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jrw1621
jrw1621 PowerDork
7/14/12 9:56 a.m.

Male
4 Month
Cairn Terrier
9 lbs currently, target of 15 - 20 lbs
He came home with us just two days ago. We are a little challenged in coming up with a name for him so I thought I might seek y'all's help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn_Terrier

JoeyM
JoeyM SuperDork
7/14/12 10:07 a.m.

He needs something appropriately scottish, and amusing. (All animal names should make you smile.) I think you should call him Blàr or Madadh (as in, "Yep, that's ma dog").

If you wanted over the top silliness, it's hard to go wrong with Maolsneachta, Maoldòmhnaich, Flaithbheartach, Eòghnaidh, Caoilte. All have good heritage, and the latter two are easy for someone in the know to pronounce, while leaving the rest of the population befuddled.
http://www.namenerds.com/scottish/gaelicdude.html

aircooled
aircooled PowerDork
7/14/12 10:12 a.m.

Jackie Stewart

integraguy
integraguy UltraDork
7/14/12 10:19 a.m.

Not sure it's Scottish:

Angus, or Gus

akamcfly
akamcfly HalfDork
7/14/12 10:21 a.m.

I worked in a machine shop years ago and the shop dog was a Cairn Terrier. His name was Phil.

Jay_W
Jay_W Dork
7/14/12 10:53 a.m.

Looks like Angus to me.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon Reader
7/14/12 10:54 a.m.

Bark McFurrypants

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver SuperDork
7/14/12 11:00 a.m.

"Sparky" was the first thing that popped in my head, when I saw this picture.

jrw1621 wrote:
aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
7/14/12 11:20 a.m.

I called mine Jack after Black Jack Brabham, maybe yours could be Dan, as in Gurney

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/14/12 11:22 a.m.

Looked like a Colin (Chapman) to me...

Flight Service
Flight Service SuperDork
7/14/12 11:29 a.m.

We call the one that just showed up out of the blue at my MiL's house PITA (Pain In The Ass)

Seems to respond to it

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
7/14/12 11:38 a.m.

Alister. The defender of mankind.

grafmiata
grafmiata Dork
7/14/12 11:51 a.m.

Not exactly Scottish, but how about "Phydeaux"?

Either that or "Billy".

Cute little guy, btw. Congrats!!!

benzbaronDaryn
benzbaronDaryn Dork
7/14/12 11:59 a.m.

That is a Skruffy I ever saw one.

fasted58
fasted58 UltraDork
7/14/12 12:04 p.m.

I'd be goin' w/ Angus too

neon4891
neon4891 UltimaDork
7/14/12 12:22 p.m.

angus

Lesley
Lesley PowerDork
7/14/12 12:40 p.m.

Just don't call him "Enzo" - they seem to be everywhere!

He is absolutely adorable BTW, I like Angus and Sparky too.

JoeyM
JoeyM SuperDork
7/14/12 12:43 p.m.

combine RealMiniDriver and SpoolPigeon's suggestions to get "Sparky McFurryPants"

That references the Scottish heritage and it will make ANYBODY smile.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
7/14/12 12:55 p.m.
JoeyM wrote: combine RealMiniDriver and SpoolPigeon's and Sperlo's suggestions to get "Sparky McFurryPants." "Alister, Defender of Mankind" for short. That references the Scottish heritage and it will make ANYBODY smile.

FTFY

patgizz
patgizz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/14/12 1:42 p.m.

just don't call him jake. our cairn is jake. he is 5 and still a total spaz. you'll always know where the mouse in the wall is hiding.

i vote for Spicy MacHaggis.

or Connor MacLeod.

the jake:

fasted58
fasted58 UltraDork
7/14/12 1:44 p.m.

and he's gonna need a cap

Racer1ab
Racer1ab HalfDork
7/14/12 1:54 p.m.

Hennessey!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy SuperDork
7/14/12 1:58 p.m.

Looks like Max to me.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/14/12 1:59 p.m.

I had an Airdale - golden retriever mix named Rufus, he just looked like one. Same snout part and goutee as your puppy.

I like Angus too.

http://www.dognameswoof.com/dognamesscottish.htm?page=1#top

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
7/14/12 2:07 p.m.

Scrappy. Call him scraps for short.

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