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A Pooch Needing A Name

Hello, Readers/Followers;
This is a post of a different type.

A dog in need of a name ~

My story takes place in the 1860’s – my story family and their dog have traveled from the Philadelphia, area to a farmstead in southwest lower Michigan.

Leave a comment with the name you think I should use and I’ll enter your name in the drawing for Monday ~ 
September 03, 2012 ~ LABOR DAY evening.

Become a follower, leave a comment with the name you think I should use and I’ll enter your name TWICE in the drawing for Monday ~ September 03, 2012 ~ LABOR DAY evening.

Winners receive one of two Historical Romance Novel – of my choosing. Two opportunities to win. I will be choosing from TWO names that get drawn.

The dog you’ll be trying to name is a Border Collie ~
Companion to my main character ~ Merribeth
Herder of cattle
Thinks he/she’s a hunter of small game
Keeps the property secure

~ Have fun ~ 
Can’t wait to see what you come up with ~ and who wins!

PLEASE NAME ME

ADDENDUM TO POST:
YOU MAY CHOOSE MALE OR FEMALE NAMES
thereby – also choosing the gender

100 thoughts on “A Pooch Needing A Name”

  1. That's one smart breed you have there! So he deserves a stellar name like \”Ferguson\”. Which comes from Philadelphia's Old Directory in 1890. I know that's later than your story but the name would have been older than the listing. Happy Dog naming. Laura

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  2. Now that's some great research you've done there, Laura. I appreciate the entry and you and Ferguson's names will go into the hat for free book.We'll see which two names come out of that hat on Labor Day.Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That's a neat entry – different.But be sure to let me know who you are – I'll enter JOHN in the hat but the name can't read the book if you're the winner. ':DThanks for leaving a comment!

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  4. Oh, I just HAD to join this discussion. Rhys/Reese It's an English name and means enthusiasm and ardent which are things that scream Border collie.

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  5. Hi, Joy, I've read many of your posts, but just now joined (dogs get me every time). I'd name him/her \”Wander,\” maby short for \”Wanderlust.\” My experience with border collies is that they are always on the move, can't stand to stay in one place, gotta be going, going going.Thanks for the contest!Jan

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  6. WOW – Some more names to put in the hat!Donna – Trotter is now in the hatSarah – Rhys/Reese is now in the hatJan – Wanderlust (Wander) is now in the hat – TWICE – thank you for stopping by ladies.LOVE your submissions – glad dh is pulling the two names from the hat – whew –

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  7. Joy;I looked up synonyms for 'hunter' and got this one. GUNNER.Hope you like it.My husband's mom and dad raised border collies on their farm up in Rogers City, MI. The dogs LOVED herding the cows. Each one they had was named REX!All Matt's dad had to do was say, \”Rex, go get the cows.\” and Rex would take off and go get the job done.Peggymwirgau@aol.com

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  8. Hi Joy, What a fun contest! I just became a follower and I suggest the name Juniper, Juny/Junie for short. Sounds like something a female might name her dog. Maybe there are a lot of juniper trees where she lives? I see there is also a juniper ground cover that grows in Philadelphia. Maybe he was found hiding in it and they took him in. 🙂

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  9. Just joined your follower list, Joy. I have a Border Collie mix and he's in constant motion, when he's not sleeping. His name is Rocky. It's an effective name and gets his attention immediately, even when he's trying to herd cats. Two hard syllables.So my suggestion is ROCKY. (I didn't see it already listed.)Peg Phifer peg [at] peggyblannphifer [dot] com

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  10. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LINDA and PEGI'm putting JUNIPER into the hat TWICE – thank you for signing up to follow my blog, Linda.Peg,thank you too for the name ROCKY – I'm putting your name into the hat as well.Some terrific names coming in – good thing we're choosing by drawingeven narrowing it down by having a finalist round. ':DBorder collies even herd cats?Mercy!TWO BOOKS UP FOR GRABS!TWO WINNERS!

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  11. Oh, I just HAD to join this discussion. Rhys/Reese It's an English name and means enthusiasm and ardent which are things that scream Border collie.

