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Old 05-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at ArreauStandardPoodle's pictures of Quincy and thought to myself, that's a cool name! I could see myself maybe using that name someday with my next dog. It got me to wondering where everyone came up with the names for their dogs?

For me, it started last year when I had to take my little toy "Honey" to the Atlantic Veterinary College. She lost the use of her back end & could do nothing but sit. [I will post the details in the Memorial section (but beware,it will probably very long winded)] Baileys name came from the Vet ~ Dr.Bailey who was the one that operated on her. Honey had a team of 4 that was looking after her. 3 vets & a 4th year student.

Dr. Bailey was the most wonderful vet I have ever met. She was the most kind, caring, empathetic and understanding vet I have ever met. She looked at pictures, she watched videos, she laughed with us & she cried with us. She was even crying with us as she put Honey to sleep. She told us this was the reason she went into doing surgery, she could not to continue to have to put animals asleep. She would cry every time. She did this for us as she knew how greatly we appreciated everything she had done for us in our time of need. Thus, my dogs name is Bailey!
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I picked a theme, named all my animals after cities, matching them to what seemed to fit.

Vegas, party, happy, fun, just like him
Vienna, sweet and beautiful.
Cairo, red like the sands
Kobe.. well, she's just Kobe kitty
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Well, we don't have a poodle yet, but my five year old son has already decided that we have to get a black girl dog and name her Zoe. He likes the name Zoe, because it's his favorite muppet on Sesame Street . We'll see if he gets his wish or not!
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I have a thing for Fiji water...use to drink it a lot. But I just like the name, and since I couldn't name a human baby/child Fiji, I thought it would be perfect for my furry baby.
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Rizzo- I kept his puppy call name because I liked it
Rook- Black and shiny, like a rook's wing
Navy- her name was Katie when I bought her at two YO, which I didn't like. Plus, I wanted her to forget her old name, for her new life with me would be so much better,. Plus, my husband is retired from the Navy, and naming her Navy helped me convince him the the new blue dog I had in the car was a good idea : )
Jester- nuff said, a lovable, necessary clown.
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I picked a theme, named all my animals after cities, matching them to what seemed to fit.

Vegas, party, happy, fun, just like him
Vienna, sweet and beautiful.
Cairo, red like the sands
Kobe.. well, she's just Kobe kitty
My dog came from a "cities" litter. He was Bombay.

I had a list of about a dozen names I liked and picked the one that applied to him best as I got to know him.

I like to let dogs name themselves.
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When we were awaiting our boy's arriving from Iceland, I agonized over the perfect name for him. Then one day sitting at the kitchen island the name Quincy popped into my head. I thought it made perfect sense, seeing as he was going to be the fifth dog in the house and quint means five.

With Journey, I was trying to think of a name to honour her huge trip to get from the Czech Republic to us in Ontario, Canada. I had thought of things like Gypsy, then was just watching TV one night and Journey came into my head, and I knew it was perfect for her. Her breeder began using it right away and by the time she arrived she already knew who she was.
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I was driving to pick up my new boy and had a 2 hour drive to mull it over. I figured a poodle needed a name with some style, as opposed to my somewhat goofy border collie names, and finally chose PG Tips, after my favorite tea, as suitable for a brown poodle. He is now Laurelbury PG Tips.

I love naming dogs.
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I sat up late sifting through pages of names on the internet, I had a list of about 20 names, next morning I let my 3 children choose 3 names each in secret and write them down, the names they had chosen came down to a shorter choice of 5 left, so they chose 2 each in secret and the most chosen name was it! Her name is Willow
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I knew I wanted something with some dignity and elegance for Trev, since poodles have both. I really liked "D" names for some reason, so made a list of them off the internet. Then one day I was just thinking about nothing in particular, and then suddenly I remembered a cartoon show on PBS that had a character named Trevvor. By then, I'd already decided on Dominique (Dom for short) but decided I liked Trevvor too. When I went to get Trevvor, I instantly knew that he was NOT a Dominique. It was way too stuffy for him...so Trevvor it was. And it fits him perfectly, IMO. It's unique (I know of only one dog and one person with that name.), has some elegance and dignity, but is still cute and playful sounding. Just like my boy.

Dusty was named because when my mom told my dad she wanted a Lhasa, he groaned and said "Oh you want one of those DUST MOP dogs!!!" So we named our puppy Dusty to tease Dad.

Sammie is actually Samantha...my brother named her. He looked at her the day I brought her home and said "I want her to be called Samantha". It sorta just stuck since no one could come up with anything better! And since she somehow eventually became his dog, I guess that worked out.

Pepper came named. I would guess the previous owner named her that since she was so full of energy as a young dog...all "peppy" you know. She's stayed pretty peppy up until the last year too, so I guess her name fits lol.
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