Yet another request for a dog name...
October 4, 2013 10:52 AM   Subscribe

So I've now had this awesome dog 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.

Fair Play
Ricochet
Shakedown
Novak
Gimlet
Wilshire
Sideswipe
Vikar
Gittes
Palace
Gibson
Poptart
Ellsworth
Marlowe
Sidecar
Left Coast
Mingus
Crumley
Goodis
Melville
Pasco
Sideswipe
Alice
Cricket
Sugar Plum
Milch

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?

Thank you.
posted by dobbs to Pets & Animals (156 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Eastwood.
posted by effigy at 10:53 AM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


She looks like a Geri to me, short for Geraldine.
posted by vytae at 10:55 AM on October 4, 2013


Fergus!
posted by dawkins_7 at 10:55 AM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Igloo
Hobo
Banjo
Chewie
Wookie
posted by mikepop at 10:55 AM on October 4, 2013


Rufus was the first name that came to my mind when I saw the pics (cute doggy!), but that could lead to gender confusion (in humans, not the dog). Maybe that doesn't bother you though.

Hhhmmmm.....Poppy??
posted by Halo in reverse at 10:55 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Siegfried.
posted by coppermoss at 10:57 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


She Looks A Bit Like Beverly Cleary's Ribsy.
posted by brujita at 10:57 AM on October 4, 2013 [12 favorites]


Weird. After looking at the photos I thought to myself "looks like a Rufus."
posted by craven_morhead at 10:57 AM on October 4, 2013 [6 favorites]


Cute dog! I would call her Django
posted by 3dd at 10:58 AM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Maroney. She's doing the face in one of those photos.
posted by phunniemee at 10:58 AM on October 4, 2013 [12 favorites]


Badger
posted by bondcliff at 10:58 AM on October 4, 2013


Also, that is a beautiful dog. Congratulations. :)
posted by phunniemee at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


She looks exactly like the not impressed girl, McKayla Maroney. So I propose Maroney, which is an excellent dog name even without being not impressed. And she's a skinny little mite, so you can also call her Bony Maroney.
posted by HotToddy at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2013 [17 favorites]


Foxy McSnuggles
posted by matty at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kithra
Truffle
Hi-ball
Bigfoot
posted by mikepop at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2013


*shakes fist at phunniemee*
posted by HotToddy at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Dietrich or Garbo.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:01 AM on October 4, 2013


Pesto!
posted by scody at 11:01 AM on October 4, 2013


Millie
posted by mikepop at 11:02 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


She looks serious!

Iron
Iron Maiden
Gravitas
The New York Times
posted by ignignokt at 11:04 AM on October 4, 2013


Plinko.
posted by Ms Vegetable at 11:04 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


MeFite!
posted by Sophie1 at 11:04 AM on October 4, 2013


She is Raffles the dog.
posted by Mizu at 11:06 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Colonel Buford Kensington-Stokes.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 11:06 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


SCREAM SCREAM SCREAM YOU GOT HER, YAYS!

I actually like the suggestion of Foxy. I also think Pixie or maybe Bellatrix (Trixie.)
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:06 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Begbie
posted by MuffinMan at 11:08 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


She looks very distinguished to me, and like a wise old soul.

How about:
Eleanor (Ellie)
Josephine (Josie)
Margaret (Maggie)
posted by hapax_legomenon at 11:08 AM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Cholmondeley.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 11:08 AM on October 4, 2013


I like Josie.
posted by michellenoel at 11:09 AM on October 4, 2013


Cleo
posted by little_dog_laughing at 11:14 AM on October 4, 2013


Scrappy!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:14 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I see her as a "Scout"
posted by quiet coyote at 11:16 AM on October 4, 2013 [8 favorites]


I like Sir Wolfington. Although, if you want to go with a female name, Lady Wolfington.
posted by inertia at 11:18 AM on October 4, 2013


Monkey.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 11:19 AM on October 4, 2013


Sticks.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:19 AM on October 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


She seems like a wise-cracking, fast-talking gal with attitude. How about Smitty? Oh! Maybe Hildy, after Rosalind Russel's character in His Girl Friday.

She looks awesome.
posted by OrangeDisk at 11:19 AM on October 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


Eventually, you just have to make an executive decision and declare a final name. That's my experience from fostering - you can dither forever so it helps to make up your mind and refuse to budge.

