UPDATED: Victor doesn’t understand me or the allure of dead rodents.

Conversation between me and Victor:

me:  Hey, just FYI? I just bought myself a celebration mouse instead of steak.

Victor:  I already regret asking for clarification.

me: Well, I got a good review in Oprah’s magazine so I thought I deserved a steak dinner to celebrate, but I don’t really like steak so instead I thought to myself “Well what do you like?” and I realized that I like ethically taxidermied Victorian mice dressed in people clothes.

Victor: You just realized that?

me:  Well “remembered” is probably more accurate.  But here’s the deal, they were CRAZY CHEAP.

Victor: “They”?

me: I may have bought five.

Victor: Motherfucker.  THIS IS WHY YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED ON THE INTERNET.

me:  Yes, but they were practically buy one, get four free because they were only $150 for the whole set.  That’s like $8 bucks each.

Victor:  Using what kind of fucked up Algebra?

me:  8 bucks a leg.

Victor:  That’s not how math works.

me:  It does with mice, plus they’re fancy mice.

Victor:  Why?  Because they’re white?

me:  No, racist.

Victor:  Dude.  At the pet store all the “fancy mice” are white.  Don’t blame me.

me:  Fine, Victor.  I’ll just blame the system.  But no, they’re fancy because they’re all in black tie.  AND THEY’RE IN AN ORCHESTRA.

I'm making an evening gown for the one on the right because right now it's too much of a sausage party and no one wants mouse sausage.

Victor: Hang on.  These mice are 150 pounds.

me:  No fucking way.  They’re MICE.  They’re like 3 pounds COMBINED.

Victor:  No, I mean the price is in British pounds.  AND THIS IS WHY YOU AREN’T ALLOWED TO BUY CELEBRATION MICE ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

me:  You know what?  You are ruining the whimsical celebration of these dead mice.  Plus, I don’t understand the pound conversion.  Is it 150 pounds of American cash?  Because if I pay in wheelbarrows of pennies those Brits are screwed.

Victor:  Please stop buying dead animals without asking me first.

me:  You should have put that in our wedding vows.

Victor: You should stop buying dead mice playing instruments.

me:  You should start making tiny coats and tails for these dead mice.  Also, I need  150 pounds of money.  I’m raiding your change drawer.

Victor: I don’t even feel safe in my own house anymore.

 ***********************

In related news, I want to celebrate with you too since you’ve been with me these last ten years of writing this book.  The book comes out a week from tomorrow (!) so I’m giving away an autographed copy of the audio book on CD (read by me) which has extra outtakes and a bonus chapter.

All you have to do is submit a name for one of the mice (or the whole group) in the comments and I’ll choose someone at random to win. And again, thank you.  I couldn’t have done this without your support.  Seriously.

UPDATED:  You people are get greatest dead animal namers in the history of ever and you should bookmark this page for the next time you have a hamster with no name.  I’ll randomly pick a winner for the CD tomorrow but until then I just wanted to share a few of my favorites that you’ve shared:

“Mice-tro Wallace Hartley II and the Von Trapps”

“Mouse-zart”

“Yo-Yo Mouse”

“Hobo Thunderbun”

“Ludwig Van Squeekhoven”

“Neil Patrick Harris”

“Henry Mousini”

“Nigel Higgenbottom”

“Alsonso Mousekovitz”

“Bippen Schnitzelpuss”

“Viktor Aqualung Cumberbatch”

“Mathilda St. Whiskers”

“Lady Persephone Cheddarton”

“Puddles”

Please, never stop…

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  1. One of those mice is dying to be called Alphonse.

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  2. Love them! How can Victor not understand that this is a perfectly acceptable replacement for celebration steak? Your own mouse-chestra!

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  3. Big congrats on the imminent book launch. I’ve always thought Dave was a good name for a mouse. No puns. Just a good, simple, straight-forward name.

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  4. I sense some interesting mice action shots coming… please tell me you paid extra for the expedited shipping, right?

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  5. Love your Mouse-chestra!

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    Shelly Buckingham

    Shelly Buckingham. Of course.

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  7. I’m not sure about the mice themselves, but I think they’re playing a piece by Tchaimousky.

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    Amy in Atlanta

    The Conductors!

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  9. 10
    Yerushalmi

    Name them all after famous Jazz artists.

    The one with the saxophone just looks like his name should be Satchmo (even though it’s the wrong instrument).

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  10. The Viennese Mousical Orchestra starring: Friedrich, Hans, Wilhem, and Sieglinde. Conducted by Mergatroyd the Maestro.

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  11. Oh one of them is definitely a “Roderick Von Strumpa”

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  12. It’s Willis. Not the conductor or the any of the “first chair” mice, but that guy in the back – possibly with a flute (hard to tell). Anyway. his name is Willis. Please, address him as such. Speaking of dress – going to need something with a little more attitude. He’s very tall so maybe a lovely tophat? I don’t know. This is your expertise. I just know that he’s Willis and he WILLis kick some ass if you make fun of his friends.

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  13. Top Cat, Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain and Fancy-Fancy.

    A Top Cat homage. To mice.

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  14. I’ll go with Efigenia, Gmork, Rick Steves, Fritz, and Fabrizio the Stable Boy

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  15. One should be called Captain Jack.

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  16. Those mice need very important sounding names. Like Leonardo. Alfredo.

    Or Larry, Darryl, and his other brother Darryl. And two other guys.

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  17. Griselda

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  18. I think the name of the female mouse (as you indicated one will be) is going to actually set the tone for the entire set. I think something creative and feminine… Penelope? Or Ivanka? Or Liliana?

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  19. Incidentally, there’s a dead baby mouse on the path leading to my house right now. Well, it may be gone since it just rained really hard – but if it’s still there maybe I could collect it and send it to you… if you like lol

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  20. Cherie – it’s a little too late for any of those mice to be dying for anything, ya know?

    Jenny – the one with the saxophone is clearly Bill Clinton. You can ask about his underwear if you don’t believe me.

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  21. Amadeus Mouse-art. Ludwig van Mouse-thoven. Johann Sebastian Mouse. Gustav Mouse-ler. Mouse-kovsky. SOMEBODY STOP ME.

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  22. I think the conductor mouse should get a dress. You know, for feminism. Or trans-acceptance. Whichever.

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  23. Whitey Pumpernickel and his Four Blind Mice Jazz Orchestra

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  24. You should absolutely name one of them Percy.

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    Loving the Mice

    All five:
    Oberon, Puck, Caliban, Tybalt, and for the girl, Thisbe

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  26. Do you have a Fernando? Fernando doing the Fandango, wouldn’t that be pretty f*ckin’ Ninja?!?

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  27. Oh, right: a name. I think the one in middle, facing the camera, should be called Tarquin–since these are British mice, and that’s a good British name.

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  28. mr. fuzzywinkles!

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  29. The girl really needs to be named Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third

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  30. The girl in the dress may be Princess Muffin-butt; The sax player with the bow-tie could definately be Bartleby James.

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  31. Moustafa Rodenteron and the Fancifus Quartet. Featuring Seymore Bagswell on French Horn.

    Black pants with a shiny stripe down the seam, and at least one in an evening gown – maybe the trombone player as she/he has her bowtie on upside down in protest. Oh – and bolero jackets. Definitely.

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  32. I like the name Bacardi Kotex for the girl.

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  33. The one for whom you are making the gown should be named Blanche von Trapp.

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  34. One of them needs to be Oprah. I have no idea why.

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    Peter Tran

    Reminds me of college days…I had a sicko roommate who passed a lady walking 3 beautiful dogs and without missing a beat looked down and said, “Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner”. It didn’t help that we were in NYC Chinatown and he was Asian. I think the lady was in shock and quickly ran away from us.

    I couldn’t help think, “Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizer, and Dessert”.

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  36. The saxaphonist, clearly, is Ezekiel “Underbite” Simmons. I’d know him anywhere.

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  37. I think the conductors name should be Wolfgang Amadeus Mouseart, just saying.

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  38. 39
    Kathy Couchon

    The Quattro formaggi Quartet: Brie, Jack, Colby, and Asiago

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  39. How about The Rat Pack? But you get to pick which one is Frank Sinatra.

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  40. The one who ends up in the evening dress should be Ophelia. Fancy, and Shakespearean-y… an appropriate name for a fancy mouse in an orchestra, don’t you think? And also kind of tragic; because… you know… she’s dead.

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  41. I’m pretty sure I’m no good at naming mice. But i would like to submit Bob. Because it’s easy to remember.

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  42. they look like a jazz band to me.

    How about RAT-A-TAT-TAT??!!

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  43. Obviously the group is Die Fledermaus, the conductor is Johan Strauss/Mouse II, one should be Gabriel von MousEisenstein, and the one in the evening gown could be Rosalinde, MousEisenstein’s wife

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  44. From the left: Nestor, Landon (given name is actually Lestor, but Nestor made him change it), Jonathan, Baldovino (affectionately called Baldy) and Imogen Faith.

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  45. Phinneas McMousen? Fancy-Phin (I just nicknamed him) is the conductor of the group. Their quintet might be The Verminites.

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  46. I never thought I’d like taxidermied animals, but I’m loving your collection here!

    Name … hmm… Maurice, Lilianya, Herbert, Theodore, and Steve.

    There’s always a Steve.

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  47. Artemouse and his Famouse celebrations orchestra

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  48. Damn, there’s isn’t one playing a piano. It would be named Thelonious Mouse. If the one in the back is playing the trumpet you could go with Wynton Mousalis.

    Oy, the puns.

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  49. Lucien for one of the mice.

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  50. Marmite (don’t ask me why but I want to try some so its been on my mind). Plus, it sounds like a good name for a mouse.

    Also, Tennyson, Merriweather, Cornflower, Sassafras, Duke, or Cary (as in Cary Grant since I love him so). I had a pet mouse once I named Cheese so that could work too.

    You could call them Marmite and the Lord Tennyson’s.:-)

    Congrats on the review. I cannot wait to get my copy in the mail.

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  51. I’ve always wanted to name my band Marvin and the Rabbits. But I can’t sing or play any instruments, so you can take that for your little mousey jazz band because they are clearly more talented than I will ever be. PS- SO excited for your book!

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  52. Ok, the whole group is called the Shadow Proclamation Tribute Band (Dr Who reference) and the evening gown (soon to be, anyway) wearing lady is ChiChi Jones.

    Sorted.

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  53. Manchester.

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  54. British Invasion

    Congrats on the review!

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  55. The conductor should be in a dress too, because that’s just kick-ass. Girl Power!!

    I’m thinking they are redneck mice who just happened to dress up for the day, so the girls must be Bitsy and Wanda. The boys are Bubba, Cletus, and Bodine. You’d have realized they were redneck mice if you’d seen the beer cans they had hidden by their feet😉

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  56. They are cleary french mice and therefore one of them needs to be named Jean Claude.

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  57. I think you should name one for Victor. Either Victor or Victoria.

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  58. First off, I can’t wait for the day 30 years into the future when the crew from “Hoarders” has to go through your shit.

    Comedy gold.

    Second, I suggest the following:

    – Duke Mousington
    – Yo Yo Mouse
    – Kenny Gee I Could Sure Go For Some Cheese
    – Jim

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  59. Shouldn’t the saxophone mouse be immortalizing one of the greats like Branford Mousalis, or Kenny G Mouse or Charlie Parkermouse (although he was known as Bird so not sure how that fits in evoluntionarily speaking). I like Franchesca (phonetically spelled) for the evening gown wearer.

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    a different phil

    The Cheddar Quartet, led by Maestro Toothey White.

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  61. The trumpet playing one should be Fuzzy Gillespie

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    Virginia Gribben

    3+2 Blind Mice (Band Name) Name the girl Mary (in honor of Little House) and the boys can be Ray, Stevie, Andrea (with an accent) and John Kay.

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  63. Percival. Yes… one of those mice needs to be named Percival.

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  64. Ella. The one on the right- her name is Ella

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  65. Well, since they’re British, and they’re mice, and mice like cheese (or is that a stereotype?), I think they should be:
    Crowdie, Farleigh Wallop, Pantysgawn, Stinking Bishop, and Little Wallop. All cheese of British origin. And yes, Pantysgawn is really a cheese, but it’s hilarious!

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  66. At least one of them is named Lorenzo. I’m also fond of Rupert, Alfredo, Simone, and something that starts with C. Crawford? Coraline? Knock yourself out, you wonderful evil genius.

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  67. You should name them after kinds of cheese: cheddar, swiss, pepperjack, etc…

    Can’t WAIT to get my hands on your book!

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  68. Reginald Archibald III

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  69. I’m going with Yoyo Mouse. Probably too obvious, but hey, it works.

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  70. I think the dude to the far right should be Egbert Von Smith.

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  71. Since Victor is such a fan, you should name them ALL Victor. Except the one you’re making an evening gown for. She can be Victoria.

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  72. Matilda, Mortimer, Melvin, Murgatroyd, Moshe, and Minimus – because mice should have names that start with the letter “M.”

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  73. Congrats! I’m feeling “Reginald” for the one in the middle:)

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  74. For the quintet, I suggest “The HantaFiverus.”

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  75. Chrysanthemum Filibuster Periwinkle Smith

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    Stacey Lynn

    Ambert Roquefort. It’s a bit cheesy* but eloquent at the same time. *These names also double as types of cheeses.

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  77. Scherezade (the female one – how do you know?) & The Rodent Population

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  78. Definitely Oprah…and why not Abbe? After that cool reviewer?!
    :)

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  79. Percival Longtail. For the saxaphone player…

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  80. The one on the right who will be wearing the evening gown looks like Victoria to me. Just tell Victor it’s one of those “honor thy husband” bullshit things.

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    Hamlet Von Schnitzel

    My cousins!

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  82. The saxophonist should be Branford Mousalis. He could play either jazz or classical.

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  83. The little one at the back with what I’m guessing is a trombone looks like an Archibald, or Archie. Mainly because he’s small and round-shouldered and looks a little nervous and weedy. In an adorable way, though. Who doesn’t love the nerdy friend?

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  84. The conductor is obviously Ludwig Von Karacheese.

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    Jill-Leslie

    Chauncey Pearce.

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  86. The conductor is obviously Leopold Stokowski

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  87. The group should definitely be Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, consisting of Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, and Lawrence.

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  88. The middle one at first glance looks like he has a trumpet, so Sachmo. But at second glance it’s a trombone, so that might not be the best name.
    I vote for great jazz legends though.

