Another exciting round of NAME. THAT. DOG!
January 27, 2013 2:42 PM   Subscribe

NAME. THIS. DOG!

We are hoping that we will soon be adopting this little guy. The rescue says that he is lab terrier mix. The foster mom also told us that he is a very chill little guy. We have two adult dogs currently, named Watson and Agatha. We don't necessarily have to stay within that theme, though. However, we do tend to like literary, historical or nerdy kinds of names. (Nerdy for us mostly being tv show related: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Buffy, etc etc. Superheroes as well for the most part are encouraged). We like the name Monroe but aren't completely sold on it. Any suggestions??
posted by Quincy to Pets & Animals (68 answers total)
 
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posted by bunderful at 2:43 PM on January 27, 2013


Ralph Ellison
posted by found missing at 2:51 PM on January 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Hopefully here?
posted by Quincy at 2:53 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


There's your Herschel.
posted by BostonTerrier at 2:55 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


The husband suggests Larry.
I suggest Darwin.
posted by sciencegeek at 2:55 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking Clark, as in Clark Kent.

Or, save yourself a load of naming anxiety and just send that cute little guy to me....
posted by HuronBob at 2:58 PM on January 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Wesley
Oz
Dixon (as in Daryl)

I'd go with Dixon.
posted by dchrssyr at 2:59 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wheaton?
posted by evidenceofabsence at 3:02 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wheatley
posted by jquinby at 3:03 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh that's Charlie! (Chan, but really just Charlie)
posted by headnsouth at 3:03 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Capone (vaguely historical and majorly awesome. Sounds nice with Watson and Agatha as well.)
posted by FirstMateKate at 3:04 PM on January 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Hugo.
posted by 23skidoo at 3:10 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Definitely Dixon.
posted by anonnymoose at 3:10 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Humphrey.
posted by dinger at 3:11 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Raffles, after the main character in E.W. Hornung's series of books. Raffles is a gentleman thief.

Fun fact: Hornung was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brother-in-law.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:11 PM on January 27, 2013 [7 favorites]


He's definitely a Morgan.
posted by SisterHavana at 3:18 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Waffles.
posted by iamabot at 3:19 PM on January 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


Awwwww... heart melting.

Bradbury.

Or Giles.
posted by bunderful at 3:24 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Tawny.
posted by goethean at 3:27 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Penzey.

Babbage.
posted by Diagonalize at 3:31 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Winston
posted by ghharr at 3:45 PM on January 27, 2013


Carter. Or Harry. Or Dixon! I nth Dixon. Also!
posted by mochapickle at 3:45 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Flapjack!
posted by mannequito at 3:49 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Merlin
posted by Lanark at 3:52 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Maybe wait until he's been hanging out with you and Watson and Agatha for a few days? He may suggest a name all by himself. He's a sweet-looking little guy.
posted by wolfgirl at 3:52 PM on January 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Professor Turdchewer
posted by thelonius at 3:52 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


K9
posted by a humble nudibranch at 3:56 PM on January 27, 2013


Sherlock!
posted by barnoley at 4:00 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


sherlock was what i was coming to post and i see i've been beaten. he's totally adorable!
posted by wildflower at 4:09 PM on January 27, 2013




Alexander. Xander for short.
posted by wwax at 4:11 PM on January 27, 2013


Quetzalcoatl
posted by cmoj at 4:26 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Raymond.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:31 PM on January 27, 2013


He is so cute...spending time with him will help with the name...I instantly thought of Eamon..but I don't know why. He just looks like an Eamon to me.
posted by cairnoflore at 4:31 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nero? Inspector Poirot? Detective Fluffybutt?
Whichever you choose, that is an adorable dog. Congrats!
posted by maryrussell at 4:32 PM on January 27, 2013


Mycroft, because he looks reticent, fond of comfy surroundings, and intelligent.

