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What would you name my new shelter dog?

Asked by BoBo1946 (15285points) June 22nd, 2010

Her pic is my avatar. The shelter called her Blondie. She is very calm and smart. We had a wonderful afternoon together!

Please submit your name!

Thank you very much!

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BoBo1946's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir i like that….or just Bo!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@BoBo1946 Yeah, I like that too.

BoBo1946's avatar

Tjune…very interesting..like that too!

Aethelwine's avatar

What’s wrong with Blondie? I like it. ;)

BoBo1946's avatar

@jonsblond lmao….touche my friend!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Also, you can name the dog Coconut!

Coloma's avatar

Wait a few days…as I did not do…with my new cat! haha

I named her Mia..but, then she became the lizard catching queen and I wished I had named her Lizzy.

No big whoop…but names tend to evolve with an animals personality and quirks.

She looks like a happy dog….wait and see how she blossoms over the next week or so, quirks that show up…..:-)

BoBo1946's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir now, that really hit a nerve…KoKo!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma loll..she is super…drove about 50 miles bringing her home. Never moved… just sit there like a queen. She has been SO good. I’m amazed at her.

BoBo1946's avatar

@aprilsimnel like that too…..classy name!

mangeons's avatar

I agree with @Simone_De_Beauvoir on the suggestion of Coconut, I love the name!

I also think the name Butterscotch would suit her as well!

I’m liking the food names today.

BoBo1946's avatar

@mangeons like that also..Butterscotch…

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’ve got to say that @jonsblond said it best. There’s nothing wrong with Blondie. Of course, if she is such a well behaved dog as you say, then you could call her Sweetie or Sweetie Pie.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I agree to wait a few days. She may reveal her name to you.

@Coloma no reason you can not rename the cat.

BoBo1946's avatar

@hawaii_jake it might stay that Jake…don’t know yet. Gosh, she is so calm and cool..she is laying under my feet now…

tinyfaery's avatar

She looks like a Lucy.

rebbel's avatar

@WestRiverrat ”@Coloma no reason you can not rename the cat.”
Yeah, it’s not as if cats listen to us anyway…

mangeons's avatar

Ooh, I love that name, @tinyfaery!

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

Awwww…hers a happy girl inspite of her traumas!

@WestRiverrat

Oh yes…actually I sometimes call her ‘Mia Lizzy’...but ya know…the original name always morphs into about 10 other ‘pet’ names. lol

One of the things that you miss when we lose a beloved pet…the loss of all those silly, sing song, nicknames and never saying them again. :-(

BoBo1946's avatar

@tinyfaery hey, really like that…had a Lucy years ago when the kids were small!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma yeah, would love to know her story! She is so well behaved, it makes me think, she got lost from her master.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Simone de Bouvier! : D

BoBo1946's avatar

@CaptainHarley yeah, but people around here would never be able to pronounce it!

BoBo1946's avatar

hey, everyone..she just went to the door and whined to go out…ummm..this is going to be fun!

rebbel's avatar

@BoBo1946
Never name her Mrs. Vanderbilt or such…, makes for very amazed looks on your neighbours when you have to search for her and calling her one night when she is lost.

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

You gotta watch the ‘Hachi’ movie with Richard Gere…the true stroy of an Akita that spent 9 years waiting at the train staiton in Japan for his deceased owner.

It’ll just kill you…of course it’s the american/hollywood version…but…look up Hachi ( Hatchiko ) on google!

Bless their little hearts!

BoBo1946's avatar

@rebbel oh no…that would not work! Think Blondie would run off…loll

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma is that out on DVD yet…got to see that one!

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946 Yes, just watched it a few weeks ago..very heartwarming!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma my kind of movie…

Cruiser's avatar

I like Breena for Sabrina. Breena would also be close to the sound and “pedantry” of Blondie which would help her in her transition! Give her a kiss for me!!

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

Let me guess…is she chow/golden or maybe husky mix?

BoBo1946's avatar

@Cruiser you gave me an idea…I love the show Bones…could name her Brennen!

So many good ones… will discuss it with my s/o! thank you everyone again..got to run!

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

You know..there are NO accidents!

My new kitty walked in and just took over the place…a quick study and it’s only been 5 weeks but it seems as if she has been here forever!

I think you picked a good one..with a little help from your intuition! ;-)

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma hey, they know lots of more than people give them credit for…;

don’t really know..chow…husky or even alaskian spitz..she has a body to die for…if she was a human, she would be in a beauty contest..

see you later…

TooBlue's avatar

How about Toto? It rhymes with BoBo!

CMaz's avatar

Bobo Jr.

faye's avatar

I vote for Caramel, Cara for short.

SundayKittens's avatar

I’m so happy for you and the pup!!!
Biscuit or Carol Channing.

john65pennington's avatar

Since she had no home and you picked her up at the shelter, how about LUCKY, since she is lucky you chose her?

