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    I don't know if they are old English names or surnames ?........but I like
    Oliver
    Elliot
    Dudley
    and my favourite of your picks would be Wesley. Good luck

    I have just been through this with my Mum who has a 6 week old Black and tan pup (not in her possession yet of course still with Its mum).
    She had Oscar picked for a long while (before it was even born) but when she seen him she decided on Toby ?
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    I like Wesley. Way cute! May have to have that as on option for my Blenheim.
    Shannon - GCCR volunteer owned by.....

    Wesley - 1yr old Blen male & Daisy - 3yr old Tri female
    Two fabulous human kids, age 6 & 2

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    I'd say meet the dog and decide.

    When I had my second springer, she was called Lucy for a week, but it didn't fit, so she bacame and stayed as Sally.

    Monty was immediately monty, as his big ears reminded me of the original Mony , a springer.

    Izzy became that after he didn't look like a Dizzy, part of a list of possibles. He isn't a male called Isabel but is named after Brunel.

    Joly I liked, after Jolyon in the Forsyte Saga and it fitted better than Spencer, which din't end in'ee'

    Teddy had to have an 'ee' name which was unlike any of the others and preferably after someone dignified, but I had no ideas, even after I'd chosen him.....but, on looking at some photos, when I got home, he looked at me and 'said' Teddy. oddly, just then, someone else who saw the photo emailed me and told me he should be Teddy.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Wesley is still firmly at the top of Billy's list, but I love some of the suggestions!! Especially Oswald (or Oz for short).

    Lisa, am not the best historian and have no clue as to the difference between middle english and old english

    You got me thinking about english literature though and I've come up with a few more ideas...

    Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights is my all time favourite novel, but Billy doesn't like it because of Heathcliff the cat )
    Darcy
    Dickens
    Blake (after William Blake)
    Macbeth
    Beowulf

    All I can think of under pressure!
    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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    A tri I booked was to be Darcy, but a litter brother got renamed that, so i chose toby, but didn't have him because the breeder asked me to let someone else have him, because there only dog, Izzy's brother, had died suddenly and she wouldn't be breeding again for some time.

    Cecily, could you really imagine yourself calling some of those names across the park ?

    A funny story about a dog's name (from a magazine)

    A man had a GSD , who often got out and was slow at coming home, so the owner constantly called his name. However, he just couldn't understand why his neighbours fell about laughing. After all, not getting your dog back is a serious matter.

    Then a friend pointed out the reason for the hilarity : The dog was called Wolf

    --Wolf! Wolf! Wolf !-just imagine .
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Another silly story about my dog's name ; Izzy

    One day, I took a phonecall from someone my son knew. As he'd spoken to me before, he began with, ''Hello. This is Izzy. Can you tell Paul...''

    By now I was in hysterics, because, I was sitting on the stairs, to take the call, and Izzy dog had joined me and was looking directly at me.

    I explained the situation to the hunman Izzy when he called round later. He was amused to know he shared his name with a dog and did tell me what Izzy was short for, but i've forgotten. It was a quite unusual Pakistani name.

    Then there was a work colleague, who named her hamster Mavis, after a snooty friend of her mum's.

    One day the lady called at Carol's house, as her mum, who lived nearby was out, so was invited in to await her return. Carol was in the kitchen and her husband in the livingroom with visitor, drinking tea, and hamster.

    Gary said that the visitor's face was a picture, when Carol, without thinking called, ''Gary. have you given Mavis a carrot ?''

    They explained the misunderstanding, but were glad that, the human Mavis hadn't queried their choice of pet name.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    I looove Watson
    It just, ahh... Lovely
    -Jenný, Ronja, Bono and Nóra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Nixon
    Cecily, could you really imagine yourself calling some of those names across the park ?
    Course not Barbara, some of them we're just having fun with
    We may well not decide until we meet him, we might decide on wesley and stick with it, who knows? But I think one of the most fun aspects of getting a puppy is thinking up silly names and having a bit of a list to choose off.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Nixon
    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.
    Yes, I've known people named Stuart or Stewert (it varies) all my life. Thre was once a movie star named Stewart Granger). In elementary school there was a kid named Stuart who was called Stu for short. There was a TV star called Stu Irwin, comedian. I hear Graham a lot, Graham greene is a famous fiction author. Graham Nash is the well loved member of the immortal rock group, Crosby Stills and Nash. Langston Hughes was a famous poet, though Langston was his middle name--he was known as Langston. Gregory is of course very common, Gregory Peck the actor. When i was a kid there was a cartoon show called Webster Webfoot, Webster Webfoof, the Webfoot Duck. I didn't realize these weren't similary used as first names in the UK.

    I knew some one once who had a small yorkie type dog named Winston.

    We had a famous jurist named Thurgood Marshall. Marshall is a rather common first name too.

    I had considered the name Jackson, after the singer songwriter Jackson Browne, while i was looking for a dog. Zack was not the name i would've chosen but when i met him, he was called Zack and i got used to calling him that in my mind, and stuck with it. His proper name is Zachary. Thats sometimes a surname too.[/i]

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    My next little boy will be called Oliver, I think it's a really sweet name and of course it suits a Cavalier as they always want more

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