(Closed) My friend wants me to change name of puppy

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Would you change name of the puppy?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    5 %
    No : (254 votes)
    95 %
  • Post # 3
    827 posts
    Busy bee

    I wouldn’t change the name.  How many of her friends and family members will even know your dog?  Most of the people who will know Noa the baby probably won’t know Noa the dog (unless you guys have a massive amount of interconnected friends and family).  

    Post # 4
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @NoaMarijn:  Um all of my dogs have human names. Tell her she is allowed to name her child whatever she wants, including Noa, and you get to name your dog whatever you want. I mean really, are you ever going to be talking about her kid and your dog in the same conversation? Is she worried you two won’t be able to keep track of which is which?

    Post # 5
    8230 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t change it. I wouldn’t be upset if she named her kid that too, but I wouldn’t change the already established name of my dog.

    Post # 6
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Your friend needs to lighten up.  You named the dog before you knew about the baby name.

    Post # 8
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think giving a human name to a dog is pretty common. Just tell her you mean no harm by it but you love the name and plan on keeping it. I def don’t plan on checking with every member of my family to see what their pets names are someday when I have a child. I think it was just a happy coincidence.

    Post # 9
    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Tell her Noa is a stupid name for a baby girl.

    Just kidding! I wouldn’t change the dogs name, but I would probably give her a nickname to call her when the friend is around.

    Post # 10
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t change it.  She’ll get over it!

    Post # 11
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Oh boy… she’s going to have to get over it haha.

    Post # 12
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Haha, I guess Im the odd one out on this one.

    If she was sure that shes naming her baby Noa, I think that kinda takes priority. I can see why she would feel bummed out. If it was a more common name then it would be different.

    Post # 14
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It depends how good of a friend.  I know this is off topic, but I always wondered (I knew another puppy with that name-) Does it sound too close to “NO!” ?  Is the puppy confused between hearing “NO!”  and hearing “NO-A!”

    I changed my puppy’s name before.  I think that is a tough call, but not the biggest deal- I love the name Maggie and lots of dogs have that name! 

    Post # 15
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’d cut her some slack (because at 26 weeks pregnant I know I’m not the most rational all the time…according to my husband :D), but definitely wouldn’t change the dog’s name. I would just avoid bringing it up in conversation for awhile until it blows over. You will probably laugh about it together one day, and if the little girl ends up spending time with the dog she’ll love that it shares the same name 🙂

    Post # 16
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Keep the name!  The puppy is learning its name. . .changing it will just confuse the situation.  It’s a dog.  It’s not like you’re both naming your children the same name.  So what if you were, anyway? A name is a name.  As another bee said, you named the dog before you knew of the baby’s name.  And since she knows you’ve loved the name for so long, she can just get over it!

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