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Thread: help me think of quilting terms for my future new dog's name!

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    Senior Member quiltswithdogs's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm back from my 5 days visiting with mom and my daughter. One thing I had to do was bring daughter's little dog back after babysitting him 3 weeks. I have photos of him on my lap while I'm at my sewing machine... so cute. My own small dog died 6 months ago so when my granddog was here, I was reminded how lonely my house is without a dog fulltime. DH felt it too and says I don't have to wait any longer, so I've started searching the shelters for a little dog to be my new baby.

    I might want to use a quilting term for my new dog's name.--any ideas?
    Only 1 or 2 syllables are easy for calling a pet. It shouldn't be to much of an inside knowledge only a quilter could remember... I want children to be able to say and remember it too.

    Thanks!
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    boy or girl? how about thimble?

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    What about colour? Could you name him/her Patches?

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    ears - as in dog ears

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    I don't care if it is a boy or girl, fluffy or smooth... only that it is small due to my experience of having difficulty lifting my 15lb Border Terrier when she was so weak at the end. Of course I want it to be cuddly and playful and friendly too.

    Right now, I'm waiting to hear if 2 dogs of interest are still available;
    - a small 10mo all white girl maltese
    - a little young boy chihuahau mix, mostly faint speckles on white with some larger areas of darker patches of blacks and browns.
    ......"Patch" or "Patches" might work for him!

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    I should not take so long writing; just in that timeframe you above me said great things... patches, like me and Klue, your idea of "Ears" is very appropriate for the little chihuahua mix... he has really really big stand-up ears from I don't know what breed.

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    ears would be perfect for a dog like that and it would be an inside joke with all the quilters.

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    I love your Username LOL.
    We have 3 minpins. And they love to help! Their names are Gizmo and Gadget and Sally.
    Gizzy is 11 years old female, Gadget is 4 and a half years old male. Gizzy and Gadget are the mother and father of Sally 2 years old.
    Yes against our better judgment, Gizmo had her first and only litter of babies at 8 and a half years old! That was scary. But she is fine and everyone is FIXED now.

    Perfect name for Sally would have been Gidget but it would have been too confusing so Sally Field played Gidget so we named her Sally.

    That has nothing to do with picking a name for your new baby does it? lol
    How about Patches?, fussy? Pointy? Star? Stash?

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    Usually animals pick their own names from the things they like or don't. also, the name should reflect something about it's owner. I'd wait til the newbie gets there before seeing if the little one is a "batik" or a "Fido" or a WIP-pet.

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    How about "Threads"?

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    I always have to wait until I've met the newest addition before I name them. They do tend to name themselves...sorta. The latest kitten I named Riley...we now call her Weasie...short for Weasel :shock:

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    I love the term/name: Wonky (you know, when your block isn't perfectly square -- it's wonky :wink: )

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    As far as naming according to the specific dog after we have it, that is what we've done before, once for personality and twice for color. Sunny (Border Terrier) was an overtly happy girl, Blue (Sheltie) was a blue merle and had one blue eye, and Misty (min Schnauzer) was shades of greys and silvers. But with those, we already knew the breed we wanted and so the color, so had ideas to consider as a starting point. That's all I hope to have now... a starting point. We won't decide until the dog is ours. That reminds me; there is one minor detail I mustn't forget... my husband needs to like the name too! Well, at least it'll be easier than when our kids were home and involved too although one of them came up with "Sunny"....she really did have a sunny disposition and made us happy like a sunny day can. We will choose a name that fits.

    You know what?.... this is a fun little project! ...Here's what I've got so far, in no special order:

    Lacey (white girl/lace)
    Threads (obvious meaning)
    Ears (big ears/dogears to cut from triangles)
    Stash (many dogs like to accumulate more-like us!)
    Stitches (funny dog/stitches)
    Star (esp good if white or star on head)
    WIP (fast dog who whips around/work in progress)
    Patches (if does have patches of color)
    Patch (formal name: 9 Patch)
    Cotton (kinda hard to say esp for calling a dog)
    Prints (if a boy ... sounds like Prince)
    Wonky (esp if lopsided ears or something funny or odd)
    Wagon (if wags a lot/ sounds like waggin'/ formal name: Wagon Tracks)
    Cozy (pretty obvious meanings)
    Scrappy (I hope nobody calls my dog "crappy")

    Fun names! I might use one for my next bird too as Pepper(cockatiel), is nearly 19 years old. Or, I might use them for future goldfish in my aquarium if some plague hits and wipes out all my old guys I collectively call "the Beach Boys". .......So, thanks and keep em coming please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltswithdogs
    I don't care if it is a boy or girl, fluffy or smooth... only that it is small due to my experience of having difficulty lifting my 15lb Border Terrier when she was so weak at the end. Of course I want it to be cuddly and playful and friendly too.

    Right now, I'm waiting to hear if 2 dogs of interest are still available;
    - a small 10mo all white girl maltese
    - a little young boy chihuahau mix, mostly faint speckles on white with some larger areas of darker patches of blacks and browns.
    ......"Patch" or "Patches" might work for him!
    definitely get the maltese, i have a 9 lb. 4 year old maltese and she's just the best dog i've ever had, very smart and still playful.

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    P.S. my maltese's name is Precious and the cat's name is Callie.

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    How about SuzieQ for the girl. Or Q.T. pronounced cutie? Or for quilt time? LOL. I like Patches for the little guy!

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    Cute pets dojo. My maine coon cat is Gusgus but if I would have waited to name him he would have been Stitch because he tries to remove all my stitches as I sew. He is a stinker but I love him.

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    thanks littlehud, i seem to have more pics of my animals than i do of my grandkids, lol. just don't know what i'd do without them.

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    I like the name Bobbin. It's a cute name for a small dog.

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    How about Star?

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    I think if I got a new pet right now, I would name it Bali.

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    ruler - for king/queen of the house

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    Don't laugh, just did a fast "Google" search. Some are better than others. Sorry if there's any repeats:

    Border
    Charm
    Echo
    Siggie
    Notion
    Calico
    Paisley
    Penny
    Shadow
    Jacobean
    Chenille
    Noodle
    Tonga
    Squishy
    Thangles

    Whatever the name I'm sure he/she will be much loved!

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    I have 2 suggestions - these being the most used in my sewing room - Ripper and Dammit.

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