Help name our new puppies!
August 5, 2006 4:51 PM   Subscribe

Dog names: My family just got two new puppies. They're both female and five months old, and both are rat terrier/ Jack Russell mixes. Anyone have some good names for little girl dogs?

One is smaller but more lively; she looks a bit more like a Jack Russell. The other is larger and quieter and looks more like a rat terrier. Both have white bodies and black/brown markings on their heads. We aren't adverse to names that go together, but it would be better if they didn't sound the same. My father and brothers don't like names that are overly frou- frou, but we want them to have girl names. I'm not necessarily going to take any names from this thread, but we really need some inspiration so general categories of names are fine too.
posted by MadamM to Pets & Animals (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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posted by k8t at 4:55 PM on August 5, 2006

maxine and minim
posted by ptm at 4:56 PM on August 5, 2006

Fear and Loathing
Death and Dismemberment
Assault and Battery
Thelma and Louise
Gin and Juice
O.J. and A.C.
Black and Decker
Black and Mild
Sly and Robbie
Kate and Allie
posted by box at 5:02 PM on August 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

Mossop and Keanrick
posted by theredpen at 5:20 PM on August 5, 2006

Ava and Audrey?
posted by ed\26h at 5:22 PM on August 5, 2006

Sturm und Drang
posted by cairnish at 5:27 PM on August 5, 2006

Cagney and Lacey
Sleater and Kinney
posted by frogan at 5:35 PM on August 5, 2006

Go through your favorite movies, books and music. Look for heroines (or pairs of heroines). Paired dogs are adorable. I once knew Bichons named Emmy and Oscar!
posted by radioamy at 5:38 PM on August 5, 2006

In honor of the mixed breed:

"Jackie O." and "Rattatouile."
posted by ericb at 6:01 PM on August 5, 2006

Cindy and Nancy
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:24 PM on August 5, 2006

Zoinks and Jinkies!
posted by amarynth at 6:31 PM on August 5, 2006 [2 favorites]

What about flower names? Calyx and Corolla, Poppy, Daisy, Lily, Rose, etc?
posted by echo0720 at 6:37 PM on August 5, 2006

Marianne for the lively one and Elinor for the quiet one.
posted by gatorae at 6:56 PM on August 5, 2006

Soothie and The Banshee?
posted by rob511 at 7:02 PM on August 5, 2006

Given that they're both terrierists, how about any of Ulrike (Meinhof), Patty (Hearst), Leila (Khaled), or other ladies who've taken up that line of work? Not the most tasteful names, I'll grant.

Or just Perosteck Balveda and Diziet Sma, or Livueta and Darckense.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:03 PM on August 5, 2006

Paris and Nicky?
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 7:09 PM on August 5, 2006

Xena and Gabrielle

Wilma and Betty

Betty and Veronica

Romy and Michele
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:22 PM on August 5, 2006

I think Nipsey would be a good name for one of them. Maybe Jackie for the other?

Did anyone else notice that on paulsc's link "Reagan and Riley" and "Parker and Payton" made the list for boy/boy twins, girl/girl twins and boy/girl twins?
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:28 PM on August 5, 2006

Ethel & Lucy
Ethel & Julia
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 7:40 PM on August 5, 2006

Wingus and Dingus.
posted by bolognius maximus at 7:46 PM on August 5, 2006

Goofus and Gallant, for that matter.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:10 PM on August 5, 2006

Blanche & Stella
posted by Bitstop at 8:35 PM on August 5, 2006

ying and yang

Cruella and Ursula?

Cinderalla and Aurora?

Minnie and Daisy?

Blanche and DuBois?
posted by legotech at 8:50 PM on August 5, 2006

You could go the Honeymooners route like my folks did with our cats growing up.

Alice and Trixie. We later added Ralph.
posted by awegz at 8:57 PM on August 5, 2006

I'd name them "Betty" (for the smaller, more active one) and "The General".
posted by persona non grata at 9:27 PM on August 5, 2006

Bitch 1 and Bitch 2.
posted by zadcat at 9:39 PM on August 5, 2006

Scylla and Charybdis

Laverne and Shirley

Charlotte and Emily
posted by Violet Hour at 10:18 PM on August 5, 2006

Anthea and Saskia
posted by brujita at 11:41 PM on August 5, 2006

pictures please :)
posted by radioamy at 12:37 AM on August 6, 2006

Gizmo and Gadget
Sprocket and Cog
posted by jaimystery at 4:39 AM on August 6, 2006

Jambalaya and The Fix
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:48 AM on August 6, 2006

margo and roxy
posted by jamie939 at 7:30 AM on August 6, 2006

Rosie and Daisy
posted by LoriFLA at 10:15 AM on August 6, 2006

Lucy & Ethel
Lilith & Delilah
posted by deborah at 10:44 AM on August 6, 2006

Magenta and Columbia
posted by 23skidoo at 3:40 PM on August 6, 2006

Thank you for all of the suggestions! We have just about decided on Speck (my family likes Pee Wee Herman) for the little crazy one and Gwen (for Guinevere) for the calm, regal one. I'd post some pictures, but getting them to a) sit still and b) look in the same direction for long enough to take a picture is pretty much impossible.
posted by MadamM at 6:52 PM on August 6, 2006

bush n blair betty n page
posted by baker dave at 11:16 AM on August 8, 2006

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