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.

WifeofPie Mon 14-Jan-13 19:19:23

Apollo! I love it! Have fun smile.

Marne Mon 14-Jan-13 12:58:41

Apollo is home grin after a long drive home, poor pup was very sick sad. He's had fin chasing my other dog around, she's not sure what to make of the little pup, she's not sure about his sharp teeth. Pup is now asleep and my other dog is curled up next to we (worried i have traded her in for a newer model).

Marne Sat 12-Jan-13 11:43:48

Thanks Ludo, our dd's are realy good with our other dog (dd2 has accidently sat on her a few times but other than that she is very gentle), just hope the puppy doesn't nip dd1 too much as she's a bit of a wimp, she used to get upset when our other dog used to nip her toes when she was a pup. I have stocked up on doggy toys for it to chew (spent a fortune in pets at home) so he's going to be very spoilt and so will our other dog as they will have to share.

I think its going to be madness on monday when i introduce the pup to our other dog, she's goping to want to play and lick it too death.

Ludo24 Sat 12-Jan-13 11:14:55

OHHH so exciting....
Our black lab is Ludo and is a wonderful doggie. There are some letters that dogs find hard to distinguish so you should avoid names starting with them (sorry - can't remember what they are- think 'K' might have been one)

Other names on the list were:
Bottles
Inigo
Inca

I want another puppy! Enjoy it and make sure you work really hard also making sure the children treat it well. Sure they will but sometimes if they haven't had a pet they need to be taught.

Lafaminute Fri 11-Jan-13 16:59:13

FWIW at this stage: Bear

maxybrown Fri 11-Jan-13 16:55:55

our black lab was Casper

Marne Fri 11-Jan-13 10:43:37

Imabadmum- so sorry for your loss sad i hope in time you manage to let another lab into your life. We have been looking for puppy training classes, i forgot to ask the vet the other day (was on my list of things to ask), we deffently want to start training ASAP and are looking at 'clicker training'. Puppy classes may be delayed as we are having problens with vaccinations (vet saying 'pup has had its first injection too early so may have to have 3 lots before safe to go out'). I just cant wait to get him home smile the dd's have decided to call him 'Apollo' but it was a close choice and he was almost 'Oreo'.

higgle Fri 11-Jan-13 09:43:26

Two of the nicest dogs I've ever met were black labs - Buster and Oscar

Imabadmum Thu 10-Jan-13 23:53:46

How about Dillan/Dylan?

I had a black lab called Dillan, and he passed away this morning. I had him since he was a pup, and he turned 10 on 28 Dec.

He was the most loyal, loving, trainable and gentle creature I have ever known.

You have made a great choice in a black lab, but do be sure you take him to puppy training classes as they can get boisterous and then they are a handful.

I hope you have as much fun and love from your new pup, as I did from Dill. xx

Marne Wed 09-Jan-13 16:54:09

My dd's do like Harry Potter (so love the name Sirius).

I have registered him at the vets today and at the moment he is called 'Apollo' (which we kind of agreed on last night), this might change though. grin.

Happiestinwellybobs Wed 09-Jan-13 09:49:22

Oh he's gorgeous !!!

LadyTurmoil Wed 09-Jan-13 01:08:06

Sebastian - Seb?

TheSecondComing Tue 08-Jan-13 23:22:50

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42karen Tue 08-Jan-13 22:33:46

I know a "diesel."

ToomuchWaternotWine Tue 08-Jan-13 22:29:03

Ooh sorry forgot to say I also love the suggestion of Sirius (black) - do your girls like Harry Potter?

ToomuchWaternotWine Tue 08-Jan-13 22:27:30

What a cutie! He's lovely <sigh, puppy love> hope the staffy takes to him and vice versa.

Recent boy dog names I have heard:
Dexter
Oakley
Brin
Fergus
Munch
Rupert!

I love Oreo, Whitby and Dyson from the lists here. Let us know, won't you?

littlewhitebag Tue 08-Jan-13 22:26:19

I met a black lab when out the other day - he was called Bomber. It was so apt!

redrubyshoes Tue 08-Jan-13 21:29:08

He looks like a Monty to me just gorgeous.

hugoagogo Tue 08-Jan-13 21:27:11

So cute! grin

I would call him Parsley!

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WifeofPie Tue 08-Jan-13 19:27:47

Oh! He is darling! <squeals> Enjoy him smile.

Happiestinwellybobs Tue 08-Jan-13 18:50:03

Congratulations!! I remember the first day we met Max, our black lab - he was 5 days old! I should have realised after seeing his dad (Bombay Bad boy aka Angus) that he was going to be huge. I'm sure he is part donkey!! But he has bought such joy to our family. Love all the names on your short list smile

Marne Tue 08-Jan-13 18:00:01

oh, and i picked a pup today, he's a chuncky little boy, has a tiny spot of white on his back paw and a tiny bit of white on his chest. We think he may have a touch of collie in him (but not sure as we dont know what breed dad was), he's deffently mosty lab though, will add a pic to my profile.

Marne Tue 08-Jan-13 17:57:59

We have a short list (which is rather long), heres a few of the best ones:

Apollo (my favorite at the moment)
Oreo (both dd's like this)
Zack (dh's choice)
Bobbi
Lenny
Black Jack
Badger (dd1's idea)

multipoodles Tue 08-Jan-13 12:36:41

We have a black standard poodle called Inca and Ben Fogle used to have a black lab with the same name. When she arrived she was as black as ink and thought Inka would be a nice name but spelt it Inca (as in teh Incas) smile

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