My other rule is the name has to have good nickname potential - some nonsense two syllable nickname I cook up. Some examples: Rio - Riri, Meli - Maymay, Pilar - Pili, Ben - Benny. The only dog I don't have a name like that for is Shaggy, but he has a million other nicknames, most commonly Shaggs.

It's worked really well to make a decision on a nickname-y name for all our dogs except the current foster, Chester. We picked that one out of a hat, I don't like it much.

I think McGee, or as suggested above, Maroney, would be perfect.
posted by Squeak Attack at 11:20 AM on October 4, 2013


I can't find the post about the Cricket name, but I love the name Cricket for her. Also Juliette (after Juliette Gordon Low, 'cause she seems like an alert little scout). But mostly Cricket.

Good on you for getting her. She's a beauty.
posted by mochapickle at 11:20 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


She looks like a "Hank" to me.
posted by baseballpajamas at 11:22 AM on October 4, 2013


Greta!
posted by rinosaur at 11:23 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


What a FINE looking dog!

I say Sebastian, even though she's a girl. She needs something dignified, something refined...
posted by Specklet at 11:23 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like Poppy. Or a dignified name like Esmerelda, Esmay or Ezzy for short.

Also I would not be surprised if her quiet reserve falls a little in a few months when she feels all settled in. I love watching adopted dogs blossom.
posted by wwax at 11:24 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's a Sparky if ever I saw one.
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:24 AM on October 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Tramp from Disney's Lady and the Tramp
posted by JujuB at 11:25 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Looks like Moe to me.
posted by rhizome at 11:27 AM on October 4, 2013


Sticks.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 11:28 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Looks a little like a Dynomutt
posted by jozxyqk at 11:35 AM on October 4, 2013


I second Rufus, and don't worry about gender issues. I never consider gender. I'll bet you think Cosgrove is a boy cat. She's not, ha ha.

I also love the name Woofie. I call all dogs on the street Woofie.
posted by janey47 at 11:36 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Monroe
posted by HeroZero at 11:37 AM on October 4, 2013


Ha, 3rding Sticks!

Does the dog fetch? I read your statement that you couldn't "find anything that sticks", and then when I clicked on the image I though, "Wow, that looks like a `Sticks ' to me!

Looks like a couple other me-fi'ers had the same idea.
posted by losvedir at 11:39 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


WAFFLES
posted by elizardbits at 11:43 AM on October 4, 2013 [7 favorites]


Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz, Jelly or Vogue for short.
posted by moonmilk at 11:44 AM on October 4, 2013


I came in to suggest Sticks as well, and it looks like I'm a bit late to the game. I like it both because it is a hilarious name for a dog, but also because you kinda suggested it yourself without realizing it. You could also even spell it Styx, and make up some sort of other awesome back story (and/or theme song).
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 11:45 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I saw her and I immediately thought "Rusty" for some reason, though that may be too traditional for you.
posted by lunasol at 11:45 AM on October 4, 2013


Looks like a Rattie to me!
(SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!)
posted by JenThePro at 11:46 AM on October 4, 2013


I was going to say Klaus, because that dog's name is clearly Klaus. But then she turned out to be a girl. So. Klaus.
posted by The Bellman at 11:46 AM on October 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Elka
posted by Fig at 11:52 AM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Klaus is good, unless she turns out to be more of a Screamor.
posted by moonmilk at 11:55 AM on October 4, 2013


Barley
posted by MustardTent at 11:56 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rafiki (means "friend" in Swahili)
posted by Sassyfras at 11:56 AM on October 4, 2013


I don't like dogs, but even I have to agree there is something awesome about that dog.

The name simply has to be Sticks. (or Styx like This_Will_Be_Good suggests). Her fur even sort of sticks out all over the place.

If not that, I suggest the name Rhubarb. Best name for any pet I have ever come across. My big fat kitty was named Rhubarb (Rhuby for short).


Or Smirk. Smirk would be a good name.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 11:57 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


First of all, omg. That is one GREAT LOOKING dog.

Second of all, Maude or Bea (for Arthur), because she has that smirk and those don't-bullshit-me eyes.
posted by thinkpiece at 11:58 AM on October 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Gertrude or Trudy for short
posted by rmless at 11:58 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh my god. She is sooooooooooo cute!

