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name our puppy // Done!

Meet our new puppy. He needs a name.


Like our six-year-old dog, Jasmine, he is a Weimaraner, but we expect him to grow quite a bit larger than our relatively-small Jasmine. While Jasmine is "silver-gray", he is called "blue" (an exaggeration to contrast the variation of Weims), and will be darker than she is.


He is unusually brave and gregatious. He insists on following Jasmine, even when Jasmine rebuffs him.


His eyes are presently blue, but that will change to amber as he matures.




We have a naming scheme that any suggestion will have to fall within: Small plants, preferably aromatic or flowering. Spices are especially good choices.


Along with Jasmine, we've had cats Mango and Dill. Though they didn't plan this scheme, my friends Meghan and Paul have a dog Pepper, and my in-laws have a dog Daisy, and Chris and Leslie have a (sort-of) (ha-ha) dog Peanut. All, all good names.


Short names that sound nothing like "Jasmine" are better, to keep canine bewilderment low. We're not interested in clever names that need an "you know, like ---" explanation, or long names that we'll abbreviate. Two syllables is fine, three is probably too much, and one is best.


So, just as we did for Mango, we need your help. Make suggestions below. Mary Ellen and I will decide in about a week -- around 20 May -- what name we like and fits our new family-member best.



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Taken on May 13, 2006