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Help Me Name My New Dog!

  1. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    http://www.petango.com/sms/photos/1789/01d04fda-bc70-47fd-8968-a84629c1b9ec.jpg

    We just adopted this four year old cutie from a VERY cool organization here in Oregon that gives homeless/shelter dogs a second chance.  He's been in foster care with an awesome family since August 2nd, but was in shelters and shuffled around before that.

    He's a Labrador/Retriever/Pointer mix and boy is he cute.  He knows lots of tricks, one being he can actually play dead.  His temporary name has been "Texas" which is not our favorite name.  He doesn't seem to respond to it, so we don't feel too badly changing it.

    Anyway, we've been brainstorming names all night and I decided to see what awesome names you guys could come up with.  I don't like "cutesy" names, if you know what I mean.

    1. Diane Inside profile image81
      Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Since hes getting a second chance I'd say call him Chance. He  looks like a Chance to me.

    2. rikabothra profile image61
      rikabothraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When I looked at his picture, only one name came to my mind - "Pokey"!!
      Do let us know what you name him finally.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Spot smile

    4. noenhulk profile image51
      noenhulkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      jack, jackson, rigor, cholo, chingoy. Let us know what name did you use if you had it already. Good luck!

  2. maddot profile image77
    maddotposted 6 years ago

    what about "Lucky"?

  3. profile image56
    Tinatinposted 6 years ago

    How about Hippy?

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    He has a patch over one eye - pirate?

    1. maddot profile image77
      maddotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What about "Hub"?

      1. wordscribe43 profile image94
        wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He he he.  "Hubs"

  5. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Robbie?  Daniel?  Stevie?  Markie?  Snickers?  Toffee?  Hal?  Louis?  Jacob?  (To cutesy?)

    Maybe... Honor?  Captain?  Leader?  August?  (Gus?)  Friendship?  Leo (his new life started under the sign of Leo)?   

    A friend was thinking of naming her dog "Spackle" for reasons that had to do with patching holes (because her new little dog brightened "patched up" her own blue mood).

    (In any case, I love you for giving yet one more "sweetie" in this world a home and someone to love him.   smile  )

    1. maddot profile image77
      maddotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wilfred

    2. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's so funny you said "Leo" b/c he's kinda my birthday present.  My daughter's birthday is just two days after mine, we're both Leos.  It's one of the names on our list.

  6. Mikeydoes profile image77
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    Call him Harvey--
    which is short for Harvey Dent. Harvey Dent is Two-Face from Batman who was played by Tommy Lee Jones in Batman forever. More recently in the Dark Knight Two-Face was played by Aaron Eckhart.http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5413105.jpg

    1. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OMG!  That's a contender.

      1. Mikeydoes profile image77
        Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you! One of the better ideas I'll ever come up with. Good luck either way!!

        1. wordscribe43 profile image94
          wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Mikeydoes!  We really love the name "Harvey".  So far, that's what we're calling him.  Sometimes, over time, another name pops out and sticks.  But, for now we really think it suits him.

          I want to thank everyone for posting ideas.  I knew you guys would come up with some great ideas, and sure enough you did. 

          So far so good with the new dog.  He and my other dog are doing well... except when it comes to toys.  We had a few scuffles today, so we're a toy-free zone for now until we get it ironed out.  They don't fight over food, but they fight over toys.  Go figure...

          1. Mikeydoes profile image77
            Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Woot! Thanks and congrats!

  7. EmpressFelicity profile image80
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    He looks like a real superstar and given his love of performing, how about Superstar?

    PS: I've never had a dog but I know when naming cats that sometimes you just have to wait for a week or two before the "right" name just inserts itself into the conversation.

    1. maddot profile image77
      maddotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Frodo

      1. maddot profile image77
        maddotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Earnest

  8. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    I was thinking of pirate names, too. You could name him Black Bart, Captain Kidd, etc. Cute new puppy!

  9. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    He looks so bright and curious I think he will find a name for himself soon, then he just needs to let you know what it is smile

  10. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    come here,

    Biscuit
    Harvey
    Charlie
    Marcus
    Patch
    Snickers

    He's adorable! Be sure to let us know. smile  He's a lucky dog!

  11. Hugh Williamson profile image88
    Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years ago

    He reminds me of the dog in the old "Our Gang" comedies. His name was "Petey"
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5413439_f248.jpg

  12. Dolores Monet profile image88
    Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago

    How come nobody names their dogs "Fido" or "Bowzer" any more. How about an old traditional name like that. Call him by several names until he responds to one. Let him choose his own name!

