dog name change

hi all. i have a question. i am adopting a bulldog. she is 4 years old. she is adorable. only thing is his name is kinda not my favorite. he is a 4 year old dog. any thoughts on changing a name so far along or suggestions?



AmyandSophia's picture

I almost always get rescues in whose names are unknown.

So I give them a name I like, and after a few days they respond to it. Dogs are easy that way:-)


Amy and Sophia

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

I volunteer at an all breed rescue and...

their names are always changed when they come in.  They don't want any memories of their old lives.  We also got Newman when he was almost a year old.  His name was Ringo and it just didnt fit.  He took to Newman very quickly.

bouncer's picture


 I only had one rescue and didnt like his name' He  was 6 yrs old at the time and so being he didnt have a home I named him HOBO.....WORKED OUT WELL FOR US  




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When we got Gizmo .. her name was Chloe....

And she just didnt look like a Chloe . . .

She picked up and learned Gizmo really well :)

BTW Gizmo and Hershey are doing well, Hershey had knee surgery this spring, but is still a little terror as always.

I know I havent been around much (Facebook is so much easier :P )...but I'm still Lurking :)  so call this BDW's early christmas present from Delaware :)

Rick and Dottie

Human Companions to Gizmo and Hershey


No good deed goes unpunished

Monica-Maude-Gus's picture

When we adopted our rescue, a pointer mix, he was 4 or so

His name was Beretta and I hated that he was named after a gun (or a 70s show with Robert Blake). So, we renamed him Yadi, for the Cardinals' catcher, Yadier Molina. It took him no time to respond to his new name. As long as you call him for meals, it's all good!


Monica, Maude and Gus