Puppy Love.

If all goes well we’ll be adding a new member to the pet family tonight! After work I’m going to meet this sweet girl who an acquaintance has been fostering for the past week. She’s about two years old, 25 lbs and looks to have a little Jack Russell terrier in her breeding. Right now she’s going by the name of Piper, but I’m toying with the idea of changing it. (She was a stray, so she’s not exactly used to it.) And here’s where you come in…

What should I name her?

I need ideas! Do your best, if I end up going with a name one of you suggested I’ll be sending a little thank you out in the mail.

  • Stephanie

    July 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm Reply

    I think ramona is a cute name…

  • Olivia

    July 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm Reply

    My mother's dog growing up was named Piper and so when we got our little Silkie, we named her Pippa…congrats and good luck! I love cool names, dogs can't have such girly names…How about doing an Austen shout out and going with something like Bennett or Darcey?

    Can't wait to see more pics!
    ox Olivia

  • Jeanette Mc

    July 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Piper is cute. She has the coloring of a dog I lost a few years ago so I will put her name in the hat "Dempsey". Congratulations on the newest member of your family.

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    July 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm Reply


  • Jagoda

    July 28, 2009 at 3:40 pm Reply

    One of our dogs is named Zuzu Petals. My husband and I decided on that because we both LOVE the movie "it's a wonderful life" Personally I think it's a great name!

  • megan auld-wright

    July 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Bella, no relation to that Twilight character. But Piper is cute, too! When I finally get a pug, I'll be naming him Bjorn.

  • Anonymous

    July 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm Reply


  • Allie

    July 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Sukie. Or Olive.

  • Anonymous

    July 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm Reply

    plumpuddin (or plum)

  • Cait

    July 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm Reply

    Olivia, Chloe, or Ava –
    If you're looking for a cute collar for her, I highly recommend Cody's Creations on Etsy – amazing customer service and cute products. She also donates part of her proceeds to her local shelter & drops off lots of collars to the pups there.


  • Caroline

    July 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm Reply

    I also like Olive or Nora or Sadie! Let us know what you decide!

  • Thao

    July 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm Reply

    Cute puppy! I think you should name her Samantha, Sam for short. 🙂

  • aggix

    July 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm Reply

    copying some of the others I adore OLIVE. It will look nice on dog beds, collars and really fits her pic. I also think Ollie, or Lucy, or Midge would be cute.

  • My Dear Darling

    July 29, 2009 at 2:26 am Reply

    Our dog's name is Katsu ("win" like winner in Japanese) and we've been wanting to get another and name her Tomo which means "friend" in Japanese. 🙂

    "Piper" is such a cutie!

  • Jessie Smith, owner Confectionery

    July 29, 2009 at 3:40 am Reply


  • Nicola

    July 29, 2009 at 7:08 am Reply

    I love Piper – I'd go with that!

    Or another cute name for a dog I think is Sadie

  • k

    July 29, 2009 at 8:45 am Reply


  • Amanda

    July 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Only because I'm a designer too..how about Magenta? Maggie for short.

  • Maggie

    July 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm Reply

    I love Piper!
    P.S. I do custom dog portraits if you are ever interested!

  • Audra Blair

    July 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm Reply

    How about a nod to Pennsylvania – Penny, Sylvia, Vannie?

  • Tony B

    July 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm Reply

    I like Elevin. And you can call her Ele (like Ellie).

  • Julie C.

    July 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Piper is a cute name!! Here are some other ideas…Inez, Estelle or Edie (my golden retriever's name).
    Good luck and have fun!

  • Amanda

    July 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm Reply

    I love the Penny suggestion!!!

  • d.Sharp

    August 3, 2009 at 5:35 am Reply

    such a cute pup!

    My friend, when at her boyfriend's place, once heard a woman yelling Tommy over and over and ran outside to help, thinking she had lost her son – it was her outdoor cat. So, no Suzy or Michelle…

    Piper is cute.
    I love the name Biscuit, but maybe that is more boyish.

    have fun!

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