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AnIslandGirl

Newfoundland Puppy~ She's here!

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Eek, she's coming next week and we still don't have a name picked out.

 

We live on an island and we love to travel to warm destinations, but are really stumped on nautical or tropical names fitting for a huge dog. If you have any suggestions at all, I'd love to hear them!

 

So far the front runners are:

Happy

Sula (pronounced soo-la meaning little she-bear)

Sadie

Maya

 

She's here! Updated picture in post #24.

 

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OOOH she's so cute! I have no tropical/ nautical name ideas. Somehow, I think of Belle or Zoey when I see her photo. She's adorable!

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Tallulah - I love that name and it means Leaping Water in Choctaw.  I would probably call her Lulah.

 

Nalu means ocean wave in Hawaiian.

 

Of the ones you have listed, I like Sula the best.  It means little bear by the water in Hawaiian, too, which is adorable for her.

 

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She's beautiful. :)

 

I like Sula, but you might want to wait until meeting her until you choose a name... something may click then.  We didn't have most of our kids names decided until they were kicking us out of the hospital.  :)  

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Awww, what a cutie.  I grew up with Newfies, and there's nothing like them.  

 

I like Sunny or names from your favorite books.  If we had gotten a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, he or she would have been Trumpkin or Crumpet after Narnia characters (or the snack), but those are names for a more petite dog, not a Newf.  Of the ones you've listed, I also like Sula best.

 

You know you must post pics when you get her.  Board rules.

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Sula is really cute and the meaning sounds perfect.

 

Another thought that I had is the Hawaiian word Kahuna, as in The Big Kahuna. Among it's meanings is "the biggest and the best" (such as a recognized expert in a field). It is gender neutral.

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Love Sula!

 

And so precious...sigh...I love newfies, but we are a cat family now and until we lead a quieter life...

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Nui meaning something like big or great in Hawaiian

Splash is our dog's name he's a Portuguese water dog though

Calypso and Sundance were on our list along with Bubbles

Keona

 

I really like Sula as well. She looks really sweet. Love the breed, just can't deal with the hair.

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Thank you so much everyone for all of these wonderful suggestions! We pick her up Wednesday night, and it feels like the anticipation of Christmas Eve as a child.

 

I am having so much fun researching name meanings, and these suggestions all fit perfectly. We stumbled on a town in Newfoundland named Happy-Adventure ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Adventure ) that may have been named after a pirate ship, so Happy is still a front runner too. I'm sure once we see her it will make the naming so much easier, but at least now we have a wonderful list to pick from!

Thank you again!

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Oh my goodness, there's just nothing cuter.  Love that your daughter dressed to match her!  We had a Newf named Happy when I was a kid.  Love it!

 

 

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she's adorable.

 

as I look at her in your dd's arms - she reminds me of a bear cub.  ursa comes to mind . . . . .

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You are the reason why dd has not finished her report on Clara Barton.  She is suffering from CPD - Cute Puppy Distraction, which meant she needed to self-medicate by giving our big pulp a belly rub. 

 

ETA:  Your pup is adorable.  I want to hug a Newfie right now!

 

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Hi - Congrats on your new puppy!   

 

My name is Sula!  And I too am a brown, female Newfoundland puppy.  I am 11 months old.  It is a derivation from Ursula (Norweigan - not Hawaiian like somewhere on the web says - there is no "s" in the Hawaiian language.  Mom grew up there, so she should know).  In fact, "Ursula" is used a lot in kennel names and newfoundland dog names in Europe frequently. 

 

Have you had a Newf before? 

 

Unfortunately, I am diabled with something uncommon in Newfs.  I just launched my website, www.sulathenewfie.com this last weekend to educate people about it. 

 

If youi aren't already, I highly recommend you join some of the Newf forums on Facebook.  They provide a lot of info on Newf puppy rearing, and the Newfoundland Club of America also has a good puppy section too.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free contact me at sulathenewfie@gmail.com

 

Please continue to share pictures!!!  Newf puppies are the cutest!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She's sooooo cute!  You're lucky you posted a picture.  I was going to yell at you if I opened the thread and there wasn't a cute puppy picture! :001_smile:

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Tallulah - I love that name and it means Leaping Water in Choctaw.  I would probably call her Lulah.

 

Nalu means ocean wave in Hawaiian.

 

Of the ones you have listed, I like Sula the best.  It means little bear by the water in Hawaiian, too, which is adorable for her.

 

flawless logic! Sula.

 

What a beautiful dog!!!!! Newfies are my favorite breed (except they grow too big for my house). Enjoy your new animal!

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Hi - Congrats on your new puppy!

 

My name is Sula! And I too am a brown, female Newfoundland puppy. I am 11 months old. It is a derivation from Ursula (Norweigan - not Hawaiian like somewhere on the web says - there is no "s" in the Hawaiian language. Mom grew up there, so she should know). In fact, "Ursula" is used a lot in kennel names and newfoundland dog names in Europe frequently.

 

Have you had a Newf before?

 

Unfortunately, I am diabled with something uncommon in Newfs. I just launched my website, www.sulathenewfie.com this last weekend to educate people about it.

 

If youi aren't already, I highly recommend you join some of the Newf forums on Facebook. They provide a lot of info on Newf puppy rearing, and the Newfoundland Club of America also has a good puppy section too.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free contact me at sulathenewfie@gmail.com

 

Please continue to share pictures!!! Newf puppies are the cutest!!!

Seriously impressed here. 11 months? Not human? Your language skills are amazing among other things.

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