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Puppy Names Needed! (Photos Inside)

Dark MoonDark Moon Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Delighted with your advice in my recent haircut thread, I now come to you, H/A, with an even more important question:

What should my family name our two new puppies?

I'll be driving everyone out to pick out two female Great Pyrenees X Golden Lab puppies tomorrow afternoon, pending final contract negotiations and a clean bill of health from the vet. They are adorable, as seen in the images included in the ad for them (not my photos):

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But we're completely clueless as to names. Initially, when the male was still available and we were going to get one of either sex, Jaco and Joni (after Jaco Pastorius and Joni Mitchell, a pair of the family's favourite musicians) were perfect. Now that the male is gone and we'll be getting two females, we're not so sure.

Ideas that have been thrown around (with the inspiring artists following in brackets):
Joni and Kaki (Joni Mitchell and Kaki King)
Joni and Jenny (" and Jennifer Warnes)
Joni and Laila (" and Laila Biali)
Joni and Nina (" and Nina Simone)
Joni and Norah (" and Norah Jones)

As you can tell, we're pretty damn fond of Joni as one of the names. Still, a stronger suggestion could displace it. The "female jazz musician" theme is not at all a requirement for suggestions but simply an easy source of female names in our house. The only requirement we have for suggestions is that they be disyllabic, as all dog names should be.

With that, please post your ideas!

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  • EpiEpi Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It would probably be wise to make sure the names don't sound like each other (Joni and Jenny) as they would both probably respond to either.

    The first name that popped in my head was Envy for some reason. Though I'm preferential to not using people names for animals.

    Alternatively I think mythological names are great too. Givers the pet a legacy.

    Nike?
    Freyja?

    That's where I'd start at least

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  • BoomShakeBoomShake The Engineer Columbia, MDRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Seymour and Bender

    Both of Man's best friends!

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Surveyor of Things and Stuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So much D'awww in this thread.

    What about Tal (as in Tal Wilkenfeld as in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gO7FI_ogvA )

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Johannes Gutenberg and Eugenio María de Hostos.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    His Highness the Governor General of Snuggles Wilhem Achebald von Pranzer and his escort the Lady Azmarathne Twill Du Grace.


    ...or Wil and Grace?

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  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    In the Joni Mitchell theme, how about Court and Spark?

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Why not Joni & Mitchell?

    or

    1. Buy studded collars
    2. Name them Killer & Beast
    3. ???
    4. Profit.

    or

    Sweetness & Light
    Rum & Coke
    Reynard & Ysingrin
    Swing & Dixie

    or

    Robotech & Baby Butch

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thelma and Louise

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Usagi wrote: »
    Thelma and Louise

    Yes. If I was the kinda man to use huge motivational posters in my posts, it'd be a gorilla high-fiving a dinosaur or something.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    since I can't make threads I'm gonna butt in here and ask for name suggestions for my new black lab puppy.

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    she's also giving me a really hard time on the leash, for the most part she walks but she keeps deciding to stop, sit down and struggle. she can't be enticed to follow treats, gently tugging is futile and if I pull she'll struggle till she chokes- pretty much all I can do is pick her up.

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  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sam,
    get a gentle leader on her, its basically a head harness. it works great so long as its on right.

    one thing when picking names is you want it to have a good strong syllable sound since that is what they will respond to. for instance our pups full name is clarabelle, but we call her clara.

    also don't let them do anything now that you wouldn't want them to do when they are full size since they will be big boys and girls.

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  • DrswordsDrswords Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Smith and Wesson

    That was my grandfather's dog's names

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  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    How about "Sam Gamgee", your faithful friend and companion?

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sam wrote: »
    since I can't make threads I'm gonna butt in here and ask for name suggestions for my new black lab puppy.

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    she's also giving me a really hard time on the leash, for the most part she walks but she keeps deciding to stop, sit down and struggle. she can't be enticed to follow treats, gently tugging is futile and if I pull she'll struggle till she chokes- pretty much all I can do is pick her up.

    maybe Janice?

    either Joplin or
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  • TheMadHuntsmanTheMadHuntsman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Morgoth and Sauron.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    mts wrote: »
    Sam,
    get a gentle leader on her, its basically a head harness. it works great so long as its on right.

    A Gentle Leader is not for pulling a dog forward. The instructions actually discourage that.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sid and Nancy

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    ok toilet training is a serious problem. she gets the general idea, in that she normally gets to business outside, but she just shat twice, and it's the middle of the night. am I just expecting too much from a 3 month old?
    what can I do beyond taking her out thrice a day (i live in an apartment) and praising her whenever she does it outside?


    edit- and yes, i took her out at night before putting her to bed. she didn't go.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Dark Moon wrote: »
    With that, please post your ideas!

    Tango and Cash
    Dark Moon wrote: »
    The only requirement we have for suggestions is that they be disyllabic, as all dog names should be.

    Damn.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Puppy A and Puppy 1

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sam wrote: »
    ok toilet training is a serious problem. she gets the general idea, in that she normally gets to business outside, but she just shat twice, and it's the middle of the night. am I just expecting too much from a 3 month old?
    what can I do beyond taking her out thrice a day (i live in an apartment) and praising her whenever she does it outside?


    edit- and yes, i took her out at night before putting her to bed. she didn't go.

    Other than what you are doing, spend A LOT of time outside when she is most likely to go. Be patient. Reinforce with treats if she's more responsive to food. If you don't have a command, start working on one. Ours is "Get busy."

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  • DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Maximus Slut-magnet BCX1478, or Brick
    HOUSE for short.

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  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    mts wrote: »
    Sam,
    get a gentle leader on her, its basically a head harness. it works great so long as its on right.

    A Gentle Leader is not for pulling a dog forward. The instructions actually discourage that.

    ah i reread the post and assumed leash issues was pulling.

    how old is the pup could be she is just not ready for leash walking and having the leash on freaks her out. you can just clip the leash to her inside and let her run around with it, it gets them used to it on their neck

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