Help me name my dog
By user12611829 on Feb 21, 2006
At just over a year old, Trixie has grown up to be a wonderful family member. She's very sociable, easy to train, eager to please and quite affectionate – boy is she affectionate. As much as we'd like to take credit for all of this, a check into the dog encyclopedia on English Springer Spaniels shows that these are all traits of the breed, so Mother Nature wins this round.
So my darling bride suggested that we get her a companion, preferably another black and white female. Armed with the information from the dog encyclopedia (and previous experience with two other Springers), we contacted the breeder asking if there are any plans to breed these bloodlines again. We just missed a litter, so we'd have to wait about a year – which was fine. Or so we thought....
Mother Nature wins round two. Trixie's maternal grandparents figured out how to unlock the kennel and we received a phone call telling us that Trixie has new born aunt and three uncles, but it was a small litter - only the one female, but she's black and white!!!!
Like I have to finish this part of the story ????? We went over to see these new puppies and never stood a chance. At best I hope to come home with only one (the runt of the litter, one of the males, is also adorable).
But that leaves a dilemna – what to name the new member of the family ?
Had we planned for two dogs, Themla and Louise would be the obvious choices (with Kate and Ally, Laverne and Shirley probably in consideration). But my daughter named Trixie and it suits her, so what goes with Trixie ? The obvious choice would be Dixie, but consider that this is Dallas which isn't nearly as Dixie as say Georgia or Alabama. Also out of consideration for the dogs, there's not much vocal distinction between Trixie and Dixie – so Dixie is out.
Now, most of the names that we've paired with Trixie thus far seem more suited to a bowling alley than the high tech field dog that we expect. So what do we name her ?
We've got a short list of
We have 4 weeks to come up with a name. So I'm asking for some help! Please let me know if you like any of the above, or if there's some name that suits this little girl.
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