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    SunnyJayposted 6 years ago

    She is right you know, they often choose their own names. I named my cat Sparkle but often said, look at that little girl, or what a pretty little girl you are. Well, one day when I was talking to my daughter about her and I said little girl, she (my cat) looked right at me. I discovered she did not respond to Sparkle but came right to me when I said little girl. So "Little Girl" it is.

  14. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years ago

    According to dog trainers one syllable names are best for dogs.

    What about "Jax"

  15. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh!!! You guys are the best.  So many great names.  I'm going through them all one by one. 

    Thanks so much, you guys.  smile

  16. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Popeye, Ruff, Carlos, Heinz...

    Heinz because he's 57 varieties

    1. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh... "Heinz" is good, too.  This is getting harder and harder, so many good names.

  17. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Actually, he looks like a 'Jack' to me smile

    You're spoilt for choice now smile

    1. Dolores Monet profile image88
      Dolores Monetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He does look like a Jack.

  18. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years ago

    What about Rebel? It seems the poor little dog has had a bit of a rebellious existence, through no fault of his own. That was also the name of the dog in Champion the Wonder Horse (surely one of the greatest TV shows ever produced...wasn't it?! tongue) OK, so he's not a German Shepherd but that doesn't really matter.

    (How sad am I with the theme tune from Champion the Wonder Horse playing on YouTube as I type this! smile )

    Whatever you decide to name him, the important thing is the love I am sure he will know and the great future he has in store.

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    MANGO - you can't go wrong with a name like that! big_smile

    1. wordscribe43 profile image94
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mango is good, too.  Agh!  This is hard.

  20. miccimom profile image75
    miccimomposted 6 years ago

    He is sooo cute!  He seems like a Jack to me.......but I did like the other Hubbers choices, Harvey and Petey!  Congratulations on your new family member!

  21. seamist profile image70
    seamistposted 6 years ago

    He looks like a Bandit to me.

  22. sinbad27 profile image65
    sinbad27posted 6 years ago

    Zeus

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Was Sinbad not a pirate?

  23. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Wow... every time I log on I get another option.  We are leaning towards Harvey for now.  We like Petey, too but my son's name is Peter.  I guess we could change my son's name.  lol

    1. Reality Bytes profile image91
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am saving this name for a future dog but Gratch is my next name for a dog.

      Gratch is a character from the Sword of Truth series.

      If you like it, its yours.  LOL like I could stop you.

  24. carolp profile image78
    carolpposted 6 years ago

    I suggest Jolly, Jollie. Benny. Good luck. My dog's name is Benda. We adopted her name given from the owner. Here in Switzerland they named the dog depending on number of births of the mother. The first birth dogs are named beginning with letter A, second birth B and so on. My dog Benda belongs to the second birth so all the 8 dogs names beginn with letter B.

  25. kmuise profile image79
    kmuiseposted 6 years ago

    He looks like  a "Phil" to me...

  26. Pamela Sarzana profile image60
    Pamela Sarzanaposted 6 years ago

    Lewis
    Louie
    Dooley
    Marcus
    Trick
    Captain
    Digger
    Gage
    Gunner
    Nipper
    Doc

  27. profile image59
    MCanestorpposted 6 years ago

    Benny. He looks like a Benny to me.

  28. wavegirl22 profile image44
    wavegirl22posted 6 years ago

    He Looks like a "Patches" to me  ..

  29. jennysbus profile image60
    jennysbusposted 6 years ago

    REX!

  30. laptop-computer profile image61
    laptop-computerposted 6 years ago

    hello wordscribe43

    perhaps some asian name:

    tukul
    gogon
    jojon
    bopak

  31. Kelly North profile image60
    Kelly Northposted 6 years ago

    Adorable dog, he looks like a Jack to me.

    1. noenhulk profile image51
      noenhulkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can also add "topak" A good name coz he knows many tricks.

  32. rembrandz profile image88
    rembrandzposted 6 years ago

    Hey these too names came up...sorry it's not so cute....though I simply love pets...
    But when I looked at him I thought of 2 words...Black-eye and Pirate.
    So making it sound positive I thought of these too.
    "Black-eyed Peas" or Pirate (a loooong one - Pirate of the Carribean).
    Sorry ignore it if it offends you.
    TC

    1. rembrandz profile image88
      rembrandzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      sorry spell-checking my post...too=two yikes/

 
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