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Give A Dog A Good Name (Please Read First Post) Your Help Wanted.

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  1. Garrett

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    Hi guys I can you help me out as you may know my much loved dog sadly died at weekend and will be getting an other.

    I’m looking for some good sensible, suggestions for a name for it, it will be a dog and not a bitch,

    The name I’m looking would preferably be a bit unusual but not to hard to pronounce also preferably a name with some connection to it in Mythology.

    The 99% favourite I can see it being called is Thor who was the son of Odin, an other I’m slightly tempted with is Loki but he was the god of mischief and had an unpleasant end.

    I also I’m looking at some of the names from the X-Men, such as Scott, Gambit and Rogue.

    An other name just sprung to mine is Steed as in John Steed from the Avengers.
     
  2. Bristol Pete

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    Was going to say Thor straight away and then wow, its already there.

    Its a winner....

    Pete.
     
  3. Ed Selley

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    Anubis was Jackal headed and an Egyptian God- worth a punt?
     
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    Personally, I think Thor isn't the best name I've heard although I do like the relation bit with Odin.

    Found this though and Odin's son was apparently Baldur...(See bottom)

    http://www.wizardrealm.com/norse/gods.html

    Richie.
     
  5. Garrett

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    Baldur

    Yes I have to say that one crossed my mind I do not know how good it rolls of the tongue even with practice, although roles of it better than Thor. And would folk nicknamy him Baldy. :confused:
     
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    Lord of the rings names?

    Gandalf

    Sauron (but only if it's a mean assed dog you're getting ) ;)


    Arthurian mythology - Merlin? (hmmm... seem to be developing a wizarding theme here)

    Blagged these of t'internet

    ARGOS, Odysseus's dog (Greek Mythology)
    ANUBIS, Ancient Egyptian god with a dog's (or a jackal's) head
    BARGHEST, English goblin-dog
    BLACK SHUCK, British hound of hell
    BRAN, Fionn mac Cumhail's hound (Irish Mythology)
    CABAL, King Arthur's dog
    CANIS MAJOR, (Latin for "Big Dog") Orion's hunting dog
    CANIS MINOR, (Latin for "Little Dog") Orion's hunting dog
    CANES VENATICI, (Latin for "hunting dogs" constellation of the hunting dogs
    CERBERUS (demon of the pit), the hound of Hades in Greek mythology (also his brother, Orthrus)
    DIP, in Catalan myth
    FENRIS, a monstrous wolf, offspring of Loki and Angrboda in Norse mythology
    FU DOG, Chinese guardians
    GABRIEL HOUNDS (Cwn Annwn), ghost hounds of the land of the dead
    GARM, a four-eyed dog that guarded Helheim in Norse mythology
    HECUBA, in Greek mythology, the Queen of Troy, turned into a fierce dog
    LAELAPS, in Greek mythology
    MAREA, in Greek mythology
    SIRIUS, in Greek mythology, and star in Canis Major
    SCYLLA, in Greek mythology
    QIQIRN, in Inuit mythology
    XOLOTL, in Aztec mythology


    quite like Cerberus and Fenris and Sirius (who of course is the character in Harry Potter who turns into a dog).
     
  7. Garrett

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    Anubis mmmm never though of Egiption Mythology I was thinkin more Greek/Roman and Norse.
    I know there is the usual suspect with the forms ie Zeus, Apollo which were used on Magnum.

    My first Dobermann was called Jason as he was born on the day we went to Greece and Im a fan of the film Jason and the Argonauts. Argo I think would be out of the question as I’m not having him name too similar to a shop.
     
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    Great news Garrett.I've always liked Deefer (as in D for dog/dobermann).Absolutely no connection with mythology,but I think it would suit a Dobermann nicely!
    Good luck
    Ian
     
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    Cerberus ?

    edit sorry chris i really shouldnt skim read :oops:
     
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    What about

    Optimus it translates to 'one of the best'
    or
    Fidelis meaning 'faithful, loyal, true'

    I like latin words for pet names :)
     
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    Really confuse him and call him Bed :)
     
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    My vote would also go for Cerberus
     
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    Damon:

    Derived from Greek δαμαω (damao) meaning "to tame". According to Greek legend, Damon and Pythias were friends who lived on Syracuse in the 4th century BC. When Pythias was sentenced to death, he was allowed to temporarily go free on the condition that Damon take his place in prison. Pythias returned just before Damon was to be executed in his place, and the king was so impressed with their loyalty to one another that he pardoned Pythias.

