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Name that dog
wardytron and I have spent many months in debate over what we are going to call our 2nd whippet doggykins. We liked Oscar because it sounds cheeky and fun, but unusual and ever-so-slightly posh. Also, it shortens to Oz, and both are great to shout over Hove Lawns.

I thought we might continue the literary theme, with a name that also sounds cheeky and fun, but unusual and ever-so-slightly posh. It can be a literary forename or surname so long as it works. It cannot sound like Oscar. It must shorten to something equally cheeky (like Oz) but not sound similar so as to confuse doggies. And doggies are easily confused.

My sole thought at the moment is Huxley, but maybe you can help. Suggestions please!

Poll #753563 Doggy names

What shall I call doggy no.2?

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p_dan_tic From: p_dan_tic Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
huxley is a pig's name
missfrost From: missfrost Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)

l love you daniel

From: suicideally Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
or you could call Alfred "Bosie" for short.
fifilabelle From: fifilabelle Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Alfie's a lovely name but, you see, I can't be shouting 'Alf!' in public.
ninagirl From: ninagirl Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Not Hugh, I can tell you that.
My mate's dog's called Hugh.
It's not an easy name to shout.
wardytron From: wardytron Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I still don't see what's wrong with Dostoyevsky.
fifilabelle From: fifilabelle Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Other names I like the sound of:

Rufus
Cooper

Maybe I'll take a look at that book of 101 dogs because it gives their names - someone else has bound to have come up with a good one.
obsessive_katy From: obsessive_katy Date: June 22nd, 2006 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the name Cooper for a dog. But I seem to associate it with bigger dogs, labradors and the like.

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johnnybrolly From: johnnybrolly Date: June 22nd, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Evelyn.

TrueFakt: Evelyn Waugh married a woman called Evelyn.
saraviolet From: saraviolet Date: June 22nd, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't like Alfie for a dog's name, only cos I like that name for a person.
I don't like animals having people names really.
You don't get people called Spot or Rover.
Oz/Oscar is alright. I like that name for a dog. Mainly cos I don't like it for a person.

*I* know what I mean!

Anyway, thought this might be of use...
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/divine+comedy/the+booklovers_20040911.html

I personally like Vlad (after Vladimir Nabokov)

I'm sure you'll come up with something much better though.
I like Huxley too, but it *is* Huxley the pig.
fifilabelle From: fifilabelle Date: June 22nd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I shouted Vlad across Richmond Park, the police might be called. Nothing named after mass murderers please!
saraviolet From: saraviolet Date: June 22nd, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't think of that!
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