I am surprised to find a rather large array of dog names in this group. I was just wondering how everyone goes about picking names for their dogs? I have one right now, Maui, named well before he was born. I knew I wanted a beachy or beach/sand related name because of how much I love the beach and to remind me of all the good memories I have growing up and vacationing at various beaches. Also, I knew I wanted a sandy colored dog. Though I have never been to Hawaii or Maui, I fell in love with the name immediately. I 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 other pets) names.
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I am surprised to find a rather large array of dog names in this group. I was just wondering how ... go. So, anyway, I thought it would be fun to see how others picked their dogs' (or other pets) names.

Lola- from the Sarah Vaughn song, "Whatever Lola Wants", because when we first saw her, we knew we'd never be able to resist her charms.

Manu- he came with the name, and i like the way it sounds.

-kelly
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would be fun to see how others picked their dogs' (or other pets) names.I've been to Hawaii and livced there, ... Beautiful name. perhaps If i had been on any other island except Oahu, i might have appreciated the experience more.[/nq]Danny got his name from the dogs Dan and Ann in "where the Red Fern Grows" I had that litter when my son was little, and he had a six year old girl friend names ANN that he wanted to name his puppy he was going to keep. So we had ANN, and Danny, being the only male in the litter became DAN. Well, he kept dropping his puppy on the head. I told him he could NOT treat his puppy like that, and if he did it again, I was going to sell his puppy instead.

Being a kid, he tested the waters, picked up the puppy, looked me in the eye, held her upside down, and plopped her on the head. I called someone next on the list of puppy buyers and tearfully told them that a puppy had become available.. I wanted to keep her. Insteads, i kept Dan.
Reka is Norwegian for Shrimp. EUREKA is greek for "I found it" Since she was supposed to be a tracking dog devoting her life to finding things, I named her EUREKA!!! (with three exclamation marks) Well she's still finding things, but a tracking dog she isn't. Since she is a NORWEGIAN Elkhound, calling her REKa is in keeping with her norwegian heritage.
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.

I named him Captain Jack because I'm a Billy Joel fan. The fact that he is half Jack Russell Terrier (other half Corgi) was purely coincidental. I always told myself that if I ever got a male pet (cat or dog) I'd name him Captain Jack. But since we call him "Jack" for short, most people think I was very unimaginative.
I was just wondering how everyone goes about picking names for their dogs?

The name "Rocky" came to me as I was standing on my porch and looking at the Rocky Mountains.
I adopted Friday on a Friday. Plus, there's the thing with Robinson Crusoe's "companion", Friday. The day-name came first, though.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I was going to name my pup Remington and call him Remy for short, but then I talked to a couple of folks in a row who knew of dogs named Remington. So, on Saturday morning a Remo Williams movie came on TV and Remo it has been ever since! His entire name is Remo P. Squirtmire!

Lea
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I was just wondering how everyone goes about picking names for their dogs?

Before we had gone looking for a dog, we had looked through a bunch of websites, looking at GSDs. We found one that had this absolutely magnificient dog that was named Khan. When we found him, we knew that he had the looks to carry off a name like that. The secondary reason is that both of us are big Star Trek fans, and thought it would be cool to have that name association as well.
As for Pan, I haven't the foggiest notion why she was named that, and it makes no sense to me. When I tell people, I always say that her name is short for Panda, 'cause she is a black and white dog. She recalls most excellently to that name, but I end up calling her Missy (or Gomer) most of the time. If I had to name her, I think I'd call her Grace. For Grace Jones, because I think she looks like her.
Suja
All the pets in my family have had names beginning with "M" so I knew how my puppy's name would begin. When we couldn't find a "proper" name we liked, we started flipping through the dictionary. "Macula" comes from the same root (latin?) as Emmaculate-which means "...without blemish." Macula literally means "black spot," which was appropriate since, at 7weeks, Macula was white with two large black spots (she's since developed more.) Added bonus when people comment on the unusual name we can say with a straight name "oh, no: we just named her Spot." :-)
Marie
Hey! I had a dog named Maui once. My mom still appologizes for telling me that it was a dumb name and hurting my feelings. lol. I liked it!

I usually have to see the dog and try to fit the name with the look..my husband named Suzy (which I think is boring) and I named Apple. (Her little head was shaped like and apple)

I had a long haired Chihuahua named Little Bear, because she toted around one of those little bears that come attached to a rose.

Panda- pretty obvious
Pistol- she was fast!
Popcorn- because I was 4
I usually have a name picked out, but then I see the dog and it just doesn't fit. Apple was going to be Weezie..but she didn't look anything like Louise Jefferson. :-)
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