What's your stoma's name? Share your creative names!

Jun 15, 2016 12:32 pm

It is my understanding that quite a few people have given their stoma a name.

I have been thinking of that off and on since the time of my colostomy (Jan. 2015). I finally settled on one:

Krakatoa, like the volcano. It either spews output like crazy or is dormant for a long time, like up to 4-5 days at a time (even with many laxatives, etc).

How about you?

Jun 16, 2016 5:47 am

Hello Sunny, I haven't named my own stoma but I love the names other people have come up with. Krakatoa seems to sum it up quite well.

I did think that 'Alex' would be a good description depicting the colour and shape - after the rose Alex Red. 

This would have allowed me to, tongue in cheek, quote the bard. 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'.

Best wishes


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Jun 16, 2016 4:44 pm

I named my "Mickyfor; Micky Mouse;. Not because I think it's cute but rather at this day and age, there should be a better way..not that I have any idea as to what that might be..LOL

Jun 18, 2016 12:44 pm

From the start, I've had three names, only the Christian and surname having much use. When this blob appeared in my middle, I felt it justified the middle name, and I've called it Arthur ever since.

Jun 19, 2016 12:45 am

Hi folks.  It seems most ostomates name their stomas and they say it helps them.  I'll probably name mine someday but for now I'll just continue referring to it as "my F'n stoma".  I don't mean any disrespect.  Heck, it's been wonderful!  It saved my life.  I can do most of the stuff I did before I got sick thanks to chemo, radiation, surgery, more chemo and my F'n stoma. I guess, if I did name it, I might have to use something like Sir or Saint in front of the name.  Last thing I want is to make it angry so when I do reference it I whisper.  I'll let you know if I come up with something.



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Jun 20, 2016 8:56 pm

I call mine Rosebud. Then, when a loud gurgling (usually in a very quiet place) erupts, I put my hand over it and say "Rosebud thinks she is an outboard motor today" and laugh it off. Probably should have called it Evinrude or Everrude. LOL!


Snookis Mum
Jun 20, 2016 9:41 pm

When I was in the hospital, and was told that I should name my stoma, I happened to be channel-surfing, and came upon a woman who was so full of shit that I named my stoma Snooki.

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Jun 20, 2016 9:54 pm

I have a few for mine!!


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Jun 20, 2016 10:44 pm

I named mine "Stanley---the stoma." Stanley is a well-behaved boy most of the time. I talk to him like he's my little boy.

Jun 20, 2016 10:44 pm

I named mine "Stanley---the stoma." Stanley is a well-behaved boy most of the time. I talk to him like he's my little boy.

Jun 20, 2016 11:16 pm


While I have not named my stoma (it's an old man now), I think you have hit on the perfect name!

Jun 21, 2016 3:28 am

Mine is "Scarlet". Cause frankly, my dear, she doesn't give a damn! ;And of course, she's scarlet red!

Jun 21, 2016 11:56 am

Love the "outboard motor" idea. It's perfect for describing those noisy ostomy times. And of course, it always happens during the quietest of times. I was in a meditation group a few weeks ago and could feel it coming...never pressed on my stoma that intensely before!! LOL!

Jun 21, 2016 11:57 am

These names are awesome!! Love it. Very creative!

Jun 21, 2016 4:23 pm

Mine has been and will always be "The Spout"

Jun 21, 2016 6:48 pm

I have named mine Betty...Betty Boop (Poo-poo pee-doop)! It's so much easier to say to my husband something like...let me check on "Betty" before we go...it makes him smile cause it's silly...

Jun 21, 2016 7:45 pm

Just about to celebrate its 13th birthday is "Run Weasley" who was named after my favourite redhead in the Harry Potter books!

Jun 21, 2016 8:35 pm

I call mine Rosie only because she looks like a rosebud, but she seems to have an opinion on a lot of things, especially at the family Sunday dinner table. Good job the family find it funny and say Rosie wants her say as well.

Jun 22, 2016 12:10 am

I named my stoma Pooter, because he poots.

Jun 22, 2016 2:27 am

Mine is Stephanie Stoma. It's funny... I knew no Stephanies in real life before I got "her", then shortly after, I got a new nurse at my Remicade center named Stephanie. Then I got a new coworker - yes, same name, then just lately I got acquainted with a neighbor named - yes - Stephanie! Looks like it was meant to be!

Jun 22, 2016 9:28 am

I never did name my stoma as I am Uro not Colo. However, along with day pouch, night bag with its associated piping, it all comes under the heading of my "In-Flight Refueling System." Makes the whole thing so much more fun, if you can call it that!!

Jun 22, 2016 5:11 pm

- If I was still actively flying, I might call it "Range Extender" LOL

Jun 22, 2016 9:53 pm

Cheers Harleyrider!!! In fact, if you connect up your night bag, down pants leg, under car seat, car fuel tank willing, you could probably cover many miles without needing to stop for a drainage/comfort break.

As long as you don't try getting out of the car with all the bags/pipes connected...that could prove a little tricky??

Take care.....Pete....

Jun 23, 2016 4:22 pm



I'm just imagining what the pre and post flight/drive checklists would look like ....LMAO


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Jul 16, 2016 5:47 pm

It's called Clive

Aug 07, 2016 6:17 pm

My stoma's name is Sheldon the Super Stoma -- named after the character of Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory. I think he finds it humorous to make noise occasionally and I consider that a Bazinga :)


Aug 19, 2016 5:52 pm

Everrude is funny

Sep 23, 2016 2:15 am

I cannot post the name that I have for my stoma because it is kind of crude, but we are buds, and he does have a mind of his own.

Oct 06, 2016 11:44 pm

I have had a colostomy since May of this year. When I told my kids, I said they could pick a name (as a way to help them cope with it all and make it a 'lighter' subject for them). They chose Bombarda.....a spell from Harry Potter to make something explode LOL

Oct 13, 2016 7:45 pm

I'm not into naming things... I never had a name for my anus so I kind of feel the same about my stoma.