Friday, July 15, 2011

FISH 2.0 NEEDS YOUR HELP!

So, it's no secret that my human sucks at naming things. Dutch is from Holland and according to Google, when you're from Holland you are Dutch. Sure, he came with the name Dutch - but a lot of dogs get new names. Obviously my human couldn't think of a better one.

And then there's me. My name used to be Tanker, but my human called me Puglet instead because I was a pug and I was small. Now that I'm big, she just calls me Pug. Unless I do something bad and/or ignore the first 3 times she yells "Pug!"... then I'm Puglet.

A Dutch dog named Dutch and a pug named Pug. See what I mean about the naming thing??


So last night when The Man brought my human a get-well fish to fill the empty bowl, she was all ready to call him Fish. Just like the last Fish. And when I told her that was really lame, she said "How about Fish 2.0 then?".

UGH.

Of course I totally vetoed Fish 2.0 and suggested that you'd all be much better at picking out a name for Fish 2.0. Y'know, since everyone here is so smart and awesome and stuff. So give me your best fish names & I'll let The Randomizer pick a completely random favorite.

PS: Fish is a he and he is red, blue and kinda shiny.

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SPECIALNESS
Happy Whelp to Lando in Cleveland, OH and also the Michigan Puggie!! I'll be eating a squirrel cookie for lunch to celebrate your day (yep - a squirrel cookie).

P.P.S: I'm not going to comment until Monday so The Randomizer doesn't get all screwed up - but we're up to Rybka and we LOVE the names so far :)

84 comments:

Lola said...

SUSHI- that's our name idea!

Lafayette Lola

Payton said...

Pug, I'm not fond of Fish 2.0 either, so this contest will be fun! Since he is red and blue, all that's missing is the white, so how about naming him Indy (short for Independence - like the 4th of July and fireworks)?
Happy Birthday to Lando!! Is the Michigan Puggie the same as Lando? If not, Happy day to you too!
But stop the presses! I just read "squirrel cookie"! What is that, Pug? I feel the overwhelming need to have one too.
Love,
Payton

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda partial to calling him "Fred"!
Chang Pug from Chicago

P.S. I'm called "Chang" because I guess pugs were first bred in China and my Alpha gave me as a birthday present to his spouse who had a pug named "Ching" growing up!

Anonymous said...

Pug, what about Sake? Nothing goes better with Fish than sake. :)



From your feline friends in Virginia,
Mal and Wash

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

We are kinda going along Payton's sorta thinking and we like "Sparky" as he has the colors of sparklers.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Aleksia said...

Jaws!

Barbara said...

RedBlueFish 2.0.

Yeah, I'm not good at it either.

Misiober said...

Happy Whelp to Lando and the Michigan Puggie:) we'll have celeb-cookie soon:)
And the fish, what about RYBKA?? In polish it means little fish so I think your human may like it :) hugz pugz

And I LOVE today's pic!!!!! Too cute!

Bellatrix- I'm a pug! said...

I think you should name him Sapphire like the stone. It's blue and sparkly. Mom says girls like to get them as gifts, and you got fish as a gift from a man (aka The Man). Mom says you don't want to loose them and they can put a smile on your face.
I'm glad your mom has a new fish, and I hope she's feeling better.

Eddie the Pug said...

My human friend, Aunt Laurie, says to name your new fish "Finster". Kinda cute, don'tcha think? FYI, I am at Stinson Beach for a WHOLE week with my momma and daddy, some of their pals, and THREE other dog friends! It is the perfect vacation except for the seagulls who send poop from the sky...lots of it! They are kinda scary because I'm so small, and they have been swooping and flying low = YIKES!
P.S. Are there ticks here? Do I need to have a "pit check"? My momma thought she found a baby tick on me after my walk this morning...

Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III said...

My first instinct was 'Sir Waterworth Seamenton III' but mom said that was a little ridiculous.

So how about 'Fin'? Quick and to the point!

Also, I totally fell apart on requests for mango gelato juju the other day.
Payton, Ollie, Human, Puglet, Dutch and all friends of the DP get ready...major virtual mango gelato being sent to all of you!!

