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Avadaru
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My puppy needs a name.

He's a gorgeous, playful, smart black-and-white pointer puppy. I am currently calling him Oscar, since his registered (show) name is Caliban's Oscar Gone Wilde, but I don't want Oscar to be his permanent name. I'm looking for something creative and original, possibly with a literary theme, but I'm open to any suggestions. [Razz] I'm counting on you brilliant jatraqueros to come up with something... [Group Hug]

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Mephistopheles and/or Superfly

Those are cool names and Frisco, his friend, and I thought of them, so you can't go wrong.

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I've always been fond of the name "Mr. Snigglesworth." Somehow it just works. It's not literary, but if you'd like we can all pretend that it's in a epic poem somewhere. Happy naming!

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A few:

Shmuck
Snoobles
Rat
Carny (short for Carnivore)

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Stains [Razz]
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Ville
Auron
Angus
Ben
Pizza

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I've always thought it's important to use a name that won't sound odd as one runs through the neighborhood sreaming the straying pup's name.

I like Wilder or maybe Ansel (Adams).

I would avoid names like: Tickle Me, Fifty-Bucks, Stick-'em-up and Again.

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Vanyel!

no, not really, i'd kill you and Oscar if you did

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Jude. Cuz Jude Law played Oscar Wilde's LUVAAHHH in the Oscar Wilde movie. Uh huh. (nods)
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Sandor? Clegane?

We could fall back to using Grey Wind, Summer, Nymeria, Lady, Shaggydog, or Ghost, of course, but they lack the irony.

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Earnest.
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JUDAS! that would make Jen and Bonnie happy!
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*grin* Vanyel
If I EVER get a rottweiller or a rottweiller mutt his name will be Lucifer and if I have two the other will be Satan.

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quote:
I've always thought it's important to use a name that won't sound odd as one runs through the neighborhood screaming the straying pup's name.
hmmm... perhaps we should have thought of this before naming our dog "Seven."

As for dog names, what about:
Frodo
Levin (one scene in Anna Karenina is described from the POV of a hunting dog)
Tommy
Hey-don't-eat-that!-That-isn't-food!

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I have a relative who's dog responded to "dammit" better than its real name.

"Come here, dammit!"

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I like Stewie as a weiner dog name, myself.
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hot Soup
Ceiling Fan (makes for amusing confusion)
Second stain
Stalin
Bush
Todd

-there are some great names you can pick up from race horses [Wink]

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You sure, fallow? [Razz]
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My friend and I tried to come up with the worst dog names, and I believe Steve and Ted topped the list. "Trogdor" and "Gozer the Gozarian" are also great dog names, the more pathetic the dog, the better.
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Desu
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Wait until he does someting then name him according to the event; he takes a leak on your shoe when you learn you mother has died you call him Death Omen.
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Desu
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What about a black Abyssinian?
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I think Compass would be a great name. Because he's a black & white pointer.
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You misunderstand me:
a black cat

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Desu
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Call him compass and you will not enjoy calling him.
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Salt maybe? Or how about ketchup, mustard or Caribbean Jerk Seasoning?

- to be read with Relish

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I think Pepper is an excellent name for a dog.
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At the time my parents met for the first time, my grandparents (both sets!) owned dogs named Pepper. Unfortunately my memories of those dogs have melded into one rather generic looking big black dog. For years I thought all black dogs were named Pepper.
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Hmm, lets see, literary reference, black and white dog.... Oh oh oh I know.. TEXT.
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Shades of Gray.
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Or if you disregard the literary reference, you could name him PHOTO. Introductions would be fun. This is our black and white Photo.
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Avadaru,

Speaking of photo -- you need to POST one of this dog. Can't name a puppy without looking at him -- seeing what name he "looks" like...

Farmgirl

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Greatest dog names EVER: Phineas or Atticus.
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Wow, thanks y'all!! This is a wonderful response!

There are some pictures of him in my foobonic album, but the site's not up yet I think....I'll post some links, and some better pictures, when it's running again.

I like Ansel, Jude, Judas, Levin, Phineas, and quite a few of the others, but I'm rather picky when it comes to names so it'll probably take me a little while to pick one. ^_^ Also, Text and Photo...rofl!!

Keep 'em coming, and thank you sooo much! [Wink] [Big Grin] [Smile]

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I don't know how political you are Avadaru, but you can always name him after a politician. Just think about the possibilities:

"Bill Clinton, stop making a mess on the rug!"

"George W, don't drink out of the toilet!"

"You better not track that mud in here, Ahnold!"

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Top 5 Names:

5) Egypt--because he leaves little pyramids all over the landscape

4) Sooner--because he's sooner leave little pyramids in the house as in the yard.

3) Fugly--but it would have to be a Freakin Ugly dog.

2) Rabid Killer-- Calling him at night will get you a lot of help. Calling him as your house is being robbed will save you a lot of valuables.

1) Dan Raven-- Its just a great name.

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quote:
"You better not track that mud in here, Ahnold!"
Well, that'll explain why he keeps his nose in everyone's crotch. As long as he doesn't grab my butt, I'm okay.
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How about "Chopper"? Good literary reference there.

Dagonee

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Jane, if you actually name that poor dog judas, I will be forced to....do something drastic! That's evil. I don't care how much yall like Judas, that is going too far!
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Yeah, it's like Jezebel for a girl.
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What about Orsino or Mr. Darcy or Cerberus?
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How about Sirius? Kind of redundant naming a dog after the Dog Star, but why not?
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Lets see.... some of the names *I'VE* used are:

Fuzzlebutt
Shotgun
Pistol
Slingshot
Chuckles (Whom I still have and is expecting any day now)
Ma Barker
Mischief
Idunno
Not Me
Hershey's Kiss (a chocolate colored chihuahua)
Blue Streak
Blue Blazes
a female cat named George (I was trying to give her a complex, you know how cats are so uppity)
Tinker
D.D. (short for Damn Dawg)
Sherlock
Malichai
Wherefor (A Biblical name that)

Just a few for your perusal

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One that i've found fairly differnt is D O G say each letter as if you where saying the aplhabet.
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i recommend Pig...but i'm partial

I have a cat named pig who is about 5 lbs overweight and a cat named pishe(pronounced pee-she...cute-talk for "fishy") whose favorite thing to do is take baths, so whatever name, choose carefully

[Big Grin]

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No way, I just named my gerbil Sirius. You can't use that one!
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