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So the younger members of my family have convinced me that the name I picked out for my poodle could be offensive. There's no way I'd want to hurt anyone feelings.
It's just a name. But I spent a lot of time working out the call name and registered name and now my brain is tired.
Could y'all help me out please?
It'll be a black (or possibly brown) spoo puppy bitch.
Dam's name is Mamma Mia and sire's name is Double Dipper and they're called Mia and Dee.
I know y'all are wondering, so I'll go ahead and say it - I was going to call her Madea. After the Tyler Perry character. Her registered name was going to be[ Kennel Name] Made A Scofflaw.
I'm considering using Scofflaw as a suffix still. My farm's name is First Light Farm, but I thought Scofflaw might make a fun kennel name. Fewer letters. Or maybe I'll use First Light. I don't know. :)
I like call names that fit with the registered name.
For example, if I called her Sookie I might register her as [7 letter Kennel Name] Wait Until Dark at [Scofflaw or First Light]. That's my one idea.
I also like the name Maisie, but can't really come up with a registered name for that one.
We plan on showing in obedience and rally, so something easy to call out over a distance would be good.
I'm told AKC now has a fifty letter limit. The last time I registered anyone I thought it was thirty-five.
 

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I never thought of anyone being offended by that. I had a hen named Madea because her personality reminded me of the the Tyler Perry's character so much. She was a riot but she was so loud that anytime we had to catch her people across the lake would check on us to make certain I was okay. At distance it sounded like someone was being attacked. You could carry her around & she'd tell you off the whole time. Loved that bird & named her that because both the character & the bird were funny & strong characters.

I might have to change the name of our place to offensive farm because every animal we have is named after some book, movie, or tv character.

I love your farm name.
 

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I don't know who that character is, but I like to name for itself...
Maisie- Maze Running At/To Scofflaw
 

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For Want of Poodle - thank you! I hadn't thought of "may see". I'd been doing maze, amazing, Mrs. Maisel, maize, etc. But I think I have the name I want now. I'll wait till it's official because I don't want to jinx it.
Looks like her call name will be Maisie. My husband, my paralegal and I (the three people who will need to say it most) all like the name.
I certainly didn't think there was anything offensive about my original name. I'm a huge fan of the character. I think she's hilarious and tough, both qualities I admire. But this is why it's good to run things by people from different generations than oneself, I guess.:)
When I asked the guy who does my business website (which is linked to my FB page, on which I am sure the pup will appear often) he first laughed and then said "Yeah. No."
 

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I'm not familiar with the character and not sure if this is the exact concern being raised by family members, but I'd err on the side of caution when naming a black or brown dog after a PoC, particularly if the character could be seen as playing to stereotypes. I really wanted to name our poodle (who happens to be black) Zora after Zora Neale Hurston and ultimately decided it wasn't a great idea. I am white and live in a historically Black neighborhood, which I think also makes a difference. I might not have thought twice about it under different circumstances.

I love the name Maisie!
 
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