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Title: Border Collie Names
Description: Do you prefer traditional or not?


AJ - March 11, 2010 08:16 PM (GMT)
Do you like traditional border collie names?

Mistymilo - March 11, 2010 08:31 PM (GMT)
Dont forget Jess and Meg as well.

To be honest I dont mind any name as long as it suits the dog that I am naming :)

Sabreig - March 11, 2010 08:56 PM (GMT)
I prefer something different but like one syllable names which is traditional. I have had a few with traditional names but it's because they came with the names because they were ex working dogs. I've had Nell, Bob, Joe and Rex which I think are the most common of the names.

I'd never use shep though because I have a habit of saying 'get down shep, do as you're told boy' if the dogs and I are playing and they jump up. Stupid I know


maggie46 - March 11, 2010 09:14 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Mistymilo @ Mar 11 2010, 08:31 PM)
To be honest I dont mind any name as long as it suits the dog that I am naming :)

Completely agree! *thumb* *thumb*

Lorain - March 11, 2010 09:23 PM (GMT)
I try and pick something different its so hard nailbiting
Lorain

Canis-Lupess - March 11, 2010 10:00 PM (GMT)
I like traditional names but also like something more unique...hence mine being called Sleet and Wren. I like one syllable names because they are much better when training and such. One syllable names were always traditionally favoured for being eaiser/quicker to use when training/handling dogs.

nightnurse - March 12, 2010 02:26 PM (GMT)
I prefer traditional sheepdog names, one of mine is called after her famous ancestor who was a Dual Supreme champion. I prefer one syllable names as I think they are easier to use when training.

BorderCollieLvr - March 12, 2010 02:29 PM (GMT)
I don't really have a preference although like others prefur short one syllable names :)

I do like traditional names but at the same time like something different as well.

AJ - March 12, 2010 03:59 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Canis-Lupess @ Mar 11 2010, 10:00 PM)
One syllable names were always traditionally favoured for being eaiser/quicker to use when training/handling dogs.

That's interesting - I've never heard that before... but I'm sure Jayjay thinks his name is just Jay.

Jayjay seems to work well for recall but it does cause him to get excited which isn't much good in other situations so we've adapted to using just Jay quite a bit. I wonder if he gets excited because he thinks we're repeating his name!?! *blah*

Canis-Lupess - March 12, 2010 05:15 PM (GMT)
If you look at many of the traditional farm dog names...say look on anadune back to the ISDS working stock and you'll find that most of them have one syllable names. Farmers had to use these names quickly and also at a distance from the dog sometimes in undesirable conditions such as strong winds etc...they didn't want long winded names which might confuse the dog. Short names can also be said more sharpley when the dog is REALLY required to listen or comply in an instant.

Leanne_W - March 12, 2010 06:45 PM (GMT)
I'm not a a lover of traditional names and it takes ages for me to choose as I scour the internet for inspiration.

Having said that, my 2 collies are called Jed and Jessie. Jed originally belonged to my ex so he named him and Jessie is a rescue who was already named. Even though I dislike the name, she responded well to it so decided to keep it.

My wirehair is called Flynn and it was just a name which stuck out and wasnt overly popular. I dont like obvious names neither like Louis for a Doberman, Tyson for a Rottie etc.

I had a Persian cat who I named Siah which I believe is the Persian word for black (he was black in colour) and it took me ages to find something unusual yet fitting.

Sabreig - March 12, 2010 10:30 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Canis-Lupess @ Mar 12 2010, 05:15 PM)
If you look at many of the traditional farm dog names...say look on anadune back to the ISDS working stock and you'll find that most of them have one syllable names. Farmers had to use these names quickly and also at a distance from the dog sometimes in undesirable conditions such as strong winds etc...they didn't want long winded names which might confuse the dog. Short names can also be said more sharpley when the dog is REALLY required to listen or comply in an instant.

I always find that if I've had one that has had a 2 syllable name I end up using the first syllable of the name for training. I've had 2 come to me with 2 syllable names, Holly and Sally, so they got shortened to Hol or Hols and Sal.

Debbie - March 12, 2010 10:48 PM (GMT)
I didn't name the 2 boys, Boomer is usually shortened to Boo or Boom, Bertie is usually called Bert. Teagan I wanted to call Tig, but my friends didn't like it, so like a fool I listened to them and called her Teagan, but I call her Teag (pronounced Tig) anyway. Skye is obviously just 1 syllable and my new pup will have a name with just 1 syllable.




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