Waffles
Pickles
Nthing Sticks
Peggy
Alice
Pongo
Tesla
Charlie
Viola
...........
posted by Quincy at 11:59 AM on October 4, 2013


Murphy, as in Murphy Brown.
posted by samthemander at 12:01 PM on October 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


I also came in here to say that she looks like the "not impressed girl." I'd vote for McKayla.
posted by jbickers at 12:01 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I clicked on the image and for some reason I saw Ian McKellen. How about "Magneto"?
posted by yaymukund at 12:03 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pepper
posted by nathaole at 12:05 PM on October 4, 2013


Since I was outvoted by an overwhelming majority for naming the new kitten at my house, I offer you the name I wanted for her: Teapot. (The kitten, you see, was short and stout.)

It doesn't fit but someone must have an animal that could use it!
posted by mittens at 12:09 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ruby. Just because Ruby is the best name ever. And that is the best looking doggie ever!
posted by ramix at 12:10 PM on October 4, 2013


I think her name is Toby.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:16 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


She looks like a Sherlock - but perhaps, Watson?
posted by blue_wardrobe at 12:18 PM on October 4, 2013


It just HAS to be Gimlet...

because THOSE EYES.


"'Did you see his eyes? Like gimlets!' [...] 'You mean like that Dwarf who runs the delicatessen on Cable Street?'"

Gimlet: Owner of Gimlet's Hole Food Delicatessen in Cable Street. Not much is known about this dwarf, but his particularly piercing stare is renowned.

If you're a Terry Pratchett fan, you'll know those lines from Reaper Man.
posted by BlueHorse at 12:19 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Socrates.
posted by Punctual at 12:23 PM on October 4, 2013


Not due to gender, but because she is looking through my soul with her philosophical mind.
posted by Punctual at 12:25 PM on October 4, 2013


Oh, I see Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in dog form.

What a cutie.
posted by bearwife at 12:27 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Waffles it is.
posted by juliapangolin at 12:27 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Griffin.
posted by slateyness at 12:27 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Waffles is an excellent name for that dog.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:29 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Regardless of the name, I'd end up calling the dog "Scruff" half the time.
posted by rmd1023 at 12:29 PM on October 4, 2013


She seems like a wise-cracking, fast-talking gal with attitude. How about Smitty? Oh! Maybe Hildy, after Rosalind Russel's character in His Girl Friday.

Yeah, I see a very 1930's-1940's movie tough gal vibe in her, which fueled my earlier suggestions.
Maybe Bette?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:31 PM on October 4, 2013


Terry...not because she's a terrier, but because for some reason she reminds me of Terry Gross
posted by CarolynG at 12:31 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kit Carson

Bonita
posted by FergieBelle at 12:35 PM on October 4, 2013


Looking at your list, I think I get a flavor for what you like. Here are some ideas in that vein, which may reflect your personality a bit. Ideally, the name could reflect her personality, too :)

Hawkins
Madge
Sadie

June
Kelly

See if she responds to any of these.

By the way, if she already has a name, maybe that's worth considering. There's a chance she already knows it and will come when called.
posted by amtho at 12:35 PM on October 4, 2013


I'm another person who immediately thought of McKayla, and I love HotToddy's idea to call her Maroney!
posted by Room 641-A at 12:36 PM on October 4, 2013


I had a dog that looked a lot like that once (she was a great pup.) Her name was Cosmo, and I always thought that fit.
posted by WidgetAlley at 12:40 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like Luna, Cece, Ginger, Kiki, and Micki.
posted by Dansaman at 12:41 PM on October 4, 2013



"She seems like a wise-cracking, fast-talking gal with attitude."


You could call her Dorothy Barker.
posted by baseballpajamas at 12:52 PM on October 4, 2013 [8 favorites]


She looks like a Wilmer, but I didn't know she was female when it came to me. Wilma?
posted by fingersandtoes at 1:05 PM on October 4, 2013


Ripley, Reese, Una, Vera, Skatha, Clarice.
posted by notquitemaryann at 1:11 PM on October 4, 2013


Fuller. Cuz she looks like a brush.
posted by yoga at 1:15 PM on October 4, 2013


Girlfriend. Believe me, you'll have fun with that.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I looked at her again and now I think she might be Bernice.
posted by fingersandtoes at 1:36 PM on October 4, 2013


She looks exactly like a Rags to me, though I don't actually like that name. So how about Straciatelli, the Italian word for rags? Or some variation, like Telli? Stracci? But she really is a Rags, however you decide to handle it.
posted by primate moon at 1:42 PM on October 4, 2013


She looks exactly like a Rags to me, though I don't actually like that name. So how about Straciatelli, the Italian word for rags? Or some variation, like Telli? Stracci? But she really is a Rags, however you decide to handle it.

