As most of you know I've adopted the rescue dog Robin from Hong Kong and thought with his new life he should have a new name.
The pic posted of him on the How to Rescue a Sheepdog post doesn't quite show how both his eyes are circled with almost identical grey markings. Like a cartoon character but instead of white surrounding the eyes his are big grey circles.
I thought initially the name Dragon after his Chinese roots as in Asian culture there are 9 dragons and not all are fierce, some had admirable qualities like perservance and ability to overcome hardships. This was the name I wanted originally as it describes Robin but doesn't seem to suit his "look". He's a big lovable goof whom loves to be patted on the head, belly rubs and will paw me for a pat on the head.
So any suggestions would be most appreciated!!!
PS - Since his adoption and that he must be supervised in rooms at all times...ummm means I'm spending an awful lot of time in the computer room.
We were going to name our new pup Monk because he was so sweet and quiet but since my father-in-law passed away on the way home from picking him up at the breeders, we named him Frank after my husband's dad. Buddha is sweet & kind sounding too.
Even though there are nice dragons out there, when I hear the name Dragon, I immediately think "fierce" which personally I don't know if that's a good reaction you want people to have when they meet your dog.
There's a website where you can type in some information (english name, etc.) and have them give you some suggestions for Chinese names.
See what it comes up with - maybe you'll find one you like and that fits Robin's personality.
|Dragon I love...but it does sound fierce....but you can try just Drago ...it`s still almost the same but has a more softened touch.|
I know it's not Chinese but it is kinda English, with those rings around his eyes, and old Beatles fan that I am, how about Ringo
Good Luck with the naming.
2) Lai See - Good fortune in chinese
3) Chow Mein - chinese for Fried Noodles, nice name phonetically haha
5) Big Boss
7) Velcro - That's what he was like when we first saw him, a four legged velcro
Xian: means "worthy"
|I tried the Chinese website and put in Marianne. The suggestion was
Bao = treasure, jewel, precious & rare -- maybe its too close to Blue.
I like Panda, I would end up calling him Panda Bananda Boo.
|i like panda too! i think if i ever got another sheepdog id name him panda bear
im somewhat versed in asian philosophy/religion so here are some cool phrases that ive learned from it:
tian: means heaven
as for as names theres..
Confucius (also known as Kongzi)
Mengzi (Mung-za) also called Mencius (men-chus)
I vote Mencius, Ren, or Panda Bear
|Thanks so much everyone whom posted for the wonderful suggestions!
I typed in Robin's name and birthday on the site and it gave me his Chinese name which was Ma Man (or something that sounded like that)....the ladies at the dog park had a chuckle and suggested I not call my dog by that name.
The name Dragon would suggest to people he is fierce so I nixed that, (thanks for the advice!)
I liked Ringo but am leaning towards either Panda, Thumper(not a typo but got the idea from Bumper- Thanks Roy!) or Velcro.
(He's got on going ear infection and I can hear him thumping while scratching) The name Thumper would kinda insinuate a Bunny which people assume all magicians have. Ha Ha! Would sorta go with Merlin.
Another week of viewing his personality and I'm sure I'll know which is the right one for him. Thanks so much everyone for your help. I'm sure it's a choice between those I listed above.
|Panda it is!!! Ironically I walked into a classroom today, where the children were studying animals and the topic at the time was Pandas! The children had their books opened to the pictures of these cute critters and with the patches around the eyes I couldn't help but be impressed how much they look like Robin's face!
So PANDA it is!!!!
Thanks everyone for your help!
|This just made me think of something that hadn't occured to me before... since he is from Honk Kong, does he understand any english yet? Was his name spoken in english, or chinese? And either way, how difficult is it for a dog to learn a new name? A friend of mine rescued a boxer years ago, and she never knew the dogs name, so she named her Sam, and the dog seemed to learn it in days, but we were never sure if that was just because she was so happy to be paid attention to in a loving way or if maybe her name really was Sam to begin with.|
|Hong Kong was part of the British "empire" until 7 years ago, for most Kongers English is our second language and as far as i know Panda is bilingual as well|
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