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Old 03-17-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Getting a puppy he is half lab half husky and has 1 brown eye 1 blue eye...was trying to think of that when naming him...any help is appreciated..Oh and a shorter name is best got 2 kids that will be calling him as well.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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I have never been able to name a pet until we lived with them for awhile. In fact, I used to have a list of names we liked but, somehow, they never fit the new pet. The name will come to you!
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Lusky or Habrador
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Blue!
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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Beau, easy for kids to say.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Keep in mind you will need to call the dog. Simple is better. And when calling the vet, you will need to say the dogs name over the phone. Shorter and easier to spell makes these things easier.

Calling the dog to come inside...

HERE Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Getting a puppy he is half lab half husky and has 1 brown eye 1 blue eye...was trying to think of that when naming him...any help is appreciated..Oh and a shorter name is best got 2 kids that will be calling him as well.
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Beau, easy for kids to say.
A second vote for Beau.

Southern name?....check
Easy for kids to call?.....check

Do we need for you to post a picture of the new pup?..... DING DING DING DING!!!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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A dog trainer told me that it's best to name a dog a two-syllable name with two hard sounds in it- she praised me for "Kiko" although he got named for other reasons. I've found her advice to be good- most names end up in a two-syllable nickname. I adopted "Powell" and ended up calling him "Pally."
Neighbors had "Daytona" and "Mariah," and they always got called "Tona" and Ryah."
I agree that a name might come to you, but be thinking of categories- place names? Description of the dog's looks? People names? (For some reason, people seem to name girl dogs with people names, but are more likely to name boy dogs with dog names, like Dodger or Duke or Rover or something).
I believe the most common names for dogs are Max and Charlie. I have also heard a lot of "Maggie," which is a very unappealing name to me.
The only dog I ever had that was a breed had a paper name of "Pete's Bright Flash," a beautiful Springer adoption. I would have called him "Flash," but his former home called him "Petey." The woman told me that his "word" for peeing outside was, "Petey, potty." Can you tell she had small kids?
Looking forward to pics of the new pup!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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My 2 dogs that have single syllable names - Fish and Chance - are always called Fishy or Chancey. Sometimes Chance is also call S*&t-head but it is always good natured!! Alhtough with my lab Jack (RIP), I never added a syllable.

I like the name "Blue" as someone suggested. "Brewski" will be a consideration for my next dog. Can you tell what I like to do with my free weekend nights?!


I agree with VA...pics required!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My dogs are Frankie, Dora and Etta. You are welcome to take any of those names. Frankie got his name from the shelter he was in and it fit him so well I kept it, Dora got her name because she is a little explorer like the kids show Dora the Explorer, and Etta got her name from her previous owners because they adopted her the day after Etta James died. They named her Etta James but I just call her Etta.

Other names I've had for dogs are: Thor, Daisy, Smokey, Jake, Dixie, and Chewy
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