help with naming the new pup...

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by top mosker, May 4, 2006.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    We've discovered that if you name a pet after something they already are, they'll grow out of it. We named our newest male dog M.C. because he was always rapping, and he stopped. The world is full of dogs named Snowball who turned beige when their adult coat grew in.

    But if you pick a name that doesn't especially go with them, they may grow into it. Be careful! We named our first bird Amelia Earhart, and damned if she wasn't lost in flight. Not having figured this out yet, we named our first parrot Icarus.

    We wised up and named his successor Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, and the first sound she learned to mimic was laughter. (Says a lot about our household.)

    Many of our dogs are named after Fraggles: Wembley, Gobo, Mokey. Their personalities are surprisingly similar to their namesakes.

    We named our next-youngest male dog Batmanuel, after the character in that wonderful live TV show "The Tick." He leaps through windows and climbs over gates. We're talking about a 17-pound Lhasa Apso here.

    So give this a lot of thought!

    I'm always puzzled when people spend months with dictionaries and consultants to give their babies names like Beelzebub and Loquacia, when most kids would much rather "fit in" and be Joey and Sue until they're teenagers. And then they name their dog Snoopy and their cat Garfield.

    This is the time to be creative!
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  3. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

    Sega. Clementine.
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  5. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

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  8. valich Registered Senior Member

    It's best to name a dog with a name that you can shorten to a monosyllable because that's basically what they'll most easily remember and associate as their name. Pedigree dogs are given multiple word names consisting of polysyllabic words, but they are almost always changed to a shorten, often totally different "call word" name, such as the three suggestions given above. That's why common dog names are: "Max," "Spot," "Sam," "Bo," "ROVer," and "LAsie."
  9. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member


    Deefer dog.
  10. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

    Intergalactic Overlord, Supreme Ruler of The Known Universe, and Chairman of Microsoft Corporation.

    Or "Iosrtkucmc" for short.
  11. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

    how about Jesus? "bad jesus!"..."good jesus"..."jesus, stop chasing the mailman".."jesus, no pooping in the house"
    the fun never stops!

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