My foster dog is very pregnant and about to pop. I need some awesome puppy names!
Disclaimer: I am not a breeder. I volunteer with the local Doberman Rescue Organization.
This is Mia
(or Mama Mia as I have been calling her). Long story short, Mia was in a high-kill shelter which is prohibited from adopting out Dobermans. I got the call last week that her time was up and she needed help immediately. Not only was she dumped at a shelter in the middle of the night, but she is very, very, very pregnant. I got her on Friday and we visited the vet, who said a) she is due any day now, and b) he can count at least 10 puppies on x-ray. I have no experience with whelping puppies, so I've spent the last few days researching and asking advice from fellow rescuers about the process, and I feel like I'm as prepared as I'm going to be on that front. And then, just as I'm feeling like I've got it all covered, someone asked me today, "what are you going to name the puppies?".
AAACK! I totally hadn't thought of that. So, I figured I'd turn to the wonderful creative minds at metafilter to help me think of a good set of names for these 10+ puppies. Some of the "themes" we have used for litters that have come into rescue in the past have been famous chefs, New Orleans Saints players (we are in Louisiana), Disney characters, and Greek gods/goddesses. We've also had about a million dogs in the program named after Mardi Gras Krewes, so that's probably out as an idea.
Other possibly pertinent details - The mom is a pure red and rust doberman, the dad could be anything at all; I am a nerd, but most people that adopt from us are not, so nothing that requires a twenty minute explanation of where the names came from; the puppies will likely be born within the next 5 days (Easter-themed names? I'm at a loss....).
All ideas for themes and names that fit the theme are greatly appreciated!