The puppy that we will be getting in a little less than two weeks has a registered name of TarSha's Manzanita Flame.
Neither of us are sold on calling him Flame, so I've been looking for other alternatives. Swahili for "flame" is "moto" which does nothing for me. I've tried looking for other African or Native American names for flame without any success.
Flame reminds me of the old mythical sacred firebird, the Phoenix, which was a favorite story of mine when I was a kid, so the name Phoenix is a possiblily.
A couple of dams on the sire's side have "…of Dune" in their name. Dune was a favorite science fiction series of mine way back when. One of the characters in the books is Duncan Idaho (the only one, in fact, who appears in all the books of the series). Both of us like the name Duncan.
So we currently have two contenders for a call name so far: Phoenix and Duncan.
Anyone have any other suggestions?