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loved the name also because it is unique as far as dogs go. So, anyway, I thought it would be fun to see how others picked their dogs' (or otherpets) names.

When I adopted Coda, he already had a name. He was still pretty young, so I
didn't want to confuse him. The woman had a cold, and when she told me his name over the phone, I thought she said "Coda".
After going to pick him up, she gave me a bag with some toys & a blankie for him, and a couple of photos. One had the word "Kona" written on the bottom.
I liked Coda MUCH better, it was original and it just fits.

Bodhi...I pretty much had it down to two names before he arrived. I knew I was getting a male puppy. It was between "Shen" and "Bodhi". I tend to prefer 2-syllable names. While I still like Shen an awful lot, Bodhi means "Enlightenment". And I knew that getting a Belgian would certainly be that!
I am planning to add another Belgian in the near future (next year or so). I've not
decided on the sex, but if I get a ***, the current top-three names are either Rumor,
Dharma or Karma. One of the upcoming litters I've been considering would start
with the letter "R", hence "Rumor". And, I liked Dharma a lot before I knew for certain Bodhi would be a male, so it's a leftover name. But, due to the way things just go, Karma would be a much more fitting name! :-) Of course, if I end up getting a male, I will really have to think hard about the name because I don't have any "reserve" male names! Shelly & The Boys
When I adopted Coda, he already had a name. He was still pretty young, so I didn't want to ... had the word "Kona" written on the bottom. I liked Coda MUCH better, it was original and it just fits.

When the breeder first wrote me about Viva needing a home, she wrote the word "Viva." She and the co-breeder were talking to me from Kansas and Colorado respectively, while Viva was actually in Boston. Once I contacted the people who had her, they kept asking me if I was going to keep her name. They kept pronouncing it something like Viv-er, and I figured it was their very thick Boston accents. When I got her and their note with shots records, they actually wrote her name Biba! What the heck is a Biba! I guess they were mispronouncing it Bib-er.

My guess is that they had misunderstood the perfectly normal midwestern accents of both co-breeders when they first got the Viva at 4 months. She's been Viva since she got to my house and it suits her very, very well.
And, I liked Dharma a lot before I
knew for certain Bodhi would be a male, so it's a leftover name.

To a quilter/fabric dyer,the first thing I thought of when I saw that name was Dharma Trading Company.
Heh.
But,
due to the way things just go, Karma would be a much more fitting name! :-) Of course, if I end up getting a male, I will really have to think hard about the name because I don't have any "reserve" male names!

Before I chose Darcy,the male name I had chosen was Degan,(Daygun). I chose that name when I was thinking seriously about a Belgian instead of another GSD. Actually,I came >Terri

I used to like barbecue-flavored chips, but I have to stop liking them now because you're such a ***.
K.
Before I chose Darcy,the male name I had chosen was Degan,(Daygun). I chose that name when I was thinking seriously ... to getting a rescue Belgian from Chicago named Shaq. At the 11th hour,they were reluctant to ship him cross country.

There are some weird names on Belgians in rescue. There is one out there now in a foster home (they are being very selective about where he ends up) named "Jayanta". Now, it's pretty, but doesn't seem male at all, and is too much of a mouthful for me. Darcy is a good name. In keeping with the alphabet, maybe I should stick with Dharma. And I like names that end in a vowel. Bodhi
Coda
Dharma. :-)
I don't know...it's still quite a ways off before I make any final decisions.
Shelly & The Boys

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Before I chose Darcy,the male name I had chosen was ... the 11th hour,they were reluctant to ship him cross country.

There are some weird names on Belgians in rescue. There is one out there now in a foster home ... "Jayanta". Now, it's pretty, but doesn't seem male at all, and is too much of a mouthful for me.

I don't care for that either.
Darcy is a good name.It suited her very well.I also like Darby.

I prefer names with two syllables and with a hard
consonant in there somewhere for GSDs which is why I usually call Luke: Lucas,Luker and Lukie.
In keeping with the alphabet, maybe I should
stick with Dharma. And I like names that end in a vowel. Bodhi Coda Dharma. :-)I love Bodhi's name.

Terri

I used to like barbecue-flavored chips, but I have to stop liking them now because you're such a ***.
K.
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I prefer names with two syllables and with a hard consonant in there somewhere for GSDs which is why I usually call Luke: Lucas,Luker and Lukie.

Yep, me too. I think if I were to name a dog a one syllable name, I'd end up with various permutations on it ending in vowels.
I love Bodhi's name.

Me too, and for being a dog that was named well before I knew him, it really fits him well.
(Even though I think that I call him Stinky, Boo, or Boo-dog more than anything else)
Shelly & The Boys
Yep, me too. I think if I were to name a dog a one syllable name, I'd end up with various permutations on it ending in vowels.

It happens. Storm is mostly "Stormy."
Or "Storm-o-rific" on days like yesterday, when she did a 100 yard water blind that was about five times more difficult than anything she'd seen before. Lord, I hope "Storm-o-rific" is the dog who climbs into the car when we start the hunt test season next weekend, because if she is, we're going to kick some serious backside.
Otherwise, I might as well save myself the time and stay home, stand in the shower, and tear up twenty-dollar bills.
In other news, My next dog's mum is in Georgia, having a hot date with a very nice boy this weekend. Think Puppy Thoughts - and let me know if you can think of a good call name to go with C Sirius Black. (probably male).
Incidentally, Shelly, the link to Bodhi's page is broken on your front page, although it works from the Coda page.

Kate
and Storm the FCR
Think Puppy Thoughts - and let me know if you can think of a good call name to go with C Sirius Black. (probably male).

"Wiz"?

Handsome Jack Morrison
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Think Puppy Thoughts - and let me know if you can think of a good call name to go with C Sirius Black. (probably male).

Cerberus Sirius Black. Call name "Styx".

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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