Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Choosing my new puppy's name

Naming my first three Labs was a no-brainer. My first Lab, Teri, was named by my two sons. Cash was four months old when we got her and had already been named by the breeder. Next came Molly. At the time, Molly was a common name for Labs.

Sometime in the winter of 2012, I decided to get another puppy. I never gave a thought to a name. I was more focused on finding a quality breeder who would have pups ready to go in late summer, early fall. That proved to be a major challenge.

As winter was winding down, I began thinking of names. I had a long list! I scoured the internet doing google searches of “names for Labrador Retrievers.” If I saw someone walking a dog, I’d ask them the dog’s name. The more names I gathered, the more confused I became over choosing the right one.

What was my first choice one week, would be discarded several weeks later!

I don’t remember when the name, Morgan, came to mind. Soon I had narrowed my list down to four strong possibilities.

I posted on facebook about my inability to choose a name and mentioned three names I was considering. “My sister had the most wonderful dog and it’s name was Morgan,” my friend, Peggy, wrote. I know it sounds crazy, but when I read that, something just clicked inside me and I decided that was the name I would choose! Oh, by the way, Morgan is my maiden name too!

Am I the only one that can’t make up my mind choosing names for dogs??? How did you choose your dog’s name?

1 comment:

  1. I thought of names of other dogs I loved, or books or literature.

    I think if I ever get another black lab, I will name him Coal.

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