Help name my pup too!
April 28, 2016 6:49 AM   Subscribe

We have struggled for three weeks to name our rescue dog. He will be ours Saturday so we have to decide soon.

Our rescue pup came with the name Clyde. Although I like the feel of the name, I don't like the actual name. I would like name that is two syllables and/ or ends in "y" o r"ie". His older sister's name is Lulu .

Names that are close but rejected include Roscoe, Rufus, and Woody. He is a goofy, loving puppy who will probably grow up to be quite large. So far we have stuck with Clyde because it sort of fits, but it doesn't feel quite right.
posted by donovangirl to Grab Bag (50 answers total)
 
Cody
posted by lakeroon at 6:51 AM on April 28, 2016


Monty
posted by quince at 6:54 AM on April 28, 2016


I've always been partial to Chewie, but it's a somewhat goofy name.

I do like Morrisey, or Bodhi or Rafferty.
posted by SpacemanStix at 6:56 AM on April 28, 2016


He really looks like a Carl to me. Maybe, Carly?
posted by bricksNmortar at 6:58 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rudy
posted by DarlingBri at 6:58 AM on April 28, 2016


There's also Berkeley (if you pronounce it like the philosopher, it's Bark-lee).

Gendry, Swayze, Dempsey, Stanley, Jeffrey, Harvey, Charlie, Alfie, Eddie.
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:01 AM on April 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Wally!
posted by cecic at 7:03 AM on April 28, 2016


Nigel, called Nigey?
posted by jeather at 7:05 AM on April 28, 2016


Definitely a Charlie.
posted by justcorbly at 7:06 AM on April 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


There's a book Lulu and the Brontosaurus. It made me think Bronto is a cute name. Big, dangerous tail, but adorable and quite harmless.
posted by ReluctantViking at 7:06 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Awww, what a cutie, and good for you for adopting him!

He's Charlie Brown, or, given growth, Charlie Horse.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:08 AM on April 28, 2016


Arlo! Two syllables, but it doesn't end in the long 'ee' you wanted.

Arlo and Lulu are a nice matched pair.
posted by zeee at 7:12 AM on April 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


Gordo
posted by bondcliff at 7:13 AM on April 28, 2016


That is Larry. Lulu and Larry.
posted by Fig at 7:19 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Buster.
posted by wwax at 7:21 AM on April 28, 2016


I like Charlie and Eddie, and would add Howie and Rocky to the list. Maybe Oscar?
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:21 AM on April 28, 2016


My rescue pup came with the name Inez. She's Stella now.
Another vote for Charlie.
(Goodness his sissy is a cutie!)
posted by It'sANewDawn at 7:22 AM on April 28, 2016


Inspired by the second "Babe" movie, I would name that pup Flealick.
posted by jbickers at 7:23 AM on April 28, 2016


Throwing in my vote for Berkeley (bark-lee). As a philosophy major, I can't believe I never thought of this!
posted by schroedingersgirl at 7:23 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Muttley? Billie? Alfie? But really, I love food names for dogs the best... Eggo? Queso?
posted by bravecanary at 7:31 AM on April 28, 2016


Garry
posted by 23skidoo at 7:37 AM on April 28, 2016


He looks like a Danny Glover to me.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:39 AM on April 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Such cute puppies!!!! The first thing that comes to my mind with her being Lulu and him being yellow is Lulu and Lemon.... Lulu Lemon. Kitchy and trendy and that company is generally awful but it is a name that resounds with the times.