IBERnineD's avatar

Saedy! Pronounced: Say-Dee

ETpro's avatar

I think the shelter had it right. My vote is Blondie.

Silhouette's avatar

Goldie? I really like Blondie, it fits her face.

Pandora's avatar

Oh, Silhouette just thought of the name I was thinking. The moment I saw her she looked like a Goldie.
One vote for Goldie. If she was lighter than Blondie would’ve been nice.
Saedy is also a pretty name for a dog. It would fit her as well.
Amber would also suit her.

She’s gorgeous @BoBo1946. I am sooooo happy for you and for her. :D Congrats on your new addition. She looks so happy.

partyparty's avatar

First of all…. I am sooooooooo happy you have found a new friend!! She will never replace Spunky. I know you will love her equally, but in different ways.
So my thoughts were she could be called Millie. I love that name. To shorten it you could just use the comand Mil which she would also answer to. I also like the name Jody. I am sure you know the reasons why.
You have made my day!!! Hope you have many, many happy days with her. She has certainly found a wonderful owner. <3

BoBo1946's avatar

thank you everyone…SO many good names to pick from…will decide when my s/o gets here this weekend!

actually, so many good names, i more confused now..loll..but, that is a good confused to have!

anietfeld's avatar

I like Keisha for pet name :)

BoBo1946's avatar

@anietfeld ahhh…like that also! Thank you!

CMaz's avatar

Found a good name…

Maria Conchita Alonso

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

Let us know! :-)

Years ago I had a pet rat I named ‘Nancy’ after a boss I hated….still makes me laugh, she never knew but everyone else did!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My female Golden was named Misha, the shortened form of Mikhail, for Baryshnikov and the male was named Rudy, as in Nureyev. (My girls a big fan of ballet.) Looking at your avatar, I thought she looks like royalty. Feel free to use that if you’d like.

Coloma's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe

Yes, she does look like a glamour dog…maybe Raquel or Marilyn…..lol

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Coloma I agree. She just looks so regal.

BoBo1946's avatar

loll..Maria Conchita Alonso!!!!!!!!!!! She would leave me!

Misha…that cool…

Nancy…ummm!!!

Coloma's avatar

Zsa Zsa or ( with her crazy hair ) Phyllis. lol

JLeslie's avatar

I like Zsa Zsa, or maybe Charo.

I like @tinyfaery also, Lucy sounds like a good name.

BoBo1946's avatar

funny how you read your question and see mistakes…the shelter called her Blondie! lmao…well, maybe, the people at the shelter called her Blondie!

Anyway, like all the names…well, Maria Conchita Alonso…ummm..no no no no and no! loll

JLeslie's avatar

Maybe Mica? Pronounced Mee-ca, like Mika Brezenski. If smeone asks you where you came up with the name you can say her formal name is Maria Conchita Alonso and you just took her initials and made a nickname out of it.

Coloma's avatar

My Mia was named ‘Speckles’ at the shelter…but, she learned her new name in no time, it’s only been 5 weeks and she learned her name in about 4 days!

I think they run out of names and just slap up anything to have a name. lol

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie

‘Charo’ hahahahahaha

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma There is a check out girl at my supermarket, she must be only 17 or 18, who is named Charo (it is on her name tag). I asked her if any of her friends know who Charo is, and she said, “no.” Of course old people like me always notice her name.

mangeons's avatar

Oh, what about the name Churro? :3

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie

Too funny…that woman is such a nut!

Coloma's avatar

Okay…here’s whats morphed in a few short weeks over this way with my guys ’ Mia & Gizmo.’
( Gizmo had his name for months so I have kept it, but don’t really like it, have modified it to ‘Gizzi’. or Giz. )

‘Mimi, Mima, funny honey, Giz the whiz….Mizmo…fizzmo…Momo…it’s really incredibly stupid…sooo, don’t stress….whatever you name her will morph about 10 times over and you will rarely actually call her the given name.

JLeslie's avatar

@Coloma coochie coochie :).

OpryLeigh's avatar

@Coloma My Staffy is called Zara but we call her Zsa Zsa! I love that name :)

Tarf's avatar

you should name it bob

BoBo1946's avatar

thank you guys and girls…still have not decided! Nothing has clicked yet! Maybe today!

pearls's avatar

@BoBo1946 Usually you have to give it a few days to name a dog. What kind of personality they have, color, size, male or female. I’m sure you will come up with something.

BoBo1946's avatar

@pearls ditto my friend!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@BoBo1946 This may get me shot, but she does look like a Simone. The regal bearing, the slightly exotic eyes.

BoBo1946's avatar

loll..got’cha @Adirondackwannabe ! Cannot make up my mind..it will come to me!

