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sheadakota
02-26-2009, 10:38 AM
We are getting an English Mastiff puppy and need a name- so far I have Dieslel and Ramsey- but I would love other suggestions- oh he is male and here is his picture;

Ain't he cute!
http://mastiff25.tripod.com/PUPPY/a2.JPG

MaryMumsy
02-26-2009, 10:48 AM
Clydesdale. Cause that's how big he's gonna get. Look at those feet!

:D

MM

Lyra Jean
02-26-2009, 10:50 AM
Chickenbutt. No not really. Dennis Leary has a segment where they get a dog and the kids choose that for its name. Very funny segment.

Wheaties.

alleycat
02-26-2009, 10:51 AM
Paws or Paw-Paw

Brutus or Bruno

Lord Byron

Dickens

Beefeater

NeuroFizz
02-26-2009, 11:07 AM
Larry

BookStop
02-26-2009, 11:51 AM
I'm a big sucker for names that tend toward the nerdy-chic end of the spectrum. How about Floyd? Or Gunther?

caromora
02-26-2009, 01:00 PM
Riley. Of course, I'm partial since that's my dog's name. ;)

SarahDavidson
02-26-2009, 01:02 PM
Remy

Roger

Buck

Joe270
02-26-2009, 01:09 PM
Tiny.

Shortstuff.

Littlebit.

Little John.

Smalley.

Puddles (puppies tend to leave those and name themselves)

Or you could go with:

Pete

Or yo could go a different tack with:

Jaws

Killer

Brutus

Maneater

(that all depends on your neighbors)

jubileerocker
02-26-2009, 01:15 PM
I always name my dogs for what I am most intrested in at the time
Noel- a christmas gift
Tara- love of 'Terror'
Laraine- SNL season one just came out
Ardy, Andie, Jorma, Akiva, and Hot Rod- a litter Tara had when Andy Samberg and his two friends made their first movie 'Hot Rod'
Twilight- a puppy I just got for my son and I'm addicted to Twilight

Priene
02-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Credit Crunch

jubileerocker
02-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Credit Crunch

I LIKE IT!

Cassiopeia
02-26-2009, 01:44 PM
He's a Nelson

chevbrock
02-26-2009, 03:08 PM
He is just adorable!!!!

A mate once had the most massive Rotty ever. His name was Odin. I always thought it fitted perfectly.

sheadakota
02-26-2009, 03:28 PM
Excellent ideas all! (Well maybe except Larry- hehehe)

I am the designated animal namer at my house and this guy has me stumped- I have some time though, we can't bring him home until the end of March, would you believe he is just shy of 4 weeks old in that picture?

His daddy weighs in at a svelt 180 lbs- Mom is 165 pre- pregnancy!

Credit Crunch is right- the parents' owners says it costs him 200$ a month to feed the two of them- I can't wait! We have always wanted a Mastiff and he is not registered so we got him at a very reasonable price! (He is a pure-blood though- owner just never registered the parents)

Thanks so much for the suggestions- keep them coming!

Haggis
02-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Nice little fellow.

There is only one appropriate name: Haggis. :)

Wayne K
02-26-2009, 04:23 PM
I don't know how to top Larry.

Namatu
02-26-2009, 05:43 PM
Cuddles :D
He's so cute!

Bear

Perks
02-26-2009, 05:48 PM
His name is 'Plow'. He's going to pull a bare swath through anything in his way. He's very cute.

GeorgieB
02-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Call him George --- but then I'm prejudiced.

Cute puppy.

cray
02-26-2009, 06:21 PM
tim.

quickWit
02-26-2009, 06:30 PM
Balzac.

CaroGirl
02-26-2009, 06:35 PM
Farley or Barley
Rocco
Budweiser (Buddy)
Boone

What's his personality like?

Soccer Mom
02-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Beowulf. He looks like a Beowulf to me. :)

Susie
02-26-2009, 06:58 PM
He's adorable!

I vote for: Snuggles.
Susie2 :)

Jean Marie
02-26-2009, 07:42 PM
Dakota :D

Awesome pup!!

CaroGirl
02-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Here are some more ideas:

Seamus
Finnegan
Baxter
Cromwell
Cousteau
Neutron

Let us know what you decide!

oswann
02-26-2009, 08:26 PM
Brian MacManus.

Don't know why. It's just a cute name.


