Help us name this puppy! Warning: Corgis ahead.
July 19, 2014 9:41 AM   Subscribe

We are getting our Pembroke Corgi, Dazzle, her very own puppy. He is also a Corgi in a nonstandard color, currently being referred to as 'Cloud' by his breeder. Dazzle came with her name, but Cloud just isn't going to cut it. Names that have been considered but discarded: Flash, Blaze, Blitzen (my favorite), Winston, Sterling, Silver, Titus, Cato and Ghost. We are looking for a name that is preferably two syllable and neither a popular human name (Henry) nor a cutesy title (Professor Bigglesworth.) We are running out of ideas and seek the creativity of MeFi!
posted by Requiax to Pets & Animals (59 answers total)
Rumpus, Jolly, Aldo.
posted by GrammarMoses at 9:47 AM on July 19

posted by Rumple at 9:51 AM on July 19

Here is the second picture: Cloud.
posted by Requiax at 9:54 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

posted by arnicae at 9:54 AM on July 19 [4 favorites]

posted by three_red_balloons at 9:55 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]

Would Razzle just be awful?
posted by phunniemee at 9:55 AM on July 19 [9 favorites]

posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 9:58 AM on July 19

Gawain means white hawk. Gavin is a more anglicized version. It's a male first name but not a super popular one.
posted by gudrun at 9:58 AM on July 19

Stormy, Cirrus, Graymane.
posted by kimberussell at 9:59 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]

posted by cooker girl at 10:03 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]

posted by mymbleth at 10:05 AM on July 19 [3 favorites]

posted by sailoreagle at 10:06 AM on July 19 [3 favorites]

Mrs. Sauce, while cooing over his picture, was enthusiastic about Boombox.
posted by Sauce Trough at 10:07 AM on July 19 [3 favorites]

Cloud just isn't going to cut it

Cirrus or Nimbus, in that case.
posted by 23skidoo at 10:08 AM on July 19 [4 favorites]

Duke. Because the Queen has Corgis, and Duke is the only cool sounding hereditary title in the UK. Well...maybe Baron.
posted by LoRichTimes at 10:09 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]

a sprite is a type of lightning?
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 10:10 AM on July 19

Widget. Always Widget.
posted by SNWidget at 10:18 AM on July 19

'Glow' or 'Afterglow'?
posted by jamjam at 10:21 AM on July 19

You have my permission to use our Pemb's name: Buddy. One of Buddy's claims to fame was his visits to the nearby nursing home when he escaped from our yard. There the front door would open for him, and on more than one occasion he would follow residents on to the elevator and explore other floors. Drawback: it's a pretty common dog name.
posted by Snerd at 10:25 AM on July 19

D'aww, he's totally a Snowball!
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:31 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

Casper. He's the friendliest ghost, you know.
posted by macadamiaranch at 10:37 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

Oh he's adorable. I was going to suggest Loki but Casper is a great suggestion.
posted by corvine at 10:39 AM on July 19

Nipper, because, well, it's what corgis do.

(Also: squee!)
posted by scruss at 10:44 AM on July 19

posted by baniak at 10:46 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

Only 1 syl but he looks like a Jazz or Fitz to me.

As a Corgi owner/aficionado, I would love to see how those colors turn out when he's full grown.
posted by kattyann at 10:47 AM on July 19 [1 favorite]

I came here with other suggestions but...

posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:02 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

posted by rhizome at 11:18 AM on July 19 [3 favorites]

posted by ouke at 11:24 AM on July 19

I'm thirding Yeti! What about Blue because of his eyes?
posted by photogirlguru at 11:30 AM on July 19

posted by drlith at 11:35 AM on July 19

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posted by Clyde Mnestra at 11:38 AM on July 19

In honor of my parents' Pembroke, which was quite delightful: Stubby.
posted by mr. digits at 11:50 AM on July 19 [2 favorites]

He's so cute and such unusual coloring! I can see why they went with "cloud."

I second Nimbus.

I too need to see more pics of this pup as he grows. Too cute!
posted by vivzan at 12:24 PM on July 19

I also like Nimbus!
posted by Hermione Granger at 1:06 PM on July 19

Cotton. Because he's got no shins!
posted by katemonster at 1:25 PM on July 19 [7 favorites]

posted by southern_sky at 1:50 PM on July 19 [1 favorite]

Iggie (from igloo)

But I love Luna for her!! [edit: oops it's a he! Most of these still work.]
posted by barnone at 1:52 PM on July 19

posted by theora55 at 2:07 PM on July 19 [2 favorites]

posted by That's Numberwang! at 4:02 PM on July 19

posted by LynnDee at 4:05 PM on July 19

Selkie - with his grey fur and big eyes, he looks like a little seal to me!
posted by Flitcraft at 4:12 PM on July 19


Or just Fluffy works too, but I really like Razzle.
posted by divabat at 4:26 PM on July 19

posted by deludingmyself at 5:36 PM on July 19

I love Nimbus.
posted by kathrynm at 5:55 PM on July 19 [1 favorite]

Nimbus because I bet he's as fast as Harry Potter's broom!!
posted by spunweb at 8:55 PM on July 19 [2 favorites]

posted by ghostbikes at 6:23 AM on July 20

Winter and Yeti are being added to the maybe pile! I've also favorited some others I liked. We have two weeks left to decide before he comes home so please keep up the suggestions!

Razzle was one we previously considered but decided would be difficult for them to tell which dog was being called.
posted by Requiax at 7:20 AM on July 20

I like Smoke or Smokey because of his grey highlights. What a gorgeous dog! Zima or Zimski is the word for winter in Croation, Polish and a few other languages. Although as a fan of the Rankin & Bass "Rudolph the Red Nose Snowman" I'd go with Bumble.
posted by OrangeDisk at 9:12 AM on July 20

posted by pecanpies at 9:36 AM on July 20

Argus - Odysseus' dog from the Odyssey
Astro - from the Jetsons (or RUDI/RUDY - George Jetson's computer!)
Orbit - kind of like cloud, but cooler
Jasper - ghost and many other fictional characters
Krypto - Superman's pet from Krypton!
Otto (from Beetle Bailey)

Something from the cloud deities?
posted by barnone at 12:21 PM on July 20

Two too adorable corgis!

Buster, cause it's fun to call and you have the excuse to say, "you are in such trouble buster!"
posted by Jesse the K at 4:57 PM on July 20

Nimbus also has the possibility of nicknaming to "Nimby" so if he breaks into your neighbor's yard they have something good to yell at him.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:34 AM on July 21 [2 favorites]

Cotton. Because he's got no shins!

This would easily be in the top seven dog names ever.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:13 PM on July 21 [1 favorite]

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posted by tula at 9:36 PM on July 28

The correct answer was 'none of the above.' We were out having a beer and talking about True Detective, and you can see where this is going. His name is Cohle.
posted by Requiax at 6:01 AM on August 19 [1 favorite]

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