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    So, the family is looking to add an addition in a few weeks (maybe). While on a call, I met a resident with beautiful 2 week old pups... mom is a German Shepherd and dad is a Black Lab with a bit of Husky. Here is a sample of one...uploadfromtaptalk1432671226885.jpgUnsure whether we'd like a male or female... but the males are mostly all black and the females (above pic) have Shepherd markings/color.

    Looking for suggestions on names, we've come up with a few for each sex... but i'd love to hear from you guys on suggestions or comments on which you like.

    MALE: Dozer or Scout

    FEMALE: Dixie or Roxy

    Let me know what you guys think, thanks!
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    I am pretty sure that Dozer and Scout are on the top 10 list for males. We went with Cooper for our latest adoption. Riley was on our list also. Sometimes the pup will show you what his/her name should be. For a girl I think Louise has a certain classy sound to it. The pup in the picture is going to be a good looking dog with that bit of brown trim.
    Good luck with it either way you go.

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    As long as the name doesn't sound like one of the 'guidance' words, or the name of your #2 son, the dog ain't going to care. Even Bowser will work (and it makes me smile).
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    Those are pretty cool links Cait43. I like the one that gives choices based on name type.

    Leaning towards a female, they have one that is a runt and will probably be 40-50 lbs tops.

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    Male: Tap
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    Female: Rack

    and if you get one of each TapNRacK

    In all seriousness, the names you have so far are good ones.
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    I'm very fond of the female (runt of litter) in the pic above... considering "Ripley" based on my love of the Alien movie franchise. So many great names out there... it's hard to pick just one, lol.

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    I've regretted some of the names that I've allowed my family to pick for dogs. If I ever had to do it again, I would do the following.

    Take the short list of names and imagine myself standing at the front door, calling each one to an empty street. The name that I would be least embarrassed having my neighbors hear me shout would be the one I'd pick.

    Ripley sounds good.
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    Good advice Turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboHonda View Post
    ...Take the short list of names and imagine myself standing at the front door, calling each one to an empty street. The name that I would be least embarrassed having my neighbors hear me shout would be the one I'd pick...
    That would also work very well when naming children!

    Right, Huxley? Do you agree, Zachariah?
    (Huxley's a girl to whom I taught art technique in fourth grade. Zachariah is a guy who is a very talented blacksmith.)

    ...And then, of course, there's also deBree, ToyLetta, and LaTrina. (Those are all real names of real people!)

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    I am of the belief that, if you give them long enough, animals will eventually name themselves. Once they settle in and get comfortable, a quirk in their personality will pop out that will inspire a name. I have had a King, Houdini, Cheerios. I currently live with a Pita (short for Pain in the A.... neck), Chuckie (named after an old boss of my husband because of similar personalities) and Larry the cat. Not sure where that came from. I call him Big Mouth or land whale.

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    The perfect names, BOY or GIRL

    Male,,, here boy,,,cmon boy,,,sit boy,,,good boy,, sic em boy

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    How about "Dammit"?
    Steve M1911A1 and pic like this.

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    My last dog was named Chief, after the model name of my first airplane. Had a kitten named Boeing because she loved to fly (and sadly flew off one day, never to return). Seems most of my critters have aviation themed names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acepilot View Post
    My last dog was named Chief, after the model name of my first airplane. Had a kitten named Boeing because she loved to fly (and sadly flew off one day, never to return). Seems most of my critters have aviation themed names.
    Cat parachutes ??

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    Narrowed it down to these choices for a female:

    Ripley
    Zoey
    Maxie

    Couple more weeks to go! I'll post pics soon after getting her.

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    How about Caitlyn......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cait43 View Post
    How about Caitlyn......
    That's too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAPnRACK View Post
    Narrowed it down to these choices for a female:

    Ripley
    Zoey
    Maxie

    Couple more weeks to go! I'll post pics soon after getting her.
    Think I might be go with Ripley, though I am always strongly inclined to match names with sex for animals or humans. I despise unisex names. Is Ripley decidedly a female name? If not, perhaps Zoey might due.

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    Ripley could go either way I guess... I was thinking of Ellen Ripley, Sigourny Weaver's character from the ALIEN movies (big fan since childhood). Zoe or Zoey is my wife & son's pick as of last night. Maxie was another interesting name that came up.

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