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Old 04-19-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Dog Names: Do you name your pet way in advance?

... or wait until you meet the pet?

I am such a name freak. I have no second dog, and no plans for one in the immediate future, but I am always coming up with names I like for my second dog, LOL.

Random thought- I've been on such a Dennis Quaid kick lately again (watching his movies, etc - I do this with a lot of different actors, go through my phases, LOL!) and started thinking that Quaid could be a kind of cool dog name and really unique. I like unique names that you won't hear at the dog park much, if ever. I also am a last name for first name type person... like, I've always loved the names Tanner, Carter, Walker, Parker, etc.

Do you think Quaid is kind of stupid though? Honestly? I can't decide if I'd be embarrassed saying it out loud or not, hahaha. I think it's kind of cool *shrugs* like a male version of Quinn or something.

Am I the only weirdo?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:31 PM
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Quaid is aweosme.

I had the name Quinn picked out for about 4 years before I got Quinn. I have my next BC named already aswell.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:32 PM
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I picked the name zeke for a harl dane oh, probably 10 years ago...but ended up with a mantle merle female. I did pick Ivy's name before I got her, but was open to change if it didnt fit.

I did the same for my skin kids...Lilah was picked way before I even got married or pregnant. Cian was originally going to be keifer but I changed it before getting pregnant with him
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:20 PM
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I like Quaid!

I didn't name Quinn before I got her. I had a short list of names but didn't make a decision on the one until probably 5 days after I got her.

I already have names picked out for my next dog though, which I'll hopefully be getting in 2-3 years. If it's a GSD his name will be Kipling, Kip for short. If it's an ES his name will be Rooster, or Boon (no 'e') if Rooster really doesn't suit him.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:23 PM
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I have a vague list of names I like, but I don't actually name a dog until I meet it. For example, I really like the name Fig!, but I haven't yet met the dog that fits it. Someday, though. Someday.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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I had Roman's name picked out like a year in advance but for my next dog, eh. I have some names I like, but I'll decide when I bring it home. That's what I've started doing with pets and I've found I like letting them grow into a name instead of having something already picked out.
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I go through 20 names before I get the dog, and usually 2-3 more once I get the puppy *and never use any of the first 20 names I had chosen*. lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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I go through 20 names before I get the dog, and usually 2-3 more once I get the puppy *and never use any of the first 20 names I had chosen*. lol
This. lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
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And just a quick funny - poor Tibby. Several people have thought I said her name was "titty". Poor little titty baby!
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And just a quick funny - poor Tibby. Several people have thought I said her name was "titty". Poor little titty baby!
Oh my lord, I couldn't even finish reading the thread I was laughing so hard. That is hilarious!

Now that I've finished the thread, I will answer the original topic.

Yes, I pick out names before I bring them home. I always have back up names, but we've never had a name not fit.
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