What's the best name you have heard for a dog??

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scarlettlips Fri 05-Aug-11 20:10:16

Today whist out for a walk...a dog owner was yelling for her dog in the park. At speed a Jack Russell called....Shackleton...comes flying out of some bushes.

Big name, small dog! IMO Brilliant grin

{{Appeals to NMHQ to add a Dog's Name Section blush just for fun..please!}}

emptyshell Fri 05-Aug-11 20:56:20

I remember watching Animal 24/7 (ok daytime TV brain-death trash) and hearing the presenter very earnestly tell us how "and thanks to the people who cared for him, little Smeg was going to be ok"

naught Fri 05-Aug-11 21:03:26

Lovely ds has a sense of humour. He called our female whippet Spyda! Bloody awful

One of our grunds is called Andy.

naught Fri 05-Aug-11 21:09:32

Oh, and when I was young our next door neighbours dog was called Scargill, but Scargill's vet insisted in calling him Arthur! (during the miners strike, and living in a mining village) which I thought was hmm

Ingles2 Fri 05-Aug-11 21:14:24

I really like Dillon for a dog... there's a westie in the village called Dillon, suits him perfectly.
We used to have cats called Digger and Dumper (chosen by the dc) ok, until they were separate. I always used to cringe taking Dumper to the vet.

BitOfFun Fri 05-Aug-11 21:15:50

I like Maverick for a terrier.

spout Fri 05-Aug-11 21:18:38

Sponge the soppy yellow lab

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 05-Aug-11 21:19:53

I used to have a terrier mongrel called Heinz, as in 57 varieties. Cue evening stroll on the beach one summer, and a confused German tourist.. Heinz had a son who I named Hamish, because he reminded me of a previous boyfriend, being small, fat, and hairy.

spout Fri 05-Aug-11 21:20:01

and Tripod the three-legged mutt <aaaaww>

I have met

A Rottie called Dave
A schnauzer called Colin
A Staffie called Brian smile

I have a Digby, the world's most stupid black Lab .

Oh, and a Choccy lab who had half of his tail removed who was called Boston. Apparently in Boston, Lincs, there is a landmark called the Boston Stump grin

stupefy Fri 05-Aug-11 21:24:54

I met a westie called Simon once. hmm

PeterSpanswick Fri 05-Aug-11 21:27:37

I used to have a pom called Mr Fluffy... My roidhead ex boyfriend used to refuse to call him by his real name on walks. Borderline dog/boyfriend abuse. grin

My long haired white GSD is called Fish. Don't blame me, blame his previous owner! He has a real name (Nico) but when he was a pup would eat only fish so to get him to recall his owner would call, "Look what I've got! Fish! Fish!" and so guess what he came running to?

When he arrived in rescue they discovered that he was far more responsive to Fish than Nico so it stuck.

That rescue also has, amongst about 60 others:

Spanky the nutty wire haired JRT.
Eric the greyhound.
Crumpet the Lab.
Scanner the staffie.
Dizzy the Shep X.
Ralph the retriever
Pogo the Lurcher/Lab
and have just homed Toe, another Staffie.

<<rolls eyes>>

CheerfulYank Fri 05-Aug-11 21:31:53

My dog is a big stupid sweet golden-retriever mix called Brinkley...it suits him. smile

misdee Fri 05-Aug-11 21:32:23

Steve!

saltyseadog Fri 05-Aug-11 21:34:28

Keith and Hairy.

I've always wanted to call a dog Funky, so I could say ' get down funky'

misdee Fri 05-Aug-11 21:34:57

oi leave the name Ralph alone (dh named Ralph btw, we have taken to calling him Ralphius or Rufus)

Best name for dog?

Winston Churchill named his second black poodle Rufus II, after his first, who was called Rufus. He always said the "II" was silent.

PeterSpanswick Fri 05-Aug-11 21:36:25

Hahaha I love Hairy! And his brother Smelly!

petitdonkey Fri 05-Aug-11 21:37:22

I once met a Jack Russell called Rolex - he's a watchdog!! I thought that was brilliant.

Similarly, Deefer. I asked why and the owner said, 'Deefer Dog' der!!

misdee Fri 05-Aug-11 21:37:36

i am quite fond of personalclowns dogs names. Synester (cant spell it) and mShadows aka Fluppsy.

Evenstar Fri 05-Aug-11 21:38:59

Years ago I knew a pair of Labradors, one yellow, one black called Bodie and Doyle and more recently a lovely German Shepherd called Rommel smile

emptyshell Fri 05-Aug-11 21:39:25

My dog does actually answer to Smelly - it's not his real name though but "come here Smell" gets a response.

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