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Old 04-19-2011, 10:49 PM
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I'll be happy just to get a pet that I CAN name! Sierra kept the name she had pre-adoption, I didn't name Buddy, and I'm keeping the name that new-kitty comes with too (announcement pending once he arrives in the house). I named Nya, and being a huge name nerd, I look forward to naming future pets.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 PM
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Traveler was Traveler before the breed was even set. I remember when I first joined I noticed Baxter's Traveler and just loved the name and it stuck with me. Then I was thinking of an ACD and I thought the name sounded like it would fit a rustic, hardy herding breed. Then the ACD turned into a Koolie and the Koolie ended up coming from Australia and it was more apropos.

Though, now everyone thinks I named him that because he traveled

I do have a decent list of names on the back burner. Zhaan for a blue merle female, Roo (Kangaroo) for a red girl, Didgie (Didgeridoo ) for either to name a few and then I have to work my way through Firefly cast

But, I don't have one set in stone until the dog is there, may have a great idea of what it will be but I won't make it final until I have the dog
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:54 PM
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Linds we can both have Roo_____s!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:55 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, 11:57 PM
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Linds we can both have Roo_____s!
Yes!! Both named after animals. I like it!

And Rooster is the cutest name ever by the way
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:02 AM
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Thank you! Named after a well known horse, just like Quinn was. I like this theme! It seems all my favorite ES breeders are having puppies this summer - I want one sooo bad.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:21 AM
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I know... I have puppy fever already. Partly because Quinn is in full flight of being a teenager and is trying to flip me off more often.

Hopefully in a few months we'll have another baby here and I'll just be glad it isn't me that has to do the 5am toilet breaks.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:00 AM
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Each dog that I've named in advance has wound up with a different name when they came home.

Ripley was originally going to be Pepe. Dakota was originally going to be Bruiser. Eve (prior to being born) was going to be Spark or Tyler.

Wink was Verde before I met her, Poquita before she came home with me, Wink within a week of coming home, and now she is only ever called Wink when I am angry with her. 99% of the time she is called Roo. Poor confused dog.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:08 AM
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Though, now everyone thinks I named him that because he traveled.
*raises hand* The real explanation is way more interesting, glad I've learned it!

I'm SO BAD at names. Keegan's almost 6 months old and I have NO names on my list for his registered name. I'm pretty sure the first show we'll walk into, they'll ask me his registered name and like a doofus I'll be like, "ummm.... Keegan?" LOL! One day I'll decide to start a thread for ideas.

I do have a name picked out for my belgian shepherd.... Though IF I get one it'll be probably at least 10 years down the line. It's a really good name, though, I keep reminding myself so that I don't forget it. (And NO, I'm not going to post it or else someone will STEAL it! ) I like names that come from the breed's country of origin ("Luna" for my chihuahua, "Keegan" for my collie (don't tell him the name's actually Irish, not Scottish)), so this particular name for my belgian will not work for, say, my bichon. So we'll see if I ever use it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:04 AM
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When I worked at the shelter, I kept a running list of names I liked, probably 35-40 for each gender, so that I could have some creative ones for the dogs there. When I started fostering "Fred", I picked 5 or 6 that suited him, then chose Argon from them.

Gambit started out 'Jonathon' I picked Token, the changed it to Gambit a week later. So not only did he not have a name in advance, he didn't have a name period!
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