Naming the First Pup

Americans weigh in with name suggestions for the Obamas' future dog.
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Nov 17, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

It’s probably safe to say Maverick (think John McCain) won’t be the Obama family’s first choice for a dog name. But Americans have plenty of name suggestions for the puppy that President-elect Barack Obama promised his daughters Malia and Sasha after his electoral victory.

Among the most popular name suggestions, according to an MSN-Zogby poll:

Hope
Lucky
Change
Snoopy
Buddy
Champ
Dog
Freedom
King
Liberty
Lincoln
Martin
Yes We Can

Other, less popular suggestions:

Abrahound Lincoln
Donut
Duffy
Economy
Momentum
Nomad
Oprah
Promise
Secretary of State
Tina Fey

As for the breed, 25 percent of respondents said the Obamas should get a mutt, and 15 percent suggested a golden retreiver. Forty-five percent weren’t sure.