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#1977266 - 11/18/14 08:57 PM Puppy name help
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I am anxiously awaiting news from my breeder about the litter that's about to be born any day. We are #1 on the wait list for a chocolate male labrador retriever. Fingers crossed there is a chocolate boy in there!

To combat some of my anxiety over this whole thing, I am thinking of potential names. We don't like human names for pets but we can't agree on anything other than that. I like Moose and Bowser (hubby doesn't). I also need something that my kids can pronounce easily and that's appropriate for them (I don't want my 3 year old running around yelling "whiskey!") laugh

Anyone have any suggestions? confused
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#1977268 - 11/18/14 09:00 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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My grandfather had a dog named "hereheis".

Here. He. Is.

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#1977269 - 11/18/14 09:02 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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You said chocolate boy so I'm 'assuming' lab - right.
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#1977270 - 11/18/14 09:02 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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That's what I was going to ask, what kind of dog?
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#1977271 - 11/18/14 09:06 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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For training purposes you should chose a name with two distinct syllables, it seems that they are able to pick their name out better. Most basic obedience commands are one syllable so it helps to differentiate their name from the command.

Whatever name you choose, a basic obedience class is a must if you've never done one before. The training is more for the humans than the dog, so the whole family should participate.

Good luck!
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#1977272 - 11/18/14 09:06 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Are you Harry Potter fans? I think it would be fun to have a dog (or pony) named Norbert.
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#1977273 - 11/18/14 09:10 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Yes, a lab. Sorry!

I like 2-syllable names, I'd heard the same thing about being easier for the dog to learn.
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#1977274 - 11/18/14 09:11 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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We are big Harry Potter and LOTR fans. Well, I'm a Tolkien nerd so yeah...

I wanted to get a little pug and call him Bilbo Baggins. LMAO
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#1977275 - 11/18/14 09:11 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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^^ I was going to say the same about the two syllables thing. We were told by trainers that two should be the goal, no more no less. Not one, less it be in counting to two, not three. Two.

It also helps in that you can say their name with different inflections to impart attitude.

Also, stay away from names that rhyme/sound similar to commands that you intend to teach the pup.

(True to form, compliance people are much better at describing what you shouldn't do than what you should!)

I think it'd be hard to pick a name before picking the dog. We waited until we had him picked and were bringing him home. Decided on the drive home.
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#1977277 - 11/18/14 09:16 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Oh, I agree. Final decision will be made when we meet him. But we want to have a list of options because otherwise my kids are going to name him Max. They name every. single. farkling. thing. Max. laugh
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#1977278 - 11/18/14 09:18 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Sméagol!!

Okay, that probably wouldn't be nice.
Chewie?
Gandalf (Full, formal name, Gandalf the brown. Since Radagast is too many syllables)
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#1977279 - 11/18/14 09:19 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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I've always liked Biscuit and Peanut for dog names.

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#1977281 - 11/18/14 09:19 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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#1977282 - 11/18/14 09:22 PM Re: Puppy name help Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: edAudit
pies
laugh

Or piesek. wink

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Sméagol!!

Okay, that probably wouldn't be nice.
Chewie?
Gandalf (Full, formal name, Gandalf the brown. Since Radagast is too many syllables)


I want a Gandalf so badly... I wanted to get a white lab so that we could call him Gandalf. Radagast just doesn't flow as a name...

I thought Gimli but that'd be a better name for a shorter, fat dog. lol
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#1977283 - 11/18/14 09:22 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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I have a friend with a golden retriever named Biscuit.
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#1977284 - 11/18/14 09:23 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Borrowing from the cornbread thread, I should call him Jiffy. laugh
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#1977287 - 11/18/14 09:25 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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I completely understand about not wanting the kids talking about whiskey. So, how about Bourbon? Scotchy-scotch-scotch?

Or, in the off chance you didn't like^^^, and assuming he has beautiful, long, flowing hair:
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Brady! (just explain to your Wolverine-loving hubby that it refers to Tom, and not his soon-to-be former head coach wink )
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#1977288 - 11/18/14 09:26 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Hershey is always cute for any "chocolate" pet

Sticking with LOTR .... Bilbo is cute but fair warning a 3-yr old mispronouncing that could be pretty bad

My dog was Remy (after Remy LeBeau from the X-Men)
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#1977292 - 11/18/14 09:31 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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You hit it on the head - Brady would've been on the list if it weren't for Brady Hoke! laugh
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#1977293 - 11/18/14 09:31 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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Originally Posted By: Aggs
Oh, I agree. Final decision will be made when we meet him. But we want to have a list of options because otherwise my kids are going to name him Max. They name every. single. farkling. thing. Max. laugh


It's BOB at my house. EVERYONE is Bob.

I always wanted to get a pair of matched bloodhounds and name them Beauregard (accent on the BEAU, of course) and General Lee.
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#1977294 - 11/18/14 09:33 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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I prefer names that end in the y sound. Our JRT is Sadie. Broke the rule with our heeler named Scout so I end up calling him Scouty.

I think Gimli would be a really cute name. What about something from the countries where you grew up?

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#1977295 - 11/18/14 09:32 PM Re: Puppy name help E.E.G.B
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I just go to the humane society for my pets...and then I pick human names
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#1977296 - 11/18/14 09:34 PM Re: Puppy name help E.E.G.B
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Do you like hockey? The people that have the brother to my dog are hockey fans and named him Easton.
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#1977297 - 11/18/14 09:34 PM Re: Puppy name help Matt_B
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Along those same lines I was thinking Nestlé
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#1977298 - 11/18/14 09:35 PM Re: Puppy name help Aggs
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What about Ganache? Sounds a little foo-foo, but certainly goes with the theme.
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