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  89. The group should be called the “Fieldharmonic Orchestra” (field mice, philharmonic, etc)

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  90. The one playing the sax is Sweet Lou

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  91. I think the one with the trombone should be called clifford.

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  92. Simple – Oswald Eckhart.

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  93. I think the conductor just screams ‘Edgar’, because (s)he looks both rich AND happy (wikipedia assures me this has something to do with the name edgar). Also, I had a conductor called Edgar once, although I may have made that up.

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  94. I think you should name them after a boy band like n’sync…

    Justin Timberlake
    JC Chasez
    Joey Fatone
    Chris Kirkpatrick
    Lance Bass

    Cause a mice in tie named Justin Timberlake is funny!

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  95. I think they should be called the Taxider-mice, and at least once mouse should be referred to as Twinkle Toes:)

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  96. Wolfgang Amadeus Mouszart, Johann Semoustian Bach, Ludwig von Mousthoven, Franz Mouszt, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaimouvsky.

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  97. Considering they are British mice their names would be from left to right

    Monsieur Bartholomew P Percival
    Colonel Cuthbert
    Lord Larry Lars Lancelot
    Sir Solomon Montgomery III
    Steve

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  98. Janet, Michael, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon.

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  99. I feel strongly that one of the mice should be named Oliver Clarence Mousaford. And Mousaford is obviously pronounced “Mouse-a-fud”.

    If your looking for a more sophisticated name I also recommend The Ever Distinguished, Oliver Clarence Mousaford III.

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  100. For the one in the back, I can’t tell what he’s (yes, it’s definitely a he) holding, but it looks a lot like he’s brandishing some epic-looking garden hose, so his name should be Hoser the Great. The one for which you’re making an evening gown could be Helga Hornist.

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  101. Theolonius, Bertrand, Jarvis and Wilfrid come to mind.

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  102. Let’s see, the mice are Lady Beatrice of the West Chester Rodentia (she in the gown), and her loyal footmen: Fergus, Angus, George and Cristoff. Rumor has it that Lady Beatrice has been having an affair with the exotic Cristoff. She’s a bit daring!

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  103. Little Feat of course!

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  104. Jasper, Ezra, Nimrod, Nellie and York.. make up the band J.E.N.N.Y. I looked up popular Victorian names and came up with all of those EXCEPT York. There was no “Y” name for male or female.

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  105. I’m thinking a jazz ensemble of all time great musicians reincarnate as mice (who then died again since, you know, mice don’t live all that long–poor choice on their part, actually–should have come back as sea turtles–but I digress). Duke Ellington conducting, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, John Coltrane on saxophone and Glenn Miller on the trombone. You’re on your own for the last one. Looks like a french horn and I can’t think of any famous french horn players. And since you’ve decided to make that one into a transvestite, I’m completely at a loss (and fyi, slapping a boy mouse into a dress doesn’t make it any less of a sausage fest–it just pretties it up a bit).

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  106. Pasqualli, Rusty, Milo, Carmelita and Manfred… as for who is who, I think it’s obvious.

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  107. The Ferris Mewler Five!

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  108. Murph Mouse and the Magic Tones (sorry – just watched the “Blues Brothers” again. Also, I think the lady should be River Song.

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  109. I know you said no one would want it, but Mouse Sausage would actually be a pretty good band name.

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  110. Louis

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  111. You should name one of them Marcel Mouse, after the famous flautist Marcel Moyse.

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    Patty Symonds

    Since they are from England, and obviously an older group, how about Fleetwood Mouse? John – the conductor (and drummer when needed), Lindsey, Mick, Stevie and Christine (if you decide to dress another one as a girl) or Bob if you want to leave him as a guy. Classic group – Classic Mice.

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    Jim Young

    Get little wigs for them and call the group “Hell Toupee”

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  114. I think the one in the dress should be Ramatoulaye.

    Other suggestions: Howard, Archibald, Roland, Clarence.

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  115. I like Murph and the Magic Tones for the orchestra name:)

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  116. If a tree falls in the forest does anybody sneeze? For one of the mice or the whole band, you decide.

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    Madeleine

    You should name the conductor Mister Bobo, after the man upstairs in Coraline. He owns a mouse circus.

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  118. 121
    Cheryl S.

    My first thought was the band on the Titanic. Their names were Hartley, Bricoux, Brailey, clarke, hume, Krins, Percy Cornelius Taylor and John Wesley Woodward. I think any of those would do. Although Im partial to Hartley and Percy Cornelius Taylor!

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  119. Five Blind(ingly awesome) Mice

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  120. One of them needs to be named Alonso, so you can say “Allons-y, Alonso!”

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  121. I vote that you name the group “Five Dead Mice” (like “Three Blind Mice”.. get it? Ha?)

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  122. Conductor of the Royal Camembert Philharmonic: Franz Klemens Schwarzenberg

    Then, from the left:
    Rudolf Maurer
    Tobias (he prefers to be known as having only one name. Like Madonna. Or Cher.)
    Otto Jurgen Schönfeld
    Annaliese von Bozen (yes, she’s nobility. No, you may not take a picture with her.)

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  123. The mouse in the middle is named Fritzl.

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  124. Gregor von Mouse-tachio and the radiant rodents!

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  125. Knock-knocks

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  126. In honour of the band I was named after, I’d suggest Terry and the Pirates. I think that was also the name of a cartoon or comic strip. You could change the spelling of Terry to Teri (the way I spell it, you know, like Teri Garr. Or Teri Hatcher.) so the girl mouse has a more girly spelling for her name.

    In other news: http://www.amazon.ca/Jenny-Lawson-Terrence-James-Victorino/dp/6138436954/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1333978757&sr=1-3
    WTF? I could do that. I should — I’d finally get published. And $50.48! Wow.

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  127. Ingeborg Von Strumpet (for the female, and she should probably be in a blue dress to bring out her eyes)
    Hector Necket
    Rodrick Brunost
    Pierre Roquefort
    And the conductor: Aleric Danger Stilton.

    and the band should be called “Danger Five” after Aleric “Danger is my middle name” Stilton.

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  128. The one you make the ball gown for should be named Pyllis!

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  129. One of those mice is beggin to be named Carlito.

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    Kwon Faith

    Farnsworth! With the exclamation point, for the guy with the slide trombone. Or The Hide & Surprise Symphony Players:) Rock on, Jenny!

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  131. Chauncey

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  132. Sir Osis of Liver….and/or Chester Holifield

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  133. Clearly the one conducting is named Jean-Jacques

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  134. 137
    Jessica Badger

    Rodney and Sigfried should definitely be used. And maybe Chadwick. Or Zeus!

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  135. The conductor has to be Maestro Mouse. Legit.

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  136. This mouse orchestra could only be better if that was a music box. That rotated. Perfect center piece for every holiday!

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    Andrea G.

    Dino and the Dinosaurs!

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  138. Wait, you don’t like steak? That’s just wrong. Steak is the ultimate version of meat! Mmmm… now I’m hankering for a steak way too early in the morning…

    I think the mice should be named Dimitri, Piotr, Vladimir, Boris, and Anastasiya. They tried out for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but they just didn’t make the cut. Sad.😦

    The End.

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  139. Basil; one of them HAS to be named Basil… Oh, and Wilimina; the one that gets the ball gown should be called Wilimina

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  140. The Kingston trio.

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    Christina M.

    There seems to be a dearth of female names suggested so far, so I’ll throw out Gertrude. Nothing says “I’m a classical mouse” like Gertrude.

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  142. The Decomposing Orchestra

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  143. Littlefield Mouse Orchestra

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  144. Moustro for the lead mouse and everyone would have to refer to him as The Moustro like from Seinfeld. That sh*t cracks me up lol

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  145. Fabian, I think Saxophone Mouse is called Fabian.

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  146. Vermin Ensemble. And if you’re turning the right one into a girl mouse, I suggest Ellouise.

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  147. Um I don’t know what kind of instrument the guy in the center is playing but to me it looks like he’s holding an uzi. So I’m going with Rambo.

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  148. Henrick Bingbot

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  149. The Writer’s Orchestra of Accompaniment, with Harrell, Sheryl, Feral, Meryl, and Dude.

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  150. That group is screaming to be called “Of Mice and Mamba”.

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  151. The guy in the back (I think he has a trumpet) is the self-appointed leader and is named Mr. Pinkerton. The other mice try and call him “Pinky” but when they do he refuses to acknowledge them until they finally relent and just call him Mr. PInkerton just to move practice along.

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  152. The one you’re making the dress for needs to be named Marjorie.

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  153. The Titanic Orchestra, lead by Captain Mouse McDougall. They went down playing….

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  154. Leonard Mousestein for the conductor!!

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  155. There needs to be at least one named “Cheddar Dave”. Probably the one on saxophone, though I’m not picky.

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  156. OH MY GOD I wand celebration mice!

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  157. I think Victor needs to start collecting something of his own.

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  158. Given that these are British mice, I believe you need a Nigel, a Basil (pronounced BAH-sil), a Giles, a Roger, and Penelope (but call her Pippa!) for the lady mouse. Or, you could just call the quintet “The Tallywhackers” and be done with it.

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  159. “Ratsputin and the Mad Monks” BAM! Full group.

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  160. Newt, Ron, Rick, Mitt and Michelle

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  161. The conductor’s name is obviously Gilgamesh.

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  162. Name one Stacey for no reason other than it’s my name & I’ve always wanted a namesake!

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  163. I have a little stuffed mouse named Algernon that I take on vacations and take photographs of as he enjoys things. He met Mickey Mouse last December. He was ecstatic.

    My husband was really sad that I didn’t name him Paws Scaggs. I respectfully offer that name to you, which is appropriate because it is musical.

    p.s. I would like to emphasize that by stuffed, I mean stuffed as in “teddy bear” not stuffed as in “corpse.”

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  164. Reginald. Or maybe Stuart. Possibly Wayne.

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  165. Stuart

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  166. Well, obviously since they’re fancy British mice they need to have fancy British names. Like Abel, Abbott, Abigail, Adamson and Adolph.

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  167. Kosmo, Kira, Kayla, Kiddo & Klancey.
    Not coincidentally the names of our 2 dogs, 2 cats and the bat we “adopted” at the World Forestry Center.

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  168. I’m pretty sure there needs to be a Reginald in the group.

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  169. Bart. For all of them.

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    Texas*Mama

    This sophisticated musical ensemble deserves a sophisticated name: Musical Musculus or maybe even Musicus Musculus. Mus Musculus being the scientific name for the common house mouse.

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    The Other Jenny

    The one with the pointer thing is Micestro!

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  172. Mr Bogangles and then you can sing to them and ask them to dance

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  173. What’s with the box? I mean, they need an orchestra pit, obviously. But…

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  174. Alexander. They are fancy black tie mice.

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  175. Couldn’t one of them wear a polka dot bow tie? Black is so sober for a mouse orchestra. Back row, far right…his name is Vicomte de Souriceau. He’s fallen on hard times and now has to play for his cheese with lowly musicians.

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  176. Emilio Estevez. I know, I know, it seems out in left-field right now but what’s Emilio Estevez doing these days? Probably playing the piccolo.

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  177. Victor. Name all five of them Victor.

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  178. Something about the jaunty way the saxophonist is wearing his bow tie, he strikes me as a ‘Marvin’ Mouse. All their surnames are ‘Mouse’ presumeably?
    And please DON’T stop buying animals without asking Victor first.

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  179. Severus Snape

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  180. They should totally be called Meistro Maximus and the Fabulous Four! I’d watch them perform with a name like that!

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  181. Sam

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  182. It’s clear that the fancy theme must continue on; i mean they are wearing bow ties!

    My vote is for Alfred or Gregory for the leading mouse.

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    Suze/FMIDK

    I’m thinking Georgina for the lovely mouse with the yet to be made gown (perhaps in red?). I can’t wait to listen to your book and I’m thrilled it includes the out takes. That rips:-).
    Thanks heals for making my life a better place to be.:-)
    Xxx

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  184. I feel like since these are musical mice, they all need musical names.
    Therefore: Gustav Mahler, John Lennon, the artist formerly known and once again known as Prince, Stephen Sondheim, and the one who will be in the dress: Dolly Parton.

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  185. theodore

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    Annadanna from Canada

    I LOVE your mice. But I feel bad for Victor. It seems like it must be hard for him to go through life so confused all the time.

    Names? Hmmmm… Desidario. Williamson. Haviland. Mr Fritch. And HockEye.

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    Sergei Rachmouseinoff.:)

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  188. It’s obvious that the mouse you’re going to put a dress on should be called Jezebel. And she could have an ongoing rivalry with Juanita. For the record, I think all the mice in the ensemble should have J names. The only other good one I can think of is Jules. Jules and Jezebel. Those are my only contributions. *sobs*

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  189. One of them HAS to be named “Toulouse”

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  190. Angel Dominguez. Maybe that one needs a tiny handlebar mustache.

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  191. Arugula – veggie names are where it is at. Especially since these mice are sort of in a long-term vegetative state.

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  192. Stella! She’s going to help the others get their groove back.

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  193. Schmancy Pants and the Steak Dinner Gang.:)

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  194. Sometimes, I maybe, for a tiny split second, think I’m on Victor’s side, like this time. And then I saw the picture. They are so totally worth 150 pounds, however much that converts to in dollars. OMG. I love them. My friend who is trying to find a taxidermied meerkat is going to be so jealous.

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  195. Nathaniel, gertrude, Mr. Butterworth, eustice and l-a (pronounced ladasha)

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  196. Micey Gray

    Except of course, she’s white. The mouse, I mean.

    The Count Micey Orchestra

    Squeekze (okay, wrong genre)

    Whiskers and the Hickory Dock Five
    Or is it four? Do they include the bandleader when they do those things?

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  197. Lady Chatterly and her Knaves.

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    Lori Beth

    I think you should name the mouse conductor after Victor.
    Perhaps then he’d feel better about the entire thing.
    Well that, and he’d probably be compelled to make it a pair of pants. :)

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  199. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, I believe the conductor should be named Wallace Hartley (leader of the band that kept on playing). The others you can choose from other band members:
    Fred Clarke
    P.C. Taylor
    G. Krins
    Theodore Brailey
    Jock Hume
    J.W. Woodward

    I dont know if those names are correct- you cant trust the internet

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  200. Because they’re all “fancy mice” I think they should have a small plaque reading “Vanilla Mice playing ‘Mice Mice, Baby in G minor.”

