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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 100%...so puppy search come to a stop. In January he thought he was well enough to start the puppy search again. He finally found one...here 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:

Sheba
King
Honey
Spot
Nicholas
Shaggy
Muffy
Flurrie
Dusty
Diesel
Turbo
Crusher
Bullet
Ace
Rocky
Cocaine (really...Teflon Steve's white cat)
Boss
Shadow
Salem
Charlie Brown
Lolita Monroe
Pepper Ann

And our current pet cat:
Theo Doorman




For the puppy my DS likes girl names:

Sydney
Dori


My DD likes names:

Tazzie (Tasmania)
Cinnamon


My DH likes Australian names:

Brizzie (Brisbane)
Ozzie
Sydney


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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  • v MOMTONOAH
    She is so cute! I like people names for dogs. How about Sydney Lou??
    1561 days ago
  • v SWEETSOUNDS11
    How about Roo as a middle name as in Kangaroo or Roo from Winnie the Pooh? Sidney Roo She is adorable. Best of luck with her.
    1561 days ago
  • v CAROLJ35
    Lala for first name, someone else chose middle name.
    1561 days ago
  • v MOSTMOM1
    Well, I guess since it's a girl, Crazy Steve is out of the question. Would've been good though...
    1561 days ago
  • v DAVEYSHADOW
    I see Shadow is off limits, that was our dog's name. What about Nala from the Lion King? emoticon I am so jealous though. I miss my dog so much, but at the moment our lives just would not suit having a dog and caring for it properly so we are waiting
    1561 days ago
  • v TINKFAN2
    She is so sweet. I was actually looking at puppies this morning.

    Sydney Sue.
    Sweet Sydney.

    1561 days ago
  • v REDROSEMARIE
    How about Lucky!
    1561 days ago
  • v 1TRULYBLESSED
    Awwww.... we used to have 2 Australian Terriers (sisters) when I was a teen. Their names were Pixie & Scamp, so there's 2 more ideas to add to your list!
    1561 days ago
  • v CHRISKENANDKIDS
    I love Sydney but am at a total loss for a middle name. We have a Scrappy here. He's a Silky Terrier so he looks like a Yorkie but he's a lot bigger. We also just got a mini long-haired dachshund named Daisy. She's an attention hogging princess. Scrappy just tolerates her because she bugs the crap out of him. Good luck. She's beautiful!
    1561 days ago
  • v STOPPIGGINGOUT
    She's so cute! I like people names for pets. I'm thinking she looks like a Maggie?
    1561 days ago
  • v TRULYVISIBLE
    Dandy Lion is a very cute name especially when you say she will have a mane like a lion. I also like the name Dori. Very cute pup, have years of fun and enjoyment from her.

    I just read another comment where she suggested Sydney Dandy Lion. That is very cute and I change my vote for that one.
    1561 days ago
  • v TEXASFILLY
    Awww~ Trish, she is beautiful! I vote for Bella Blue~ what an sweet li'l dog. *hugs* BB~
    1561 days ago
  • v GOING-STRONG
    That is one cute dog!! I go for simple stuff... Lily
    1561 days ago
  • v RICOCHETBEAR
    being that the dog is an australian breed I kinda like

    Kiah - from the beautiful place

    Arana - means moon

    Amarina - Aboriginal word for rain

    but if you want just a name

    Khalua

    good luck on your hunt for a name


    1561 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2012 10:40:26 AM
  • v HDHAWK
    Sydney is cute. I wanted to name my pup Lilly, but she ended up being Ellie.
    She's adorable!
    1561 days ago
  • v ADVENTURESEEKER
    Ruffles
    Nutmeg

    Just a couple of thoughts! I've always wanted to name a dog Ruffles, however I don't have one yet! :)
    1561 days ago
  • v GIRLSEEKSTRIBE
    I want to throw in a vote for the name someone else suggested, Sydney Jillaroo.

    Personally I think Puppy names are best given after you've had a day or two to get to know the puppy's personality. When we got our Shih-Tzu puppy, we had thought of a lot of names relating to something Chinese/Asian, like Geisha and Michiko. None of them grabbed us for some reason though; the puppy had a marking on her face that sort of looked like a Butterfly, so we wanted that to be her middle name and we finally decided on Luna to match our other dog, Lily (both L's). But after having her home with us a while, we quickly realized Butterfly didn't suit her at all. She also resembles a little lion and has a personality to match, so we changed her name to Luna Lionheart. Fits her wonderfully.

