What’s In A Name? #puppynames #thesearethedays

Choosing names for kids was hard. I’m picky, and Brent is even pickier. But puppy names – even more difficult!  I asked everyone for suggestions – and quickly discovered that I don’t love people names for pets. So while Sadie was a HUGE suggestion, it wasn’t even an option for me because it’s totally a people name. And of course, a reader named Sadie jumped on and begged me not to use it for our dog {you’re welcome, Sadie}.

I don’t blame her.

Our friends are big hunters and their dogs are Ruger and Tikka {both gun names} – I LOVE the names…it suits them, the dogs, their lifestyle. It’s perfect. And I wanted a name that made sense for us….something indicative of things we love.

We love the Beach.

We love Surfing {though have never been…} – I, of course, love surfers {*ahem*}. We love summer, the sunshine…

and PALM TREES!

Me especially. Jonah suggested we name a puppy Palm Tree because I love them so much.

We really liked Kahlua for a name and thought for a while that was it. We still really like it, actually. Growing up, my dog’s name was Chivas Regal – a liquer. I kind of liked following that trend {especially since we don’t drink}, and love that it sounds kind of beachy.

But ultimately, the kids {and I} couldn’t quite let go of the name

Malibu

It’s not Brent’s favorite of the two, but he’s a good sport and is okay with it.  And really, it suits her. It’s her name. I’ve read online that dogs respond better to names with two syllables…I guess I’m a little *out of the box*. oops – every name I seriously considered had 3 syllables. lol

And it’s perfect – it’s beachy, connected to surfing {and surfers lol}, is an alcohol {Malibu Rum}, and to top it all off – has palm trees on the bottle!

malibu

It just makes sense.

I know not everyone shares our love for the name – but I adore it. And the kids {who ultimately chose it} do too. 🙂

If any of you are looking for female dog names – or specifically chocolate lab names, I asked on my facebook group and here is what was suggested:

Pudge

Truffle {LOVE this one}

Finn

Coco/Cocoa

Kahuna

Tiki

Kona

Kahlua {our other choice}

Sunny

Freckle

Tide

Reef

Rip

Tsunami

Undertow

Zori

Frisbey/Frisbee

Choppy

Chopper

Hula

Gigit

Star

Coral

Reef

Aqua

Azure

Cancun

Aloha

Breeze

Breezy

Clipper

Kale

Mahina

Hoku

Kopono

Malana

Mahina

Nani

Oliana

Olina

Summer

Breeze

Soleil

Hazel

Tawny

Daquiri

Hurricane

Halia

Kalea

Kalena

Keona

Lala

Halina

Maylea

Hershey

Roxy {her sister’s name}

Teva

Lillith

Tessa

Shora

Waves

Tidal

Sandy

Rocky

Fisher

Shelly {a good friend’s name….not an option for us at all}

Whew – what a list! Seriously, a great list!

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “What’s In A Name? #puppynames #thesearethedays

  1. Leinani

    Ha, so much for not liking human names for animals! Tons of those are Hawaiian people names, mine included 😛

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    1. cutelikeme Post author

      They were names suggested by readers on my facebook page, not necessarily names we considered. But I do honestly love the way a lot of Hawaiian names sound – 🙂

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