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  201. These mice are just gorgeous. This is why I hope to have taxidermied animal scenes when I’m living in a house with my random husband-like object in ten or twenty years.

    If I get cats, they will just have to live with the fact that the MICE ARE NOT TOYS.

    Anyway. I sense these mice should be named: Levinowitz Saskatchewan (conductor), Cecil Bernard (saxophonist), Xavier Bonaparte (trombone/whatever-the-Fudge-That-Brass-Instrument-Is Player), Marcel Bon Qui Qui (trumpet player), Elizabeth Susan Thatcher-Monroe (french horn player/bad ass feminist woman-mouse).

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  202. MICEstro and the cHORDE

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  203. the lone female — BERNADETTE!

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  204. Why do those mice remind me of the scene in Titantic where the orchestra is playing as the ship is sinking?

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  205. Sir Charles Remington the Third is playing the Sax… Just saying.

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  206. I’m with Cheryl S. The names of the orchestra members on the Titanic… But you’ll need to buy 2 more. (Sorry Victor.)
    http://www.titanic-titanic.com/titanic_band.shtml

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  207. I think the one you are making the evening gown for should be Penelope DiGiorno because mice love pizza.

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  208. Gerta for the girl. But you must say it with a heavy German inflection.

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    rowdykatie

    Peabody Bernaisse

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  210. I think one should absolutely be named Winston Henry Grant Danger Blstamford the third. The third is part of the name, not to be confused with a junior’s junior.

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  211. I think Victor gets so cranky because you haven’t named any of your awesome taxidermied friends after him. It is obvious that the female one should be named Victoria. Possibly Queen Victoria since she’s British and all.

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  212. the band is Blame the System.

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    Herman Mouseter

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  214. I think you should name the one holding the trombone Albert…because he looks remarkably like the mouse of the same name in the classic Christmas cartoon “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” He’ll probably fuck up your clocks while you sleep, too…just like the cartoon mouse. But he’ll have the best of intentions while doing so.

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  215. I think you need an Amadeus and the sax-playing one tells me his name is Coltrane.

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  216. They are the Royal Rodent Orchestra led by Sir Malcolm Mousington and playing a rousing rendition of Stairway to Taxidermy Heaven. That is all.

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  217. Percival and Maxwell. The one in the evening gown should be Isabelle. And because tomorrow is my adorable nephew’s birthday, you should name one Grant.

    I’m so excited for your book to arrive next Tuesday I could almost wet myself. You’re welcome for that image!

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  218. For the band: Mus (from Mus Musculus… scientific name for the house mouse).

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  219. Cameron, Sloane, Jeanie, Charlie Sheen, and Mr. Rooney.

    You’d have to have to make one more dress, sorry.

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  220. Alfred Geller (just use Alfred) — he was a famous Hungarian maestro way back when. He’s also the CEO of Geller Media Management & an attorney who worked on Wall Street!! LOL!!

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  221. Yep, too many mice dick on the dance floor. Or the orchestra floor. Whateves. Hey! Since the mice look like the doomed orchestra of the Titanic and they are re-releasing that shit, maybe you could name it Kate. Or Leo… or KLEO! That’s it- Mrs. Kleo, the psychic cymbal-playing mouse. You’re welcome.

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  222. I like Persephone.. because she was the queen of the underworld.. or Minerva.. just cause it sounds cool

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  223. Well that’s easy. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop; aka the Rat Pack. Of course.

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  224. I feel like the girl should be Felicia.

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  225. I see an Alonso in there and maybe a Frannie. Ooh and a sherlock! The one on the left reminds me of tue great mouse detective.

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    3 of them should be Larry, Darrel and Darryl.

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    Alex Rivera

    Dumbledore’s Army

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  228. I was in a musical play in 4th grade. It was the story of Mozart, only if Mozart and all his people were mice. I was mouse narrator number 3 or something and the lipstick the moms used to make my nose red stained my skin so I more closely resembled the village sot than a mouse for the following week. At any rate, these classically trained mice are begging to be called “Of Mice and Mozart” after our sad rendition of a play.

    Or, barring that, maybe the Rondo Rodents?

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    Jeff Jacobson

    I haven’t read all the comments, so I feel pretty sure someone’s already pointed this out, but the conductor simply must be called “Mice-tro,” right?

    That sounds more like a title than a name, though, so what about Micetro Rod?

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  230. Alistair, Bartemaeus, Chadwick, Donovan, and Ermitrude (you said you were making one a girl, right?)

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  231. I’ve always really liked the name Lyda Anne (with an e of course)

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  232. Bela Fleckosi and the Mousetones. Duh.

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  233. Archibald J. Fluffernuts, Esq.

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  234. I think you should name them Wil Wheaton and Collaters! Or the The Don’t Be a Dick Orchestra featuring Wil Wheaton. (I super love Wil Wheaton and think everything should be named in his honor)

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  235. After you get the one in the evening gown you could call them Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Rythm.

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  236. Well, obviously (and I hope it hasnt been said yet, I didn’t read them *all*) the conductor is “the Micetro!”

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  237. Leonardo, Donatello, Rafael, Michaelangelo, and Splinter.

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  238. Merry Band of Misfits.

    Congrats on the good review! Can’t wait to read your book.:)

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  239. Clearly, the mouse waiting for her evening gown is Abigail

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  240. Persephone. duh.

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    Elizabeth

    Ludwig!

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  242. something along the lines of Door Mouse Quartet or Fancy Mouse Quartet… or Dead as a Door Mouse? Also, I couldn’t decide if they’re a quartet or a quintet. Does a conductor count as a member of the group?

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  243. Starting with the conductor and going clockwise I would name them: Horatio, Archibald, Royce, Bubba (he just REALLY looks like a Bubba) and Lulu (once she gets her dress).

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    Chrissy Marston

    I think the one that will wear an evening gown just screams Donna Noble. I mean, she is British after all.

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  245. Didn’t read through the comments yet. Can I be first (probably not, sigh…) to suggest The Mouseketeer Chamber Orchestra??? And? Victor should totally get off your case because this is probably the best taxidermy purchase you’ve made yet:-)

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  246. Algernon – it would be brilliant on so many levels!!!

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  247. the girl should be henrietta. i dunno. first name that came to mind! lol!

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  248. As a group you could call them The London Mozart Players – as they are British it would work well!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Mozart_Players)

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  249. One must be named Octavius!

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  250. I love the mice!!! Congrats on the good review, and I can not wait to get my hands on your book!
    My husband thinks I’m odd because I’m in love with 2 taxidermied minx. Well, I just read him this blog and he now realizes he’s got it easy!
    So in honor of him and his high school trombone playing days: I’d name the middle mouse “Macthe”.
    And I think the group should be called 150 Pounds of Pennies

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    Mugglemom

    They look like they should belong to The Boston Symphony Mice since clearly the composer is John Mice Williams.

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  252. One should be named O. Just O. O for Oprah’s magazine, the impetus for the purchase as well as for Omaha Steaks, in honor of the steak you did not buy instead. Wait! There are five of them. Give them each one initial. Ready? M … O … U … S … E.

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    saradippity

    Theodupus, Bartholemu, Phydeaux (the girl – “fido”), Brenedon, Mischeveaux (like bordeaux and Phydeaux), Pharl, Maddvox the smeared, Johan the conquerer, Villington Bradview Wiley (all one name) or Fred.

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  254. Nigel. It’s an excellent name. As is Clarence.

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  255. Bartholomew. obviously.

    p.s. cant wait for the book, already have my copy pre-ordered!!

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  256. You should definitely name your lady-mouse Squeaktoria J. Pippington! And the conductor could be Pasquale Mousporani. Someone else already mentioned naming one of the mice Percival and I’m all for that as well. Additionally, Randall Q. Porpington, III, Esq. is a good name for a mouse, I think.:)

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  257. Herr Detweiler.

    (Sorry, “The Sound of Music” was on yesterday and I can’t shake that name from my brain.)

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  258. Archibald Consuelo.

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  259. Algernon of course.

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  260. I like the name Reginald for the one with the french horn (I played french horn once upon a time) unless that’s the girl, then her name should be Lottie… totally Victorian era.

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    Kimberly Cr.

    I know they are ENGLISH and all….but I love me some good Russian history names: Rasputin, Felix, Alexander, Cyril, and Dimitry.

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    a different Jenny

    Louis Lewis. Which is coincidentally my nephew’s name.

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  263. Persnickety Jones and the Cool Slumber.

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  264. # 59 Moooooog35 had excellent names. I giggled at Yo Yo Mouse and Kenny G I sure could go for some cheese. Lol most are quite good though. I’ve always known your friends have great imaginations, myself not so good, so I will leave it to the masters. Good Luck picking a winner.

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  265. Hecate. For the one who gets the evening gown. She was all magicy and witchcrafty and I think she would approve of your taxidermied mice.

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  266. Because writers (especially Victorian writers) would make a kick ass band – Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe. Can’t you just SEE them all together?!

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  267. Thelonious Monk and the Blue Monk Group. Obviously.

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  268. Congrats on the book! (and the good review in OPRAH) There are lots of great name suggestions. If you feel like making five evening gowns, you could name them after the Bennett sisters from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice:’ Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia and Kitty. I think it would be amusing to have a mouse named Kitty.

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  269. From the right front working clockwise: Ms Cornelia Wisebaker, Sir Adam Keysmith, Duke Elijah Trimrunner, Sir Josef Shelfington, and Albie Munkhouse. The Duke only plays with them during his free time since he has a lot of duke-ish duties to perform but loves classical music. Albie is just some kid found on the street playing for food money, but he was very good so they let him join in. Its like instead of picking up trash on the freeway but better and more convenient for them. Mice like convenience.

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  270. Louis (After Louis Jordan, or Louis Prima, or Louis Armstrong) Really there’s a whole lot of Louis’s.

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  271. Beulah!

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  272. I vote the one that gets the dress is named “Rose DeWitt Bukater.”

    If she already has a name, then I vote the conductor’s name be, “Gentlemen-it-has-been-a-privilege-playing-with-you-tonight.”

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  273. I immediately thought of Reginald. Then I did a quick read through and other people have also thought Reginald but you know what that means? I’m right. One of them is definitely named Reginald.

    That’s Reginald, not Reggie, Reg or Nald. His mother named him Reginald and Reginald it will be.

    Also, if you say Reginald enough it doesn’t sound that weird. What does sound weird is the British accent that I have begun using to say the name.

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  274. My nickname is “Mouse of the House” and I have a mouse tattoo… so, yeah.. that works with this post…

    OK… so NOT about me.

    Call one Millicent. Or Malcolm. Aristotle. Chuck.

    Love them!

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  275. Harpo in honour of the reason you purchased them; the review in Oprah’s magazine. Then carry-on the Marx Brothers theme with Groucho, Chico, Gummo and the evening gown bedecked one can be Zeppolina.

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  276. The one getting the dress should definitely be named Persephone.

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    Jeni Lowry

    Humble Beginnings Symphany Orchestra

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  278. The conductor looks like a Fredrick Von Meter to me. But thats just how I see it. Oh and the is the one in the dress going to be a “girl” mouse, our a “guy” mouse dressed like a girl. That could make a lot of difference on the name choice…cause a guy mouse in a dress would be AWESOME and I would call him Vida in honor of Patrick Swazye in the “To Wong Foo” movie. Again, that just my thoughts on the subject.

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  279. The Von Trapp family orchestra. Such a lovely name.

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    Glenn Hendricks

    The Last Song of the Titanic

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  281. Name for Band: Praise Cheesus Jubilee Ensemble

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  282. I think you should name one of the mice Victor, just for spite.

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  283. Bob

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  284. Another vote for Horatio! And you should have a Julian because it’s such a sexy boy name and my husband hates it and even thought we only have girls he said he would never name a boy Julian.

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    Allison H

    Voldemouse, Hairy Potter, Ron Weseally, Hermousine Granger, and Drako Mousefoy

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  286. Awesome. The lovely lady with the French Horn should be named Fredericka Von Mousenhausen. I imagine that she’s a bit of a strumpet (hence the nakedness during orchestra, hussy), but now that she’s playing with the big boys I trust that you’ll attire Fredericka appropriately.

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  287. I would name the band the Tiny Tones. *nods*

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  288. Sir Guathier and he HAS to have a top hat. And then Madame Aerwyna for the one you are going to put into an evening gown.

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    DebbraSue

    The name of the ensemble should be Paws de Quatre

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    Shanna Herndon

    I see a red dress in the future of the female mouse. I also think Fiona would be a fitting name for her:)

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  291. Hickory, Dickery and Doc, for three of them, maybe.

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  292. Victor

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  293. Congrats on the review!! One of them has to be Percy, Wallace or Rory. You could do a Doctor Who theme. The Conductor could be the Doctor. The Sax player has to be Jack because he’s just sexy. The one off to the right is obviously River. The two in the middle are a little tricky. The one with the sword looks like Mickey. The last one is a Wilfred.

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    Barb Butler

    I love this! I love the Mice and thought maybe a group name of The Mousketunes! Or The Rat Pack band?

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  295. Chester. For one of the mice, not for the group. Unless you really want to. It’s your mouse group, so who am I to judge?

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  296. Jenny, congratulations on another wonderful review! I am becoming more attracted to taxidermied animals because of you, but as of yet have not gone out shopping for any. The mice would be very hard to pass up though. I would name the band “All Jazzed Up” featuring Leroy, Red, Sid, Earl , and Bunny. They should be dressed in formal attire.

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  297. Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky for the composer because you’re supposed to spend several minutes remembering at least one mouse’s name. :)

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  298. Prudence Merriweather, for the girl mouse.

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  299. Since they are dead and, obvioulsy, musicians, I would name them after dead musicians… all beginning with the letter J, because I like that letter… and I can’t name 5 other dead musicians from roughly the same time period that all start with the same letter.

    John
    Jerry
    Jim
    James
    Janis

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  300. I think Fievel is befitting such distinguised mice. And of course, then you must have Figaro. So you could do a whole group of F names, and aptly name the band the Funky Vermin. If one of the rodents is a ladykiller, you could call him Fabio. Perhaps Fritz and Felipe could round out the bunch, but only if Felipe is very suave. Hey, Ferris Mewler can be their groupie! lol

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  301. Hugo! Congrats on the book!

