(Closed) Help name new puppy?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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mrweddingwasp:  glad I could help 🙂 most of our animals are named after guns (past and present)!

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It sounds like you got this dog from a breeder? If so, then “adopted” isn’t the right word–it makes it sound like you adopted him from a rescue or a shelter which isn’t true. Also, why is this breeder selling dogs at 5 weeks? That’s really young. I’d be careful about a breeder who sells pups that young. If you did actually adopt the dog, though, then please ignore the above!

I wouldn’t worry about names being too popular–he’s a dog, so it’s not like he’s going to go to school and have to be known as Winston S. or Winston B. or something! I would wait until his personality starts to develop more. I love our dog’s name, but it wasn’t even on my radar when we were initially thinking about names for a dog. Once we got her, though, none of the names I previously liked seemed to fit, and the one we ended up thinking of just seemed so perfect for her! I think the right name will come to you as you get to know your little guy. 

ETA: My apologies! I missed the part where you said you weren’t bringing him home for another 3 weeks. Just caught that when I went back to read your original post. Ignore my comments worrying about the breeder sellings dogs that young, then!

Post # 49
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Helper bee

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lindsayE: My dog’s name is Toby too! 

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Helper bee

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andielle:  precious face! Mr Ruger 🙂

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

He looks like a Howie!!

Post # 52
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Helper bee

Merlin

Post # 53
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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Mrs. Honeybee:  holy judgmental batman. While rescuing a dog is wonderful, there are very valid reasons for getting one from a reputable, responsible breeder.  

Post # 54
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Busy bee
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Camidan:  I completely agree! There was absolutely no judgment except when I was concerned about the breeder giving away dogs at 5 weeks (which I later corrected when I re-read), and that judgment was directed solely at the breeder, not the OP. I have no problem with people getting dogs from responsible breeders, but I did want to correct the terminology used. It’s misleading to say you adopted a dog when you purchased from a breeder.

People make all kinds of decisions about what kind of dog is right for their family and I’m fine with those decisions as long as they a.) result in a happy, healthy dog, and b.) don’t support unethical breeders who are breeding freaking deformities into dogs and creating animals with health problems for the sake of vanity. Or backyard breeders, who are even worse. If purchasing a dog from an ethical breeder is right for your family, then that’s fine with me.

OP, my apologies if my post came across as judgmental toward you for purchasing a dog. I did want to correct you on your use of the word “adopted,” but otherwise I didn’t intend any disrespect toward you. Congratulations on your new puppy! 

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our black lab is Hudson! Love it.

Ruger is also adorable. Or Remy (Remington)…

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