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Any good ideas for a name for my new Great Pyrenees?

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I'm getting a Great Pyrenees (female) in February - purebred but unregistered.  She was born Dec. 5th.  She's almost all white - just a little brown on her face.  I've been trying to think of a good name - but nothing yet has really appealed to me.  Any ideas?

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Bianca, Starfire, Ivory, Isie (like icy), Destiny... You could go opposites and name her Sable or Ebony...

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Hmmm - I'm liking "Star"   Thanks for the ideas!  smile

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I rescued a great pyrenese once.  It was early January and we had an ice storm.  There were several inches of ice on every surface.  The next day, it was about 14 degrees.  One of our friends came by the house and told us there was a dog living under a barn.  He was trying to get her and couldn't.  She just wouldn't leave the barn.  We (I) have a habit of rescuing, vetting and rehoming dogs, so he came to us.  Here we go, venturing out on a night not fit for man nor beast to find this dog.  We quickly discovered the reason she wouldn't leave the barn.  She had 9 frozen puppies under that barn.  She absolutely refused to leave them.  We dug the puppies out from under the barn and buried them.  Once we had them buried, she came right with us.  We named her Faith because she was such a faithful and devoted mother.  They are such a beautiful animal!  We took her to the vet, she had retained a puppy and had a severe infection as well as tapeworms.  Our vet, thankfully, gives me a 30% discount since I am a frequent flyer.  He fell in love with her, and ended up taking her to his Dad's farm where she lived out her life happy as the lambs she guarded, very faithfully I might add.  They kept her name that we gave her because she was such a good dog.

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Ahh - I love that story!

ETA:  Love the story of the faithful mama dog - and that she ended up in a happy situation.  Sad, though, about the frozen babies.


Edited by CarolJ - 12/17/11 at 8:46pm
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Yes, it was a very disturbing experience to see them like that.  Burying them was hard work because the ground was frozen solid, but, she wouldn't leave until they were out of sight.  I wish we could have kept her for ourselves, but, you can't keep them all.

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I have a GP female named Paris. That was her name when I got her and we liked it, so Paris she is. If I named her based on personality or behavior, I would name her Slobber (for the kisses) lau or Barkley (because she barks all night at boogers) or Boomer (because she barks all night at boogers) or maybe Yappy (because she barks all night at boogers) lau or Chomper (because she chomps on the wire fence because the neighbors DARE to walk in their backyard) or Bulldozer (cause she hits me like a bulldozer) or Love ( because we LOVE her) !!!! love

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Originally Posted by sheaviance1 

I rescued a great pyrenese once.  It was early January and we had an ice storm.  There were several inches of ice on every surface.  The next day, it was about 14 degrees.  One of our friends came by the house and told us there was a dog living under a barn.  He was trying to get her and couldn't.  She just wouldn't leave the barn.  We (I) have a habit of rescuing, vetting and rehoming dogs, so he came to us.  Here we go, venturing out on a night not fit for man nor beast to find this dog.  We quickly discovered the reason she wouldn't leave the barn.  She had 9 frozen puppies under that barn.  She absolutely refused to leave them.  We dug the puppies out from under the barn and buried them.  Once we had them buried, she came right with us.  We named her Faith because she was such a faithful and devoted mother.  They are such a beautiful animal!  We took her to the vet, she had retained a puppy and had a severe infection as well as tapeworms.  Our vet, thankfully, gives me a 30% discount since I am a frequent flyer.  He fell in love with her, and ended up taking her to his Dad's farm where she lived out her life happy as the lambs she guarded, very faithfully I might add.  They kept her name that we gave her because she was such a good dog.


Oh how beautiful !!! They are wonderful dogs. We have two. A male and Female. We got Rex first. We couldn't decide on a name either but had several picked out. Once you get them home and see their personality it will come to you. So with his name being Rex when we got the female we decided to name her River. Then DH brought home a chocolate lab and we named her or should I say, he named her Reba.

Now if only it was that easy naming my new Pot Bellied Pig. He is 10 months old and the person I got him from called him Squeaky or Squeal or ?????? Just because he squealed more then the others at feeding time.

So far I've been callin him Squeak, Squeaky, Porky and Hamlet !!! Porky seams to fit him so maybe that will stick.

So the name will come to you. How exciting !!! You will love your GP !!! Be prepared however that they like to bark alot at night !!!! We live on 80 acres with no neighbors to speak of so it doesn't bother us.

Please post pictures of the new little one when you can !!! love

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Originally Posted by Baymule 

I have a GP female named Paris. That was her name when I got her and we liked it, so Paris she is. If I named her based on personality or behavior, I would name her Slobber (for the kisses) lau or Barkley (because she barks all night at boogers) or Boomer (because she barks all night at boogers) or maybe Yappy (because she barks all night at boogers) lau or Chomper (because she chomps on the wire fence because the neighbors DARE to walk in their backyard) or Bulldozer (cause she hits me like a bulldozer) or Love ( because we LOVE her) !!!! love


Oh Paris is a very nice name. If I had a Paris female I'd have a male named Parker !! They are wonderful dogs, gentle giants but Barkers !!!

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post #10 of 20

Dog names are best if they are one or two fairly distinct syllables.

In my life I've had a Bo, Toby, Ace, Bridget, Rocky, Freya, Blaze and Stormy.

For a big, mostly white Pyrenees, names like Star, Luna, Claire (light in French, Blanca, Sky, Lupe (loo-pay, comes from Wolf in Latin) would work.

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