Help! Puppy is eleven weeks and still nameless!!!
November 1, 2012 8:04 PM   Subscribe

There's a new Corgi in town! But what's his name???

My friend lost her fabulous Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Smokey Joe, in April. He was officially the best dog in the world... and now she's been lucky enough to get a puppy from Smokey Joe's sister. People always commented on the greatness of SJ's name, and now she's feeling naming pressure and can't come up with anything. He can't be "Puppypuppypuppy" for much longer.

We have agreed that this boy looks kind of like a 1930s movie dog. He is a typical Corgi; charming, active, brave, and already majorly bonded to his new human.

Here is a link to the cuteness. Bonus picture of Smokey Joe included.
posted by OolooKitty to Pets & Animals (57 answers total)
 
That's a Buster Boy to me!
posted by xingcat at 8:06 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Emo.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:08 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Milton.
posted by erst at 8:12 PM on November 1, 2012


Llewellyn!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:12 PM on November 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


Valentino.
posted by feral_goldfish at 8:15 PM on November 1, 2012


Monroe!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:16 PM on November 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Champ Barkinson.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:17 PM on November 1, 2012


Weber
posted by argonauta at 8:19 PM on November 1, 2012


Clearly his name is Dornigan. Or Reginald. Or Dornigan Reginald, MD. Or 'Doc' Reggie. =)
posted by carsonb at 8:19 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Neilson or Caledonia.
posted by pickypicky at 8:19 PM on November 1, 2012


Maybe he is an Asta...
posted by unsub at 8:20 PM on November 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


That puppy looks defective and you should probably just ship him to me.
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Waylon
Boyden
Slim

basically I think that pup needs a country singer name
posted by Flamingo at 8:22 PM on November 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


I think she should name him Doctor Douglas [Last Name]. She can call him Doc or Doug for short.
posted by kate blank at 8:24 PM on November 1, 2012


Since he's a nephew, he's a bit more of Joe ==> Mo' Joe ==> Mojo.

So, 'Mojo'.
posted by jamjam at 8:29 PM on November 1, 2012 [14 favorites]


Between the patch on puppy's eye and a tip o' the hat to Smokey Joe's different colored eyes, One-Eyed Jack seems just about right! (Jack for short of course!)
posted by platinum at 8:39 PM on November 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


Shorty.
posted by scratch at 8:43 PM on November 1, 2012


Keg
posted by MT at 8:44 PM on November 1, 2012


this all depends on his spirit...

Wallace/Wally
Doug(ie) or Diggy
Amos
Stonewall Jackson
posted by kochenta at 8:45 PM on November 1, 2012


Kyle.
posted by eugenen at 8:47 PM on November 1, 2012


P3
posted by the Real Dan at 8:48 PM on November 1, 2012


Wow, these are all great suggestions! Keep them coming -- I am forwarding them to her! She will ask the puppy what he thinks.
posted by OolooKitty at 8:55 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Groundsweeper Willie
posted by mannequito at 9:04 PM on November 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm a big proponent of giving pets dinosaur names ... what about Brontosaurus?
Alternately, something classic, like Rufus or Willie or Jebediah.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:05 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the 30's movie vein: Bogart, Humphrey, Groucho, Lorre, Chaplin, Gable.
posted by imalaowai at 9:20 PM on November 1, 2012


Capone
Claude
Rutherford
Buster
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:24 PM on November 1, 2012


Buster or Bogie.
posted by heyjude at 9:32 PM on November 1, 2012


Also, I met someone who had a pet named Motor Bike. [Mo for short?] I think it's amazing.
posted by FirstMateKate at 9:36 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jeeves
Dandy
Java Joe
Domino
Barnum
Bailey
posted by cat_link at 9:43 PM on November 1, 2012


Attaboy Sam, would be my suggestion (especially if he's like the kid in the book.) Also, recommending Sprout (from this series.)
posted by peagood at 9:51 PM on November 1, 2012


I see a dog named Dan.

possibly Rowdy Dan.
posted by sandra_s at 10:11 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mountbatten
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:27 PM on November 1, 2012


Call me old fashioned, but he looks like an Oreo to me or a Petey.
posted by dottiechang at 11:06 PM on November 1, 2012


That dog is obviously named Buck.
posted by 26.2 at 11:18 PM on November 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Rascal.

