Ellen Page will rename your dog on Twitter

Ellen Page is Twitter's dog whisperer. 

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Apr 22, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:46 am CDT

Ellen Page is a woman of many talents, not the least of which is renaming dogs on Twitter. She opened the floodgates last night:

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I love renaming my friends dogs like a total jerk.

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

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@steveagee: @EllenPage why would you do that? those dogs spend years learning their names” relax Greg

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

Then her followers jumped in, and Twitter become one big dog-naming party:

@_PaulinaSR_: @EllenPage rename mine? pic.twitter.com/Ek5YIPmgHN” carrots

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

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@turnerebecca: @EllenPage rename my dog? :) pic.twitter.com/mxhdpTHsF7” Freddie prince junior

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

“@WiickedPizza: her name is already Penny Lane but I would be honored if you gave my pup a nickname☺️ pic.twitter.com/veCAUfqb4u” pizza

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

@cdulaney85: @EllenPage What would you name this fella? pic.twitter.com/bVK4KBYelt” laser

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

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And then people started crossing boundaries:

“@dudefrompluto: @EllenPage is it too late to rename my gerbils? pic.twitter.com/bAfgEtpPLI” jane and Tim

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

@HarMarSuperstar: Hey @EllenPage! Can you rename me? pic.twitter.com/MYt02l6oax” Troy

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

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This is addictive #dogs #names #fun

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) April 22, 2014

That’s always how it starts, Ellen.

H/T Huffington Post Photo via Josh Jensen/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2014, 2:56 pm CDT