Help me name my stolen dog!
August 10, 2006 5:01 AM   Subscribe

So, my friend and I just... uh... liberated a puppy from an abusive owner. I've decided to keep it. Help me pick a name!

We'd like a name that's keeping in the theme of how this puppy was acquired. (i.e. stealthily, at night). Cunning references to the fact that it was destined to be a food dog (I'm in Korea) would be enjoyed.
posted by BuddhaInABucket to Pets & Animals (70 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ninja Chow.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:09 AM on August 10, 2006


Slim Shady?
posted by Skyanth at 5:14 AM on August 10, 2006


Hot Dog?
posted by orange swan at 5:17 AM on August 10, 2006


While we're at it, what on earth kind of dog IS she? Here's a pic.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:19 AM on August 10, 2006


Awwww she's a cute NE Asia mutt dog!

Um.

Dol sot.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:25 AM on August 10, 2006


or Dumpling!
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:25 AM on August 10, 2006


"YOINK"
posted by nineRED at 5:26 AM on August 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Definitely Dumpling.

she's got tongue, paws up, paw pads, floppy ears and straight tail action going on! Submit to cuteoverload!
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:27 AM on August 10, 2006


Chow wow!
posted by cogat at 5:37 AM on August 10, 2006


And, the non-screwed up link.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:37 AM on August 10, 2006


Make sure you regularly wok the dog.
posted by toastchee at 5:39 AM on August 10, 2006 [6 favorites]


Skillychops
posted by squidfartz at 5:40 AM on August 10, 2006


...or Mr. Biscuits.
posted by squidfartz at 5:40 AM on August 10, 2006


Also relevant piece of information: The dog's a she.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:41 AM on August 10, 2006


Manumit - "To release from slavery; to liberate from personal bondage or servitude; to free, as a slave."

...so how about "Manu-mutt"?
posted by Chunder at 5:48 AM on August 10, 2006


Mandu?
posted by LunaticFringe at 5:48 AM on August 10, 2006


Ah... it's a she... how about "Liberty", then? Easily shortened to "Libby" and "Lib", etc.
posted by Chunder at 5:49 AM on August 10, 2006


"Dumpling" is great!

"Pip"! (For "Puppy In Peril")
posted by taz at 5:50 AM on August 10, 2006


How about "the cute puppy whose kidnapping I not only admitted to on the internet but also recorded in photographs, significantly increasing my chances of being arrested for such an act."

Seriously that is one hell of a cute dog though.
posted by datacenter refugee at 5:53 AM on August 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Anything from this list jump out at you?
posted by inigo2 at 5:53 AM on August 10, 2006


...or Mr. Biscuits.

That name is off limits! We've got a cat named Mr. Biscuits.
If you're going to go with Dumpling, drop the g. Dumplin, sweety!
posted by NoMich at 5:55 AM on August 10, 2006


How about Klepto?
posted by A189Nut at 5:58 AM on August 10, 2006


Andy Dufrense or Red.
From the Shawshank Redepmtion.
posted by filmgeek at 6:04 AM on August 10, 2006


That's a very cute dog. Kudos on the liberation effort. She looks very happy!

I think that she looks like a Jodie (a la Jodie Foster with those blue eyes). Or maybe call her bluebell -- BB for short.
posted by bim at 6:09 AM on August 10, 2006


Colonel "Hannibal" Suppertime
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:13 AM on August 10, 2006


Another vote for "Dumpling"!
posted by matty at 6:19 AM on August 10, 2006


Tasty
posted by Meatbomb at 6:28 AM on August 10, 2006


or maybe Juicy
posted by Meatbomb at 6:29 AM on August 10, 2006


Actually, I'm liking "Yoink" now.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:36 AM on August 10, 2006


Libby (liberation)

Twinkle Toes, or just Twink, because the picture is soooo cuuuute

Shnookums

(My dog thinks his name is "Who wants a Cookie", so what you name her is pretty meaningless)
posted by cathoo at 6:37 AM on August 10, 2006


Oscar (as in Meyer)
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:40 AM on August 10, 2006


맛있는 멍멍

Mashi for short.
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 6:43 AM on August 10, 2006


You could always go with Crunchy.
posted by crunchyk9 at 6:47 AM on August 10, 2006


You could call her Theft of Property. Theffy for short.