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  302. Thelonious Mouse!

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  303. Maybe one should be Stringfellow Hawke. When not performing in the orchestra he is fighting crime and flying Airwolf. Taxidermied pets with secret identities are all the rage.

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  304. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

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  305. Maestro Muenster

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  306. I would name one of them Monk, like Thelonious Monk. Or that obsessive compulsive on TV. Either way!

    PS I love audiobooks!

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  307. Congrats on the great review!!

    My name is Fredward Rattinson.😉

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  308. Wil Wheaton. Definitely Wil Wheaton. And he should probably be the trombone mouse. And the one you’re making the dress for could be Felicia Day. IT WOULD BE LIKE A DEAD MOUSE QUARTET OF FAMOUS PEOPLE.

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    Tricia Law Skaggs

    The female…once she IS female…should be Eleanor! I don’t know why really…Elizabeth came to mind…Emma, even, but no…she should be Eleanor! (As to why they are all E names…I cannot tell you. It seems that is the letter of the day! LOL)

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    monkeyboymama

    To go with a Jazz theme….. Thelonious (Monk), Dizzy (Gillespie), Coltrane, Max (Roach), and Ella. Or if one has a sax, maybe you should throw in a Kenny G or wait….Yanni!!!

    Yanni Van Schnitzel…..could work.😉

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  311. Orchesteral Mousenuevers in the Dark. I’d name a mouse Shandy Gaff (a Victorian drink), or maybe change it to Shandy Geoff.

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  312. Francine + The Steam Engine

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  313. The saxman is Marty. I don’t recognize the others…maybe they’re session peeps?

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  314. Althea for the girl mouse and the boys can be Homer, Olaf, Kingston, Reginald and Palmer.

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  315. The one playing saxophone should be named Tyler.

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  316. John, Paul, George, Ringo, & Alphonse.:)

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  317. Wolfgang Amadeus Mouseart!!!!

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  318. Bernard & Bianca….

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  319. Slagathor.

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  320. Hahahha congrats!

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  321. Pompadour. I’m in Australia, so not sure if I can win. Still… Pompadour.

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  322. Ladies and Gentlemen … it is my honor to present to you ….

    Marsupial Expectations a Quintet

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  323. The one with the raging overbite looks like ‘Niles Chezwad, III’.

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  324. Eggletina.

    That is all.

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  325. Sebastian, please. Love the mice and the blog and can’t wait to read the book! XO

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  326. 330
    Christina

    Clarence, Lawrence , Lenard , Chauncey , Sylvester, Lenard and Lawrence are twins

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  327. Spanky, Eudora, Franz, Lady Chatterly, and Larry, the Oriental guy.

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  328. Obviously the girl one needs to be called Astrid Wordsworth Zickafoose (Her parents wanted a boy, hence the middle name.)

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  329. Haberdasher and the Dickory-Dock Quintet

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  330. Easy: John, Paul, George, Ringo and Squeaky.

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  331. Sir Chivalrous the Brave

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  332. You should definitely name one Hans…it feels appropriate.

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  333. ICK E. EEK

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  334. Jordan, Jonathan, Donny, Danny, and Joey. Joey can be a girl if you want–that name is AMBIGUOUS. Actually, so is Jordan. Your choice.
    (Also, everything ALWAYS goes back to boy bands. Singing groups. Dancing/singing groups. Whatever.)

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  335. You should name them Victor and the Pounds lol; one of them being named Victor, of course

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  336. I am sort of fond of Jeanette and the Sounds of Harmony with guest conductor Stuart von Wackerberg

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  337. Ulcers McCool, one of the mice should be named Ulcers McCool. It’s the coolest name ever. Just throwing it out there.

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  338. I think there should be an Ira and an Irving in the group and maybe a Hortense.

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  339. Obviously, Basil. As in Rathbone. Not the herb. That would just be silly.

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  340. The Squeatles.

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  341. The trumpet player (?) in the back right should be named Hansel. HANsel? Hansel?

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  342. I’d be honored if the “girl” mouse (the one designated for the evening gown) was named Hildegarde.:)

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  343. Vivian’s, ninane, Lancelot, Merlin, and jack.

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  344. How about Sabrina von Maus? The one on the right looks like a Sabrina von Maus.

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  345. Aardvark Finkelstein

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  346. Since they are British…Piers, Rhys, Rex, Rupert, and the cross-dressing (transgendered? Is this an official conversion?) one, Alfie.

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  347. Mause Fangen Muikquintett

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  348. The Catsnack Quartet, led by Wilhelm von Squeakencheese

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  349. The conductor is clearly a Wolfgang.

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  350. Obviously one deserves the title of Nikolai.

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  351. Basil (like the Mouse Detective).

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  352. One definitely needs to be a Victor.

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  353. One of them definitely wants to be Ferdinand.

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  354. I think one of them needs to be named Geronimo.

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  355. I’m pretty sure that conductor’s name is Sir Mouskie Von Fluffin….the Third.

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  356. The one playing the sax is named Beauregard. It’s the Glenn Mouser Orchestra.

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  357. 362
    Samantha J.

    The Supper Club Jaunt

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  358. Beyonce. You don’t even have to remember a new name.

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  359. 364
    Stephen Jeffrey

    Conway the Conductor and Flo the Flautist

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  360. I think the composer looks like Sir Tailwick to me! Or perhaps “Chappie” and they call him “Ol’ Chap” oo that’s a good nicname!

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  361. I think the conductor should be called Leopold. Even if you decide the conductor is female.

    ESPECIALLY if you decide the conductor is female.

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  362. Modest Mice? Nah, they need to be more hipster for that name. Um…I can’t come up with anything else that isn’t too ‘cheesy’. See what I did there?

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    Stephanie L.

    Well, it is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, so I vote: John Wesley Woodard, Percy Cornelius Taylor, Theodore Bradley, John Clarke, etc. the band playing as the Titanic sank. These mice are obviously playing as the mouse Titanic sank!

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  364. Winton Mousellis would be nice for the trumpet player. But I’m also rather found of Alphonse Nikolai Patchinko.

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  365. I know it’s been used before, but I heart me some Beyonce.

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  366. I can’t read through all 355 comments right now, so this may have already been suggested:

    But, obviously, the one with the baton is MICEstro. Obviously.

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  367. I went to a restaurant recently that had a cut of steak that was $130. Your mice are a near perfect equivalent to a nice steak dinner in Bellevue, WA.

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  368. 374
    Karin Newman

    Mr Bojangles

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  369. Bernie, Ernie, and Oscar for the three in the back. Contessa for the one who’s going to be in an evening gown and the conductor should be Mr. Cat.

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  370. You should name them after the most fantastic & awful Disney Channel band of all time……. The Party. (Albert, DeeDee, Chase, Tiffani & Damon). Look up a video, they are fab.

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  371. Bruno

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  372. 378
    Michelle R

    The entire orchestra is obviously called: The Aristocrats!

    Not to be confused with the Aristocats. Because that would add a totally unneccesary level of tension to their performance.

    Can’t wait for the book! Cheers!

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  373. I’ve always thought Leonard would be a great name for a mouse. Victor reminds me so much of my husband… the poor guys!

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  374. 380
    Erin Steele

    Jebediah Shabumpkin and the Hobbledehoys. And well done on all the great book reviews!

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  375. Alistair
    It’s sophisticated, and then I’d totally hear him talking in Steve Valentine’s voice whenever I see the pic…which would be awesome!

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  376. 382
    Shawna Knight

    I shall call him George and I shall love him and squeeze him and take care of him forever…. I think the conductor should be called George:)

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  377. The mousekateers, the slutty years
    Christina, Justin, brittney! Ryan gosling ( because you always have to say his full name) and Annette just to give a kudos to the original

    Jww

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  378. This is obviously the mouse orchestra that were playing the night the Titanic went down. The reason they’re for sale at such a low-low price is due to the hundred year anniversary. Their tiny hearts? They WILL GO ON. As will the music. Rock it out, tiny drowned mice. You kept the music playing to keep the tiny mice families calm that cold night after the humans screwed it up for you. We salute you.

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  379. I don’t know what their names are but I am SURE they are playing “Fur Elise.”

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  380. One time i had those shoes with the fake water and plastic fish in them, and one time i was wearing them when i was really drunk. anyway, i named all the fishies and now i can’t remember what i named them all, but one was definitely ‘Candy’ and one was ‘Cookie’. I don’t think these are good names for these fancy mice, i just thought it was a tangentially related story (in that we are naming animals that are not actually alive; although the fish in my shoes never were alive, but a lot of people asked if they were. i don’t know how that would have worked…) that would be amusing.
    Anyway! you should name the one that you give a dress Annabelle Pamela Elliot the Third (points if you identify my three favorite shows those names are from! i don’t know what the points will be for, but you will have them anyway). there aren’t nearly enough female names with numbers after them.

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  381. 387
    monkeybelle

    “Svetlana and the Orchestral Dream.”

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  382. Lady Arianna Jarlsberg, Sir Cam M. Bert, Count Guido di Marscapone, Marquis du Roquefort, and Bill Cheddar (Jack Monteray was just too obvious) beacuse, clearly, they are aristocracy….

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  383. Oh, you could name them after The Young One’s since they were purchased in pounds! Mike, Vyv, Neil and Rick. Although that may not be fancy enough.

    Good Brit names: Alfred, Baldric, Dabney and Dicky. Oh wait! Sausage names!

    Dicky, Johnson, Mr. Richard and Rod.

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    Stephen Molz

    Victor may also wish to point out that 150 lbs of pennies is worth about $272.73 – not including the cost of the wheelbarrow.

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  385. Wallace Hartley and the Titanics?

    http://www.webtitanic.net/framemusic.html

    Too soon?

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  386. The one with the dress should be Beatrice.

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  387. Panache Mouse (cause he has some serious flair and flamboyance— just look at the way he raises that stick. Yep, he’s a badass) and the Fancy Schmancy White Mice Symphony.

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  388. Tell Victor you are being heart healthy. Mice are much better for you than steak.

    How about “Mouzart”

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    WatcherJohn

    Romana Mouse

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  390. 396
    Tamara Tipton

    The girl should be Petunia Googleheimer. This was my dad’s nickname for me as a child, which sounds incredibly creative, until I realized it was also my baby sister’s nickname too! Anyway, I always thought it was a cool name, and I would be honored if you chose it!

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    Danielle St. John

    I kinda like the idea of putting them all in dresses. The three instruments I can see and the conductor are all generally associated with men, so I’m all for throwing gender stereotypes out the window.:) (Although, I just looked again and saw the bow ties, which makes it more understandable that they’re all guys.)

    I guess it really depends on what kind of ensemble you want them to be. It’s a strange conglomeration of instruments. Sax, French Horn, Trombone, and one other that’s hard to see. You don’t generally see a group of just those. I would think to see a piano or a percussionist of some sort, maybe some sort of string player.

    So, given its unorthodox nature, I would go with experimental-20th-century-musician-type names, like Gustav (Mahler), (Charles) Ives, Philip (Glass), and maybe Maurice (Ravel) or Arnold (Schoenberg). For the lady, I’d go with something classy, like Angela, or Alexandra, or Elizabeth (two of those are name of women I’ve known that play FH, the other is just a name I like).

    I realize that the seriousness with which I considered all of this makes me a pretty hardcore music nerd, but given that we’re discussing names for a small taxidermied rodent orchestra, I imagine I’ll fit right in.:)

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  392. Arturo–for the conductor.

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  393. It’s too bad there’s not a violinist in the bunch or he could be Itzhak Squirrelman.

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  394. Forgive me if it’s already been said, but clearly “Winston Mousalis” is a must!

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    Autumn C.

    Herbert Van Schnozzwell!

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  396. Capt’n FancyPants

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  397. My eight month old daughter seems to think Vivalcheese would make a hilarious name.

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  398. One of them should definitely be named Gilgamesh. They need epic names. And Beatrix for one of the girls (there really needs to be more than one girl for it not to be a sausage party).

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  399. The Mousicians

    Victor is totally being a buzz kill! Doesn’t he understand that the allure of classical rodent taxidermy is so profound in your life that if you didn’t indulge you wouldn’t be the amazing person you are, AND that he loves!

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  400. Rory Rodentia and The Squeaky Wheel — Rory is obviously the conductor and the group goes by the name, The Squeaky Wheel.

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  401. Hootie &the Blowmice

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  402. Johann, Sebastian, Etcetera, Mastropiero and Harold.

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  403. Padraig Winchester

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  404. Guinevere. Just because.

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  405. The girl is Seraphina.

    Obvi.

    I cannot wait for next week!! Congrats, Jenny!

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  406. Victor…. if you name one Victor, he will fall in love with them!!

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  407. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and The Other One.

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    MichelleSchell

    Henry for one, just to be different than the rest

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  409. How about Jazzy Rodent and his Four man band?

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  410. Farnsworth, Aloysius, and Graves for some of the boys. Cookie for the lady mouse.

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  411. Hubert.

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  412. I think you should name the conductor Wallace Hartley. That was the guy that lead the band on the titanic as it was sinking.

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    NtYtCrzyCatLdy

    Mouseheim Steamroller. Can’t wait to read the book!

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  414. Congrats on the new mice. They are lovely. I think you should name the conductor Victor Pounds Fancy Mice as a tribute to Victor’s fancy math…

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  415. Hildegard is, by far, the best rodent name I know. And Hepzibah ranks a close second.

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  416. Fitzgerald Q. Parmigian; Master of the Saxophone!

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  417. One of them totally needs to be named Bentley.

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  418. Yanni, Kenny G and …thinking on the rest.

    There is a shop in the little downtown area near me that has a taxidermied bobcat. I think of you every time I pass by it.

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  419. Chuck.

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  420. In reading through the comments, I see I’m not the only one to acknowledge that these are the Titanic mice. Which means that it is now fact, because it has been mentioned more than once on the internet. And while a single internet source is cause for mere speculation, two sources? Time for their own wikipedia page.

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  421. Yo-yo Mouse

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  422. Wait, there’s a girl? So the other one is LaToya. Obvs.

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    Kelly Bradshaw

    I just saw Titanic in 3D and your mice remind me of the quartet that was playing as the ship was sinking (except there are 5 mice and not four) Maybe you could put a life vest on one of them? Music to die by . . . As far as names . . . Maybe British names? Alfred, Nigel, Mortimer, Sigmund, Edward, andrews, Stewart, Lizurbeth(drunk variation on Elizabeth), Abigail, or proper names like Mr Snuffalupagus, or Zombie names!!! Maybe you should name one Oprah?

