Names?

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  1. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    So... We MAY end up keeping one of the boys... MAY. Not sure which one, and while I would like to wait until I see their personalities before naming the one I will keep (the other one can be named by the owner - they will just have my kennel name), I just have too many options and need them narrowed down a bit :)

    All of these are Finnish names/words with their English meanings. It's just the way I want to name my dogs. Their registered names will be Loistava's _______, the blank being one of the following Finnish names, which will also be their call name. I tried to not pick ones that might be too difficult to pronounce/spell out.

    Koru - Jewel
    Kallis - Expensive
    Kulta - Gold
    Valikoiva - Selective
    Vaativa - Demanding
    Ritari - Knight
    Rikas - Rich
    Toivo - Hope
    Ensio - First
    Into (the I is a long E sound) - Enthusiasm/Zeal

    And obviously if anyone has any other Finnish ideas, I would love to hear them!

    Note: This is NOT DEFINITE. But after all we've been through and the fact that I don't want to breed again for a good, LONG while, it sort of makes sense. Enablers are SORT OF welcome :p
     
  2. Moth

    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    I really like Ritari and Toivo :)
     
  3. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I like Toivo as well :)
     
  4. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    Fun fact - I got the idea for "knight" from watching Sailor Moon (Moonlight Knight), as I needed some silly anime to watch while all this drama was unfolding :rofl1:
     
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    Paviche Duuuuude.

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    I really like Into, personally :) Kallis is a close second. I love Finnish names, so your pups are right up my alley!
     
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    "Into" would fit in well with your others' names, I think.
    I also like Toivo.
     
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    kaykay21 herder brain & drool face

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    :Dtoivo and into
     
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    RottenFlower rotties are my kryptonite

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    Toivo, Ritari and Ensio are my favorites, I think.
     
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    Kirsten&Gypsy New Member

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    Into is my favorite! Followed by Kulta.
     
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    Ensio is my favorite, but I would only use it if you keep the first born pup...

    I apologize in advance if that is the one that didn't make it... :(
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    Lovely names! Tolvo is my favorite, but I also like Kulta and Kallis.
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Anime and silliness are good stress relievers :)
     
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    I really like Rikas and Toivo. :)

    Some random suggestions. Maybe it'll spark something in your mind that clicks for him.

    Rakas = Beloved

    Helmi = pearl

    Topaasi = topaz

    Juma = literally "the heavenly". In Finnish mythology he was the god of thunder and lightning.

    Pekko = Finnish god of corn and barley and beer. :D
     
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    I love Into!
     
  15. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Koru!! We need pics!
     
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    That would be amazing if you could keep one of the boys!

    As for names? I like Into the best :D
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Helmi (as suggested by Romy) is my grandmother's name. :)

    I love the idea of naming a pet Kulta, while it literally translates to "gold" it is used to mean something similar to "honey" or "sweetie." Mothers use it to refer to their children, boyfriends their girlfriends, etc. It can refer to either gender, but I always thought of it as a more feminine name.

    I like Into, but I think a lot of people will mispronounce it as the english work "into." In fact, I bet most people are mispronouncing the "o" in the word as they read it in their mind right now! :p

    The only boy pets that I've given Finnish names to were a mouse and a Robin that I rehabbed. The mouse was named Henka (which doesn't mean anything, it's just a cutesy nickname for Henri) and the Robin's name was Sika (which is Finnish for pig, he ate a lot).
     
  18. ~Jessie~

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    Here are a couple more name suggestions (I love names and had to butt in- lol):

    Onni: Happiness

    Kye: Rejoice

    Armas: Dear
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Jessie, just curious, but what language is "Kye?" It doesn't look like a Finnish word and my translator program didn't recognize it as such. In Finnish the "y" makes a sound sort of like the english "oo," so, if Kye were Finnish, it would be pronounced sort of like Koo-eh.

    I like the suggestions of Onni and Armas, both sound very strong, but have sweet meanings.
     
  20. Finkie_Mom

    Finkie_Mom It's A Red Dog Revolution

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    I know. I DO really like Kulta, but the other meanings throw me off (they do sound too feminine).

    I'm digging Into (pronounced Eeen-toe), and Toivo, but there are other Finkies that have been named/have Toivo in their reg names. Koru was my original "OMG I found the perfect name!" find, until I kept searching and came up with these others LOL. Ugh. Names are difficult :p

    I also don't mind if most people can't pronounce his name right off the bat - everyone at trials and such says Kimma's name wrong (it's pronounced Key-mah, but everyone says Kim-ah), so I'm used to it :D
     

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