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I finally chose a puppy name for little “D” puppy. Sorry it took so long, but our Puppy Program Manager at Guide Dogs of America was on vacation for the past week. I submitted my list of potential puppy names to GDA last Friday and got word back today on what names were available.
Just last week I found out and decided to raise a puppy from the “D” litter for Guide Dogs of America. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts then you’ll see a whole slew of suggested names in the comments area of the following post: How To Name Your Guide Dog Puppy. I also added alphabetical lists of puppy names to the right sidebar and to the top navigation bar of this blog (I plan on removing the links on the side, but will most likely leave a link in the top navigation).
My first dogs name was Stetson and if you read my post How To Name Your Guide Dog Puppy then you know the story about how I came up with his name. Stetson is a hat and a cologne. Some suggested Drakkar as a suitable “D” puppy name and liked continuing the cologne themes. However, it appears that most people liked the hat theme and wanted to go with the name “Derby”.
After many votes and name suggestions from many different people I compiled a list that included the top 7 “D” puppy names:
- Derby – 9 votes
- Dublin – 7 votes
- Duke – 6 votes
- Denali – 5 votes
- Dante- 5 votes
- Dodger – 4 votes
- Darwin – 3 votes
My vote was for “Derby” and I’m glad the majority agreed with me. However I did like each name on this list and wouldn’t mind using any of the names for my new puppy in training.
Early this morning I heard back from our Puppy Program Manager and the name “Derby” was available. I quickly emailed back and said “YES” Derby is the name I’d like for my new puppy.
Tomorrow I get to pickup Derby and I’m very excited. We get to see Anne and Jim, Joe and Janet, and their new little puppies…Dutch and Dexter. I’m bringing my camera and a camcorder to capture some video.
Thanks everyone for your help with all the puppy name suggestions!
For a list of puppy names in alphabetical order take a look at this page:
For a list of popular puppy names take a look at this post:
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