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DogNameFilter: Looking for ideas for my co-worker's new dog. Cute photos inside!

Asking for a co-worker.

Dog is female. Two-ish years old. Maybe a heeler/corgi mix. Red/brown and white ticking/patches with a bit of black. She's a little short for a heeler. Will prick her ears when excited/interested, otherwise holds them down/back. Always wagging. Gives kisses. Sweet, happy. Looks (to them) a little goofy, because of her short legs.

Photos: lying down; from above; belly rubs; standing; getting cookies.
posted by mon-ma-tron to Pets & Animals (55 answers total)
 
Babs or Trixie.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 3:07 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rue, Rosie, or Maude.
posted by sparklemotion at 3:08 PM on January 3, 2013


Bronwyn.
posted by Wordwoman at 3:08 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


For some reason, Amanda comes to mind.

(I've got one in the blue colorway)
posted by wolfgirl at 3:11 PM on January 3, 2013


She's an Annie. (I have an Annie. Rhymes with fanny, rhymes with banannie.)
posted by mochapickle at 3:12 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, she's absolutely adorable!! What beautiful eyes. She reminds me of one of my dogs. This one, when she holds her ears down like that, which is all the time, I say "Hi Baldy!" and kiss her on the head. If I ever get another baldhead like her I might just cut to the chase and name her Baldy. So that's my suggestion.
posted by HotToddy at 3:14 PM on January 3, 2013


Heelers are an Australian dog so I'd go with a good Aussie name like Shelia.
posted by wwax at 3:15 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Giggles. Gigi for short.
posted by macadamiaranch at 3:16 PM on January 3, 2013


Beautiful dog! Makes me think of cowgirls.. Scout? Annie Oakley? Calamity Jane? Cat Ballou?
Applejack!
posted by Erasmouse at 3:16 PM on January 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


toffee!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:16 PM on January 3, 2013


Lotsaspotsa!
posted by workerant at 3:17 PM on January 3, 2013


No, no, no, that's a Molly!
posted by humph at 3:21 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Her coloring - and, indeed, her little legs - match the owner's boots*, so how about "Boots" or "Bootsie"?

*cookie photo
posted by Prof Iterole at 3:22 PM on January 3, 2013


Swiper!
posted by selfmedicating at 3:23 PM on January 3, 2013


Foxy
posted by Bohemia Mountain at 3:23 PM on January 3, 2013


Heelers are an Australian dog so I'd go with a good Aussie name like Shelia.

I like it but I'd go with Sandy.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:24 PM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


Ooooh can I change my vote to Sandy too? Good call 2bucksplus.
posted by wwax at 3:25 PM on January 3, 2013


Call her Bruce. Or Maude.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 3:29 PM on January 3, 2013


Maudie
posted by Neekee at 3:30 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like Maud or Maudie but here are a few more Australian monkers:

Coorah (aboriginal for woman)
Doodles (must be the center of attention)
Dux ("top of the class")
Jillaroo (female station hand)
Kora (a companion)
Matilda (brave little maid)
Ziva (youthful, beautiful and energetic)
posted by bearwife at 3:37 PM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


I dunno, she looks a bit Sassy to me. ;-)
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 3:38 PM on January 3, 2013


Calliope. Callie for short, perhaps.
posted by phunniemee at 3:38 PM on January 3, 2013


I don't know what to name her but you go tell your co-worker to give her a big hug right now.
posted by blazingunicorn at 3:41 PM on January 3, 2013 [8 favorites]


Angie!
posted by houlihan at 3:43 PM on January 3, 2013


Gretchen.
posted by thebrokedown at 3:46 PM on January 3, 2013


Actually I think she's a Ginger.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 3:49 PM on January 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


>Jillaroo (female station hand) --

Jillarooooo!!
posted by Erasmouse at 3:52 PM on January 3, 2013 [5 favorites]


My go-to name for any pet (whether it's a dog, cat, beta fish, hamster, frog, etc.) is POOKIE.
posted by HeyAllie at 3:53 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Spark.
posted by Good Brain at 4:04 PM on January 3, 2013


Pilot
posted by to recite so charmingly at 4:08 PM on January 3, 2013


Freckles
posted by nacho fries at 4:16 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


What a CUTIE! Not a suggestion but perhaps this will help in avoiding names that are cliche for the Australian Cattle Dog. I do post this with all due respect to those who have suggested many of those cliche names....I just wish someone had told me how overused "Sydney" was for the breed before I chose the name for one of my first ACDs!
posted by labwench at 4:39 PM on January 3, 2013


Elsa or Elsie
Britta
Mel

She is a total cutie, congrats to your coworker !
posted by Fig at 4:51 PM on January 3, 2013


Snicker Doodle.

So cute!!!
posted by bunderful at 5:04 PM on January 3, 2013


With those eyes? Sherry!
posted by Specklet at 5:10 PM on January 3, 2013


First name that came to mind: Scout!
posted by Elly Vortex at 5:11 PM on January 3, 2013


Sally Ann
posted by fussbudget at 5:15 PM on January 3, 2013


Flecky
posted by halcyon_daze at 5:15 PM on January 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


That dog is definitely part Corgi but I wouldn't give her a Welsh name - those are hard to pronounce! Again, I'm going to give you the same advice I give everyone: name your dog something that means something to you! That's how we ended up with a dog named Helo (from Battlestar Galactica) and my friends have a cat named Lucius (as in Malfoy). Then again, I do love food names, and Snicker Doodle is pretty cute.
posted by radioamy at 5:38 PM on January 3, 2013


Shiloh. Bridgette. Jenny.
posted by xyzzy at 5:44 PM on January 3, 2013


Honeycomb. Honey, if needed, for short.
posted by Boogiechild at 5:46 PM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jenga
posted by cairdeas at 6:00 PM on January 3, 2013


Looks like a Rineke to me.
posted by moonmilk at 6:08 PM on January 3, 2013


Seconding Trixie.
posted by IdRatherNotSay at 6:45 PM on January 3, 2013


Rosebud.
posted by bluedaisy at 7:47 PM on January 3, 2013


Alice
posted by Sal and Richard at 9:29 PM on January 3, 2013


Annabean!
posted by inertia at 9:29 PM on January 3, 2013


Sprite
posted by eldiem at 9:56 PM on January 3, 2013


Lucy.
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos at 10:42 PM on January 3, 2013


Cisco!
posted by ATX Peanut at 5:52 AM on January 4, 2013


I don't know why "Shortie" immediately rang a bell for me, but it did.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:25 AM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


We have a rescue dog that has the exact same body, legs, tail, etc. as that dog; we were told she is a Corgi mix. Our dog is just a different color. Her name is Terabythia, or Tera. Since this dog looks like a blond version of our dog, "Blondie" is the first name that I thought of when looking at her.
posted by molasses at 11:48 AM on January 4, 2013


I think Sheila and Annie are great.

I thought of "Zuzu" when I saw her.
posted by elizeh at 5:09 PM on January 4, 2013


Definitely part Heeler! I named my heeler Finn. My doggie name list is longer for boys but: Pippin, Corrado, Bix, Lela, Charis, Lee, Dakota, Georgia, and Montana.
posted by emmatrotsky at 8:09 PM on January 4, 2013


They went with Molly!
posted by mon-ma-tron at 2:50 PM on January 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


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