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Puppy name matching personality?

So who else out there thinks their puppy’s name matches its personality? After going through many many options and everyone in our family weighing in, we decided on Ziggy. Our pup is just a big, goofy and lovable golden, so his name sort of matches his personality quite well. He would not have lived up to a more “serious” or “sophisticated” name as that is just not who he is.
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My Honeybear's personality matched her name, she was so sweet. Rukie is a combo of parents name Rumor and Rookie so I don't think it has a meaning. He should have been named Sappy to match his personality.


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Our 10 yr old, Lincoln, was named by our breeder. We got him when he was 3 months old so we decided to keep the name she had picked. Our 10 month old, Bear, looked like a polar bear cub when we first saw him, so that’s how we came up with that. On hindsight, however, we probably should have called him Goofball. He does the silliest things!
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Our 10 yr old, Lincoln, was named by our breeder. We got him when he was 3 months old so we decided to keep the name she had picked. Our 10 month old, Bear, looked like a polar bear cub when we first saw him, so that’s how we came up with that. On hindsight, however, we probably should have called him Goofball. He does the silliest things!
Goofball would be an apt name for my Ziggy too!
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My son named our puppy Giz-Moe, after the character in the movie Gremlins. He goes crazy when he sees water. He was swimming at 12 week old and that is still his happy place. My husband hunt trains our dogs and refused to call him Giz-Moe, so for that purpose he is just simply Moe. It has turned out to suit him. He is like having one of the 3 Stooges in our life everyday...

Our older guy Duke was named by my other son after John Wayne. It couldn't be more perfect. He is sort of regal in one way, and the toughest Golden I've ever seen. He will retrieve geese all day long with a determination we've never seen before. In the house he just thinks he's royalty. (Everyone thinks it's after the Bush's Baked Bean Dog)
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Ziggy is very cute. I think we would've had a hard time agreeing on a name if we had ended up w/ a male. Most people seem to say that their boys are goofy and super loving.. I liked Brady for a boy but I don't know if that would've fit a fluffy goofball.

We decided on Luna partially after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter (my Luna has white blonde hair too and is the same combo of smart and slightly spacey / almost aloof at times) plus it means moon in Italian so it works for my pale little girl. The only downside is that it's so popular for girl dogs right now that there's always more than one Luna at her daycare.
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That's more than valid for my Peri meaning pixie ( english pronunciation Perry). She was found on the street when she was about 5-6 months old. She stayed at a vet for a couple of weeks till a lady decided to adopt her next to her Lab Casper. ( homed to US) And guess what? She abandoned both of them to us(((( = ))))))
Perry's vet was very very surprised that she was soooo silent, soo good behaving dog according to her young age. He used to say that most of the time he forgets about Perry. That time still she did not have any name.When Casper, the ghost was also abandoned, we decided to name her Perry. So , we had a ghost & pixie at home. Perry , now is 5,5 years old. Gets along with any but any dog, loves people and rarely heard of her barking. There is no single thing she gets angry too. Always cool . However, we decided that she really deserves the name when we discovered that she has super powers and can open with those huge paws every single door, the drawers, the cabinets, the oven!!!!! Not necessarily mentioning the lock to everyone's heart..
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Ziggy is very cute. I think we would've had a hard time agreeing on a name if we had ended up w/ a male. Most people seem to say that their boys are goofy and super loving.. I liked Brady for a boy but I don't know if that would've fit a fluffy goofball.

We decided on Luna partially after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter (my Luna has white blonde hair too and is the same combo of smart and slightly spacey / almost aloof at times) plus it means moon in Italian so it works for my pale little girl. The only downside is that it's so popular for girl dogs right now that there's always more than one Luna at her daycare.
No wonder an English setter we homed to US a couple of years ago, had her name changed from Daisy to Luna
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My golden who just passed away was named Ziggy. It is a GREAT name!
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