(Closed) Trying to decide on a dog name – please weigh in!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Vote on the following potential dog names! :)
    Bella : (15 votes)
    12 %
    Luna : (80 votes)
    64 %
    Harley : (25 votes)
    20 %
    Other.... : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted for Luna, for no other reason than I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 4
    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I feel like there have been soooo many ‘Bellas’ emerging in pets and babies since the twilight series came out. Harley reminds me of harley davidson motorcycles. I’m with your Darling Husband Luna for the win!

    Post # 5
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I feel like Bella is sooo over done these days. Although its a lovely name. I like Luna. What about Lula?

    Post # 6
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for Luna because I feel like every other pet is named Bella and Harley recently. And because we almost named our cat Luna (went with Bellatrix instead).

    Post # 7
    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t know, if it were me, I’d hold off until you spend more time with her.  One of those names might just fit (or maybe you’ll find that she likes one more than the others! Dogs are very smart) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    16216 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I love either Luna or Bella, but my vote went to Luna because I’m not sure if you want your dog to be associated with Twilight. It’s unfortunate, but likely. I also kinda like Luna for a mostly black dog, associating the black/night with the moon, Luna.

    Post # 9
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I definitely voted for Luna! Bella has gotten a little cliche, IMO, and all I could think of was Twilight.

    Post # 10
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This might sound weird, but I think dog names with “hard” consonants (like B, K, D, T) work better for calling than ones with “soft” consonants (like H, L, J), so just by that alone, I’d go with Bella.


    Post # 11
    1089 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I like Luna. It reminds me of my childhood dog, her name was Lulu. I agree that Bella is over used. 

    Post # 12
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted for Harley before I read your post. I think it’s so badass!

    Post # 13
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted for Luna but actually really like Sadie. I think any name can be said forcefully enough to get your dogs attention. She will learn your personal tone of voice and be receptive to that.

    All that being said, I would also suggest that you wait until she’s with you and see what name just fits her. Our most recent addition is a pitbull puppy who we named Lily. It wasn’t a name we had even tossed around before bringing her home but after about a day and a half, that was her name.

    Post # 14
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    Does she already have a name that she answers to? It’s easier to teach a dog a new name if it’s similar to their old name.

    Post # 15
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I agree with others and the Bella/Twighlight thoughts. That is all you will ever hear about when you tell people her name.

    Post # 16
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well I’m a little biased because our dog is named Luna, so that is my favorite! I also like Harley, but I agree that you should wait until your puppy arrives and spend at least a day or so together before deciding on a name. Our Luna was named Lilypad by the humane society, and we thought about shortening it to Lily, but after spending a little bit of time with her we realized Luna fit her so much better! I have to warn you, though, of the nicknames family and friends have come up with (Loony, Lunatic, etc). Also, after we named her Luna it suddenly seemed like *everyone’s* pet was named Luna! But I suppose that would probably happen no matter what name we chose ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, congrats on getting a dog!

    Oh, and here’s a gratuitous puppy picture of our Luna!

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