Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What's in a Name?

Time to throw your two cents in! NavyGuy and I are narrowing down our choices of names for the puppy... but before we reveal the short list, I wanted to give you all a chance. So leave your suggestion in the comments - what would you name a female black labrador retriever? Do you have a favorite dog name? A dog name you hate with a passion? Share the best you can come up with... and maybe your suggestion will be ringing through our neighborhood for years to come!


NatalieW October 21, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

We picked our female lab's name from the Shakespeare play "The Merchant of Venice": Portia. We are total Shakespeare nerds and plan to name our next dog Kent after a character in "King Lear." Since you are also a book nerd, maybe you could pick a name from one of your favorite books. I'm drawing a blank on any other female names.

Anonymous,  October 21, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

My vote is for a girl's name you love and wish you could name your future kid but a) NavyGuy hates the name for a kid or b) it's become a totally popular name now. I.E. I have loved the name Ava FOREVER and now it the number one name, so I'd never name my kid that, but it'd be a sweet doggie name.

My two cents,


Princess of Ales October 21, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

I vote "Sally" from "When Harry Met Sally" - your favorite romantic movie as a couple. You could call her Sal, which is kinda sassy. And when she gets to be an old lady it will TOTALLY fit. I also like "Pepper," "Stormy" (although I have a friend with that name), and "Cocoa" (which is the name of a FRIENDS baby, too).

keby October 21, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

You could name the puppy after your favorite place. For instance, Ben named his family dog Cedar after Cedar Lake (the place we got married), plus the dog was Cedar-colored.

Sister October 21, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

It doesn't matter to us what you name the pup, we just want to start referring to her as something other than 'Lucy's puppy cousin!' :)

historygirlie October 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

I know I'm going to get some nasty looks/e-mails/vows never to talk to you again thoughts from some of your readers by saying this, but I just don't like using human names for dogs.

I know. Send the angry thoughts.

They are dogs, people. DOGS. Not humans. for example, I LOVE the name Michaela, but my sis-in-law named her DOG that. Now, that name is unusable by any little girl in the family because we'll always think of our annoying sis in law's annoying dog. I'm a big one for using dog names. My favorite dog name is Buster. For a girl, I like Fancy or Lassie. Even when the dog doesn't look like Lassie, it's a good dog girl name.

Sorry to offend, readers. But that's the way I see it. :)

historygirlie October 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM  

(I think this feeling also comes from being a Farmer's wife. On a farm, animals aren't pets. They have a purpose. Give milk. Round up the cows. Eat the mice in the barn. If they aren't doing their purpose, they aren't worth feeding and away they go. I know, Crass, but it's the farmer's way. Which is why Farmer won't ever get an inside dog. What is the purpose of one???)

NavyGirl October 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

HistoryGirlie - you go! Way to take the unpopular stand :) But seriously, we have to work on Farmer so you can get a puppy someday. Or at least a pet pig!

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