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Please HELP name our new PUPPY (w/pics)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Please help! We need some fresh ideas in naming our new puppy. emoticon

I took me 5 years to get this 8 week old puppy. I had time to think of a name...but I didn't. emoticon

I have been working on my DH to get a puppy for 5 years. It was always one excuse after another. First it was...wait till DD is 8 years old...she is now 13. Then it was...wait till DS is 8...he is now 10. Two years ago I enlisted the kids in begging for a puppy with me. A little over a year ago DH finally said yes, IF HE could pick the breed. OK dear. emoticon

You are now saying, "wow, I am glad these two people found each other, that way, they are not screwing up two other people's lives." emoticon

It took months for him to research every dog book and the internet. He decided on an Australian Terrier. Last fall he searched and found one...we went to go meet him...he was deaf. So he wasn't sure about that. It took me 2 weeks to talk him into it...we went back to adopt him...and he was gone. So the search began again. Then right after Thanksgiving last year, DH fell out of a tree, breaking his @ss and shoulder...he is still not puppy search come to a stop. In January he thought he was well enough to start the puppy search again. He finally found she is...the newest member of our family...a female Blue & Tan Australian Terrier...when she is older, she will lose some of her black...and develop a scruffy mane around her face...full grown, she will be slightly larger than our cat...

We need some help in choosing a name...2 names...a first and middle.

There are some names OFF LIMITS...former pets or other family member's pets:

Cocaine (really...Teflon Steve's white cat)
Charlie Brown
Lolita Monroe
Pepper Ann

And our current pet cat:
Theo Doorman

For the puppy my DS likes girl names:


My DD likes names:

Tazzie (Tasmania)

My DH likes Australian names:

Brizzie (Brisbane)

I like clever names:

Ms. DeMeanor
De O'Gee
Dandy Lion (when she is older, she will have a lion-like mane)

Any suggestions? We are leaning toward Sydney for a first name...but we need a middle name too. What do you think?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PROVERBS31JULIA 4/17/2012 12:06PM

    Wow, she looks like a miniature version of our dog (and ours was a hand-me-down from an elderly lady who was a friend of my mother-in-law and both women have since passed away, and this lady had gotten it from the pound from another couple who had to move to nursing home and couldn't care for the dog, etc). Ours is larger than out cat, but still only about 18 pounds, stands about knee high on me. Her name is Angel. But seeing as you've been to Australia and you were leaning towards Sydney, that's cute, and maybe the middle name ? does she need a middle name?? could also be something Aussie, like, IDK, maybe like "Sheila" or Queen(ie) Sydney... heh. We had a friend in Kansas who met & married a gal from Australia and her name was Nicole. But he's now married to Hilary. Which I think is a Hilarious name!!! I don't know the personality of your little pup - doubtless will change as she gets older and maybe it won't be so hilarious at first, especially the first time she chews up all your favorite clothing, furniture, etc so doubtless need to keep some chew toys around while she is growing into her adult teeth.

Oh and I hadn't seen the De O'Gee like that but we did know another "DeeOhGee" and his sibling "CeeAyyTee". haha.

what other cities are there in Australia? Dawson. Brisbane. Percy. Opal! hey that would be cute too, beautiful stone and they mine it in Australia.

Oh well, I can't even think of a new name to change my SP name to, what makes me think I can help with a dog name!!

(and we had similar pet names too - we had a cat named Diesel. another cat name Bullet, both long gone. We've had dogs named Jethro, Sharita, Princess Licorice Magnolia Jasmine - "Candy" for short... can't remember the other dogs right now.)

Have fun!

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BIGBROTHER323 4/17/2012 11:50AM

    Thanks! Good Read! Leadership is influence whether asked for or not! ; D

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CRYMENIA 3/4/2012 10:13PM

    Just saw where you picked Sydney for the lil' cutie! I was going to suggest Sasha. Best of luck to you and the most adorable dog ever!

Comment edited on: 3/4/2012 10:30:45 PM

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DABLUECAT 3/2/2012 8:33PM


>A cousin had a dog that she named Deefer. I asked if it was short for Diefenbaker and she said not D for Dog!

