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#1 Chantal

 

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        Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:12 PM

Hello everyone!

I am curious as to how you choose your canine friends' name? My black lab puppy is named RJ, which represent my son's intials, Ryan James. I lost my son in April 2005 and RJ is my angel who helps me get through some tough times.

So please, share with us the meaning behind your black lab's name - I think it will be an interesting topic! biggrin.gif


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        Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

Chantal, I am so sorry to hear that. It's a very very, nice tribute to your son. Wow, what a nice way to remember him. My dog's are DUKE, Sadie and Minnie. Duke came with that name, and he's so regal.. and calm.. I just let it stick. Altho my youngest son, calls him DOOT. I like Doot. It's cute. Sadie was Candy, when she came to be a foster labby. We switched her name to Sadie Ophelia Grace. Then Prompty failed, at being a Foster home. Sadie was after Sadie Hawkins day. It's the shotgun wedding, where an ugly girl has to catch the boy.. and if she does, she gets to keep him. Sadie was a chunky, when we got her.. and kinda ugly. The food she was on wasn't making her healthy or pretty. So Sadie stuck. I put Ophelia.. to give her a pretty middle name. And Grace, because she needs it.. she is clumsy from time to time. She has lost quite a bit of weight and her skin and fur are shinier and glossier.. so she has changed from an Ugly duckling, into a beautiful Swan. I still like the name Sadie though.. I think it's pretty. Minnie is actually Mini as in Mini Cooper. (the tiny euro car) She's also mini as in mini pooper. Since she is so much smaller than a lab.. she is smaller in all the ways. Minnie implies mouse, which is also small, so we spell it both ways. I wish I could have more dogs.. and more dogs to name.. they are so much fun and such great friends to us. RJ is a sweet looking dog. Lucky to have you, and be named after a beloved son. It's a really nice idea.. gives me chills.. but.. awesome way to remember someone. Warm Wishes, Heather smile.gif
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        Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:24 PM

Well, our Lucy and Gunner came with their names.

When we adopted Lucy she was 5 months so we could have changed her name but we sure couldn't come up with anything that suited her better so it stuck and she's our Lucy.

Gunner was already 2 yrs old so we couldn't really change his name because he knows his name. So Gunner he is!

Our cats on the other hand, we didn't keep their names of Peanut Butter and I can't even remember the other one..

Peanut Butter is our female, she is now Jynkxie and the male is now Diablo (because he truly is a Devil!!)



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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:25 AM

Phoebe was named for Lisa Kudrow's character in 'Friends.'

It's a good name for her, because although she seems scatty, sometimes you get the disturbing feeling that she really knows a lot more about life than most people...
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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:21 AM

Riley was already named when we adopted him. He was already 8-9 months old when we got him so I didn't really want to change it. Plus I like the name so we kept it. He has so many other names and answers to all of them. Bubby, Bud, Fatty (thank goodness he doesn't have a complex). He is a pretty flexiable boy. When it comes to food he will answer to anything.
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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:18 AM

Abby Michael England --- My husband picked Abby --- he says it is because she was such a calm puppy it reminded him of the monks at the Abbey close to our house. I think it is because we like to call her Abby the black Labby My oldest son gave her the middle name Michael because it is his middle name and I guess there is strength in numbers smile.gif and England -- our last name
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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:10 PM

Thank you for your kind words Heather - they mean alot to me! I have the habit of giving my canine friends a nickname that rhymes with their name, like my 14 year old dalmatian, I sometimes call him "Pongo Wongo"! But I couldn't find anything to rhyme with RJ other than PJ but my husband came up with the perfect nickname : DJ! Perfect because my son was also a very popular DJ, so I sometimes call him "RJ DJ's in his PJ'S" - he goes wild when I say that! biggrin.gif
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        Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:37 PM

Chantal sorry to hear about your son, I'm sure he snuggles with you and RJ. I gave MoJo his name through a suggestion from my brother and thought it was cute because hopefully for a very long time I can say "I've got my MoJo" LOL
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        Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

Your very welcome Chantal. I love the rhyming idea of a name. Pongo wongo is cute. We all love that movie here.. it gets watched a lot.. even pre-dogs. (My kids and dogs are all going as Labrador's tomorrow for Halloween. I will post pic's afterwards.. of course..) Cheers, Heather smile.gif
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        Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:50 PM

Hi Tina - I love that! Your brother had a great suggestion!

Hi Heather - Looking forward to those Halloween pictures! I was going to dress RJ up and go for a walk amongst the trick or treaters, but I have a prior committment. Maybe next year!
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        Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:46 PM

Thor was already named Thor when we got him. But since my fiance is norwegian and all, we decided to keep it. It actually fits in a way, he's a big clumsy goof, but is an amazing hiker and rock climber already! I'll have to take some pics of Thor climbing up small rock walls, its pretty amazing, he just followed me up one and now he loves it. wink.gif

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        Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:53 PM

We named Jed after "Jedi Knight" from the Star Wars series. I am bit of a fan. LOL!




