Rescue, names

(13 Posts)
keyboardjellyfish Wed 12-Sep-18 18:17:28

Looking at adopting a rescue pup aged 7 months, and thinking about names. The pup I've found is currently Roxy, and I really don't like it! But I don't want to make things confusing for her and will obviously stick with it if that's what's best. I don't want to go too far from her name as that would be too much, but would Rowan be ok? Or Rosie?

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sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 12-Sep-18 18:23:35

as long as the new same sounds like her old one, it should be fine. what about rolo? (thats my dd's favorite name at the mo anyway grin)

stayathomegardener Wed 12-Sep-18 18:30:56

I've found if the ending is kept the same DDog will still respond.
Mine is a Billy so a Y as well, he responds to puppy, baby, silly etc
Oh and Bacon...

So Foxy?

stayathomegardener Wed 12-Sep-18 18:31:39

We do need a photo, that would help.

TooOldForThisWhoCares Wed 12-Sep-18 18:33:24

We called our 7 month old (when we got her) something completely different from what she was previously called. She got it doesn't have to sound similar at all.

yiskasha Wed 12-Sep-18 18:54:18

We changed our rescues name to something that doesn't even sound like her original name and she picked up on it within about a week. 😊

Vallahalagonebutnotforgotten Wed 12-Sep-18 19:37:36

Dogs dont care a jot what they are called and if you change their name.

Make sure every time you say their new name they get a tasty treat they will learn it in hours


Icklepup Wed 12-Sep-18 19:40:06

Dogs pick up on a new name quickly.

tabulahrasa Wed 12-Sep-18 21:44:11

Some people advise changing rescue dogs names just routinely anyway, in case they’ve been told off using their name.

Make sure you can shout it clearly, I can’t with Rowan or Rosie tbh, but that might be my accent, lol

TropicPlunder Wed 12-Sep-18 23:04:23

My daughter decided to call our dog 'Tinkerbel' one day...just for the day as part of a pretend game. She dutifully answered to it, and also her actual name grin I think they pick up on other things we do when we call them, tone of voice, etc

DogInATent Thu 13-Sep-18 09:31:12

It doesn't really matter - they'll associate the new name with you very quickly.

Our rescue girl was taken in as a stray, so the name she'd had for the previous 7-8 years of her life was unknown, the name she'd been given at the shelter was only 2-3 weeks old, and she took to her new name in a couple of weeks.

Pick a name you like, that suits the dog, and that you'll not be embarrassed to shout in public.

CandidaAlbicans Thu 13-Sep-18 12:52:40

Of the 4 rescue dogs I've adopted only one kept his original name. Of the other 3, 1 was a stray so no idea of her history (and name, obviously), and I completely changed the names of the other 2. No issues at all.

CMOTDibbler Thu 13-Sep-18 12:55:50

I foster pups for a rescue and we often get to name them as they come in. They learn their new name very quickly, though I think its tone of voice mostly. Just repeat, repeat, repeat with lots of fuss and love

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