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Name that dog, for the nth time.
October 23, 2011 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Help us name our pup!

We are having trouble coming up with a name for this guy.

He is 6 months old and is an American / English bulldog cross. He seems to look mostly like an American, but with the lazy couch potato personality of an English. He is very lazy, loves cuddling on the couch and is extremely quiet... we have yet to hear him bark.

We got him on Friday, his previous owners had to give him up because he was being picked on by their other dogs. So far, he is timid around big dogs but loves people and pretty much ignores our cats.

I don't want to say the names we've been thinking of, but I'll say that our cats are Ninja, Sammiches, Henry, and Chase... so no cohesive theme or anything.

Help!
posted by utsutsu to Pets & Animals (63 answers total)
 
Mr. Fuddly.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 10:32 AM on October 23, 2011


Edward.
posted by mochapickle at 10:36 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Snoopy
posted by sexyrobot at 10:36 AM on October 23, 2011


Montmorency! Monty for short!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:37 AM on October 23, 2011


Steve
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:37 AM on October 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Captain Wentworth.
posted by mynameisluka at 10:37 AM on October 23, 2011


Or Aloysius, Ned, Pierre, Friday, or Tim.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:38 AM on October 23, 2011


Stormageddon
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 10:38 AM on October 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Winston? American Mother and all that.
posted by Freedomboy at 10:39 AM on October 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


Dustin
posted by wisekaren at 10:40 AM on October 23, 2011


Banjo
PJ
Bagel
Crisco
Axel Foley (or Detective Foley)
posted by katillathehun at 10:41 AM on October 23, 2011


Carver.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 10:41 AM on October 23, 2011


Waldorf
posted by deludingmyself at 10:42 AM on October 23, 2011


Winston.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:42 AM on October 23, 2011


The correct answer is Alistair.
posted by Maisie at 10:51 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Knuckle
posted by nickjadlowe at 10:51 AM on October 23, 2011


I am going to keep suggesting Spanky until I get my way, dammit.
posted by elizardbits at 10:53 AM on October 23, 2011


Costello.
posted by quodlibet at 10:54 AM on October 23, 2011


Shaun, from Shaun of the Dead. It has the appropriate British couch potato feeling to it.
I also like Winston.
posted by valoius at 10:54 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Avon Barksdale.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 10:54 AM on October 23, 2011 [6 favorites]


Aw, he is absolutely adorable! The stereotypical fierce-looking mug that is actually a softie. My first impulse would be to name him Casper, after the Friendly Ghost, since he's the same color and has the same temperament. My second idea is Marc Anthony, taken from one of my very favorite cartoons, where a big, brutish bulldog named with that name befriends a tiny kitten.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:00 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Leroy
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 11:02 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wally? Winston's good also. Got beaten out on Casper.
posted by millerizer at 11:02 AM on October 23, 2011


Churchill.

English father, American mother.
posted by jamjam at 11:03 AM on October 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Or for the ironic, Butch?
posted by millerizer at 11:05 AM on October 23, 2011


Frankie. What a loveable face!
posted by sandyp at 11:10 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ritalin.
posted by rongorongo at 11:11 AM on October 23, 2011


Siegfried. A character defined by his lack of fear.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:15 AM on October 23, 2011


Metapooch
posted by lampshade at 11:16 AM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


If he's six months old and received any training under his old name, might you want to keep it? If not, Rupert.
posted by carmicha at 11:18 AM on October 23, 2011


Harvey.
posted by slateyness at 11:22 AM on October 23, 2011


Tater!

Couch
posted by Sassyfras at 11:32 AM on October 23, 2011


Carmicha, he does have a previous name, however the folks only had him since 4 months old and he doesn't respond to it at all.

Others, thanks for the suggestions folks! Quite a few of our ideas were suggested here. Please keep them coming! Who knew it'd be this hard to name a dog?
posted by utsutsu at 11:34 AM on October 23, 2011


Wooster
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on October 23, 2011


The Right Honorouble and Adobrable Mr Cecil Hog-Winston. Dory for short.

