Boy Dog Names?

I’m in search of the perfect boy dog name.

About a month ago, I had a list of one hundred possible names.

I narrowed it down to two.

Now, I’m starting all over.

My future dog will be my constant companion as a service dog.

He has to have the perfect name.

I know I do NOT want a name like Samson and/or Goliath … there are zillions of Newfoundlands with those names.

There are also way too many Newfoundlands named after bears.

An adult male Newf is HUGE but that doesn’t mean he has to be named Samson/Goliath/Yogi/Baloo.

I head to Canada on Friday to meet the litter.

I hope, once I meet “my” puppy, a certain name will seem to fit him.

However, I’m looking for suggestions.

Maybe something related to photography?

Maybe something related to Canada?

Maybe something related to his role as my assistant?

Maybe a literary character?

I’m open to any and all suggestions!

29 Responses to “Boy Dog Names?”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I absolutely SUCK at naming things. However, Darling Daughter is marvelous at it – I’ll consult with her and get back to you with her suggestions.

  2. Stacy G

    How about Aslan? We had friends who had the best dog and he was named that. It’s after the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and of course, he is the lion.

  3. Judi

    The only ones popping into my brain this early in the morning are Ansel and Igor. 🙂

  4. Karen in S.E. Texas

    I am absolutely horrible at picking out names before meeting a dog. All of my pets were named after meeting them and seeing their personalities. I know you will find the perfect one for him.

  5. Carolyn

    Easy to call out: Gabe, Henry, Jack
    A little more exotic: Nigel, Roscoe, Marlon
    Beachy: Kona, Laird

  6. Julieanne

    I was thinking Cruz?

    Or you could call him Sydney after Sydney, Australia where I’m from 😉 teeheeheehee

  7. Tonya

    My husband & I are in love with the name Beasley – saving it for our next buddy!

  8. Stephen

    Baloo. The big affable bear character from The Jungle Book. He sang “The Bare Necessities” and was extremely ticklish. My favorite cartoon character of all time.

    • Suzanne

      I think the name Baloo is adorable, but there are a LOT of Newfs with that name since they’re very bear like in appearance. Knowing there are so many with that name makes me less inclined to use it even though it’s very cute.

  9. Sandra

    He’s your assistant so that’s aka a Deputy. 🙂 Kinda fitting for the big guy.

  10. Kelley

    We have a 10 month old Newfie who was one of 10 in the litter and the breeder gave them all biblical names. Ours was named Moses which in Hebrew means drawn from the water. Since Newfies are water dogs we thought it was perfect and kept the name. You can’t believe how many people comment on how great his name is. So following that line of thinking, my suggestion is “Joshua” which is Hebrew for salvation. Sounds like that’s exactly what this boy is going to be for you!

  11. Linda M

    Our tiny Jack Chee (jack Russell chihuahua mix) is named Thor. His bark always makes me think we should have named him for a God of Yipeeness or Ankle licking, not a God of Thunder. (Teenage boys….) That would be a much better name for the type of dog you are getting!

  12. KirstyB

    Ooohh….I love Newfies!! <3

    How about:


    Good luck! Can't wait to see your new pup!

  13. Michelle

    If you like names after places, you could go for Leopold, which is where I am from. And can be shortened to Leo if need be. 🙂


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