In all seriousness, though, I think Chunder's suggestion of Liberty is the best yet. For a night-related name, you could go with something like Midnight, although that would probably be more appropriate for a black dog. Or, if you want more of a food theme, you could call her something like Kibbles 'n Bits. Or combine the two. Call her Midnight Snack... yes, I know, I'm a terrible person.
posted by magodesky at 7:01 AM on August 10, 2006


'Yoink' and 'Dumpling' are great names. If the dog were a boy 'Oscar' would be perfect, though.
posted by Alison at 7:03 AM on August 10, 2006


Well since you're in Korea, my mind is filled with Robin Hood-esque moments from M*A*S*H, and thus I'm thinking of Hawkeye Pierce. I'm sure it's not appropriate, but nothing makes me think of him more than stealing something stealthily to aid someone in need (and Hawkeye is a pretty gender neutral nickname, so forget that your dog doesn't look a bit like Alan Alda).

I really like magodesky's suggestion of Midnight Snack, though. It really alludes to the past and the present.
posted by monochromaticgirl at 7:09 AM on August 10, 2006


Some REALLY great suggestions here, lots made me laugh out loud... I think I'm going to name her Beau... short for Boshintang!!!

Keep the ideas coming though, I'm partial to several of them so far.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 7:35 AM on August 10, 2006


How about a modified version of toastchee's advice? I suggest naming it Wok. Then it's a triple play -- Wok, the dog; wok the dog; and walk the dog.
posted by booksandlibretti at 7:35 AM on August 10, 2006


Or maybe just Gogi. Gogi=meat in Korean.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 7:36 AM on August 10, 2006


As an herbivore I think all animals, cute or not, are worthy of having happy lives, and as a nice person I know all cultures have a right to eat what they see fit...

But seriously, that's gotta be the cutest damn dog I've ever seen and I am forcing myself to not dwell on the fact that lots of others like her end up between some chopsticks. Ack.

Ahem, sorry. "Dumpling" is perfect, and I'm sure you've earned a fair share of karma points in this endeavor.
posted by zoomorphic at 7:39 AM on August 10, 2006


Hooray for you for saving the dog! names?...

Mr. Crispy (yes, even though it's a girl...i had a tomcat once that i named Mrs. Kensington-great name for the cat)
Uncle Crunchy

and I second grabbingsand's suggestion of "Yoink"
posted by bolognius maximus at 8:20 AM on August 10, 2006


Awudgawudgawudgapuppysnufflkins.

"Awu" for short.

Why are you all looking at me?
posted by WCityMike at 8:30 AM on August 10, 2006


John Dillinger
Or some other outlaw that escaped.
posted by slimepuppy at 8:32 AM on August 10, 2006


You liberated him. Che is his name.
posted by geoff. at 8:51 AM on August 10, 2006


Chow Mein?

(Not Korean and not a chow, I know. I like Dumpling as well).
posted by bibliowench at 8:51 AM on August 10, 2006


Cabbage
1. (noun) Any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers.
2. (verb) Make off with belongings of others.

Though I also like Yoink. It's too fun to say.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 9:04 AM on August 10, 2006


since it was "liberated" you can call it "liberace". even better if the puppy is gay.
posted by deeman at 9:04 AM on August 10, 2006


"Stolen Goods"
posted by Izzmeister at 9:37 AM on August 10, 2006


Kimchi ?

Taco?