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  12. Hi, Joy, I've read many of your posts, but just now joined (dogs get me every time). I'd name him/her \”Wander,\” maby short for \”Wanderlust.\” My experience with border collies is that they are always on the move, can't stand to stay in one place, gotta be going, going going.Thanks for the contest!Jan

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  13. WOW – Some more names to put in the hat!Donna – Trotter is now in the hatSarah – Rhys/Reese is now in the hatJan – Wanderlust (Wander) is now in the hat – TWICE – thank you for stopping by ladies.LOVE your submissions – glad dh is pulling the two names from the hat – whew –

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  14. Joy;I looked up synonyms for 'hunter' and got this one. GUNNER.Hope you like it.My husband's mom and dad raised border collies on their farm up in Rogers City, MI. The dogs LOVED herding the cows. Each one they had was named REX!All Matt's dad had to do was say, \”Rex, go get the cows.\” and Rex would take off and go get the job done.Peggymwirgau@aol.com

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  15. Hi Joy, What a fun contest! I just became a follower and I suggest the name Juniper, Juny/Junie for short. Sounds like something a female might name her dog. Maybe there are a lot of juniper trees where she lives? I see there is also a juniper ground cover that grows in Philadelphia. Maybe he was found hiding in it and they took him in. 🙂

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  16. How cool.LINCOLN will go in the hat.Drawing is Monday evening -LABOR DAY-Next week I'll be posting a contest for naming some other animal(s) in my historical romance novel.BE WATCHING FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT

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  17. Just joined your follower list, Joy. I have a Border Collie mix and he's in constant motion, when he's not sleeping. His name is Rocky. It's an effective name and gets his attention immediately, even when he's trying to herd cats. Two hard syllables.So my suggestion is ROCKY. (I didn't see it already listed.)Peg Phifer peg [at] peggyblannphifer [dot] com

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  18. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LINDA and PEGI'm putting JUNIPER into the hat TWICE – thank you for signing up to follow my blog, Linda.Peg,thank you too for the name ROCKY – I'm putting your name into the hat as well.Some terrific names coming in – good thing we're choosing by drawingeven narrowing it down by having a finalist round. ':DBorder collies even herd cats?Mercy!TWO BOOKS UP FOR GRABS!TWO WINNERS!

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  19. Depending on the year in the 1860s, your heroine might have read about a famous soldier in the Union Army and named her dog \”Ulysses.\” (General Grant was no dog, but he tried to protect the Union's borders. 🙂

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  20. Sorry, Peg.Always trying to find the way to a free book? (my turn – just kidding) ':DYou were one of my very first followers – I'm indebted to you!GUESS WHAT GETS NAMED IN MY BOOK NEXT WEEK?

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  21. Hmm, at first I thought of \”Nipper\” since Border Collie's nip at cattle to keep them in line. 🙂 But then I leaned more toward Nieka or Nieko. Philadelphia had a strong Dutch settlement in its origins, and those names are both Dutch. So, I'll go with those. I could come up with names all day. :)Good luck with the writing, Joy!

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  22. How cool.LINCOLN will go in the hat.Drawing is Monday evening -LABOR DAY-Next week I'll be posting a contest for naming some other animal(s) in my historical romance novel.BE WATCHING FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT

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  23. Hey there, Tiffany:Glad you came by – with names in tow.Nieka – Nieko – in the hat with the others – I'm having a ball – there are some very interesting names coming in.Thanks for the encouragement!Right back at'cha, Tiff.Can't wait to read your next one!Blessings.

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  24. Depending on the year in the 1860s, your heroine might have read about a famous soldier in the Union Army and named her dog \”Ulysses.\” (General Grant was no dog, but he tried to protect the Union's borders. 🙂

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  25. Hmm, at first I thought of \”Nipper\” since Border Collie's nip at cattle to keep them in line. 🙂 But then I leaned more toward Nieka or Nieko. Philadelphia had a strong Dutch settlement in its origins, and those names are both Dutch. So, I'll go with those. I could come up with names all day. :)Good luck with the writing, Joy!

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  26. Rick;I'd not thought of that one, myself.ULYSSES is now in the hat!Thanks for contributing to the cause – Drawing is Monday evening- be watching for the announcement!

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  27. Hey there, Tiffany:Glad you came by – with names in tow.Nieka – Nieko – in the hat with the others – I'm having a ball – there are some very interesting names coming in.Thanks for the encouragement!Right back at'cha, Tiff.Can't wait to read your next one!Blessings.

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