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Paul_US
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Dog Names

Post by Paul_US » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Hello, saw an old posting on this subject and was hoping to update it. Looking for a name for our new dog. Hauska, Poika, Pentu are in the running. He has a big black spot on his right eye, but don't know any Finnish word for that, that's easy to call him in with. Any feedback/suggestions? Thank you.



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Re: Dog Names

Post by Oombongo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Woofler? Bullseye? Spotlight?
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Re: Dog Names

Post by Keravalainen » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi!
Here are some suggestions...

My favorites: Laikku = patch

... or Musti = "blakie" - perhaps the most common dog's name in FInland

... or Laku = short for Lakritsa = licorice

Hope this helps. :-)
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Re: Dog Names

Post by Jukka Aho » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:59 am

Paul_US wrote:Hello, saw an old posting on this subject and was hoping to update it. Looking for a name for our new dog. Hauska, Poika, Pentu are in the running. He has a big black spot on his right eye, but don't know any Finnish word for that, that's easy to call him in with.
Täplä = “dot”, “spot”.
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Re: Dog Names

Post by Upphew » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm

Paul_US wrote:Hello, saw an old posting on this subject and was hoping to update it. Looking for a name for our new dog. Hauska, Poika, Pentu are in the running. He has a big black spot on his right eye, but don't know any Finnish word for that, that's easy to call him in with. Any feedback/suggestions? Thank you.
Hauska, Poika and Pentu are a bit too generic for my taste. Does anyone name their dog Funny, Boy or Puppy in English?
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Re: Dog Names

Post by ärräpää » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:41 am

Upphew wrote:Hauska, Poika and Pentu are a bit too generic for my taste. Does anyone name their dog Funny, Boy or Puppy in English?
No clue, but after all some Finns name their sons "Veli" and daughters "Sisko", so I guess Finland is the promised land of extremely generic names. :lol:

Would Kissa be a good non-generic name for a dog?


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Post by Upphew » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:07 am

ärräpää wrote:Would Kissa be a good non-generic name for a dog?
Indeed it would! Or naming striped one Spot or white one Musti.
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