Monday, January 24, 2011

Help Us Name Midge's and Pearl's Puppies!

We have a challenging task for you. We have not one, but two litters of puppies, and we need you to help us name them!

SSD Midge and SSD Pearl are both pregnant. Midge was bred to our founding stud, SSD Sweet William, and she's due to give birth around January 27. Pearl was bred to Lobuff Hollyridge Wizard of Oz ("Wizard") and will give birth around February 2.

For her second litter, Midge's breeder caretakers have chosen the theme "The Civil War." Pearl's puppy raisers have chosen "Games" as Pearl's theme.

Are you up to the challenge of naming two litters of puppies?

All of the the names must have something to do with the themes "The Civil War" or "Games." You can suggest more than one name. In fact, please do! Don't forget to suggest both male and female names.

We'll announce the puppies' names when they're born.

So dust off your history books, open your game closet, and let the naming begin! Just leave your puppy names in the comments.

51 comments:

  1. Lee, Grant
    Yahtzee, Bunko

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  2. Emancipation Proclamation

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  3. Meade! I am a descendant of General Meade!

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  4. Civil War girl-puppy names:
    Clara (Barton)
    Dorothea (Dix)
    Rose (O'Neal Greenhow)
    Lula (Bowers)
    Lucretia (Mott)

    Games:
    Red (for Red Rover)
    Millie (for the card game Mille Bornes)
    Miss Scarlett (from Clue)

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  5. Abraham, Lincoln, Stonewall, Jackson, Ulysses

    Fortune (from wheel of fortune)
    Jeopardy
    Price(from price is right)
    Uno
    Candy(from Candylane)
    Monopoly

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  6. Clarissa "Clara" Barton - teacher, nurse, founder American Red Cross, Civil rights movement - what a name to live up to - but I bet one of these pups could do it!

    Sally Louisa Tompkin - helped nursing become a profession

    Both during Civil War

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  7. Jackson, Lincoln, Abe

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  8. Civil War Names- Liberty, Winchester, Meade, Potomac, Lincoln, Custer

    Games - Spades, Rummy, Twister, Hold'em, Dominoes, Marco Polo

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  9. Confederate, Union, Abe, Lincoln, Getty(sburg), Fort, Mason, Dixon, Mani(festo), Tariff, Traveller(Lee's horse)

    Pacman, Checker(s), C.C. (Chinese Checkers), Chute(s & Ladders), Ship (battle ship), Uno, Clue, Scrabble, Poker, B.J. or Jack (black jack), Twister...

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  10. For Pearl's litter: How about Yatze! Jenga! Othello (that uses black & white stones); or Checkers!

    For Midge's litter, I have to do a little research first!

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  11. Civil War:
    Jenny (Jenny Wade only civilian killed in Gettysbrug Battle)
    Shiloh
    Sumpter
    Beau (Beauregard)
    Reb or Rebel


    Games:
    Dodger (Dodge Ball)
    Chance (Monopoly)
    Domino
    Checker

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  12. Scarlett O'Hara
    Rhett Butler

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  13. Sorry I spelled Sumter wrong!

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  14. Civil War
    Stonewall
    Burnside
    Antietam

    Games
    Trouble
    Jeopardy
    Risk
    Scrabble
    Solitaire

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  15. Games:

    BINGO
    Pac-Man
    Yahtzee
    Poker
    Checkers

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  16. some battles would make interesting names... these are my favs:
    Sumter
    Hoke (Hoke's Run)
    Parker (Parker's Cross Roads)
    Kessler (Kessler's Cross Lanes)
    Lex (Lexington)
    Boon (Boonsboro)
    Hudson (Port Hudson)
    Baxter (Baxter Springs)
    Pulaski (Ft. Pulaski)
    Macon (Fort Macon)
    Winchester
    Morton (Morton's Ford)
    Garnett (Garnett & Golding's Farm)
    Jenkins (Jenkins' Ferry)
    Peebles (Peebles' Farm)
    Harper (Harper's Ferry)
    Hatcher (Hatcher's Run)
    Sayler (Sayler's Creek

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  17. Civil War--Getty(sburg), Manassas (after the battles at Bull Run...or Manassas) , Meade, Grant, Lee, Clara, Julia (Ward Howe--writer of the Battle Hymn of the Republic), Lincoln, Johnson, Hamlin, Davis, Mary (or Boykin or Chestnut...for Mary Boykin Chestnut author of a diary from the civil war), Emancipation, Harriet (for Tubman or Beecher Stowe)

