Any ideas for a Michigan/Football related dog name for my wife and I? It's down to Remy, Bo or Blitz.
Any other ideas? Thanks.
Beat me to it. I have a dog named Blue. The next one will, of course, be Maize. I also know someone whose dog is named Woodson.
My roommate and I just got a dog and named her Maize (pronounced May-z). Everyone said we should spell it "Maizie," but we adamantly disagreed.
Just don't name him after a current player ... you never know what could happen with the player. They could transfer, suck or say that everyone murders.
Unless it's Ole Sausage.
This name is of course, appropriate only for a wiener dog - dachshund or otherwise.
Named my 1 year old English Bulldog "Obi"
Is actually named Bo. So yeah, I think that's a good one. I'd also go with Woodson. Lloyd would be awesome for multiple reasons: 1) Dogs with human first names are awesome; 2) dogs with obscure human first names are even more awesome (my buddy's dog is named Walter); 3) Lloyd would obviously be an obscure man's first name, who also happened to win the only national championship in the last 50-plus years for U of M. . .
Or you could really be badass and call him Barwis.
I was going to name my dog Bo, but I didnt because I thought it sounded too much like No. which you say alot to puppies. I think you should name your dog Biakabutuka.
Not to get all "I know how to raise my dog/kids/neighbor's dog/kids/arrgh" on you, but it is the voice and intonation of how you say it. When we say "Bo" to call him or say, you know, like "hey dude! Hey Bo! Go open the fridge and get me a beer! Go on boy!" it's a little different than the voice used to say "NO" as in, "NO, BO, stop humping the nice prostitute I brought home. That costs extra!"
It's how ya say it, man.
I dont recall calling myself cesar milan, but ill keep that in mind...
I love it. Woodson, Zoltan close second for me.
I'm a big fan of giving pets human names, specifically "elderly man" obscure names. I'm not far away from getting a dog myself (English Bulldog) and I'm already thinking of names months before I actually get him.
I'm trying to decide between Lloyd (I had already thought of it before this thread), Winston, Herman, George, Chester, and Wally.
The names Barney and Max fit the criteria but are too common for pets.
Bo is a good one...
EDIT: How is "Remy" Michigan football related? I might deserve a negbang for this.
google him for years. Won a few ball games... beat ND in 94 IIRC.
I think he is referring to Remy Hamilton
It's the gift that keeps giving.
6 years ago I named my dog Moxon,a Vizsla, after the character from Varisty Blues. I always thought getting dog names from characters in movies you like is a good way to go. You get some non original, but original dog names that way.
Never regretted it, it's different. Kids can say it pretty easily. And provides an unendless supply of Dawson's Creek, James vander Beek Jokes.
Of your 3 choices, I would go with Remy, depending on the breed/type of dog. If your going to name your dog blitz, he better be a running dog, or look like a linebacker like a bulldog.
Who? Mike Jones!
Thanks for these guys...all good suggestions. Zoltan is definitely in the mix now.
I named my female pug Maizy, I know I could have made it Maizey but I liked it better without the e, and besides how often does one write down a dog's name?
At least twice for every post about it on MGoBoard.
My dog's name is also Maizy.
Name it bo. thats my dogs name.
Hail to the Victor!
my dog is named Bo as well. tried and true for any UM diehard
Verse 2 of The Yellow and Blue
Blue are the billows that bow to the sun
When yellow-robed morning is due.
Blue are the curtains that evening has spun
The slumbers of Phoebus to woo;
Blue are the blossoms to memory dear
And blue is the sapphire and gleams like a tear;
Hail to the ribbons that nature has spun;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
One of my good friends has his dog named Brady - Of course after living legend Tom Brady.
Henne seems like a good name too.
I prefer either Mercury Hayes or ManBeast. Maybe GERG...probably not...YET!!
That is one of the worst avatars I have ever seen. I apologize in advance if it's your mom/grandma, but oh my god it creeps me out every time I see it
She didn't achieve success with her looks. She earned it the old fashioned way. Which means she's the diametric opposite of the blond clones on Fox.
