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I didn't choose Harry's name. He came to us with a temporary name, Liam but the kids didn't like it. We talked about names and mentioned naming him after a character on Spiderman but didn't like Peter. As soon as the name Harry came out of my mouth, my 5 year old (he was a little over 3 at the time) said yes Harry! He refused to pick anything else after that. I thought it was a cute enough name so "Liam" became Harry.
 

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I don't have my poodles yet, but I already know what I'm going to name them, depending on if I get a male or female, or if they're black and white. I don't spill the surprise ;D even though everyone will be waiting for almost another year at least..

However, from here on I'm going to name all my pets after famous cities. My four month old kitten is named Oslo, he was originally Reno, then Boston, but neither fit, so my boyfriend and I were looking through an arts history book I have and I exclaimed "Oslo!" And it's fit him perfectly.
 

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Holly is actually Hollyberry and that is because she was born on Christmas Eve. Iris was bought to fill the void when my first Whippet died, and I had seen the movie City of Angels. The GooGoo Dolls had a song for the movie callled Iris, and the storyline and song seemd to fit my experience with my boy passing away. Thinker was from one of my Mom's litters, and he was the puppy who would sit back, watch the other pups try things, then he would just do it after watching their attempts. You could see him sitting there, with the little gears going in his head, thinking, thinking, thinking...hence the name.

Last years litter of pups were all named (registered names only) after Beatles songs. We have an Arreau's Sgt Pepper, Golden Slumber, I'll Follow the Sun, etc. This years litter, with the events that occurred when the pups were born were all registered named after Michael Jackson songs. We have a Man In the Mirror, Smooth Criminal, Rockin Robin, Rock With You and Thriller. You will be able to figure out my age by what I name the pups, because I intend to go with James Taylor songs, Joni Mitchell songs, Cat Stevens songs Jimi Hendrix songs...all artists that were huge when I was a young teenager.
 

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I am someone what into cars so I picked Enzo as in Enzo Ferrari.

Red Ferrari's are always eye catching :) There is a fairly new model that came out called California so I added that to his registered name. Ironically Enzo runs fast as hell hahahahaha

My pups/ dogs go with out a name for weeks until I figure out something based on their personalities lol

With my cats I named them after people or products ex

Iggy his registered name is kalibobs iggy pop lol

My female Bleu regsitered name is kalibobs bleu bunny ( blue bunny ice cream company)

my other female Luna ( looks like the moon) her registered name is kalibobs lunesta dreams
 

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My hubby chose Sasha's name...the breeder had originally named her Jamie and we wanted to choose our own name. I chose Levi Blue (because he is a blue poodle plus his mom has Blue in her name (Ash's Mystical Darling Blue Indigo) and I chose Paul Simon because I love the name and of course we mainly call him Paulie. When I chose Paulie, right away my hubby started joking about Paulie Walnut from the Sopranos so I warned him to stop before we received our pup-and he has. I had 5 boys and their dad would never let me name one Paul (although I do have a son named Peter). One of my sons said I should have named Paulie Wrangler instead to go with Levi. I met a woman in Petsmart the other day who had a beautiful young Golden and she sd they named him Bentley and were getting a Royce in a few months as that wd be the only way they wd have a Bentley and a Royce which I thgt was so cute!
 

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I always love themes to a name.

I have been trying to figure out a theme I would like to go with , with my hibiscus plants. I may as some of you for help later on :)
 

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My first dog was 11 months old when we adopted her from the shelter I managed. Her previous owners had named her Meika (Meeka) so we kept that name... She'd come to the shelter with me and basically had free run of all the community spaces (she couldn't get to the dog runs, but she liked to hang out in Kitty City because the cats were good at pushing food through the grates on their cottages!) If I didn't know where she was, I'd just put on my high-pitched "fun" voice and just say, "Meika-Meika" and she'd come running from wherever she was. I loved my little girl!!! I escorted her to the rainbow bridge on May 14, 2009 and miss her lots!

Juliet was my second adoption and got her name because we had a handsome collie mix named Romeo at the shelter. Romeo was one of our resident dogs who went on visits to nursing homes, assisted living centers, schools, etc... Juliet's name was something different when she was surrendered at the shelter (I can't remember what) but she was only 9 weeks old and it was easy to change at that point... Romeo was big and very fluffy and Juliet was a 9 week old smooth mini dachshund - as a couple, they were a HIT!! :)

Hannah was an adult pound rescue. We never knew what name she grew up with (that still makes me sad!) One of my dear volunteers gave her the name Hannah and it just "fit". She's very quiet, calm and well-mannered. She learned her name as if it had been her name all along! She likes it when we call her Hannah-banana!

