What should we name her???

My DH and I have a mini daschund named [name]Bella[/name] (name from Twilight series) and have just adopted a 2 month old Boxer/Great Pyrrenese (sp?). It’s another little girl! We’re thinking of naming her [name]Juliet[/name] (since Twilight is the “new” [name]Romeo[/name] & [name]Juliet[/name]), but would like opinions or other suggestions that go with [name]Bella[/name]. The name doesn’t neccessarily have to go with Twilight, it might be connected to her breed for example. Let me know what you think of [name]Juliet[/name], and what other names come to mind. THANKS!!!


I can’t even begin to imagine what a Boxer-Great Pyrenees mix looks like! Is she more Boxer or Pyrenees? Meaning, is she big and fluffy and mostly white, or smaller with short hair and more coloring?

Well, Boxers are [name]German[/name] dogs, and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees) originates in regions of [name]France[/name] and Spain. Personally, I love the idea of a name reflecting her origin, but I don’t know what way to lean! And, I think she needs a “stronger” name, considering she is likely a big girl! However, my friends have a Pyrenees called [name]Lilly[/name], about the softest name you can get, so maybe she can take a softy name, too…

[name]Billie[/name] - [name]German[/name] diminutive by way of [name]Wilhelmina[/name] (“resolute protection”) with a sassy sound.

[name]Fritzi[/name] - NB lists it as a male diminutive of [name]Frederick[/name] (“peaceful ruler”), but it seems more girlish to me…

[name]Milla[/name] - NB says it is Polish, but my sources say [name]German[/name]. Either way, it is pretty cute, but awfully close to [name]Bella[/name]…

[name]Romy[/name] - Possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever heard, this name is both spunky and strong, yet feminine and sweet. I can totally see it on your puppy! It’s a diminutive of [name]Roman[/name], which means “citizen of [name]Rome[/name],” but it is still [name]German[/name]!

Yeah, okay, I think I’ll choose [name]Romy[/name] for her. What do you think? [name]Bella[/name] and [name]Romy[/name]?

Good luck!

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Well you have to remember dogs respond better to two-sylable names, so [name]Juliet[/name] may be a bit tricky. [name]How[/name] about…

[name]Rose[/name] (alie)


She looks more big and fluffy and she’s tan and white. The couple we got her from docked her tail at birth b/c they thought she was all boxer since they had a male and female boxer. About 2 weeks later they realized she was TOO big and had longer/white-tipped fur…and they put 2 and 2 together since a male pyrrenese lives down the road! Bless the mama boxers heart was all I could think! The size difference is ridiculous! But our little girl’s REALLY cute.

I like [name]Sasha[/name] & [name]Romy[/name] from the suggestions. He’s thought of [name]Penny[/name] (as in [name]Penny[/name] [name]Lane[/name], we didn’t spend a penny on her, [name]Penny[/name] & Me, etc) I don’t know what I think about it. This is harder than naming our children!!!

First, I hope you spay her. There are soooo many wonderful homeless pets in this country that we don’t need to add more. There are usually low-cost spay/neuter clinics if price is an issue. It also eliminates the risk of certain cancers.

I think naming pets is so much fun. It’s where you can really let loose and name her whatever wacky, fun name you want! Our pets all have names from the same theme. Maybe yours could be a literature theme? Think about other interests you have…

Or you could go with non-human names. Something to represent her personality/looks? Like…


I too have heard that dogs respond best to two syllable names, not sure if its true but it makes sense. Some suggestions:


Thanks SOOOOO much for the suggestions! We’ve decided to combine the literary and appearance elements. Her name will be Elephant (pronounced like the ones in [name]Lord[/name] of the Rings) and we will call her [name]Ellie[/name]. She walks like a little elephant! Soooo cute!

[name]Don[/name]'t worry, of course we’ll get her spayed!

Thanks again for the suggestions!