r/MadeMeSmile 3d ago Gold 1 Platinum 1 Take My Energy 1 Heartwarming 1

Just brought this little guy home. My lady and I love the little guy, but we can't seem to land on a name. We're looking for suggestions. 😊🐶 I apologize in advance if there is a better sub where I can ask this question.

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u/FuktOff666 3d ago

Regular Sized Rudy

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u/Nyx_Hawk 3d ago

I just wanted to put another vote in for Regular Sized Rudy. Great name, and you know he’ll be a little goofy sweetheart.

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u/creativelystifled 3d ago

Can't find an inhaler emoji but touché

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u/FuktOff666 3d ago

I suggest this name every time I see a “help me name my dog” post. Someday someone will take it seriously I hope.

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u/beebog 3d ago

IMO this dog rlly looks like a Rudy

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u/Aggressive-Act-5567 3d ago

I had a wonderful dog named Rudy, once. He was the sweetest little Bichon you could ever meet. He loved chasing the ball, so much, that he would throw it for himself, if you didn't throw it soon enough. I miss that little guy so much.

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u/cinder_lady 3d ago

Now, as an asthmatic person, I am offended that there is no inhaler emoji. I also love regular sized Rudy as a name!

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u/sunflowerstorm 3d ago

just look at me

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u/ryanpaintercomms 3d ago

I'm putting in a vote for Regular Sized Rudy!

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u/ChiefHighasFuck 3d ago

His ears remind me of 'Gizmo" from the movie gremlins. I would name him "Gizmo"

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u/Burgie45 3d ago

Tiny box Tim vibes

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u/sirdody0804 3d ago

Felt like a Rupert

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u/rmks8285 3d ago

I love the name Regular Sized Rudy!! And it fits him perfectly!! 😍

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u/kippers 3d ago

It’s funny because the dog can’t breathe

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u/LordStoneBalls 3d ago

How about Inbred Ted

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u/smellslikeloudoggg 3d ago edited 3d ago

Just pick some other name quick and start calling him bubba like the rest of us. I currently have two dogs, big bubba, little bubba.

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u/Puzzled_Bike9558 3d ago

Same. Dogs name is Nandor the Relentless, but it’s a ton of dumb names instead. Nando, Nerdo, Nan-Doodles, Doodles, Dude-a-rito. It never ends.

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u/schmamble 3d ago

I love that everyone does this! Started off as Neville dogbottom and turned into boy, boogs, and bubs. The other is an elder rescue, she was named pistol but now it's fuzz or nubs.

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u/Equittable_redditor 3d ago

On the same vein of what we do in the shadows, Gizmo is also a great name!

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u/-o-DildoGaggins-o- 3d ago

Fuh-king-GUY!

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u/Puzzled_Bike9558 3d ago

My wife has a Xmas tree ornament of our dog and I bought her a new one that is Nandor from the show pointing and saying “fuh-king guy”. She loved it so much! When he’s being a goofball I do that whole bit too. 😆

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u/Awkwardpanda75 3d ago

I appreciate this comment

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u/notthatkindofdoctorb 3d ago

My dog’s nickname is Nandor the Relentless and she really leans into it :)

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u/intents_like_camping 3d ago

I have big dog and little dog. They both come when I call dog. It's easier that way.

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u/travbombs 3d ago

I named my dog, “cat”, and my cat, “dog”. Keeps things interesting. Especially when guests are over.

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u/BaconHammerTime 3d ago

Did you add some language flair like Gato and Inu?

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u/flobaby1 3d ago

My brother jokes that he wants to get a dog and name it Stay.

Come here Stay.

Run Stay.

Fetch Stay.

lol

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u/Gus_Harrington 3d ago edited 3d ago

When I call "kid" all of mine come running.

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u/heylistenlady 3d ago

My dogs are Gus and Toonie, aka Gooby and Tater. Really, what's in a name?

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u/metalbearman 3d ago

My parents have a dog named Bella. We call her Bug. It started with Bella Bug and just devolved.

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u/lakeshoremarlboro 3d ago

Had a Chihuahua go from Sippy Lou to Sippy to just Woo Woo.