When my daughter got her spoo she thought long and hard about a name... She finally decided on Chalumeau because she thought it was a pretty word (it's a musical term that used to define the precurser to the clarinet, but now is used to describe the lowest "throat tones" that the clarinet can produce.) My daughter is a music nut (seven years in school band and 5 years in choir) so she liked that the name had a musical connotation. Chalumeau's nickname is "Meau" (sounds like Mo), but Katy wanted her to have a fancy-shmancy poodle name so she comprised a name using Meau's parent's names (sire = Chase; dam = Candy) so Meau's fancy-shmancy name is "Chasing Chalumeau's Sweet Etude"
(Etude = a composition that combines exercise in technique with a greater or lesser amount of artistic value - sort of a practice piece) and Katy's purpose in acquiring a standard poodle was to practice her grooming techniques... (Whew! that was a long explanation! Sorry!) :)

Lucy is easy!! She's a Redhead!!! LUCY, I'M HOME!!! :) Other contemplated names for our newest pack member were: Shiraz (a red wine), Ladybug (a red bug - which is also where Lucybug comes from!) and all the more common ones like Ruby, Rose, Reba, Garnet, etc... Her registered name is Arreau's Rock With You since all the babies in that litter were named after Michael Jackson songs and since the breeder asked my opinion on which song name I'd like I chose "Rock With You".

It's a good thing you didn't ask how our kid, cats, birds and horses got their names or I'd be talking FOREVER!! :)
 

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Kitty is named for miss Kitty on Gusmoke cause of her red hair :) Rojo is red in Spanish .
 

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Paris was already called Paris. Actually when I first heard the name, before I met the dog, I thought "ohh, that's gotta change!" but after meeting the dog, nothing else could suit her more perfectly than "Paris"!!

My first dog, Riki, was named after my mums dog that I grew up with; Kiri (swapped the letters)

My rat litters are always themed too, one was Dr Suess characters starting with w,y,z (Yizz, Wumbus, Wocket etc) another one was precious stones/metals (Jasper, Titan[ium], zircon, Helo[tite] etc) and my latest one was birds (Sparrow, Finch, Falcon, Kestral etc)
 

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Matrix was our foster puppy and his litter was the "M" litter. We knew we were getting a pup from that litter, so we offered some names. Matrix was one of them, and the dog guide school chose him for us.

As most of you know, Mitchell came to us as Michael, but that's my dad's name. We wanted some similar to Michael, so Mitchell was the name we thought was closest.
 

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Vinnie was from the "V" litter - his registered name is Karbit's Voices In My Head - Vinnie just worked for him. It fits his personality. His call name didn't have to begin with "v" - just the registered name.
 

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Perry, well, his name is Pierre. It's french, he's a poodle, I didn't know at the time that poodles didn't come from France. I sent my mom a picture of the poor little guy, and she said "he's a really light apricot, we had one of those, his name was Corky Pierre." So his name is Corky Pierre, but it went to PierryBeary, and now PerryBeary, so now just Perry. Really exciting, I know!
 

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My rat litters are always themed too, one was Dr Suess characters starting with w,y,z (Yizz, Wumbus, Wocket etc) another one was precious stones/metals (Jasper, Titan[ium], zircon, Helo[tite] etc) and my latest one was birds (Sparrow, Finch, Falcon, Kestral etc)
Oooohh do you breed rats duster ?? I'm jealous, hubby won't allow it (jerk).


Jazz is short for Jasmine. She came already named when we adopted her and even though I didn't like Jasmine as a name my husband wouldn't let me change it, said it wasn't fair to the dog. So I shortened it to Jazz. I call her Jasmine if I'm annoyed at her for some reason. guess thats just a reflex like calling your kid by the their full name when they are in trouble lol. Thanx to Disney Jasmine is a pretty popular pet name around here so it seemed only fitting that when I realized nobody had ever bother to send Jazz's registration papers in I should do so. Which gave me the change to pick out a reg. name for her. She's <kennel name> Whole new World, since she was the first poodle in our family it really fit, plus thats the big song in the movie :)

