wise words from a lot of people here, good thing to do when you are getting down to a couple of names, stand at you back door and try shouting them, if the neighbours fall down laughing or you cant do it....perhaps try another name....my sister originally called her staffy Ballsy, but it didn't work so he ended up called Rah!
Yeh I found that you just get a name and it sticks. We had a blue whippet and she did have a name, although now I could not tell you what it was, but everytime I saw her I would think "Pixie" so I started calling her that and it stuck! lol
Breeding, Showing, Training and general crazy making!!!
If you seek understanding listen to the music, not the song.
And I couldn't yell "Hyacinth" across a footy oval. And "Mrs Bookay" didn't work either.
Also an adjective type name like Frosty, Snowy, Boofy, Bluey, Rusty - is good because it is less likely to belong to any humans you know. Frosty gets called "Snowflake" a lot too. Fuzzy on why. Fuzzy - there's a name for a Newfie. I look at them and think "Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear" and then try not to think of the drinking game.
What do we know about Newfoundland? It is a cold easterly bit of Canada. "Cookie" (Canookie) was their Montreal Olympics mascot. "Canookie" is kind of a Canadian nickname. Newfies / Newfoundlander people are to the Canadians what the Irish are to the English and what the Tasmanians are to the Mainland Ozzies. Ie butt of many jokes. They're also considered a bit slow and easy going - or as some of us city folk say (slowly) "a bit R u r a l". Though as my many country cousins have proved, slow is not the same as stupid. Newfies are also big on fishing. And they probably cop sheep jokes in the same way as NZ vs Oz make sheep jokes. Did you know that Kiwis tell the exact same sheep jokes about Aussies that we do about them. Population varies but we did have a lot more sheep here than they did and at one point more sheep per capita than they (NZ) does.
Anyway - you will probably look at the first photos and a name will manifest magically.
My OH named Boss. We didnt name him until we saw him at the breeders. OH named Boss after the motor is his ute. Yes my OH is obessed with v8s and car.
gypsie is gypsie because she was picked up skinny, beaten and wandering around the streets and also because she is very independant and not a smoochy dog..(like a gypsy)
no idea how i came up with sam... i was kinda young so i didnt have great creativity :P
but my puppy is guna be called Briar Rose, named after sleeping beauty, i think thats the name the fairys gave her or something like that
but i love making listsss! so naming is a great part of getting a new dog!
For Jesus H Christ - I'm fairly sure that's why "Jessie" is so popular for a dog's name. ie a variation of "Jay Cee".
Balzac - while a fine writer - just sounds too much like "scrotum" if you have to yell it out loud. Not a good name for a dog, especially if you get him desexed as well. And then he could be MT Balzac.
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