The Name Game



I love to name things, kids, pets, other peoples' kids and pets. So yes, I am currently busy naming a dog that hasn't even been born yet. We all have our hobbies.


My parents have a little prissy Yorkshire Terrier I named Lola for them because "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets." And of course our old man Bear was really KBHR which were the call letters for the radio station on Northern Exposure. What it was 1994?! Come on, it was clever.

Back in college I owned the world's stupidest dog, but he had a great name. In fact if it weren't for hubby's utter annoyance with that dog (whom I gave away to a family with a big yard because we just could not train him to use an inside voice) KBHR might have very well been Captain 2.0, new and improved. Really it's such a great name and it's been so many years I even brought it up as a possibility for a new puppy's name. See Captain could be Captain Morgan as in the rum or Captain Tony as in Tony Tarricino, the bar and the man famous with Buffett fans. And it is easy to yell, which is a must with a dog's name.

Anyway, it shouldn't surprise you to hear I have had 2 dog names picked out for quite some time. I wasn't even going to entertain other ideas for this non-existent dog. But did I mention my fascination with names yet?

Yeah, so, when Bre was about 3 years old we almost got a puppy. A friend's parents had labs that had a litter and oh how I wanted one. Hubby put his foot down in our 1000sq ft house and said no room for a second dog! About 2 months later we found out little Brooke was on her way and that put the kabosh on any further puppy cravings, as I was too busy naming an actual human. But in that brief window of possible puppy ownership I picked out what I still think is the perfect name for a lab puppy... Moose, especially if it's a chocolate lab puppy. Moose was Bre's imaginary friend at that point in time, sadly he left about the time she got a real live doll, um baby sister. Just think of the possibilities, Mr. Moose, could be M&M for short. And hello, chocolate Moose? Yeah, I kill myself with the clever!

Of course the other name that has been tossed around for quite some time is Pete. As in, for the love of Pete did he just pee on the floor again? And the beginnings of this blog "Who's Pete, and should I be worried?"

But now hubby has started getting in on the name game, which is a very good sign that he might actually like the new dog. His first suggestion was Sirius, for a black lab of course. Damn kid and her Harry Potter obsession. But again, killing you with the clever aren't we? Plus- Seriously he peed on the floor again? Okay, apparently we are obsessed by the thought of training a new puppy. The only problem here is that we really weren't going to get another black lab, as we are not trying to replace KBHR. But dude have you seen a black lab puppy? They are darn adorable, and seriously the name Sirius is really growing on me. Okay, I'll stop now.

Then hubby threw out Bullwinkle who is a moose. Which I also like for a chocolate lab name. And at one time we were considering getting a Labradoodle (lab and poodle mix) which we would've totally named Snickerdoodle, like the cookie. (Yes, yet one more non-existent pet I already named) A light yellow lab would be about the color of a snickerdoodle. And it sounds really cute in baby talk. Maybe not so much in the easy to yell department though.

So to recap...
Any color Lab Puppy Names:
Pete
Captain

Chocolate Lab Names:
Mr. Moose aka Moose aka M&M
Bullwinkle

Yellow Lab Names:
Snickerdoodle

Black Lab Names:
Sirius

At least we are covered no matter which puppy we pick out, we have names to choose from. So, now it's your turn, give me even more names to ponder over before I pick up my chocolate lab named Moose! The only requirement is that it has to be for a boy dog.

6 comments:

I had a rott named Moose and later got a Dane (girl) named Natasha, as the counterpoint to Moose.

Love the names!

May 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

I'm not soo good with dog names, but I once had a kitten I named Jenny-fur.

May 20, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

I would obsess just like that.

Our beagles are Buddy and Beaux. Buddy was a rescue dog and was named Toby when we got him--but so was the dog next door. So we picked a name that sounded a lot like Toby when you called him, but wasn't quite Toby.

May 21, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

You put more effort into naming your dog than I did naming my kids.

May 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

Moose and Natasha, nice pair Raven!

Jenny-fur is like hubby's obsession with naming a dog. Deeohgee You know DOG. Ha ha!

Jenn that's a whole 'nother challenge to rename an adopted dog.

Gramps I have a feeling the baby mama put some extra thought into naming the kids! LOL!

May 22, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

OMG OMG OMG, PETE! IT HAS TO BE PETE!!!

May 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

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