For those of you who don’t know, I am fostering this pug from a local rescue organization with the intention of adopting him once he is cleared medically, which will be a while. They dubbed him “Lucky” because he was Lucky to be alive, but a) I don’t like this name and b) I feel like it’s asking for trouble. I have received many wonderful suggestions, but we’re going on 3 days home now without a name, so I’m getting desperate here, and I don’t think he likes being called “hey”.
Here he is so you know what you’re naming:
Of the list of 25 or so names I had started with, it’s currently narrowed down to:
Eddie, Henry, Tovi, Akio, Dexter, Justin, and Bondy (from Yiddish word for thief/bandit. He’s a ball of mischief.) I like all of these, probably Tovi and Akio the best, but Henry (mom’s suggestion) would be really cute because then if I adopted him he’d be Henry Higgins. However, I am still open to another name not found on this list since I am really not 100% in love with any of them. I prefer more people kinda names as opposed to pet names, unless it’s something fabulous and original. Personality wise, he has no training, as he came in as a stray, so he is a monster, climbs on everything, loves to eat yarn (that’s a big problem ;-)), likes to wee on things (marking, not a housebreaking problem, hence the cute little garment he’s modeling), and is just darling. He’s a happy, sweet, and stubborn little guy, and friends not familiar with pugs liken him to a little gremlin because of the way he talks and his expressive little wrinkled face (Gizmo isn’t an option, though, although fitting and precious.) Ok, I think that’s it.
I really dont’ want to go another day without a name for him so please help! I picked up those clicker trainer things today at the pet store to start training him and I’m like, click ummmmmmmmmm. Even if you just tell me which of the above you feel fits him the best, i’d love to hear that, but am also open to new suggestions.
P.S. I say “desperate” because I had a similar problem naming the cat 3 years ago, and her name is still Kitty. I tried to come up with the perfect name for her for so long, it was too late. Now I say it’s short for Kitrina so I don’t feel like a dork. Don’t let this happen to nameless pug!