    So, you may change your mind once you get to know her. But Jillaroo is just adorable and Sydney is a great name to be able to call out - you want something kind of short, no more than two syllables, when you call her to come to you.
    1561 days ago
  • v ROCKMAN6797
    Great blog and congratulations on owning one of the cutest dogs I have seen today :) I vote for Down Sydney!
    1561 days ago
  • v GINA180847
    What a lot of fuss about a puppy. I favor Sydney Dandy Lion myself. Recently we went into the desert for a walk and lo and behold there was a tiny puppy starving, dehydrated, with mange, fleas, tics and worms. It took a bit of money and time to fix him up and like you I needed the hubby to okay keeping him. He named him Hobo and now he is driving us crazy. He is clean but he harasses our older shepherd/collie cross and no shoe is safe around him. The messes are monumental and he keeps us exercised just to stop his need. This little guy has the best self-esteem ever and thank God he loves his crate or we would have no peace at all.
    1561 days ago
  • v CHEETARA79
    My sister's cat is named Sydney Poopsicle Peabody. Provided you don't know my sister, you could take that name!

    I like the name Foofers myself.
    1561 days ago
  • v RHONDALYN10
    What a cutie! Have a great time! Can't wait to hear what you decide. I like Sydney....maybe Sydney Roo.
    1561 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    From the land of first impressions (even before I read the off-limits list) - Scrappy
    1561 days ago
  • v DEBLYNN323
    OMG...so cute. She looks like she's going to be fiesty one.

    I like Sydney and Ms. DeMeanor...have fun!
    1561 days ago
  • v RUBYEAGLE134
    How about Sydney Dandy Lion? Who says a dog can't have two middle names?

    My dogs' (I have 5) names are Mac (short for MacGyver, one of my favorite characters on TV back in the 90's), J-Pup (short for Joyce Pup as a neighbor gave her to us), Sassy (it just seemed to fit her), BOJ (short for Bundle Of Joy ~ this was a sarcastic attempt by mom, but it fit her) & Gabe or Gabey (short for Gabriel because he came to us like an angel).

    I used to have an Australian Terrier named Gizmo. He was red & just as feisty as redheads are purported to be.

    Good luck!
    1561 days ago
  • v LEVERB66
    Tito
    Pedey
    Pepper
    1561 days ago
  • v MRS_EVA_K
    Poochie Leona If she's going to be lion like when she gets older. But to combine 2 you have I like Cinnamon De O'gee
    1561 days ago
  • v JENNYR0506
    Don't know if this helps but: when I looked at photos of adult Australian Terriers most still had a black "saddle" on their backs. It reminded me of cowboys, which are still quite common in Australia. Girl "cowboys" in Australia are called Jillaroos. Just thought that was a cute name/word from Australia! Maybe she could be Cinnamon Jill or Sydney Jillaroo.

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    1561 days ago
  • v NERVOUSWRECKIAM
    The puppy is so cute! I recently acquired a new puppy. We named him Hondo. After a character John Wayne played. Plus it is a twist on Honda (our motorcycles are Hondas). Who is your favorite male actor? Any favorite tv or movie character he played? Just an idea.
    1561 days ago
  • v GNABNSHAPE
    I have to agree with PATTYSPENCER I like Kiah because it's the name of one of our dogs. emoticon
    1561 days ago
  • v BUSYGRANNY5
    What a great story and cute puppy! It'd be cool if you could mix the names your son and daughter came up with!! Have fun choosing the perfect name!!!
    1561 days ago
  • v ME_FIRST
    What an adorable puppy. Picking a name for a new pet is fun. When you hear think of the name that suits her personality, you'll know. I really like Dandy Lion. Sydney is nice too. Hope you have many years of fun with this little cutie.

    Yvonne

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    1561 days ago
  • v PATTYSPENCER
    Cute - cute - cute!! I can only think of 1 name - Mozzie - which is Australian slang for mosquito or Kiah which is slang for "a beautiful place"
    1561 days ago
  • v NCSUE0514
    She's really cute!
    Maybe you could just see over the next few days if she doesn't somehow answer the question for you - sometimes the name jumps out for me if I just wait a bit!
    1561 days ago
  • v CAT609
    Not sure, will think on it. Too cute though! emoticon
    1561 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Sorry I have no suggestions but the puppy is a cutie!
    1561 days ago
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