Naming help, please?

Friday, November 12, 2010

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So far, so good with the new dog!  He is SO sweet and the dogs get along GREAT!!!  The only problem has been coming up with a good name for him.  The pet foster lady was calling him Snickers (short for Snickerdoodle).  But he does not know that name at all and does not respond to it.  So, while I think that is an okay name, it is a little cutesy for me.  So, the family is pressuring me BIG time to settle on a name. If we plan to name him this is the time.

Scout is a female and named after the  young girl character in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Some names we like for our new male dog are Ollie or Oliver, Frisco, Cooper, Noble, Sterling, Louie, Spunky....  ANY SUGGESTIONS?  Please throw any names you like into the comments:)

I get final decision making power but I am not sure the perfect name has come along just yet.  So PLEASE suggest one.  I am all ears.   Here are some photos.  I have yet to get a really good one as he gets up and walks away once I get the camera out.  I need to train him.

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See, he doesn't really like the camera yet:)

85 comments:

  1. I like "Romeo" and I think it suits him. He's adorable! Good luck!

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  2. How about "Sawyer" from Tom Sawyer. Also Riley or Ranger are cute!

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  3. What about Jem? Scout's older brother from To Kill A Mocking bird (:

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  4. HE is so adorable. I like Oliver, but here are a few that popped into my head Bennett(Ben) and then some from novels to go with Scout:
    Jem or Atticus(but I am not too partial to those...)
    Pip(Great Expectations)
    Huck(Huckleberry Finn)
    Heath(Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights)
    Eddie(Edward from Jane Eyre)
    Charles or Charlie(Pride and Prejudice)

    Love the name game - can't wait till Evan and I get to pick ones out!! Blessings! Ashley

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  5. How about Astro...like the MLB team?

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  6. Pip, Milo, Finn, Finch, Winnie, Sawyer, Arthur...keeping with the book character theme.

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  7. Sterling!

    Love your new addition!!

    Hugs,
    DI

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  8. Sam!

    Scout & Sam :)

    I will keep thinking. In the meantime - can you take some more pictures of Kate in that Tea Collection dress?? Is it casual? I was having a hard time figuring out if I liked the GIRL WEARING the dress in the catalog or if I actually liked the dress :-)

    it looks cute on Kate!

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  9. atticus. or jem. or radley. or boo, for that matter.

    all of the above being To Kill A Mockingbird characters

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  10. Boo Radley! Can go by Boo or Radley or Rad:)

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  11. You don't want to go with the predictable choice of another character in To Kill a Mockingbird?
    Jem?
    Boo?
    Dill?
    Atticus?

    Can't wait to see what you name the little guy :)

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  12. I think Scooter and Scout sounds really cute together :) I know you'll find the perfect name for such an adorable (and lucky) pup!

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  13. How about "Jem" after Scout Finch's brother? Or Dill or Boo? Or even Atticus? (My FAVORITE book, btw.) :)

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  14. I'm voting for Oliver- Ollie for short. Or Charlie- I'm big on a person name for a dog (although I'm voting against Cooper because that's my little persons name!)

    Good luck!

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  15. How about Harper.... in honor of Harper Lee! Obviously Harper Lee is a female, but I think the name would work for a male.
    She lives in an assisted living home in Monroeville,Al. She wrote one of the best books EVER in my opinion.
    OR ....Truman
    Harper and Truman Capote were good friends!

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  16. My cousins have a puppy that looks somewhat like him and theirs is called Pogo. I like your option of Frisco or maybe Friso or Rufus or Sammie or Simpson?

    If you want something with a little more meaning (like Scout's name), how about Tuck (Tuck Everlasting), Sirius or Dobby or Cedric or Dudley or Argus or Flitwick or Fudge or Lumos (Harry Potter), Asland (Lion, Witch, Wardrobe), Gil/Gilbert (Anne of GG), Westing/Westley (Westing Game), Huck (Huckleberry Finn), Milton (Of Mice and Men), Mingo or Squire or Walt (Redwall), Willie and/or Wonka, or Boo ;) ?

    Maybe ask one of the peanuts for their favorite book character.