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GOIN4GR8 3/2/2012 8:17PM

    I like Ozzie. :-)

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YOURENERGY 3/2/2012 3:34PM

  Your puppy is adorable!

I once had a "Taz" but it was short for "Razzamatazz".

I love De O'Gee - it took me a second to get it, but somehow that just makes it a little better. But I'm not sure how I would feel about standing the the backyard calling "De O'Gee, c'mon. Here De O'Gee"....

I always had huge dogs growing up, but we recently got our first small one - full grown and slightly smaller than the cat. I found the book "Little Dogs: Training your pint sized companion" by Deborah Wood to be useful if you were used to larger dogs before. It's not so much about small dogs being different as about people treating small dogs differently, which can sometimes lead to behavior problems big and small. If you can get it from the library I'd recommend it.

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PICKIE98 3/2/2012 2:56PM

    I love dandylion too, ,sydney is like calling a dachshound doxie.. so cliche`..

How about "Ruff" like Dennis the Menace's dog?
Our cousin had a cockapoo for years ,, her name was Wagger, but they called her "Rags" She had the lion like mane too,, almost the same coloring too..

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JUDITHANNIE 2/25/2012 10:04PM

  We hadthe same breed years ago and we named her Heidi but she didn't like our son so we gave her to another lady who also had one and she said they need a companion...she was a cutie though. Good luck with your name. Judy emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 2/25/2012 12:32PM

    I like Sydney Roo using Ronosof's ideas about Roo. Or Sheila Roo.

She is SO cute...congrats!

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DFROMTX 2/25/2012 11:19AM

    She is Precious! How about Precious Sydney? You could call her "Sydney" for short.

Let us know about the name & post pictures for us to see.

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COMPUCATHY 2/25/2012 11:00AM

    Loved the pics! She is SO cute! I don't have a name recommendation, but I do have a book recommendation. I just got this at half-price books and wish I would have had it and used it when Mia was younger...but I am using it now. "The Love That Dog Training Program" by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz and Larry Kay. I think that, if DH was that apprehensive about getting a puppy, he will like it a lot more if it is well trained. I'm really working on Mia's training now...and it's a fun bonding time. Good luck with the names...can't wait to hear what you pick out! Spark on! emoticon

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MSPRIS3 2/22/2012 8:57PM

    I like Brizzie.

Such a cutie!!!

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FT4EVR 2/21/2012 5:59PM

    Sydney is adorable!

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IGSBETH 2/21/2012 3:06PM

    Sooooo cute!

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IMMAXSGIRL 2/20/2012 11:49PM

    I like Dandy Lion!! Congratulations on finally getting your little puppy!!

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ELSCO55 2/20/2012 9:56PM

    What a cutie. Can't wait to see what names you pick for her.

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RONOSOF 2/20/2012 7:57PM

    How cute is she ? How about "Roo?" It captures Australia and the her smallness. Also the Pooh charachter, Roo, is energetic and sweet. Lastly, the book, The Hunger Games,which is a phenomena, has a fiesty small girl named Roo.

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OLDERDANDRT 2/20/2012 6:32PM

    Don't the Aussies call females "Sheila's"? That's a possible one! Maybe you could work it in with Tazzie or Sydney??? She's a real cutie! I hope you ALL will be happy with your newest family member!!! emoticon

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KELLEEH 2/20/2012 4:53PM

    What a cute puppy! When my mom got a new dog and was trying to decide on a name, I had her "audition" each name with the puppy. The name the puppy responded to best was the name she chose (cricket). Maybe you could try that!

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AALIYANA01 2/20/2012 2:44PM

    de o'gee. thats CLEVER. I might have to steal that when we get a puppy

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GREGORYCOLE 2/20/2012 2:42PM

    Thud! Name her THUD! :D

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LYNMEINDERS 2/20/2012 2:39PM

    Oh...she is so so all puppies are....

I like dandy-lion however and addition to your list could be Terri- Mae!!!!
I think she would suit that

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JOANIEBUG46 2/20/2012 2:39PM

    Sorry, but Dandy Lion is my pick. I love puns and DANDY is a perfect name for a perfect little pooch!!
BTW -- this puppy is absolutely adorable and I'm in love! emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 2/20/2012 2:29PM

    He is so cute!

