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Brian M
27th May 2011, 01:20 PM
Hi

With my four it was .

1 ) Poppy our Tri - Our first Cavalier and we thought a nice name
2 ) Daisy our Blenheim- When Dawn used to walk Luke to school she passed a little old lady who had a tiny Cavalier that used to sit by the gate as the kids passed and enjoy lots of strokes and fuss ,that was Daisy and we liked the name.
3 ) Rosie our Ruby - Dawn's choice as she was a little Ruby so we picked Rosie.
4 ) Lily our B & T - My choice to continue the flower theme also fancied Bluebell but Dawn said no .

So we have The FlowerCavs Popp, Daisy ,Rosie and Lily .:)

Tania
27th May 2011, 01:27 PM
When we collected Dougall, I sat in the back of the car with him. Graham asked me, what are we going to call him. I said "Brian". There was silence :p He clearly didn't think Brian was suitable name. He then asked "why Brian" I said "I liked Brian from the Magic Roundabout" We have always agreed not to argue in front of the Dogs, so I let Graham suffer in silence for a while. Eventually I put him out of his misery and said "Dougall" after the silly dog on the Magic Roundabout. This was my way of getting him to agree to Dougall without hesitation :p

I always thought Molly is a very sweet name which of course suits her down to the ground.


No offence BrianM :jump:

Starski
27th May 2011, 01:29 PM
I only have one little Cav right now...hope that will change down the track though....however when I showed the pic you see in my avatar to my five year old grand daughter..trying to decide on a name... she said 'Star!....cause he twinkles like a little star..and so he did. His registered name is Canvalier Diva"s Star..

robbieswan
27th May 2011, 01:46 PM
Tess was jess all the way through till my eldest daughter thought of tess

Brian M
27th May 2011, 02:14 PM
Tania

Whats the connection with you and "The Magic Roundabout and Brian ".

sins
27th May 2011, 02:28 PM
I have three flowergirls,
Daisy, so named by my son after Jessica Simpson's dog in "newlyweds".
Holly was named by a UK customs officer in Holyhead port who was taking a peek into the crates in the car when we brought her over from the UK.She asked the puppy's name and we said we couldn't come up with one..so she suggested Holly as it was December and we were in Holyhead:p:p:p.Seemed as good a name as any really.
In continuing with the festive theme,Ivy was born on 23 rd December, so we have half sisters, the "Holly and the Ivy"...icon_blshing
Sins

Blueroses
27th May 2011, 02:34 PM
Well what else could you call this little chap but .........






ALFIE ?? :o

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa140/Wendi444/LittleAlfie.jpg

Tania
27th May 2011, 03:20 PM
Tania

Whats the connection with you and "The Magic Roundabout and Brian ".


It was my favourite TV show. Brian was a character, a snail actually. I would add, he is a very jolly snail :p

http://www.brianthesnail.co.uk/

goda
27th May 2011, 04:21 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5256645614_19b722e4e6_m.jpg

Atlas, after the Greek God. Probably misnamed as he is pushy and at all times fun oriented.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3876324905_0e011b3ba1_m.jpg

Luka Caius, the Polish version of Luke. I wanted a dignified, solid name. As Luka is very serious, and likes what he likes, and wants to be pet when he wants to be pet. Very independent. I really liked the name Caius, phonetically.

Blondiemonster
27th May 2011, 04:29 PM
Great idea! Blondie after deborah harry the rockstar but it quickly became "monster" after 4 nights being a terrorizing puppy. :). She still goes into "monster mode" something switches and she get that troublemaker face. We call her monster most of the time. :)

Erin2854
27th May 2011, 04:34 PM
Polly's breeder was calling her that. She was very tiny so she reminded her of the tiny little kids toys "Polly pocket" (UK'ers might not know about this..?). Also had many nicknames like Pollywog lol. We had conversed back and forth for so long about "Polly" it just seemed odd to change her name, I was so used to referring to her by it. I thought the name was adorable so I had no problem keeping it. I had almost named her Chloe though.