Coloma's avatar

My dogs over the years were, ‘Ruckus’ huge crazy coonhound, and ‘Timbre’ a lovely little shepherd that had a voice like an opera singer and ‘Nikki’ a little black mutt that was the smartest dog ever!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma good names…going to spend time with her…and it has been fun and then make up my mind!

tinyfaery's avatar

Looking again, I think Cleopatra (Cleo for short) might be a good fit, as well. Still love Lucy, though.

JLeslie's avatar

Here are some more:

Mindy
Mandy
Bianca
Ruby
Sam
Betsy
Bess
Julie
Sandy

Coloma's avatar

Love Ruby!

I had a horse named Ruby.

‘Little Ruby Jewel Regis’ ;-)

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie

Thanks girl..now all I can think about is that old Stones song…Gooooodbye Ruby Tuesday…who can hang a NAME on youuuu..’ hahaha

JLeslie's avatar

@coloma Oh no, brain itch. Over the weekend I was humming a song from my Zumba class all day long, and I though my husband’s head was going to explode, or that he was going to blast me. LOL.

I thought Ruby because Rubia is blond in Spanish, and she looks blond in the photo.

BoBo1946's avatar

. Ok….take your pick!!

Lady 2. Princess 3. Maggie 4. Ginger 5. Daisy 6. Lucy
7. Zoe 8. Missy 9. Tasha 10. Molly 11. Biddy 12. Brie
13. Casino 14. Flo 15. Isis 16. Myst 17. Nymph 18. Rogue
19. Squat 20. Tricky 21. Tricky 22. Sadie 23. Abby 24. Sasha
25. Sandy 26. Dakota 27. Katie 28. Annie 29. Chelsea 30. Sophie
31. Bo 32. Coco 33. Lily 34. Amber 35. Cinnamon 36. Duchess
37. Jasmine 38. Muffin 39. Mackenzie 40. Madison

More names sent in by web visitors:
A-leash Aberacrombie Addy Alexis/Lexxie Alli Annabelle

Ariel Ava Baba Babygirl Bailey Ballad

Banelli Beautiful Bell Bella Belle Bess

Bianca Boo Brandy Bridgette Bucky Buttons

Callie Cara Carli Casey Charlotte Cherrybell

Chessie Belle Cheyenne * China Claire Cleo Cloe

Cookie Cuddles Daphne Demi Dew Dixie

Doe Eclipse Emmy Evie Faith Fancy

Fandango Fargo Fauna Freckles Gaby Georget

Giovanna Gizmo Gracie Gretel Gum-Drop Hailey

Hannah Hannah Montana Heather Heidi Holly

Hollyblossom Isabella I v y Janie Jenny Jozi *

Kailey Kiki Kit-Kat Kitty Kona Kricket

Lassie LeeAnne Lola Lovey Dovey Lucky Luna

Mable Maggi May Malz Melanie Mia Micki

Miley Millie Mimi Miss Molly Miss Priss Miss Snuggles

Miss Sunshine Misty Mittsy Monkey Murphy Mystique

Nadine Naomi Nikki Noodle Opal Patches

Peaches Pebbles Pekabu Pek-Ho * Penny Phoebe

Piper Pixie Poodles Puffy Rainey * Rayne

Rida Riley Rovi Mae Roxie Roxine Sadie Mae

Sanny (Sah-nee) Sasha Sassy Saylor Schatzie Serria

7 (Seven) Shailbe Shania Sharpie Shasta Shasta Leigh

Shay Marie Shayna Shelby * Shiloh Shimmer Shnookie (AKA Shnookums)

Silverbell Skittles Sky Snookerdoodle Snowy

Snuggles Socks Spazi Spyder Star Stormy Wynslow

Sugar Sugarluff Sugar Plum Sunny Surie Suzie

Sweeti Sylvia Taloola Tootie Tootsie * Tootsie Roll

Tiffany Tinkerbell Tiny Trixie Vicky Wednesday *

Wiggles Willow Windy Zorra

BoBo1946's avatar

Molly, Bo, Montana, Sam, Bell, Maria Conchita Alonso..loll, Shiloh, Brandy, Bailey, Dokota, Feefee or Febie, Coco, Sadie, Lucy, Madison, are some good one!

JLeslie's avatar

@BoBo1946 Maybe you need to get some more dogs so you can use up all of the names.

Coloma's avatar

Oh Jeez…well…this NARROWS it down considerably don’cha think?

My ex MIL was very snooby, decided to play a joke and tell her when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter that I was going to name her…

Beaulah Lou!

The look on her face , priceless! hahaha

Okay…gotta run..but this just came to mind….haha

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

lol. My vote still goes for Blondie. Barring that, then Sandy.

