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Help me name my (possible) new dog!

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OwedToAutumn Wed 10-Oct-12 21:05:53

That's it, really.

It's a 4 yo chocolate coloured labradoodle bitch. We dont like it's current name.

I want a two syllable name, that doesn't sound bizarre when being bellowed in the woods.

(Yes, I know it should be in The Doghouse, but I thought it would be fun to name dogs instead of babies for a change.)

Asinine Sat 10-Nov-12 18:13:15


They are great hoovers



In honour of big bang theory star.

loobywench Sat 10-Nov-12 18:11:19

I know a staffie called Dave! love it!
What about Summer, Cassie, Millie or Snowdrop.

Geargrinder Sat 10-Nov-12 18:03:12

I had a choc lab called Rolo. She was lovely.

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 10-Nov-12 09:34:27

what about Doodle?

MoelFammau Sat 10-Nov-12 00:26:10

Our dog was renamed aged... er... no idea really. Somewhere between 2-6, according to the vet. She was fine with it. Just grateful to have a home, food and no more men hitting her with sticks.

Her passport name was Mandy but I think it was 'M' day at the rescue home because our dog had no clue about Mandy.

I had a dog called Woody and my next I really want to be Biggles. There has to be a dog called Biggles somewhere.

blondefriend Fri 09-Nov-12 23:01:25

A dog name should be 2 syllables and preferably ending with an "ah" sound. Apparently it is better for training/recall. My last dog was called Amber and I renamed her from Lily (not that I didn't like the name it was just I thought new home, new name). Bella is good but quite common in the dog world.

SoYo Tue 06-Nov-12 20:18:49

We have a doodle called Betty and it really suits her! Can't imagine anything else now! Friends have choc labs called bisto (f) and oxo (m) which are great too! So many option......

PrincessSymbian Tue 06-Nov-12 18:45:02

And my mums dog was seven or so when she got her, got renamed, no problems, she knew her new name pretty much straight away.

PrincessSymbian Tue 06-Nov-12 18:42:25


DottieRose Tue 06-Nov-12 18:35:16

How about Mabel...that's my dogs name!

newby2 Tue 06-Nov-12 18:09:32

Douggie. Love that.

Ohsiena Tue 06-Nov-12 09:37:11


mummabug Mon 05-Nov-12 22:11:36

..or if it's a boy....Barkus.

mummabug Mon 05-Nov-12 22:10:55

Nothing better than a dog called Sophie. Don't know why...just best name for a dog ever

shopalot Mon 05-Nov-12 21:54:01

We had choc lab bitch called Rolo. She was wonderful and died of old age last year sad

SingingSands Mon 05-Nov-12 21:50:45

I think you should go 80s retro..


Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 21:46:40

Wanted to call my jack russell puppy Nymeria but it didn't sit well on a puppy the size of a guinea pig.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 21:45:20

Nymeria, Nym for short.

SrirachaGhoul Fri 02-Nov-12 20:28:30

I think it's nice to give a rescue dog a new name; sort of represents a new start. It's just a word to them.

I like:


Leonas Fri 02-Nov-12 19:55:15

I love human names for pets but it maybe works better for males? I agree that Dave is an awesome dog name, although I also like Steve and Andy.
Maggie is good for a female I think too

DebK2012 Tue 16-Oct-12 18:12:11

Lola, Lexi, Beth, Mags

HarlettOScara Fri 12-Oct-12 07:05:44

Of course you can change its name. All those strays/dumped dogs that then up in rescue with no name seem to cope. And for some digs that may have been mistreated it is usually preferable to change their name as they may have negative associations with it.

Besides, my dogs (one of which is a rescue whose name we changed) answer to a whole host of nicknames.

It may be easier to pick something similar sounding but equally, you can just tag the new name onto the old one initially and gradually phase out using the old one.

MrsJohnDeere Fri 12-Oct-12 06:45:40

Surely you can't change the name of a 4yo dog. Would be very confusing for the dog. Can you change it slightly so that it sounds almost the same when yelled across a field?

Very jealous of your labradoodle. My next dog will be one. I walk regularly with 4 of them and they're all adorable!

birdofthenorth Thu 11-Oct-12 23:31:37

Or Mocha

birdofthenorth Thu 11-Oct-12 23:29:51

My dogs have just turned 5 and would be very confused to have their names changed. It took them long enough to learn them in the first place! You're getting an animal, not an accessory.

Agree if you must change it you should do so gradually, eg "Lexi Buttons!" for a few months before becoming just Buttons (were her original name Lexi).

Some less well-used chocolate themed ideas if you must:


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