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Old 03-20-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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personally, i wouldn't name two pets the same thing. it just weirds me out and would be confusing. i don't even like the idea of naming my dog a name that other people's dogs will have, although sadie came with her name which is semi common and it's ok. i gave some thought to changing it but it suits her and she knows it well so i didn't.

i also don't like the idea of naming a child after a parent! i like keeping names in the family but skipping a few generations!

but it's up to you - many people don't have a problem with it and consider it a tribute to the previous pet. it's all about how you feel about it. if it doesn't feel right to you, don't do it.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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also, copper makes me think of this:


YouTube - Shellac Fan Music Video - Copper
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. The kids came up with Copper from the Disney movie, so that is what we're using. I decided the name Buddy is forever reserved and will never be used again by us.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I think everyone is different so I am not saying everyone else should observe things the way I do however once an animal has had a name, I could not use it again because I would cry every time I called the new animal. YES I am that attached to my pets and that devastated when one of them passes away.

I have gotten pets that were for example the same breed or with cats the same color.

I have often also found that I give a pet a name and that's what I tell the Vet and people who ask but over time its like they pass along to me the name they want to be called by, either that or I am totally out of my mind and think my pets are communicating with me subliminally when they are not.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. The kids came up with Copper from the Disney movie, so that is what we're using. I decided the name Buddy is forever reserved and will never be used again by us.
Excellent decision! Enjoy your new family member!
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Congrats on the new pup! Copper is a cute name.

I didn't name either one of my dogs. Rosie was adopted from the shelter where I used to volunteer. Her owners gave her up after nine years, and that was her name. Luckily I love it!

Beatrice (beagle) also came with her name. I adopted her from the beagle rescue I volunteer with. She had been a stray for a long time but the person who found her and kept her until we had a foster home named her. I happened to be wanting an old girl named Beatrice for awhile and then when I found my parents were going to be fostering her I figured that was my chance. LOL
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There is a cute clip of a baby beagle baying on YouTube, and the pup in the video's name is Copper. I play it a lot, because Willie, my beagle mix, likes it!
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I love the name Copper, so glad you went with that! I, too, tried to find an "uncommon" name for my male Westie, but it turns out there are a few other "Caseys" at the dog park. I picked "Comet" for my female puppy, and so far no dupes...good luck with your new pup!
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Our beagle mix is Willie, but he came close to being Sam. He had been Noah at the refuge, but I wasn't feeling it. If he's particularly hound-y, I would go with Copper (love that movie!). Nothing wrong with Cooper, but among our acquaintances, it's the "Jacob" (currently #1 human boy name for 2010, acc. to the SSA) of dog names right now. My brother has a Cooper, my SO's brother has a Cooper, two people I work with have Coopers, etc.
LMAO!! Is there an actual list/website of "most popular dog names"? If not, there should be!
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I think Copper is a great name, and relatively uncommon. Congrats! Also you can always nick name, that'll probably happen over time anyway...my dog has a million nick names, his formal name is Charlie, we call him Charlers, Charles in Charge, Charlie Larlers, Mr Pups, Pupper pups a lot, Puppers, Smelly, Bubba, Bubs, Bubaloo, Bubalooski...somehow he answers to them all!!
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