Hi i am getting a new puppy in a few weeks (they are due to be born on friday) and have been trying to think of a name, i am friends with the breeder so i will get to see them and pick out what puppy i want, i also want them to start to call him by his name, but i dont know what to call him!
any ideas? How did you guys find the right name for your puppy ? (i also know that i should wait and see what the pup is like before setting on a name, but i just want some idea)
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I have:
Bridget (yellow-lab, pre-named)
Butterscotch (sable collie, pre-named)
Snot/Salsa Emotion: cat
Cokie & Sprite (ratties)
Ramses & Pyro (ratties)
Blitz & Rudy (Gerbils)
Houdini (hamster. Guess why.)
Rosie (guinea pig)
I have also had:
Sachi (hamster, died at 3 years of age)
Squiggles (died from prior malnutrition issues guinea pig) Pepper (old age guinea pig)
Spike (gerbil. It fit. Died at 2 years of age.)
Parents have these cats, three of which appeared and three of which resulted from those who appeared:
Tux
Snookers
Tinkerbelle
Tigerlily
Wendell (Was Wendy until his balls appeared.)
Joe Black
Stubs
They have also had:
Tornado (well, she was MINE. My grey kitty.)
Sweety/Tweeters
Skinny/Wuzzers
Tom (All Tornado's children)
MinnyBike
Stinker (More ways than one...)
Bear
Dali (Dalmatian, black & white cow kitty)

Emily Carroll
http://www.geocities.com/diamonds in her eyes/index.html
Hi i am getting a new puppy in a few weeks (they are due to be born on friday) and ... wait and see what the pup is like before setting on a name, but i just want some idea) A.
I have:
Bridget (yellow-lab, pre-named)
Butterscotch (sable collie, pre-named)
Snot/Salsa Emotion: cat
Cokie & Sprite (ratties)
Ramses & Pyro (ratties)
Blitz & Rudy (Gerbils)
Houdini (hamster. Guess why.)
Rosie (guinea pig)
I have also had:
Sachi (hamster, died at 3 years of age)
Squiggles (died from prior malnutrition issues guinea pig) Pepper (old age guinea pig)
Spike (gerbil. It fit. Died at 2 years of age.)
Parents have these cats, three of which appeared and three of which resulted from those who appeared:
Tux
Snookers
Tinkerbelle
Tigerlily
Wendell (Was Wendy until his balls appeared.)
Joe Black
Stubs
They have also had:
Tornado (well, she was MINE. My grey kitty.)
Sweety/Tweeters
Skinny/Wuzzers
Tom (All Tornado's children)
MinnyBike
Stinker (More ways than one...)
Bear
Dali (Dalmatian, black & white cow kitty)

Emily Carroll
http://www.geocities.com/diamonds in her eyes/index.html
Hi i am getting a new puppy in a few weeks (they are due to be born on friday) and ... wait and see what the pup is like before setting on a name, but i just want some idea) A.
any ideas? How did you guys find the right name for your puppy ? (i also know that i should wait and see what the pup is like before setting on a name, but i just want some idea)

The only thing we knew about Khan prior to getting him was that he was a large, handsome dog, with possibly no housetraining. We went with his name because a) he is quite a handsome fellow and needed a name fit for kings and b) we thought that he was going to wreak havoc in the house, eating everything in sight, digging holes in the floor, etc. Naming him after Ghenghis Khan seemed to be the logical choice/ best compromise.

If we ever get that girl dog we want, DH says that he has a name picked out for her. Turns out, it's Ursula. All I can say is, Over My Dead Body. Can you imagine, a Malamute named Ursula? That sounds like a girl who'd wanna walk around with tiaras and rhinestone collars
Suja
Cleopatra is right out.

Hatshepsut? HTH!

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Hatshepsut? HTH!

Helpful, you ain't. People have enough trouble with Khan (Kong, Can, Cain, ...), I don't even want to begin with Hat.. I suggested Marie (after Mme. Curie), but DH says no dorky scientist names. Ticked me off sufficiently for me to consider suggesting Brunhilde, but I do pity the dog that ends up with that name.
Suja
All of my dogs were named after we got them. Some went without names for several weeks (to include foster dogs) because the names that suited them aesthetic wise didn't suit their personalities and vice versa. We've even renamed some rescue dogs for that same reason. Our Min. Dachshund, Pebbles, got her name because we were fighting over which names we liked when the Flinstones came on lol. It certainly doesn't suit her. Hoover or some really snotty name would be more fitting. My Boxer Summer got her name because my daughter and I were squabbling (she liked cutesy names and I didn't). Finally I said "you know what? its Summer, we should just call her Summer and be done with it!" I wasn't serious but Amie grabbed onto the name so it stuck.
We do have a name picked out for our next Lab puppy. I've always loved the name Oakley (ever since my teen days when Oakley sunglasses were all the thing..along with Swatch watches) and if it ends up not being quite masculine enough, we can shorten it to Oak. Otherwise we try to call em like we see em.

Tara
Helpful, you ain't.

pthththt!
People have enough trouble with Khan (Kong, Can, Cain, ...), I don't even want to begin with Hat.. I suggested Marie (after Mme. Curie), but DH says no dorky scientist names.

how about something more literary?
Cordelia
Kate
Portia
Beatrice
Badoura
Juliet
Phaedra (i'm saving this one for a future girl cat)

or, if you're feeling artistic:
Saskia (Rembrandt's mistress)
Artemesia (Gentileschi)
Cecilia (Beaux)
Clara (Peeters)
Charlotte (Bonaparte)
Gabrielle (de Veaux Clements)
Ticked me off sufficiently for me to consider suggesting Brunhilde, but I do pity the dog that ends up with that name.

in that case, how about Boadicea? Chalchiuhtlicue?

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Some of my favorite names (primarily with Boxers in mind):

Spring
Scout
Chloe
Loralei
Delia
Ripley
Becca
Ceridwen (Ceri for short)
Oakley
Loki
Storm
Riley (this is the 2nd runner up for our Lab)
Ty
Logan
Guinness
Shem
Chaos

Tara
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