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Which name do you like better for a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?

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My husband and I would like to get a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and last night we discussed the idea of using a list of municipalities in Nova Scotia to find a name. We each found one on the list we liked. Which do you think makes a better name:

  • Argyle
  • Halifax
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Yay Akodo, you win the prize. Argyle was the name I liked ;). Seems most everyone else disagrees though :(. Maybe I'll strike a deal with my husband by telling him that if I get to name the first dog, he'll get to name the second dog! Haha, we'll see.
Argyle is a nice name. It comes with one issue though working dogs respond well to short single or double syllables really well. It might be a good idea to think about a different name for recall and quick responses because argyle takes a long time to say.
Argyle doesn't take a long time to say. Seems slightly better than Halifax for speed of saying it. Also, as for recall and quick responses, Ari comes to mind.
Hal-i-fax and Arg-y-le have the same amount of I don't see how that's a determining factor between the two choices. I also don't think 3 syllables is overly long for a dog's name.

Argyle is two syllables: Ar-gyle.
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Google "Define argyle" and it will show you how the syllables are split up.

As for naming after a symbol of the region, you mean like Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever? haha!
Maybe I'll ditch the Nova Scotia inspired names and go with a name inspired by my local region. I'm on the southern Oregon coast.
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