Hey! We are getting a new puppy soon as well! (Oct 27) She is a lab (our 2nd - our first in my profile pic was the best dog ever to grace the planet - we lost her in May at age 13). She's from british field lab stock on both sides and the breeder specializes in gun dogs, but my husband isn't a hunter so she won't be used for retrieving in that sense. Probably just retrieving dummies in our pond for fun. Anyhow, I digress.
We had trouble coming up with a name too, and also needed two syllables. Some of the names we were throwing around were Olive (as in black olive, in case we went with a black lab), Ivy, Gypsy (like the Stevie Nicks song), Darby (Darby O'Gill) and Darcy (as in, Mr.). Yes, these were all for a female, ha ha. I'd like to say Arwen and Eowyn were in the running, but I got shut down hard on those. The name we decided on is Finley, or Finn for short. It means "Fair Hero" or "Fair Warrior" (Irish). She'll be a yellow lab, so it works.
Good luck with your decision!!
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
Karen, Scott, our daughers (6 and 9), and Finley (Finn) the wonder lab.
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