Ragazza?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:45 PM on October 4, 2013


I also like Sticks, but mopre pressingly, that is truly an AWESOME DOG.
posted by gone2croatan at 1:57 PM on October 4, 2013


Wolfie
posted by sexyrobot at 2:19 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


She seems to have a little bit of crookedness going on in her face, so I did a Google search of famous people with crooked smiles and came up with:

Alana
Milo
Jewel
posted by Dansaman at 2:19 PM on October 4, 2013


I had another name pop into my head Ruby Rose.
posted by wwax at 2:25 PM on October 4, 2013


Sateen (a type of fabric, and sound-wise an approximation of a girls' name for which I'm not sure of the spelling).

Harley (seems to work for both male and female).
posted by Dansaman at 2:35 PM on October 4, 2013


That dog is a total Monkey.
posted by newpotato at 2:46 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mildred - Millie for short
Olivia - Ollie for short
Bugsy
Punky
posted by macadamiaranch at 2:54 PM on October 4, 2013


Benji
Oscar
Layla
Vin
Uma
Ellen
Ellie
Marney
Zsa Zsa
posted by Verdandi at 2:57 PM on October 4, 2013


Bailey. Don't know why. But, Bailey.
posted by kathrynm at 3:34 PM on October 4, 2013


Michaela, obviously.

I mean, look at the smirk on that face. She is clearly NOT amused.
posted by Sara C. at 3:44 PM on October 4, 2013


Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I'll be mulling them over.
posted by dobbs at 4:11 PM on October 4, 2013


Delores
Darcy
Elaine
Freida
Garnet
posted by Fig at 4:11 PM on October 4, 2013


Just occurred to me you might not know the song.
posted by HotToddy at 4:22 PM on October 4, 2013


She is a rescue dog - name her Rescue.
posted by Cranberry at 4:30 PM on October 4, 2013


Izzy
posted by timsneezed at 4:35 PM on October 4, 2013


Dudley
posted by timsneezed at 4:36 PM on October 4, 2013


She is clearly NOT amused

Perhaps (Queen) Victoria, then?
posted by bearwife at 4:39 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Paddington or Paddie for short
posted by timsneezed at 4:40 PM on October 4, 2013


chumly comes to mind for some reason.
posted by edman at 5:18 PM on October 4, 2013


Of already suggested names, I like Maroney, Grantham, and Sticks.

Other possibilities:
Harper
Piper
Parker
Myrtle
Opal
posted by Snarl Furillo at 5:20 PM on October 4, 2013


There's a John Lennon version, too, which is actually the one I learned as a kid.
posted by HotToddy at 5:42 PM on October 4, 2013


Hildy Was The Name Of Rosalind Russell's Character In His Girl Friday
Stanwyck For Barbara
posted by brujita at 5:45 PM on October 4, 2013


Jeffrey (yes, for a girl)
Gracie
Willa
Kimmy
posted by unknowncommand at 6:09 PM on October 4, 2013


Darcy
Beckett
Gilda
Austen
posted by katie at 6:37 PM on October 4, 2013


Moxie
posted by ephemerista at 6:56 PM on October 4, 2013


Cricket, absolutely.
posted by to recite so charmingly at 7:17 PM on October 4, 2013


She is a Pixie.
posted by raisingsand at 8:11 PM on October 4, 2013


Marlowe. She looks like a Private Eye.
posted by frecklefaerie at 8:40 PM on October 4, 2013


Is this the thread you remember?
posted by triggerfinger at 9:22 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Captain. That dog is definitely Captain.

Or you could name her after a specific pirate:
Gracie (O'Malley)
Blackbeard
Captain Hook
posted by ostro at 9:35 PM on October 4, 2013


Edith.
posted by Wordwoman at 10:09 PM on October 4, 2013


Yes! Thanks, triggerfinger!

And I'm still reading the thread so thanks for the continued suggestions. Keep 'em coming. :)
posted by dobbs at 10:15 PM on October 4, 2013


Fizzgig
Nomad
Racket
Trouble
Fraggle
Alibi
posted by xyzzy at 10:32 PM on October 4, 2013


That dog's name is Ziggy.
posted by elsietheeel at 10:58 PM on October 4, 2013


She's a very skeptical-looking girl, isn't she.