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AMBERNICHOLE3 2/20/2012 2:13PM


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MISSFORTE 2/20/2012 2:00PM

    How about Sidney Dane lion? it's cute!

and congrats sorry a day late

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/20/2012 1:58PM

    Hi Sydney :)

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BABYSTEPS84 2/20/2012 1:14PM

    I'm glad Sydney was my vote as I read along!
SOOOOO CUTE! Congrats!
And Roo is cute, goes with the Aussie, and it brings in a little Winnie The Pooh.
Thanks for the smiles!

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MINANCY 2/20/2012 7:13AM

    Very cute. I like "Sydney dan-di-lion"

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LITTLELADYHOPE 2/20/2012 12:41AM

    Tazzie and Dandy Lion are my votes!

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46SHADOW 2/19/2012 9:50PM

    Very cute! Congratulations. Sydney is a great name!

Comment edited on: 2/19/2012 9:53:42 PM

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PONYFARMER 2/19/2012 9:38PM

    Well I don't want to point out the obvious here, but is your hunny bunches of oats, the one with the broken a$$ a wee bit controlling? Just sayin

I am happy for you and the kids, sad that you all had to wait this long, but very cute little puppy. I too like the name Sydney, there are a million dogs (worked as a vet tech for years) with the name Dee-Oh-Gee, and I also like the name Dandy Lion really the best as most inventive, and out of the ordinary.

Keep the puppy pics coming, we/I will be excited to see how she changes as she grows.

You my friend may be the most patient wife in the history of getting married and living with another person of the opposite sex. You deserve a medal.


Could not find a medal, hope a trophy will do.

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LALMEIDA 2/19/2012 9:00PM

  I like Sydney out of the names you picked. I also like dandi lion. The dog is adorable! You could always name her Sydney Kay (Kay short for kangaroo).

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    lots of great suggestions, kinda looks like a pepper to me.

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BIGBROTHER323 2/19/2012 8:04PM

    We just went through naming our puppy, which was also 5 years in the wife and I divorced and remarried first!

His name is Max, but I secretly call him Maxwell!

Here are names that we didn't chose. Although I liked some better. Buddy, Bullet, Chase, Baxter, Butler, Sammy....

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/19/2012 7:45PM

    In sticking with the Aussie names how about Sheila (as in female kangaroo) and middle name Roo (as in see previous info )

Just a thought.

She is a cutie though, whatever you name her.

Let us know what you end up naming her.

Comment edited on: 2/19/2012 7:45:36 PM

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DAS92687 2/19/2012 7:10PM

    I like Ozzie.
She is such a cutie :-)

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JOEYSGIRL71 2/19/2012 6:13PM

    I like Dee O'Gee.
Very Cute!!

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AHAPPYLIFE 2/19/2012 5:00PM

    I love Dandy Lion - really, go with this!

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BLACKBIRDSING 2/19/2012 4:49PM

    She's adorable! I'm surely no help, my cat's name is Fred. I prefer human names not typically found on pets :)

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RUARUGBYNUT2 2/19/2012 4:27PM

    Hi Trish

How about Sydney Ella


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NANCYLRAGS 2/19/2012 4:17PM

    Sydney fits. What a cutie! Good luck!

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JUICENUT 2/19/2012 4:11PM


Gender: Female>Origin: Australian
The Australian name Kylie means - curled stick; boomerang


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GRACEGREEN13 2/19/2012 3:34PM

    I like Ozzie....he just looks like an Ozzie : )

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TXGRANDMA 2/19/2012 3:07PM

    She is so cute! I like Sydney for sure, how about a compromise? Since some of you like Sydney, then the others of you should be able to pick the "middle" name! emoticon

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    She is very cute!
I like your dd's idea of Cinnamon.
...How about Cinnamon Spice.

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WALLAHALLA 2/19/2012 2:51PM

    I like Ponce de Leon, (play on words for a playful pouncing lion) but Sydney de Leon would work just as well. Naming pets is SO much fun! Enjoy those baby days, they disappear all to fast.

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    I like Cinnamon. How about Cinnamon Sugar? Also like Dandy Lion.


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DESIDERATA~GIRL 2/19/2012 2:40PM

    If she was a boy, I would say Scottie! Something like Rosie would be good.

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