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?

pinkpaws Mon 29-Apr-13 20:27:21

If it is a he it has to be called jerry being a springer jerry springer . Get it lol

pinkpaws Mon 29-Apr-13 20:27:52

If it is a he it has to be called jerry being a springer jerry springer . Get it lol

pinkpaws Mon 29-Apr-13 20:30:06

It has to be jerry jerry springer get it lol

Wolfcub Mon 29-Apr-13 20:32:04

we're a springer family. I like your suggestion of Alf op. Also Sid, Roy and Stan

headlesslambrini Mon 29-Apr-13 20:35:43

Our english springer is called Pip. I wanted to call her Cat but DH wouldnt allow it. grin

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Fri 03-May-13 00:04:43

You'vecattobekiddingme, I think you mentioned Jerry first. DH has wanted that from day one and thinks it'll work well to call.

Pup is coming tomorrow so we'll see.

Mumtolilh smile
It's like deefer, D for dog!

Iwaswatchingthat Fri 03-May-13 19:24:51


TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 05-May-13 21:35:57

His name is Jerry!

I was still swaying towards Alf but DH will be working him and decided Jerry worked best. The pun on Jerry springer didn't click with him at all. Itbticklesme a bit still.

Such a nice pup. I hope he's as good as his dad (our other springer, not DH smile )

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Sun 05-May-13 21:37:09

Tuckingfits, you get the name that springer award!

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