Dog Name Suggestions?

Our family is about to adopt a dog. We live in NYC, so this is a pretty big deal for us. All of our kids have different ideas on what the names of the two puppies should be, so I’m hoping you can resolve what would otherwise surely be a long and extensive quarrel that would likely lead to a lot of middle names.
You can either vote on our names or suggest new ones. We have a proclivity towards shorter names-- or long names with short nicknames-- but

Gender: Female
Personality:Too curious & intelligent, very warm and friendly and exuberant at the beginning but shier once you get to know her for longer.
Our name ideas:
Nyx (my favorite), Zion, Jaz, Juni, Maie, Nuri, Muse, Cali, Cleo, Cairo, Ryuko, Léa, Neo, Nile, Lulit

EDITED LIST OF NAMES: Nyx, Jaz/Juni, Maie, Cleo, Nile, Nuri/Nori, Scout, Miro, Lilo, Nea, Rio, Fae, Zuri, Kiki

If that isn’t the cutest puppy I have ever seen… :heart_eyes:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites from your list:

To be honest, you have a lot of great suggestions here! I definitely think at least one of your names will fit her. Good luck and congrats on your new puppy! :heart:

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[name_u]Cleo[/name_u], [name_f]Léa[/name_f], and [name_f]Lulit[/name_f] (!!) all especially look like they would fit her. She’s absolutely adorable! Those eyes! :two_hearts: Best luck.

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the puppy fever is real!! she definitely looks like a zion, jaz, nuri or neo to me

some suggestions…

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She looks like a [name_u]Nyx[/name_u], [name_f]Muse[/name_f] or [name_u]Nile[/name_u] to me!

A few other suggestions:


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@mandolin1231 :smiley: Thanks so much!! I really appreciate your narrowing down the list… personally my favorites for her are also [name_u]Nyx[/name_u], [name_u]Cleo[/name_u], [name_u]Jaz[/name_u], [name_u]Nile[/name_u], and [name_f]Maie[/name_f]!
@snowmaiden [name_f]Lulit[/name_f] and [name_f]Léa[/name_f] are some of my all time favorite names, just not sure they’d fit her… especially considering [name_f]Léa[/name_f] means weary and she’s anything but weary. Especially at 5:00 in the morning when she wakes up. :laughing:
@Evergreeninrain Hey, I know where you got [name_u]Jem[/name_u] and [name_u]Scout[/name_u] from… :grin: I absolutely love your suggestions of [name_u]Nori[/name_u], [name_u]Scout[/name_u], [name_f]Nea[/name_f], [name_f]Lilo[/name_f], and Miro… I’m going to add those to my list
@cms1512 I’m adding [name_u]Rio[/name_u], [name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_u]Zuri[/name_u], and [name_f]Kiki[/name_f] to the list too! If I ever want to make a Studio Ghibli movie about a dog, you’re getting full naming privileges :smiley_cat: :


[name_m]Just[/name_m] introduced my husband to Spirited Away and [name_f]Nausicaa[/name_f] this week! :slight_smile:

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I think she looks like a [name_u]Nyx[/name_u]!

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Oh my gosh, she’s the cutest!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :heart_eyes:

I like [name_u]Nyx[/name_u] best. She also looks a bit like a Juni…maybe [name_u]June[/name_u] nn Juni(e). She’s a sophisticated little [name_u]June[/name_u] with a sweet spunky [name_f]Juni[/name_f] as a nn.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

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haha! I thought she looked like a jem and then just decided to go all the way- who can resist and literary reference!! :wink:

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Oh my goshhh she is soooo precious🥹 I love [name_u]Cleo[/name_u], [name_f]Kiki[/name_f], [name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_f]Lilo[/name_f], [name_u]Zuri[/name_u], [name_f]Juni[/name_f], [name_u]Nyx[/name_u], [name_u]Cali[/name_u], and [name_f]Muse[/name_f]!

I think [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] really suits her!

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I like [name_f]Juni[/name_f] for her

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Based on [name_u]Nyx[/name_u] from your list, I was think you might like [name_f]Nox[/name_f]! It means night, so it’s a cute name for a black dog :slight_smile: Upon looking it up, apparently [name_f]Nox[/name_f] is the [name_m]Roman[/name_m] goddess of night :milky_way: So cool! I also love [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m], so the lumos/nox connection is also there :magic_wand:

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I like [name_f]Juni[/name_f] and [name_u]Cleo[/name_u]! I think [name_u]Onyx[/name_u] would fit too.

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Y’all nameberries are awesome… don’t know where I’d be without you.
Well so it’s time for the FINAL POLL!! Please pretty please (with a cherry on top) vote-

[quote=“speakerfortheliving, post:1, topic:438296”]
Nyx, Jaz/Juni, Maie, Cleo, Nile, Nuri/Nori, Scout, Miro, Lilo, Nea, Rio, Fae, Zuri, Kiki

  • Nyx
  • Jaz/Juni
  • Maie
  • Cleo
  • Nile
  • Nuri/Nori
  • Scout
  • Miro
  • Lilo
  • Nea
  • Rio
  • Fae
  • Zuri
  • Kiki
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i don’t know if you’re still thinking since it’s been a few days, but i had to come and vote for nuri. it clicked the moment i saw it, just 100% this pup!

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This quiz is going to be open for FIVE MORE DAYS, so please vote everyone!!!

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[name_u]Cleo[/name_u] and Nuri/Nori are my favorites!

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Question. You said two puppies? Are you getting one or two? If two, are they from same litter? If so, as hard as this will be to hear, I strongly discourage it due to litter mate syndrome. If only one, then disregard. Either way, congrats! And how exciting. Here are some name ideas:
[name_f]Matilda[/name_f] -Matty or [name_f]Tilly[/name_f] for short
[name_u]Onyx[/name_u] since she is black
[name_f]Minnie[/name_f], since she looks a little like [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] [name_m]Mouse[/name_m]

A name related to NYC

Thanks for your advice! To clear it up, our two puppies are not from the same litter- we adopted them separately and our other pup, a little older but just as cute, is a male brown-furred [name_u]Golden[/name_u] Retriever-esque mutt named Brii (from Briikase, which means “happy” in Mandalorian according to my eldest). We decided to name the dog depicted here “Klio”, like [name_u]Cleo[/name_u] which won here. It’s not my personal favorite name, but it is my husband’s, and we all have to make spousal sacrifices. I call my two dogs “Kiki and Bouba” as a joke- they’re simply so different from eachother!