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My $0.02 worth:
1. Keep the prefix short and to the point. The longer your prefix the less space your puppy people have for naming their pup. Like others have said, you can use *** Goldens for your kennel presence, but only the *** part has to be used in registering. The BYBers tend to use things like Hanks Goldens Joey, etc., including the word goldens and a family name.
2. Foreign language can be fine--especially if it has meaning to you. Mine is Sterre which is a derivative of the Dutch word for star--ster. So it connects to my heritage, but also gives an idication of my hopes for my dogs.
3. Steer clear of anything close to a current or historical breeder. If they are reputable, using something too close it it can be interpreted as trying to ride on their reputation, and if not reputable you can be mixed up for them! :/ Aside from k9data, another good list to check is the prefix listings in the GRNews, which includes current and historical kennel names. There are some scummy breeders now using some of the retired historical kennel names, which makes me a bit angry!
4. Try to come up with something fairly unique and there will be less chance of it getting confused for someone else's--there are an awful lot of Golden kennels using variations autumn, amber, etc.
Shelly "Breeze" HR Trowsnest Sterre Autumn Breeze Can. SH WCX, Am. MH CCA "Winter" Can/UKC Ch. Amberwood Winter Wonderland Can. SH WCX CD VCI, Am. SH CD WCX CCA VC, 2007 GRCC Nan Gordon Trophy "Butch" Sterre Badlands Outlaw JH WC I(Ch ptd)/Am JH 2013 Nan Gordon Trophy "Bonnie" Sterre Texas Bluebonnet JH WCI, Am JH "Wings" Sterre Widgeon on the Wing "Chrissy" Halfmoon Embellishment (Cavalier) "Juniper" Amberwood Northern Exposure CD RNCL (Apr15/02-Feb12/13)