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November 28, 2012 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Help me name this adorable Boston Terrier puppy!

The dog's human dad-to-be likes short, tough names. But really, we just want some great options when we finally bring him home this weekend! Here's the adorable photo!
posted by aoleary to Pets & Animals (59 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Aww, handsome!

My dad really wanted me to name my terrier Atilla. That's short and tough.

Other similar votes were Thor, Bruce, Brutus, and Samson.

Or maybe Napoleon.
posted by phunniemee at 3:32 PM on November 28, 2012


Family Vitabellosi suggest:

Bernie
Winston
Bruce
Dan Fogelberg
posted by vitabellosi at 3:39 PM on November 28, 2012


That dog is clearly a MENACE! Just look at him! Therefore, you must name him Chupacabra. Chupa for short.
posted by cooker girl at 3:40 PM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Brett.
posted by jeudi at 3:40 PM on November 28, 2012


Zoro, Brando, Duke, Mack, Rocky, Blaze, Butch, Bud, Monster.
posted by Dansaman at 3:40 PM on November 28, 2012


Max.
posted by blazingunicorn at 3:41 PM on November 28, 2012


This just in from the dog-dad: preferring one syllable names, or at least names that can easily be abbreviated! These are great, keep 'em coming!
posted by aoleary at 3:42 PM on November 28, 2012


Ace, King, Sid, Cujo, Macho, Izzy, Sinbad.
posted by Dansaman at 3:43 PM on November 28, 2012


Bonce!
posted by Specklet at 3:46 PM on November 28, 2012


Correction from Mr. Vitabellosi:

Fan Dogelberg
posted by vitabellosi at 3:46 PM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I always wanted to name something Shield Sheafson, the legendary warrior-king from Beowulf. Shield for short.

"that was one good dog"
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:49 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chief. Boss.
posted by blazingunicorn at 3:49 PM on November 28, 2012


Clive, Slade, Van, Gus, Rhys, Beau, Bo, Luke, Mick, Ray, Thane.
posted by Dansaman at 3:49 PM on November 28, 2012


If it's a Boston Terrier clearly you must name it Fenway.

Or maybe Ted or Teddie, for Ted Williams.
posted by COD at 3:51 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Spike.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:51 PM on November 28, 2012


That's a Sid if I've ever seen one. He looks so Vicious!
posted by juniperesque at 3:51 PM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Vin!
posted by argonauta at 3:52 PM on November 28, 2012


Butch.
posted by emumimic at 3:58 PM on November 28, 2012


Spork
posted by nacho fries at 4:05 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I suggest you name him Brutus.
posted by BostonTerrier at 4:06 PM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dave.
posted by ecorrocio at 4:06 PM on November 28, 2012


Vlad the Impaler

(Vlad for short)
posted by nacho fries at 4:10 PM on November 28, 2012


Ricardo!
posted by mannequito at 4:14 PM on November 28, 2012


Bogart! You can call him Bo for short, too.
posted by shortyJBot at 4:16 PM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dogs tend to do better with two syllable names because they're not so easy to confuse with normal words.

Some ideas from my stash of favorite pet names:

Ransom
Rowdy
Danger
Goblin
Outlaw
Judge
posted by xyzzy at 4:19 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seconding Spike.

What a cutie!
posted by SisterHavana at 4:21 PM on November 28, 2012


I favor "Mister Mister" but I like to name dogs pretty silly stuff.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 4:24 PM on November 28, 2012


Buster!
posted by thatone at 4:57 PM on November 28, 2012


Gus.
Bean.
posted by trip and a half at 5:10 PM on November 28, 2012


Smudge.
posted by pecanpies at 5:19 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Duff. Duffy. Duffmeister.
posted by HeyAllie at 5:23 PM on November 28, 2012


Scout
posted by coolsara at 5:28 PM on November 28, 2012


Derpston. Derp for short.
posted by azpenguin at 5:36 PM on November 28, 2012


Baked Bean
posted by neversummer at 5:37 PM on November 28, 2012


The names in your list are a lot to live up to. How about some traits unique to this little guy as jumping off points?
posted by Mertonian at 5:38 PM on November 28, 2012


Doug.

(He is truly adorable)
posted by NikitaNikita at 5:45 PM on November 28, 2012


Or, Douglas.
posted by NikitaNikita at 5:46 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chaucer.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:54 PM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have a 12yo Boston and went with Boston-themed names. She's female, so we did Copley. Some of the male names on the list were Revere and Quincy. Her nickname has always been Bean, so recommend that one for a one syllable name.
posted by smalls at 6:01 PM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have a 12 year old Boston as well, and the day we rescued him he was clearly an Oscar. The second I heard that snort . . . We've met other BT Oscar's as well, so depending on how you take that. But Bostons FTW -- they are awesome dogs!
posted by hrj at 6:05 PM on November 28, 2012


Franklin
posted by bricksNmortar at 6:35 PM on November 28, 2012


Scout
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 6:36 PM on November 28, 2012


Maximo!
posted by santaslittlehelper at 6:37 PM on November 28, 2012


Igor
Hector
posted by Fig at 6:44 PM on November 28, 2012


BT's are hilarious little dogs, so they deserve equally hilarious dogs. My favorite BT is named Nibbles!

That said, my standard advice is to name him something that means to you. Something from a favorite book, movie, family story, whatever. We named our dog Helo from the Battlestar Galactica series. Although I was also pushing for Marlowe since we love Raymond Chandler.

Also remember that dog names always morph into nicknames...Helo became Helo Monster and often we just call him Monster.
posted by radioamy at 7:02 PM on November 28, 2012


Anchovy.
posted by painquale at 7:15 PM on November 28, 2012


George
posted by deborah at 8:02 PM on November 28, 2012


Otto, Ollie, Vlady, Luna, Chuck, Prince, Claude, James, Sam, Lanny, Louie, Fonz, Chad, Cosmo, Bandit, Trigger, Claus, Stomper, Biggie, Rudy.
posted by Dansaman at 8:28 PM on November 28, 2012


Faust
posted by Wordwoman at 9:27 PM on November 28, 2012


That's Truck!
posted by 26.2 at 9:28 PM on November 28, 2012


Arlo.
posted by trip and a half at 10:44 PM on November 28, 2012


Sommy (Somverville)
Chuck, or Chaz (Charles)
Cam (Cambridge)
Ne (North End)
Se (South End)
Walt (Waltham)
Bunker
and my favorite, Newbst (Newbury St)
posted by waving at 4:36 AM on November 29, 2012


Kipper.
posted by Hanuman1960 at 5:59 AM on November 29, 2012


That's a Fred, right there.
posted by h00py at 6:33 AM on November 29, 2012


I also think that's a Gus.
posted by h00py at 6:35 AM on November 29, 2012


I vote either Bean or Atticus ... and I'm jealous. He's a great-looking puppy.
posted by nubianinthedesert at 12:47 PM on November 29, 2012


Dover
posted by Brody's chum at 5:59 PM on November 29, 2012


These were wonderful, thank you everyone!
posted by aoleary at 1:04 PM on December 11, 2012


But what did you name the dog?
posted by Wordwoman at 3:28 PM on December 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


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