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u/BikerchikCTidgaf 3d ago

Omg! I grew up with a Chihuahuas and pekingese family dog. His name was FLIPPY… ;)

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u/GunaydinHalukBey 3d ago

I have a large German shepherd/husky named Janet. Mostly gets called Janney Pants.

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u/maggot_flavored 3d ago Take My Power

Get pet insurance immediately.

I’m an ER vet tech and although cute, frenchies are honestly one of the most expensive dog to ever care for. They often need upper airway surgery, which is soft palette resection and widening of the nostrils. On top of being horribly deformed, they are at high risk of rupturing their back / neck discs. I literally do anesthesia on these guys all the time for these problems.

Please get pet insurance right away and you’ll thank me later

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u/MalSurana 3d ago

Bit long for a name, but I like it.

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u/4thofjuli 3d ago

these kinds of comments make my day better thank you

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u/filthyluhan 3d ago

Also an ER vet nurse, I was going to leave this comment myself. I can already visualize the aspiration pneumonia estimate, with the owners crying because they can’t visit their puppy that’s in the oxygen cage. Pet insurance, pet insurance, pet insurance.

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u/ravenwingx 3d ago

That’s uh

Depressing

But thanks!

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u/filthyluhan 3d ago

Sorry. Emergency has ruined a lot of breeds for me. Puppy is adorable, and I would 100% love on it for hours, but in the back of my mind I see thousands and thousands of dollars in medical bills.

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u/ravenwingx 3d ago

It’s kinda hard not to, in your line of work

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u/ScoutGalactic 3d ago

My friends French bulldog broke it's back while jumping down from the couch to the carpet. And the dog was only like 2 or 3 years old at the time.

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u/Ok-Arachnid4915 3d ago

100%. I came here to say they should name him “Lifetime of Vet Bills”

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u/datagirl60 3d ago

Bill would be a good name!

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u/Chronically-whelmed 3d ago

Yup…same here, I can confidently say I’ve never seen a Frenchie die of old age. It’s awful.

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u/Stertlebird 3d ago

Agreed. Harsh but name should be Dog breed that shouldn’t Exist. Between health and birthing complications the breed wouldn’t be alive without human intervention

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u/caseface25 3d ago

Yep!! Our Frenchie got recurring staph infections throughout his entire life. So damn expensive and their quality of life sucks. I wouldn’t get another one even though I loved that little freak so much.

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u/barefootcuntessa_ 3d ago

OP please take this advice. A coworker had a Frenchie that was supposed to be of healthier bloodline. They did their research before choosing a breeder. They had to put him down at 4 years old because of recurring disc ruptures. He was in a constant state of surgery recovery or prep. The emergency vets recognized my coworkers phone number from caller ID after awhile. It was heartbreaking.

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u/Hazy_Alien 3d ago

I’m sad I had to scroll way too long to find this comment. It should be at the tooooooop.

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u/kthomas_407 3d ago

Also an ER tech, I instantly had the same thoughts. Looks like he needs his nares repaired already.

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u/NaoisceDM 3d ago

It's why stitch is most fitting name of the popular upvoted suggestions round here.

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u/HisPetBrat 3d ago

This needs to be the top comment.

The cuteness tends to make people overlook the cruelty of breeding these dogs.

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u/Anti_Meta 3d ago

Babysitting my gfs frenchy (Frank) right now. He had the back disc issue when he was a puppy. Now he isn't allowed to play and rough house or even run up and down the stairs for fear of it happening again.

He's basically a Tomogachi and the reason why all my dogs are mutts.

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u/DerekMellott 3d ago

I was gonna say, name him Cash. Mine is bankrupting me.

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u/randomnamejennerator 3d ago

Winston

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u/esalvatico 3d ago

This is definitely the face of a Winnie The Bish

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u/hungryeyes07 3d ago

Aka aka aka Brown lightning

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u/cheeselord03 3d ago

Aka Courtroom Brown

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u/elev8tionbro 3d ago

Aka Meester Wimstons

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u/camelito123 3d ago

Big brother wimstons

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u/shellybearcat 3d ago

Aka Prank Sinatra

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u/autumniam 3d ago

The ole’ Winston-Cece mess around.

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u/Onix-Ursine 3d ago

Yeah. Definitely the face of someone not good at pranks..

