Musical dog names please
Hello, for something completely light hearted. We are going to be joined at the end of March by a puppy girl (cockapoo). Could you please suggest any music related names. Will appreciate your input and much obliged for taking the time.
"Signor Pizzicato" from Tubby the Tuba
If you ask this forum, you should be able to predict the answer:
As long as she’s a puppy, you could call her Treble.
How about Ben?
Dog names are a matter of personal taste and should be chosen according to the type of dog and to your preferences. Do you use the dog mostly for chamber music, solo or orchestra? If it is a warm dog it might benefit from a bright name. You really should bring the dog to your luthier and have him call it by different names to see how it reacts. I am guessing that the dog comes with natural guts? Some people would suggest that you replace them with synthetics because of instability, but I think you will find that gut stability will increase once the guts are broken in. And try to avoid high tension leash - it can choke some dogs.
Not so clearly music related, or cute or funny like Rosin and Treble (I love both!), but I'd like to suggest Alma, after Alma Mahler. On the other hand, "Alma" means "soul" in Spanish, but it's also the word for the violin's soundpost, so in Spanish the soundpost is the violin's soul.
@ Bo Pontoppidan: That's great advice! It's all in the setup. In some dogs, tightening the collar or shortening the tailpiece, can bring some nasty howlings.
You are all a fabulous and funny bunch! Thank you!! And no, I have not asked my teacher ??
"In some dogs, tightening the collar or shortening the tailpiece, can bring some nasty howlings."
In the film "Amadeus" Mozart's wife called him "Wolfy." That might suit your dog. Or how about "Amadeus?"
My childhood violin teacher had a hyperactive toy poodle named "Scherzo."
My dog produces a shrill, nasal howl whenever I play within earshot.
You could call it Rémi.... like in Do Ré Mi... or Lasi, or Sol !
I had an Iguana named "Django" and think it could work for a dog as well.
Toot? Tootlina or Tootashia for a female.
“Viola” is also a person’s name!
How about Dogolin?
My boss’s dog is Gigi or Geegee. I think that’s a cute name, and it’s a musical note.
Cockapoo puppy? Vivace. Or, given most popular activity, Rondo.
Da Capo? Since they love to play the same little games again and again - and for nonmusical people you could claim him to be of old Cockapoo aristocracy (like Ernesto Eduardo II. da Capo)
Alma maehler? She was not a musician!
How about “Melody”? (Or Mel for a shorter version)
"Alma maehler? She was not a musician!"
My father's dachshund back in Prague was called Waldi, which gave me the idea as achild that there was something canine about Vivaldi. Probably won't do for an English speaking country though.
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We had a bird (sun conyer) that we called Tango; could work for a dog.
What about TUTTI, as dogs are pack animals too
I actually have, as registered names, a Caprice and a Toccata, the letter goes by Amber ;)
Ask your teacher. Also, shoutout to Bo for that great answer. I have never tried the natural guts, and I heard they were pretty unstable, so I would personally just use my preferred synthetics, by the way...
Synthetic dogs? Would they be Dominant? Could they be trained?
If it's "a real dog," you could go with "Cecilio." It sounds refined, but also very satisfying to yell.
According to many, Cecilio is only appropiate for a Dog Shaped Animal (DSA).
Edward - My preferred brand is actually Evah Pirazzi Greens, but I am going to test Dogal Capriccios in the future. Or I could try the Vivaldis, they're "synthetic gut" and some on this site have claimed that they are quite similar to the natural guts... I'll have to see.
My dog's name is Treble. I do like that "scherzo" for a little hyper dog. Melody or harmony. Crotchet?
Hope the creature has a name by now...wonder what Melinda chose...
How about Maestro or Maestra?
Czardas? Bass? Dot? Allegro? Andante (walking, get it? Yeah, it's bad...), um... yeah, I suck at this.
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