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    Hi,

    [SIZE=3]You searched long and hard for the perfect breeder/resuce centre. You bought the collar, the leash, the doggy bowls and doggy bed and plenty of puppy toys for your new arrival. You’ve read up on training basics and stockpiled newspapers for house breaking……..and now what? Now you need a name for your new family member! Y[/SIZE]ou will use your dog’s name in excess of 35000 times...

    I'm writing an article about dog's names and how they get chosen.....
    I'd love to hear about your dog's names and how you came about choosing them. My most recent acquisition was called Tyson by his breeder and Cavies are really not 'Tyson's' in my mind, then I thought of Archie, but my husband didn't like it becasue it reminded him of the character in Eastenders! Then he went to Bumble coz he resembles a bumble bee (he's black and tan) and now we've settle on Louis (pronounced looooeeeee) coz all our other pups have names that end in eeeee (Buddy, Lilly, Penny and Charlie)!!!!

    Get in touch.........I'm looking forward to hearing your stories of dogs past, present and future!(and cats or any other animal for that matter - my Rumblepuss is so called because his purr just rumbles like thunder!

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    My three girls are all flowers hence ,Poppy ,Daisy and Rosie and I did a recent post about my 8 cats at work all with names that refer to how they look apart from Mum cos shes the girl who started her little dynasty .
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

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    Mine are names that seemed to fit when I first met them-none were puppies. My GR is Mollie, Freckles b'cuz of the "ticking", Annie, Dazzle(came with this name and it just fit this girl) and my temporary, Copper, who seems to love hearing his name. In real time they are often, Moll,Freckles Beckles,Annie Bananie, Razzle Dazzle and Copper Big Bopper .
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    Mindy was named when we got her at 8 months so we didn't change it. I came up with a list of names when we got Max and let hubby pick (he didn't argue when I told him I wanted a puppy so soon after our Golden's passing so I let him pick the puppy and the name). When I opened the picture the breeder sent me of her pups I immediately said "awww Rylie!". Until that moment I hadn't given names a second thought.

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    Oliver had puppy jowls that reminded me of my grandfather Clem Oliver. Couldn't name him Clem, so Oliver it was! Riley was already named Celeste when we got her at 11 months, but neither my daughter nor I liked the name. She wanted Kiley, but I wasn't convinced so we started putting every letter in the alphabet before -iley and stopped as soon as we said Riley. Madison was named Sushi by the breeder but my daughter-in-law thought Madison was a better fit. And Oz is called "OZ, the Great and Powerful Weiner Dog" because it took a lot of convincing my husband to get #4. He said we could do it IF and ONLY IF we named it something the weiner dog (we used to have a german shepherd and he really liked big dogs so to him cavaliers are weiner dogs. And yes he does now love all four of our dogs). Couldn't leave it at that, so it became "OZ, the Great and Powerful Weiner Dog" The tricky thing was that for the first year, my husband also wanted me to introduce him by his full name to every person. Now, they're just called Oliver or Oli, Ri-Ri (long i sound), Maddie, and Oz.
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    Hm.... My dog's both have two names, heh.

    Chardonnay got her name because she's really prissy and nothing else would fit but even then; while on all of her records it says Chardonnay, she will only come to Puppy. When we got her from the shelter, her name was "Sweetie Pie" but that's the most wretched name so we obviously renamed her. She was regrettably called "Puppy" for about a month until we came up with a name. And by then, there was almost no use of trying to get her to come to Chardonnay - and that's too long to just say all the time.

    Titus' real name will be "Vin du noir et blanc" which simply means "White and black wine" which just keeps with the wine theme. I like themes. But his call name, "Titus" came from the fact that he acts like a little man. I had considered Atlas first but I was more interested in having a suitable name that no one else had and I know dogs named Atlas. He likes to take things in his mouth, snatch them away, and trot off proudly. And his jaws make him look serious all the time, so somehow we popped up with Titus and it just works. He was meant to be a Titus.
    My babes: Chardonnay B/T Female(or "Puppy" Spring 2007); RCF's Vin du noir et blanc TRI Male(or "Titus" March 18, 2009)

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    My boy Jasper (who is a blenheim) was named by my children when they were young after a cavalier (tri colour) that was on a children`s tv show.

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    We'd chosen Maddie's name before we had even found a breeder. I wanted something two syllables and that could be shortened from a longer name. So originally she was going to be her affix then Madeline, but when I brought her home and put her down in the living room OH said "hello My Lady Madeline" so that's what became her KC name.
    She's really funny, like a child, because she's Maddie for normal use, but if she's ignoring me I call Madeline (in my stern voice) and she stops what she's doing and comes over to me.

    Pippin had really hairy feet from the start, like the hobbits in Lord of the Rings, so he is actually Peregrine Took (the youngest and most adventurous of all the hobbits) who is known as Pippin or Pip throughout the book.

    If we ever get no. 3 we will probably stick with the hobbit theme.

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    Our golden's Official name was based on breeders decision to have pups named based upon a theme of couchs(while she was driving the dam a couch fell off a truck in front of her). So Her official name is so fa so good. Her call name is Kelsi which is scottish for sea harbor in honor of her heritage.

    Our cavalier is Abigail Adams. I had hoped for a more cape cod name such as salt water toffee but the breeder put an end to that. So her name honors the wife of our 3rd president and a native of our state.

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    My youngest named both of mine. Jasper was a name in a book she was reading at the time, and Gabby was from the film High School Musical where the lead character was Gabriella (sp) so Gabby for short
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