I posted this on KR but I'm posting it here to open the game to the non-KR folks.
My Girlchild is moving back to Orlando from FSU in two weeks. She has had Dog Fever for, oh, God, two years, probably, and her particular favorite breed is the Boston. This is cool on many levels, in part because Bostons are the "family breed" -her grandparents and great-grands had them since the 40s, maybe the 30s. Anyway, she's been dog shopping, thinking about pugs, chis and poodles, thinking she wanted really small, thinking she didn't, trying to make up her mind, and then her dog found her. A breeder in North Florida, a really quality breeder (we've been window shopping for two years, remember?) has a little boy ready to come home right when the Girlchild does. Two phone calls and it's a done deal - Male #4 Playa is no longer available, I'm sending the deposit in the morning.
Murphy will be a wonderful doggy uncle, he adores other dogs and will teach the puppy all the important boy dog things, like sniffing, chasing lizards, barking at the UPS man, and of course leaving peemail in all the best places on walkies. We are, if I do say so myself, the dream home for a possessive breeder - we believe in puppy crates when unsupervised, tons of supervised playtime, walkies, chewies and puppy school, premium food, regular vet visits and a safely fenced yard to romp in off leash. This little dog will be livin' large.
But this puppy needs a name. This is not a real knitblog "contest" because the Girlchild is the dog's mommy and she has absolute final authority when it comes to selecting names, she is not obligated to choose any name proposed here or on KR, but she asked me to tap the brain trust that is the knitblog world for suggestions. However, if someone comes up with THE NAME before MDS&W, I think something really nice might fall into the trunk of my car for that wonderful person.
The only guidelines are:
A crisp sound a dog will hear when it is yelled at the dog park; and
bonus points for something witty, literary, or just plain cute.
The dog is a boy, he's a Boston.