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Naming the shih tzu puppy

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luluskiptotheloo Mon 21-Nov-16 08:42:33

We cannot agree on a name for the puppy we are getting in a few weeks. DD13 has decided he shall be called Pickles but we aren't sure, I think it could work as Pickle.
I like the name Ralph.
DH says he isn't going to shout " pickles" in the park.

what do you think?

MollyHuaCha Mon 21-Nov-16 08:59:14


paddypants13 Mon 21-Nov-16 09:04:55

YABU op. I will obviously need a photo before I can advise. grin

The name Ziggy comes to mind, I don't know why.

luluskiptotheloo Mon 21-Nov-16 10:02:47

Molly Is that a vote for Ralph then?

luluskiptotheloo Mon 21-Nov-16 10:03:48

Ziggy was on our original list but DD hated it.

MollyHuaCha Mon 21-Nov-16 10:22:49

Ralph, love it. Pickles is a cute puppy name, but at some point Pickles progresses to the park, chasing his ball, at which point 'Here Ralph, good boy Ralph!' sounds to me better than 'Here Pickles, good boy Pickles, Piiiiiiii-ckles, come baaaaaack!'

paddypants13 Mon 21-Nov-16 17:00:53

I think I prefer Ralph from your list op it's just I associate it with Judy Bloom's Forever

I didn't read your post properly the first time, sorry op.

luluskiptotheloo Mon 21-Nov-16 17:25:40

Thank you, still trying to convince dd that Pickles is a no. Think we may have to resort to bribery!

Ylvamoon Mon 21-Nov-16 21:22:55

Used to know a horse called Pickles- biggest backaroo I have ever known!

Stick with Ralph!!!

wowwee123 Mon 21-Nov-16 21:24:17

how about ralphie? been watching real housewifes of cheshire blush

luluskiptotheloo Tue 22-Nov-16 08:45:21

We also have Bertie and Dylan on the short list. Only problem is the short list keeps getting longer!

paddypants13 Tue 22-Nov-16 13:24:10

Bertie! Love it. It was the name of my first dog and he was just ace in every way.

Thewolfsjustapuppy Tue 22-Nov-16 13:57:01

We have a Bertie, she suits her name smile
What about Buzz? It was on my short list.

GizmoFrisby Tue 22-Nov-16 14:02:44

We have a shitzu x Lhasa apso. He's a gizmo. He really suits it. Lovely dogs.

Pughnichi Tue 22-Nov-16 19:41:12

We struggled naming our shih tzu too! Ralph is a fab name, here's a photo of our cutie Jasper .. (best cuddle dogs ever, he'd a living teddy bear and will do anything for a biscuit 😀) enjoy your new puppy xx

luluskiptotheloo Tue 22-Nov-16 20:00:28

Awww, Jasper is gorgeous. I still love the name Ralph but can't convince dd.

BratFarrarsPony Tue 22-Nov-16 20:01:18


maroda16 Tue 22-Nov-16 20:04:39

We have a shih tzu called Bert!!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 23-Nov-16 10:05:47

Ralph rocks OP ! 😄

luluskiptotheloo Wed 23-Nov-16 10:23:17

Thanks all. Decision made, its Ralph. It was harder than naming our daughter!

MollyHuaCha Wed 23-Nov-16 10:34:32

Yay! But how long before yr DD calls him Ralphy-Pickles...? 😄

luluskiptotheloo Wed 23-Nov-16 11:17:11

Thanks Molly, I'm sure she will mount a Pickles campaign.
She tried to get our Labrador to choose the name by writing the 2 choices on pieces of paper, putting them on the floor and seeing which he went to. Little did we know that dd had sellotaped a big tasty treat to the back of the one with Pickles written on it!

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