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Properly unusual dog names

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GetYourMoneyBackAtTheDoor Fri 09-Aug-13 19:16:49

Csn you share any you have come Across? Not just 'funny' names like Dave or Stanley, which are now common but actual unique names.

I've worked with dogs for 20 years, come across most names several times! We are about to get our first ever puppy after all our rescues so get to name it! Names I've come across recently as examples include Fleece, Pye, Valiant and Worthy.

I won't tell you what we're getting for now so it doesn't influence suggestions!

fanoftheinvisibleman Fri 09-Aug-13 19:20:08

My dog is Mario. We haven't met another yet!

momnipotent Fri 09-Aug-13 19:20:19

Dog in our local humane society called Anubis - I had to look it up and it is the name of a Greek jackal-headed God. I thought that was an excellent choice!

Also had a friend adopt a dog from the local pound and her name was LB (gettit?).

zaphod Fri 09-Aug-13 19:20:19

Deefer. As is D for Dog.

GetYourMoneyBackAtTheDoor Fri 09-Aug-13 19:20:22

I know 'properly unusual' doesnt make sense :-)

GetYourMoneyBackAtTheDoor Fri 09-Aug-13 19:22:31

I've known a Mario and several Deefers! And a cat called Ceefer (good grief).

I'm afraid I don't get LB <blush>

I like the sound of Anubis, how's it pronounced?

mignonette Fri 09-Aug-13 19:24:09

Dempsey. Love it.

PissesGlitter Fri 09-Aug-13 19:26:18

I don't understand LB either blush


OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Fri 09-Aug-13 19:28:24

I think Anubis is an Egyptian god.

topbannana Fri 09-Aug-13 19:29:40

Our working cocker puppy was going to be called Flute. On choosing however the bitch puppy ended up as a dog so he is Ghillie grin
I have known one Ghillie in the past but on a forum, and also a working dog.

momnipotent Fri 09-Aug-13 19:35:29

LB = lb = abbreviation for the weight measurement pound, and she came from the pound (don't worry, took me a couple of years before I realized!)

I say An-oo-bis, but no idea if that os the correct way to say it!

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Fri 09-Aug-13 19:38:44

That's the right way to say it.

momnipotent Fri 09-Aug-13 19:39:02

You are right OverTheFields, it is the Greek name for an Egyptian God.

Atomiksnowflake Fri 09-Aug-13 19:40:45

my beloved GSD was called Atuscha von der Zinke,called Wuschi or Tuscha for short.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Fri 09-Aug-13 19:42:50

Anubis for a dog
Isis for a bitch

iklboo Fri 09-Aug-13 19:42:53

Sirius (the Dog Star)
McEnroe (you cannot be Sirius) grin

frownyface Fri 09-Aug-13 19:43:37

my springers called Aoife pronounced Ee-fa. Not met any others in the S.E but prob v common in ireland

IsisOhIsis Fri 09-Aug-13 19:46:20

Thecat grin "has anyone seen Thecat?"

IsisOhIsis Fri 09-Aug-13 19:47:08

Also Serpras. Don't know if that's spelt correctly, but its one of the hounds that guards the gates of hell.

GingerPCatt Fri 09-Aug-13 19:47:56

My parents had a dog named Lagniappe which is creole French for a little bit extra.

Minifingers Fri 09-Aug-13 19:48:43

My black Labrador is called Sidibongo.

HoneyDragon Fri 09-Aug-13 19:48:46

I haven't met another dog called Hullygully.

AilidhHarvey Fri 09-Aug-13 19:51:41

Isis Do you mean Cerberus? I have met one once, still want to use the name though. On something very small and fluffy. grin

CMOTDibbler Fri 09-Aug-13 19:57:22

Mine is Ozymandius grin

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