Os.

sheadakota
02-26-2009, 08:34 PM
These are great! the only ones I can't use for sure are Dakota, My one horse is already a Dakota and Bear- Our dog we put down almost two years ago was Bear-

As for is personality, he is very quiet and reserved, even for a puppy, he just kind of hangs back and studies everything- I don't know how we are going to choose- I will put it to a vote and let you know what we decide- we are going to visit him on Sunday and hopefully make a decision then- thanks for all the great choices and the help!

oswann
02-26-2009, 08:39 PM
As for is personality, he is very quiet and reserved, even for a puppy, he just kind of hangs back and studies everything-


He sounds just like a Brian MacManus!

Os.

Jean Marie
02-26-2009, 08:39 PM
Ok, if you can't use Dakota or Bear then how about Shea?

Namatu
02-26-2009, 08:54 PM
As for is personality, he is very quiet and reserved, even for a puppy, he just kind of hangs back and studies everything
Isaac
Newton
Einstein
Snugglemuffins

sheadakota
02-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Ok, if you can't use Dakota or Bear then how about Shea?
Shea is my other horse's name! :tongue Great minds and all that!

Wayne K
02-26-2009, 08:57 PM
Ishkabibble.

sheadakota
02-26-2009, 08:59 PM
Isaac
Newton
Einstein
Snugglemuffins
awww- snugglemuffins- a 200 lb snugglemuffin- I like it- but can see my 6'3" husband calling for snugglemuffin!- I like Newton!

Jean Marie
02-26-2009, 09:11 PM
Shea is my other horse's name! :tongue Great minds and all that!
I give up!

No wonder you have the user name you have... :e2tongue:

He looks like a Newton! color and all :D Great name!!

sassandgroove
02-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Maximillion.

rhymegirl
02-26-2009, 09:48 PM
(considering your avatar)
Viggo

Or maybe Gollum?

SarahDavidson
02-26-2009, 09:50 PM
Charlie!

Also, Nelson is an awsome name, too.

Our big boy's name is Whiskey--he's a 1-year-old black brindle mastiff and *?* mix that came in as a rescue while we were still on the waiting list for our pup... he's 33" at the withers, and some of our smaller friends get a little frightened when he tries to greet them. It helps to have a "cute" name or a "people" name rather than something that sounds "mean"... otherwise you will probably end up at least somewhat intimidating your friends/neighbors.

robeiae
02-26-2009, 10:08 PM
Beowulf. He looks like a Beowulf to me. :)
I think he looks more like a Roland.

Then, you could call him Rollie, for short.

alleycat
02-26-2009, 10:15 PM
Hoss

Hercules

Manfred

Samson

Burt

Or maybe just plain ol' Joe or Sam

BenPanced
02-26-2009, 10:41 PM
SQUISHY MCSQUEEZYTON!

jennifer75
02-26-2009, 10:43 PM
We are getting an English Mastiff puppy and need a name- so far I have Dieslel and Ramsey- but I would love other suggestions- oh he is male and here is his picture;

Ain't he cute!
http://mastiff25.tripod.com/PUPPY/a2.JPG

Call him Dribbles. He looks like he'll have dribbly-kisses potential.

jennifer75
02-26-2009, 10:47 PM
As for is personality, he is very quiet and reserved, even for a puppy, he just kind of hangs back and studies everything-

Call it what you want, he will destroy everything in his path. Care to wager? ;) You can counter his actions by naming him something adorable, like Dribbles.

quickWit
02-26-2009, 10:49 PM
Cecil.

Devil Ledbetter
02-26-2009, 10:55 PM
Opie.

jennifer75
02-26-2009, 10:59 PM
Opie.

Time for a hijack.... how is your lil James doing??

robeiae
02-26-2009, 11:00 PM
SQUISHY MCSQUEEZYTON!
That's what I call Mac...

Sweetleaf
02-27-2009, 12:14 AM
I used to have a cat called Chainsaw.

I like that name. :)

Devil Ledbetter
02-27-2009, 12:21 AM
Time for a hijack.... how is your lil James doing??Great. He's smart though, and that's not always a good thing. He figured out how to open the interior gates at the dog day care so he could sneak into the front office and visit people. They weren't too please with him. Can't they see he's just a misunderstood genius?

Jersey Chick
02-27-2009, 12:21 AM
Moose

Max

Tiny

CatSlave
02-27-2009, 12:39 AM
Samson

Wookie

Sidney

Diamond Jim
('cause he's going to have a HUGE appetite)

Devil Ledbetter
02-27-2009, 12:50 AM
When I was a kid we had a Newfoundland named Balthazar. His nickname was Tinkerbell.

sassandgroove
02-27-2009, 12:55 AM
Oh I know, Ledbetter!! (Ha!)

sheadakota
02-27-2009, 01:42 AM
http://www.funonthenet.in/images/stories/forwards/Biggest-Dogs/biggest-english-mastiff.jpg
Here's a picture of what he might look like when he's all grown up-

BenPanced
02-27-2009, 01:43 AM
STINKY, EATER OF SOULS AND SPAWN OF SATAN!