If I were you I'd consider a two-syllable name with something resembling affricate consonant in the middle, to continue the tradition of Fletcher and Satchel.

Some of the names on your own list almost qualify, as do others from this thread.
posted by tangerine at 11:03 PM on October 4, 2013


I immediately thought Ralph, but Rufus fits well, too.

I had a rescue cat that I nearly named Fontella, because Rescue Me.
posted by MexicanYenta at 12:10 AM on October 5, 2013


Scrumpy
posted by Middlemarch at 2:46 AM on October 5, 2013


Dewie
posted by HappyHippo at 8:12 AM on October 5, 2013


She kind of looks like a Scruffy, too.

(A friend of mine had a male dog named Scruffy; I used to call him "Mr. Scruffleupagus.")
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:11 PM on October 5, 2013


Because of the striking color of her eyes, I'd call her Topaz.
posted by marsha56 at 1:10 PM on October 5, 2013


Dorothy? Maybe "Doro" for short.
posted by unknowncommand at 5:38 PM on October 5, 2013


I've always (ALWAYS)wanted to name a dog Hensen, after Jim Hensen, but have never seen the right dog... until now. She's AMAZING!
posted by WalkerWestridge at 8:03 PM on October 5, 2013


Oh crap, I do that every time! Its HENSON with an "O."
posted by WalkerWestridge at 8:07 PM on October 5, 2013


Please PLEASE let us know what you name her.
posted by Specklet at 10:13 PM on October 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


She is a Nancy.
posted by h00py at 5:00 AM on October 6, 2013


She's MacKenzie and I'm jealous.

or Bonnie, Fiona, Jamie, Lindsay, Matilda or Tara..?
posted by tula at 6:16 PM on October 6, 2013


I have not decided on a name yet but some of these are in contention.

However, today we went to the vet and got some x-rays. Vet comes to me and says, "Your dog's been shot." I figure he means he's given her a shot. But he does not mean that.

He takes me to the x-ray room and shows me the chest x-rays. There's a bullet lodged in the dog between her lung and heart. No shit.

It will not affect her health going forward and presumably has been in there for some time as there is no sign of an entry wound.

So now I'm thinking Bullet. Or Buckshot.

Or Lucky.
posted by dobbs at 3:44 PM on October 7, 2013 [12 favorites]


OMG. I am so glad this poor pup found her way into a loving home.
posted by triggerfinger at 5:00 PM on October 7, 2013


Sheesh. So, after learning that, now I'd name her Unbroken or Unbreakable or Toughie or Tough Girl.
posted by bearwife at 6:48 PM on October 7, 2013


Bonnie, after Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde fame).

Obviously.
posted by Sara C. at 10:12 PM on October 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Leadbelly
posted by mikepop at 7:11 AM on October 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Call her Kevlar.

Man, I'm so glad she's okay.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:21 AM on October 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Kevin (yes, for a girl). Short-ish for Kevlar.
posted by unknowncommand at 9:36 PM on October 8, 2013


Target (a little morbid I suppose..)
Winchester/Colt/etc (ie. names of gun makers)
Rebound
Second Chance (or just Chance)
Boss (because seriously, that dog is boss and badass for surviving what it has had to endure)

Poor puppy! I am so glad that this dog found you for an owner.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 6:30 AM on October 9, 2013


Call her TR or Teedie.

Or Teddy, if you must.


Because Bull Moose isn't a good name for a dog.
Although Moose is...

posted by elsietheeel at 9:33 AM on October 9, 2013


So now I'm thinking Bullet. Or Buckshot.

For some reason I've never understood, "Buckshot" was one of my early childhood nicknames, so I love the idea of a scrappy-looking ladydog running around with it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:52 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Plus, Buckshot fits as a sonic followup to Fletcher and Satchel.
posted by tangerine at 4:58 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Frida. Like Frida Kahlo, who was fierce with wry humor and a sense of quiet determination. She also had a horrendous accident which resulted in her being impaled by a metal pole. She totally looks like a Frida to me!
posted by barnone at 8:22 AM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Geraldine suits her also.
posted by h00py at 7:09 AM on October 11, 2013


Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I've settled on Mojo.
posted by dobbs at 4:53 PM on October 15, 2013 [7 favorites]


GOOD MOJO!!!
posted by rmd1023 at 7:28 PM on October 15, 2013


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