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I didn't get to name either of my 2 girls. My mother named them both. I did get to give them their nicknames though lol.

Ginnie's full name is Virginia Snowstorm. Back before i knew about reputable breeders and our family were looking for a dog and had decided on a golden retriever my mom found a add in the paper for puppies. I already knew that our future dog would be named Virginia because mom wanted to name her after her great aunt who had lived to be 92 in hopes that the future pup would have a long life as well. She called the woman that evening and arranged to go meet the pups while i babysat my little sister and brother. Normally they could have made the trip 1 way in about a hour and a half. when they left that evening it was cold *day before valentines day* but clear. 20 minutes into the trip it starts snowing but they kept going. arrive at he house and pick out ginnie and on the return drive home mom said it was a horrible snowstorm and at times were driving home at 20mph. I waited up for them and at 4am they came home to 6 inches of snow in our front yard and mom announced then that she had brought home Virginia Snowstorm.

Gracies full name is Lady Grace. Her previous owner for 2 weeks had named her honey but none us liked that name and since she was only 9 weeks old it was easy to change names. Mom named her Gracie because ever since my daughter was born she has said her next grandbaby would be named Grace since she got her way with naming my daughter. Well she had decided that if she does get another granddaughter that she more then likely wont get her way so she gave that name to the puppy.

And the cat Annie was named by my daughter, she was almost 2 at the time and have no clue why she wanted that name but i liked it and let her name the cat.

I'm sure one day i'll get to name my own dog, and i've had the name picked out for years. It'll have to be a boy and his name will be **** Five Card Stud with the call name of Joker.

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Jack was already named when I got him & it turned out that was the name of my Grandfathers dog so I kept it.
Sweeties name was Tiki when I rescued her & my wife didn't like it.So after just one night of being with her there was no dought she was a "Sweetie".Now when we go places people always say "What a sweetie!" we just smile & say "You're right!" LOL

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When Barb put him on a plane to send him here.. her text to me was....Mighty Mouse is flying!
Too cute!!!
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LiquidAmber (Amber) was named after a plant. And her coloring was Amber. I did threaten to name her horehound (after the herb) but figured it was beyond the pale.

Maddie's name is Madrone, again a plant name. She is red after all.

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Lilly is named that because if i had another daughter it would have been that name..but no more kids so she got the name! Lol i liked it, i kept seeing a commercial with a kid named Lilly in it and i just really liked it.

Sanford ..well hubby named him from Sanford and Sons.,because he is a junkyard type dog..lol he will eat anything and he barks at everything!

Hank, the newest one, also named by my hubby, he kept saying he wanted to name a dog Hank, he even got to calling Lilly Hank..lol i told him when i heard about the new dog and told him that he could name him that..just so i could bring him home!

Tiara, my cat..well you know what a Tiara is.. The crown on top of a princess or queens head..shes royalty..suits her well with her calico sassiness. Lol

My bridge dogs:

Toby came with the name and it fit himand being 10 yrs old didnt want to change it.

Charlie was a name from all dogs go to heaven, always loved that name. His full name was Charlie Thomas..and when I had told my dad that he told me that his parents neighbors name was that too!

Julie was named by my mom..not sure where she came up with it but I liked it so it stuck.

Ruby was orginally Red, i felt it was more of a boy name, so my aunt cindy said why not Ruby Red.. It fit her as she was red colored.

Rusty was named by my sister as she liked the Rusty brand clothing at the time.. He fit the name though!

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Sagebrush was a puppy when we had to comb all of the sagebrush out of his puppy fur.

Buckskin looked and felt like soft buckskin.

Brewer was a gift from a catcher (Bobby Hughes) who played for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Now we have Nugget - he's just a gorgeous lump of gold.
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We went through so many names before we settled on Sage.

I had a long list and whittled out the common names, and then picked up a name meaning book and looked at the rest. We chose Sage, as it is a healing herb and wanting to use her for Therapy we thought it was fitting. I still haven't settled on her AKC name

We have had a dog named Maggie, Katie, Jake, Gus and Emma. All were because we like human names.

Our first dog was Bear...She was a black lab mix and looked like a black Bear cub when we brought her home.

Our cats, Maddaline, is a gorgeous Tortie and we felt needed a name to fit her. Claire, was named for my favorite character in the Dianna Gabaldon books, Grace..well she has none lol!
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Jamie,my first golden,was named after jamie lee curtis, haley was after the comet,she was a old english sheepdog, SPENCER ,WAS FOR PRINCESS DIANE, kooper,after dr. koop, spirit,because he is spencers grand nephew,hoped he would be some what like spencer, not that he is, cambridge, after duke and duchess of cambridge.

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Murphy - We had a long list of names chosen for him but none seemed to fit. When I had my last visit before gotcha day I was sitting in the whelping box with my boy snuggled up in my lap. I asked him "what is your name little puppy, I can't find you a name!" A little voice popped into my head that said "My name is Murphy" I asked him is Murphy your name? That little puppy looked up at me and barked just once. Murphy it has been for 9 wonderful years and hoping he lives as long as his grandma which was in excess of 14!

Saffron -She was named by the service dog kennel she was born at (Guiding Eyes for the Blind) the name suits her to a "t"! She is a deep red and has a little mowhawk on top of her head and snapping dark eyes! She is "spicy" in temperament just like her name! I would not change her name, it is the only name that suits her personality!

Jenn, Murphy and Sassy Saffron

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