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  424. Okay, the maestro needs to be Benedict del Maestro (becasue that’s the first maestro name that I found on the interwebs) and I think the one in the gown should be named Josephine. It’s one of my favorite names, and Josephines are classy ladies who would play in an orchestra and wear ball gowns.

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    Octochicken

    Piper, Penny, Alphonse, Pierre and Todd.

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  426. I’d like to vote Vladamir… for all of them… even the girls.
    Oh! And how about the Mouskestra?!

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  427. The Jackson 5: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael…I’m sure Michael wouldn’t mind wearing a red sequin jacket.

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  428. I’ve been itching to name something “Barbacoa Taco”

    Like a horse.

    Or a dead mouse.

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  429. I used to have a hooded rat named Maurice. So I’m going with that.

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  430. Maria Von Trapped

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  431. The Boston Mouse-acre Five! (Like the Boston Massacre but with mice)

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  432. walter.

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  433. Clementine for the lady mouse.❤

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    Susan Crippin

    Maestro Capriccio, Hildebrand, Lehrbass, Lietmotif, Badbum

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  435. I think the female must be Camilla Cheddar. That’s both royal and British!

    They really are awesome!

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  436. OMD – Orchestral Maneuvers of the Dead

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  437. The one in the middle reminds me of my grandpa, so I suggest you name him Garth.

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  438. For some reason, I strongly feel the conductor mouse is “Alejandro.”

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  439. Sir Wilton Periwinkle and His Band of Misfit Mice

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  440. These mice are too distinguished to not have names that sound like a grandparents. I’m going with Reginald for a male mouse and Gertrude for the one getting the dress.

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  441. Pretty sure you should just name them all after Victor and things he loves, as a type of ‘you know they’re awesome now, *you’re welcome*’

    or Rose. Name the girl Rose. (Not after Titanic. After Dr Who.)

    Oh shit. You need an animal to be ‘The Doctor’.

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  442. The girl mouse, well the one you’re making the gown for, should be “Celestina”. It works as a high class orchestra name and it also works as a great cabaret name for her nights off from the symphony.

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  443. You have to name one Victor. Just to spite him. Love the mice!

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    Sandra (a.k.a. Sandrandan)

    You should name the conductor “Victor.” Then your Victor will be so flattered and pleased that he will gladly help you gather enough change to make up 150 pounds.

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  445. Edwina Poppycock

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  446. Ok so the group is called the knights….
    1. the female is Shelby Consergo and she has a love for fine art and long walks in the park.
    2. Horatio McCool grew up on the hard streets of Dublin and only his only possession was his Sax which kept him fed many a night.
    3. Bad boy Juan Vazkez fought his way to America with grit, determination, and a lot of hard knocks.
    4. Sylvestro Carolla named after his father the famous Mafia Boss from New Orleans, he live a quiet southern life on a country farm playing his flute for the cows. His father never approved..
    5. Victor Oswald has always enjoyed being boss, so when the opportunity to become a conductor arose he jumped on it. Finally earning his families approval.

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  447. The sax player needs to be Clarence – I miss that guy so much, and then he can be the token white black mouse in the band.

    And – your book comes out next week, and the week after that it will be on a plane with me traveling to France – I’m soooo excited! I can’t wait -for the book, and the trip!

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  448. I definitely think one of them should be named Victor. And one should be named Bob. The girl needs to be Nancy Drew.:) I got nothin’ for the other two.

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  449. Duke Mousington and His Little Band.

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    aaron heil

    atleast one should be Nigel Pertwee!

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  451. I’m going to suggest Zephyr. Zep for short.

    That picture is WAY too much of a sausage fest. Glad you’re putting a dress on Esmerelda (my other name suggestion).

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  452. I vote for naming them after the musicians on the Titanic who played while the ship sank. Of course there were 8 members of the orchestra so you need 3 more mice.
    William Hartley – bandmaster
    WT Brailey
    Roger Bricoux
    JF Clarke
    JL Hume
    G Krins
    PC Taylor
    JW Woodward

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  453. Devlin Smooth and the Mousketones. Duh.

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  454. Scaramouche! Only… Scaramouse!

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  455. Kermit Muffins and the Rebirthed Mouse Band.

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  456. The one who dons a ballgown should be christened Sabrina Nonesuch von Mouserhausen.

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  457. Well I pre-ordered your book about three months ago, but then I heard that the audio version has “hilarious outtakes” and decided I could not live without the audio book as well:-). I’m thinking that, because your stuffed animals obviously suffer from Victor’s racist tendancies Pride and Prejumice would make a good band name:-)

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  458. OF COURSE this is clearly Reepicheep and The Narnians. Because who is the bravest, most valiant mouse? And what are you going to name a stuffed lion if you ever get one? Yeah. I think you know the answer.

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  459. I think you should name him Francesco Paoli. Francesco Paoli is the drummer for Fleshgod Apocalypse, and. Think he’d be seriously honoured to have a taxidemied orchestral mouse as a namesake. At least I’d be stoked to have a mouse namesake, so I can’t imagne why he wouldn’t be too😉

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  460. Penelope

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  461. The Whiskertail Quartet Featuring The Song Stylings of Carlotta LaStrange.

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  462. 468
    Stephenie

    Debussy. Definitely Debussy. Or, Ives. These mice just beg to have composer names.:)

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  463. 469
    Brian in NJ

    Colin, Nigel, Alistair, Imogen, and Fred the Conductor. Who’s getting a spinoff, clearly.

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  464. Da Vid- Basically David, but fancy!

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  465. Johann Mouse, get it? Like Johann Strauss – but for a mouse?
    Or I used to have a pet rat that I named Bob Villa. You could go with that…

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  466. I agree with an earlier comment – they’re clearly playing jazz. Or maybe show tunes. How about Judy (Garland) or Liza (Minelli) for the one in the evening gown?

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  467. Ferdinand. Because the flautist totally looks like a Ferdinand.

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  468. 474
    Jess Anderson

    One of them is dying to be “Victor” of course…or perhaps…”Victoria”

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  469. 475
    Jennifer Compton

    I totally think they are street mice from the Big Easy – playing for dollars in the French Quarter – so my names are : Gustav, Gaston, Armand, Alphonse, and Evangeline –

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  470. Engleburt, must have one named Engleburt

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  471. Hieronymus
    Athelstan

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  472. Dame Elizabeth and the Mad Hatters. Of course they need cool hats!

    Alyssa p.

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  473. the director should be Frederico Cheddaro. The others cant have as good of names as his, but close.

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    Caitlin G33kling

    How about Earl Grey for the conductor? Earl Grey and the Twinings.:)

    Congrats on the book. I can’t wait for my copy. I’m sure I will stay up all night giggling and be done by morning. I’ll try to pace myself.

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  475. Gerdhoff Flugenhorn!

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  476. victor 1.0, victor 2.0, etc…that way when you talk to them, it will be super confusing for victor 0.0. he’ll think you are talking to him, but really you will be conversing with your mousechestra. the fact that i assume you will talk to your dead mice is disturbing, but i know i would…

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  477. I haven’t read all the comments, so please excuse me if there is repetition here. This entry made me internet search “mice in history” (who knew there is so much to know about this!), and I found the following at http://www.afrma.org/rminfo4b.htm:

    “The First Fancy
    It was during the 1700s that the mouse fancy really got its start. In Japan they were increasing in popularity not just as pets but as breeding animals, and many people were experimenting with producing new colors. In 1787 a booklet called The Breeding Of Curious Varieties Of The Mouse was written by Chobei Zenya, a Kyoto money exchanger. This booklet included a number of drawings, descriptions of several breeding programs, recipes for creating specific colors, and mention of a number of varieties. These included Albino, Black, Black-Eyed White, Champagne, Chocolate, Lilac, and Recessive Spotting.”

    In honor of the first fancy mice I nominate Champagne, Lialac and Recessive Spotting. For the final two in the chamber music quintet, it seems appropriate that one is Chobei Zenya, and reading further in the article, the last should be Walter Maxey, “father of the mouse fancy” and founder of the National Mouse Club in Britian.

    I have to say, though, I’m also inclined toward the name of the owner of the first winning mouse at the National Mouse Club’s original show, Ursula Dickinson, or even her mouse, Dutch Even.

    Fancy mice, historical reference, interesting names – what’s not to love, and seemingly appropriate for your latest taxidermied acquisition.

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  478. Morgan Freeman. What mouse wouldn’t want that name?

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  479. The one playing the saxophone looks like a Willoughby. Willoughby needs a top hat.

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  480. This made me laugh until I cried. If these conversations with Victor are made up, kudos to your imagination. If they are real, congratulations on an awesome relationship!

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  481. Siegfried, Albrecht, Tansy, Joseph of Arimathea, and Cora.

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  482. allegro andante adagio allegretto… the conductor could be presto

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    Christine

    Sixel. Son of Fievel. During his brief rebellious “rock fiddle” phase he temporarily went by “Syxel”, but he’s back to Sixel now.

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  484. Hans von Bulow.

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  485. Leisl and the Von Trapp Quartet?

    Or, you know, the Ratson Five. Which is just wrong.

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  486. I have 4 boys and my Hubby picked out names that were nixed for the birthcertificates… Although they were creative… I couldn’t possibly torture my children for the rest of their lives… If you were to pick his names…he would be ever so immortilized…:) 1. Gunter Boltov 2. Ruteger Poindexter 3. Shango Bunny and 4. Shafter Antwone. (They turned out Adam, Gage, Ethan, and Seth..all perfectly good names too).

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  487. Band name: 5 Blind Mice.

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  488. 494
    Jen Graham

    Robespierre, Faulkner, Gogol, Juan and Bob

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  489. I say they are the Von Trapps…

    Moustopher Von Trapp
    Mousereen Von Trapp (the one in the dress to be obviously)
    Mousebert Von Trapp
    Mousey Von Trapp
    Hank Von Trapp (the baby)

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  490. If you’re making one a lady, I think she’d be named Jocelyn!

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  491. The mousekateers

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  492. Art Garfunkel. This name idea is for the one who will end up in the gown.

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  493. Well the lead mouse should be called Mice-tro for sure! Congrats on your book!

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  494. They need fancy names like Sir Wigglesbottom esq. and Dame Matilda von Mouseroy

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  495. The boys…(all sausage varieties)
    Weisswurst, Lap Cheong, Landjager, and Haggis Von Helwig

    The girl…
    Susan Boyle

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  496. If you like the classics than as a group call them “Die Fliedermaus”

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  497. Fautus Razz Putin

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  498. I can only offer the name Julio Quintas because it’s really fun to say.

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  499. I think at least one should be a Sir. Commanding presence demands a sir! So Sir Cunningham. Or something equally British. I think they are all British. Except for the yank playing the sax, he’s from Louisiana. He adds the pep, and randomly plays the blues. Rebel.

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  500. Although I think making a tiny ball gown for the mouse is cool, is the mouse you’re putting it on actually a girl mouse? If not, you might be facing years of bills for mouse therapy for a mouse who’ll now have issues with gender identity disorder.

    Make sure you make her dress red just like yours; and when it’s done have Victor take of photos of the two of you all dressed up.

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  501. Barnabus, Huxley, Linford, Jonesy, and Wanetta (for the girl).

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  502. Horatio Hornblower and the HouseMouse Five.

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  503. Fernando
    Franchesca
    Frank
    Franco
    Francis

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  504. YOu should go with niles, giles, and miles and then name the girl one regina (mainlybecause the british pronounce it like vagina) the last one you should call crumpet because at least one of them should have a not so stuffy name

    have a great day!!

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  505. Newburger, Terrance, Bastian, Michelina, & Eric.

    And remind Victor that he should really be grateful that you fancy celebration mice & not celebration bison.

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  506. CLEARLY the mouse with a sax is Kenny G. Because a sax doesn’t really belong in an orchestra, and Kenny G doesn’t really belong ANYWHERE (even if he is always showing up to parties, like that time he showed up at my birthday party…*shudders*. Oh, wait. That was Katy Perry’s party.)

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  507. One should be called Rambo, just to help offset all the daintiness in the orchestra.

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  508. Bobby.

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  509. The one with the trombone is clearly Percival “Toots” McCoy. I recognize him from when he used to play the rodeo circuit.

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  510. Leo or Bernie – – short for Leonard Bernstein. American. If you went with Bernie, you could turn him into a her quite easily. I actually did know a woman named Leo once. STG. She wasn’t very friendly. Maybe she didn’t like her name. She had white hair. And was old. I guess I just talked myself into favoring Bernie. You don’t want your female dead mouse to go through the rest of her non-life hating her name.

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  511. I am quite sure that the, soon to be dressed in a dress, mouse should be named Olivia.

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  512. Victor, Victorola, Vinny and Victoria… To pay homage so to speak

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  513. Lady Lagoda and The Little Big Band.

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  514. Myrtle’s Mousechestra of Fun! They play furiously….or furiosly…take your pick!

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  515. The lady mouse should most definitely be called Giselle. And I love them.

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  516. There are so many worse things in life that you could be purchasing! Victor should be pleased that it’s only dead mice playing instruments. And again, remind him that it’s not towels… As far as names go, I love names that mean something and, in this case, I have chosen names that all mean some form of white (bright, brilliant, light). They are as follows:

    (conductor) Cuthbert (means brilliant)
    (the rest) Finnegan (white)
    Luis (Light)
    Kent (White, bright)
    and Colina (means girl)

    I so love naming things!! LOL! Good luck with your search and I hope that I win!!

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  517. At least two of them should be Benjy and Frankie from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!

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  518. Someone here MUST be named Percival.

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  519. Cannonball Mouserley for the saxophonist.

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  520. Toulouse would be an EXCELLENT name for a mouse:)

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  521. The conductor should be called Leotard Bernstein

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  522. Xavier is a fantastic name for a Fancy Mous-ic Conductor. I am going to treat myself and buy your book. It will be my red dress. Thank you for being furiously happy.

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  523. 529
    Christine W

    I propose naming the Conductor Milquetoast Mousington. Everyone knows conductors are boring. And wield big sticks.

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  524. I literally cannot read a post of yours without laughed so hard my stomach hurts. I don’t watch reality tv but if you made a show I would.

