are now @ 110 almost daily, and I work Mon-Thurs 6am-6pm, I have to wait until next friday to get him. Talk about disappointment!
 

Klyde O'Scope

Avid Member
FedEx overnight is having many delays up to 4 days and longer. It’s very risky to ship and my husband and I are making road trips to deliver our babies.
ARRH, these be dark times!

Early on, I made a comment about preferring to patronize breeders local to me, and got some pushback about that being irrelevant (or something) due to FedEx. Well... :rolleyes:

I have nothing against patronizing whichever breeder someone wishes to—that wasn't my point—I'm just an old fart (That's MISTER Old Fart to Whippersnappers) who likes to deal locally when & where possible, and goodness knows that's not always possible or practicable—especially under current circumstances. I've shopped online with the best of 'em.

BTW—Kudos to jannb & husband for doing what you're doing!

Hopefully, vaccines & cures will come sooner than later, and some level of normalcy or adaptation will be achieved. But I'm not going to wait for that. When I get my enclosure up & running smoothly, I'll be contacting the local breeders I've vetted, and checking this one off my bucket list. ;)

...AND WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT POLLING FOR NAMES o_O
Don't people have imaginations anymore? I've been working on my name list for a YEAR now (What's on my list? Wouldn't you like to know... :LOL:), and I'll be cornobbled if I'm going to leave it up to (no offense) others to name my pets for me!

Don't mind me—I'm... grouchy this morning. Tongue is fully inserted into cheek. 😁
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
@Sezny They didn’t make it with me because I will not ship when it’s unsafe but it’s 5 times worse now than holiday shipping. With the Covid19 and now the protesting it worse than ever,

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Klyde O'Scope

Avid Member
I'm confused on how these services work, but I don't want to drag this thread any further off-topic than I already have...
 

Lpsouth1978

Established Member
ARRH, these be dark times!

Early on, I made a comment about preferring to patronize breeders local to me, and got some pushback about that being irrelevant (or something) due to FedEx. Well... :rolleyes:

I have nothing against patronizing whichever breeder someone wishes to—that wasn't my point—I'm just an old fart (That's MISTER Old Fart to Whippersnappers) who likes to deal locally when & where possible, and goodness knows that's not always possible or practicable—especially under current circumstances. I've shopped online with the best of 'em.

BTW—Kudos to jannb & husband for doing what you're doing!

Hopefully, vaccines & cures will come sooner than later, and some level of normalcy or adaptation will be achieved. But I'm not going to wait for that. When I get my enclosure up & running smoothly, I'll be contacting the local breeders I've vetted, and checking this one off my bucket list. ;)

...AND WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT POLLING FOR NAMES o_O
Don't people have imaginations anymore? I've been working on my name list for a YEAR now (What's on my list? Wouldn't you like to know... :LOL:), and I'll be cornobbled if I'm going to leave it up to (no offense) others to name my pets for me!

Don't mind me—I'm... grouchy this morning. Tongue is fully inserted into cheek. 😁
I would prefer to support a local breeder, but finding one in my area is no easy thing. I found one possibility, but he has nothing available right now and won't until September. It seems that there is A LOT more availability on the east coast, but VERY little in the desert South West.

As for letting others name my pet... This is not me letting others name him. This is simply letting others give ideas and thoughts. I will ultimately name him whichever calls to me. Right now it is not even the name with the most votes. 🤔
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
As for letting others name my pet... This is not me letting others name him. This is simply letting others give ideas and thoughts. I will ultimately name him whichever calls to me. Right now it is not even the name with the most votes. 🤔
Oh no! You’ve gotta go with Fernando. Is an awesome name! Is also one of my favorite ABBA songs. :)
 
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