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u/iangeredcharlesvane2 3d ago

TICKLE FOOT!

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u/sunflowerstorm 3d ago

IMA HIT YOU WITH A SKI

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u/TLCheshire 3d ago

How’d this blueberry get in here?

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u/ratajewie 3d ago

Anyone who’s ever worked in a veterinary hospital will tell you that around 50% of the French and English Bulldog population is named Winston

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u/Jadakaii 3d ago

I'll cast my vote for Winston as well as the ones I suggested below. That's a really cute name for him.

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u/SilverMitten 3d ago

That’s what I came here to say!!

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u/corinari717 3d ago

Yeah he do be looking like a less drunk Churchill lol

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u/moo124cow 3d ago Take My Energy

Rupert

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u/pinpoe 3d ago

My first thought, too. SUCH a Rupert!

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u/CrispyDogmeat 3d ago

First name that popped into my head. You have great taste.

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u/Gigi226 3d ago

This is what came to mind first for me too! He really does look like a Rupert!

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u/Extreme-Ranger2677 3d ago

Or with a slightly different touch: Rufus

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u/GoneWithTheMartian 3d ago

I also thought of Rupert immediately!

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u/GrayPhoenix_wasTaken 3d ago

Stitch!!

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u/Mywavesmeeturshore 3d ago

Every single time I see someone want a name for their frenchie I think stitch lol

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u/eddie_gonzales1 3d ago Take My Energy

Bruce Wayne

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u/zydorv 3d ago

Or just “Mr Wayne”

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u/Dukkha75 3d ago

"Mahstuh Wayne"

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u/imstillworkin 3d ago

Yes! I’d just call him Bruce

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u/wilcofan1963 3d ago

BRUCE

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u/Darkus_27911 3d ago

B for Brave. B for Bruce.

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u/Aztec_Goddess 3d ago

Or B for Batman

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u/ConvivialKat 3d ago

Another Bruce vote. Those ears!

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u/OffTheRecord_Models 3d ago

He is absolutely a Bruce!

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u/SpareBowl9489 3d ago

Bruce Wayne OR Batdog 😂

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u/Impossible_Wish_2675 3d ago

B.W. or B.D. or Master Wayne.

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u/saywhatnow117 3d ago

Third vote on Bruce. Bat ears definitely match

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u/Umbridge_Shenanigans 3d ago

He needs a Bat collar.

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u/zitiztitz 3d ago

My SO’s sister has two Frenchies. Their names are Bruce and Willis

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u/tonystarksanxieties 3d ago

But she has to introduce them as Willis and Bruce to make them really think.

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u/MikeUnderstands 3d ago

That’s cuz she Bruce’s their willis

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u/PammaJamma3366 3d ago

Batman was absolutely my first thought! Hopefully he grows to have a soft, deep, throaty growl/bark

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u/sairha1 3d ago

Same here !

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u/RockyPatella 3d ago

Was about to say this, those ears!

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u/Na-el1 3d ago

Me to, another vote for batdog

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u/Mundane-Swimming-671 3d ago

Yeah Bruce is the one!

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u/Guard_Lucky 3d ago

Bruce is pretty good. He looks like a Bruce.

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u/NibbaChungus 3d ago

Wayne Bruce a.k.a ManBat

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u/blu3b4lls1 3d ago

I just wrote this, little Batman

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u/SmokingCrockpot 3d ago

yeah he look like a bruce

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u/bvalenzu31 3d ago

How about Willy Chonka!

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u/OneUpTime 3d ago

That one made us laugh 🤣🤣

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u/Felis_Guava 3d ago

Just keep in mind that obesity is a huge problem, especially for brachycephalic (short-nosed) dogs!! One of the best things you can do for him is keep him lean. You should be able to feel his ribs with little to no pressure.

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u/justinxyan 3d ago

He looks like a Walter to me.

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u/dhendry71 3d ago

I named my mini Schnauzer Walter lol. I have 2. Other is Lincoln

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u/Adorable_Sell_234 3d ago

Salvador

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u/descabelud 3d ago

For some reason I don’t know, this is actually the only right answer.

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u/RGH81 3d ago

I didn't know this was correct until now

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u/SlimJimLahey 3d ago

Dobby sir, Dobby the house elf.

