Which vintage-cute set?

Note: I posted this originally in the pets’ forum but I would love some feedback and it’s just sitting over there collecting dust. Please forgive me posting this in this forum but I take puppy naming very seriously! Thanks! :smiley:


It’s finally official and the naming process has begun. I am soon going to be welcoming two darling maltese puppies into my family–two little girls. I have been tweaking my list for weeks but I am still indecisive about their names!

Shortest version of the list: [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Georgia[/name_f], [name_f]Alice[/name_f]

Also considering: [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_u]June[/name_u], [name_f]Margot[/name_f], [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] (probably called [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] more often but I like the completeness of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f])

Ruled out: [name_f]Cora[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_f]Mabel[/name_f], [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]

Still on the fence about: [name_f]Nina[/name_f] (but what would the other be called? I don’t think it pairs up well.)

As you can tell, I love modern-suited vintage names that are mostly 2 syllables. My mom and I have loved [name_f]Margot[/name_f] forever, but I’m afraid that the -go ending will be confusing. [name_u]June[/name_u] is also a potential middle name for some names (but not [name_f]Violet[/name_f] or [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]). [name_u]June[/name_u] is my brother’s pick, and my partner is ambivalent overall. Once I pick the first names, then I’ll move onto middles.

I am really mulling over this decision because a) I’m a name-nerd, and b) it’s very possible I might not have biological children due to a medical issue, so I want to really love my pups’ names. But just in case, I’m saving my absolute favorites ([name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]) for later.

For reference, this is what they will look like:

[name_f]Nina[/name_f] and [name_u]Darcy[/name_u] maybe? I like [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] and [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] too.

I’d probably have to meet the puppies and see their personalities before I could give you a definitive answer, but I don’t think you could go wrong with [name_f]Violet[/name_f] or [name_f]Alice[/name_f]. If you’re negotiable about the names, then I also think [name_f]Cosima[/name_f] from your signature would nicely compliment [name_f]Violet[/name_f] in a pair.

Overall, [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] just doesn’t strike me as a “dog name” (but hey, if it sounds fine to you, then go for it!). [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_f]Margo[/name_f], [name_u]June[/name_u], and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]/[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] are alright, but again, I’d probably have to meet the puppies before I could say for sure which name would fit. Maybe wait until you get them and see which name clicks for them.

I like [name_f]Margo[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f].

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] and [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] would make cute vintage puppy names:)

I am totally with you vestiges but their paperwork for microchipping etc. will need to be completed before I get the chance to bring them home with me. :frowning: I think that’s partly why it’s such a hard decision!

This is one of the pairings I keep coming back to! I’m worried it’s too matchy though? Are they too matchy or just really well-suited for each other?