Dog name recommendations

Blue&White
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Dog name recommendations

Postby Blue&White » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:26 pm

I have mentioned previously my family and I are involved with rescuing dogs. Well, after 5 years and ~125 fosters passing through our house, we are done. There are a lot of reasons, but the main thing is my kids are in highschool, my oldest is going to college, and they are no longer as willing to make the time for it. I almost got out of it scott free, too, but my wife has decided she is keeping one of the last 2 puppies we currently have, which will make us a 3 dog household (my wife's argument is "yes, but one of the boys is going to college next fall" as if this dog is going to do his chores isntead :roll:) . He's a male pit mix, should end up under 50lbs, and I am looking for name suggestions. My wife is fixed on "Linus" but I think we can do better.

So, what do you think? Any good ideas? She's not going for any sports references and we already had a dog named Blue&White once (Blue for short, she died a few weeks before her 15th birthday and was the absolute Best Dog Ever!). So, sports figure names won't do it. What else you all have?
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psu_dad
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby psu_dad » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:35 pm

My youngest recently got a Bull Terrier (think Spuds MacKenzie). Poop for brains but ridiculously cute. I don't think "Daisy" would work for your dog, though.
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby PSUgrower » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:52 pm

Yager
Moose
Abcde

I am more of a single syllable type of guy. The last name is if your wife wants to get really into a name!

Blue&White
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby Blue&White » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:54 pm

Dad - no, "Daisy" doesn't really help with my male puppy.

Grower - I like Moose. That's a good name. I may try to sell that one.
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby sameoldlama » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:56 pm

IMO you wait a few months and allow the dog to show it's personality and let that guide the name.

Previous cat had with ex GF was a stray we took in - and jumped on every surface, if you left a bowl of food out he was on it, would hide and when the Great Dane came by he would pop out and swat him on the nose - constantly in mischief - hence he became Loki.

Long time ago had a Husky that loved the cold and snow - no matter how cold it was he wanted to be outside - including at night in his coop. He also had to dive head first into every snow bank or drift. He was Tundra.
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psu_dad
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby psu_dad » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 pm

I like Moose. That's a good name. I may try to sell that one.

Sometimes the name just happens organically. My sons were just kids when we picked out our second dog. The puppy they (and my wife) wanted had enormous paws. I told my wife "But look at those paws. He's going to be a moose". And the name stuck.
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Blue&White
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby Blue&White » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:50 pm

Wife rejected Moose.

Lama - good idea. No way I can sell that, but good idea.
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hbendle
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby hbendle » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:54 pm

My neighbors once went with a name that sounded like "dee-OH-gee"
I don't know how they spelled it.

LioninVa
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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby LioninVa » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:11 pm

She rejected Moose? I guess it’s too late to rethink the nuptials, so and you are going to be stuck with whatever she likes. Just like usual. At least, that’s how things go in my house. I think my opinion is requested to rule things out.

Seriously, tho, I like Growrs suggestion of Yager.

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Re: Dog name recommendations

Postby Crowbar » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:56 pm

Fido.
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