E and I are acquiring a hairy baby this weekend. We can’t agree on a name. He is against human names, except for when he isn’t. I tend towards cute ones that will be embarrassing to call out in a south London park. We’re not allowed to get pretentious ones after writers and such. Suggestions?
Milo (this has 3 ticks, one from me + 2 sisters)
Bosco (two ticks.)
Grover (I love this one but E keeps saying we can’t call our dog after a tax dodger. There were no muppets in his prep school childhood.)
Boxy (after the dog in the original Battlestar Galactica)
Sprocket (after the dog in, I think, Fraggle Rock)
Hobbes (after the cartoon character, not the political philosopher)
Jaffa (city or biscuit)
Ajax (possibly too pretentious, but more likely to be associated with washing powder)
Max (dull name I threw as a sop to E. Now he counters EVERY suggestion with ‘how about Max?’)
Morris (my favourite, but better suited to a terrior with a grumpy old man personality)
Maurice (we are likely to brush its hair quite often)
Boney (after the first ever Farrell family dog)
Bubbles (after Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee, also a pet name for E)
Cracker (the dog is very white)
FYI the dog is a Samoyed, because my mum has one. We all love that dog so much it’s gotten to the point where most of my sisters now ask ‘how is Sweetie?’ before we inquire about our Dad.