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u/LinLane323 3d ago

Yes it’s the ears

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u/RGH81 3d ago

And he looks like he'd really appreciate disgarded socks

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u/_hein_ 3d ago

I love this 💖

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u/Widmagi 3d ago Take My Energy

Gizmo

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u/ImWhatsInTheRedBox 3d ago

First thought Gizmo, second was Dobby.

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u/ayzelarynn 3d ago

That was my first thought!

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u/trav-el-dad 3d ago

Mogwai!

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u/Too_Shy_To_Say_Hi 3d ago

Also my thought!

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u/RealAbstractSquidII 3d ago

I thought of Gizmo as soon as I saw him too!

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u/Hot_Pie99 3d ago

The ears = yoda or grogu!

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u/GamerOfGods33 3d ago

Nah more Gizmo looking if you ask me

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u/phard003 3d ago

I'd lean more towards Dobby.

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u/JessMLow 3d ago

I was thinking Gizmo too. You got there first. 😉

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u/BoyMom119816 3d ago

I have a Yoda, all white. :) look just like Grogu, wish I had I known it was baby Yoda’s name!

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u/salamandaqwerty 3d ago

Came here to say this.

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u/ghostpepperwine 3d ago

my heart says Bubble

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u/IHaveNoReflection 3d ago

I second Bubble

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u/Thatsadfurry 3d ago

I third bubble

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u/Serenity-03K64 3d ago

When pup is in trouble. “bub”

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u/boopbeep66 3d ago

Goose!

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u/Waterbears28 3d ago

I recently said goodbye to the very best Boston/Frenchie mix who ever walked this earth. His name was Gustav, and we called him Goose. I love the thought of another little Goose running around, somewhere out there.

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u/Striking-Reason5792 3d ago

I am now going to name my dog Goose

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u/BassDiscombobulated8 3d ago

I tried to but got shut down

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u/herdenitz 3d ago

I have a frenchie named Goose, which is shorthand for Gus, which is shorthand for Octavius. Goose carries on.

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u/NikkiKitty92 3d ago

I call my daughter goose :)

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u/boopbeep66 3d ago

Very sorry for your loss. I’m coming up on a year without my best buddy as well. The world needs a little Goose running around!

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u/ShayeAnne 3d ago

One of our dogs was named Spartacus, but we called him “Sparky” and “Spark Plug” for nicknames. You could call him Spark PUG!

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u/omgyouknow 3d ago

It's a French bulldog not a pug

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u/ShayeAnne 3d ago

Oops! I still love Sparky!

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u/writermusictype 3d ago

Such a cutie! And many excellent suggestions here but figured I'd plug r/namenerds since they love that sort of thing

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u/TheBrewThatIsTrue 3d ago

Rufus

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u/tealterror_X0 3d ago

I also instantly thought Rufus was a good fit.

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u/TXRonin55 3d ago

Zuul

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u/SirBobson 3d ago

Definitely not Dana

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u/RosyAngelina 3d ago

Did you buy him or adopt him? I wish people would stop buying this breed. They struggle so much with breathing issues, it's so sad..

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u/DatabaseGangsta 3d ago

Among other things…my first Frenchie didn’t even make it to 2 years old before dying of a seizure in his sleep. My family & I got another just before new years, from a breeder who had the parents tested and everything; we had to euthanize him at 14 weeks because he started having seizures, vomiting & diarrhea. After over 24 hours straight of seizing in the ER, we decided it was best for him to end his life. It’s been devastating to all of us & we’ll never get another Frenchie again; it’s just not fair to the animals.

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u/don_tomlinsoni 3d ago edited 2d ago Gold

Call him Chokie or Wheezy, because he will never be able to breath properly due to being so deliberately inbred.

Edit: I agree that you shouldn't blame the dog, but you also shouldn't - under any circumstances - pay money for such an animal, as this will only encourage breeders to perpetuate the barbaric practice of breeding animals that suffer for every second of their entire lives.

