Giving the right name for your dog...!

United States
January 10, 2007 9:00am CST
Have you ever experienced any embarrasments when you heard your name from somebody yelling then you turn around to respond, only to be surprised they're calling at their much loved dog? Well how does it feel, please share honest comments.
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@starcrazy (137)
• Singapore
11 Jan 07
There was this lab that has the same name as me. By the way my name is Ralph. It was a customer's dog at this petshop I used to help out at. I think it's ok for someone to name a pet with human names.
@foxsoon (150)
• Australia
11 Jan 07
Well, I've heard people yelling out 'Johnny' sounding like my mum and it was actually a dog playing fetch and decided to fool around with the owner. It was so funny since some of my friends call me that and they were a bit surprised the fact it's actually a dog somewhere. But I guess it's OK since this planet will run out of names soon. And I don't want to keep naming my dog names like Foofoo, Fifi and those odd odd cute names when there are better names to choose from. Cocky for my old cocker spaniel.
• United States
11 Jan 07
Well, running out of names, maybe a good reason to name dogs after a human name.
• United States
18 Jan 07
well it hasnt happened to me personally but it has happened to a guy i went with for a while. we were at the park and me and him were walking peacefully under the willows around the ponds, when we kept hearing someone yelling "Mac! Mac!" it repeated over and over. that was my guys nickname (all of his initials.) we really didnt recognise the voice and continued walking but the shouts kept on comming. finally my boyfriend got annoyed and turned around and yelled WHAT!? just as a large choco lab dived at him. apartently the dog got away from the owner when he removed the chain because it had became tangled. a few embarrassing moments and apologizes later we left the park. :)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Those are some incidence possible when your name becomes another people's dog name.
@kunalvijan (3418)
• India
18 Jan 07
Duggu
• United States
18 Jan 07
Please clarify your response okay.
• India
12 Jan 07
noope....i have never experienced this embaressment but i know that people who have nick names could have experienced this....people have nick nameslike munna...jimmy ....etc may have experienced this...
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thanks for a reply, this might be of help to others.
• India
12 Jan 07
hehehehe.............no..
• United States
12 Jan 07
Please specify your reactions to discussions next time.
• Canada
11 Jan 07
Well, I have a slightly different take on this one. My dog's name is Rory - he had that name when we got him, and we didn't bother to change it. Well, my brother-in-law and his wife named their baby Rory! I was horrified! They knew my dog was named Rory, yet they used that name anyway! Baby Rory is 3 years old now. Needless to say, calling the dog or scolding the dog poses problems when "human Rory" is around! LOL
• United States
12 Jan 07
Wow ! Your dog must be very lovable huh? And they really derived their baby's name from your pet's name. Oh boy, this is quite an interesting issue.
@tocika (970)
• Romania
11 Jan 07
My dog name is Gupitza.I give it this name,because I feel that this is the right name for he.
• United States
11 Jan 07
That's cool, sounds like of german origin huh. What kind of food you give her?
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
11 Jan 07
I never saw a dog that has my name, in general I think dogs shouldn't be given people's names it becomes embarrassing when the owner receives a guest with the same name or has a new friend, etc
• United States
11 Jan 07
It really is embarrassing, but how will you handle such thing?
@hasseyg (313)
10 Jan 07
No but I have heard people call out some pretty wierd names for dogs such as 'brick'.
• United States
11 Jan 07
That is dog must be strong and tough.
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I've never heard of a dog named Teresa, but I sure would be embarrassed if it ever happened to me! *laugh* I wonder if there ever has been a dog with my name. That sounds so strange to me. But there are a lot of pets with 'human' names out there. I've just never heard of one called by my particular first name! ^_^
• United States
11 Jan 07
The ratio is good therefore, that as of now they never use Teresa a name for their pet.