Your feline friend,
Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III aka
Ernest MP3

Anonymous said...

WISDOM !!
Since your human lost WISDOM, the fish 2.0 came to replace it.

Sammy

Suki said...

Hi Pug,
How about Dragon?

Hugs,
Suki

MochiMachoMarshmallow said...

H Puglet,

How about phishlet?

Love
Mochi

Annabelle said...

Puglet,

Since his colors are somewhat patriotic, I would like to suggest you name him, "Sam" after Uncle Sam.

Katie said...

We want you to name him Cubbie... Ya know were from Chicago and hes blue and red! Just kinda fits! Incase your human doesnt know Chicagos baseball team is the cubs and their colors are blue and red
<3 mocha and latte

Minnie and Mack said...

We like Mochi's suggestion of Phishlet...

anyway, Minnie's in the hospital so please send some puggie juju her way.

Drools and licks,
Mack of Minnie and Mack

Anonymous said...

Puglet,
We like the name 'Gil'. You know cause fish have gills.

Lucy the house cat likes the name LUNCH, she's cat what can we say.

Ellie, Emmitt and Eli from still HOT San Antonio

Anonymous said...

Puglet,
Our pug frends Zenna and Zoe like

Shark or Whale

the 3E's from San Antonio

Noodles said...

Hi Puglet,
Ooooooh! I loves loves loves to do this. How about Holy Mackerel?'
Love Noodles

citydog said...

Fang.

It sticks with your human's tooth theme this week and we think it's funny. Also, Charlie had to have six of his own teeth pulled when he first came here, and he still kind of misses his (well, the top ones).

Iggy and Charlie

Green Dog Wine said...

Thanks Puglet! For my birthday my Mom took me to vet and got me some shots and "gland expressoin" if you know what I mean. Where are my treats?! :P
~Lando in Cleveland, OH!

pugtails.net said...

Jiro - japanese for "The Second Male". It's kindo like Fish 2.0 but cooler.
Licks,
Sabrina

danielle.marleau said...

Moby!

Anonymous said...

There are some great names on this list! All we can think of is Beta...he looks like a beta fish...and isn't the term beta used for testing software? so maybe he (and they usually are he's) could be beta.fish ?? Maybe our wisdom's are gone today!

Pearl and Tessa

Anonymous said...

How about "Sushi"?

Ollie said...

Puglet,
How about calling him Maki? I'm thinking he'd make a tasty tidbit if you wrapped him in seaweed.
I'm just kidding!...kind of.
Happy Day Lando! You deserve a steak for that 'bum' business you had to endure on your special day.

Ollie said...

And some healing juju to Minnie whose stuck in the hospital today :(

Mimi, Diva Dog Extraordinare said...

male beta fish are known for fighting, so why not call him "tyson" after mike tyson, the crazy but famous boxer?

Gabby "The Gabbinator" said...

When we felines see a fish we say "Yum"!

But for your fish we suggest "Kaida" which means Little Dragon.

Love Ya Pug Man!

Gabby and Gunnie

Sue and Romeo said...

Our first thought after reading your description was Sparky, but we see someone else likes that name too.

Happy Whelp Day to Landon in Cleveland, Ohio. Celebrate well.

Happy Birthdy to Michigan Puggie as well. You celebrate well too.

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Hey Puglet...you can't get any cuter in that pic with your new fish! I say call him Kingfisher and then just King for short. Since he will be the smallest of the bunch in the house it will make him feel like he has some power or something...ya know?

Happy day to Lando and the Michigan puggie!

PugSlope.com said...

Puglet - When you said red and blue, I was reminded of the book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss - so how about the name "Seuss"? I still can't see you as a "Tanker" LOL. -Love, Sid.

Anonymous said...

Twobie = Fish 2

Frankie from Seattle said...

How about... Fish hook? That was the name of the fish in one of my human's second grade class...

agent99 said...

we totally love "Gil", but if not, we suggest Phineas....you know a more formal high falutin' version of "fin".
Gen & the Foo

ps: we really hope you pick "Gil" though!

Anonymous said...

