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So we are keeping a running list of possible names for our future poodle puppy. We both like star trek so its a good possibility that our poodle might get a star trek name. We were watching Enterprise: The Next Generation recently and I started to like the name Q. So for those who don't know Q is an omnipotent alien that can transform into different species, move people and objects and well basically everything. But most of all he likes to play tricks and games on the humans for his own amusement. He especially likes to ensure that his favourite human is paying attention to him, has a great dislike for being 'bored' and has a tendency of upping his attention seeking and mischievious behaviours when he is.

Here is a clip of the character:

You can see why I think that Q might be a good name for a poodle :LOL:

Its not a bad name, it is short, easy to say and for the dog to remember. Doesn't sound too similar to any commands. But there is one problem with it, the spelling. Can you imagine calling the vets office???

Me: Hi, I would like to book a yearly exam for my dog
Receptionist: No problem, what is your dogs name?
Me: Q
Receptionist: How is that spelled?
Me: uhm Q....
 

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LOL I like it, I remember Q, and it would be a memorable name!

When we decided to take two puppies I wanted to name the adventurous one Marco and to name his brother Polo. Picture me in the park "Marcoooo, Poloooo, where are youuuu?" This was voted down by DH.
 

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There's a rather well known agility trainer Cathi Winkles who has trained three miniature poodles in agility. The first was named Q. The second was named T. The third is named Ty. I've often wondered about the same issues you do, but she must have not had too much of an issue with it as she did it for more than one dog.
 

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I knew someone in college who named their dog "Dog," pronounced by alliding the names of the letters: "deeyoji." I can't imagine how many questions they had to answer. For Q, I might change the spelling to "Cue" or "Queue," at least at the vet's office.
 

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If your vet can't figure out how to spell Q, I think you need a new vet! Seriously, I think it would be just fine.
 

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I almost suggested "Que" but that would confuse the whole continent...
I feel an Abbott and Costello routine coming on.
"What's your poodle's name?"
"Q"
"How do you spell it?"
"Que"
"What?"
"No, it's Q"
...
This could be so much fun!
 

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If your vet can't figure out how to spell Q, I think you need a new vet! Seriously, I think it would be just fine.
To be fair, I dont live in an english speaking country and english spelling is rarely consistent or phonetic...

Its one of the culture shocks I had when I moved to the UK as a teenager. In my native language spelling and grammar rules apply to names as well. But in english people can just pick a spelling for their name. Like Kathryn and Catherine are the same names... that doesnt make any sense to us foreigners! 😂
 

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Q is one of my favorite Star Trek characters by far, and I think it is an excellent name for a poodle. About the spelling, I used to spell Evie my Spoo's name EV or E.V. The vet figured it out pretty quickly, you just have to tell them that it is spelled the same way it is said.
 

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I think Q is a fabulous name for a poodle, and if my husband had any interest in Star Trek I'd be sorely tempted to steal your name idea! A friend adopted two kittens last year, and her husband insisted on naming rights for one of them. So they now have a cat named Dr. Beverly Crusher. My friend, who has absolutely no attachment to Star Trek in any way, calls her Bev.
 

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I’m late to chime in here, but I’ve got to say that the obvious nickname for Q will be Q-T-Pi (no e because this is Star Trek, not Grandma’s kitchen).

I’ll be laughing about the cat named Dr Beverly Crusher all day...
 

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To be fair, I dont live in an english speaking country and english spelling is rarely consistent or phonetic...

Its one of the culture shocks I had when I moved to the UK as a teenager. In my native language spelling and grammar rules apply to names as well. But in english people can just pick a spelling for their name. Like Kathryn and Catherine are the same names... that doesnt make any sense to us foreigners! 😂
Many American mothers like to make up names or use strange spellings for more common names. Long ago I was a nurse in a neo-natal unit (i.e. the nursery for new-borns in a hospital). We had a joke about a woman who named her twins "Sifilis" and "Gonnorea" (but spelled correctly, not phonetically) because she saw them on her intake questionnaire and thought they were pretty names.
 
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