Dog of the Day: Help Name This Puppy!

The gentleman and the pup below were sitting outside one of our local drinking establishments. And everyone who went by was stopping to pet the puppy, so naturally we had to too. But when we asked about the pup, we got a surprise: most people are happy to tell us the dog’s name, but may or may not know the breed. This guy knew the breed (part German shorthaired pointer, part Labrador retriever), but the puppy was so newly adopted that the family hadn’t yet decided on a name!

Well, I’m putting the word out to all my readers… all, what, five of you? 🙂 Suggest names for this pup in the comments section. The pup’s dad is going to come look at ideas, although no promises whether he’ll use any of them. Guess you’ll just have to come up with something so awe-inspiringly (aww-inspiringly?) appropriate that he’ll have to use it, right? [Edit: the pup is a girl, and my memory is just as weak as ever.]

Three more pictures, and of course the comments section, after the break.

Man holding Lab mix puppy

If I had a puppy, this is what I'd do. Sit out in the sun and let people fawn over her when they walked by.

Lab/German shorthaired pointer mix

Is it just me, or do the chest markings look a little like a pair of men's white briefs? (No, I don't think naming your dog 'undie' or 'brief' is acceptable. Both 'tightie' and 'whitey' are right out, too, for two different reasons.)

Labrador retriever/German shorthaired pointer mix

It's hard to make out his features, since he is so dark and the day was so sunny. Sorry about that.

Labrador retriever/German shorthaired pointer mix

Puppy smooches for Autumn. She also got a smooch on the nose. "I'll never wash this nose again!"

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13 Responses to Dog of the Day: Help Name This Puppy!

  1. Diane says:

    This is our dog and “he” is a she! Can’t wait for the ideas!!! She also has a black tail with a white tip at the end!!!

  2. TBogg says:

    Considering the black & white, I’m going to have to go with Domino.

  3. asiangrrlMN says:

    I was thinking typical black/white names like Oreo or Barack (before it turned out he was a she), but for some reason, Jezebel sticks in my head. Totally unfair as she’s just adorable, but there you go.

  4. mimi says:

    Got 3 suggestions – In honor of To Kill A Mockingbird’s anniversary Scout, Harper(although I think it sounds too masculine. Also too, she looks like a Penny to me.

  5. Mary G says:

    Don’t know why, but she looks like Bella to me.

  6. WereBear says:

    I was thinking Lola. Which, when I got down here, kinda sounds like Bella.

    Domino has a James Bond thing, too. Is she a Bond Girl?

  7. abscam says:

    I’d go with Zoe, myself. Short and easy to call.

  8. Catfish says:

    She’s adorable! How about Phoebe?

  9. Diane says:

    Domino is a great idea!

  10. Diane Rondeau says:

    We decided to name her Luna! Sometimes I feel it might be short for lunatic. She’s quite a handful.

  11. Adam Lang says:

    Awesome. Send us a few pictures of Luna once she’s grown up, if you remember, and I’ll post them in a followup.

  12. Jackie Ewing says:

    Luna seems like a proper name for the young pup. 😀

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