My other suggestion is Wyatt. Good, solid, cowboy name. He looks like a Wyatt.
posted by pearlybob at 7:40 AM on April 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Goofy
posted by Sassyfras at 7:41 AM on April 28, 2016


I have had dogs named both Arlo and Wyatt. They were both great dogs with great names.
posted by Dolley at 7:45 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hobie! (He looks like the kind of hobo who wouldn't turn up his nose at a delicious, delicious dumpster full of snacks)
posted by sexyrobot at 7:50 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


That dog is Henry, mostly pronounced "Hen-REE!" like you were Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies.
posted by Etrigan at 7:58 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ernie!
posted by threetwentytwo at 7:58 AM on April 28, 2016


I thought Toby as soon as I saw him and then I read your 2 syllables + "y" preference so...Toby!
posted by billiebee at 8:04 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Morgan.
posted by gusandrews at 8:06 AM on April 28, 2016


Buggie.
posted by sarajane at 8:07 AM on April 28, 2016


Archie.
posted by saturngirl at 8:09 AM on April 28, 2016


I would honour his original name and sturdiness with Clydesdale
posted by biggreenplant at 8:13 AM on April 28, 2016


Again, this pup looks like a Spork! Won't someone name their dog SPORK!?
posted by Dressed to Kill at 8:49 AM on April 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Howie! Or maybe Bowie if you're a fan.
posted by hydra77 at 8:53 AM on April 28, 2016


Lotta 2-syllable names here, but he looks like Jock to me.
posted by easement1 at 9:36 AM on April 28, 2016


Ralphie. He is SO a Ralph!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 10:10 AM on April 28, 2016


My standard suggestion is to go with something that's meaningful to you. My dog is named Helo, from Battlestar Galactica, which my husband and I were obsessed with at the time. Next dog will probably have New Orleans-related name, because we lived there for a long time.
posted by radioamy at 10:29 AM on April 28, 2016


Lulu --> Lululemon --> Liz Lemon --> Jack Donaghy --> Jacky, Jackster, Donnie

-->Don Corleone-->Corey

-->Feldman --> Goonies --> Goony?, Mikey, Data (say that it's from star trek) -->

Geordi, Billy (William T. Riker), Barkley

More Sci Fi!--> Apone, Dallas, Bishop (is already the name of a good dog). -->

Chess --> King --> Charles/Charlie --> Knights --> Percival (Percy), Bors (Boris!)

Boris. Your big ol' pup needs to be a big ol' Boris.
posted by sparklemotion at 10:37 AM on April 28, 2016


In my opinion, you should stop thinking about names for the dog and just bring him to my house and leave him.
posted by Billiken at 11:00 AM on April 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Lulu too.
posted by Billiken at 11:01 AM on April 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Like Fig, I like Larry.

Other possibilities which are close to your requirements, seem to fit him and and go well with Lulu: : Leon, Luciano, Lucian, Lucus, Levi.
posted by bearwife at 11:26 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


A perfect two syllable name for your fine dog would be Tralfaz.
posted by Rob Rockets at 11:36 AM on April 28, 2016


I like "Roger," but whatever you choose, please give him a kiss on his sweet forehead for me.
posted by BostonTerrier at 11:38 AM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


My first thought was Biscuit.

Then Hank or Harvey.

He's a cutie.
posted by futz at 2:37 PM on April 28, 2016


My current pup is named 'Boden' but we call him 'Bodie' or 'Bo' most of the time.

Boden has a few meanings that fit my dog (1: of Scandinavian and Old French origin, meaning "shelter"; 2: of Celtic origin meaning "blond") since he was my first dog I adopted at an animal shelter and has a tan/light brown coat.

Have fun with your new pup!
posted by bCat at 4:36 PM on April 28, 2016


Another vote for Charlie! Then when he's a little older he can be Charles in charge.
posted by missmary6 at 5:32 PM on April 28, 2016


What cuties!

Are you Doc Martin fans? Louisa, the schoolteacher, is nicknamed -- by her Mum -- Lulu. That means her new brother is Martin, whom you can nickname Marty. The character Martin is famously not fond of dogs, but the actor, Martin Clunes, is a big animal lover.

Ashley is a distinguished old Southern name for a handsome guy.

Your new boy looks very intelligent and capable, so I also like Moxie for him.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 9:05 PM on April 28, 2016


Kansas.
He looks like a cardsharp.
posted by Iris Gambol at 9:32 PM on April 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


What ho, Bertie!
posted by h00py at 6:46 AM on April 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


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