Helen Thomas (born August 4, 1920) is an American news service reporter, a Hearst Newspapers columnist, member of the White House Press Corps and author. She served for fifty-seven years as a correspondent and, later, White House bureau chief for United Press International (UPI). Thomas has covered every president since John F. Kennedy. She was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents Association, and, in 1975, the first female member of the Gridiron Club.
That's pretty impressive, but I could go another lifetime without seeing ToledoGoBlue's avatar and it would still be too much.
I thought it was Emperor Palpatine. My bad!!
How does an M alum not know who that is?
The crack about hoping that wasn't his mother/grandmother almost made me spray RC Cola out of my nose and onto my keyboard.
Now my nose burns and my eyes are watering.
WHAT! No Faygo!? I long for the days of living in Mich where they sold that stuff...
I'd go for fucklion. "come'er little fucklion" ... perfect.
Braylon, Zoltan, Charles, or Marlin
If your dog is something like a pittbull or other scary may-attack-you-so-watch-your-back kind of dog, then Blitz. If your dog carries the charisma and is likely to leave his doggy-impact on the world of canines everywhere, then Bo.
I'm sure Brian may appreciate "MGoDog."
With as many people who keep writing this, not one of them said it here?
Perhaps all the use of it lately has just been a joke, and my sarcasm meter has been broken.
or how about Cobrani?
All good...thanks guys.
Famed Michigan kicker Ali-Haji Sheikh deserves mention, I'm sure he'd be on the all-name team for Michigan.
Shemmy would also be cool.
Ooh, good call. "Ali-Haji" would be pretty cool.
I had a dog once and when naming it I read to stay away from one syllable names. The rationale behind this is that all commands are one syllable. What I read said you don't want the dog to confuse his name with a command, you want him/her to associate it soley with him/her. Hopefully, this helps.
But you could always do your own thing and screw the established norm.....you should have got one of Barwis' wolf's offspring.
Well, I have heard that they only respond to one syllable of their name and one syllable commands, which is why they have on syllable commands.
Name your dog Wolverine. Confuse the HECK out of people.
we almost named our new baby girl Mabel - Mabel Wolverine. Not really but we wanted to.
(and it was my wife's idea! - ain't I a lucky guy?)
When training a puppy I was told to have a code word or phrase to encourage the dog to "eliminate". I was set on using "Ohio State" until I realized that games of NCAA Football, sports talk radio, casual conversation and television broadcasts would turn my living room into a toilet.
Nobody said Lloyd? That is a great name for a beagle/hound dog
EDIT: Scratch that, one guy did.
for Zia Combs.
Short name is Yost. Vets give me crap every visit. He was born in West Virginia and moved west when just a pup.
Yes. This is win.
Fritz or Crisler.
In all seriousness though, I like Bo, but after the Obamas took it, it might have jumped the shark.
Big fan of Lloyd and Henne.
Also: Perry, Gabe, Carter
We need to know what kind of dog it is.
That makes a huge difference.
Brabbs. Great conversation starter for the diehards.
"all in for michigan"
but to be honest im looking for a dog soon and we want to name him after michigan football, i was thinking 'fitz'gerald...cause my grandma had a dog name snitz
Name the dog "Dez" for Desmond Howard.
Yes, the whole thing.
Bo or Elvis
Ka-tow Jo. or Baxter.
My buddy just named his dog Howard. I think Fielding, Heston or Wheatly would be good. What kind of dog are you getting?
How about Alro or Glick
My vote goes for Yost or Remy.
It's definitely a good idea to steer away from current (unproven) players. A friend of mine last year named his fish Sam McGuppie. It was a goldfish, so his mistake was short-lived, but with a dog I'd be more careful.
Zoltan will never have bring shame on your dog. Plus, it is commemorative of the time. Plus, you can be the first ever to name your dog after a punter.
Edit..OK. Maybe there are some Rays or Guys out there, but they are long gone chasing cats in the sky.
Follow up with your decision and pic.