UPDATE! Name my Foster Boys!

They are here! they are so sweet but very timid, so its hard to get a good picture, but i tried! We are going to foster 2 BRAT boys from Indiana. They are 1 1/2 years old and at their previous home they did not have names! 😞 We decided on Buckeye for the red and Cole for the black, they just fit them..


3 cheers for you, fostering two boys who obviously need a lot of love!

Anne in Tampa

I like all the names…too tough to choose. If you name one Buckeye (since they are being fostered in Ohio), you could name the other Hoosier (since they are from Indiana). 😃


Cole, Dylan, Noah, Toby, Blake, and Neeko…
I have a nephew named Cole and a brother in law named Niko (Greek). We have good friends named Dylan, Noah, and Blake. And my family dog's puppy was named Toby. hahaha... You picked popular names. I like the names- but you have to see the dog first. Noah might not be the best if you plan to use the word "No" as a disciplinary term. Post pics so we can see what they look like!! 🙂 I want to foster ALL of them!!

After Alex's antics as a puppy, I've always said I'd name the next two Beavis & Butthead.

Well if you like buckeye you could name the other hawkeye – oh sorry that's Iowa. 🙂


They are 1 1/2 years old and don't have names? That's one of the saddest things I've ever heard. They will need strong, joyful names that let them know they are loved. I just came across the name Noor again - it means light, but I think it's usually used for a female. (Queen Noor was married to the last King of Jordan. She was an American born woman. Really interesting biography.)

agilebasenji- i know its really sad.. they were in the paper as free puppy- pretty sure from a BYB that never sold them and just wanted to get rid of them.. but she never named them.. shows how much they were cared for.. but i am picking them up tommorrow and they will be taken care of from now on.. good suggestion to give them strong names.. i have to see them to help name them..

Okay, well the book I'm currently reading (Thousand Splendid Suns, but the author of the Kite Runner. And if you haven't read KR, you should.) had a little boy in it named Noor, so maybe it works for both sexes.

I like Buckeye since it's got a bit of a story behind it. Not sure for the other one though…maybe Ohio? :p

You could always name them Brutus and Buckeye.

I vote for Bananna Hand and Knute.

How about buckeye and chestnut - they'd be named the same then (horse-chestnut is another name for buckeye) 🙂

I know this is cheesey but..how about Crockette & Tubbs 😃 😃 (for all you 80s kids!)

Boys doing any better?
Give them a belly rub for me.
Take care!

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