Friday, November 12, 2010

What's In A Name

Having trouble these days, troubles with picking the right name. The last pup Fly will ever have is now 3 weeks old, and not sure if the name I picked is suitable. Having the number of dogs we have, I don't want names to sound too close, and I'd like to have a name that other people haven't used, but in the same breath, I would like to have a traditional name as well. When I was up at Penny Caster's, the golden child could do no wrong. It did not matter how sharp those little needle teeth were, she was forgiven. I had decided that her name would be Fleet - but now I am wondering if I picked the right name. Fleet has been used in many lines, but often as a male name (even though it could be a female as well).

The Chosen One on the Chosen Niece's Lap

This is where I am asking for help. I was going through some lines last night, and found some other names that twig (yes that is one of the names) my interest. Up for contention is Twig (may have to use a larger stick to beat her off my ankles), Spy (sounds like Fly, but by the time I start yelling her name, Fly will likely not be hearing her name anyway to get confused), Fleece (I like this name, but is it too close to her sister Floss?), Fay (Fay Away?), Bett (you can bet on it) and Lynn (her grandmother's name). Or I could do what many did in the past - just call her by her mother's name. What I know for sure, is when she is 4 months old, I will likely call her unfavorable names, and it will be nothing close to what is on her pedigree. I guess Lass would be close.


  1. How about Feist (for feisty and the singer), or Pip, for pipsqueak. I like Bett and Lynn of the ones you suggest. Awww, just give her to me, I'll figure it out!

  2. What is your niece's name? Maybe a take-off on that would be nice.

  3. What about Boon or Jasper?

  4. I just love the name Twig and nearly called Jet Twig. I have a soft spot for it, and think it evokes a very pretty image too, for a female. Love it. That's my .02 cents! Next I love the name Lynn. I heard a clinician once talk about his dog Lynn (she was also in his book) and he loved her so much, it always stuck with me. He was British, I think it's pretty traditional too.