Amazing unnamed whippet is called?
December 14, 2020 3:29 PM   Subscribe

There are photos within but will there also be her True Name?

Yes hello hello hello we are collecting & connecting with this tiny genius very soon, and we're searching to discover for her name. She's perhaps the smallest of the litter, and has been given the tag 'Mouse' as a temporary tool, but it seems unlikely to be correct.

Details: she has teeth, legs + paws, a tail, a nose, some amount of ears, the usual organs we presume. The top of her head has a Wu-Tang W brindle marking that covers her left eye. She has also 3 cow-like splotches on her side.

We think: Norwegian words or names are welcome but are by no means necessary. She's female but has no gender obvs, so non-gender-specific/conforming human names are just as likely to be correct as their counterparts.

We love your suggestions already! THANKS
posted by Joeruckus to Pets & Animals (53 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Bustwith

(from this: Shake Your Rump)
posted by chavenet at 3:35 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


she looks like a Gwin to me. Or maybe a Trine.
posted by fingersandtoes at 3:42 PM on December 14, 2020


Mabel
posted by umwhat at 3:44 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Eileen or Elaine
posted by sciencegeek at 3:45 PM on December 14, 2020


That's Maude.
posted by saladin at 3:50 PM on December 14, 2020 [4 favorites]


My first thought was Clover.
posted by phunniemee at 3:52 PM on December 14, 2020 [6 favorites]


Looks like a Netty to me.
posted by Chairboy at 3:52 PM on December 14, 2020


DEVO, but only if she's a good whippet.
posted by sagc at 3:52 PM on December 14, 2020 [49 favorites]


Petra
posted by brujita at 3:53 PM on December 14, 2020


CREAM
posted by knile at 3:54 PM on December 14, 2020


A Maisie or a Daisy.
posted by eponym at 3:59 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


“Amazing the whippet” would be a pretty dope name.
posted by furnace.heart at 4:04 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Miriam
posted by A Terrible Llama at 4:05 PM on December 14, 2020


I think she's a Wilma
posted by niicholas at 4:06 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Wenke
posted by bgrebs at 4:28 PM on December 14, 2020


Maude was my first thought too!
posted by MadamM at 4:31 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


My brain says Dot.
posted by mustard seeds at 4:39 PM on December 14, 2020


Lillehammer (Lil for short)
posted by Iris Gambol at 4:41 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Millie
posted by bondcliff at 4:50 PM on December 14, 2020


Stella Stelllllaaaahhhhh
(It’s apparently good to have a sibilant in a dog’s name - and with a whippet you’re gonna be doing a lot of calling her name when you try to instil the recall concept)
posted by honey-barbara at 4:56 PM on December 14, 2020 [2 favorites]


She needs a delicate, frilly name. Melanie. Melisande. Juliette. Annabelle. Marguerite. Carolyn.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:07 PM on December 14, 2020


That's Maude.

Maude was my first thought too!


Okay, the benefit of “Maude” is that when you call her to go outside, you can say, ”Come into the garden, Maude.”
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:12 PM on December 14, 2020


Sighthounds like whippets are sprinters, so I'd be looking at names of female sprinters: Florence is an obvious choice, but I'd go with Wilma, I think.
posted by QuakerMel at 5:33 PM on December 14, 2020 [5 favorites]


Paisley
posted by spitbull at 5:38 PM on December 14, 2020


Sometimes dogs don't let you know what their name is until they've been with you for a while. Our greyhound/saluki mix came to us from Dubai with the name Zohra, and we lived with that for a week until we deduced that her name was Birdie, because she doesn't walk anywhere if she can fly instead.
posted by QuakerMel at 5:41 PM on December 14, 2020 [2 favorites]


Oh my god I need to smooch her tummy asap

I'd honestly just call her Baby Girl all the time
posted by Kitchen Witch at 5:42 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Hooza, as in "Who's a good girl?"
posted by QuakerMel at 5:48 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Gudrun, Gud for short, as in 'whippet gud' . Also she is probably a gudrunner
posted by The otter lady at 5:59 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


Toes.
posted by Poeia8Kate at 6:08 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Tina
posted by maloon at 6:11 PM on December 14, 2020


Min. Minnie. Minnie Mouse.
posted by LaBellaStella at 6:14 PM on December 14, 2020 [2 favorites]


Min. Minnie. Minnie Mouse.

Minerva J. Mouse.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:26 PM on December 14, 2020 [2 favorites]


(Minnie Mouse’s full name really is Minerva, but I don’t think she has a middle name.)
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:34 PM on December 14, 2020


Uli!
posted by the primroses were over at 7:01 PM on December 14, 2020


Name: Disa.
Pronouns: they/them.

Since (as you mention) we can't know your dogs gender (if any), I recommend they/them pronouns. Bonus: you (and others in your dog's life) get practice with (and exposure to) they/them pronouns.
posted by aniola at 7:11 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Peanut! She is definitely a sweet little nutterbutter.
posted by DingoMutt at 7:21 PM on December 14, 2020


Wisp.
posted by Temeraria at 7:23 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Taiga
posted by miles per flower at 7:46 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Mustang Sally
posted by drlith at 7:58 PM on December 14, 2020


She wants to be named Missy
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 8:42 PM on December 14, 2020 [1 favorite]


Mabel or Maybelle
posted by lapis at 9:14 PM on December 14, 2020


Hermione.
posted by ihaveyourfoot at 9:42 PM on December 14, 2020


Loving ALL these name suggestions ... came here to ask if I was the only person who got a warning of "This post may contain erotic or adult imagery. By continuing, you acknowledge that you are 18+ years of age." for the third photo?! CRACKING ME UP!
posted by mccxxiii at 10:12 PM on December 14, 2020 [17 favorites]


Freya! Also, she is a dream.
posted by Threeve at 10:31 PM on December 14, 2020 [3 favorites]


She really is a particular sweet and pretty doggums.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:35 AM on December 15, 2020


mccxxiii: "ask if I was the only person who got a warning of "This post may contain erotic or adult imagery. By continuing, you acknowledge that you are 18+ years of age"

I got that too and laughed; I'm definitely 18+ in dog years.
posted by chavenet at 12:46 AM on December 15, 2020 [4 favorites]


Florence.
posted by eyeofthetiger at 4:11 AM on December 15, 2020


Oh please call her DEVO as noticed above. Whippet good.
posted by nkknkk at 4:49 AM on December 15, 2020


Patches!
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:03 AM on December 15, 2020


I can't explain exactly why, but I strongly suspect that Good Girl's name might be Shelby.
posted by somanyamys at 6:32 AM on December 15, 2020


I'm liking the 'running' names. Flo Jo would be an awesome doggy name.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 6:34 AM on December 15, 2020 [1 favorite]


My first thought was Pip or Pippa
posted by brilliantine at 6:49 AM on December 15, 2020


Response by poster: There is LOTS to treasure here already, I love how directly you're all able to see names from faces. Thank you all for your contributions so far!

(I'm sorry for inadvertently sharing a potentially distracting NSFD "erotic" image; what prudes these algorithms be).

@QuakerMel – Birdie is a wunderhound, such a nose, such ears!

We'll try all of these out when they arrive, and I'll try to update you all here or over at metatalk if the thread closes before their name is found yes yes.
posted by Joeruckus at 11:36 AM on December 15, 2020 [5 favorites]


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