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Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby Ariley0925 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:51 pm

Hey guys! So I know this may be off topic from the usual but my husband and I are looking at getting our first puppy. It's a little boy german shorthaired pointer, we are both very outdoorsy year round and we were hoping to name the puppy something about our love for the outdoors, colorado, skiing,beer, hiking, biking and what not. I was hoping for any input from fellow outdoor adventurers, thanks guys :)
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby Sarah Simon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:56 pm

Why not name him after a mountain or area you both love/like or that has special meaning to you?

I named Logan after Mount Logan in the Mount Evans Wilderness. Not my favorite mountain by any stretch, but a lovely place and a handsome name.
Go climb a mountain
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:20 pm

Not exactly an outdoorsy name, but Scout is pretty cool. I had a blind rock climbing partner whose seeing eye dog was named Jeep. Talus is cool too.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby boyblue » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Just don't name him, 'Rock'. If you started calling for him in a climbing area, everyone within earshot will be ducking under their helmets. :D
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:39 pm

Marmaduke .... call him Marmaduke !

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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:45 pm

boyblue wrote:Just don't name him, 'Rock'.



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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby JHH60 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:07 am

Here's a name that's best for a dog you take to wild, open, unpopulated places - because you sure as heck aren't going to call out this dog's name if you're in an urban center, airport, government facility or other crowded place: Jihad.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby SeanReedy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:37 pm

Ariley0925 wrote:It's a little boy german shorthaired pointer, we are both very outdoorsy year round and we were hoping to name the puppy something about our love for the outdoors, colorado, skiing,beer, hiking, biking and what not.


Bierstadt.

If you want to be more subtle, Albert.




As far as, "what not," if you could just get such an active dog interested in chilling out and watching you paint, now that would be something!

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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:35 pm

I agree with Sarah, it's all about a place name that is meaningful to you that has a catchy ring to it. We named our first dog "Rainier"...after the mountain, not the beer.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby boisedoc » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:13 pm

my dog's name is Meriwether Lewis. We just call him Lewis though. Never got around to getting a Clark.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby JHH60 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:00 pm

On a (slighly) more serious note than my previous suggestion, since you mentioned you love mountains, skiing, and beer, what about naming the pup "Couloir"? Your climbing and skiing friends will know what the word means. You can tell your beer drinking non climbing friends that it's a French word for a beer cooler. ;)
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby Snidely Whiplash » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:26 am

I had a golden retriever I named "Marmot." After the animal, not the clothing brand.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby lcarreau » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:40 am

"I had a dog and his name was King;
I told the dog about everything ...

There in my truck the dog and I ..
Then one day the King up and died.

Then I thought about
The times we had,
Once when I kicked him
When he was bad;
Old King sure meant a lot to me,

But that hound dog is history ..."

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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:46 pm

How about Berghund. German for mountain dog.
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Re: Outdoor Dog Names?

Postby Jerry L » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

JHH60 wrote:Here's a name that's best for a dog you take to wild, open, unpopulated places - because you sure as heck aren't going to call out this dog's name if you're in an urban center, airport, government facility or other crowded place: Jihad.


This has to be one of the dumbest posts I've ever seen.

Added: I forgot to mention that I named my dogs after (2) of my favorite places to travel and explore. My Golden Retriever is named Montana (nicknamed Taner) and my Yellow Labrador is named Yukon (nicknamed (Yukie).
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