    Games: Jenga, Trouble, Risk, Twister, Tag, Seek (Hide and Seek), Duck (or Goose! Duck duck goose hehe), Monopoly, Candy (land), Apple (apples to apples), Memory,

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  18. Games:
    Frisbee
    Plinko
    Euchre
    Sonic (the hedgehog)
    Scoop (from the 1950s)
    Tex (Texas Holdem)
    Stud (5 card stud)
    Cribbage

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  19. Games:
    Checkers
    Twister
    Rummy
    Monopoly (polly)
    Bingo
    Ring around the rosie (rosie)
    Uno
    Polo

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  20. Sherman, Blue, Grey, Yankee, and Rebel!

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  21. Emmitt (for Emmittsburg)
    Getty (for Gettysburg)

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  22. Civil War: Harriet, Tubman, Railroad.
    Games: Solitaire, Jenga, Nintendo, Yatzi, Scrabble, Poker, Rummy, Hearts, Mario (from Mario Brothers Nintendo games), Tribond, Homer (in baseball), Safety (in Football), Strike (bowling), Dice, Spinner, Tetrass, and Uno.

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  23. My goodness! You have tapped into a veritable font of creativity here! So many promising names!

    It would be great to see the dogs first, so see if some name fit especially well. An all-gray would be great for Stonewall, Jeb, Reb, or one of those Confederate names. I guess the homeliest dog would have to be Honest Abe! Depending on colors, maybe name a few after Clue characters?: Colonel Mustard or Professor Plum. A motley dog might be Scrabble and a white-haired dog might be Vanna (White). I think you'll need about 40 dogs to use up all the clever names suggested above!

    Somebody mentioned Confederate general Beauregard above. His full name was Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard: you could practically name a whole litter using his names alone!

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  24. Scanned quickly but my favorite game name that popped into my head that I do not believe I saw was CLUE.

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  25. Civil War:
    Calhoun
    Henry Clay
    Harper('s Ferry) either name, either gender
    Winfield Scott
    (George) Brinton (McClellan)
    Grant
    Sherman
    Savannah
    Vicky (Vicksburg)
    "Old Pete" James Longstreet
    Jeb Stuart
    Virginia
    Charleston
    Mary Chestnut
    Rebel
    Drummer John Clem
    Merri(mack)
    (Thank you 8th grade history book!)

    Games:
    Scrabble
    Boggle
    Bingo
    Trouble
    Euchre
    Bunko
    Jart(s) - lawn darts
    Clue
    Wicket (croquet)
    Puzzle
    Deuce (tennis)
    Cricket

    Good luck choosing! Looking forward to seeing the pups and finding out which names you chose!

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  26. Civil War -
    Simon (as in Simon Cameron - the Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln at the start of the Civil War.) Simon Cameron was born in Maytown (Lancaster County),PA!

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  27. Kelly & Nicole SlabonikJanuary 24, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Civil War Names:
    Girls --> Virginia, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Mary Walker, Varina H. Davis, Sarah Emma Edmonds, Mary Todd Lincoln, Jennie Hodgers, Loreta Velazquez, Pauline Cushman, & Susie Baker
    Boys --> Robert E. Lee, General, George Meade, Abe Lincoln, Jeb Stuart, Stonewall Jackson

    Games:
    Monopoly, Boggle, Candyland, Clue, Uno, Scrabble, Scategories, Pictionary, Poker, Spoons, Twister, Jeopardy, Malarky, Tiddlywink, Bop it, Apples to Apples, Marbles, Plinco, Yatzee, Jenga, Jumanji, checkers, chess

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  28. Games:

    Tag
    Mahjong
    Simon (Simon Says)
    Tic
    Tac
    Toe :-)
    Civil War:

    Lee
    ABERCROMBIE
    Oliver
    Grant
    Julia (Grant's Grandchild's name)
    Shiloh

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  29. Civil War litter:
    Grant
    Lee
    Musket
    Remington
    Rose (Rose O'Neal Greenhow,Conferate Spy)
    Clara(Clara Barton,Civil War Nurse)
    Jennie (Jennie Wade,Only civilian killed)
    Ulysses
    Winchester

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  30. Civil War names:

    Chantilly (Battle of) - Maybe Tilly for short?