Yeshanu
02-27-2009, 01:52 AM
Beorn (from the Hobbit, the bear-man)
Thorin (or most any dwarf name)
Boromir

BenPanced
02-27-2009, 01:54 AM
GET OFF THE COUCH! NOW!

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 01:55 AM
at the dog day care so he could sneak into the front office and visit people.
These exist????? I've got to get Baxter into one of these places.

WittyWordsmith
02-27-2009, 02:09 AM
My husband wanted a big dog so he could name him Goose. He was going to train him to bark on command. He'd say, "Talk to me, Goose!" And the dog would bark.


Instead, we adopted a massive boxer named Bentley, who is the size of one.

If he's soft-spoken, you could call him Calvin Coolidge.

rhymegirl
02-27-2009, 02:12 AM
Maybe Quickwit???

sassandgroove
02-27-2009, 02:43 AM
These exist????? I've got to get Baxter into one of these places.
how are your dogs, Jen?

Namatu
02-27-2009, 02:54 AM
http://www.funonthenet.in/images/stories/forwards/Biggest-Dogs/biggest-english-mastiff.jpg
Here's a picture of what he might look like when he's all grown up-
Goliath
Snuggleupagus

Devil Ledbetter
02-27-2009, 02:55 AM
These exist????? I've got to get Baxter into one of these places.We have a great one. It's really well run, clean, the dogs are calm (they train them) and they get to hang out together. James loves it.

It's $10/day and I take him twice a week. He's tired when he gets home.

C.bronco
02-27-2009, 02:56 AM
How about Boo boo (like the little guy in Yogi Bear)?

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 02:57 AM
how are your dogs, Jen?

Well, the pit was given to somebody who could better take care of her, and had more room for her. I hope she's doing well. I know - Bad Jennifer. But I wanted what was best for her, and I knew I couldn't give it to her.

Baxter, the little one, is a Holy terror. But adorable in her ways. I will post a picture of her tonight, I don't believe I've bragged about her enough in her "grown up days" as I did when she was a teeny weeny puppy.

Back to to the topic at hand...

Name the beast Mr. Dribbles.

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 02:59 AM
We have a great one. It's really well run, clean, the dogs are calm (they train them) and they get to hang out together. James loves it.

It's $10/day and I take him twice a week. He's tired when he gets home.

How do they handle fleas and such? I'd just die if I had infestations to deal with from "dirty" dogs. That sounds fantastic! And not that expensive. Is he there all day?

What do you call these places? Doggy Day Care?

sassandgroove
02-27-2009, 03:00 AM
Well, the pit was given to somebody who could better take care of her, and had more room for her. I hope she's doing well. I know - Bad Jennifer. But I wanted what was best for her, and I knew I couldn't give it to her.

Baxter, the little one, is a Holy terror. But adorable in her ways. I will post a picture of her tonight, I don't believe I've bragged about her enough in her "grown up days" as I did when she was a teeny weeny puppy.

Back to to the topic at hand...

Name the beast Mr. Dribbles.
recognizing you bit off more than you could chew and finding the pit a good home does not mean you are BAD, it means you are good and smart.

I'd like to see Baxter's pic. I remember when she was a new born, but haven't seen her since.

Silver King
02-27-2009, 04:34 AM
You know he's going to be big, so you could choose a name along those lines, such as Titan or Colossus.

Or you could call him Peter and see how long it takes people to figure out why you chose that name. ;)

Devil Ledbetter
02-27-2009, 05:10 AM
How do they handle fleas and such? I'd just die if I had infestations to deal with from "dirty" dogs. That sounds fantastic! And not that expensive. Is he there all day?

What do you call these places? Doggy Day Care?They insist that all newcomers bring a clean bill of health from their vet, and that all dogs are on Interceptor (monthly multi-worm prevention) and Advantix flea/tick prevention (bi-annual, IIRC). They inspect the dog's cleanliness and health each visit, and send home a report. If your dog had fleas, they'd probably be the first to notice.

The thing is, the sort of owner who would go to the trouble and expense of taking a dog to daycare is probably pretty conscientious. But it's great that they're so strict: we had a recent clean bill of health from the rescue organization's vet, but they insisted James get a fecal from our local vet before they'd let him come. It turned out he had hookworm. We of course got him treatment immediately, but we never would have known so early if they hadn't been strict with their health rules.