Or Buster. I love a good Buster.
posted by redsparkler at 11:52 PM on November 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I see a Rupert. Or maybe an Orson, but Rupert gets shortened to Rupe and that is a nice syllable to be yelling across a park. Also works well for chummy wistfulness, e.g. "Oh, Rupe."

Yeah, Rupert.
posted by Chichibio at 12:28 AM on November 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Snoopy.

(I usually don't go with "famous dogs from literature/comics/etc." names, but as soon as I saw that picture, my inner PEANUTS-fan-two-year-old instantly screamed "SNOOPY!").
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:06 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Henley.
posted by sweltering at 4:24 AM on November 2, 2012


I'll give you the name I have been saving for my own one-day corgi: Colin Firth.
posted by apricot at 5:07 AM on November 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


I agree on "Petey".
posted by candyland at 5:08 AM on November 2, 2012


Bazooka Joe
posted by inturnaround at 5:32 AM on November 2, 2012


Milo
posted by Egg Shen at 6:31 AM on November 2, 2012


Guvn'r
posted by 256 at 6:43 AM on November 2, 2012


Patches
posted by txmon at 7:43 AM on November 2, 2012


That dog is a Davy if I ever saw one. Possibly even a Davy Jones ...
posted by DingoMutt at 7:53 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Deep in my heart, I feel that this dog's name is Boom Box.

I don't know why.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:10 AM on November 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


For some Thin Man nostalgia, Asta.

The name that popped into my head: Beans
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:24 AM on November 2, 2012


Easy, that's Pete!
posted by thatone at 8:35 AM on November 2, 2012


My answer is always that your dog name should mean something to you. Movies/books/TV shows are always a good place to start. Our rescue terrier is named Helo after the BSG character. My cousins named their dog Stewie because they love Family Guy. There is an adorable Internet-famous Corgi named Pudge, from the Finding Nemo character. (Our Corgi is named Sunshine, but that's because my SIL named her when she was 11!)

Also, food names are fun. My ex rescued a buff-colored kitten and we named him Tempura. My friend Dan couldn't decide on a name for his black-white-gray tabby so I just started calling her Pepper and the name stuck. I knew a great Yellow Lab in New Orleans named Beignet.

Also just remember that whatever your dog's actual name is may not be what he gets called. We had a dog named Alex who was always Allie or Big Al (funny on a Shih Tzu!). Helo turned into "Helo Monster" (get it, gila monster...) and now everyone just calls him Monster, which is funny because he likes to crawl under the bed so we can say "There's a monster under my bed!"
posted by radioamy at 8:48 AM on November 2, 2012


Slick Willy
posted by advicepig at 10:39 AM on November 2, 2012


Billy Corgi.
posted by xedrik at 11:50 AM on November 2, 2012


Easy Pete?
posted by peagood at 11:58 AM on November 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


His name is Gus.
posted by triggerfinger at 1:37 PM on November 2, 2012


Porgy
posted by MaddyRex at 2:00 PM on November 2, 2012


Silas.
posted by syanna at 2:09 PM on November 2, 2012


I want to mark so many of these as best answers but the name is still not decided yet... she is looking at all of these! I had to laugh at Boom Box, Weber, and Dornigan Reginald, MD. And yes, this dog is definitely Emo. And sorry, Flamingo, she is for some reason refusing to ship the puppy to you. I like your country singer theme idea though.

She has been thinking about her favorite movies, etc but she is panicking under the pressure. I think this is the first pet she's ever named. All these suggestions are very helpful! You all are awesome dog namers.
posted by OolooKitty at 8:44 PM on November 2, 2012


Since she's panicking under pressure, please remind her that Valentino can be expanded to Rudy Valentino.
posted by feral_goldfish at 5:40 PM on November 4, 2012


Okay, just an update and a thanks. I love all these great names! But she has finally chosen a name and it is none of this... it is JETSON. Which I think is a great name too.

Thanks, everyone! These are all great answers and there are a lot of terrific possibilities here for my own proabably-far-in-the-future Corgi child.
posted by OolooKitty at 9:11 AM on November 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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