As long as I've know Ryan, he has wanted a dog named Sage. His favorite brand of fly rod is Sage, he has no less than forty Sage fly-fishing hats and he's always loved that name. So, when we decided to get a puppy, Sage was the #1 name on his list. But I wasn't fully convinced that Sage was the right name - to me, Sage was a reddish dog, maybe a Brittney or a Spaniel, not a fluffy white ball of puppy. I liked Daisy. That just sounded so sweet and precious for our baby ball of fluff. We had daisies at our wedding and they are one of my favorite flowers. Ryan wasn't convinced. So we came up with a list of possible puppy names. We included as many hunting/fishing names as we could think of, we tried to think of names based on our favorite places/foods/movies/shows, etc. We asked for name suggestions from friends, family members and the Twitter community at large. We spent the entire 4 hour car ride to KC and the entire 4 hour car ride home discussing names. I tell you what, picking a puppy name is HARD. How do people ever name human babies?
So, here's a list of the names we liked:
- Sage (Ryan's #1 choice)
- Daisy (my #1 choice)
- Dolly (Dolly Varden is a type of trout)
- Caddis (a type of bug/fly that Ryan fishes with)
- Lilly (white flower)
- Truca (Spanish for trout)
- Cornelia (from Deadliest Catch)
- Gilly (from the SNL skit)
- Bianca or Blanche (since she's white)
- Cheyenne (Wyoming)
- Helena (Montana)
- Lacha (Irish for “duck”)
- Cabela (Bella for short)
- Binelli (type of gun, nickname "Nelly")
So many options!! We couldn't decide. By the time we got home, puppy still did not have a name. We kept looking at her and trying out different names to see which one she'd respond to. I was pushing hard for Daisy or Dolly, Ryan was thinking Sage or Caddis (Cady for short).
"Hey Daisy! Come here Daisy!"
"Hey Caddis! Cady, Cady, Cady!"
"Dolly girl! Hey Dolly Dolly!"
"Hey Sage! Sage, come!"
Huh...somebody say something?
What did you just call me?
And so it was decided.
We're so happy with our little Miss Sage dog (aka "Cutest Pup Ever").
How did you all pick puppy names?
Did anyone else have this hard of a time?