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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Naming my Puppy

I've been calling my puppy Cooper for the past few weeks but I'm not loving the name. I like the name but I don't enjoy saying it and it's a bit cold. So then I thought of Teddy and it feels more loving but somehow it doesn't feel real. I end up calling him Scooby just because - I don't know why it just seems to pop out. Anyway, this is nuts! I have my puppy for 4 weeks and he doesn't have a permanent name. he's going to the vet next week for his shot. of course they asked his name and I said sadly that I don't have a name yet!!!

I know it's such a personal thing naming your dog but I'm really stuck. I want a name that is loving, fun and enjoyable to say. I want it to be two syllables and end with an "ie" or "y" And of course it has to fit my puppy. he's a really smart, happy, playful, energetic little pup. He loves to give kisses and lie next to me on the sofa. he often sits at my feet or even on them when I'm at the kicthen table. Sometimes he follows me around, he loves to run for his toys and he's really good about bringing them back. He's sociable, a lot of fun to play with, he makes me laugh and at times he even astonishes me. he's great in the car and he's great with his litter box. He doesn't like having the harness put on him or getting his nails cut so we have to work on that. He also loves to run in circles on the front lawn and looks so adorable doing it.

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just an adorable face..If the name Scooby just pops out, maybe thats it then!!!!! I think he looks like a little scooby!

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how about Sparky? He seems to have a spark in his eyes and energetic. I bet he could even make sparks fly when he gets in the RLH mode

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I agree, if you keep calling him, "Scooby", maybe that's what his name should be! It's a cute name, and he's a cute puppy!

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You called him a"happy" puppy! What a neat name for a dog....HAPPY!
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I had a horrible time naming BOTH of mine. They were as hard to name s my kids. I know Augie was at least a month old, and I think Finn was closer to six weeks! I had given a tentative name at the vet for Finn and then they had to change their records because I changed it! Just letting you know you aren't the only one!

Scooby is a cute name. Are you going to register him with AKC? Do you have a name for registering him that you could some way work into his call name?

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it's good to hear that I'm not the only one. it's been so frustrating (this should be my biggest problem with puppy scooby does seem to pop out of my mouth. but is it a good name for my puppy? I like the idea behind sparky but it would feel forced.
will I know the name once I hear it? I just wonder if I'm making too big a deal about this? If scooby were a girl, I'd name her maggie and it would be simple. but boys names seem tougher for me. uuurrrghhhhh

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scooby is cute! I also really like "Happy"! simple and to the point!
If we had a boy, I really like the names Jasper, Sawyer and Cash... but none of those end in a Y... hmmmm...

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Scooby is cute.

The only other ones I can think of are Charlie and Riley
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Pepper? Poppy (seed)? He's so cute!

I call Cass, pupper, and puppy. Might as well have nicknames, right? Wasn't sure about Cass either, but it's so hard when four people are deciding with their own tastes. She seemed to answer to it so well, so I just left it.

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