Pickle or Pickles (isn't a lot of Korean food pickled?)
posted by dog food sugar at 9:58 AM on August 10, 2006


Sir Poopsalot.
posted by geekhorde at 10:11 AM on August 10, 2006


I can't believe no one said "Puppy Chow". It works on so many different levels.
posted by poppo at 10:14 AM on August 10, 2006


Well, maybe just two levels, but it's still appropriate
posted by poppo at 10:15 AM on August 10, 2006


Beau is great, as is Dumpling, but I have to suggest Menchi.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:32 AM on August 10, 2006


Name it for one of the characters in "The Great Escape" (or the remake, "Chicken Run").

Or, just "Steve McQueen," the star of "The Great Escape" and a totally cool name for any animal. (Though you run the risk of people thinking you named it for Dr. Gregory House's lab rat, unless you don't get that show in Korea...)
posted by kindall at 10:44 AM on August 10, 2006


I have to vote for "Yoink"

Now I want to name something Yoink!
posted by hatsix at 10:56 AM on August 10, 2006


My Korean boyfriend says, "Why you disrespectin my culture, mannnnnnnnnn?"

But we suggest "Mr. Lunch."
posted by wuzandfuzz at 11:01 AM on August 10, 2006


Another vote for Dumpling. Aww she is so cute!!
posted by teststrip at 2:36 PM on August 10, 2006


Killer.
posted by comatose at 2:39 PM on August 10, 2006


THIS is why I continue to explain my semi-vegetarianism to friends as "i don't eat cute animals"...but anyway, I'm going to three hundred and second Dumpling, that's adorable. Just like your puppy.

But Awudgawudgawudgapuppysnufflkins is kind of brilliant ;-)
posted by echo0720 at 2:47 PM on August 10, 2006


How could I forget to suggest Menchi?

You win this round, Faint of Butt...
posted by slimepuppy at 2:59 PM on August 10, 2006


Teddy-bear looks + stealth procurement = Smuggle!
posted by rob511 at 3:04 PM on August 10, 2006


Seriously, fess up. That's a stuffed animal! Nothing alive is that perfectly, wonderfully cute. Fo real.
posted by CwgrlUp at 3:28 PM on August 10, 2006


I can't believe no one said "Puppy Chow". It works on so many different levels.

Purina. Purina Dog Chow for the full name.
posted by hydrophonic at 7:50 PM on August 10, 2006


moxie? http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=moxie

Tis a cute name for a cute puppy, and kinda describes what you did.

Anyway, how was the previous owner abusive to the pup?
posted by zaphod at 10:10 PM on August 10, 2006


che was the first thing that came to mind - liberation and all a la che guevara
posted by willmillar at 10:38 PM on August 10, 2006


Anyway, how was the previous owner abusive to the pup?

If I didn't misunderstand, she was going to be someone's dinner sometime soon.

Also, another vote for YOINK.
posted by anjamu at 1:08 AM on August 11, 2006


Anyway, how was the previous owner abusive to the pup?

If I didn't misunderstand, she was going to be someone's dinner sometime soon.

Also, another vote for YOINK.


Although things are changing, many still view this as acceptable in Korea. In addition, we are only taking it on his word that the dog was going to be eaten. The pup certainly doesn't look to be mistreated in any way.

Therefore, I say you call the puppy back to his house where he belongs, you thief.
posted by bradth27 at 7:14 AM on August 11, 2006


Contraband (or Connie for short).
posted by kittyprecious at 9:59 AM on August 11, 2006


Actually, no. Just for everyones information, while I'm pretty certain that Boshi was going to end up as dinner, that's not the abuse I was talking about.

The six-inch-long lead tied to a hook in the ground where she was stuck over fifteen hours a day, whether in rain or unbearable heat (and I've observed both)... THAT was the abuse that I was saving her from.

My friend who assisted in the liberation effort has decided to keep the dog, who I did end up naming Boshi despite the dozens of fantastic suggestions here (Yoink, Che, and of course Dumpling were all very close to being picked). MeFi, you rock!
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 3:55 PM on August 11, 2006


Boshi?
posted by ferociouskitty at 7:39 AM on August 14, 2006


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