New puppy, needs name.
May 22, 2020 6:49 AM   Subscribe

So, my sister wore me down and we have a new puppy. He's big, 60 pounds at 6 months. They tell me he may double in size in 6 months. He not afraid of barking, but seems very gentle and is shy. So, what should we call him?
posted by Marky to Pets & Animals (66 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I have never seen a more Hagrid dog in my life
posted by itsamermaid at 6:52 AM on May 22 [26 favorites]


Muppet dog! He looks like Ralph. (But I like Hagrid.)
posted by deludingmyself at 6:53 AM on May 22 [9 favorites]


He looks like a Rufus to me.
posted by unicorn chaser at 7:01 AM on May 22 [14 favorites]


Murphy, aka the Giant Floof
posted by Glinn at 7:03 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


He does literally look a lot like Barkley, the dog from Sesame Street.
posted by needs more cowbell at 7:07 AM on May 22 [26 favorites]


Robbie
posted by Jahaza at 7:14 AM on May 22


Shemp
posted by Dolley at 7:16 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


FERGUS
posted by notquitemaryann at 7:18 AM on May 22 [5 favorites]


I can’t favorite Hagrid enough.
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 7:19 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I want

I think he's a Skipper. Skippy for short.
posted by Ftsqg at 7:22 AM on May 22


Bartholomew, but Fergus is good too!
posted by five_cents at 7:30 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Rowlf.
posted by minsies at 7:33 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Shag.
posted by SemiSalt at 7:33 AM on May 22


Lancelot
posted by Grandysaur at 7:37 AM on May 22


Baxter.
posted by box at 7:40 AM on May 22 [4 favorites]


I believe you have adopted a wookie, but I don't love the name Chewbacca. However, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, or another Star Wars name would be appropriate.
posted by theora55 at 7:43 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


I love Baxter.
Wilson
Tolliver
Wallace
Cooper
Benji
Archie
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:58 AM on May 22


Tralfaz or Slagathor
posted by briank at 8:01 AM on May 22


Also came here to say that he's definitely a Rufus! He has a reddish tint to his coat by the looks of things too...
posted by Chairboy at 8:03 AM on May 22


He does look like a Rufus or a Henry. Super cute! What kind of dog is this?
posted by vivzan at 8:11 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Tobey?
posted by meese at 8:16 AM on May 22


Scruffy.
posted by zengargoyle at 8:17 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Theo
posted by praemunire at 8:21 AM on May 22


Bosco! (dog names should have a fricative, a plosive, and a vowel that can be held to make it easier for them to learn!)
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:43 AM on May 22 [5 favorites]


Another vote for Rufus.
posted by terretu at 8:47 AM on May 22


(I aso like Rufus). Or:
Moose
Noodles
Tiny
posted by TwoStride at 8:50 AM on May 22


Benji
posted by hydra77 at 9:03 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Waldo
posted by sciencegeek at 9:05 AM on May 22


I love the Hagrid suggestion, but to me he looks like a Bear
posted by Mchelly at 9:06 AM on May 22


What kind of dog is he? He's adorable.
posted by Gray Duck at 9:17 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Fargo.
Jim.
Frank.
Hamlet.
posted by Happydaz at 9:17 AM on May 22


Ambrosius
posted by babelfish at 9:24 AM on May 22 [3 favorites]


Or Barkley! Oh, which I see someone else already said
posted by babelfish at 9:24 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


Hira (pronounced High-ra)
Fair Play
Flowers
posted by dobbs at 9:25 AM on May 22


Benji. The original movie Benji was a little smaller, but that's the coloring.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:34 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Ludo, like the gentle giant from Labyrinth?
posted by merriment at 9:38 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


What a good, big boy! Yes, I agree on the wookie comment above, in fact, just call him Wookie.
posted by missmobtown at 9:47 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Looks like a Roscoe to me.
posted by uberfunk at 9:48 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Hank
posted by JoeZydeco at 9:51 AM on May 22


Chuck.
posted by james33 at 9:54 AM on May 22


Bertram.
posted by obliviax at 10:03 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Winston

But also Rufus!
posted by LaBellaStella at 10:20 AM on May 22


He is magnificent!
posted by LaBellaStella at 10:24 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Clyde
posted by DB Cooper at 10:32 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


I came to say Ralphie, but Hagrid and Rufus are also great.
posted by rpfields at 11:00 AM on May 22


Oliver.
posted by adamrice at 11:03 AM on May 22


Aloysius.
posted by dywypi at 11:35 AM on May 22


Angus
posted by easy, lucky, free at 11:39 AM on May 22


I'm typically pro-Rufus or Roscoe for shaggy dogs, but he might be a Lebowski.
posted by blerghamot at 11:51 AM on May 22


Wilby!
posted by *s at 11:58 AM on May 22


He does literally look a lot like Barkley, the dog from Sesame Street.

He looks even more like the Dog from Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, only that dog didn’t have a name!
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:45 PM on May 22 [2 favorites]


Seltzer.
posted by lakeroon at 12:58 PM on May 22


I agree with merriment, LUDO is basically perfect. Big, friendly, shaggy, and with you til the end. Should you need us...
posted by Night_owl at 1:05 PM on May 22 [3 favorites]


albie
posted by brujita at 1:15 PM on May 22


Continuing the Muppet naming, I was thinking he looked like a Sprocket.
posted by AzraelBrown at 1:35 PM on May 22 [1 favorite]


another vote for Aloysius, supported by this extremely fine song by English singer/songwriter Jez Lowe:
Aloysius
That's a grand looking dog!
posted by Corvid at 1:46 PM on May 22


Hubert.
posted by BrashTech at 4:23 PM on May 22


I came in to say Rufus . . . . and see several others agree.
He is awesome!
posted by augustinetill at 5:02 PM on May 22


I'm a big Outlander fan, and that shaggy, bearded fellow is giving me a real Scottish Highlander vibe. Ideas: Fergus, Murtagh (pronounced Mur-taw), Angus, Rupert, Dougal. Hagrid is good too!

I also really enjoy when people give their pets human names, especially if they trend a little middle-aged. I could totally see your fluffy boy as a Gary.
posted by leftover_scrabble_rack at 5:33 PM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Banjo
posted by Sassyfras at 6:24 PM on May 22


Otto, or Bartleby
posted by shortyJBot at 8:20 PM on May 22


Mortimer
posted by lois1950 at 1:34 AM on May 23


Hello, Gorgeous! Gorgeous George, 'atcher service, m'lady!
Oh, who are we kidding? Jimmy Hensen, that has a nice ring to it, too.
posted by TrishaU at 7:43 AM on May 23


Walter
posted by banjonaut at 10:56 AM on May 23


If you want to name him after someone, Anthony Fauci comes to mind. Tony is a good pupper name.
posted by Mom at 6:42 PM on May 23


Thanks to everybody for all the fantastic suggestions, we went with Fergus. He's a Bernedoodle rescue we got from Illinois. He just got home from the groomer and looks great! No pooping in the house for the last two days, yea! He's a bit of a howler, and still shy, but he's getting along well with the other dogs and the rest of the family. Looks like he's going to fit right in.

Thanks again!
posted by Marky at 9:04 PM on May 23 [3 favorites]


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