squirrel gone wild
May 26, 2016 10:00 AM   Subscribe

I'm fostering-to-own this little rescue mutt-nugget. help me name him!

he's about one or so, 11 entire pounds of red squirrel/fox/floof. he's incredibly sweet and cuddly and not yappy at all, although his teeny baby whimper will break your heart. he has short little legs but walks speedily on a leash, with his foxytail straight up in the air. gorgeous orange & white fur. goofy underbite. wonky ears. he's a doll.

he arrived as morris, but nah. I was trying on theodore fox (teddyfox for short), but I've been hesitating -- not sure if it's the name itself, or the commitment of naming? (I lost my old love about 7 weeks ago.) now that I'm really starting to fall for the little guy, I'd welcome any more suggestions. thanks so much!
posted by changeling to Pets & Animals (46 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Michael J.
posted by bondcliff at 10:02 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mozilla.

What a cutie pie, my god. I might need more photos to help me think of more names, just sayin'.
posted by the webmistress at 10:07 AM on May 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


Wow, he looks SO MUCH like a fox in that first pic!

Here is a list of fictional fox character names.

Hhmmm....of these, how about Basil or Pablo?
posted by Halo in reverse at 10:08 AM on May 26, 2016


Garbanzo is what's first coming to mind for me here. What an adorable little dog.
posted by phunniemee at 10:09 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


He's so cute. He looks like a Davey
posted by gt2 at 10:09 AM on May 26, 2016


I also thought he looked like a fox! Mr. Fox.
But my real suggestion is Snickers.
posted by like_neon at 10:09 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


That's Tucker.
posted by drlith at 10:16 AM on May 26, 2016


Weirdly, like gt2, I looked at him and thought "That dog looks like he's named Davey"

I don't know why. But Davey!
posted by dismas at 10:21 AM on May 26, 2016


Reynard?- you could call him Rennie for short ;)
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 10:22 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


When I first saw him, I thought, "Rupert." But now I'm thinking Kitsune, Kit for short!

Your little mutt-nugget is so beautiful and I'm so happy you guys found each other. <3
posted by amnesia and magnets at 10:23 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Danny Glover

beat you, spikelee
posted by bologna on wry at 10:26 AM on May 26, 2016


Tod.
posted by notsnot at 10:28 AM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


McCloud, as in Star Fox.
posted by snickerdoodle at 10:30 AM on May 26, 2016


Churro.
posted by Temeraria at 10:31 AM on May 26, 2016


Keep in mind that the dog won't really think of it as it's name but as the command to pay attention to you. That means that while you have one official "name" for him, you can (and should!) use as many of these as nick-names as you like (I'm going to start using "mutt-nugget" BTW).

And typically, they respond best to names that end in vowel sounds (though this is more trend than a rule).

He reminds me a lot of some incarnations of Tails from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games but that does't hit me as a good dog name.
posted by VTX at 10:31 AM on May 26, 2016


Redd
posted by briank at 10:31 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sorrel
Rigel, or Rye for short

That velvety muzzle in the first pic! So sweet!
posted by esoterrica at 10:32 AM on May 26, 2016


Is he fast? He looks to me like a Rocket (Rocky for short)
posted by Mchelly at 10:33 AM on May 26, 2016


My default answer to 'what should I name my dog?' has always been Filthy McNasty, so I feel I should continue to do so. That said, with eyes like those, perhaps something a little more heartwarming: Fuzzy McFuzzFace.
posted by Mooski at 10:34 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


He is so...Foxy!
posted by txmon at 10:35 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


I said Foxy, too, when I opened the picture.
posted by SLC Mom at 10:45 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Robin (Hood)
posted by ChuraChura at 10:48 AM on May 26, 2016


He's absolutely the Fantastic Mr. Fox, and you should call him Tazz or Tazzy for short.
posted by cooker girl at 10:49 AM on May 26, 2016


Figlet, based on my pup, who looks similar (although old and wise).
posted by Fig at 11:00 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wilde, for Nick Wilde in Zootopia (or maybe Nick)
Kitsune, which is Japanese for "fox"

OMG SO FLUFFY AND CUTE EEEEEE
posted by curagea at 11:24 AM on May 26, 2016


Robin after the animated fox in Robin Hood?
posted by WidgetAlley at 11:27 AM on May 26, 2016


Beautiful i think you should named ( FENDI ) , my Daughter is already asking for a little poppy. should never show her these pictures.
posted by aventuratx at 11:34 AM on May 26, 2016


Rocky.

After the famous TV charactor (no, not that boxer dude).

You can be the Bullwinkle if you like.
posted by mule98J at 11:58 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


All that feathery fur is making me think '70s. Bo? Derek? Gibb? Cassidy? Garrett? Starsky? Hutch? Schneider? Vinnie?
posted by lakeroon at 12:06 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Vincent (Vinnie).

On preview: howzat for a coincidence!
posted by mymbleth at 12:06 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


What's wrong with Mutt-Nugget? Nugget or Nuggs for short.
posted by furnace.heart at 12:11 PM on May 26, 2016


Zorro
posted by deludingmyself at 12:21 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Rocky.
After the famous TV charactor (no, not that boxer dude).

Rocket J. Squirrel, if you're feeling formal.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 1:46 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fez! Or Fizgig.
posted by moonmilk at 1:50 PM on May 26, 2016


Felix.
posted by argonauta at 3:04 PM on May 26, 2016


Mutt-nugget is cute and all, but please, if you use that, enunciate carefully. Especially if people are eating in the vicinity.

How about Tutone (as in Tommy Tutone)?
posted by bricoleur at 3:48 PM on May 26, 2016


Brody was the name that popped into my head.
posted by mollywas at 4:13 PM on May 26, 2016


First thought was Feist. dunno why.
posted by futz at 4:49 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Roscoe!
posted by eponym at 6:26 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


(Fox) Mulder
posted by MT at 6:27 PM on May 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Reynardine
posted by BoscosMom at 11:43 PM on May 26, 2016


I do like Nugget though.
posted by BoscosMom at 11:46 PM on May 26, 2016


To me he reminds of Tails from Sonic.
posted by ndaguiar at 3:41 AM on May 27, 2016


There's an adorable comic with a fox-like creature named Rex that he immediately put me in mind of. He's adorable - congratulations!
posted by librarianamy at 4:38 AM on May 27, 2016


Foxy Brown.
posted by teleri025 at 2:17 PM on May 27, 2016


i really like the foxy brown @teleri025
posted by aventuratx at 10:07 AM on May 30, 2016


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