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Do dolphins have names?

By Mangne @mangne2016-05-25 04:19:26.088Z

Do they call each other by name? Like humans do, except that they use those beep sounds instead of voice?

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    Ella-Ilona @eulona2016-05-25 11:48:03.595Z

    I'm just testing if it works to post an image....

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      Ella-Ilona @eulona2016-05-25 11:45:43.979Z

      I'm sure they have, since they are living in communities and having evolved "communication systems" between them.

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        Adam Jankowski @adam2016-06-01 17:45:34.114Z2016-06-01 17:56:47.538Z

        I trully beliefe that they have names. :)

        1. Ross Varlese @rossvarlese2016-06-10 09:17:03.429Z

          Great answer - yes they totally have names. mainly Bob.

          And other names too

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          Vijay @vijay18892016-06-11 03:59:17.275Z

          Yes they might have names, but they will call themselves in their own code language.

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            Vijay @vijay18892016-06-11 04:01:37.002Z

            Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other. A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond.

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              @ksenia_second2016-06-12 10:46:12.736Z

              I'd like to think so!)

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                Philip @pleitch2018-05-14 01:17:15.777Z

                Have you seen "Flipper" It was a popular show, and the reboot had Jessica Alba. The whole show was about a Dolphin called Flipper. Just kidding - I have no idea but my guess is that "name" is a very human concept (humans have a way of trying to think of an animals from a human or like a human perspective). Do they have a way of communicating? Yes. Do they have different communications for different purposes, such as coordination? Yes. Do they have a way of calling specific individuals - I'm sure they do. Is that a "Name"? Maybe.... maybe it's as much a name as you wearing your favourite jacket, and having someone call to a person wearing that jacket. Name means different things in different cultures in humans, so expecting Name to mean in "Dolphin communication" the same thing it means in English is very unlikely.

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                  James @BigJimmy2018-06-27 07:58:23.697Z

                  I really like dolphins, I want to have one in my bath tub

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                    Object23 @Object232018-07-11 08:50:48.996Z

                    Of course they do! The problem is they can only choose among two: Ecco or Flipper :/

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                      @kristina2016-05-30 15:27:46.915Z

                      I don't think so!

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                        Nikita Dagdiya @nikita2016-06-10 12:18:34.624Z

                        Yes, Dolphines do have names.

                        1. BJames @BigJimmy2018-06-27 07:58:36.475Z

                          Are they called Delphine?