Dog name - that either isn’t a person name, or is a very unusual person name?

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Dogname Fri 04-Oct-19 08:24:35

Picking up our dog soon and can’t think of a name!

I prefer dog names that either aren’t people names - or are very unlikely people names.

So far I like:

But not feel quite perfect.

Anyone want to give me some suggestions?

My kids like all names from kids’ movies they’ve seen or books they’ve read! So any unusual names that come from kids’ books (hence Pippi) or just any suggestions really! Would be so helpful!

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Dogname Fri 04-Oct-19 08:56:02

Any suggestions?

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Pomegranatemolasses Fri 04-Oct-19 08:57:41

We’ve got a Bonzo.

FLOrenze Fri 04-Oct-19 09:26:18


motherofdoodles Fri 04-Oct-19 09:46:32

We've got a Sherlock

albird Fri 04-Oct-19 10:27:29

We have a Cody - from a star wars character apparently!

TheSpottedZebra Fri 04-Oct-19 10:28:59



DeborahAnnabelToo Fri 04-Oct-19 10:30:24


mummmy2017 Fri 04-Oct-19 10:32:01

Dee fer
D for Dog.

Mesmeri Fri 04-Oct-19 10:32:07

Basingstoke. I like place names for dogs.

Mesmeri Fri 04-Oct-19 10:33:43

Except Basingstoke's a bit long to shout across the park.

embarrassedabout Fri 04-Oct-19 10:34:28

Is it a girl or boy?

Hoppinggreen Fri 04-Oct-19 10:35:46

We have a Bert, I know it’s a people name but not one you hear much

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 04-Oct-19 10:35:59

Dennis (Dennis’ are dying out apparently so definitely comes under unlikely)

elQuintoConyo Fri 04-Oct-19 10:37:17

Dogs i have met over the years:

Onion, Gravy and Pencil (sausage dog brothers)
Bourbon (after Spanish royalty)
Mesopotamia, Messy for short
Piddles (JRT)
Hoover (cos you don't need one with a dog)
Noodle (the poodle)
Magenta (technically a name...)

Swimbikerunmummy Fri 04-Oct-19 10:38:27

We've got a Kipper

embarrassedabout Fri 04-Oct-19 10:38:41

This is my kids dog name ideas list....just realised one name is on there twice.
(I'm sure they won't mind me sharing).

albus55 Fri 04-Oct-19 10:40:07

We have a Cedric and Albus - Harry Potter characters!

MaitlandGirl Fri 04-Oct-19 10:41:54

We’ve got a Franklin and will be getting a Nero soon.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 04-Oct-19 10:44:08

elQuintoConyo Love the thought of someone yelling Caravaggio, Piddles or Chicken at the top of their lungs as said dog runs off over the horizon grin

CMOTDibbler Fri 04-Oct-19 10:44:14

One of mine has the name of a king mentioned in the old testament, and the other is from a victorian poem (and son of a great warrior). It confuses people!

The cats are physicists and a historical programmer

DeborahAnnabelToo Fri 04-Oct-19 10:44:18

Love the sausage dog names!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 04-Oct-19 10:46:25

CMOT mine is named after a popular milky coffee, because I dropped some coffee on her head during our first cuddle & Nescafe didn’t have the same ring to it wink

juicyjuicymangoes Fri 04-Oct-19 10:54:48


Ridusofyourstupidity Fri 04-Oct-19 11:32:54


Mine was called ‘Bay’, that would work for short!

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