How about "Cousteau" after the famous ecologist that was always working with the fishes in the ocean.
Paula from DE

Ellie, Bogie and Gertie said...

Chum?

Pugs2Luv said...

There is a bit of a controversy going on it our house because there are 3 different opinions about what Fish2.0 should be named. So to be fair our human has agreed to leave two more comments with Phoebe's and Zoey's suggestion. Our 5 year old human cousin feels very strongly that Fish 2.0 should be named YODA. Yoda (a pug) went to the bridge almost 2 years ago and was his best friend and since the anything worth naming has been named Yoda.

Zoey, Phoebe and our human cousin Isaiah

Pugs2Luv said...

Zoey suggests: Rojo which means red in Spanish

Pugs2Luv said...

Phoebe suggests: Mark; that's the name of the guy who always has bacon in his pocket

Buddy the Pug said...

How about Chip? As in fish and chips?

Noodle said...

I like Fry, as in fish fry or small fish.

Noodle said...

My sister, Mochi, likes Stew, as in fish stew.

Fritter from the Lo-Flo said...

May I suggest "Fluffy" ?

Just to be odd and name it something he's not.

Noodle said...

My human likes Yee, which is (apparently) what the number 2 sounds like in Chinese. Weirdo...

Meredith LeBlanc said...

First off, big love to Minnie in the hospital!

Second, Scarlet's street name used to be Charlotte, but her Daddy could only remember Scarlet so we stuck with it. It's Scarlet-Joe Monkeypants when she pretends not to hear us.

We think the Fish 2.0 should be called:
Dutch + Pug = Dug!

Like the cool doggie in Up; we know he's a fish but it works, right?

Randomizer, please pick Dug :)

xoxoxo
Meredith & Scarlet

The Michigan Puggies said...

Reporting a HUGE celebration here from The Micgigan Puggie! OOOH my belly just wiggles from the specialness wishes for today..you guys rock...thanks a hhoooowwwll bunch (puggie smile).....my human thinks you guys are awesome...she knows how to pick us awesome people :) HEH HOW ABOUT ::FLASH
:: FOR A FISHIE NAME....he being red and all. OK...The Michigan Puggie reporting "all is well" here and even rrreeaally grrreeatt...hope the same for you....thanks for all the little joys!

Max the Jack Russell Terrier said...

Hi Pug,

How about Art? Because his scales are like art.

Max

Lulu! said...

Hi Pug!

I've never commented before but I always quietly send my juju from Maryland. But naming fish sounds like so much fun I had to join in. I think his name should be Sparta just because he is a fighting/warrior fish. There are a lot of good names here though, so fish would be lucky to get any of them.

Joleen said...

Picking names is hard which is why I was nameless for several days after my human brought me home. She just knew I didn't fit my shelter name of "Pam".

We suggest for Fish 2.0, Sir Swims-A-Lot

Suki said...

Hi Pug,

My Mom likes Dorsie short for Dorsal fin.

Hugs,
Suki

Anonymous said...

Hello pug.

Swedish fish.

My favorite treat.

Milton the Dunkirk ny pug :)

Adam and Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Pug,

My human mom, Lindsay, just got a job as a school principal today. Woot! She found your blog and just loves it... I'm getting less belly scratches because she's been perusing you and Dutch's blog! She even posted my picture (Walter from Indiana) in the gallery.

Anyway, she noticed you had mentioned that your human said something about the bionic Suki....and we spool hope you're talking about True Blood, because that is our fav show too! I even like watching it, even though there are no dogs (let alone PUGS) in any of the starring roles (if you don't count shape-shifters).

Anyway, we think you should name Fish 2.0.....PAM! If u love True Blood, you'll understand why. She's badass.

Hugs Puglet...

Walter (and Lindsay)

Anonymous said...

How about 'Scuba'? Love, Isabelle

Ellen said...

How about Phish ... LOL!!!

fatpug said...

GUMMY!

Anonymous said...

puglet +dutch = putch or dugglet

monkeypig in sacramento

Anonymous said...

Dear Puglet
My mom has a fishie that she named Norman. she named him after the baby cow from city slickers even though his personality is more norman from psycho. so i think Norman is a good name for ur humans new fish 2.0

Maxwell the beagle x from pg bc canada

kate said...

