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Old 07-28-2013, 11:38 AM
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Ma'ii came to us as Marlin, which right from the start didn't settle with me because it sounded to close to Merlin, which is my uncle's name. We kept it for several months, and when I couldn't stand it anymore, I changed it to Ma'ii. We live in the deserts of AZ, right on the edge of the Navajo reservation, so I wanted something to go with that theme. Ma'ii means "coyote" in Navajo, which is also my totem animal.

I don't regret it, though I do get weird looks from Navajo people when I tell them his name. The name is associated with bad luck. I think I've been pretty lucky though

As for Charlotte, my husband named her before we met. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it's not really my say in the matter.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:23 PM
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I wish I had shortened B'asia to just Asia. People have a hard time with the pronunciation (it's just Asia with a B). But they want to call her Basha or Bahzsa.

The other names, I'm pretty happy with. I chose Cara and Mia's names long before I got them. Caramia is "my heart" or "my beloved" in Italian and I thought it would make cute name for twins or litter mates, as it turns out.

I have lots of ideas for my next dog, if I ever get another one.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:18 PM
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Personally, I think the name Mollie suits Mollie to a T. My mom almost named her Milly Molly Mandy gosh I'm so glad she didn't.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:31 PM
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Personally, I think the name Mollie suits Mollie to a T. My mom almost named her Milly Molly Mandy gosh I'm so glad she didn't.
Oh my god, I loved those stories when I was little. My Mum wanted to kill me though, because they're so freaking boring she would hate reading them to me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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Not sure why, since her name is obviously going to be Dan.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:05 PM
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Ma'ii came to us as Marlin, which right from the start didn't settle with me because it sounded to close to Merlin, which is my uncle's name.
..you have an uncle named Merlin? I WANT AN UNCLE NAMED MERLIN!

I had no idea Merlin was a commonly used person name!

..this changes everything.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:10 AM
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I'd thought Dance might be called Aero. I don't even know why, but for some reason that's what I thought my first Toller's name would be. I had a few others picked out too, but I can't remember what they were. I am glad I stumbled randomly upon the name Dance though. It's perfect for her, is super unique, and I really can't picture her as anything else. It's my favourite name of any of the names my dogs have had.

Journey was tough. I'd come to know her as Nina, but really didn't like the name. It did somehow suit her though, just because of the familiarity and what I was used to knowing her as. I was thinking she might be River or Tehya, both names I still do like for the right dog, but they just didn't seem right for her. I played around with some other names that I'd had on my "list of future dog names" and Journey happened to be one and it just stuck. I can't picture her as anything else. I love her name. She doesn't get called by her whole name very often, but it suits her very well I think. More often than not I shorten it to Journ though, just because I prefer one syllable names. But I think she gets called Jelly and Jelly Bean and other variations of that most of the time haha.

I didn't have any other names picked out for Ripley. We'd joked about calling him Nigel, but I couldn't actually bring myself to call him that permanently lol. I was trying to think of different names for him but my mom picked the name Ripley and was pretty persistent that that would be his name. And so it was. I'm still not a big fan. Just something about saying it that I don't find flows smoothly, but it works. He's a dog I think that could be called many names though. So many names I think of on a whim could suit him for some reason.

Keira was impossible to name. We finally just settled on Keira because we really couldn't think of and agree on anything. I really like it though and think it's a very pretty name for her.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:40 AM
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I should have named Joey Shark lol. His teeth omg lol


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Old 07-29-2013, 09:49 AM
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We have a list for dogtwo, including but not limited to, Pork Chop, Pox, Hops, Dex, Frostbite & Flare. Unfortunately Skully was vetoed I'll be curious as to what name we choose when the day comes.

I just looked at the limited list we had for Crossbone ---- Cowboy, Pirate & Crossbone were the only three names on it. People think we say "Crossbow" and are like, woah! Sweet name! Then we correct them and they just stare blankly!
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:49 AM
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..you have an uncle named Merlin? I WANT AN UNCLE NAMED MERLIN!

I had no idea Merlin was a commonly used person name!

..this changes everything.
I have an aunt named Luna too
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