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  525. So. ONE of them HAS to be named The Doctor. Because they are wearing bow ties and as you know, bowties are cool. You so need to find and/or make a little fez to put on the one named the doctor. And a mini banana. Because you should always bring a banana to a party.

    I love them. If I weren’t kind of freaked out by taxidermied small animals I would totally start my own collection. Instead I’ll stick to Monster High Dolls and one day maybe I’ll have the courage to start my own taxidermied army.

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  526. Is that a trombone or trumpet straight back? He looks like a Mr. Smythe to me.

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  527. Oh and Ozzy

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  528. 534
    Tammy Derrigan

    Orchestral Mousenoeuvres in the Dark

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  529. Algernon.
    Tell me someone besides me had to read Flowers for Algernon in English class!

    Also, lady mouse is Victoire. Named after the Harry Potter character who was in turn named after the French word for victory.
    So in a roundabout way it’s naming her “victory”…aka, “whoo, I bought five taxidermied mice online! I win! VICTORY!”
    Also it sounds like Victor so when people visit you can go “please, look at Victoire” and when Victor goes “I think they see me” you can go “geez, Victor, I was talking about the mouse!”

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  530. I think the girly mouse could be a Yolanda.

    The boys could be Victor, Victor, Victor, and Victor. Honor that Husband, Yo’.

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  531. The conductor is clearly Leonard Mousestein.

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  532. Leopold (Stokowski) for the conductor:)

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  533. The girl can be Hickory. They can be Hickory and the Docks.

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  534. You should name one steak, that way you still got celebratory steak.

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  535. Queenie, Raphael, Orpheus, Jupiter and Butch

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  536. Jim Beam, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuevro, and Bailey (for the girl mouse, obv). Because those mice look like they are drunking!

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  537. Hmmm. Tough one. I work in a lab with mice so I might call them…. The specimen quartet featuring band leader Mouse Davis.

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  538. Englebert. There simply are not enough mice named Englebert anymore.

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  539. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, plus three other obscure Shakesperean names. Or, since you’ve got five, name ’em for the Jacksons!

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  540. 546
    Heather herriage

    WINSTON….ohhhhhhhhhh and PHINNAEUS!

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  541. Algernon Chauncey and Eurethra Trixie for two. Those are some of the names my parents told people they were naming unborn babies back in the day.

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  542. 548
    Christina

    Rupert Cumberbottomshire.

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  543. If you make a ball gown for the one you could call her Vermina.

    If you get tired of the genteel look and want to change it up, give them guitars, make them punk outfits and Mohawks and call them Hanta Virus. I mean, how perfect is that name for a punk band? “We….are…HANTA VIRUUUSSSSSS!”

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  544. Grand Master Crash and the Wrecking Crew

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  545. 551
    Christina

    Sir Edward Squeakerton.

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  546. The most famous of the mice in your orchestra is Mabel. She was a solo act until directed to become part of an orchestral quintet after a particularly dark Tarot Card reading.

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  547. Trombone dude definitely looks like a Rupert. Rupert Huggington. He looks a little stuffy.

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  548. Clearly, the maestro is Baron Von Trapp. Duh.

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  549. My mouse’s name is Hazel, but she’s brown and not dead yet, so she’s probably not a good inspiration for names. I have to say, though, that the saxaphonist’s name clearly should by Cyril. It just is.

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  550. The Aristo-mice.

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  551. Wilbur, Tesla, Genniveive, Silas, and Bob.

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  552. Pachelbel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Bach. But mostly Pachelbel, because come on! You could nickname him Pocky!!!

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  553. I like the name Pumpernickel for the conductor. Pumpernickel and the Limburgers..?

    No. Pumpernickel and the Grevé’s..?

    NO. Pumpernickel and the Yorkshire Blues. Fancy, British mice.

    Or just the Yorkshire Blues.😀

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  554. The group should totally be called the Fancy Five! – and the individual names must be Frederick, Fabrizio, Fabrice, Fabio, and Falala….. to keep with the “F” trend:) Congrats on the Oprah review!! Counting down the days – can’t wait!!

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  555. 562
    Melanie J

    The Grateful Dead Mice! Oh and congrats on your Oprah review! I’m counting the days until I get my copy!:)

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  556. Amaranthine. It means eternally beautiful.

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  557. Oh look! It’s Lord Broderick von Wheaton and the Wine-Slushee Quartet!

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  558. Sir Fernando C. Bompane Von Fagga Woppa (the orchestra leader. He looks like a sir)

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  559. John Lennon
    Paul McCartney
    George Harrison
    Ringo Starr
    Stuart Sutcliffe

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  560. all I know is that the evening gown must be RED… and the wearer is Her Ladyship Godiva Incognito.

    I’m terrible at this, but I hope to win. Random, right?😉

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  561. Winston. Definitely one of those mice should be a Winston. Also, I like the name Doc for the one that looks like “Doc.” You know, that one.

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  562. Emilio, Alejandro, Ernesto, Fausto, and Joaquin. They strike me as debonair, mysterious Spanish mice.

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  563. 570
    Kim Ramsey

    I think the collective group should be called Guns and Rodents

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  564. Princess Willamina Rodentouski

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  565. Gwenyth Farckleberry and the Furry Wind Quartet

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  566. 573
    Brandi Gollihue

    The one with the sax should be Bill Clinton.

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  567. The one conducting is definitely Arcturo Funnybottom..

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  568. I think they should be called Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Bob. Because, there always need to be a Bob.

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  569. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary (the one with the future evening gown), and Thyme. Oh, and the conductor is most definitely Frankincense.

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  570. 577
    Katie Rose

    Well the one you are about to put a dress on should obviously be called Eunice.

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  571. 578
    Kimberlee

    Calliope Mactavish, musical prodigy, struggling to find her way in the competitive world of classically trained quartets.

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  572. 579
    Amy Bartz

    Well, I’m kind of a sentimental sap today (my great aunt died) and I was thinking…

    Willena, Delores, Donald, Gordon, Victor. (As a group, they could be the Jochims Jazz Quintet.)

    These are the names of my grandmother and her siblings. The aunt who passed away today (Carol) was married to Victor, and now Victor is the only one left alive of the group. I find it would both confuse my grandma as to why I would have mice named after them – and yet she’d understand. People in those days DID dig up bodies, so a few taxidermied mice shouldn’t faze her.

    If you only need one female name, the girls were often shortened to Lena or Dee, so you could play with those.

    I’m a pretty bad sentimentalist.

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  573. 580
    Derick Willis

    Dress one in a bathrobe like The dude and call it…. The Big Le-Mouse-ki.

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  574. Mice in Refrain – newest musical mouse wonders!

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  575. The girl needs to be Zelda. And the group would have to be Zelda and the Cheesemongers.

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  576. Really, they name themselves.

    The Mouseketeers (why does that sound familiar?)

    Athos
    Pathos
    D’Artagnan
    Aramouse
    Milady de Winmouse (after you put the one on the right in a dress)

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  577. I suggest naming one Senor Raton.:)

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  578. Well, I was looking for a mouse with a violin in there, but didn’t see one. Looks like a Brass band with silver brass, so maybe you should call the group “The Silver Brassketeers”
    Now, on to naming the director/conducter: Serge Mouskousseviteky
    pronouncing the first name (seir-hay)

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  579. Congratulations on the book! I think the one on the right looks like a “Valencia”… “Valencia Snufflebottoms.”

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  580. The one who’ll eventually earn a dress should be the Lady Edelmira Contraviola Stuart. The others are clearly her ne’er-do-well brothers Littleton, Blogginton, and Stuart.

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  581. For the girl: Fancy. Because they are fancy mice. Too literal?

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  582. Igor Rodentski

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  583. 591
    Dee Holtz

    Evie and the mousers!:)

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  584. one of the mice’s names could be Fancy. Fancy, the fancy mouse. Here’s your one chance, Fancy, don’t let me down. (a la Reba)

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  585. No, they’re British. Clive, Stanley, Morris and George… collectively known as the Furberry Quartet. George is a drag queen.

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  586. 594
    Lelain de Peche

    How about Violet or Archibald?

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  587. We shall call him George, and we will love him and squeeze him

    Alternatively, Timmy, who can be rescued from the well

    Steve Maustin, Mouse Barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic mouse. Steve Maustin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.

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  588. 596
    Sassy Irish Lass

    I believe they should all have names that are actually rodent-spread diseases, but sound very fancy with the addition/subtraction of a letter or two:
    Salmonello
    Tularemi
    Favuso
    Hantaviria
    and
    Stu. just cause.

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  589. For the soon-to-be-female/trans mouse: Iona Fern

    Don’t ask me why… I know it has nothing to do with mice or cheese. It’s just two vintage names that I sandwiched together. I’m ashamed at my own punny-ness, but once I got the name in my head I couldn’t think of anything else I liked nearly as much!

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  590. 598
    Char Vanderweel

    Group name: Deadmaus 5

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  591. My submission(s):
    Paul N. Oates (Trombone)
    Lafayette Darjeeling or William William William “The Repeater” (The Conductor)
    Ichabod “Sticky Icky” Flechman (Sax)
    Sterling Pennywhistle (French Horn)
    and for the gal – Mango Fanbottom or Gold Lame (Flute, I’m guessing here because I can’t see but thought it would be funny and an homage to American Pie.)

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  592. Crap. Forgot #5. I’ll join someone above and go with Winston. It fits.

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  593. 601
    Anonymous

    Muridae VonWhiskers

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  594. I don’t know why, but I think one should be named Rupert.

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  595. 603
    Heather R

    Garcon de Papier, the floutist

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  596. Sir Nevil Mousier and the Academy of St. Francis of the Moor.

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  597. The ‘to be’ female mouse to the right has a proper name of Maybelline Mayweather but all her friends call her May May.

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  598. 606
    Jennifer N.

    Muridae VonLeithia

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  599. Winnafred

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  600. The sax player ought to be called Josephine. That way you can make a suit and a dress in honor of Tony Curtis.

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  601. I love them and think there should be an Elliott and a Newman in the orchestra!

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  602. Emilio Briefcase and the Pamphletettes.

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  603. Please call at least one of them the Sydney Opera Mouse. Plese don’t judge me, I’m Australian.

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  604. Leonardo. That seems like a fitting name for a fancy mouse. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to buy a copy of the audiobook if I don’t win…out-takes? That sounds like epic awesomeness!

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  605. 613
    Lokigrins

    Just for sheer irritation…name them all Victor

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  606. Sausage, Party of 5, your table is ready!!!!!

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  607. Fernando, I see a tiny sombrero

    Congratulations on all your much deserved success!

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  608. 616
    Chris Rice

    I need mice like these..

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  609. Naming all stuffed animals after dead presidents has served me well….so I think Theodore Roosevelt is a fantastic name!:)

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  610. The one you will put in the dress should be Veruca.

    Also, I really think ethically taxidermied mice aren’t getting their due. Did you see “Dinner for Schmucks”? Even though Steve Carrell was portrayed as an idiot, those mouse mises-en-scene were spectacular.

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    Inkstainedpaws

    Raphael, Sebastian, Katherine, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello

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  612. The conductor should be named Alfonze Chesery III and the girl mouse I would call Olivia Newtown Get Down.

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  613. 621
    JohnnieTech

    I would say one should be called DoucheBagger Vance…

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  614. 622
    Anonymous

    Jenny’s Famed Mouse Orchestra

    – continuous engagements since dead mice don’t need sleep

    LMAO

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  615. Ingrid would be the one conducting (once her evening gown in finished). Some classy broad has to keep those musician-mice in line! Group name… clearly “Wine and Cheese.” It has class, humor, snacks and booze!

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  616. They’re awesome! Cover of your next book! Johann, Sebastian, Ludwig, Leopoldo, and Gaga von Teese.

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  617. I will share my incognito name with the mouse-who-will-wear-the-evening-gown:

    Frizonia Hunkendunken

    You’re welcome.

    Does that make me his/her godmother?

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  618. Dear Bloggess,
    Sooooo….my husband’s been out of work for about two years and while he just started up a bread-making racket, I think I’m going to have him shift to a taxidermied critter making racket because it just dawned on me that if he takes all the bodies left over from our brain-eating zombie cat’s meals and stuffs, dresses, and poses them then puts them on the internet, you’ll buy them and we’ll be living large.
    Man, I love this world.

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  619. Wait, a saxophone, flute and violin? And they need a conductor? WTF kind of orchestra is this?

    What about Itzak Perlmouse for the violinist, James Galmouse for the flautist, and John Colmouse on sax?

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  620. Mouseketeers!

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  621. I love your math!! I do the same thing, and my husband has termed it “Julia Math”. Best part is that is always works in my favor”

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  622. 631
    Ima Blogreader

    The Mischief Quartet (a group of mice is called a mischief).

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  623. Can your soon to be saxamaphone playing girl-mouse be Penelope? I can easily picture a “Penny” playing sax.

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  624. Gwenevere, Alfonzo, Sir Richard, Billingsworth and Mickey. Mickey is pissed about his name.

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  625. 634
    Anonymous

    I asked for this same piece of taxidermy for my birthday and now my b-day dreams are shattered😦 They were going to play songs for my “Quacks the Ripper” piece – a little duck wearing a top hat while holding a knife and the head of another duck. It’s more tasteful than it sounds.

    A name… Miss Yvonne for the lady mouse. Sounds classy and it pays tribute to Pee Wee Herman.

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  626. Bernice

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  627. Aloysius and the Skeeters.

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  628. Mouse Capone

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  629. BERNICE!

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  630. I asked for this same piece of taxidermy for my birthday and now my b-day dreams are shattered😦 They were going to play songs for my “Quacks the Ripper” piece – a little duck wearing a top hat while holding a knife and the head of another duck. It’s more tasteful than it sounds.

    A name… Miss Yvonne for the lady mouse. Sounds classy and it pays tribute to Pee Wee Herman.

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  631. I’m pretty sure that Knottingham Periwinkle should be the name of one of them…

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  632. Winston and the Winos, with the special vocal talents of Theodora DeGuda…

    Get it, Wine & Cheese? Hahahhaha, I only make myself laugh..

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  633. 642
    DotWonder

    i think one should be named Benedict Cumberbatch, because that dude has the most awesome name in the universe

    and if you do get a dress for the one mouse: name her Carmelita Pope

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  634. Mildred
    Otto
    Ursula
    Semus
    Ethel

    As a complete group they are M.O.U.S.E

    Just put the boy ones in dresses lol.

