Name ideas for black lab pup please?

(70 Posts)
Marne Mon 07-Jan-13 15:20:18

After all my threads we have decided to rehome a pup, tomorrow we are going to look at a litter of black lab pups in hope to reserve a boy (they are not ready until next week), the dd's are arguing over names, any ideas what we can call him?

Also any lab advice and what to look for when picking a pup? we are hoping that we can train him to be an assistant dog for dd2 when we are out and about, she has Autism, so we need to pick a good pup.

Twattybollocks Mon 07-Jan-13 15:52:35

Oreo? Considering labs love of food, might not be a bad name

mistlethrush Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:04

Snowy. grin

peeriebear Mon 07-Jan-13 15:57:50

Badger!

Wellington
Beau
Flint
Onyx
Harvey

I know a Dyson - very fitting considering a Lab's ability to vacumn up anything edible within reach grin

Treacle

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 07-Jan-13 16:04:18

Marmite
Murphy
Stout
Jet

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 07-Jan-13 16:05:09

NB how is your DD's speech? Any sounds she struggles with, that you might need to avoid in 'her' dog?

Tragedies Mon 07-Jan-13 16:05:11

Ace
Ebon (from Ebony)
Musta (Finnish for black)
Mavro (Greek for black)
Pango (Maori for back)

I like Mavro best!

Marne Mon 07-Jan-13 16:05:19

Dd1 is loving Orio as some of the pups have a tiny white strip on their chests smile.

weegiemum Mon 07-Jan-13 16:06:28

Aren't all black labs called Sam or Ben?

Having said that, I am usually a fan of meeting and getting to know an animal before I try to name it. We'd had our cat Spike for 4 weeks before he got his name.

Have some possibilities lined up, but also see what your chosen pup is like. No point setting -your- the kids' hearts on a name and then it not fitting your pet's character. I know someone who had a very quiet and shy Cocker Spaniel called Bouncer. Never met a less bouncy dog in my life!!!

Floralnomad Mon 07-Jan-13 16:07:42

Not to put a dampener on things but where are you getting the puppy from ? Most good breeders would not have pups available at 7 weeks old ,indeed many would have had reservations prior to the pups being born . Wouldn't want you to end up with a dodgy dog . Also Dodge is quite a nice name !

weegiemum Mon 07-Jan-13 16:07:54

Dubh - pronounced "duoo" - Gaelic for black!

cathpip Mon 07-Jan-13 16:09:05

Badger
Bryn
Treacle
Guiness
Thorn
Moss
Gorse
Arthur
All of my old labs names! as for picking one tell the breeder what you are looking for and get him to help. smile

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 07-Jan-13 16:09:45

I know not of what I speak grin but is there anyone who trains dogs to be assistance dogs that you could call?

Have you called any of the many Labrador Clubs or rescues? There seem to be a ton of them out there! (to help you know what to look for)

As for names - Jack?

HoneyDragon Mon 07-Jan-13 16:43:12

confused where does it say the pups are seven weeks. Op says rehome so I assumed rescue?

Stratters is an excellent name for a puppy
Or
Jack

Hi OP, what sort of training are you going to be doing?

fuzzpig Mon 07-Jan-13 16:47:46

Dr Pepper grin

BeGoodElliot Mon 07-Jan-13 16:53:13

Ghostie!

wriggletto Mon 07-Jan-13 16:57:59

Dyson is a genius name for a lab! Henry, too, by the same reasoning... grin

hugoagogo Mon 07-Jan-13 16:58:47

Digby!

nannyof3 Mon 07-Jan-13 17:00:39

Scoop

Marne Mon 07-Jan-13 18:04:22

The pup is 7 weeks old (8 weeks old this weekend), we have looked at one place that runs courses to train family pets as assistant dogs for children/adults with Autism, i am looking for puppy classes too (but struggling to find anything near by) sad. We plan to socialise him as soon as we can (10 days afte his jabs), we will be taking him to the 'puppy party' at our vets and hopfully then can tell us about local puppy clases.

Our Staffie is great with both the dd's but she's not as good when we are out and doesn't travel well, so i will need to get this pup used to going in the car straight away and walking well on the lead (eventualy next to dd2).

As for names, at the moment 'Oreo' is top of the list with the dd's, though i like dyson smile.

I must be stronger with training as we slipped up a little with out other dog and she has now taken over the sofa, idealy i would like them to sleep on a dog bed and not on the furniture (so i must try not to be soft).

Marne Mon 07-Jan-13 18:06:06

And they are rescue pups (so are in a home with foster parents) so kind of re-homing. They were seperated from mum today as she went to her forever home.

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