Hi everyone. I am a very new Lab owner (just 2 days). We love Sam a lot already. My husband & I and my 2 daughters have tossed names around for a few weeks, long before we ever brought him home. Anyway, it's probably dull but Sam just seemed fitting. He came with documents to register him w/ AKC and a pretty nice pedigree ( I think). I have never had any experience with AKC but notice most names are longer or have a special twist to them. He will be a family pet and not used for show, but I intend to register him. I was just wondering if the "fancy" names are necessary. Just for example...a name I saw in Sams history was "ownername's smokin sam" (not sure if it's ok to post the real owner name). We've discussed a few options but not sure what to do for names. Of course, he will always be called just plain old Sam I'm sure.
A registered name can be a personal thing. I allow my puppy buyers to choose their name, but I approve them. It must contain my kennel name and not be something that I'd be ashamed to see on the dog. No Airheads, Runamucks, etc. (yes I had those until I started approving the names)
One of my puppy buyers names their puppies to include their last names. They name them similar to what they would name a child. They have two of mine and one is **** James Patrick Lastname the other one is **** Thomas Tobias Lastname
I personally tend to name after things I like. For instance I like hockey so a couple of my dogs are named with hockey terms.
**** Hat Trick
**** Slap Shot
**** Two For Roughing
**** Fire On Ice
**** Penalty Shot
So thinking up names can be a personal thing based on what you want to do.
I'd make it unique to you. Do you have any hobbies, favorite movies/books/music, favorite actors, places, etc? Did the breeder have a theme for the litter (all names that start with "A", Broadway show names, etc)? That's a place to start.
Here is the link to my favorite naming website that is sure to start the creative juices flowing...