Scruffy male terrier needs old-fashioned literary name!

Ooh I’m so excited to post on this board with a real naming opportunity for once!

My mother is almost definitely shortly adopting a very scruffy (male) medium sized bearded terrier… We recently lost our old beloved [name]Lakeland[/name] Terrier; [name]Tess[/name]. She was named after the [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Hardy[/name] book (we live in [name]Dorset[/name]) and when she had puppies we named them Woodlander, [name]Angel[/name] [name]Clare[/name] and [name]Hetty[/name] Priddle. Needless to say, they like literary old English style names. Our previous pets were called [name]Alfie[/name], [name]Charlie[/name] and [name]Dylan[/name].

Anyway I have the final choice… I want something that my parents will like. My mum is a huge [name]Iris[/name] Murdoch fan so I was thinking something like Arrowby, [name]Gilbert[/name] or [name]Peregrine[/name] (all The Sea The Sea characters) or [name]Albert[/name] (as in [name]Lee[/name]) or The [name]Captain[/name] (as in Beefheart - why not?!) for my hippy dad. Something they won’t be embarrassed to shout out in the park… eg. [name]Peregrine[/name] = [name]Perry[/name], Arrowby = Arry… etc.

Any ideas?? I like:


…any suggestions welcome!! Keep in mind a scruffy friendly little terrier who looks like an old man :slight_smile:

I really love [name]Albert[/name] & [name]Stanley[/name] for a scruffy terrier.

My pets have been named after musicians, and film characters. It really brings out the character to their personalities.

I thought I’d just update and let you know that he was indeed a [name]Stanley[/name] after all… and they also chose [name]Ruby[/name] for their newly adopted (girl) dog!