Name that springer!

(34 Posts)
TiggerWearsATriteSmile Fri 19-Apr-13 15:37:05

Hey all,

Picking a name for our soon to arrive dog is proving harder than naming children.
He will be a working dog so will need a short snappy name.
As he's and English springer it's traditionally English old man names we're looking at.

Suggestions so far...


What do you think? Please inspire me.

Moominsarehippos Fri 19-Apr-13 15:43:57


tuckingfits Fri 19-Apr-13 15:49:21

Jerry... Our's is called Harris which I appreciate isn't what you're looking for but is short & snappy.

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Fri 19-Apr-13 15:53:38

Bert (or Bertie?)

Our working springer is called Alf. grin

Moominsarehippos Fri 19-Apr-13 15:53:40

Basil. Snappy if you yell it like Sybil!

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Fri 19-Apr-13 15:53:58

Ours is called Bounce. I know, I know, I didn't choose it, DS did. To Mind you, he's a cut and shut - half springer, half lab.

I like Freddie. Someone told me dogs should have 2 syllable names, though I'm not sure why ... hmm

We had a Springer called Zebedee, he was very springy and would bounce on the spot so it was a very appropriate name

Our currently Springer is called Ozzie as it relates to his registered Kennel Club Name

I think I shall call my next one Scooch, just because I like the sound of that name!

Not keen on Shay and we had a family friend called Alf so I couldn't use that
Quite like Ted
The name Brian as a dogs name always makes me laugh
How about

I almost called mine Jerry but thought that was too cruel grin
Mine is a working Springer too
He is mad, although he is fast asleep at the moment, However if I was to get up and start to move towards the door he would be there before me!

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Fri 19-Apr-13 15:54:41

Basil's good. I like Basil. My friend had a basset called Basil when we were growing up. He suited his name perfectly.

Moominsarehippos Fri 19-Apr-13 15:56:00

Bruce Springer (geddit?)

Slipshodsibyl Fri 19-Apr-13 15:58:52


LadyTurmoil Fri 19-Apr-13 16:20:36

Stanley, Ernie, Eric, Harvey, Harry, Sarge, Sage, Chester, Henry, Barney, Mickey

LadyTurmoil Fri 19-Apr-13 17:13:52

... Walter, Perry, Hunter, Seamus, Oliver, Brody, Casper, Zeke, Douglas, Jonah, Billy, Gunner, Griffin, Abel, Ezra, Garrett, Lennon, Ringo, Saul, Tristan. Gone a bit overboard, haven't I?! But boys names are so much easier than girls somehow.

Pascha Fri 19-Apr-13 17:17:10


cocolepew Fri 19-Apr-13 17:32:36


outtolunchagain Fri 19-Apr-13 17:52:10

We had a springer called Jake and also know one called Bracken which I thinki is nice . We have a cocker called Otto .

If looking for trad English , what about Arthur or Harry Like Ted or Gus or Rex

Vincent (Vinnie)
Dh wanted to call our dog Geoff!

topbannana Fri 19-Apr-13 23:36:22

Ooh, we pick our working cocker up in 8 days and have also spent MANY hours deliberating on names.
Personally I love Ned or Ted but we use "bed" as a command so I am devastated know that it won't work as a name sad
How about Pip? DS was hankering after Reg (!) which we vetoed smile

We work ours too and I like names like Scott, that can be Scottie in the house and a short and sharp Scott when working. As it is our new boy will be Ghillie smile

susiedaisy Fri 19-Apr-13 23:39:37


SillyTilly123 Sat 20-Apr-13 08:44:14


TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 21-Apr-13 10:39:54

Brilliant suggestions there all. I'm actually laughing away to myself here.

I have to wait and see him I think too.

Thanks again, I'll let ye know the outcome.

ruby1234 Sun 21-Apr-13 16:55:29

We know a springer called Turbo, and knew one years ago called Zeppy.

queenebay Sun 21-Apr-13 16:56:25


Our Springer is Storm

The shortlist included

Blue (would have been totally wrong for him though)

And I quite fancied Keith (Moon the Loon)

mumtolilh Sat 27-Apr-13 22:30:34

I had a dog called dog literally his name was deogi
Pronounced d.o.g sounded kind of Italian lol everyone loved it when I said he's called deogi & they suddenly realised smile

littlejo67 Sun 28-Apr-13 18:32:43

Aero or Hero?

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