Hey Pug -

What about Mortimer? Mortimer the fish. Kind of a big name for a little fish but I think it's very distinguished! I vote for Mortimer.

Kate, Kermit, & Gino.

Deb and Daisy said...

Hi Puglet;

How about Butch for fish 2.0? Dutch isn't very brave and you are so small. Butch could be the house security when you are out having adventures!

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Jen said...

Napoleon Bonapug here,

I really like the name Scuba Steve. but my human says that has been done before in a movie, so how about naming him after someone famous (that's how I got my name) that has to do with water. Since Cousteau was already mentioned, how about Stan Waterman?

Jen said...

since my brother got to suggest a name, I wanted to do it to. I like the name Neap like the tide. what do you think Puglet?

licks and wags,
Calamity Jane

Abby the Pug said...

Mochi's name Phishlet would be awsesome!

Anonymous said...

And Angus? Like Angus beef?

Anonymous said...

How about Number 2 or "O" ??

Anonymous said...

Got it! Chowder!!! :)

Massimo said...

My vote goes to Phishlet! Or "Bloop" (pronounced "blue-OOP").

Penney and Honey said...

We put our heads together and came up with Pisces!

Penney and Honey said...

OOOOOh We thought of some more names - like Finley (a little girl in our neighborhood!) or because our Dad was born in Germany - how about Fisch? Or Micro-fiche? Or in Italian, fish is pesce - so how about Pesci - like in Joe Pesci? And just call him Joe for short?

Noodle said...

SWEDISH!! Doesn't your human like Swedish Fish?!?

Anonymous said...

Steve! Say it with me randomizer SSSSTTTTEEEEVVEEEE
Sincerely,
Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Hello Puglet.
Randomizer is going to have a hard time randomizing this one.
I'm going to suggest "Juju" because you keep asking for some and never seem to have any. That way you would always have some Juju and I think your human needs as much of it as possible these days. I mean...who doesn't???
Kris in Oklahoma (I am melting here in Oklahoma by-the-way...)

Sara said...

Pugfish.

kris said...

he looks just like the one we have named finn.. of if you are fancy phinn

Estelita said...

Hi Puglet,

'Beta'

Kisses,

Fred and Mom

Nicole said...

Mister F ! :)
Puggy from Switzerland

Ann said...

Rocco and Pickles vote for "Red". We used to have an awesome fish named Red a long time ago, and we still have a big picture of him hanging in the kitchen. He was a great fish and we think that Fish 2.0 deserves the majestic, noble name of "Red". Even if he has other colors. The name has meaning (to us).

Edward the Pug said...

My humans call me pug too! My real name is Edward, but it's ok....I still answer to PUG! :)

I think it would be really rad if you called the fish Mr. Fin! :) It seems to suit him well! :)

GracieLouandTheotoo said...

We, too, are fans of the name Gill. We had a fish brother named that 'til he went to the big fishbowl in the sky. Fin is also a nice choice. What about the name Deuce, since he's your second fish?

Our mom got another betta and named him Blue 'cause he's blue (how unoriginal is that?) and another one named Calypso because he is red, blue and green. Our other mom recommended the name Joseph (reference to The Technicolor Dream Coat) in addition to Calypso, so sometimes the fish is referred to as "CJ".

Oakley and Swisher said...

Omd... good thing you have mister randomizer, how would u ever choose from all these cool names?

Just for kicks, we're throwing our suggestion out there with the name 'Suess'. As in Dr. Suess. It kinda came to us with the whole... 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish... deal.

Good Luck,
Swish and Oak

Pee.S. We searched for you this passed Friday on Dog Day at the Oakland A's game. But we think we saw Dutch's Dalmation friend with the green and yellow dots. Hope your Mom's feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Nemo is Roxi's choice

Flipper is Riley's choice

HARRY POTTER is Lea's choice

OMG, we hope we sent our votes in time. Hu-Mom was off surfing this w/e and running around Atlantic City like it was some kind of Boardwalk Empire .....

Roxi, Riley & Lea
Those Jersey Shore Puggles