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Old 07-26-2013, 08:44 AM
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I honestly can't remember what other names I had on the list for Ivan. The first time I saw him, Ivan just popped into my head. And unfortunately its a fitting name( Ivan the terrible).

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM
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I almost named Hudson, Tennant and just called him Ten

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:00 AM
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I was SO CLOSE to naming Kimma Sonya Blade. I kind of wish I did sometimes But I will one day have a dog named Sonya Blade. One day.

Pen and Bubbles came with their names and they suit them so well. Especially Bubbles. We just call her Bubby mostly.

Jari (Yar-ee) was almost Into (Een-toe). I'm glad we went with Jari though.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:02 AM
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Naming dogs is the worst. I love it, but I like eclectic names that Josh hates.

Harlow was just a name I heard in passing that I liked, but I wasn't originally planning on calling her. I wanted to name her Nub or Smudge. Josh declined both, so Harlow it was. Grace was in the running as well, but was too common for my liking.

Rider was going to be LeDoux or Skoal. He came with the name Gunner, which I didn't care for at all. LeDoux just didn't fit him, and nobody seemed to like Skoal (I DID! I should have just stuck with it.) After that, I REALLY wanted to name him Preacher, as he screamed about everything... but Josh said he would call him dog. So, Rider was suggested in a name thread for him and I just went with that. I don't know that I'm glad I chose it. I still wish his name was Preacher or Skoal.

I've got several future names (especially for boys). The majority are not liked by Josh, but I may not care as much. HE CAN DEAL. Lol.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:18 AM
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Mackenzy came named from the rescue. I liked it, and still like it.

Keeva was suggested by Milo'smommy on here and I love it. It has a nice sound, it's easy to call, and it's different without being too confusing. The meaning does not fit her, though, as it means "peaceful" and "gentle." Someone told me not to name her something I didn't want her to grow into... yeah, well, I'm still waiting for her grow into THAT.

Blossom was actually originally named "Lady" by her first family, so I'd say Blossom was an improvement. The shelter volunteers named her that. I had every intention of changing it and then just... didn't. LOL. Nothing else really stuck. Bunny would have been cute, esp with her wonky ears when I got her, but it sounded a bit... stripper-y. I liked Astrid a lot too, but then I couldn't stop thinking of The Office, and Michael calling the baby "Astird" ("ass-turd") instead. So Blossom it is, no matter how dumb it sound during bitework. She IS both very feminine AND dorky at the same time, so it kinda works for her anyway.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:41 AM
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Names are hard for me!

Frag was being called "middle man" by the crappy breeder that my ex bought him from. We brainstormed names the whole car ride home. We knew he had to be named something German or military related because my ex was planning on enlisting at the time and was very into military history. Frag came out as a type of grenade via ex's little brother as it was his handle on xbox live. That stuck instantly and he was Frag from day one.

I adopted a little rat terrier from a place where I worked who was currently named "snookie" and that did not fly at all. I spent days trying to figure out a name and finally settled on Bailey. I didn't want a girly name, but I couldn't come up with clever female names, so... :P I wish I would have come up with a better female name, really.

When I adopted Sir I "knew" I wanted to name a dog Chernobyl, and he fit the bill, so that is what's on all of his adoption papers. That lasted about 5 months and after doing training classes and the whole bit, it got very old. Three syllables will never happen again unless there's a really easy shortened version. "Chern" was just not cutting it and we ended up caling him "Sir" more than anything. So that stuck AND followed our military theme (current boyfriend was a marine..) so it worked out well.

Recon came along soon after Sir's name change I believe and I knew I had to stick with military names at that point. Recon was the perfect name I thought, and I don't regret his one bit!

Tug, a little foster pit mix pup that I raised a few months ago and adopted out came in as "spot" and I thought it was dumb as hell, to be honest. He had a ton of drive and the first thing he did when he came into the house to meet everyone was start playing tug with a fleece rope, so that was the PERFECT name for him and it stuck.. his adopter even kept it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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Mom named all of the animals. Neko our first cat was hard to name, I think we considered Andy and a few others, we had never named a dog or cat before as Max had come with his name. I'm glad she picked out Neko, I don't tend to like really human (or at least not common in the US) names for pets, and we later found out Neko actually means cat, so that works. I don't really like Willie's name and sort of wish we went with something else. We were told we were getting a girl kitten and so mom picked out the name Lily which I did really like. After a couple of weeks we figured out we had a boy but he already knew his name so we decided to go with something that sounded the same and Willie was the best out of those.

Mom picked out Charlie for Tucker originally. The first dog she had called to adopt was a spaniel mix named Charles so I think that's where she got it from (his foster parents kept him). I liked it because it was a character on Lost lol. However after we applied for Tucker (his name was Beans) she decided he didn't look like a Charlie and picked Tucker. Tucker is a great fit for him, I can't think of anything I'd rather have named him.

Working at daycare I've realized there are a lot of names I can never call my dog because I shorten all of them and what I shorten them to sounds stupid a lot of the time. It's nice to be able to try out a lot of names at work and see what sounds good. Plus you figure out which names are ridiculously common.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:58 AM
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Buzz was going to be Domino or Buzz. Buzz stuck (Buzz Lightyear, Buzzword, Buzzard, and a few other creative variations). Unfortunately, his registered name encompasses both and he simply became "Sir Buzz Dominio."

Bailey was Bailey from before the time she was born. I couldn't decide how to spell it at first, but I am a proponent of "normal/easy" spellings at heart, so Bailey it is.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:08 AM
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Shadow has always been Shadow.

Copper came in as Pearl, which just... was horrible. She was 1.5, not 15. The people who were supposed to adopt her after I was done training her decided on Copper from The Fox and The Hound, so it stuck.

Bloo came as Blue, and it stuck. I just thought she needed a dorkier spelling, because she's a dork.

Embyr was initially Puppy Lightning, which I didn't like for an adult name. Cute baby name, not something I can yell out during agility. I wanted to name her Echo, my mother thought it was too close to Shadow. I wanted to name her Juice, and sometimes I still wish I did. A future dog WILL be named Juice, **** it.

Deke was initially Hershey from ROAR's chocolate litter, but... Hershey is just too generic. I didn't choose the name Deke, Seth did. I was hoping for Major... oh well.

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Old 07-26-2013, 10:12 AM
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I like Crossbone's name!!!!

I got to pick the dog & Ken got to pick the name. Crossbone was the only suggestion he gave and I was actually hoping to name him Sir Cody Crossbone and continue calling him Cody. Ken was adamant we call him Crossbone & eentually it grew on me and I can't imagine a different name now.

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