What is this new dog's name?
February 17, 2016 6:09 AM   Subscribe

We're 99% sure we're bringing home a new dog tonight, to be a companion to our beloved dog already in residence. Following Metafilter regulations, pictures of current dog, Birdie, and new dog are here.

New dog is a 43-pound neutered male basset mix--a low rider. One year old, very friendly and loving, very playful. The foster home makes it sound like a great match for Birdie, a 30-pound spayed female three year-old basset-lab mix who's also very loving and playful, also a low rider. What is Birdie's new friend's name? (For what it's worth, there is also a very chill gray tabby cat named Malcolm in the house.) Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by ImproviseOrDie to Pets & Animals (55 answers total)
 
Num Num!
posted by Dragonness at 6:12 AM on February 17, 2016


That's Boo of course. Birdie and Boo.
posted by headnsouth at 6:15 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wallace.
posted by miratime at 6:21 AM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Well if that lovely girl is Birdie (Don Draper's nickname for Betty), then her new companion is Don.
posted by slmorri at 6:22 AM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Birdie and Blue!
posted by cooker girl at 6:27 AM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Huckleberry Hound. Or if he's officially a low rider in your household, War.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:30 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bogey
posted by Mizu at 6:36 AM on February 17, 2016 [3 favorites]


Hank!
posted by dismas at 6:46 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tralfaz
posted by Rob Rockets at 6:49 AM on February 17, 2016


Sargeant Pickles
posted by captainscared at 6:49 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Manfred
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:52 AM on February 17, 2016


I mean, Hank is a nickname. That handsome boy is clearly named Henry Dog.
posted by dismas at 6:53 AM on February 17, 2016 [4 favorites]


Gerold
posted by ursus_comiter at 6:55 AM on February 17, 2016


Otis or Ollie. Maybe Reggie. If you want to stick with B names - Bartholomew or Beauregard.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 7:09 AM on February 17, 2016


Rowling
posted by DingoMutt at 7:17 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Chuck
posted by Ms Vegetable at 7:17 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Beauregard.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 7:22 AM on February 17, 2016


I get a strong Jasper vibe.
posted by aggyface at 8:03 AM on February 17, 2016


Banjo. Birdie and Banjo.
posted by mochapickle at 8:06 AM on February 17, 2016 [8 favorites]


George, I would think.
posted by threetwentytwo at 8:21 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Though I just suggested it as a name for someone's new kitten, he looks like a Boris to me. Also, it goes well with Birdie.
posted by BoscosMom at 8:24 AM on February 17, 2016


C3PO
posted by AaronRaphael at 8:30 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Charlie
posted by cabingirl at 8:34 AM on February 17, 2016


The instant I looked at new dog's picture, I thought "Skipper". Dunno why.
posted by DrGail at 8:57 AM on February 17, 2016


Franklin! Oh please say it'll be Franklin.
posted by sively at 9:06 AM on February 17, 2016


Milo. That dog is clearly a Milo.
posted by DarlingBri at 9:09 AM on February 17, 2016


Beckett
Rufus
Baily
Ace
Riley
+1 Milo
+1 Banjo
+1 Franklin
posted by bobafet at 9:35 AM on February 17, 2016


I looked at the pictures and your own suggested names captioning the photos. Unless there are other dogs, I would go with "New Dog 1" (because "new dog 2" or "new dog 3" don't make sense without additional dogs). I would probably call him Noob for short.
posted by HuronBob at 9:35 AM on February 17, 2016


Obviously, that dog's name is Chester.
posted by Sleddog_Afterburn at 9:42 AM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Truman
posted by adiabatic at 10:08 AM on February 17, 2016


I thought Chester, even before reading the comments. Maybe Chet for short.
posted by achrise at 10:12 AM on February 17, 2016


Bowser.
posted by heathergirl at 11:19 AM on February 17, 2016


I like Henry Dog as suggested above, or John Henry.
posted by slime at 12:20 PM on February 17, 2016


Sausage Links!
posted by ball00000ns at 12:59 PM on February 17, 2016


kitty. goes well with birdie
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:08 PM on February 17, 2016


Bruce.
posted by escapepod at 1:38 PM on February 17, 2016


Bandit. He looks like he's just waiting for you to turn your back before he steals all your tasty snacks.
posted by jabes at 1:41 PM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


By the way, I suspect that new your as-yet-to-be-named friend is a Bagel Hound.

I'm not making this up, it's what they call a Bassett/Beagle mix.
posted by workerant at 1:58 PM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Num Num
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 2:48 PM on February 17, 2016


Columbo

or Hot Dog
posted by burgerrr at 3:19 PM on February 17, 2016


For some reason 'Thomas' struck me as I looked into his eyes.
posted by Dorothea_in_Rome at 3:20 PM on February 17, 2016


Maurice
posted by capricorn at 3:28 PM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


I agree with Huronbob and when I saw your caption I thought, just call him NewDog. But then, instead, maybe call him Newbie.
posted by newpotato at 3:42 PM on February 17, 2016


Or maybe Noodle
posted by newpotato at 3:42 PM on February 17, 2016


Buddy. With that earnest smiling face looking up at you, he's definitely your buddy.

I also thought of Ernest (as in The Importance of Being Ernest) and Elvis or the actor who played Birdie in Bye, Bye Birdie (my high school drama teacher didn't want to corrupt our tender young minds with Hair, M Butterfly, or Rent!)
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 4:08 PM on February 17, 2016


* The pseudo Elvis was named Conrad Birdie, and originally played by Dick Van Dyke, FWIW
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 4:15 PM on February 17, 2016


LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco, I must correct you: The pseudo Elvis was indeed named Conrad Birdie, and was based on Conway Twitty, but played by a guy named Jesse Pearson.
posted by jabes at 4:29 PM on February 17, 2016


Max.
posted by bongo_x at 5:09 PM on February 17, 2016


@jabes, that's what I get for skimming Wikipedia instead of IBDB or IMDB! Jessie Pearson was in the movie, Dick Gautier (SP?) originated the role on Broadway.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 6:48 PM on February 17, 2016


His name is Vintage. (Vince for short)
posted by unsweetenedminerva at 8:06 PM on February 17, 2016


Bogey?
posted by lois1950 at 8:42 PM on February 17, 2016


Ace
posted by mannequito at 9:02 PM on February 17, 2016


Ephraim Bagglesby Woodbine III. Woodie for short.
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah at 9:14 PM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well, sad to say this particular new dog isn't coming to live with us after all. However, we had shortlisted Beckett (husband's favorite playwright) and Draper, because I loved the Mad Men pairing but couldn't see calling this dog Don. Great suggestions, thank you!
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 10:03 PM on February 17, 2016


Bogie!
posted by floweredfish at 4:40 PM on February 18, 2016


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