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What would be a very WASPy name for a dog?

Asked by weeveeship (4390 points ) October 9th, 2010

The dog here is a fictitious husky.

Prefer names that sound prestigious but kind of cute.

Please no Eskimo/Inuit names for purposes of the story. Won’t go into details here… (Though I think that such a name would be great for a real husky.)

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lillycoyote's avatar

Rupert. That seems kind of WASPy, slightly prestigious but still kind of cute.

These kind of questions only work, I think, when a whole lot of people throw stuff at the problem and something that someone throws eventually hits the target. If you don’t like this answer someone will, hopefully, eventually throw one at you that you do like.

wenn's avatar

Reginald Chester Winsworth, millionaire.

crisw's avatar

From this discussion (plenty more in the thread!):

Alderson
Applegate
Atterbury
Barnett
Bidwell
Culverwell
Cuthbertson
Dearson
Dowthwaite
Edgecombe
Faircliff
Gladwell
Grinham
Hunsley
Illingworth
Jennison
Leatherwood
Luxford
Mewbourn
Mounce
Nancarrow
Northmore
Ovington
Pemberton
Plumridge
Prewitt
Risdon
Rossiter
Ruscombe
Skipworth
Styles
Twyford
Vinicombe
Chilcott
Dimbleby
Merton
Spencer
Pakenham
Smithson
Harrison
Harris
Hoarybottom
Dundersfield
Longworth

lillycoyote's avatar

@crisw Jeez, now I’m leaning a bit toward Styles. Hoarybottom is amusing but I think it would get pretty damn old, pretty damn quick; with having to call after the little creature, over and over again, more than a few times a day.

MissAnthrope's avatar

You didn’t specify if the dog is male or female, sooo…

M: Duke, Baron, Grover, Ritz, Sydney, Neville, Chauncey, Chester, Winston.
F: Zoey, Pearl, Duchess, Sydney, Bella/Belle.

And just cause I think I’m exceedingly clever, Vespa.

SamIAm's avatar

Grinham Rupert Longworth the Third (gotta say it in the voice though, you know, that voice)
oo, Charlesworth can be substituted too!

lillycoyote's avatar

@MissAnthrope I’m not saying you aren’t exceedingly clever, you most certainly are, but does Vespa qualify as a WASPy name? Great name for a dog, but Vespas are Italian, aren’t they? Please, correct me if I’m wrong. I know next to nothing, and even less on weekends.

ipso's avatar

re Vespa

I am in awe of the great names so far.

I like Rupert, or Warren, or one of the other Billionaires.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Vespa means ‘wasp’ in Italian.

@ipso – Hahaha, perfect!

lillycoyote's avatar

@MissAnthrope LOL. My bad. You are exceedingly clever! :-)

FutureMemory's avatar

Witherspoon.

ipso's avatar

@MissAnthrope – you.. constantly amaze me.

Other thoughts that I have to purge:

The dog’s name in the movie L’Avventura (1960) is Cozimo.

And this and this.

My sister is very WASPy, and lives in Beverly Hills. Her dog is Hubble (looks like Asta).

diavolobella's avatar

@FutureMemory LOVE Witherspoon. That’s great.

augustlan's avatar

Colonel.

LostInParadise's avatar

Randolph
Heathcliff
Warren
Standish
Clementine (if female)
Russel
Wadlington
Smedley
Nigel

downtide's avatar

I love the idea of adding “The Third” or something like that at the end.

Sebastian Barkworth the Third.

BarnacleBill's avatar

A husky’s not exactly a WASPy breed of dog. Buck, a literary reference to Call of the Wild. Or Jack London. If they’re liberal leaning WASPs, and the dog is female, Palin.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Maxwell.

flutherother's avatar

F. I. D’eaux

GeorgeGee's avatar

I think the name Preston would be best. It’s not only a great waspy name, it’s also a reference to the 1950’s television program “Sargent Preston of the Yukon,” who famously had a husky named Yukon King.

diavolobella's avatar

I’m combining some of the previous answers: Colonel Standish Witherspoon, III

GeorgeGee's avatar

That would be a good name for a whippet, but not a husky.
http://www.jphpk.gov.my/English/whippet.jpg

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