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  17. He's such a cutie! Sterling is one of my favorite male names but he looks like an Ollie or Max to me.

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  18. He is really cute! I know this is not a name suggestion, but he really looks like the dragon Falcor on Neverending Story. :)

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  19. If you wanted to stick with the "To Kill A Mocking Bird" theme you could go with Boo or Jem, Atticus is cute but it doesn't roll off the tongue when calling for the dog to come.

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  20. Love THAT name!!! heh heh heh

    I vote for Snick.

    Scout and Snick. Not cute either!
    Best,
    Snick :)
    Sunshine 9 1/2 Viet Nam
    dd Brilliance 4 1/2 China

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  21. I'd stick to a literary pattern and use another name from To Kill a Mockingbird - he looks like a Jem to me :) And out of the choices you posted, I like Oliver/Ollie the best :)

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  22. What a darling little guy!

    I love old people names for pets, many like the ones you listed. Winston, Walter, Willie, Fred, Clarence, Floyd, Clyde, Theo, Herman, Milton...

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  23. I like Cooper! But I think Radley would be cute too (as in boo radley) but maybe a bit too 'match-y'

    -Emily

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  24. Congratulations on your newest addition! He is a cutie! He looks like a "Gus" to me.
    -Stephanie J.

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  25. Bob, freddy, steve, charlie - or chuck. I like Bob. We had a greyhound named Bob. He lived to be 15. We just lost him in July. Bob was a great name!

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  26. Oh the dilemma. We have a male maltese and it took awhile to come up with his name.

    What about Toby, Sebastian, Bailey, Duke, Charlie, Winston.

    so fun...can't wait for the big reveal!

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  27. Oh the dilemma. We have a male maltese and it took awhile to come up with his name.

    What about Toby, Sebastian, Bailey, Duke, Charlie, Winston.

    so fun...can't wait for the big reveal!

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  28. WInston is my dog's name so that is my suggestion!
    -Laura

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  29. Winston :)

    That's what I thought when I looked at him.

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  30. Kaboom is our dog's name but I have to say that Romeo would suit him pretty well ;o)

    Good luck!

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  31. What a cutie! I like Oliver and Cooper. What about Charlie or Chase?

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  32. Tucker

    Or,
    Winston

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  33. He is so cute! I really like Oliver, Finn and Sawyer.

    Karen

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  34. I like Jem and I also like Cooper...sorry Carolyn!

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  35. Somebody already made my suggestion but I think if you have a Scout you should have a Jem or an Atticus...I also really like Winston

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  36. I like Jem too!! I think it is perfect with Scout. can't wait to hear your final decision.

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  37. He looks so loveable and cute! Looks like and Oliver/Ollie to me =)

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  38. I have two boy dogs named Tucker and Nacho... but I love Gus (my childhood schnauzer's name) and Haunz. Oliver sure is a cute name too!

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  39. I love the name, Ollie, that is my little Westie's name.

    I say he looks like a, BAXTER!

    He is very sweet!

    Lea
    xo

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  40. I really like Astro- and he looks like Astro too!

    But if not that, I would vote for Jem or Oliver.

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  41. I too would have to vote with either Jem or Ollie...
    In that last picture he looks very Ollie-ish! hehe!! Im hysterical over here...hes so freaking cute...and then you have Scout in the back like "heyyy what about me?!"
    LOVE IT!

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  42. We named our dog Cayman because we love the Cayman Islands. Do you have a favorite place that could also be a name?

    I saw someone suggested Truman - I think that is a cool name too!

    But of the one you listed I really like Ollie!

    Good luck - it is kinda like naming a child!!

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  43. I'm a fan of Cooper, that's my 2yr olds name!!!

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  44. Wow- you got so many great suggestions. Congrats on the new pup! Looks like a Sterling or Ollie to me. Other cute names: Sebby (Sebastian), Tully, Tucker, Seamus or Taffy. Enjoy and hope the new pup and Scout get along great. Also hope Kate is better and congrats to Will. xo, T

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  45. I am terrible at the name game .. especially male names!
    He is so cute though and how nice that you adopted him. Our second westie was adopted and he is the sweetest dog ever! Griff said his name was Murphy and that was it!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kim!! Hope you have a fabulous day!
    xo

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  46. Love the idea of Scout & Jem!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  47. He is so adorable! How about Bentley, Ruger or Duggan?

