Bringing Home Puppy


What’s in a Name?
November 24, 2009, 11:26 pm
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Would a pup by any other name be as naughty?!   I have been a regular attendee of the dog park for about 6 months now.  In that time I have come across many dogs, with incredibly varied names.  I’m sure we all have our preferences, but I really enjoy dogs that have human names, like Dave, Tyler and Norman.  I also love food related names, (obviously)!  Like Tim Tam, Tuna, Chili, and Poutine.  Yep!  Those are all real dog names from my local park!

I find many names to be completely annoying however (and god help me if I offend any of my dog-loving friends here)

First and foremost: MARLEY.    I am sorry, but if you have named your dog Marley post 2008 when the Jennifer Aniston movie came out, I really have no respect for you.  I can excuse the name choice after the 2005 book -maybe- but after a blockbuster film, it’s just crazy.  It’s quite possibly the most unoriginal name ever.  I know people love their dogs, and it was a lovely book and movie, but it never fails that anytime you’re at a dog park there is at LEAST 1 dog there with this name, and I have even been at the park when there were 3 Marleys at once.

Oliver: I actually love the name Oliver, and if my dear readers recall, it was my name of choice for little Timmy!  I even had a poll!  But am I ever glad I changed it.  We have at least 3 Olivers at my local park.  That just gets difficult for practical reasons!

Maggie:  Its a good dog name really, its just way, way too common.

According to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, here are the top 10 dog names (male and female) for last year:

1 MAX   MOLLY

2 BUDDY  BELLA

3 JAKE  LUCY

4 BAILEY   MAGGIE

5 ROCKY   DAISY

6 CHARLIE   SADIE

7 JACK   CHLOE

8 TOBY      SOPHIE

9 CODY      BAILEY

10 BUSTER   ZOE

11 DUKE      LOLA

12 COOPER   ABBY

13 HARLEY   GINGER

14 RILEY   ROXY

15 BEAR   GRACIE

16 MURPHY     COCO

17 LUCKY     SASHA

18 TUCKER    ANGEL

19 SAM   LILY

20 OLIVER    PRINCESS

I don’t know about you, but in my experience, this list is quite accurate!  In any case, while Tim Tam may be an unconventional name that no one seems to hear or pronounce clearly,  I am still happy with our name choice, and little Timmy seems to enjoy it as well!

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My little sweetheart is Tim Tams sister/littermate and her name is Saphira. Laura (your breeder) is my sister.

Comment by Wendy James

Oh my! I think I posted a pic of her before she was adopted! Nice to meet you! Don’t you just love your little dog? So hilarious and entertaining and sweet!

Comment by puppyparents

Yes they are wonderful little dogs, lots of fun to play with. Mine hates the cold and doesn’t like to go out in the snow but unfortunately nature calls so she has no choice. She was known as Pink when Laura had her.

Comment by Wendy

Timmy hates the cold too!!! But he loves playing at the park with his friends, so he manages it for a little bit every day! I can’t even imagine how cold it is up in the Soo!

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