just wondering because we are having a heck of a time deciding what to name our peek, thought about gizmo because he looks like a gremlin but my kids want to name him moose..... so how did you pick a name?
Naming a pet has always been very difficult for me. Typically I let my kids throw out ideas until they hit one I think fits pretty well. There are certainly some that I exclude right off the bat too.
I wanted to name my golden Einstein, after a golden in a Dean Koontz book, but my whole family laughed at me and now he is Rusty. Real original right. Well, he is so smart I wish now I would have stuck to my guns. When something feels right you'll know.
It was the same with my daughter. I wanted to name her Randi and I let my mom talk me out of it. She insisted that she would grow up with a complex thinking I had wanted a boy. Well, here I am at the hospital and the nurse is saying, you have to decide. Spur of the moment I went with Ashley which was not all that common at the time, but all the sudden, like within a week, there were Ashley's coming out of the woodwork. Oh well, she's 18 now I can let it go, lol.
that is funny i have an ashley too, but she is 4, she was going to be makenna until the day she was born, when i saw her i said nope she is an ashley. the funny thing is, is ashley wasnt even a name i was considering
I have always liked the name Romeo so that's what I named my chi/min pin mix. When I was real small I had a white feist named Buttons but I called him Butts HA HA.. When I was 5 I got a chow and named her Boo Boo Bear. No idea how I came up with that.. After her I got a pekingnese and named him Boomer.. My most recent puppy is Jose Cuervo.. I had thrown out alot of names but no one liked them so a 5 year old and I decided we should call him Jose.
Hi everyone, I have a choc lab named Boston ( he came with the name when we adopted him) We are getting a dauchshund puppy in June. After my three sons, hudsband and I spent a day of throwing out names, we decided to look at a map. and came up with Hampden, which is a small suburb of Boston. I guess any future animals will have a city name.
Gina, i love Dean Koontz, in fact i am reading The Taking now (whenever i have a free moment.) Ive been trying to gte past the first chapter for over a week already ;).
I named Logan, because as a kid i loved Xmen the comics, before the cartoons, andI still watch the cartoons.So when Logan was little he looked like a wolf, and his markings reminded me of Wolvarines facial hair. So named him after wolvarine, his real name is Logan. Plus when I was looking for a GSD on petfinder.com there was a GSD, stunning dog, gorgeous, in VA and I wanted to adopt him, i called so many times, spoke to so many people in the rescue but they all told me to go look somewhere closer. So I liked that dog, and his name. In the end it was between Alfie and Logan, my fiance wanted to name him either Fonzie or Arnold.....I put my foot down when he started making the Ahhnold (Schwarteznager accent) sound. So now he is Logan.
I just love Dean Koontz and Stephen King, and all of those. It would be amazing if there was such a dog. That book is actually what made me want to get a golden to begin with. And what do you know, I went to the shelter and there he was.
You know, Dean Koontz really does have a golden, it's on the back cover of most of his books with him.
Anybody read Iris Johansen? She has several books out now that has a character in it that has rescue and recovery dogs. Good books.
Also, I like John Saul, but his books really scares me sometimes :)
One more thing, have you Dean Kootz readers ever noticed that almost every one of his books has a line in there about the yellowish glow of the sodium vapor lamps? Cracks me up every time.
Although this wasn't how my baby's name was chosen, I thought it was a pretty good idea:
First, you've got to have a number of names y'all like. Then, you arbitrarily name a toy each of the names (out of a hat, if the baby has a favorite toy(s)). Set all the toys, in a row, away from the baby. Let the baby go, whichever toy he/she picks becomes his/her name.
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We named Georgie for my husband's father (George), who passed away a couple of years ago. My dh was very close to him. I always liked the name Jackson from the soap "All My Children" but I really named him that because my dad's name is Jack. Like to pick out something that means something to me.
With my first dog was suppost to be a cockapoo, but indead up being a golden/cocker. So he had a golden coat and it was all fuzzy. That is how he got his name of Fuzzy. When I was petting him all I could think about was the poam of the Fuzzy wazzy bear.
Precious, Chance, and Penny already came named. Hazelton was puppy I raised for CCI so they named her.
Kelly took some time. I wanted to call him Penguin, but my mom said no it made her think of something that waddled. So then came Friend, but I don't know just didn't seem like something I wanted to be calling out in a feild. So then I thought of Kelly my faviote Clint Eastwood movie. That seemed to fit him and my mom was Ok with it, so that is how he got his name.
Magic, and all my foster animals just got the names that popped in my head when I seen them. That is also how most of the puppies we breed get there names also.
Gumbo, Dixie, Gator, Langniappe, Turtle and Zydaco were all named by my husband who lived in Lousiana (sp) and has family from there.
Zatarain was suppost to be Crawfish when we picked her out, but by the time we went and got her. I had looked up in the cupboard and saw a box of Zatarain's and thought that would be a better name and would go with Gumbo better. So that is how she got her name.
My friend from HI named his golden Hina (HE-NA) which means red haired goddess in Hawaiian well come to find out they lied to him Hina means goddess of fish or fishing still a prety name.
My beagle Reed came with his name so we kept it thinking he was use to it already, nope that boy is so hard headed sometimes you could call him whatever you wanted and he wouldn't listen. My Lab mix Pie, b/c she is as cute and sweet as Pie. :)
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For all of my dogs I picked their names before I ever had them. I just thought of the names I liked & when I finally got my dogs, the names matched them perfectly each time. One of my dogs went thru 7 or 8 names while we had him & were trying to choose, and now he has 3 or 4 call names that he answers to.
We "lost" our precious Westie one month ago, her name was Jenna Colleen. I picked that name because I thought it sounded so beautiful, just like her. We'll be getting a new Westie puppy in 3 weeks, we have to travel again to Savannah, GA from Sarasota to get her. We're calling her Savannah "Southern Belle". I usually have a hard time picking names, it has to really hit me.