Barkevious Mingo would win in a landslide.
Dog Names in relation to Michigan Athletics
Legendary post. +1!
yeah chances are we would have went with that if we had decided on going with a female.
I also know a dog (beagle) named Maizy. She's a Michigan fan too so it fits.
Or Bo. Lloyd is good because it's funny to have a dog with an old man name. And Bo because, well, we named ours Bo.
If you name him Lloyd, when he barks, you can say "Get angry Lloyd! Get angry!" just like many of us used to when Lloyd would get pissed at the refs.
Lloyd is an excellent dog name. I will probably name my dog with a similar name when I get one at some point. Bo is a solid name, too.
We have 3 dogs: Hailey, Bo, and Lloyd.
Hailey is a retreiver/chow mix. She is old and crochety.
Bo is a rott/chow mix. She is the best dog ever. Her only flaw is that she sometimes barks/snaps at strangers.
Lloyd is a great dane. Still a puppy, so we're not entirely sure of her personality.
We plan to keep up this trend with our future pets. Yes, they're all girls, and we gave them boy names. We couldn't think of any Michigan related girl names that actually sounded good.
My dog's name is Bo, he's got some pit bull in him (attitude). Good combination!!
It could be confusing for a dog when you yell at them...
were going to name our 10 month old black lab/beagle mix that we got a couple of weeks ago lloyd. but instead we went with gizmo because of his size.
I grew up with a 115 lb Doberman named Bo.
Ironically enough, my dad wanted to name him Brutus, from Popeye, not the Buckeye. However, with me being 1-2 years old at the time, all I could pronounce was when I tried to say Brutus was "Bo", so Bo it was.
My dog is named after Brandon Graham. We named him Zeus.
a golden lab who passed away last year that I rescued from a pound and named it "Bo".
the name change???
That way he will always roll over during the month of October.
then do unmentionable things to your couch.
so he'll be all bark and no bite.
Heisman...and pray that one day you get to introduce Keith Jackson to him, "Heeeellloo..."
I dont know why, but I like it
very simple, and later when you add a female you call her Maize.
I have a dog named "Blue" and we have been planning for some time to add another one named "Maize".
might be best to keep it to honorable players who are no longer with us, so that they don't get busted doing anything dishonorable. like if you named your dog "traylor" in the 90's you would have to explain to people that it was traylor before the scandals and getting too fat and being worthless.
try Harmon, or fielding or yost or fritz (crisler) or even gerald (depending on your political persuasion) who spoke of world peace.
or just BLUE
I plan to get a Doberman puppy in the next year. His name has been picked out for about 2 years now...Victor.
I can't believe nobody has said it yet.
Will his middle name be Valiant? I would applaud that.
If I didn't give him the middle name of "Valiant", I should be drug out back and shot.
The irony of my post above. Haha. Kudos.
My dog would make a good Larry Harrison.
I like Wolvie as a dog's name. A little bit ironic, and encompasses all of Michigan's athletics.
Others I came up with but don't have a humors explanation for:
Little Dog Tate
Incidentally, if I were a Penn State fan, I would name by dog JoePa, teach my dog that my house/living room/whatever was called Penn State, and have JoePa summon JoePa all the time. And every time the commercial came on, hopefully my dog would get really excited.
I always laugh at that commercial. JoePa is one hell of a guy. It would be kind of cool to have a dog named JoePa.
My friend named his dog Howard. Wheatley works well for a field dog.
I am definitely using the dead-bolt tonight.
I wanted to go with Tshimanga. My wife nixed it, but offered up Howard. Howard was a great call; I couldn't catch him this past weekend at the tree farm.
Should get another just to have one more chance at Tshimanga.
to find out what he's like.
if he's reliable, name him "Lloyd";
if he loves to run, go with "Shoelace";
if he's a little slow, "Sheridan" is a wonderful name;
if he's got a soothing bark, your dog's a "Coner";
if he gains a lot of weight, name him "Plow King";
if he bites you, name him "Rosenberg";
if he buries your wallet in the back yard, go with "Feagin";
if he's inexplicably proud of himself everytime he tinkles in the bushes, call him "Booboo";
but if he runs away, call him "Clemons;"
(unless you catch him, then call him "Threet.")