For his first several visits we paid a little extra for them to train/socialize him to fit in with their "pack." They call this group of dogs "the getalong gang." Dogs that can't behave with the others are separated and trained until they're ready.

He is there all day: 7:30 am until 5:00. I know he likes it because he's so excited to go every time.

The place we take him to calls itself a spa. They do daycare, overnight kenneling, training and grooming.

BenPanced
02-27-2009, 06:24 AM
You know he's going to be big, so you could choose a name along those lines, such as Titan or Colossus.
GALACTUS, EATER OF WORLDS AND SMALL FURNITURE!!!

C.bronco
02-27-2009, 06:31 AM
Benny (Ravager of Chicken Nuggets)..

C.bronco
02-27-2009, 06:33 AM
The dog I had growing up was enormous. His head was twice the size of mine. He was well over 150 lbs. at his heaviest. His name was Baby.

Alan Yee
02-27-2009, 06:39 AM
Name him Haggis.

Carole
02-27-2009, 07:37 AM
Did anyone say Behemoth? Cuz, like, he's gonna be. What a little doll. I've always been very partial to Mastiffs of all varieties. Hope you have a nice collection of slobber rags, or else I hope that all your furniture is plastic. :D

The thing I like most about Mastiffs is that from what I have read, their personalities aren't the attack and kill type. If a bad guy were to come inside the house, a Mastiff would more than likely just knock him down and lay on him until somebody came home. Maybe he'd lick them to death in the process or drown them in slobber. LOL!

edited: OMG! Look at the SIZE of this English Mastiff!!! (http://snorable.typepad.com/snorable/images/2007/10/28/giant_mastiff.jpg)

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 09:12 AM
They insist that all newcomers bring a clean bill of health from their vet, and that all dogs are on Interceptor (monthly multi-worm prevention) and Advantix flea/tick prevention (bi-annual, IIRC). They inspect the dog's cleanliness and health each visit, and send home a report. If your dog had fleas, they'd probably be the first to notice.

The thing is, the sort of owner who would go to the trouble and expense of taking a dog to daycare is probably pretty conscientious. But it's great that they're so strict: we had a recent clean bill of health from the rescue organization's vet, but they insisted James get a fecal from our local vet before they'd let him come. It turned out he had hookworm. We of course got him treatment immediately, but we never would have known so early if they hadn't been strict with their health rules.

For his first several visits we paid a little extra for them to train/socialize him to fit in with their "pack." They call this group of dogs "the getalong gang." Dogs that can't behave with the others are separated and trained until they're ready.

He is there all day: 7:30 am until 5:00. I know he likes it because he's so excited to go every time.

The place we take him to calls itself a spa. They do daycare, overnight kenneling, training and grooming.

Gawd I want to go there myself!!! I'm going to look into this for Baxter. Here in L.A. they've got to have something like this. Oh but it will probably run $100 a day as opposed to $10.

emc07
02-27-2009, 09:18 AM
Larry

Love that. I also like Rory or Henry.

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 10:19 AM
I'd like to see Baxter's pic. I remember when she was a new born, but haven't seen her since.

Here she is today:

http://i41.tinypic.com/okajgi.jpg
She's something.

sheadakota
02-27-2009, 03:31 PM
Here she is today:

http://i41.tinypic.com/okajgi.jpg
She's something.
Too Cute!! she looks like she has some terrior in her- yes?

sheadakota
02-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Did anyone say Behemoth? Cuz, like, he's gonna be. What a little doll. I've always been very partial to Mastiffs of all varieties. Hope you have a nice collection of slobber rags, or else I hope that all your furniture is plastic. :D

The thing I like most about Mastiffs is that from what I have read, their personalities aren't the attack and kill type. If a bad guy were to come inside the house, a Mastiff would more than likely just knock him down and lay on him until somebody came home. Maybe he'd lick them to death in the process or drown them in slobber. LOL!

edited: OMG! Look at the SIZE of this English Mastiff!!! (http://snorable.typepad.com/snorable/images/2007/10/28/giant_mastiff.jpg)

I saw that! OMG! I have a wet mouthed Lab, but understand that does not prepare me for the drool factor- I could definitely live without that, but it comes with the package-

regdog
02-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Chewbacca

Ollie

Maximus

Winston

Norm

Wayne K
02-27-2009, 04:57 PM
Here she is today:

http://i41.tinypic.com/okajgi.jpg
She's something.
That is a Foo Foo!