Sydneys Mom
27th May 2011, 04:51 PM
We got Sydney from a breeder in San Diego. She wanted to breed her dog with a breeders dog from Australia. She was sent 4 puppies, chose one for herself and sold the others. His pedigree papers for shipping had named him Trent. So we named him Sydney after hei birthplace with a middle name of Trent.

goda
27th May 2011, 05:00 PM
Well what else could you call this little chap but .........






ALFIE ?? :o

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa140/Wendi444/LittleAlfie.jpg

I think Alfie is adorable! The name and the pup.

StillPooh
27th May 2011, 05:04 PM
Clancy is an Irish name meaning "red warrior" (though he's a lover, not a fighter).

Dillon was named by his foster mother in rescue, and came to us recognizing it as his. I thought he had been through too much already in his life to go changing his name.

I always thought I would name a tricolor boy Duncan, but that is what we named my husband's car. Cause it's The Highlander (and there can be only one). :-D

We were considering a black and tan boy I would have named Flynn... it means "son of the red haired man", and his sire was a ruby.

We chose Oliver for the baby because it seemed to suit him, and on first meeting, he responded to it. The breeder then called him that, so by the time he came home it was definitely his. When he is out in the yard I yell 'Ollie Ollie oxen free!" to get him to come. His AKC name is Button's Oliver Twist. 8)

allie
27th May 2011, 06:12 PM
Great thread - very interested how others have come up with names. I've always just looked and known. After years of German Shepherds my first experience of a small dog was a Cavalier pup who turned out to be an Ickle-bickle-wickle-Willow :-) I had planned to call her either Ruby as was around my 40th birthday, or Lily as was also near 12th July, but Willow she was and that was that! Finn is named because with a houseful of my own and foster dogs [7 at time] I said that's it finished, finneto, no more. Turns out he wasn't named too well.... :lol:

vikki
27th May 2011, 06:58 PM
we wanted a Hawaiian name as we live on Maui. I had a list, my husband didn't like any. I loved Hoku which means star, I loved Lilikoi call her lili for short which is a sweet fruit. I loved Pua which means flower but husband thought this sounded too much like poop. we settled on Maile which is a small fragrant white flower. A name both of us can agree on. although on her papers her name is Sophia Loren as her breeder names after movie stars.

GraciesMom
27th May 2011, 07:57 PM
Lots of unique stories! We had several names as options before we met our girl who was already 5 months old. My Aunt Gracie was named after comedienne Gracie Allen....and both were such funny, big-hearted women. Once little Gracie picked us out...and she DID pick us...and we took her home, we knew she was a Gracie very quickly. She was such a comical little girl. In the first week....

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/dhenzey/P1010663.jpg

and then....
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/dhenzey/graciedishwasher.jpg

Reptigirl
27th May 2011, 08:55 PM
Flash was supposed to have a royal or sophisticated name. LOL. Even thought about calling him "Prince" or "Charlie".. but he never responded to any of those names. After about a week I was online going down a list of dog names and just started calling them out... Made it to "Flash" and he jumped up and ran across the room to me. Been calling him that ever since! Fits him well! He loves being in pictures. (Actually had the camera out the other day taking pictures of things to sell and he KEPT getting in the photo. LOL). Also he is FAST. All you see is a black flash run past you when outside.

Holly got her name easily. It was around Christmas time and I wanted to give them names related to the time of year. Although her name was ALMOST Molly instead.

Blitz was a little harder. Finally settled on "Blitzen" after the reindeer but it was quickly shortened to "Blitz". Haha was even easier because I was addicted to Bejewled Blitz at the time.

meljoy
27th May 2011, 09:07 PM
When Leo was born he had a tufty bit of hair on top of his head and looked like a lion so his breeder called him Leo after the MGM lion. His full name is Leonardo and when we first saw him it just seemed to suit him so well.

Ive always said if I had 3 more I'd call them Donatello, Michaelangelo and Rafael:badgrin:

(After the turtles by the way)

jessie22
27th May 2011, 09:18 PM
Ruby is from a puppymill in Kansas that was shut down. When I adopted her, she was so tiny. Being that she was from Kansas, I automatically thought of The Wizard of Oz...
I didn't like Dorothy all that well, but she WAS as small as a little "Ruby" slipper! :)
That's about it!

