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Old 04-12-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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I've noticed dogs do respond better to a two-syllable name. Is there a reason for this?
It has to do with the sing-song in your voice when calling them. Ab-by, Spi-cey, Syd-ney, Pea-nut.....

Trainers recommend 2 syllable names because it's easier for dogs to learn and recognize. Dog Names, Puppy dog names (this site has an alphabetical list of names as well).

Example of why it's important:
A nervous dog needs a name that sounds soft & calm.
A dominating dog is easier to control if given a short, brief, snappy name.

What are the basic fundamental rules of dog naming:
  • can really only hear (understand) two (2) syllable. So, avoid long names.
  • After a soft consonant, use a strong vowels.
Examples:
  • The letter " f " is a soft consonant. An " e " to follow in the dog's name is not ideal, however an " a " would be well heard by the dog.
  • To the reverse, a strong consonant like an " r " can be followed by a soft vowel.
  • Don't be shy about doubling up on sounds: Kiki, Bobo, Yoyo...
  • Be careful with sounds that can't be heard.
  • Choose a name adapted to your dog taking into account its size, sex, character.
http://www.seefido.com/html/alphabet...e_list_ind.htm
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I would go with Ginger if it works for you. She's beautiful, how about Beauty? My golden was Beauty. I miss my dogs - We had 2 Beautys, 2 Sams, a Sox, Shiner, Lady, Dusty.

My golden was special. She would get out (kids) and find the mailman. She'd jump in his truck and wouldn't get out until he finished the neighborhood. Then he'd drive back by the house and she'd get out. He loved her company. She was a strange dog - she smiled. BIG. Scared the bejeesus out of folks. She'd wag her tail so hard, her whole body would move and she'd do a dance with her front paws.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Beautiful girl you have there. She'll let you know if you picked her right name soon enough I suspect.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I'm all for Ginger. But more important I see something different in the way you told your story. I know you struggled about how to introduce Miss Golden 3 to us but you did good. We talked at great length about all that you wish to forget about and you spilled it proudly and guess what. Everyone still thinks so highly of you that there are 3 pages so far telling you so.

You take good care of that little ball of fur. She will fill any and all needs and voids. A house is not a home without a dog in it. In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog. Now you have a perfect home.


Friends fur-ever
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I'm so happy for you! Ginger sounds like a wonderful name...of course I'm partial to Macie (LOL)....another name we considered was "Tess"....a strong yet still feminine name....I know you must be so happy to have another special sweetie in your life. Enjoy!
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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I like Ginger but if you're not happy with that why don't you call her Goldie?

She's adorable. Congratulations on your new friend!
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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2Goldens......I am so happy for you and for the process of your healing! It must be a sign that you were able to bring the love of a puppy into your life. Congratulations. She is beautiful and as Shakespeare told us! "What's in a name....A rose, by any other name would smell as sweet".

I think "Ginger" does fit her.....but if it doesnt fit your mouth....perhaps sticking to a theme...."spice" or "curry"....whatever you name her.....I am so glad you found each other....enjoy your new friend.

(I would be hard put not to call her "Precious" because that is exactly what she is.)
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Oh, man ~ I want another one now I am so glad for you - had no idea that you didn't have your other two with you. This is just what the Dr. ordered

Names are tough but I always liked Bella. Good luck with your new sweet girl!
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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I'm sorry you had to leave your 2 with your ex, but congrats on the little beauty you have acquired! I like Ginger too.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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What a cute baby. I like the two "C's," from mom and dad comes Cici.
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