Jo
02-27-2009, 05:22 PM
Mack or Mac...

Boof.

Bert.

Bart.

Angel.

alleycat
02-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Beethoven

Hobo

Homer (Simpson)

sassandgroove
02-27-2009, 07:49 PM
Odysseus

shawkins
02-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Puppy Dog.

Seriously. I never quite got around to settling on a name for my first dog. After a few months she was answering to "Puppy". It stuck.

For the last fifteen years most every time she has gone out in public, somebody has called out "Awwwwwwwww. Look at the puppy!" Each time, without fail, she has had a doggie joygasm from the ecstasy of being known by name to random strangers.

You could do worse.

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Too Cute!! she looks like she has some terrior in her- yes?

A little terrior and a whole lotta TERROR.

jennifer75
02-27-2009, 09:19 PM
That is a Foo Foo!

What is a Foo Foo???? Her fro? She's got a fro. Somedays I can
mo-hawk it. She's so cute. She's only 6 months old yet has white hair throughout that makes her look graying. She's my old puppy.

Sweetleaf
02-27-2009, 10:42 PM
I have a friend whose Blue Heeler was called Napalm. His flatmate's Bichon Friese (spelling?) was called Brutus.

Ambrosia
02-28-2009, 12:14 AM
Since you are picking him up in March you could name him Ides or Julius or Caesar, since Caesar was killed on the Ides of March. But, Ides would be particularly interesting given its history as a day of change in governance with the murder of Caesar. Or perhaps a god is more to your liking. You could name him Mars since the month of March is named after the god Mars.

My husband and I have a 1/2 Husky, 1/2 German Shepherd that we named Attila the Hun-ey, and a 1/2 yellow Lab, 1/2 white Shepherd that we named Amber... short for 'amber waves of grain' because of her color. In a week or two we will be picking up our new puppy and playing the name game. She is a livestock guardian dog and will be mostly white, and big, when she matures. Fun times!

Good luck in whatever you decide. I am sure your puppy won't care as long as praise and much love and attention come with the calling of his name. :D

BenPanced
02-28-2009, 12:55 AM
THOR, THUNDER GOD OF KIBBLE!!!

regdog
02-28-2009, 05:11 PM
Puppy Dog.

Seriously. I never quite got around to settling on a name for my first dog. After a few months she was answering to "Puppy". It stuck.

For the last fifteen years most every time she has gone out in public, somebody has called out "Awwwwwwwww. Look at the puppy!" Each time, without fail, she has had a doggie joygasm from the ecstasy of being known by name to random strangers.

You could do worse.

We had a cat named Kitten for the same reason. Couldn't think of a name for him so we'd say "Where's the kitten" When we would say that he'd show up. And he was a kitten in personality and hyperactivity until he passed away umpteen years later

BenPanced
02-28-2009, 09:47 PM
There's your answer. Name the dog Kitty.

sheadakota
03-02-2009, 02:32 AM
Okay- i think we decided on a name- despite all the fantastic suggestions given here, we settled on something else- go figue, although many were in the running up until the end (Our mistake was including out 10 and 11 year old in the naming process!)

without further delay...his name is....


Remington- Remmy for short- what do you all think?

Thank you one and all for the wonderful help!(If it makes you feel better they didn't like any of my suggestions either!)

alleycat
03-02-2009, 02:46 AM
I like it. Rem or Remmy for a nickname? Rim Tim Tim? ;-) Just kidding.

I generally assume none of our suggestions will be used on this type of thing. It just seems to work that way generally. It's still fun to throw out ideas.

Ambrosia
03-02-2009, 02:58 AM
Remington- Remmy for short- what do you all think?
I think it is a wonderful name. Now if he will come to it when called, you are golden. ;)

Devil Ledbetter
03-02-2009, 03:35 AM
Okay- i think we decided on a name- despite all the fantastic suggestions given here, we settled on something else- go figue, although many were in the running up until the end (Our mistake was including out 10 and 11 year old in the naming process!)

without further delay...his name is....


Remington- Remmy for short- what do you all think?

Thank you one and all for the wonderful help!(If it makes you feel better they didn't like any of my suggestions either!)I like it.

Namatu
03-02-2009, 03:57 AM
As do I. Good choice!

Wayne K
03-02-2009, 04:22 AM
Any cognac name is a good choice. Remy it is!

caromora
03-02-2009, 05:17 AM
I love Remmy! Very cute.

Jo
03-02-2009, 05:35 AM
Remington- Remmy for short- what do you all think?

:snoopy: Love it--it's rather distinguished, yet cuddly, too.