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        Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:07 PM

Tessa's kennel name is 'Sweet Carolyne'. She was given the pet name Tessa as it was my favourite name at the time.. (I was 15).
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        Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:20 PM

Hami has to have a name that you can put "boy" or "Girl" behind it, for example Sasha girl, Toby boy. I think we always go to the name your baby sites and try all the names till we find one that fits. I picked both their names and Hami had to agree of course. Sasha only has the one name while Toby is registered, so his real name is Tobias Alexander Seeha. Seeha means 'black' in farsi (Persian). It turns out that his father had Tobias in his name also. I did not ralize till after I had named him.
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        Posted 04 November 2007 - 12:44 PM

It's probably fairly obvious that we let our kids pick out the name. They are soo clever! Actually, I think I heard d-o-g as a dogs name somewhere and had mentioned it once at the dinner table, so when we actually got a dog, there wasn't much question as to the name. Over the last few months Deogee's has been given so many nicknames including 'Doj' or just plain dog. He'll answer to almost anything if it's followed by "want a treat?" But it is still fun to watch people say "Deogee? Oh, I get it!"
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        Posted 04 November 2007 - 02:47 PM

OHHH Deeogee.. cute.. love it. Yes there is another, D.O.G here. Violentstorm2000, is his user name. His name is Matt. He's an excellent dog trainer, and when he has time, has some amazing info on dogs and training, we are very very lucky to have him on the bb. Heather smile.gif
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        Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:01 AM

Homer... he was going to be called BENTLEY.. but after deciding he was staying here at eight weeks old I just couldnt see him as Bentley.. he's big, yellow and a boy, so stupid.. and what better name than HOMER as in Homer Jay Simpson.
Shelby,, well I dunno, I was looking in the whelping box when they were a cpl of weeks old and the name Shelby came to me.
Morgan.. after my great aunt Morgan who passed when I was six. And it's also a prestige car name.. all my dogs are called after cars.
Madison. the exception to the car rule lol. I was either going to call her Skye, or Madison.. she's truly a MAD DOG so Mads suits her down to her toes.
Dallas.. my black lady. I have no idea where that name came from. I knew I was keeping one of the black girls, her name popped into my head when they were four weeks old. (it was supposed to be CAMARO)
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        Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:53 PM

KONA was named after the great island where the World Championship Ironman Triathlon is held.
I'm a triathlete and I always thought the name was very tribal and spiritual.
I got lucky and managed to find him a triathlete collar that reads " SWIM BITE RUN" very cute.


KARMA was more of a chance decision....I was looking for a good name to go with KONA and came across KARMA and it
just fit perfect. Karma being the consequence of the decisions we make in our life....keeping your karma in check keeps your soul in check....she helps keep mine light hearted. Another spiritual name that meant something to me.

I picked both names before I even looked for the dog to match them.

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        Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:36 PM

My Lab Baby is named Scrufty Odie Morales.... ::laughs::

If any of you are in the preschool baby age group of parenting . You will Know Bob the Builder. Bob has a friend Farmer Pickles who has a dog his dogs Name is Scrufty.

Now That is Reason enough to call my dog Scrufty.. After all I bought him for a 4 year old and Scrufty was a cool dog.. Add to it that my son has Issues ( Autistic spectrum disorder) and other than saying Woo-Woo to refer to a dog My son didn't talk much. Except when it came to cartoons. He liked to play out scenes. He stuttered and lisped.

The first time he saw the puppy he looked to me and said "Scrufty?"

That name Scrufty it was like music to my ears. He knew that it was a dog and he associated it with the cartoon and he called him Scrufty..

So that was it... Scrufty.. ::smiles::

Personally I was rooting for Odie... Because I always wanted a Odie. Especially since the puppy was big and dopey and clumsy. My cat made a fool of him nightly. Stealing his food pouncing on him when he wasn't looking.. Definitely a Odie.. But thats OK Hes a hero Dog too.

So Scrufty is Perfect! and always will be.

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        Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

"Bonzo" is my new 2 and a half year old black lab. I rescued him from from the Patriot All Lab Rescue, through PetFinder.com (I am not affiliated in any way, this is no sales pitch). Bonzo's Dad is a drummer. John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham played drums for Dad's favorite band, Led Zeppelin.

As for my 15 and a half year old black lab. I rescued him as well at 3 and a half (Fully trained. Boy did I luck out there. I'd love to find the person that trained him and pay him money to do it again, but I digress). "Boo Boo" was his name (oh). So, for lack of a better name, I just left it at that.








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