Names

Most of you know how much I enjoy naming the puppies. And for those just finding us and reading your first blog from us, we give each litter a theme name and fun or meaningful names to each puppy. It’s much more fun to follow along how “Macadamia, Cashew, Pecan and Pistachio” are doing, then following the yellow puppy, the blue puppy, etc.

Sometimes we go with a theme because of the color of the litter, or a special event around when the pups were born. It might be a movie or old T.V. show theme. Sometimes I struggle for days trying to come up with a theme and other times it just “hits” me right away.

Most of the time our puppy families come up with a new name when they are matched with their puppy or after they get them home, which is fine. You don’t have to keep the name we give your puppy. And other times, the family or person adopting a particular puppy decides to keep the name we gave their puppy. Which is pretty cool too!

When we have each new Cavapoo litter they get their own album under the “Cavapoo” heading at the top of the website (there’s a drop-down menu). Each week the puppies pictures are updated so everyone can follow along as they grow and change. Usually from birth to two week old pictures are  group pictures of the litter. Three weeks is special because the puppies’ eyes have opened and they are usually a bit more alert. So at three weeks we start taking individual pictures of each pup for the weekly photo update and introduce their names.

As you know Hazel had a singleton puppy. I was pretty sure from the ultrasound ahead of time that we would only get the one. So of course as I’m thinking of singleton names, “The Lone Ranger” popped in my head. ๐Ÿ˜› (I’m a horse girl what can I say?) And with our track record of having more boys than girls I figured I was set. And then he turned out to be a she. But I’m still going with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰  So “Ranger” it is!

And then there is Sage’s litter. Honestly this one was easy. First we’ve never had a litter of nine puppies before and then to end up with the “right” amount of boys and girls. What am I talking about? My mom came from a big family. There were nine kids, five boys and four girls. So I had to. I had to name this litter after my aunts and uncles. <3

I have so many great memories growing up and having these big family reunions and every other Christmas with my mom’s side of the family. (My dad was an only child so he must’ve been shocked when he married my mom! :O ) There were twenty-five first cousins!

So meet the “aunts and uncles”

And in case my aunts and uncles see this, the pups are in birth order but the humans represented are not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

P.S. There will be several pictures of each puppy added to their album. <3

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6 Responses to Names

  1. karen beaver says:

    how funny and special – and the pups are just the cutest – it’s not easy being so creative with the names but you do a great job.

  2. Katharine Harding says:

    What a perfect solution!

  3. Cathy Husen says:

    Great idea!

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