Naming my Akita!

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  1. Hydro

    Hydro United States Marine Corp

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    I noticed a lot of you have great names for your pets and I was wondering if you guys can help me name my dog. I want to give it a 2 syllable name or something as short as possible. Since its a Japanese Akita I was thinking of giving it a noble Japanese name. I really liked the name "Hiro," and I was wondering if you knew any websites with Japanese names for my pup. Thanks!
     
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    Why not honor it by naming it after one of the Marines mascots?

    I know an Akita isnt a Devil Dog but why not? Im not a DD but Ive been told a few times Ive earned the tattoo.

    Jiggs
    Smedley
    Chesty

    All names for the USMCs mascot since WWII.
    http://www.usmcpress.com/heritage/m...orps_mascot.htm
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  3. Hydro

    Hydro United States Marine Corp

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    Haha, I thought about naming him something like Joe (GI JOE), or Sam (Uncle Sam). I just think I'd rather name him with his heritage. I know I wouldn't want my name to be Jacques, because I'm not French :p. Devil Dog seems like a long name and DD doesn't sound too appealing. The link doesn't work, but I know them all :p. Leathernecks, Gyrenes, Bull Dogs, Devil Dogs, ect. hehe. Although it might not be a bad idea, hrm!
     
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    Link no longer works for me either.

    Read Shogun by James Clavel, its a big book book but should give you alot of names.

    It shouldnt be hard to find a Marine that served in Okinawa, they should be able to help you with names.

    Thank you.
     
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    sharpeilover Dogs rule humans drool

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    josephine New Member

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    hi there,

    i'd like to see a pic of him,always helps to name pups :)
     
  7. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Well now!!! Hmmmmm!
    How about these:

    Name Meaning

    Botan: Peony
    Hiroshi: Generous
    Jiro: Second Son
    Kado: Gateway
    Kazuo: Man of Peace
    Kentaro: Big Boy
    Kin: Golden
    Makoto: Sincere
    Raidon: The Thunder God
    Saburo: Third Born Son
    Shiro: Fourth Born Son
    Tanaka: Dweller
    Taro: First Born Son
    Udo: Ginseng Plant
    Yoshi: Good, Respectful (wasn't this a Pokemon name?!!)
    Yuki: Lucky or Snow
    Kioshi, Kiyoshi: Quiet

    Hope this helps!! :D And as Renee will tell you dogs live up to their names!! So good/respectful would be a great name for a dog! Lol! :D
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Love the name 'Kazuo.' It's a good name for a dog to live up to as well, especially a dog like an Akita who can keep the peace merely by its presence.

    'Jimmu' was the name of the first emperor of Japan, directly descended from the gods, and the source of the lineage of the emperor gods of Japan until Hirohito was forced to repudiate the claim as part of the surrender to the Allies.
     
  9. bubbatd

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    How about Bonze....a Japanese priest. Or Bonsai....
     
  10. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    長谷川 Hasegawa (long valley river) 愛恵 Itoe (bless with love)

    Akimoto (autumn book) 美和 Miwa (beautiful harmony)

    Kuroda (black field) 千秋 Chiaki (very fine in autumn)

    Hamano (seaside field) 明日香 Asuka (fragrance of the bright day)

    Sakiko Rokujochigusa (lovely)

    猿渡 Saruwatari (monkey on a crossing bridge) 恵津子 Etsuko (given child)

    大輝 Taiki (large radiance)

    Dansei (male)

    Fuijin (female)
     
  11. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Heres a few

    Akira -anchor
    Botan -peony
    Fujita- field
    Haru- born in the spring
    Hiroshi- generous
    Hoshi- star
    Jiro- second male
    Kanaye- zealous one
    Kane- tribute, warrior; the doubly-accomplished, golden; man, the eastern sky; beautiful (that one has ALOT of meanings)
    Kin- golden Kisho one who knows his own mind (this fits a Akita perfectly)
    Kiyoshi- quiet
    Mamoru- earth
    Masakazu first son (your first doggy son)
    Raidon- thunder God (goes well with his soon to be size)
    Ringo- apple, peace be with you
    Ronin- Samurai without a master
    Takai
    Taku
    Taro- first-born male
    Tomo- a twin
    Toyo- plentiful
    Yasashiku- Gentle, Polite
    Yasuo- peaceful one
    Yogi- one of the yoga practice
    Yoshi- better, best
    Yoshifumi
    Yoshimitsu
    Yoshiyuki
    Yukio- gets what he wants, God will nourish Yutaka Japanese Boy
    Zen- Religious (like this as a name not because of meaning)
    Zinan Second Son

    Hope this help :)
     
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    There's always Sake....
     
  13. Hydro

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    Thank you everyone! I actually found the name "Kane" to be quite awesome and I think I'm considering naming him that!
     
  14. Hydro

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    I found out that Kane is actually a girls name!

    I have been looking for 2 days now and I found the winning name! I am going to name my dog Kuma, which means Bear in Japanese. I think it will fit the Akita very well since they have bear faces. It just sounds perfect for it, tell me what you all think!
     
  15. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    I have a male friend called Kane! Sshh, better not tell him he has a girls name!! :D
    I like Kuma! :D
     
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    Oh, I love that! Funny, since the GSD/Akita mix I got from the pound had been dubbed "Bear" by the staff. It suited him well ;)
     
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    KUMA! -It means bear. =)

    My cousin's pug is named KUMA! Its an awesome name.
     

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