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Well, my first little hamster (a little male) was called... Let's see if I recall it all...
Harry Giselle Goldie Marge Algernon Dean Frederick Paradise alias Hobo...
Don't ask, would be way too long to tell why those names... ^^
I know you asked about the "longest name", but we don't really have a "long one", but we MAY have the shortest one ever. We had a dog named "A". Yes, "A". Why? Well, there was a very old man who lived down the street. He had a Sheppard mix. The guy was Scottish and we never, ever heard him address the dog by name. He would just say "Aaahhh" (Pronouned "A"). Such as "Aaahhh..come here dog", or "Aaahhhh, you sit". It was a great dog. Well, Mr. "A" was barking his head off one day...very late. This was odd, since he may have been in the back yard during the day, but the old man, Mr Alford, always brought him in at night. My mom went to check this out, finding the lights on, but "no one home". When it got to be very, very late (about midnight I recall...I was a teen at the time), and my dad was home from work, he went to check this out (the poor dog still barking). He even met a few neighbors outside trying to find the reason for the racket. Even though none of us knew the old man well, we knocked on the door, then tried the knob. No one locked their doors back then. Well, it opened and there was the old fellow, very dead on the sofa. Having dogs ourselves, after calling the police, we took the dog home to feed/water it. He took to us amazingly well. When the old fellow's family came to town for the funeral, they said "if you want that dog, you keep him. We would just give him to the pound". Thus it was, we adopted "A", and for the remaining 12 years of his life (he must have been about 17 when he passed?) he lived a great life, and was a super playful part of our family. Strange thing is that when we would walk, he always stopped, just for a moment, and would look at his old house, just five houses down from us. Stare for a bit...but never pull towards it, then deliberately turn his head and move on. We often wonder what he was thinking, since as big time dog owners, we know they think and deliberate far more then we give them credit for.