BoBo1946's avatar

Well, really like Sadie… She looks like a Sadie! And, like Bailey also. Shiloh is pretty cool!

Coloma's avatar

Name her ‘Sierra’ after my mountain range! ;-)

JLeslie's avatar

Sandy can’t you see I’m in misery
We made a start now were apart
There’s nothing left for me
Love has flown all alone
I sit and wonder why-yi-yi-yi
Why, you left me oh Sandy

Just for you @Coloma LOL. Grease is the word.

BoBo1946's avatar

here the deal..i’m a simple kind of guy and fancy stuff is not me. So, Sadie is a good simple name that really fits my baby. I’ve just about made up my mind! Does that make sense?

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, I like Sadie. Very good. You get my approval LOL.

BoBo1946's avatar

Loll..really appreciate you guys hanging in there with me on this deal. Thank you!

mangeons's avatar

I like Sadie as well!

tinyfaery's avatar

Saide is cute.

pearls's avatar

@BoBo1946 Sadie is a very good name.

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

You mean that’s it? We’re done now!

Good name…now go get another dog so we can still carry on.

Sadie needs a friend…( making pouty face ) lol

Coloma's avatar

@JLeslie

Grease! lol

If I’d had a son I told the MIL that we were going to name him ‘Brooke Trout’ since her son was an avid fly fisherman. I think she might have Preferred a girl at that point. hahaha

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

I missed some of those.
‘Tricky’..’..TRICKY’...Aahahahaha

And… ‘Hannah Hannah Montana’ is that like the Doublemint twins or something?

“Tootsie ROLL!” Um..wouldn’t that be the wrong end of the dog you’d be naming? lol

I like a few of the possible combos like ’ Windy Tootie’ and ‘Demi Dew Dixie’...that sounds like a porn flick! haha

OMG….I could go on & on and I am stone cold sober…just imagine how much fun I could have if I poured a few cocktails…. okay, it’s wrap! ;-)

Tarf's avatar

i like cinnamon and ginger

BoBo1946's avatar

loll..yep, but we had fun @Coloma !

Sadie is calming down and showing her true personality. I’m so lucky to have that girl. This is going to be a good marriage. She is so responsive and very interactive with everything I do! Sadie is my shadow! Things I’ve noticed. She never get on the furniture, house broken, learns very quickly, and for example, when i first got her she wanted to go out in the front yard while i was doing yard work and had to fuss at her with the tone of my voice when she left my yard toward my neighbor’s yard, she now stays close to me! Amazing!

Again, thank you my friends!

jazmina88's avatar

I knew a great dog named Cinnamon….who was with the carriage rides in memphis…..helped save a driver during a robbery once…....

BoBo1946's avatar

wow…that is cool! Like the name Cinnamon, but Sadie is perfect for her. Sadie is a real lady’s name, and she is just that, a lady!

jazmina88's avatar

I like Sadie…..!!!!!! a real lady…...with real manners…....kinda lilke @jeruba

partyparty's avatar

So very pleased for you… and of course Sadie. Perfect name. I just know she will receive much love and attention and a good home. Equally she will give you many hours of fun, happiness and fulfilment.
I’m happy, happy, happy for you!! :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

BoBo1946's avatar

Hey, everyone was out in the backyard playing with Sadie and took a few photos of her. Check her out…she is SO good!

Coloma's avatar

She has such a happy smile! ;-)

aprilsimnel's avatar

@BoBo1946 – She’s adorable!

BoBo1946's avatar

she is an absolutely more than i ever expected…she is a blast! She is not high maintenance, but we do spend lots of time together, but she can entertain herself. She has such great manners. Thrilled to have her. Sadie is my baby!

BoBo1946's avatar

Thank you MsP!

Coloma's avatar

Sadie needs a swimming pool! :-)

BoBo1946's avatar

@Coloma very true…this morning, she pulled the water hose about 75 ft to my office…hint..loll

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

Haha..crafty little thing she is!

Jeez..over this way I have two pools for my geese and about 3 other big tubs of water happening…talk about water conservation..yeah..well..lol

‘Water’ fowl…the neverending chores to keep their cups running over. haha

BoBo1946's avatar

wow…that is really cool! Little animals…they add so much joy to our lives!

Coloma's avatar

@BoBo1946

Yesterday I had to take my girl goose , Sonora, to the vet for a sprained hock. She is on anti-inflamatory liquid for 2 weeks..just did the morning syringe.
She screamed the whole time I was out of the exam room in the bathroom…OMG..I could hardly stand it!

Yep…does’nt matter what kind of creature…they are all so special when you love them! ;-)

BoBo1946's avatar

wow…if they hurt, we hurt!

NaturallyMe's avatar

Aw man, i guess the game’s over. I would have submitted Marshmallow. Hehe. Mallow for short. ‘Cause she looks soft and squishy like that. :)

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