Pet Portraiture: Name the new Puppy!

August 2, 2012 · 20 comments

in Animals,Inspiration,News

Those of you who know me personally, will know that I am absolutely besotted with my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dexter. Well, the exciting news is that Dexter is getting a little brother next weekend!

The new puppy is also a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and is tentatively called Spencer, but we’re open to suggestions! We’d like the name to either be something regal, or to work with Dexter. So far our options are:

Spencer | Bentley | Dudley

Please post your name suggestion as a comment below! The chosen name will be posted below by the end of August, once we see which name will suit his personality best.

Below are a few photos I have taken of the new puppy at frequent visits to the breeder, Adele Osenton.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Caren Beacom August 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

I think Dudley is such a cute name! Goes well with Dexter too!

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

Thanks Caren! Dudley is definitely shortlisted ;-)

Erika van Zyl August 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

He’s beautiful! I think he looks like a Fletcher!

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

Fletcher is also a goodie!

Dagmar August 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

I vote for Spencer. Go with your gut feeling, although I will add that Fletcher is more easily abbreviated.

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 9:25 am

Thanks Dagmar! We love Spencer. Dexter gets abbreviated to Dexie, and I think Spencer wold end up being abbreviated to Spencie… Dexie and Spencie… hmmm?

Sandy Mountjoy August 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

He is just adorable .. what about Windsor or Jester

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks Sandy, such lovely suggestions!

Danielle Wills August 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

Spencer, Radcliffe, Wilfred, Hamish, Preston, Bastian, Ainsley… oops you have Spencer already ;)..

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 9:45 am

Thanks Dan! Seems like Spencer is a popular choice! I must say I love Ainsley! (Perhaps because I once photographed chef Ainsley Harriott!)

Angie August 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

He’s always been Spencer, but what about a name that can’t be shortenend like –
Beau – as he’s so handsome – you could Anglicise it to Bo.
Or Jem for his Gran
Ray – as he’ll be your little ray of sunshine.
…but I do like Spencer.

Julian August 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

I like Fletcher to!

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

Thanks Angie! Chances are that we’ll stick with Spencer, although Julian really loves Bentley. Wanted to hear everyone’s thoughts, but so far it seems that Spencer is the winning name ;-)

rikkihibbert August 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

Julian you change your mind more than a woman! What happened to Bentley?

Duncan Bulloch August 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

How about Reginald (when he’s naughty) which will surely be ‘Reggie’ when he’s adorable most of the time!

Kim August 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

Hi Rikki, I reckon Io, as he’s out of this world :)

Wayne Carroll August 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I don’t like Spencer it’s too close to Dexter. Give a name that is totally different in sound suggest Max (maximilli) or Socrates or maybe Wellington

LisaLou August 14, 2012 at 4:02 am

I think he’s a Kodiac/Kody =) Or Sir Winston/Winnie…but definitely NO on the Spencer!

rikkihibbert August 14, 2012 at 8:20 am

We decided against Spencer, because when calling him, Dexter would come. Right now we are seriously considering Jaime

Rikki Hibbert August 23, 2012 at 8:19 am

Just to let you all know, we decided to call him Jaime (Jamie) because Dexter and Spencer sounded too similar and the doggies were getting confused!

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