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  635. Stuart’s Little Orchestra!:)

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  636. I vote for Lady Gwendolyn as the female mouse name!!!

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  637. 646
    Jessica Rosman

    Patch Euclid Farnsworth, the one playing the flute on the left.
    Franny Elizabeth Applesmith, the one you’ll be putting an evening gown on.

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  638. 647
    Julie Carson

    Abner!

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  639. Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo and Catch!

    They are cute mice!

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  640. With so many comments, it’s probably been suggested…but…

    Moustzart

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  641. Geraldine.

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  642. Wolfgang Amadeus Mouzart!
    HAHA I love them and all their dead musicallity.

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  643. Did you know that there is a “first lady of the French Horn”? Her name is Sarah Willis.
    http://www.theartsdesk.com/classical-music/sarah-willis-first-lady-french-horn
    She’s the only woman on brass in the Berlin Philharmonic. If you’re dressing that girl mouse up then I say you give her an appropriate tribute!

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  644. The one with the sax beckons the name Arronax.

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  645. I agree with you on the sausage party. The girl mouse’s name is Eugenia. I’m pretty sure about that.

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  646. Mures Musici (Latin for ‘Musical Mice’)

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  647. Donatelli!

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  648. 657
    StroppyGirl

    The Branford Mausalis Quartet. (Second choice: Quartetto Topo).

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  649. I’ve totally made the same mistake of buying something and then realizing it’s in pounds. Oops? haha

    And I don’t know why but I definitely think that the saxophone player should be named Hermes. Seems dapper or something. :oD

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  650. Clearly the female mouse is Lady Minerva Picklebottom. Clearly.

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  651. 660
    Claudette

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read the book! As for a name, how about the Mousical Mice Orchestra. I’m not good at clever names.

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  652. Cyril.

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  653. They are totally the Hum Ding Swingers. Alphonse, Mary, George, Pepe, and Victor. Oops, or perhaps Stanislav

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  654. MIss Pinky Pants, Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Jose Quixote (because really, they’re an inclusive band, like all good mice should be), Eadweard Muybridge (his mother named him for a scientist who studied animal movement, and created the Zoopraxiscope), and finally Mister Jingles the conductor.

    I’m breathlessly awaiting my copy of your book, which I prepaid for the minute you put it up for us! I’m so excited!

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  655. I think you should name them after the band members that were on the Titanic…seems appropriate since they are all dead anyways. The band itself didn’t have a formal name, but they all had cool names like Brailey, Hartley, Bricoux, Clarke, Krins, etc.

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  656. Bitch. Because if I had a mouse like that I’d make it my bitch…

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  657. Ludwig, amadeus, johann, bono and aretha

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  658. Maurice… one should definitely be named Maurice.

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  659. Jemimah Muffinpuff. Or, Jerimiah Muffinpuff. OR BOTH.

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  660. Benton Von CheddarBreath

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  661. Elgar, Webber, Milford, Wallace and Wilson (all English Composers- gotta keep their heritage)

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  662. Sherrinford – I’ve always loved the name. It was a candidate for a certain detective’s name stead, instead the author chose the one we have now, Sherlock Holmes. I’d like to name my future children such queer names, but I fear I’d be murdered in my sleep. What a thought.

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  663. Bettina and the Victors (Bettina is the female mouse)
    This is flattering to Victor because it proves you care enough to name not one, but four mice after him. Plus it proves you were right because these mice are winners.

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  664. Yea, My first time commenting! My name isn’t going to compare to many, but as I would love a copy of your audio-book, Imma put myself out there:) I think you should name them The Mischevious Seven. Love your blog!

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  665. Klaus Roberto delTorres. Esquire, if you will.

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  666. Jarlsberg and the Mus-Trio featuring Brie on the French Horn.

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  667. One NEEDS the name Alfred

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  668. 677
    misskitti

    Grace and the Bandits

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  669. Percival…definitely Percival!

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  670. 679
    Melissa Valencia

    I think Fitzgerald is a classy name for a taxidermied mouse fella in an orchestra! Unless its for the lady mouse and then I think she should be called Ella…. They all feel very british to me!😉 American mice dont usually join quartets… They just lie around scratching themselves mostly😉

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  671. One of them needs to be named Gregor. And I am so excited for your book to come out!!

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  672. Donna and the Dynamice (the one you’re dressing in the evening gown is Donna, of course).

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  673. I really feel like one of the mice should be named Rolf.

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  674. The diatonic tails.
    Treble, Alto, Tenor, Bass and the soon to be ball gown wearing Caesura.

    I think I have some extra British pounds around somewhere. Let me know if you want ’em… or if you just want me to buy my copy of the book in pounds to do you a solid. Either way works.

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  675. Oops just realized someone already put Percival….so I will go with Helios

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  676. Beulah, for the prom gowned one

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  677. MiMi and the Jig-olos

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  678. 688
    Anonymous

    I think the conductor mouse should be Mouthoven (pronounced like Beethoven but with mou not mouth oven). And who doesn’t want celebratory mice? Gosh victor!

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  679. Jaq and Gus (from Cinderella!)

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  680. Sachmouse

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  681. Individual Mice:
    Yo Yo Meow (because naming a mouse something with “meow” is just funny)
    Squeakbox
    Nigel
    Cupcake
    Caboodles
    Reginald

    Ensemble:
    Here Kitty, Kitty

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  682. Mumford?

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  683. 2nd from the left is clearly a Nigel.

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  684. Well, since they’re British mice, I suggest the name Pip.

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  685. My kid saw the picture of the mice and said that one of them should be named Rodger.

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  686. The Bored Stiff Orchestra.

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  687. Definitely need to name the one playing the sax Cletus. A much under-appreciated name.

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  688. Since it’s a British sausage-fest my mind goes to the Earl of Bangers Quartet featuring Lady Smythe-Jay-jay.

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  689. The sax player’s name should be Scoots McGee and the trombone player looks like a Montague

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  690. Amadeus
    Elizabeth Victoria Rose for the one you are going to put in a dress.

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  691. this is easy!

    1. Victoria
    2. Ernesto
    3. Humpfrey
    4. Eugene
    5. Bodo del Balzac

    see, easy!

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  692. 702
    Mary Fran

    The sax player is definitely a Russell.

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  693. 703
    Victoria Miranda

    The Moustro should be called “Sir Frederick von MouseWeazel”

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  694. Since they are apparently British mice – Philharmousica

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  695. 705
    Anonymous

    I think the conductor mouse should be Mouthoven (pronounced like Beethoven but with mou not mouth oven). And who doesn’t want celebratory mice!? Gosh victor!

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  696. Flemming, Arthur, Rosealind, and Victor (I bet if you name one of the mice after him, he’ll totally warm up to them and let you keep them)

    I also wonder if the mice are good enough musicians to convince the cats not to eat them. Or have your cats already attempted to eat enough taxidermied critters that they understand the concept now?

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  697. I propose Princess Whilelmina Von Wit for the Lady Mouse.

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  698. as a group, they are definitely…………Mouseheim Steamroller.

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  699. Mausgang Amadeus.

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  700. 710
    Stephanie

    The String Cheese Quartet featuring the conducting styling of one Sir Pepper Jack McQuack who is so very gouda.

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  701. Tiberius!

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  702. Veronica. you know…once she has a ballgown and we can tell she’s a Veronica. it might need to be a red ballgown, really. you know…because sometimes Veronica needs to feel pretty. and red dresses do that.

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  703. 713
    Jessi Torres

    Archibald Remington, esq.

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  704. I propose Jerome, Aloysius, Ghislain, Siegfried, and Smitty. If one’s a girl, she could be Mindy.

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  705. I’d say Victoria. That will make your UK fans very happy:-)

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  706. ….and your love too!

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  707. I submit Genevieve for the mouse you will put in an evening dress.

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  708. Alphonse, Luigi, Roger, Glen, with Kiko on the French horn.

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  709. Svetlana, daughter of Vlenko
    Blair, son of Ross
    Greer, son of William
    Dirk, son of Klaus
    Donovan, son of Seamus

    You too have the funniest conversations

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  710. The conductor is Lawrence (as in Lawrence Welk of course!). I LOVE THEM and would gladly contribute to their purchase!!!

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  711. The director mouse should be Vanessa – because my kids’ band director’s name was Vanessa and then I can tell her that I had a mouse named after her. Which will remind her of the time my son brought 2 mice and a gerbil on a band trip and hid them in the bathroom on the bus. That’ll make her happy there are no longer any kids of mine in band. So, you’ll be making a band director happy!

    Preordered your book on Friday. CANNOT wait until it arrives!

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  712. personally, I think Victor makes a valid point… about you being crazy and all. however that’s pretty much obvious now, and I’m still going to play your ‘name the mice’ game ….😀

    my feeble contribution is…. Little Mike and the Four White Mice of the Apocalypse

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  713. 1. Bogart
    2. Wayne
    3. Stanley
    4. Sir bumpkiss
    5. amanda hugnkiss (in honor that it’s officially a cross dressing mouse)

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  714. Wow, I would be seriously creeped out if my wife brought home any stuffed animal.

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  715. 725
    Jessica B

    Call me crazy, but I think the trombone player should be Sweet Acidophilus.

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  716. 726
    Linda Thorn

    Martin Merganser-Jones, for sure. Thanks for the chance to win this audiobook! I’m so excited!

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  717. 727
    Christine

    Umberto. You must name one of the mice Umberto. Preferably the one who will be donning a dress.

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  718. Well, there are clearly at least two Daves in that group (as there are in any group). You can call one Dave-o and one Davey, to tell them apart in company. Aside from the Daves, you have Wolfgang (the conductor), Freidric and Philomena. They are called Wolf’s Gang.

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  719. Sexy Saxy Mouse for the saxophone one….

    One must be Mousezart!

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  720. The flute-playing one TOTALLY looks like a “Charlemagne”

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  721. Ron, Fred, George, Charlie and Bill. Not Percy, he was an asshole. Or feel free to substitute Ginny for the one in a dress.

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  722. I suppose Mickey and Minnie is far too obvious, so I submit Benjamin. Benjamina for the soon-to-be fancy female rodenta.

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  723. They are Rebecca, Nigel, Simon, Cassandra, and Bob.:-) hahaha

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  724. I think the lady of the group should be called Miss Mumsie:)

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  725. 735
    Zorah Oppenheimer

    Clint for the one on the sax!

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  726. Can we give the director a wig, go with the whole 3 blind mice thing and call him Ray Snarles and then give the rest of them a schnazzy group name?

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  727. The band should be named the Squeak-easy Trio. They are directed by Louie Pawstrong, and the lady mouse listening to them is Named Daisy Mousanan.

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  728. John F. Mousekeedy –

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  729. I think the girl should be Margaret Thatcher (unless you already have a Margaret Thatcher. I feel like I need a directory of all your dead animals).

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  730. I don’t have any clever or fancy pants names. I pretty much just always want to call things Rupert. I have no idea why.

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  731. The conductor should definitely get to be the dress-wearer and she should be named Sheila as she is Australian and all females from Australia are named Sheila.

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  732. The conductor should be named Sebastian.

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  733. I think they should all have gang names, or maybe something biker-ish. Like, big bubba brown. Or, crazy, one eye JoJo. Definitely something macho!

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  734. Oh, I have lots of ideas!

    The conductor mouse should be Mel Brooks (I just saw Young Frankenstein on stage and it was amazing, and Mel Brooks NEEDS TO BE IMMORTALIZED VIA A TAXIDERMIED MOUSE!)
    the french horn mouse’s gotta be Igor (pronounced EYE-GORE) the Humpless
    the sax mouse could be Moody-George the Boogy-maker
    The trombone mouse should be Alfredo von Lichtenstein
    I can’t tell what the mouse in the back right is playing, so I’ll good with “Baby-in-the-Corner Got Back”

    I forgot my meds two days in a row if it explains things….

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  735. They’re actually a jazz band. The lead mouse is Vic Fontaine.

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  736. Thelonious Mouse Quartet with Ella Fitzrodent
    Miles
    Benny
    Louis
    Thaddeus
    Fats
    Parker
    Dinah
    Billie
    Bix
    Herbie
    Maynard
    Thad
    Ira

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  737. Mordecai. Mr. Mordecai M. Mouse.

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  738. 748
    Michelle Larson

    Well, an obvious name would be Victor. You could be more subtle and go with Victoria. Or even Queen Victoria because they are Brits.

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  739. For some reason, I believe the Sax players name to be Topper.

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  740. 750
    Keaven Neely

    I think you should name one of the mice Tubman… After harriet tubman… just to assert that you are NOT racist.

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  741. Captain Wellington-Smythe-Lexington and his Flemish Undertaker’s Orchestra

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  742. Is there one playing strings? because if there is, it’s got to be “Yo Yo Mouse”

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  743. For the girl, I’m thinking Esmerelda. Just ’cause I’ve always liked that name but it seems way too much of a handle for a human. But a mouse could definitely carry it.

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  744. #1 I love you
    #2 I hate mice … even taxidermied ones
    #3 Name it Spike … Because well…. its easy to remember
    #4 I may not have had enough sleep

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  745. 755
    NotNatalie

    John Wesley Woodward
    Georges Alexandre Krins
    Theodore Ronald Brailey
    Percy Cornelius Taylor
    John Fredrick Preston Clarke

    Some of the members of the Orchestra on the Titanic.
    These mice seem just as committed to continuing to play as they did.

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  746. Wolfgang
    Ludvig
    Johannes
    Sebastian
    Alice

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  747. Bartholemew Von Brie
    Oliver Camembert de Normandie
    Vincent Boccachini
    Constance Roquefort
    and
    Astrid Asiago

    and their band is the Fromaggi Orchestra

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  748. Victor. Obviously.

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  749. I’m partial to Franc von Schnizzle for the dapper mouse with the tiny tense shoulders. I also think Darla would be a lovely first name for the lady mouse in the formal wear. Darla’s musband (mouse husband) Theo is the conductor with family ties to one of the cats living in the barn. (It was a drunken night of debauchery for Theo’s great-grandfather – the only black sheep of the family.)

    Darla and Franc are having an illicit affair, which is why Franc is so tense. Franc is torn between job security or confessing his forever love in a grand, sweeping gesture.

    Franc doesn’t know that Theo is planning a once-in-a-lifetime gig. In the barn. For Franc.
    It will be a great tragedy for the Classy Mice Orchestra.