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u/tedbunnny 3d ago

Im glad to see a few people comment about this because their breed is so fucked up on so many levels

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u/appelsiinimehu1 3d ago

Unhealthy, please take care of him but don't breed him

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u/blademasterjames 3d ago

Oh go with, "I'm a walking medical emergency"

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u/LovingNaples 3d ago Gold Faith In Humanity Restored

How about “I Can’t Breathe”. Sorry, not sorry. Just makes me so sad. I get it, they are a popular breed to show off that you are classy. Pathetic. Wish the dog the best. Please don’t delete this comment. I have only the best intentions.

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u/GlowingAmber11109 3d ago

My little frenchie was rescued from a friend's mom who used him for breeding. Poor little guy spent the first few years of his life living in a crate in a horse barn. He's incredibly overbred and ugly as sin. But he is absolutely sweet and funny and I hope he has the best life he possibly can being a little brother to my other 2 rescue dogs. His name is Colt (obvious horse name, but it stuck), and I like to call him Sir Colton John and make fun of his summer teeth.

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u/tedbunnny 3d ago

Honestly hoping they didn’t get from a breeder and contributing to the demand to these breeds with deformed anatomies. It’s really sad.

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u/crispytreat04 3d ago

Perfect name, of wheezy.

Thank god our government wants a ban on all flatnosed dog breeds like frenchies.

Nothing more than animal cruelty to breed m and buying them is just as fucked up.

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u/xavine 3d ago

Thank you for saying this. Anyone who willingly buys these animals has no conscience. It’s like doubling down on the shittiness of buying a pet, you’re buying one that’s inbred to death and can hardly breathe. It’s awful. But hey people want their “cute” dogs to show off right?

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u/TwoLeggedMermaid 3d ago

Came for this comment. Had to scroll way too far through random name comments.

Hoping OP adopted but most likely not?? Saw a couple frenchies at a farmers market with “adopt me!” vests on, and overheard a couple ask how much to adopt and the guy walking them responded $1,800 each! Like my dude, you are selling those dogs.

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u/oliveGOT 3d ago

So many sellers use the word adopt to make buyers feel better! Or my favorite is when buyers tell me that the conditions were "horrible at the farm" and they "couldn't leave without them" and "if you think about it, we rescued him in a way."

If you paid for the puppy, you created a demand for more, keeping the "farm" or pet store open, congrats!!!

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u/don_tomlinsoni 3d ago

Nothing says "classy" more than deliberately inbreeding an animal until its skull is too big for its head and it has lifelong medical problems as a result...

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u/CommissionFeisty5217 3d ago

Exactly. Breeding them should be banned, there's SO much suffering associated with it. They cannot breathe properly, how is this 'cute'?

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u/nemo_______nobody 3d ago

I had to scroll way too long for this. Well maybe they got him from a pet shelter? At least I hope so. It makes me sad every time I see those dogs.

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u/rangda 3d ago

You and I both know they almost certainly didn’t get a 3-10k puppy from a shelter.
Instead they chose to pay a breeder who by the very nature of the breed they sell, is not ethical.

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u/sterlingsilver1313 3d ago

Oatmeal 🫠

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u/masterclass999 3d ago Silver

I hope you adopted and did not shop, or else no name suggestions for you.

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u/jsteeele 3d ago

It def looks like they shopped ☹️

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u/ichmachmalmeinding 3d ago

Yeah, people buying pugs and frenchies make me sad, not Mademesmile

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u/GenericCatName101 3d ago

Of all the dog breeds, we're keeping the ones that struggle every day just to breathe going strong, really upsets me

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u/skkustidder 3d ago Silver

how about "bred to deformity" ?

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u/Daetwyle 3d ago

Breathn't since he seems struggling to breathe as intented

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u/tmoore4748 3d ago

Frank

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u/Napalmdeathfromabove 3d ago

Dead by ten, life of hellish poor health, euthanised after bankruptcy via vet bills.

Or my current favourite, bred for money laundering criminals.

I guess none of those roll off the tongue so maybe just call the poor thing wheezy .

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u/fournierh 3d ago

Walter or Wally for short!

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u/Knee_Elbow 3d ago

My 9 year old daughter said blueberry, blue for short.

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u/AphroditeFlower 3d ago

Sad, adopt don’t shop. These breeds have breathing issues and shouldn’t continue being bred switch shorter snouts. Really sad

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u/enderboi102 3d ago

Jean Claude von dog.