"Mike" for short.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:33 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think that's a Ziggy.
posted by vytae at 4:36 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Loki
posted by Ostara at 4:39 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Henri (pronounced ahn-ree).
posted by MaryDellamorte at 4:39 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Walter
posted by Sassyfras at 4:43 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Bubba
posted by Cocodrillo at 4:57 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Elmer
posted by Sal and Richard at 5:10 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Maigret
posted by HotToddy at 5:13 PM on January 27, 2013


I love so many of these! Raffles is one of my favorites, but the SO seems to like Mycroft the best so far (which I also love!)
posted by Quincy at 5:16 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ignatz, Iggy for short.
posted by ramix at 5:32 PM on January 27, 2013


Bogart (Humphrey)
posted by fruitopia at 5:40 PM on January 27, 2013


Tanner
posted by halcyon_daze at 5:49 PM on January 27, 2013


Wonderly.
However, I went with The Song of Ice and Fire, myself.
I named my Great Dane puppy Dunk after the character Duncan the Tall (in a future book).
posted by donaken at 6:13 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jimmy Olsen

(I also like Elmer)
posted by trip and a half at 7:21 PM on January 27, 2013


Hercule
Ian
Rory
posted by divka at 7:41 PM on January 27, 2013


Nemo (Little Nemo, while still a puppy!)
posted by tan_coul at 8:41 PM on January 27, 2013


White-ish dog + very chill = Falcore
posted by Temeraria at 8:44 PM on January 27, 2013


Dobson
Willie
posted by MT at 8:59 PM on January 27, 2013


Grover
Sarge
Miles
Ponder
Augie
Gravity
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:09 PM on January 27, 2013


Jasper
posted by insomniax at 9:40 PM on January 27, 2013


Lots of great names! Remember to consider what the nickname will be, Raffles becomes Raf or Rafi, Mycroft becomes Mike or Miki. Dixon is a great name but would be tough in this respect...
posted by Holidayalltheway at 10:13 PM on January 27, 2013


Looking at those paws, that puppy will grow to be dog of considerable size. What we need here is a name that works for both a tiny puppy and big dog.

That dog is named Whiskey. Key for short.
posted by 26.2 at 10:54 PM on January 27, 2013


Lefty!
posted by emmatrotsky at 11:22 PM on January 27, 2013


(Professor) Moriarty.
posted by robotot at 1:30 AM on January 28, 2013


I once knew a black lab called Raffles. It is a great name for the kind of dog that steals things off the edge of your plate when you're not looking but can still manage to look charming.
posted by MuffinMan at 4:24 AM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cheerio
posted by 256 at 7:13 AM on January 28, 2013


Wrigley
posted by carmicha at 7:14 AM on January 28, 2013


A lab mix? That dog's name is Heisenberg.
posted by jbickers at 8:04 AM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


That dog's name is Washburne.

Sherlock is also acceptable.
posted by WidgetAlley at 8:26 AM on January 28, 2013


Holidayalltheway: "56Lots of great names! Remember to consider what the nickname will be, Raffles becomes Raf or Rafi, Mycroft becomes Mike or Miki. Dixon is a great name but would be tough in this respect..."

As would Country be a bad idea.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 3:08 PM on January 28, 2013


Whatever you choose, keep in mind some practical matters. How does the name sound when shouted, as when your dog artfully wanders into the neighbor's yard, seemingly unaware of her name being shouted? A hard consonant or two makes this easier.

At the same time, dogs are pretty astute. Our 7-year old Border Collie, Evinrude, answers to both her full name and to "Ev." I can't document it, but I think she understands that we use Evinrude for emphasis, as in "Get the hell back into your own yard, Evinrude," versus "Where's my Ev?"

God, I love her.
posted by Short Attention Sp at 6:57 PM on January 28, 2013


Short Attention Sp: "Whatever you choose, keep in mind some practical matters. How does the name sound when shouted, as when your dog artfully wanders into the neighbor's yard, seemingly unaware of her name being shouted? A hard consonant or two makes this easier.

At the same time, dogs are pretty astute. Our 7-year old Border Collie, Evinrude, answers to both her full name and to "Ev." I can't document it, but I think she understands that we use Evinrude for emphasis, as in "Get the hell back into your own yard, Evinrude," versus "Where's my Ev?"

God, I love her.
"

I love that name. To me it evokes a tireless engine running all day at top speed which I imagine a border collie can and will do.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:54 PM on January 28, 2013


Sooooo.... Were you able to adopt this little guy?
posted by mochapickle at 4:32 AM on February 6, 2013


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