Fans help David Booth name his new pet pig

It’s the offseason, which means the Canucks are off doing all sorts of things that have nothing to do with hockey, such as run secret Twitter accounts, promote Panini America, recover from shoulder surgery or, in the case of David Booth, get a new pet.

A new pet pig.

Before you get any funny ideas: no, he doesn’t plan to shoot it, and he’s not using it to lure a larger animal. Booth plans to love it. But first he has to name it, a task with which Canuck fans attempted to help Saturday night.

Naming animals is fun. The Bloggess has a kitten named Hunter S. Tomcat. My wife and I plan to eventually get a puppy and name him Werner Herzdog. In the case of David Booth, it looks like the pig will be dubbed Sir Francis Bacon. But there were some other very excellent ideas that missed the cut:

 

(Note: If the Storify document doesn’t show up, reload the page. Stupid glitchy server.)

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20 comments

  1. Gimmic
    August 12, 2012

    Ryan Nugent-Hogkins

    Aaron Volpiggy

    Sidney Crossbow

    Alain Pigneault

    Niklas Backribs

    James Swinewski
    Tommy Piggels

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  2. Mike H.
    August 12, 2012

    Teemu Salami?

    Puck Hog?

    Cloven Bieksa?

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  3. swizzler
    August 12, 2012

    Shawn Porkoff

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    • swizzler
      August 12, 2012

      Ales Hamsky

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    • swizzler
      August 12, 2012

      Mike Hammalleri

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  4. Zach Morris
    August 12, 2012

    I hope you’re happy as a pig in mud that you bring home the bacon doing this.
    What a ham-fisted article.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      August 12, 2012

      *golf clap*

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  5. akidd
    August 12, 2012

    server eh? I wasn’t going to say anything as my pc is of the ‘ham’ster wheel variety but since you mention it, ya, your site is a pig. it hogs so many megabites that a tour of your musings is like wallowing in the mud sometimes…always enjoyable but a bit messy.

    as for booth’s pig’s name…is it too late for ‘Sir Francis’?

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  6. Lane
    August 12, 2012

    Crossbow

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  7. boss
    August 12, 2012

    go kill a bear while its in a tree scared for its life.Booth doesnt even get a regular shift.Not someone I would look up too.Redwings have a histoy of giving to animal organizations,spca,ect.and this is why they are a 1st class team.

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  8. Rabid Fan
    August 12, 2012

    Q- Whadd’ya get when you cross a pig & a centipede?

    ..Bacon & legs

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  9. supa dupa
    August 12, 2012

    is he going to shoot it with a arrow while its eating??what a hero

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  10. Gimmic
    August 12, 2012

    Gary Baitman

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  11. Tom 1040
    August 13, 2012

    The little piggy came with a copy of Deliverance. Perfect for Booth.

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  12. L Bowe
    August 13, 2012

    So he can use it target practice with his bow when he gets bored? A good Christian lad! Looser

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    • John in Marpole
      August 19, 2012

      Why do losers have such a hard time spelling the word?

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  13. Walter Sobchak
    August 13, 2012

    Babe the Breathing Beartrap

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  14. James
    August 13, 2012

    Too funny. Oscar, perfect name for a piggy

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  15. the real bob
    August 13, 2012

    Christopher Piggins

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  16. mike
    August 14, 2012

    Stan Sqeal

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