Pets

The difficulty of choosing a name

People at work are making fun of me because I have not yet chose a name for my new dog. I mean, I’ve only had him four days!

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As I mentioned, this is his third adoption. He’s previously had the names “Sarge” and “Shorty.” I hate both of those names.

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Initially, I liked the name “Tumble.” I still do, But a few more names have entered the running.

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Here are a few criteria.

  • I’d like to choose a name starting with a letter none of my pets have owned. So B, F, G, J, L, P, and S names are out.
  • I’d like to choose a name of no more than two syllables.
  • I don’t want any cutesy names like “D.O.G.” or “K-9.” And no fluffy names.

Surely, that leaves a few names for consideration? (Ones crossed off don’t meet criteria, bolds are my favorites.)

  • Aiko
  • Airic
  • Allegro
  • Amur (a-Moor)
  • Asher
  • Archer
  • Argyle
  • Aran
  • Cable
  • Cayo – Spanish, “happy” – celtic for “dark”
  • Charge (suggestion from picture, rhymes with previous name)
  • Charger
  • Charm
  • Chrome
  • Cort
  • Dali
  • Dart
  • Dye
  • Flitwick
  • Frey
  • Frick
  • Gaston
  • Glaze
  • Gigolo
  • Gunnar
  • Heath
  • Hiyu
  • Huck (to go with Finn)
  • Hyak
  • Keane
  • Kuro
  • Ledger
  • Madras
  • Marlowe
  • Neville
  • O’Malley (suggestion after having met him)
  • Parker (suggestion from picture)
  • Ply
  • Remus
  • Ripple
  • Rowdy (named for fictional dog, like Finn)
  • Rush
  • Sawyer (to go with Finn)
  • Sebastian
  • Sirrius
  • Strut
  • Takei
  • Tint
  • Trail
  • Tumble
  • Wiley

With this huge list to choose from, I think I’m going to ponder this a little longer. After all… it took me two weeks to name Sean, and look how well he turned out!

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