for 8 days. For the life of me I can't find a name that sticks. Can you help?
I adopted this rescue last Thursday, thanks to encouraging answers
from MeFites. It seems every few hours I come up with a new name and none of them stick. I keep thinking one will just work and I'll know it when it happens but I'm starting to lose faith in that theory.
I should say that I'm not a big fan of "normal" names like Spot or Boo or Champ or Charlie...
I mostly like two syllable names (because I find they distinguish themselves from commands, which are mostly single syllables) or names with a hard sound in them.
My previous two dogs (both pit bulls) were Satchel and Fletcher and both names came to me very quickly.
Here are just some of the names I've actually considered. Thank god I've never had to name a child.
The dog is female but, clearly, the gender hasn't affected my choices. She's probably a cross between some kind of terrier and a German Shepherd (tail and feet are *very* GSD).
As for her demeanor: she's super calm and respectful, not at all a troublemaker. Probably just under 3 years old (had two sets of pups in the past). She weighs about 45 pounds and was rescued from an Indian reservation in Quebec though, after researching indian names/words, they all sounded ridiculous coming out of my mouth (same goes for french words).
Obviously, no suggestion is too stupid.
I believe I've now read every dog/baby/naming thread on Ask. Nothing clicks. As a weird aside, I remember years ago an Ask where someone was seeking a name (I think for a child) and one of the suggestions was a foreign word (African, I think) for the sound a cricket makes. I remember at the time liking the name but cannot recall it or find it. If that person pops in this thread, what was that name?