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"Dated" dog names, any you would use?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Amethyst, Apr 1, 2011.


  1. Amethyst

    Amethyst PetForums VIP

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    Dog names like human ones seem to go in and out of fashion.

    Some of the "old ones" we seldom or never hear now, such a Butch, Fido, Lassie, Judy, Shep, Trixie and I am sure more.

    Would you ever consider using a "traditional name" or maybe your dog has one?

    I used to know a lovely dog called Judy and might use that one day :eek:
     
  2. MissBexi

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    We have a few Trixies, a Shep and a Judy on our books at the Salon but must admit not common. Same as Troy and Zack. Use to know loads, not so many now
     
  3. shibby

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    No, but not because they're dated, I prefer more unique dog names. I would like to use some artists names, we were going to call our rescue 'Goya' (after the artist Francisco Goya) but he was called Lex and we liked the Superman connection :) The other is called 'Ernie' and it suits him, not that unique but he's like a little old man and people seem to find it an amusing name. I think Dalí (Salvador Dalí) would make a cool name for a dog...
     
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    Our Collie x was called Benji, he sadly had to be put to sleep a couple of months ago, but I love some of the old names and I think if I had another dog I would have to see if he/she looked like a Lassie, Toby, Bob, Shep, Judy? alot of people make their own names up too dont they. x
     
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    My great aunt had a rough collie named Laddie, does that count as an old name?
     
  6. Hector's Mum

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    I like old names for dogs.

    We have an 11 year old collie x flat coat retriever called Bob, we have had since a puppy. He got his name because the year before I was pregnant with my third child and to help the two younger ones (5 & 6) bond with the baby, we called the bump Bob. My hubby wouldn't allow me to call the baby Bob, so when a year later we got a puppy, there was only one name for him. It is very apt now, as he only has three legs, so when he walks he bobs along :rolleyes::

    We now have Hector. Ever since I caught sight of an Italian Spinone, I wanted one and Hector just popped into my head as a name for him. :D
     
  7. Amethyst

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    Indeed it does, we had Laddie many years ago :)
     
  8. SpringerHusky

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    I always said my first border collie would be called Fly after my uncles first one who lived to 21 (I was 16 when he passed).

    I prefer unusual non human names myself but I suppose Barney was an old name although still commonly used.
     
  9. Amethyst

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    The farm we used to holiday on had a Border Collie bitch called Fly, beautiful natured girl, had forgotten about her :(
     
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    We've got a cockeral called Kevin:rolleyes:
     
  11. babycham2002

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    Ooo I think Shep I might use one day


    Sheba is another common old one
     
  12. catz4m8z

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    I used to see way more Brandy and Shandy's then I do now. Also remember alot of Benji's, Sheba's.
    I prefer human names, not so much old fashioned or modern but classic. (although if I ever get a wire haired Daxie Im gonna call it Olive!):)
     
  13. bird

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    I suppose it all depends on the dog. Years ago I told the girls that when I/we............ok I, had the time to devote to a dog, it would be called Mutley, but then we had Arnie and Mutley didnt seem the right name for him. I still hold out that I will get a dog one day that will be called Mutley, just as hubs holds out for one that will suit the name Nobby. :eek: :D :D
     
  14. Tigerneko

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    We looked at getting a little tri coloured border terrier x when we were looking for our 2nd dog and we were going to call her Petra :)

    Unfortunately she bit Tiger when they were introduced and made his leg bleed so we decided not to go for her. We toyed with calling Ruby (which is also quite an old fashioned one lol) Petra but it didn't suit her :)

    My old dog was called Buster :)
     
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    My other half wants a dog to be called Rex :)
     
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    1 of my boys name is Bertrum, called Bert or Bertie for short.
     
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    I know a dog called Mutley.. a JR and then there is Amos who is a border terrier
     
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    Oh the MIL wanted Arnie to be called this. Erm. no, he's deffo not a rex. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Marley boy

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    I always said if I had a female dog i would call her Fanny, It's an old english name i will have you know lol. I would just love to see people's reactions at the park or when the vet calls her name in the waiting room:D just my sense of humor
     
  20. newfiesmum

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    Don't forget Rover, and Spot. And Rex. I like dogs to have proper human names, like Roger or Colin. Know one called Dennis. I think that is much more personal. Mind you Bruce was always popular for dogs as well.

    I won't tell you what my mother used to call all her black dogs, or it will be asterisked out:eek:
     
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