    So the name means "to tame", that with Damon's tale of loyalty makes it a perfect name to sum up the attributes of a good dog.
     
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    Is it going to be a clever dog? If so then you could call him Uranus, the Greek god of information.

    Not sure about going to the park and calling for Uranus though!
     
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    Cerberus I've always rather liked,but my kids chose to call ours Milo(having seen The Mask before we got him),but the idea of the 3-headed hound guarding the gates to Hell has always been a favourite....having said that,Beelzebub would probably be more suitable for ours.
     
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    Garrett,

    I named my two cats after Japanese comic-book characters. Maybe you should not go down the whole Greek Myth's line of things, but go fopr something completely different.

    What about after a brand of alcohol? (I once named a cat I owned "Heineken", even though I'd never touched the stuff! :D ) Or perhaps after a character in a favourite book?

    Another good way of finding names, is look for a word that matches their personality, e.g. energetic, in a foreign-language dictionary, and see if the foreign word sounds cool.

    Good Luck, with the naming session, and let us all know what you finally decide upon! :)


    Pooch
     
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    Funky names for pets don't often last the course- our cat is meant to be called Elizabeth but actually normally rejoices in the name Mrs Guts. It suits her really.
     
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    My brother has a mad eyed Jack Russell called 'Terry'. Not quite sure how they arrived at that name.....
     
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    From Irish mythology, Finn (Finn McCool)
     
  21. Garrett

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    Yup one idea was Drizzt named after the dark elf in R A Salvatore tales, who most people wrongly think he is a villain and shun but is one of the greatest hero’s there is.

    An other name I toyed with was Roland who was of the greatest of the Paladins of the legendary King Charlemagne. But I do not think most people will associate Roland with Paladins, but funny most people knew Jason was from the Jason and the Argonauts.
     
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    A friend of mine has called his dog 'Oi'. Perfect name.
     
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    "Loki" that way everyone else thinks the dog is just called "lucky"

    Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was the aztec god who ruled the sky at noon and they do say only mad dogs and englishmen go out then . Its also got a nice ring to it I think.
     
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    I've got 2 cats 'Fugly' and 'Fitch'. Lets just say 'Fugly' is very nice to look at, and 'Fitch' hasn't got the best of personality, hence the names.
     
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    Didn't men at work have a hit with that? :D
     
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    My other dog has been called "Barfing Basset" by the kids on account of her eating too fast and throwing up.

    Another good Celtic name...Rory(or Ruaridh).
     
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    or a bird of prey!

    Argos :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Bran :eek:
    Anubus sounds rude
    Do you want to shout out Fenris?

    Sounds like a toy robot

    Sounds like a Robot Wars robot

    Good name for a racing driver
     
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    Did Dobermans not feature in one of the Omens? Damon/Damien:laugh:
     
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    [/QUOTE]An other name I toyed with was Roland who was of the greatest of the Paladins of the legendary King Charlemagne. But I do not think most people will associate Roland with Paladins, but funny most people knew Jason was from the Jason and the Argonauts.[/QUOTE]




    No good calling him Roland. It will either be shortened to Roly, or Poly, or people will be asking if you have a pet gerbil called Kevin (from Roland Rat fame). They could also try and get in some joke about 'fat' Roland from Grange hill.

    My name is Roland and I can guarantee that the 'noble' background to the name will be the last thing anyone thinks of.

    I tend to prefer made up names. I have a fighter character from my AD&D list called Hagarn, which I thought was a 'strong' name. Although, just checking on yahoo search comes up with an "innkeeper at the Pickled Frog", or a "spirit waterway that is part of Seolinthur"!! Ho Hum...... :D
     
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    Logan is a surefire winner. :smashin:

    Rolls off the tongue easily, can be shouted easily and has the X-Men connotation and a dog connection.. :)
     

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