Dog names you never hear these days.

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hiredandsqueak Sun 13-Sep-20 13:28:19

I took Bella out this morning and got to thinking that dog names seem to have trends much like baby names do. So after seeing Poppy, Alfie, Colin, Archie and another Bella I tried to remember the dog's names from my childhood and can't remember hearing them for years.
So does anybody know a Shep, Beauty, Benjy or Blackie now? What other names do you remember from years ago?

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FishPalace Sun 13-Sep-20 13:30:14

Well, the obvious one that comes to mind is a racial slur, which was used depressingly often for dogs. See the Dambusters' dog gravestone controversy this year.

SwanShaped Sun 13-Sep-20 13:32:38

Fidow

SwanShaped Sun 13-Sep-20 13:32:51

Fido

FippertyGibbett Sun 13-Sep-20 13:33:46

Patch. Usually had a patch of colour over one eye.

EsmeShelby Sun 13-Sep-20 13:34:40

Brandy, Whisky, Sherry, Jock, Hector Towser. All Westies

schnubbins Sun 13-Sep-20 13:35:11

Rover
Sandy
Spot

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hiredandsqueak Sun 13-Sep-20 13:37:46

Fido and Patch yes I remember them and Rover. My Dad's dog, a pointer, was Shiloh which was as uncommon then as it is no doubt now and my Gran's dog, a corgi, was Ginny.

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vanillandhoney Sun 13-Sep-20 13:38:02

Rover
Spot
Fido
Jock
Mack
Patch

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Sun 13-Sep-20 14:23:22

Ben. When I was a kid various male dogs round here were called Ben. I never knew a single dog called Rover or Fido. I did once meet a Spot, but the owner was a non-English speaker and the dog was brindled.

I do know a dog called Mac, though.

Currently popular names are Buddy and Dolly. I've also come across several called Rose/Rosie and another couple called Merlot.

muckandnettles Sun 13-Sep-20 15:00:59

I met a lovely dog called Rex today which I thought was a nice old type name.

RedRiverHog Sun 13-Sep-20 15:03:47

Lady
Rex
Shep
Lucky

LadyCatStark Sun 13-Sep-20 15:25:20

Every bloody dog I’ve come across for the past few years is called Lola.

moosemama Sun 13-Sep-20 16:00:18

Trixie, Shandy and Brandy were favourites where I grew up in the 70’s. My grandparents called every dog they owned Lucky. confused

catwithflowers Sun 13-Sep-20 16:04:21

Ahhh I had a Shandy when I was little (in the sixties). My gran had a dog shaped pyjama case called Michelle which I always found very odd 😂😂😂

TroysMammy Sun 13-Sep-20 16:09:15

Bob
Bruno
Prince
Tiny
Pepe
Pepsi
Cindy
And a dribbly black Labrador that stole my cousin's knickers from the wash basket (he was a neighbour's dog) Falcon.

LightDrizzle Sun 13-Sep-20 16:10:35

Scamp
Bonny
Patch
Whiskey
Prince
Rex
Spot
Blackie
Jack
Dusty
Lady
Ben
Roger
Bess
Lucky
Max

Grandma’s welsh corgi was called Olwyn.

DramaAlpaca Sun 13-Sep-20 16:10:54

The only Rover I know is a cat grin

MrsWooster Sun 13-Sep-20 16:11:18

All Yorkshire terriers used to be called Suki-my sister and I grew up thinking they were called SukiDogs

Katinthedoghouse Sun 13-Sep-20 16:11:32

Rusty

TeenTraumaTrials Sun 13-Sep-20 16:13:17

There is a Benji up the road from us and also used to be a Trixie on our street

LightDrizzle Sun 13-Sep-20 16:14:06

and Flash

IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere Sun 13-Sep-20 16:15:22

Bob
Judy
Sam
Prince
Snowy
Bess
Jack
Scamp/Scampy
Sooty

We rehomed a husky with typical husky markings but he has a large black patch on his tongue and my husband wanted to call him Spot!

wonkytonkwoman Sun 13-Sep-20 16:15:24

Rex

Sunnydaysstillhere Sun 13-Sep-20 16:15:39

My dgm's ddog had a unique name. ...
Nameless!!
He was a stray she was adamant wasn't staying...
For 13 years he was Nameless!!. Her other ddog was Sheba.

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