    Sumner (Edwin, General)

    Lawson (Thomas, General)

    Belle (there were several female spies in the Civil war and two of them were named Bell. One was Belle Boyd, the other Belle Edmonson)

    Florina (Budwin, who enlisted in the Confederate army as a soldier with her husband)

    Lizzie (Elizabeth Compton - she actually went by Lizzie, female Union soldier)

    Rebel

    Lee (for a girl? :) )

    Games:

    Yahtzee
    Checkers
    Uno
    Rummy
    Battleship (Ship for short?)
    Boggle
    Rook
    Stratego
    Jenga
    Hearts
    Taboo
    Twister
    Balderdash (Dash for short?)
    Spades
    Risk
    Wii (for the new age games people out there!)
    Domino

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  31. Bonnie (for the Bonnie Blue flag!) :)

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  32. Civil War fortifications that sound like they could be alright dog names.

    Albany, Brooke, Churchill, Columbus, Corcoran, Darling, Davis, Douglas, Bowie, Bragg, Defiance, Mason, Yuma, Jackson, Lincoln, Livingston, Marcy, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Reno, Reynolds, Vancouver, Willard.

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  33. well i trhink you should name a dog checkers cuz its a vry cute name

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  34. Civil War- we need a good spy: Belle Boyd; other ideas - Mosby, Manassas, Shiloh. Personally I think we need a "wine" litter and a "cheese" litter.

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  35. I agree, Fortune should really be used.
    Leader ( follow the leader)
    Flag ( capture the flag )

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  36. I knew I loved my mentors! :-) I like your idea Carol! I am partial to Robert E. Lee somewhere in the naming...I am a distant relative on my mom's side.

    I also like "Marvin" (Marvin Gardens), Mario (Mario Brothers), Tetris

    Just to throw in a couple more names.

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  37. Leader ( follow the leader )
    Flag ( capture the flag )
    Domino

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  38. How about:

    Pratt
    Nevins
    Shelby
    Hundley
    Sheridan
    Brady
    Jefferson
    Catton
    Braxton
    and my favorite
    Mosby

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  39. Games

    Parcheesi
    Link, Zelda (from Legend of Zelda)
    Canasta
    Crono, Marle (from Chrono Trigger)
    Strider
    Vaan, Balthier, Penelo (from Final Fantasy XII)
    Hearts
    Wind up (toys)

    Civil War

    Joshua Chamberlain
    JEB Stuart
    Jennie Wade
    Ambrose Burnside

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  40. Civil War Names
    Shennedoha
    Mason
    Scarrlett
    Rhett
    Grant
    Dixie/Melody

    game names
    Uno
    Twister
    Candy/land
    Poker
    Ceckers
    Yhatzee
    Hearts
    Taboo

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  41. "Reynolds" - a Union General from Lancaster County PA, commanding officer of the 1st Corps until he was killed at Gettysburg in 1863. The Lancaster connection would be fitting for a dog in the Susquehanna Valley.

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  42. how about BEANS (as in don't spill the beans)

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  43. Games: Jacks or Jax

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  44. Civil War Name: General, General Lee or Leigh (for girl), Belle

    Games: Checkers, Bingo, Jacks, Monopoly, Crazy 8's, Cards, Stratego, Othello, Memory, Fushgi (the gravity ball).

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  45. Ah... the Nintendo NES days...

    Q*bert
    Kirby
    Tetris
    Zelda

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  46. Okay... I apologize for all the game name submittals but this is just too much fun! :)

    Pinochle
    Pong
    Bridge
    Racko!
    Simon

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  47. Games: Hopscotch, Marbles, Blokus, Boggle, Spades, Scrabble, Twister, Solitaire, Pinball, Tag, Jenga

    Civil War: General Lee, Yankee, Bugle Boy, Molly Pitcher, Lincoln, Rebel, Ulysses, Stonewall, Little round top, Devil's Den, Jefferson Davis, Mason, Dixon

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  48. These are great names! We have some good news - Midge is having her puppies right now! We'll announce the names of her puppies when they're all born.

    Pearl's Games puppies won't be born for five days, so keep suggesting names for her Games litter.

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  49. Scrabble, Rosy (for Ring Around the Rosy), Twister, Dare (for Truth or Dare), and The Butler (from Clue) :)

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    1. Twister and butler are cute names! I vote for this name too :)

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