Name this dog, please!!

He is an Anatolian Shepherd mix, a LARGE Turkish breed. Here are the names I am considering so far:

Gus, Hal, Leal, Oz, Rafe, Ru(h), Zef

Of these which do you like? Suggestions?

Pic of dog below:


November 6, 2018 5:04 PM

From your names I like Zef, Hal and Gus

others Zeki, Van, Rufus, Jett, Sabre, Rocky, Bear, Rusty, Zeus, Shadow, Bruno, Spike, Duke, Kurt, Rocco, Otto, Jasper

November 7, 2018 10:51 AM

Of your choices, I like Oz.  I like pet names that are somehow cute, clever and NOT what I would name a person.

Can you let us know what you are looking for in a dog name?  My personal random vote is: Gravy. 


November 7, 2018 1:41 PM

Cute dog! Does he answer to a name already? If not, does he respond better to some of these than others? In the abstract, like Zef and Oz and Rafe, best, in part because those have long elaborate formal forms that I'd love to apply to a pet... like Zephyr.

November 8, 2018 4:34 PM

I like Hal! Which is totally a name I would use for a child, but then in my family ALL of our pets have had people names. Otherwise I think Oz has enough bite plus eccentricity to work well on a pet.

What a beautiful dog, by the way!