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We finally found our little poodle girl. She comes home @ the end of june, she's 9 days old. I don't breed or show, she's just a family pet. I'm having the hardest time thinking of names! I've searched and searched on lists but nothing pops out for me. Our family tends to go with shorter names. we had a gia and when she passed we got a Yorkipoo and shes G2. weird name but it fit her so well. So any name ideas would be appreciated! she's black with some dark brown.
 

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We finally found our little poodle girl. She comes home @ the end of june, she's 9 days old. I don't breed or show, she's just a family pet. I'm having the hardest time thinking of names! I've searched and searched on lists but nothing pops out for me. Our family tends to go with shorter names. we had a gia and when she passed we got a Yorkipoo and shes G2. weird name but it fit her so well. So any name ideas would be appreciated! she's black with some dark brown.
I almost never try to name an animal (we have had dogs, horses, and chickens) until it has lived with us for a while. Then the perfect name just seems to arrive out of the blue. The most interesting one was when I bought an Arabian mare whose registered name was Gwendolyn's Dream. Her previous owner called her Gwinney - yuck! After we had had her four a couple of weeks we settled on the name Arianna, Ria for short. When her pedigree arrived, we were delighted to discover that her grand-dam's name was Mata Ria! Ria was the horse of my dreams: beautiful, smart, affectionate. I had her for 25 wonderful years (she was 6 when I bought her). Just the very best horse I have ever owned.
 

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I almost never try to name an animal (we have had dogs, horses, and chickens) until it has lived with us for a while. Then the perfect name just seems to arrive out of the blue. The most interesting one was when I bought an Arabian mare whose registered name was Gwendolyn's Dream. Her previous owner called her Gwinney - yuck! After we had had her four a couple of weeks we settled on the name Arianna, Ria for short. When her pedigree arrived, we were delighted to discover that her grand-dam's name was Mata Ria! Ria was the horse of my dreams: beautiful, smart, affectionate. I had her for 25 wonderful years (she was 6 when I bought her). Just the very best horse I have ever owned.
Oh I would so love to see a photo of her if you have one! I've ridden only one Arabian in my life and she had the softest mouth I've ever encountered.

As for names, I agree. Peggy was called Lucy by the breeder and we really struggled to name her ourselves. We finally settled on Mable, but within a couple of weeks "Peggy Sue" popped into my head and that was her name. No question. It was like she told it to me herself.

Same thing happened with Gracie. I initially started out calling her Roxie and then poof I knew what her name really was.
 

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My last three poodles I had names picked out before I got them, Beatrice was always that, Pia was named on the way home. I had three named picked out when I got Leonard, he also was named on the way home.

As for names
Well pick a favorite place, a favorite movie character
 

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Here’s her most recent pictures, she’s 7days in the pictures. The breeders are so sweet.the absolute nicest older couple. We’ve been looking for years and didn’t have any luck and finally she called me from her waitlist! She’s charting to be about 6lbs grown so far.
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We won’t for sure pick a name until she’s here, we just want to have some ideas set aside to make it a little easier when she comes home. The wait is so hard though! Lol
 

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Thank you for posting the pix of the little one. -my puppy fix for awhile. I knew I wanted an Asta and it was nice of the breeder to use the name I had picked. Well Asta lived up to his namesake.
 

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Awwwww! Such a pretty girl!

I’ve met a few people who name the dog after one of the dog’s parents, so maybe an idea there?

You said you like shorter names, so maybe Pippi? Short, two syllables, and, as a bonus, alliteration—Pippi the Poodle!
 

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We finally found our little poodle girl. She comes home @ the end of june, she's 9 days old. I don't breed or show, she's just a family pet. I'm having the hardest time thinking of names! I've searched and searched on lists but nothing pops out for me. Our family tends to go with shorter names. we had a gia and when she passed we got a Yorkipoo and shes G2. weird name but it fit her so well. So any name ideas would be appreciated! she's black with some dark brown.
Most purebred dogs have 2 names - the "formal/registered" name you will use when registering your puppy with the kennel club (assume AKC here) and the "call" or informal name you will use for your dog for the rest of its life. Most breeders require you to use their kennel name for the dogs "formal/registered" name at the beginning and then let you use whatever you come up with for the rest unless they also have a "theme" you need to follow in crafting the registered name as well. Both registered and call names can be very inventive and reflect many things...Some people like their call names to be part of the registered name, some come up with ones completely different....Who is your breeder? What is their kennel name? Once we know that, we can suggest both registered and call names
 
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Peggy, here is a picture of Ria, my Arabian mare. She was so very beautiful. I did quite a bit of dressage training with her, so riding her was a delight - so responsive. I just loved that mare with all my heart.
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Peggy, here is a picture of Ria, my Arabian mare. She was so very beautiful. I did quite a bit of dressage training with her, so riding her was a delight - so responsive. I just loved that mare with all my heart.
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She's gorgeous! I grew up around horses, my aunt and uncle have a ton of land in Madison, WI and we used to ride in their arena and trails all the time. They're huge into polo, but my aunt couldn't have kids so their horses were their babies!
 
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