(Oh good grief, he is absolutely gorgeous!)
posted by humph at 11:37 AM on October 23, 2011


Adobrable = Adorable

(See, he's making my fingers unable to work the keyboard!)
posted by humph at 11:38 AM on October 23, 2011


Otis.
Hank.
Mr. Wiggles.
'sup dog?
Alvin.
Griffin.
Bugsy.
Wadsworth von Dogbreath.
Wimbledon.
Godfrey.
Alister.
Higgins.
Jeeves.
Niles.
Angus.
posted by futz at 11:45 AM on October 23, 2011


His name is Buddy.
posted by trip and a half at 11:47 AM on October 23, 2011


Javier. There you go.
posted by lois1950 at 11:50 AM on October 23, 2011


He looks like a Chester to me.
posted by procrastination at 11:56 AM on October 23, 2011


For some reason he reminds me of Larry Tate from the US sitcom Bewitched (1964-72). I don't know why but it just popped into my head. So, Larry Tate. Or just Larry. Or Tate.
posted by Sassyfras at 12:21 PM on October 23, 2011


Duncan
posted by wherever, whatever at 12:23 PM on October 23, 2011


He looks like Baxter to me.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:27 PM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Chester
posted by murrey at 12:39 PM on October 23, 2011


Gunner
posted by JujuB at 12:45 PM on October 23, 2011


Bruce Bowser, Esquire
posted by batmonkey at 12:48 PM on October 23, 2011


Officer Mubbs

Hambone

Murph

Jumbles

(Anything with a nice M sound. He's an M-lookin' dog to me, the best kind.)
posted by Chichibio at 12:56 PM on October 23, 2011


Mr Gruff.
posted by BinaryApe at 1:04 PM on October 23, 2011


Bob!

Bo, for short.
Mr. B.

: )
posted by simulacra at 1:05 PM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


With a face like that, it has to be Chuckles, or Chuck for short.
posted by Abiezer at 1:32 PM on October 23, 2011


Moe
Momo
Charlie
Champ
Cody
Hampton
Jude
Basil
Manuel
Jack
Percy
Arthur
Hamilton
posted by seriousmoonlight at 1:32 PM on October 23, 2011


Askim.

Then when people say "Oh my god, he's so cute, what's his name?" you can say "Askim".
posted by The Bellman at 1:35 PM on October 23, 2011


Gordon
posted by estherbester at 1:47 PM on October 23, 2011


Curly
posted by cairnoflore at 2:25 PM on October 23, 2011


The poor guy has to deal with four cats.

Name him Trooper.
posted by imjustsaying at 3:28 PM on October 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Jasper.
posted by Ostara at 4:00 PM on October 23, 2011


Definitely Winston or Churchill. I came in here to say that as soon as I saw the photo, before I saw that other people had already suggested them.
posted by lollusc at 4:04 PM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fergus
posted by wwax at 4:40 PM on October 23, 2011


Yeah, I like Churchill. Or Winston would work great too. It really suits him. My second choice would be to name him Casper. Sounds both dignified and appropriate for a white color dog.
posted by belau at 6:04 PM on October 23, 2011


Winston and Churchill were front runners before I posted this question... I find it interesting that they were suggested so much.

It's been decided, he will be Churchill. Thanks a lot folks :)


We didn't mean to be those people but we both had two cats, prior to cohabitation. Oh well.
posted by utsutsu at 7:20 PM on October 23, 2011


I'm in way-too-late with my, "Please, anything but Winston or Churchill". Seems every other bulldog I meet has that name (hell, I had an English Bulldog named Winston when I was a kid).

My vote is for Senator.
posted by dobbs at 9:04 PM on October 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Incidental: in the UK the name "Churchill" - especially as applied to bull dogs - has been contaminated by association with this guy - in irritatingly heavy rotation for the last 20 years or so. Your pooch looks like a much more worthy bearer of the name.
posted by rongorongo at 2:00 AM on October 24, 2011


dobbs: that's why we wanted to avoid Winston... seemed far too common. It seems like Churchill is less common, and we definitely had no idea about the commercials that rongorongo posted, since we are blissfully Canadian.

If it helps, it seems like it might end up getting shortered to "Chill"... we'll see. Thanks again folks.
posted by utsutsu at 7:22 AM on October 24, 2011


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