4th August 2010, 05:03 PM
UPDATE!: Puppy ETA: Six Weeks And Counting! Name Advice??
Hey all! If anyone's going to see this, then great- but, even if they don't- I'm delighted to say that my darling Blenheim baby girl will be coming him in exactly 10 days!!
I cannot wait for my little Lucy to join my family!!!!
Going to be be bringing home my very own Blenheim baby girl in six weeks, and so excited!! (I did everything to ensure that the breeder's practices are great, the parents are health cleared/ certified/ registered, etc. Plus, met pups from previous litters, contacted people who own puppies they got from the breeder, etc..so this isn't about that!!)
I'm trying to think of a name-- I want to credit her Mommy, because she is such a wonderful dog and I know this may sound strange, but I want to pay homage to her . The Mom's name is Angel. I'm thinking of possibly showing my pup- nothing too serious, and it's fine if it doesn't work out- but I was thinking of looking into therapy dog possibilities for her..The point is, I need a name! A 'proper' name, and a nickname that I can use on an every day basis..
Here's what I have so far:
-Angel's Kate the Great (I was thinking Kate for short)
-Ashley's Joyous Angel (Joy for short but I'm not sold on it [Ashley's my first name])
-Elphaba's Alice of Tinkerland (Tink or Elphie..More sold on Tink..)
I also wanted to incorporate Catherine--hence the Kate- for Catherine of Aragon--wife of Henry VIII? Because she was a strong, intelligent, amazing woman- truly magnificent!
Overall the nickname should be short- people keep telling me to keep it one syllable for calling her, but I think that as long as it's easy to say, two is fine..Thoughts?
Oh, and I also was thinking Lucy, but didn't know if it mattered whether I put it into her 'registered' name (if so, how to do that!).
If you guys happen to have any thoughts or suggestions, I'd really, really appreciate it, since the breeder wants to know what to call her, so she'll grow up knowing her name .
Last edited by hazelpseudoblue; 5th September 2010 at 10:09 PM.
4th August 2010, 06:44 PM
"Lucan" Lucy, Catherine, Angel
4th August 2010, 06:59 PM
4th August 2010, 09:06 PM
Congratulations on the new member of your family! Are you wanting a 'proper' name because you want to register with the AKC? In which case, does the breeder have her own kennel name, as she might want you to include that? What about Spanish Catherine - Catherine for C of Aragon, and spaniels originally came from Spain. And Katie/Katy will be easier to call than Kate (which in practice you will turn into two syllables anyway when calling Ka-ate in the park!).
The proper name and everyday name don't need to have any connection - my Oliver is Moonvale Apache by Shenlyn! Called Oliver by his breeder, as I got him at a year old.
Kate, Oliver (NEVER Ollie!) and Aled
5th August 2010, 07:51 AM
I've always heard that dogs respond best to two syllable names - I don't know if this is really true though.
5th August 2010, 10:58 AM
Funny the Catherine of Aragon connection. I always fancied Isabella and Ferdinand [her parents] - Bella & Ferdi
Don't really think you can plan a name in advance, anytime I've taken a new dog I've just looked at them and "known" their name [obviously not when they're a wee rat puppy ].
Willow, Bertie & Finn [Blenheim & Tri Cavs],Eden [German Shepherd], Casper [BF Amazon], 2 ex-Bat Hens, 4 Cockatiels & a Barraband in a pear tree
7th August 2010, 09:27 PM
Update from hazelpseudoblue
I wanted to thank you all for your responses- I had really thought, tentatively, about whether or not her 'everyday' name should coincide with her registered one. Now, my thoughts are eased , because you guys confirmed that they didn't have to have anything to do with each other. Now I know, at very least, what her name will be! (Not her registered one, but her actual, everyday one).
I shall call her: Lucy!!!
And she shall be my Lucy.
Now, onward to the challenge of picking out her registered name... I've got time...
P.S: All the names you guys have for your babes are awesome names . I'm sure each name fits the Cav it's attached to to the T!
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