Poll: Name This Santa Cruz Sea Otter!

“Ran into an otter at the Santa Cruz wharf today and filmed it lounging, stretching, grooming, and just generally being adorable. It was hanging out on the same wooden platform as a bunch of sea lions. (Since it’s not my pet but rather an adorable stranger, I’ll leave it up to you to give him a cute name if you end up posting this.) -Melissa G.



  1. Snuffy 😉

  2. “Perpe”

  3. Can’t think, too ded from cute.

  4. I-Wei Wang says:


  5. Ray LeOtter

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Call me Fishmael.

  7. phred's mom says:

    YES! This gets my vote!
    Oak does it yet again.

  8. Sebastian . He’s got to be British – look how thick his coat is . It needs to be , it’s blummin’ freezing for 10 months here – the remaining months , it rains .
    He’s also an hereditary Lord . So ….Lord Sebastian Cosmo d’Otter – Laird of Tiree

  9. Is it just me or does it look like the otter is having a bad dream. Maybe bees attacking his face?

  10. Clamso, boys, clamso…

  11. Snoozeferd P. Herringman

  12. What else could you name an otter but Emmett?

  13. Furry McCoat

  14. I guess they are not feets but flippers. But I will still say: the cutest floppy feets ever.

  15. fleurdamour says:

    I think every otter should be named Hairy P.Otter.

  16. Benedict Cumberfish

  17. THANK you. Exactly!

  18. Otter Lee Cute

  19. “Itchy”… he seems to be! Otters are the cutest things ever (don’t tell my dogs and cat)!!!

    Okay, they’re all pretty darn adorable.

  20. Otter Who.

  21. emmberrann says:

    Tom (Santa) Cruz

  22. Mr. Sleepy paws

  23. Jimmy…

  24. My choice for the little guys name would be …. “Whyeye” . as in “Why Eye Otter”….

  25. loribelle says:

    Benedict CUmberbatch, of course!

  26. Welcome back, Kotter!

  27. animal lover says:


  28. I was just thinking that, you beat me to it! I was also thinking of “Tummothy” for having such a fantastic tummy!

  29. Ty(-Ty) McWhiskersons.

    PS. Where’s the wombat reference on this poll?

  30. Puddin’ !

  31. Bojangles!

  32. I name him Cutie

  33. MusicFan87 says:

    Emmett! After Jim Henson’s “Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.” Anyone remember this adorable HBO special from the early 1980’s?

  34. Sumsykittles!

  35. My thoughts exactly!

  36. Love it! 😀

  37. My thoughts exactly!

  38. hehe, I actually have a WoW character named Snorgle. 🙂 Panda of course.

  39. Lucas! …aka Luc. 8D

  40. Bismarck, as in Otter Von, and like the doughnut — sweet and fluffy with a jelly belly!

  41. Otterton

  42. Or even Harry P. Otter!

  43. There are so many possibilities….
    Otter B. Famous?
    Rip V. Winkle?
    Itchy N. Scratchy?

  44. Childhood flashback: Emmett otter and the jug band. It’s hazy, I just know the name

  45. Santa Cruz deserves Cruiser as a name!

  46. Lol someone is a Sherlock fan! Me too though 🙂

  47. Walter. Definitely A Walter.

  48. His name shall be Oliver. Ollie, for short.

  49. One of the Muppet specials. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJ2jxIe4CQ

  50. …where’s the wombats?

  51. Bob

  52. coribella says:

    How about; Peek-a-B00, and Boo as a nickname. It looks like he’s playing.

  53. Squirmball. Definitely Squirmball.

  54. That was my thought too! Itchy is the perfect name for this guy.

  55. It’s got to be “Belleh”–I mean, did you SEE it?? He’s all belleh!

  56. Binky!

  57. I second that vote! “Fishmael” it is!

  58. Ahh you beat me to it! lol

  59. He’s definitely a Kevin.

  60. Maybe some kind of parasites. Hope someone can help.

  61. Conrad

  62. Harry P.Otter definitely

  63. 2LabsandMe says:

    George. Cause he just looks like a George.

  64. Judy Foster says:

    Name him Oscar the otter

  65. I like “Why-eye”!