Trying to decide between 2 names....

I hope it's okay to ask for advice on naming a puppy here.  I didn't know which other forum board it would go under....  Okay, so my little family is getting a golden retriever puppy in the next couple months, and we've been talking names!  We have it narrowed down to 2, and I was wondering if you guys might have opinions/feedback.  Thank you in advance!

 

Our two favorites are....

Gulliver

Barnaby

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November 11, 2015 9:24 PM

I would expect a dog named Barnaby to be brown, like a chocolate Lab. (Barna = 'brown' in Hungarian.) Gulliver, on the other hand, I kind of picture as a strawberry blond, so it'd be perfect on a golden retriever.

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November 11, 2015 11:26 PM

They're both great, but I prefer Barnaby for a dog.  It seems like it'd be more fun to holler when calling him in.  

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November 12, 2015 3:56 AM

I like both but slightly prefer Barnaby.  

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November 12, 2015 8:34 AM

I love Barnaby for a dog! It sounds very old-manish and cute. I know a family with a dog named Theodore and I think it's adorable.

Gulliver is a good name but I prefer Barnaby. Barnaby sounds more like a dog's name; to me Gulliver sounds like you're honoring the book Gulliver's travels but I don't think it really suits a dog.