Saleen was a lot more fun to name, since she was a puppy. Her breeder had been calling her Gracie, but I already had a gracie so that had to change and she was still young so Hubby didn't object. He drove up to get her for me on his own which was really nice of him and since he's so obsessed with his Mustang I decided it would be fun to do a car/mustang themed name. (haha side note, I am getting him a little baby t-shirt for christmas that reads "my daddy drives a 'stang") Anyway the Saleen is one of the more premium modified modles of the ford mustang, happens to be one of John's favorites and is my favorite. Sooooo, Saleen it was, which is pronounced by the way -Salene, not Say-leen, which everybody seems to call her. Thats the reason for her nickname of Beanie. Hehehe Saleenie Beanie, it helps people understand. She's registered as <kennel name> Mustang Sally :)

Howie is short for Eisenhower, which is a dumb name but I didn't have anything to do with that hehehe. The other breeder named him after our stud dog Ike, which he assumed we got from Eisenhower. Nope, Ike is a charatcer in the play Okalohoma which his breeder's daughter was in at the time he was born, thus the name. Ike was almost two when we adopted him so I didn't name him either lol.

Wonder is just Wonder, it's a wonder she lived.... What could be a more fitting name? She's reg. as "Something to Rave About" I got the name Wonder from a series of books I used to read as a young teen about horses/horseracing. The first book in the series is A Horse Called Wonder, and the story of how she, the horse, was born and written off as probably going to die and then amazes everybody by thriving (and in later books becomeing an incredible racehorse against all odds) pretty much mirrored what had happened with Wonder. So Wonder she became. Interestingly enough the rest of Wonder Pup's story also kind of mirrored the books, champion show dog, no health issues, sucessfuly bred and her son Mr Wonderful (who is ALSO from the same series of books and is a foal from Wonder the horse late in the series) is doing well in the show ring now.
 

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Fun thread...
here's my name reasoning; the boy's name Rogan \r(o)-gan\ is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "red-headed". So I thought it was fitting and liked the sound of it :) From that, I came up with his registered name; "Silken's Red Rogue O'Dugan" a rogue is a mischievous person (and a short form of Rogan - we actually call him that alot!), so that was very fitting esp for a new puppy! and the Red, obviously, for his colour, and the O'Dugan part, well his daddy is Dugan, and O' is a short for "son of" in Ireland :) Dugan is an irish name too, my hubby is Irish, born in Belfast actually etc... so anyway thats where the celtic influence comes from. I've always loved Celtic stuff, so it all worked for me!! :clover:
 

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I had been reading the Wizard of Oz at the daycare I sub at during the summers, so after we finished reading the book & watching the movie
I had the opportunity to actually see Wicked live in Cleveland ((one of my favourite books)) and thats where the name came from I orginally picked a boy from the litter and was going to name him "The Wizard of Oz" and call him Wizard but the breeder sold him after I had picked him and Luckily for me I got Elpihe instead ^_^
and the name just suits her she has her moments of wickedry lol
Her names Elphaba Emerald, emerald is her months birth stone ((May))
 

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Originally, I had wanted to name him "Dexter" after Dexter Morgan from the TV show, Dexter. But whenever I called him that it wasn't quite right. Close, but not THE name.

Me and my brother were tossing around names one night, and we had a bunch of really fun ones lined up. I have always adored the name Charlie, and suggested that, but neither of us liked it for the dog. Immediately, my brother connects Charlie with "Desmond" from the characters on LOST. :lol: It was a joke at first, but it was so perfect! We loved it!
 

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Originally, I had wanted to name him "Dexter" after Dexter Morgan from the TV show, Dexter.
Love that show!! We don't subscribe to Showtime though, so have to watch the last season's DVDs when they're released!! It's such a weird concept to actually like a serial killer! Does that make me a sicko?? Oh well, I've been called worse! :)
 

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Love that show!! We don't subscribe to Showtime though, so have to watch the last season's DVDs when they're released!! It's such a weird concept to actually like a serial killer! Does that make me a sicko?? Oh well, I've been called worse! :)
Isn't he a serial killer that kills the bad guys? I don't watch it but I've seen previews. I still think it is a little weird to like a serial killer though.;)
 

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Isn't he a serial killer that kills the bad guys? I don't watch it but I've seen previews. I still think it is a little weird to like a serial killer though.;)
Yep, that's him!! And thanks for validating my concerns about being weird! :p
 

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I was about to type that at least he does something for the common good which in a way it is but due process buddy. Oh aren't most serial killers a little um, insane? Is he? I've never watched the show.
 
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