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Zumie05
27th May 2011, 09:35 PM
I hate picking names! It has always been so tough for me. I had been set on calling my new pup Pheobe, because I just thought it sounded like a very cute and girly name. I also tossed around Princess, Lady (from Lady and the Tramp), or Laya, Princess Laya..the curly ear hairs made me think of her.

We ended up with Coco, because of her rich brown little eyebrows that just warm your heart... we decided on the name one day when visiting relativese out in the snow and had little "no name" puppy with us. We had just come inside from playing and were all so cold we wanted some hot cocoa, and we removed the a to make it more unique!!! Now we sometimes call her Coco Chanel :p

waldor
27th May 2011, 11:22 PM
I was so thrilled and excited to finally own a Cavalier, but at a complete loss for a name for her. My wonderful DH came up with "Sophie" and I thought it was perfect.

Jasper and Holly
27th May 2011, 11:31 PM
Jasper was the name the breeder had called him after the twilight series! And we quite liked it, plus my daughter was also into those books too. His kennel name was Keith Urban. The breeder named them all after singers. I must say I did want Michael Buble but he was taken!! LOL
Holly was born on Halloween and her litter was the pumpkin patch! Holly was called Toffee as in Toffee Apple which is her kennel name. We picked Holly because it was close to Christmas and also the breeders first Cav was called Holly. She was pleased we called her Holly.

dandelos
27th May 2011, 11:31 PM
"Skippy", after the peanut butter, because for a Blenheim he has much more brown than white....

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/1094/11months3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/11months3.jpg/)

goda
28th May 2011, 12:25 AM
Lots of unique stories! We had several names as options before we met our girl who was already 5 months old. My Aunt Gracie was named after comedienne Gracie Allen....and both were such funny, big-hearted women. Once little Gracie picked us out...and she DID pick us...and we took her home, we knew she was a Gracie very quickly. She was such a comical little girl. In the first week....

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/dhenzey/P1010663.jpg

and then....
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/dhenzey/graciedishwasher.jpg

I Love this picture because I often ask my dogs if they want to go into the oven and they do! We have one with Luka standing on the oven door (oven was off of course) Your pic reminded me. They love being "Hot Dogs".

BrooklynMom
28th May 2011, 12:54 AM
This is a great thread!
Brooklyn was easy for us because my husband and I had just moved from New York City to Australia last October, and I wanted something that would remind me of home. I went through a lot of American options though...Eugene, Indiana, Bronx...But Brooklyn was by far the best, was a girls name, and really had a heart from where we met, fell in love and lived together (that sounds cheesy, ha).
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7cb8f404-2bb5-2064.jpg

Desrae
28th May 2011, 01:50 AM
Great thread. Some really beautiful photos posted too!

Belle chose her name herself. After calling her various names such as Pupcake, Buttons, Lady, etc. One day, we called out "Belle!" and she came running to us saying- " Yes, I am beautiful!"

Bobby (aka Bob or Bobo) has always been a favourite name of mine and the name Robert is prevalent in the family. Our Bobby is the only 'baby boy' we'll ever have, so Bobby was his chosen name. We call him after my great-Uncle Bobby, whose full name was Robert Francis and that is what we call Bobby when he's in trouble:p

Here is a photo of them from last summer, both looking very focused on the treat I had dangling above the camera!

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/40661_1461024898386_1616347781_1094386_5710878_n.j pg

mhabca
28th May 2011, 02:53 AM
Mika is Japanese for "New Moon". Mika was born on a new moon and we picked her up on a new moon, so the name fit.

Curlyminx
28th May 2011, 04:54 PM
Cracker's pedigree name was crackerjack so we shortened that and I love cracker as a name. We struggled with a name for my the other little guy for a while, then I came up with Jacob as in jacob's crackers ;-)

http://tapatalk.com/mu/5197c96f-0cbf-666f.jpg

Here's the latest photo of them drying after their bath, my three favourite guys in a row :-) they look a bit tidier than this usually!

mommytoClaire
28th May 2011, 05:11 PM
Our other dog is named Nash (after the TV series years ago Nash Bridges). When he's bad we call him Nashville. So when our cat found us, we decided an Irish city name was needed (hubby was born and raised in Ireland), so Dublin.

