Just to start off, I wanted to say that I have NEVER changed a pet's name after owning it for some time. If any name changes are to be done, it's done when we first get them. Marlin's name has never stuck with me well at all. The name sounds far to similar to the name of an uncle who's responsible for the death of my old dog, and who I no longer speak with. When we first adopted Marlin, I was considering changing his name, but given how well he knew his name that he had for 6 years, I decided to bare through it and figured I'd come to accept it as my love and relationship with him grew. I've come to greatly love this dog very,very much and our relationship, while still growing, is very strong. I still hate his name and cringe every time I say it. Earliar today, Marlin lost his name tag while out running and we have to go get another made, and well, I wonder if this is a sign. What do you guys think? Is it to late to change his name?