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  750. Also, in reading through some of the previous suggestions, I’m reminded ~ yet again ~ how very unclever I am. Thanks everyone.

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  751. The Philharmousic Symphony

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  752. Mr. Lips & the Bangers.
    Harold, Lionel, Salvatore, & Broomhilda.

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  753. That french horn player looks like a Bernard.

    Sax player: Aloysius
    Trombone: Ludwig
    Conductor: Stas
    I can’t tell what the one in the back is playing: Gwawr

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  754. For the whole group – “The Jazz Experiments”

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  755. 1. Lola
    2. Leopold
    3. Friedrich
    4. Alonso (“Allons’y, Alonso!”)
    5. Xavier

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  756. 766
    Mary "How did I get myself into this?" Pyrzynski

    I’m going with:
    Chesterfield
    Rory
    Lord Fancybottom
    Bob (pronounced “Rupert”)
    and Imogen

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  757. “$8 bucks a leg” is all it took for me to start laughing so loud the neighbours are looking in my window.

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  758. I think the crossdressing mouse should be Altunia Debonair (clearly a stage name). I also think the mouse in the center should be named Willoughby. He looks like he might be the timid member of the ensemble. I feel like Willoughby would a sweet guy, but his generosities might be taken advantage of at times. Especially by Altunia, because she can be a bit of a bitch, but really it’s to cover up her insecurities.

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  759. 769
    jennypants

    I’ve got 2 names for you: Derek and Jamal

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  760. Kenyatta Kineetah Kenetta was always my favorite growing up.

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  761. Nancy. The girl should be Nancy.

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  762. 772
    TL Norton

    Victor sure has narrow and racist views about what constitutes a pet.😛 For naming you’re new menagerie….the one playing the saxaphone should be John “Cheese” (as in Cleese) Coltraine.

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  763. wolfgang amagayous

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  764. Johannes.

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  765. Post #39, for sure. Can’t wait to see you at your Austin booksigning! I am flying home especially to visit you at BookPeople. My Mom didn’t quite understand my reasoning, but I plan to convert her to reading your blog very soon. She is VERY partial to side-of-the-highway Mexican yard art.

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  766. 776
    deanna cattanach

    i like eleanor borthwick. It very british. say it out loud in a brit accent, it rolls off the tonguec. At first you think old eleanor is pompous, but feed her some booze, and she is the life of any party!

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  767. I think you should call them the Mouse-hattan Transfer.

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  768. It is apparently (from left to right):
    Benny Goodmouse
    John Coltail
    Louis Nosestrong
    Dizzy Gillescheese
    Ella Fitzsqueak

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  769. the monkees- as in the musical tv group, those boys could play anything. Girl mouse is Marsha(brady) davy’s best groupy

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  770. I would name mine Count Fuzzbert von Twinklepants… or Michael Jackson.

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  771. Okay, the one on the right, which I assume is a girl since you want to put her in a dress…unless its a Transgender mouse…but I think not. Should be named Lady Cheesenip. Her fellow mice should be Lords and their band should be called Lady Cheesenip and the Fancy Four.

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  772. I second the Rat Pack suggestions # 40 & 226. Obvs

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  773. Cheekers van Beethoven and his Trans-Rodent Orchestra!

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  774. Adelbert, Eugene, Percival, Alejandro, and Persephone (for the girl that’s getting an evening gown!)

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  775. That Maestro is just begging to be names Ludwig Von Buckingham

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  776. Rufus and the Shadowlands band

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  777. The one you’re making a gown for tells me her name is Delilah. She also tells me that her back up group are Rodney, Rupert, and Reginald or The Three Rs as she likes to refer to them. Rather condescendingly unfortunately. I think the fact she stands in the front has gone to her head.

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  778. 788
    Mary Anne

    Well, Itzhak Perlmouse is obviously the name of one of them.

    Mischa Elmouse, also nice…

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  779. Mechicka, sBoola, Bibbidi, Bobbidi, and Boo.

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  780. probably not original, but John, Paul, George, Ringo and that other guy…. Bob.

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  781. 791
    skinny malinky

    I think you should name the band The Holy Shit, Are Those Mice? Philharmonic.

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  782. 792
    Elizabeth B

    You’re right, one of them definitely needs to be a girl, and I second Ivanka for her name. Alistair, Livingston, Basil, and Colin for the rest. Quite Britishy. : )

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  783. Clearly you have to name one of the mice Barnabus because, obviously, they are back from the dead and who knows, one of them might be an emo vampire waiting to suck the life out of you. And since they are musicians you should probably name one of them Spielberg in honor of a certain boat movie with musicians that played to their death. Even though you have a conductor with a jazz band which I find fucking ridiculous.

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  784. You are so wonderful Bloggess of delight. I have you saved on my favourites because I know you will never fail to brighten my day. I’ve had a horrible day full of bad news and crying and you made me smile because you are wonderful and make me feel like I’m not the only crazy person out there. Thank you. Please name your lady mouse something classy. How about Gladys? That’s pretty darn classy if you ask me. I love naming things. I called my iPhone Beryl because she felt left out whenever I synced her with Humphrey the laptop and started misbehaving on me. Names make things love you. Tally ho Gladys, begin your medley of 40s jazz hits!

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  785. I think they should be called Blame the System Orchestra.

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  786. Inigo Montoya, Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini and Buttercup

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  787. Orwell, Gus, Evelyn, Percy and Oscar!

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  788. Ambrose

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  789. Where is the fun in just naming one??? I say there needs to be a theme, such as Tyra, Gisele, Iman, Twiggy, and Elle. Or rather, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, David Lee Roth, Mick Jagger, and Meatloaf! (and while these 5 are all males, they do have some pretty hair!)

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  790. Sir Quentin

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  791. Might I suggest Brunswick? Other suggestions: Sir Fastidivious, Flynn Quartzmanship, Princess Reginald, and Phil.

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  792. I say the one in playing the flute looks a lot like a “Delores.”

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  793. Why not Victor in honor of the love that he has for stuffed mice.

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  794. I think that Josephine would be the perfect name for your lady mouse.

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  795. Mildred, for the lady of the group….of course.

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  796. Henry Miceini
    Johann Squeakbastion Bach
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mouseart

    I may come up with more after I’ve had some coffee.

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  797. Tim – unassuming, just like a mouse that plays in an orchastra (also like the wizard in Monty Python and the Holy Grail).

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  798. Miss Bianca, for The Rescuers.:)

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  799. 810
    Alyssa M.

    This is so unoriginal but all I can think of whenever someone asks for a name is Steve. So there you go. It’s an orchestra full of Steve’s! What a coincidence!

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  800. Please call one Merlin!!

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  801. Its the “Rodent Symphony Orchestra,’ conducted by Gertrude von Schnitzel (Hamlet’s wife). She’s a brilliant musician and conductor while his passion and dreams revolve around the written word.

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  802. I think the name of the group should be “Bernadette’s Hooting Horns”

    They’re all playing horns and I think the female should be the leader:)

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  803. Would they be the ‘Rat Pack’?

    You could call one of them hoRATio

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  804. 815
    Jenny Williams

    Frederick!

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  805. Knotty McTwine III !

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  806. One of the boys should be named Stedman, clearly. I think Oprah would be the conductor.

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  807. Mousimo…
    Or moustro. Like maestro, but with mice….

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  808. The sax playing mouse definitely looks like a Miles!

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  809. Clearly, here are the names of mice who belong to a 5-piece mouse band, especially if you drag one up in a dress:

    Millicent
    Billingsworth
    Alistair
    Ferdinand
    Jeff

    Jeff was a last minute replacement for the original member, Ludwig von Snootenhausen.

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  810. I’d refer to the whole group as the Mopera (Mice OPERA). They look like that would be their primary gig, very fancy.

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  811. Ferdinand. He’s the one on the back right. I don’t know how I know. I just know.

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  812. It should be ‘Stone Gossard’, because he is clearly the best musician ever and he doesn’t have a mouse named after him yet. That I know of.

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  813. Mouzart!

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  814. 825
    Wendy Rosen

    The one who get the evening gown is begging to be named Victor/Victoria! I can’t wait for your book – I know it is only a little over a week away, but I am dying to read it!

    Wendy

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  815. Bitch-hoven

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  816. Willoughby M. Cheesywhiskers III

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  817. 828
    Stephanie Fisher

    Prince William and the Fancy Pants Quartet
    consisting of:
    Constance
    Peter
    Paul
    Jack
    And Prince William conducting

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  818. One should be named Ketterhagen.

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  819. Victoria, Theodore, Archibald, Sir Peter & Mister… yes, just Mister.

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  820. Clearly they are the spitting image of Monty Python in mouse form. (You can tell they are performing a sketch about musicians, right?) Therefore, they are:
    Eric Idle-Mouse
    Michael-Mouse Palin
    John Cheese
    Graham Chapmouse
    and the girl can be Terry Jones, because that’s a gender neutral name.

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  821. Harriet, because she’ll be classic in her red dress.

    Also, I second Thisbe.

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  822. For some reason I think the one on the right and in the rear should be Wagner, which according to my husband should be Vagner, but what do I know.

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  823. fancy names for all but one, call him Bob, ’cause he’s special

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  824. I think one should be called Valerian. :)

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  825. 837
    Abby Knoblauch

    I can’t explain it, but I think the one with the trombone is a Howard.

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  826. Johann Von Tailsie is going to look so dapper in his little suit.

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  827. Edwin!

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  828. OMG Jenny, you are too awesome for words! I wish I could think of some clever names, I’ve seen some pretty good ones in the comments here! I think you should name the girl mouse some “mouse” variation of Amanda F***ing Palmer.

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  829. Sir Quentin…

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  830. The sax player should be Jasper. He is from KY and had always dreamt of fleeing poverty and hilljackism (new word) in the hills of Kentucky to become a famous sax player. He had made it to the UK for his first interantional concert when he was stepped on by a bloody English bloke!

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  831. Amadeus?

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  832. At the risk of being cliche, I would name them after famous jazz musicians that play their instruments:
    Dave (Brubeck) could be the conductor, and then John (Coltrane, saxophone), Miles (Davis, trumpet), Herbie (Hancock, flute), Dennis (Brain) horn. I know they’re all men, but this is the world we live in. And it would also make it even funnier when you put them each in a dress.

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  833. It’s almost the 100th anniversary of the whole Titanic debacle, so it MIGHT be considered appropriate (and not at all offensive) to name them in honour of the gents who kept playing while Leo and Rose ran to the bow of the ship… plus they all have awesome, fancy names:
    Wallace Hartley
    John Wesley Woodward
    John Frederick Preston Clarke
    Percy Cornelius Taylor
    Georges Alexandre Krins
    Theodore Ronald Brailey

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  834. Mousewig von Beethoven

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  835. Mousiere Saxobeat.

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  836. Name one Jax, because I’d love to be able to one day tell my son there is a famous taxidermied internet mouse named after him!

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  837. 849
    Marilyn Hays

    Percival Bickerstaff and the Melodies

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  838. The London Philharmousic Orchestra.

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  839. Destiny’s Mouse.

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  840. After spending way too much time reviewing comments, I can’t believe no one suggested the obviously perfect band name…..”The Pipsqueaks”

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  841. If that mouse in the back is a flutist it clearly needs a dress. The flute players are always female. Also? name here Jezebelle. They’re adorable by the way. Although I’m 99.99% sure I personaly wouldn’t have bought them. my cats would probably get pissesd.

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  842. I think a good name for them would be… Manny Mouseman, and the Mystic Knights of Rodentia.

    *nod*

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  843. The mouse with the trombone is Slats.

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  844. Lily Von Murderstabs should be the conductor’s name.

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  845. I think they should work under the group name “the Kent White Wind Combo”

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  846. wellington. I have been suggesting this name to everyone and no one has taken it yet!

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  847. Sir Elton Jones-ing. :-)

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  848. Shelly Velvet-Beavers for the girl one. Mostly because I know someone with that name who has no sense of humor and I think it’s ridiculous she hyphenated her two last names to be Velvet-Beavers.

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  849. Ralph

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  850. Rodney, Elisabetta, George, Sidney and John (for my friend, the conductor in South Africa).

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  851. The conductor’s name should clearly be Pemberly.

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  852. MICETALLICA!!!!!!!!!

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  853. AND, while it is no shock that you were internet shopping at a place calling itself the “Taxidermy Snack Bar,” I can’t believe you didn’t get the mole with glasses and walking stick. Really? Just think of all you could save on shipping!

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  854. Chancellor Nibs and his cheese biscuits! Take them on tour- they can be your opening band!

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  855. Eccentric Mice Orchestra aka EMO

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  856. Alastair, obviously the conductor
    Laird
    Piers is playing the sax, because face it, he’s pretty bad-ass.
    Hugh
    and the girl – Matilda❤

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  857. Heinrich VonWordsworth Longfellow III, duh.

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  858. Lucius Smooth and the Players.

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  859. I believe you have Demetrius Von Mauserton on the sax, Bartholomew Gosnoldshire on trombone, Sir Cornelius Lysander on trumpet, Willhemina Willoughby on French horn, and your conductor is Sebastian Victor Gadzooks. I could be completely incorrect though. In reality, the conductor’s real name could be Al. He seems much too distinguished for that name though.

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  860. How about Maurice (and his majestic trombone)

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  861. DO YOU REALIZE THE “WORLD” YOU HAVE CREATED, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO NOW INHABIT IT WITH YOU ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Again, hats off to Victor – he is the unsung hero/enabler/martyr/rescuer in all this. :-) )

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  862. The conductor needs to be “John Phillip Sousa.”

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  863. I think you should name. Them after lesser known composers:

    1. Hildegard von Bingen
    2. Christoph Willibald Gluck
    3. Don Carlo Gesualdo
    4.Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    5. Guillaume de Machaut

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  864. Chameleon Circuit – Pioneers of Time Lord Rock (or Trock for short) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAi4izfvXo4

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  865. Clark.

    I don’t need to win, already pre-ordered your book months ago and I get to meet you next week in Los Angeles.

    I’m so happy for you I have tears in my eyes. Getting a good review in Oprah’s magazine is a dream come true. Congrats, Jenny!

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  866. OOOOh… my mistake. I completely mistook Willhemina Willoughby for Arpeggio Vandeviere. She’ll never forgive me now.

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  867. Chester McSquire

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