When we went to get Claire, I had created a list for us to review on the way home. Since she is a redhead, we felt we should go back to the Irish names again. Nothing was fitting her until we got to Claire. And we knew we had to do it. My little niece was dx'd with leukemia the Spring before, and had gone through a harrowing bone marrow transplant at the age of 6. Her name is Madison Claire.....so we knew it had to be Claire! My niece couldn't have been more thrilled, and the two adore each other.

CSutherland
28th May 2011, 08:47 PM
When we knew we were getting our cav as soon as the snowy roads allowed, we had a few days to pick a name. I wanted something rather aristocratic, not cutesy, (although Puddles would've suited in one way!) since a cav definitely isn't just any old dog! I started a list, going down the alphabet, narrowed it down to Bentley or Fletcher, finally settling on Bentley. If I ever get another it'll be Fletcher.

Brian M
28th May 2011, 10:16 PM
Hi

What marvellous stories and photos from members ,totally fascinating so a BIG thanks to all and what a lot of Beautiful Cavaliers we all have .Thanks again to all for posting all your superb replies .:D:D:D:D:flwr::flwr::flwr::flwr:

Nalu
29th May 2011, 10:52 PM
While vacationing in Kauai I saw a Cavalier for the first time and I knew it was the dog for me. It followed a young girl down to the crowded beach next to a busy road and hopped on a boogie board and off they went into the surf. Four months later after a lot of searching I picked up Nalu, my very first puppy dog. I looked for a Hawaiian name associated with water and found “Nalu,” Hawaiian for “daughter of the deep blue sea” and used in reference to surf or waves. A few months later we were giving Nalu her first boogie board lesson on lake Superior where we live.
The Cavalier from Kauai
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/5772518903_a9d9051cee_s.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60582699@N07/5772518903/)
Nalu's first lesson seven months later
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5548281473_c5909a5cdf_s.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60582699@N07/5548281473/)

goda
29th May 2011, 10:56 PM
While vacationing in Kauai I saw a Cavalier for the first time and I knew it was the dog for me. It followed a young girl down to the crowded beach next to a busy road and hopped on a boogie board and off they went into the surf. Four months later after a lot of searching I picked up Nalu, my very first puppy dog. I looked for a Hawaiian name associated with water and found “Nalu,” Hawaiian for “daughter of the deep blue sea” and used in reference to surf or waves. A few months later we were giving Nalu her first boogie board lesson on lake Superior where we live.
The Cavalier from Kauai
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/5772518903_a9d9051cee_s.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60582699@N07/5772518903/)
Nalu's first lesson seven months later
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5548281473_c5909a5cdf_s.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60582699@N07/5548281473/)

Those pictures are beyond wicked.

Kate H
30th May 2011, 11:29 AM
I had Oliver at a year old so he was already named (Moonvale Apache by Shenlyn, Oliver for everyday). He is a dignified little dog, so NEVER Olly!

Aled came from a Welsh puppy farm, so I gave him a Welsh name that goes well with Oliver. I knew Aled was a Welsh name because of the singer Aled Jones, but he is definitely not named after him - Aled means 'child' in Welsh, so it seemed appropriate for a Cavalier who, although 18 months old when we had him, was still very much a puppy in experience. I think that after 2.5 years with us he has finally caught up with himself and become an adult.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

SuzRN
31st May 2011, 03:33 AM
Chelsea, my ruby got her name basically becasue I liked it and seemed to fit. Vivian I saw at 4 weeks was originally to be called Lila, a sweet name. Unfortunatly she was beating up her littermate brothers making them squalk, then she stopped and looked at me from under her eyebrows, definatly not a Lila but reminded me of Vivian Leigh in gone with with the wind sitting on the porch with the red head twins and sporting the same look. Vivian it is, with Vivi for short.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/3192485571_36ee531c98.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/3192485571/)
IMG_1472 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/3192485571/) by suzannern99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/20858405@N04/), on Flickr
Vivian at 4 with brothers.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/5778988286_607aa3ef01.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/5778988286/)
IMG_3017 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/5778988286/) by suzannern99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/20858405@N04/), on Flickr