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  48. I say Chance...
    Tracy
    South Dakota

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  49. How about Collins (daughter in Blindside but could be used for a boy to) He is too cute! Hope he continues to do well with the family, we love having 2 dogs they are so funny to watch! Happy Birthday to you!!

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  50. I like the name Sterling for your new cute dog!

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  51. I like Oliver, Tucker, Winston, ...he also looks like Tramp or Scamp from Lady and the Tramp.

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  52. I like Cooper, or Oliver or Tucker!

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  53. My husband has always wanted a dog named Devo... I like these other suggestions better though!

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  54. If you wanted to go all out you could name him Jem {Scout in to Kill a Mockingbird's big brother.}
    I also like Olive, Cooper, Noble, or maybe Atticus, Boo, Dill {if you are feeling that To Kill a Mockingbird thing} (:

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  55. Hi Kim, I never leave a comment but I love your blog. You are an amazing mom... with an amazing family. I love naming pets. How about Sherlock or Shakespere or Clark? Hamlet? Trey? I could seriously go all day long. We plan on naming our next dog either Kevin or Dale. Makes us laugh when dogs have "human" names. Right now we have Hannah Montana (not my naming choice... but it works for her) and Dakota... he came with a name. Can't wait to name our own fur babies one day! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  56. We added Bentley to our family this summer. I thought it would be cute to have both of our English Bulldogs names start with the same first letter. However, at times I get a little tongue tied when I'm calling them ... Bozely and Bentley.

    Is today your special day? If so, we share the same birthday. Enjoy!

    Jo

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  57. What about Baxter! :) He is too cute!

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  58. The new dog is so cute! So glad he is fitting into your family. I really love your home and was hoping you would answer a couple of questions for me. I was looking at the pictures of your office, which is beautiful. I love the idea of having the drapes flank the windows with the drapes in between the windows as well. I was curious how wide is that window? Also how many widths of fabric are in each panel and if they are pleated how so? Goblet or pinch pleat? I know that you are busy with your sweet family so a quick answer would be wonderful. My email is jfm722@aol.com. Thanks for any help. Jen

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  59. Here are some ideas:

    Dicken...named after the character in the "Secret Garden" who could talk to animals. Stuart...after the mouse in "Stuart Little". Lincoln...a great name for a small dog with a lot of history and character.

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  60. He looks like an Oliver to me!

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  61. I like: Toby
    Brody
    Maxwell
    Sebastian
    Jack
    Kingston

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  62. Ebenezer, Eb or Nezer for short...he looks a little cranky in the last picture, just like E. Scrooge. :)

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  63. You know....he looks rather sophisticated to me so no cutesy names. I mean seriously...look how long his legs are!

    I like Sterling too or maybe Jasper???

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  64. A lovely schinoddle and I suggest Charlie , congratulations to the adoption and I am quite sure this dog will give you lots and lots of good moments and much love .

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  65. you have got to name him atticus. that would go perfectly with scout. how cute that would be!

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  66. Well I still think he looks like an Ollie or Max but what about Fletcher, Thatcher, Winston, or Fred?

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  67. I think he looks like a Hudson. He's very handsome! Hudson suits him.

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  68. Oliver (came to mind when I first saw his photo)
    Finn
    Atticus
    Bronson
    Leonardo
    Hamlet

    Oh...please post a photo of your new hair style!!! I voted for a bob and suggested a bit shorter in the back for fun...and I'd love to see it!

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  69. I still like Oliver the best! How about...

    Benz
    Bax (Baxter)
    Henry (Hank)

    Can't wait to find out what you decide!

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  70. I like Rumor. Whatever you name him, he is crazy cute!

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  71. He's adorable! I think Oliver suits him perfectly, and it comes from another wonderful classic movie about an orphan boy. How suitable is that?!?

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  72. I like Sterling or Snowball. ;)

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  73. I have a beagle named Winston, we also call him Winnie. Our other dog is named Sophie.

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