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Friday came to me as a rescue with the unfortunate name "Jade." FWIW, he's a male.

Well, this raises an interesting question: are people who name their dogs stupidly more likely to give them up???

I'll go with that theory. (The other golden in rescue at the time was named Dozer. As is Bulldozer.)
FWIW, if my parents had named me Sassy, I would have needed rescuing too. (Jade would be ok, but then I am a gurrl).

Really. I think Friday's a great name, though. Lucky dog.
Friday came to me as a rescue with the unfortunate name "Jade." FWIW, he's a male.

Well, this raises an interesting question: are people who name their dogs stupidly more likely to give them up??? FWIW, if my parents had named me Sassy, I would have needed rescuing too. (Jade would be ok, but then I am a gurrl).

FWIW, when I lived in Pittsburgh, an adorable 16 week old (est) purebred tri-colored male smooth collie puppy was dumped in a local shelter. The former owners didn't leave any contact info so no one was able to trace him to his breeder. They tell the intake person that they were getting rid of him because they were tired of having a puppy around and that his name was Hash-brown (WTF?). So maybe you have a worthy hypothesis there: the stupider the name, the more likely the dog will be dumped.
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I'm a sucker for those Flying Nun ears.

That's what I call them, too! Buddy looks just like Punk did when she was a pup. As she has grown, she has developed a somewhat blocky head and small eyes that make a lot of people think she has some pit bull mixed with her lab, but her personality is lab all the way. And I always always always play with those Flying Nun ears first thing whenever she comes up to greet me. I can't help it. They look cute and feel silky, too. Fortunately, she loves having her ears messed with and keeps coming back for more.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
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I named Emmett Emmett because back home (Virginia) that's a ... I guess works, too, since he has a long snoot).

A snooty name! That's funny. Just say "hey, I am NOT a snoot!" This is the dialogue I have with ... Queenie T: Weenie?? Me: QUeenie (emphasis on the K sound) T: (looking sympathetic) Oh, did she come with that name?

Vet receptionist (pointing to the little roundish caramel colored dog): Why don't you bring Pumpkin back first?
Me: That's Lacy. This one here is Pumpkin.
Vet receptionist gives me a look like she is trying not to give me a look as she takes in the big black lanky dog I am pointing to.

Me: She was named by my daughters when they were all little, including the dog, who I call Punk, by the way.
Vet receptionist, giving me a knowing smile: Come on back, Punk!

I wish I had thought to call her Punk when we first got her so it would just say that on all her shot records and stuff.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Having had a bunch of shelter dogs whose background and names were completely unknown who had no problem figuring out to respond to whatever we decided to call them, I have never thought it mattered much whether they had a similar name or not. I think dogs are very practical. Whatever language you speak to say come here and get some treats/lovin'/ball time/whatever good stuff you give them, they seem more than willing to start speaking it with you.
I think Friday is a much better name than Jade for Friday, but he probably wouldn't even mind being called something really dumb like Pumpkin the way you treat him.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
So maybe you have a worthy hypothesis there: the stupider the name, the more likely the dog will be dumped.

I would have the following addendum: The more unimaginative the dog's name, the more likely the dog will be dumped.
As proof, I offer Max # 17.
http://www.shepherdrescue.org/pages/available.html (I'm having trouble pulling up his page, hence the link to the main page)

Suja
I would have the following addendum: The more unimaginative the dog's name, the more likely the dog will be dumped.

George was "Mr Kitty."

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Not actually following myself up, but wanted to keep this ... Greater Tuna trilogy. I may have to point this out.

i dunno about how Southern it is i'm not a Southerner but it makes me think of the Aeneid.

Well, David's inspiration for thinking it was a Southern name comes from a song he heard once, with a line about "Virgil, come see Robert E. Lee". Which is admittedly a pretty thin hook to put it on!
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Having had a bunch of shelter dogs whose background and names were completely unknown who had no problem figuring out ... get some treats/lovin'/ball time/whatever good stuff you give them, they seem more than willing to start speaking it with you.

Yup. Fidget had at least fifteen names and knew that all of them meant him: Fidget, Fidget Bob, Burford, Boo, Mr. Fidget, Black Dog, Goofball (because sometimes he just was), etc.

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