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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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Old 04-19-2011, 09:31 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
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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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Depends. I have a list of names that I would love to use on another dog or cat, but things don't always work out that way.

For instance, when we went to pick out Morgan at the shelter, his name was going to be "Roland" or "Cooper". By the time we took him out of the car on his first day home, we knew that neither name fit this puppy. It took us three days to find the right name for him.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:49 PM
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I should add it as good luck naming Quinn, I had the name picked out for a long time but wanted to make sure it suited her, from 4 weeks old it was obvious it did. The other name I was toying with was Monroe but she's too silly and immature for that, maybe the next puppy.
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