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To think people name their dogs the name they'd have liked if they'd had more DC?

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TheHouseOnBellSt Sat 11-Jul-15 06:47:44

I keep seeing it among people at the school gates.....or just people I know. "Oh we've called the new Puppy Ella."

"The new dog is called Lola/Max/Poppy..."

It's odd and annoying as I've now met two families who;se dogs share names with my kids! My kids names are not in the above selection

elbowsdontsing2 Sat 11-Jul-15 06:57:15

i agree what wrong with patch and rover, anyway i cant stop jamie lee rose is waiting by the front door for her morning walk

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 11-Jul-15 07:08:09

You might be right. One of my dogs has a popular girls name. I don't see why it's annoying though?

PigPlopper Sat 11-Jul-15 07:09:47

We're quite the reverse. Couldn't decide what to call DS. Then we realised we wanted to call him what our cat was called - it's a great name!

lollilou Sat 11-Jul-15 07:14:34

We wanted to call our ds Oscar but both sets of parents didn't like it. We now have a beautiful black cat called Oscar.

catsrus Sat 11-Jul-15 07:20:27

Lol - no I don't think they do, I certainly didn't. The last puppy we named was a Molly - I would never have called a child that. I fact we THOUGHT we were choosing an out of fashion name until suddenly every other dog and little girl seemed to be called it! My main criterion for a dog's name is that I don't sound stupid shouting it. We've had dogs named after trees, ancient gods and characters in sci fi - never used a name I personally would have used on a child - though I have known children with those names.

Branleuse Sat 11-Jul-15 07:27:58

haha my neighbour wanted to call her child rambo :D

MothershipG Sat 11-Jul-15 07:29:14

My dogs are named a spice, an island and an Italian name, none of which I would have used for a child!

We know a dog with my daughter's name, doesn't bether us, can you explain why you find it annoying?

RabidFairy Sat 11-Jul-15 07:31:32

My cats have human names, but they came before the DC. The dog is named after a superhero as we let DD name her. I have no desire for more kids, but I will consider human names again for any future pets.

ezridelmastro Sat 11-Jul-15 07:31:58

I once new a girl who had the same name as her dog, and the dog had come first. I used my favourite boys name for a pet mouse a few years ago, so any future DS might end up being named after a mouse! Husband doesn't like it though so maybe not.

WaitingForFrostyMornings Sat 11-Jul-15 07:39:48

My neighbours dog is called Dave. It always makes me giggle when he shouts his name down the street grin

I named my dog after my favourite book character. It then became a popular name for boys over his lifetime. I would never have picked his name for my children.

WizardOfToss Sat 11-Jul-15 07:44:08

So what are you proposing for this non-problem, OP? An approved list of dog names?hmm

confusedandemployed Sat 11-Jul-15 07:46:59

I like human names for dogs, but my two are named after a cartoon couple. I'm pretty sure I would never name my child either of these.
Best dog's name ever: Dave. Made me howl with laughter every time his owner called him.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 11-Jul-15 07:48:36

Mine is named after a Scottish Island, I would have never called as child that.
In my experience often in families the children choose the dogs name and it is often from a popular children's film program.
So there was the Charlie and Lola phase. Now there are Sven, Olaf, Elsa and Arna.
Oh yeah I'm a vet so I see pet trend names.
I have a cat named after the crocodile in the rubberdubbers for this reason.

googoodolly Sat 11-Jul-15 07:51:09

I love the dog called Dave!

I didn't think my cat had a human name until a friend of mine in America named her daughter the same thing! Possibly outing myself here, but the name is Athena. We pronounce it "Ah-thee-na" where as she pronounces it "Ah-THEN-a". Her boyfriend is Mexican and apparently that's how it's pronounced over there.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Sat 11-Jul-15 07:53:24

No human names for dogs or other pets here.

abearcalledpaddington Sat 11-Jul-15 07:54:18

My dog is called Kiki and i have always liked that name so in my case you are right! I would like to get another and call him Dexter. Im actually not keen on Rover/cookie etc.

Piggywiggywoo Sat 11-Jul-15 08:04:14

We have 2 dogs Mr beefy & Betty. If I had a son I always wanted to call him Mr beefy! shock

I find dogs with names on the year's top ten list have unusual owners. A friend's mum called her cat Debbie & it prompted a punk friend at uni to call all his cats Debbie.

MAsMum Sat 11-Jul-15 08:06:22

I think so. When I was in hospital with DD the girl before me gave birth to her Dd. The Dr asked her what she was going to call the baby she said"Lola" and the Dr said that's a lovely name that's what I call my dog!!

Songofsixpence Sat 11-Jul-15 08:12:32

The kids named our dog, he has a human name but not one I'd choose for my own child. My only rule was that I wouldn't feel a dick shouting it out in public.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 11-Jul-15 08:13:18

We knew a dave the dog
We used to own dave the cat
We knew dave the hamster...

Friend of mine thought she was too old for more kids, so got a puppy and called it the girl name she always wanted to use for a dd.

Then fell pregnant with twin girls.

Dog had a name change...

Our current cat came pre-named.

KatyN Sat 11-Jul-15 08:21:42

I met a chap called buster once. The couple had adog too called something normal like Henry.

I makes me smile whenever I think about them

thegreylady Sat 11-Jul-15 08:23:33

I did have dogs named Oscar and Maisie but Oscar was from a Sesame Street character and Maisie from a Henry James novel.

sanfairyanne Sat 11-Jul-15 08:31:06

ours all have human names but no way would i ever call my kids those names! its more that people have started using 'doggy human' names - the threads on here are full of them

IWannaHoldYourHand Sat 11-Jul-15 08:37:36

My dog is Norman. I would never have used that for a ds.

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