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A name that starts with "No"

We started trying to think of a name for our new 8-week old puppy almost as soon as we got word from the breeder that she was born. After a lot of names considered, our family settled on "Nova&...
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How to select a name that the cat will learn quickly and enjoy hearing?

Cats' hearing is fundamentally different from humans'. What makes for a name that a cat would easily recognize? Specific sounds? Combinations? Rhythm? Length?
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Is there a way to "change" the name of my dog? [duplicate]

I want to change my dog's name because back then, I somehow liked it. but now I think it is too hard to pronounce. If it's possible, how hard will it be? I know that changing the name is instant, but ...
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Could a dog (hypothetically) respond to two names?

Often, when playing with my puppy, I interchangeably use his name with labels, such as "good boy" and other various lovable labels - I just can't resist my dog's adorableness. ;) I call my ...
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Can I rename a dog I get from a shelter?

I’m looking into adopting an adult dog from a shelter. As I’m looking through some of the ones available, I’m not always thrilled with the names they are given. Is it possible to rename a dog so that ...
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Should cats be given names which end with a vowel?

I have a veterinary book that states the name given to a cat should end with a vowel. The paragraph in which I read this is here: Naming your new pet should be fun and involve the entire family. ...
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Can you teach a dog a new name?

What approaches and evidence is there that you can teach a dog a new name? I am looking for specific techniques and sources that validate such claim.
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