Name this puppy - scruffy edition
November 8, 2018 7:43 AM   Subscribe

I'm 90% sure I'm adopting this little dandelion head tomorrow. He is going to need a name. My other dog is named Rooney and as you can see they are long lost cousins. Looking forward to your ideas!
posted by ohsnapdragon to Pets & Animals (41 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite



(We just named a rescue last weekend, and it's a surprisingly fraught task. Good luck with him!!)
posted by wenestvedt at 7:51 AM on November 8

Why not Dandy, then?
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:54 AM on November 8 [6 favorites]

Personally, I enjoy the name Dandelion Head very much.

But obviously, if your other dog is named Rooney, you should name this dog Wayne. :)
posted by JenThePro at 7:57 AM on November 8 [5 favorites]

A famous Rooney? Andy, Mickey? He could be a Mickey.
posted by wellred at 7:57 AM on November 8 [7 favorites]

Desmond the Dandy.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:00 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

That's a Wilbur, for sure.
posted by gnutron at 8:03 AM on November 8 [3 favorites]

posted by drlith at 8:04 AM on November 8

He looks a bit like a Buster to me.

Alternately "Macaroni" but you could call him Mac.
posted by implied_otter at 8:05 AM on November 8 [2 favorites]

posted by BeeDo at 8:19 AM on November 8

i love me a scruffy dog!

he looks like a kenneth, kenny for short. kenny and rooney
posted by domino at 8:22 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

I should add, I've had Rooney 6 years so she has a lot of nicknames. Anything that sounds too similar to these is probably out, so I don't confuse them:

Baby Boo
Booboo Baggins
My girl
posted by ohsnapdragon at 8:25 AM on November 8

Do you watch Wynonna Earp? He reminds me of the sheriff, whose name is Nedley.
posted by Squeak Attack at 8:31 AM on November 8

posted by *s at 8:42 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

posted by outfielder at 8:50 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]


(that looks like a dog that needs about one million kisses)
posted by praemunire at 9:00 AM on November 8 [4 favorites]

posted by RhysPenbras at 9:06 AM on November 8

posted by Flexagon at 9:07 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

Cantona, Ruud, Cole, Persie, Gunnar, Yorke...
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:08 AM on November 8

posted by sciencegeek at 9:31 AM on November 8

He looks like a smart little thing! So I'd call him Hugo or Nick (the latter for Nikola Tesla).
posted by holborne at 9:34 AM on November 8

oh yeah, seconding Oscar.

posted by fingersandtoes at 9:36 AM on November 8

posted by MT at 9:43 AM on November 8

Seymour, Oscar, Einstein. Doc - ala back to the future.

He also looks like a cutie Gremlin, so that in mind: Gizmo, Gremlin, Mogwai.
posted by crayon at 9:50 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

That puppy is adorable!

What about Hopper?

(Yes, I've been watching Stranger Things.)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:02 AM on November 8


Dandelions are part of the sunflower family -- short for Asteraceae. And he is such a sweet little dandelion.

You've got some great dogs there!
posted by mochapickle at 10:16 AM on November 8 [2 favorites]

He looks a lot like a dog I follow on instagram whose name is Owen. I like Oscar or Oswald too.
posted by pixiecrinkle at 10:35 AM on November 8

If they’re cousins, perhaps puppy wants an Irish-derived surname? Higgins, Kennedy, Sullivan, Reilly?
posted by eirias at 10:56 AM on November 8

@pixiecrinkle, Owen the scruffy pitbull? I LOVE that account. : D
posted by ohsnapdragon at 11:00 AM on November 8

He looks like a Chester to me.
posted by mhum at 11:34 AM on November 8 [1 favorite]

posted by bile and syntax at 12:19 PM on November 8

He's clearly Gaspode.

(I mean that quite literally, that is exactly what Gaspode the Wonder Dog looks like in my headcanon)
posted by parm at 12:38 PM on November 8 [5 favorites]

Mulligan -- so you can call him "Mul" for short and then the two of them together would be Mul & Rooney! ;-)
posted by Jade Dragon at 1:17 PM on November 8

posted by karayel at 1:34 PM on November 8

I'm with Crayon on naming that sweet little guy, Seymour, Frye's pup from Futurama.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 1:54 PM on November 8

posted by bz at 5:17 PM on November 8

posted by bricoleur at 6:10 PM on November 8

That is most DEFINITELY a Toby. The Tobiest of Tobys.
posted by sarcasticah at 6:10 PM on November 8

Boo Boo (Bilbo) Baggins and Fritz (Frodo) Baggins
posted by TrishaU at 7:19 PM on November 8

posted by clseace at 8:24 PM on November 8

Leo! He looks like a lion!
posted by speakeasy at 6:42 AM on November 9

Chester popped into my mind, I see someone else also posted that!

Riley is a name I was considering for my pup
Toby also good
posted by christiehawk at 5:08 AM on November 10

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