Name for my Mini Aussie
I've been in search for a mini aussie for awhile now, and we finally found a breeder that's close and she has a female that is pregnant right now and due to have her pups within the next week.
My husband and I are for sure getting a merle female but we don't know if we are getting red or blue. We want red but she says she usually has a lot of blue merles and not many reds.
So I've been thinking of names and here is my list (in order of preference)
Reba (Red Merle only)
As you can see I'm into a little bit different dog names than just your standard Lady, Bailey, Maggie, and Lucy.
We currently have a Newfoundland named Kramer, so something you can pronounce and have heard of but may not hear on a dog too often is perfect.
Any other ideas for names would be great! Also tell me your favorite from my list.
Is it an Australian Shepherd or an Australian Terrier? I like Daphne from your list. Lux and Snow would be better for a light coated dog.
Names like Fargo (Fargo is too much of a Dakota place name as well as a film): Margo/Margot, Marlowe
Names like Juno/Juneau - Iris, Phoebe, Clio, Alba, Luna, Lyra
Names like Reba (sorry but all I think about is Reba McEntire) - Nora, Mabel/Maybelle, Nola, Sadie, Lucy/Lucille, Hattie, Bessie
It's an Australian Shepherd and a lot of the Blue Merles have quite a bit of white on them, that's why I thought Lux or Snow may work.
I live in North Dakota currently so Fargo doesn't bother me, especially because when we move back to Minnesota it's kind of a nice reminder of when we did live in ND.
Phoebe and Hattie are pretty much the only ones I like from what you suggested. I have Norah on my baby name list so I would never use it on a dog. Sadie is too "typical dog name" though I do like it, I want to be a little more creative.
I think Snow is rather lovely for a Mini Aussie -- especially if she has a lot of white, but if you use it you must commit with all your heart to never using "NO!" You can use "Leave It" or something else, but "no" so close to "snow" would not only be confusing but leave your dog thinking you hated her and were confused about the difference between her behavior and her very self.
I also like Sky for this breed, for obvious reasons, but it might be too much of a cliche for you. Oceana is cool for a blue merle, if it is not too French and fancy for your taste. Sky or water imagery works well -- Wave, Cloud. Bluebell. Just kidding. I don't know why I threw that in.
I don't know about you, but I like names for dogs that seem classic but are not over-used -- Piper (except you already have an 'er' ending). I like Posy and Pansy, which might not be your style at all. How about Dinah or Diantha? If you want an Aussie name, there is a beach there, Kirra. I think that makes a nice name.
I love the red merles, too. I think Reba would be adorable for one.
I love Reba for a red merle!
Nike, Fly, Magpie, Rain, Fizz, Dusk, Boots, Clover, Zipper, Sketch, Ecko
Well the breeder I was talking to entirely dropped off the face of the earth, she responded to me by email 1 time and then stopped, it's been almost a month, I've also called her and her phone is off and the voicemail is full. So anyway we found another breeder and put a deposit on a blue merle. Here is a picture
She is the bottom one.
I would love more suggestions, because we are really loving Fargo but I am concerned that there aren't any good nickname possibilities. So I'm trying to top that name or come up with a cute nickname for it.
Bonnie- Sky is our neighbors dogs name, and our yards are basically connected so that might be confusing. I also agree about Snow, I never thought of that.
seraares- I like Clover, but with Kramer it's too similar because of the er ending. Blush is very pretty but definitely more for a red merle.
Does anyone else like Rue? I suggested it to my husband as he loves the Hunger Games and he said he didn't love it as much as Fargo or the name he suggested Indy.
I wish I could get him to agree to Rue because I'm loving it now.
love Rue...maybe your hubby would like it better spelt "Roo"? like a kangaroo? ( aussies are bouncy/energetic lil guys!) or Roux?
Narah (probably too similar to Norah, but thought I'd throw it out there)
Melou ( prn May-lou)
I rather like Far as a nn, for whatever that is worth.