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Please keep your fingers crossed that this is going to be my pup.

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This is the young lad that I am hoping will be our next dog. We do not have a name yet, we really liked Fenway but that name was for the other pup, and it is weirdly not sitting well for either one of us to use it for this guy. If anyone has a name that would somehow represent New England, yet still make a great dog name, we are open to suggestions.

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um, Delaware no where near New England. there is always papi after big, babe after babe ruth or yaz after carl Yastrzemski.

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Awwwww . . . sweet puppy!!

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Tuck, for Nantucket. Although that might sound bad if you have to raise your voice... ;)

 

Vinny, for Martha's Vineyard.

 

Bay.

 

Keene. (I like this one best.)

 

Very best wishes!

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Ralph - for Emerson, Walden - Walden Pond, Henry/Hank -Thoreau.

 

Can't think of any sports or location related names. Good luck with getting this guy!

 

Ruth and Gibbs

 

ETA - I love the name 'Wally' for a dog, don't know why. Just strikes me as adorable.

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The geographic name suggestions got me thinking: Since I am originally from Vermont --

 

Barre - for Barre, VT

Wooster/Worcester - for Worcester, VT

Danby (Dan)

etc., etc. I would look at a map for more ideas.

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Berkley

Harvard

Harbor

Quincy

Bolton

Camden

Hudson

Boston

Franklin

Pawtucket (just for laughs)

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Thanks for all the ideas, my husband is from Vermont and we lived in Newport, Rhode Island for 20 years. Geographical names are hard, Newport is a horrid dogs name, and I don't want to use a name that has no connection. And Aquidneck, which is Native American name for the island is not meant to be a name, if people have a problem with Rievaulx (Revo) I can only imagine the outcome!!!!!

I think Brady would make a great dogs name, but first I am not naming my dog after a quarterback no matter how cute and talented, plus our previous border collie was called Brody.

My other half is a huge New England sports fan but does not want to use an obvious reference.

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Oh! I had a blast looking for names for my dog before I even chose her. I spent a lot of time on New Englandy names.

 

Plants: Hemlock, Spruce, Maple, Ash, Willow, Pine, Lilac, Daisy

Authors: Emerson, Dickinson, Hawthorne, Whittier, Longfellow, Alcott, Frost

Birds: Crow, Finch, Sparrow, Wren, Goose, Jay

Geology: Granite, Slate, Quarry

Old-Timey Celebs and Politicos: Curley, Kennedy, Coolidge, Adams, Hancock, Mather, Corey, Revere, Franklin (I wouldn't go with a current celeb for fear they'll be arrested for some indiscretion!)

History: Pilgrim, Puritan, Plymouth, Cotton,

Artists: Winslow, Homer, Wyeth, Gorey, Rockwell, Parrish, Kent

Place Names: Lowell, Boston, Salem, Keene, Ogunquit

 

Wikipedia has long lists of, say, "Massachusetts politicians" or "Vermont native plants" or "towns in New Hampshire" that you can use to springboard ideas!

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I think Brady would make a great dogs name, but first I am not naming my dog after a quarterback no matter how cute and talented, plus our previous border collie was called Brody.

 

Well then, the only logical alternative is Gronk. :D

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Ethan. (I am thinking Ethan Allen)

Celt

 

towns in Vermont:

Averil

Brandon

Morgan

Troy

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More good New England town names that could be dog names:

 

Ashland

Bow

Derry

Jackson

Mason

Rye

Woodstock (call him Woody?)

Benton

Gilead

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This one just popped into my head:

 

Champ - for Lake Champlain. A Vermont name (we won't talk about the NY side ;) ) and a very large body of water.

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I really like Keene, not only because it's crisp and easily pronounceable, but because it's homonym of "keen," a desirable attribute for a competition dog. ;)

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Dear Doggers,

 

The problem with naming that's intended to say something about the (clever) owners is that it also says something about the dog.

 

Traditional names "Spot", "Fly", "Cap", "Bill", "Joe" . . .also say something about both.

 

Donald McCaig

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Well then, the only logical alternative is Gronk. :D

He is a border collie, he can't be named Gronk . We used to call a friend's very large, very sweet and very dumb lab Gronk, now it suited him!!!

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