In which I need you, chickens!

Quelle catastrophe! Am writing new Julia novella and realized something–I NEVER NAMED THE DORMOUSE! So, if you’d like to help name the newest addition to Julia’s menagerie, chime in! If I chose the name you suggest, I’ll send you a signed copy of THE DARK ENQUIRY, the book that introduced him. In case you’re not familiar with the hazel dormouse, here’s a link.

17 thoughts on “In which I need you, chickens!”

  1. Karen Edie says:

    Alice after Carroll’s Alice if a girl. Lewis after Carroll if a boy.

  2. Sarah says:


  3. L. Adams says:

    Name it for a naturalist, someone with an eye for the small things: Darwin, Linnaeus, or Seton.

  4. Jody says:

    Mishka- means little mouse. The name of my Italian Greyhound (she was so tiny and grey, like a little mouse, when I first brought her home).

  5. Shari says:

    I think it should be something Shakespearean, Puck if it’s a boy and Hero if it’s a girl.

  6. Pat says:


  7. Alison says:

    Dimity – I had to double check that I remembered the name correctly. Turns out to be suitable in many respects…

  8. Ranger says:

    Her name is Viola or his name is Viol (as in bass viol). I can feel that this dormouse is a musical creature, somehow.

  9. Lynne says:

    Poor little guy! I remember him popping in and out of Julia’s bodices at the most inappropriate moments…pipsqueek, perhaps? Pip for short…

  10. E says:

    Glires – stuffed dormouse, a Roman treat.

  11. Kim says:

    I do like the aforementioned Pip and Puck, but in honor of Brisbane’s first gift to Julia, how about some names found in Shakespeare’s Henry VI. Possibilities are Thump, York, Hume, Meg (short for Margaret) or Warwick.

    Coincidentally, Minnie was a top ten girl’s name in the 1880s, so Minnie (Mouse) isn’t unique to Disney.

  12. Asha says:

    Mala, Nuri or Dika

  13. tina brown says:

    How about Souris (sur-ri) which is French for mouse?

  14. Betty Strohecker says:

    I think something Shakespearean too, maybe Desdemona or Desi for short. Then again, as a tribute to Nicholas, how about Gypsy which I also found out is Old English meaning Bohemian, rover.

  15. Andrea says:

    What about Gonzago, from Hamlet?

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