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LoveDogs 02-14-2014 12:48 PM

It's been so long- getting a pup
After the loss of my dog, my house feels empty. My heart is even more empty. My husband put a deposit down on a puppy and we pick him up on March 1st (8 weeks). I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I have a trainer lined up to start with puppy socialization after my vet signs a release form. I bought a doggy doorbell to assist with housebreaking, numerous toys, a dividable kennel, puppy food (along with some of the stuff they are starting the puppy on), leashes, and the list goes on.

The thing is, we can't decide on a name. I don't want to have a name that 50 people in the neighborhood have because I find it confusing. I've called my vet and she told me that she has not seen any parvo cases in the past year. There are 3 more vets I can call in the area.

We are getting a White male Shepherd (husband always wanted one & I love Shepherds). I want a name that is 1-2 syllables that are not confused with commands so the following is what my husband and I agreed on thus far:

Geist- means spirit in German
Bear- there is a dog in the neighborhood that has this name

I personally like Flurry the most because of the vowel sounding ending but my husband thinks that it's weak.. he says flurry is the weakest of all snows. He likes Geist the best because he's never heard it before. I like Bear because let's face it... a good dog is a great big Teddy Bear.

Thoughts and opinions are welcome.

LaRen616 02-14-2014 12:52 PM

Bear is very common.

I like Geist because it sounds like Heist, I like that word. It kind of sounds manly to me. :)

I like Flurry but it kind of sounds like Furry and I can see someone making fun of him and calling him that.

LoveDogs 02-14-2014 12:54 PM

Flurry does sound like Furry. I laughed when I read that. Didn't even cross my mind honestly.

Sp00ks 02-14-2014 01:51 PM

I have to say I like Geist. One syllable, long vowel. Good dog name.

Cassidy's Mom 02-14-2014 02:56 PM

I like Flurry, since he's a white dog. :)

Charlie W 02-14-2014 03:13 PM

Geist has a good definite sound to it, it does also get used in German as the word for "ghost" (there is another word for Ghost too, but Geist gets used).. No matter, just thought you'd want to know! I actually like it!
I grew up bilingually and have lived in Germany... Look forward to the photos!

stmcfred 02-14-2014 03:46 PM

I like Geist out of the three. When I read Flurry, I though Furry. Bear is extremely common here.

BeckaBeth 02-14-2014 05:43 PM

I like Geist, different and I really like the sound of it.

We've had odd names for all of our shepherds, Tanis (male), Bastion (male), and our new puppy, Sarissa (female). They all have some sort of meaning, I can't remember where Tanis was from but a bastion is the strongest part of a castle and a sarissa is a spear used in ancient Greece. I name the kids, my husband names the dogs :D.

sourdough44 02-15-2014 06:47 AM

I like the short, easy to say names, we usually have female dogs, so not much help. Our last was Katy, now we have Mya. I usually train them to come more to a whistle though. It's easier to hear & means they really should come. The name is somewhat secondary & more for closer range & general talk.

sehrgutcsg 02-15-2014 07:51 AM


A great word - a great name, imo

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