One of the better epic posts I've seen in a while. Great job.
He could be Space Dog of Space!!
I wanted to name my dog Zoltan for that very reason
Zoltan (or whatever) will be a great dog, esp. if you have kids.
Freep? (just kidding...)
but when my friend trained his dog he taught him to "Go take a Woody" That was always good for a chuckle.
You could call him Red I guess. Hockey not football tho
Name him Sparty so when he's bad you can say SPARTY NO!
The little guy in the photo in my profile is named Woodson. The wife got to pick the dog and I got to pick the name. If we get a female, I want to name her Charlie, but I think the best I can get the wife to agree to is Maizey.
I hope you guys really look into adopting. There are so many amazing and loving animals without homes that would love to join your family.
My (married) friends adopted a beautiful dog named Elle from the Huron Valley Humane Society this summer. Everyone there is really great, and I'd highly recommend it if you live in Michigan.
I appreciate the sentiments very much and despite looking at Humane Societies and Pet Rescue Shelters early on my wife and I decided to work with a breeder. For what it's worth though my wife did rescue a cat a few years ago, but we can tell even though she's a wonderful animal that she was unfortunately abused as a kitten and those certain tendencies she has have never completely ceased. With a dog bringing more responsibility IMO I wanted to make sure we new exactly what and who we we're dealing with in welcoming a new addition to the family. I have plenty of friends who have gone the rescue route and have ended up with wonderful animals, and others who have had some challenges. All in all as much as it’s saddening to see what’s happened at the shelters due to the economy affecting the owners, I decided against gambling on this one.
I totally respect your decision. Thank you for at least considering rescue centers/shelters. =)
Let us know what name you end up picking!
Roy. I think Roundtree could be great.
My dogs name is Maizey. But her official name is:
Maizey Blue Schembechler
I think I might go with some version of Yost for the next one.
Cazzie is a good dog name too
I double dog dare you.
i have two dogs, simply named maize n' blue
I rescued from a Columbus pound and came with the name Celie. While I didn't rename her since she was pretty skittish when we got her, I have trained her to watch Michigan hockey with me on TV and when we score she gets a scooby snack, and when she hears the bullwinkle song, her ears perk up and she starts running around in circles.
Best... Dog... Ever.
As for name suggestions... I suggest Sieve, Deker, or Ufer. You could even get him/her the equivalent of the General George Patton Victory Horn to play with.
imagine yelling your dog's name out in the neighborhood.
My uncle named his German shorthaired pointer Blitz... his wife and kids call him "Blitzy" though.
When my dad and uncle were kids, my grandparents also had a German shorthaired pointer named Winston, after Churchill. My nana was a history teacher and likes to name her pets after her favorite historical figures. Her cat is named Abigail Adams. I also suspect she named my dad John after JFK.
My Black Mini Schnauzer is named Brady...I wanted Fielding or Yost for my other Schnauzer but Dexter won and it wasnt because of the serial killer...ha
asked for names relevant to Michigan athletics, I'll throw these out there.
We had a three legged cat and named him Tshimanga Biakabutuka, we just called him Timmy, or Timmy tri-pod.
and he'll be named Dez/Dezzy. I might have to get two so I can name the other Cazzie. Fritz would be a cool pet name. My top 3.
Dog's that have names that are two syllables and end in the long "eee" sound typically learn better. Don't know why.
How about Brady?
Almost too close to NO but worth it. The dog in my avatar is Oliver. I wanted to name our dog Bo, my wife wanted to name our first son Oliver. I conceded and we named the dog Oliver. Guess our boy will be Bo now. I win.
Ali Haji-Sheikh (or Haji for short)
ThreeBarks (Ufer would honk his horn three times for a touchdown)
Back in the 70s, there was a dog that pushed a soccer ball around at halftime. The fans would try to encourage him to go into the endzone. Does anyone here remember his name?
Johnson (after 60s running back Ron Johnson, who holds the single-game Michigan rushing record of 347 yards and 4th best of 270)
I heard of a guy with the last name Gray who named his daughter Scarlet Ann. She isn't a dog, but that is tough to beat.