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    We're trying to come up with names for our prospective Black & Tan puppy. I know some good suggestions were made already, but Billy has decided he'd like an old English name. I agreed to let him have a say in this one since I picked the last two Naturally I'll get to veto anything I don't like.

    He picked Aggie for our first pup, because he thought an old fashioned name like Agatha was cute on a little pup. For a boy we like:

    Wesley
    Jeeves
    Watson
    Geoffrey

    Hm. Some of them seem silly when I write them down and will definitely need to be rethought as I don't want to feel silly every time I write about him You can see why we need suggestions!!
    Cecily, owned by Dougal (B&T boy, age 2) and Dora (Blenheim female, age 2, rescue)

    Cavaliers at the bridge, much missed and not forgotten: Aggie (tricolour female) and Rio (Blenheim female) and Tandie (ruby female)

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    You've picked all surnames, except for Geoffrey. Oh , please, not that.

    Joly was called Spencer by his breeder, I called him that, yesterday and he remembered.

    All my dogs' names have had to end in an 'ee' sound and it feels bad luck to change from this pattern.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Nixon
    You've picked all surnames, except for Geoffrey. Oh , please, not that.
    There's no way it'll be Geoffrey, don't worry
    I didn't know wesley was a surname? It's commonly a first name over here
    Cecily, owned by Dougal (B&T boy, age 2) and Dora (Blenheim female, age 2, rescue)

    Cavaliers at the bridge, much missed and not forgotten: Aggie (tricolour female) and Rio (Blenheim female) and Tandie (ruby female)

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    I'm a bit partial to Wesley...my tri's name I saw the sweetest little black and tan named Guiness (for those beer drinkers out there). I've always liked the name Landon for a boy.

    All of my boys have the ie sound too, my cats don't though. They were my opportunity to be a bit more creative because I wouldn't be standing on the porch calling for them all the time.
    I love my Wesley, Cody, Zoey & Stewie

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    For a little black and tan how about Thomas---Aileen
    cavaliers at the bridge Mattie and Rocky & Sam & Jake
    Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man's indifference. Saving just one dog won't change the world but it surely will change the world for that one dog.

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    I like Wesley and Watson! They both make me smile.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
    In memory: Lucy
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    A lot of former surnames are now used as first names, following the trend strted in the States. The most famous Wesleys were John and Charles, founders of the Weslian methodist movement in the 18th century.

    Likewise Spencer, now used as a first name but the surname of Winston Churchill's mother (Winston Spencer Churchill )
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Raleigh
    Yorick
    Webster
    Graham
    Wellington
    Langston
    Stuart
    Gregory

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy
    Raleigh
    Yorick
    Webster
    Graham
    Wellington
    Langston
    Stuart
    Gregory
    Are these all first names over there ? Here,all but Yorick (from Shakespeare ?) are surnames, although Graham, Stuart (or Stewart) and gregory can be either.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Nixon
    A lot of former surnames are now used as first names, following the trend strted in the States. The most famous Wesleys were John and Charles, founders of the Weslian methodist movement in the 18th century.

    Likewise Spencer, now used as a first name but the surname of Winston Churchill's mother (Winston Spencer Churchill )
    Also, of course, the surname of the late Princess of Wales.

    Incidentally, the first Lady Diana Spencer (who very nearly married the Prince of Wales of her day!) was the favourite granddaughter of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, the lady supposedly responsible for the 'Blenheim spot.'

    Old English names:
    Edmund
    Oswald (Ozzy?)
    Wilfred

    Do you mean Old English/ Anglo-Saxon, or Middle English (Chaucer and Co) ?
    Holly - 7years
    Amber- 3 years

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