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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 25, 2008
Family Building
Posted at 10:07 AM


Been thinking real hard on the topic of “adding another dachshund to the mix.”

Just might be time to get Gary a little brother.

A “black and tan.” Oh yeah, and, “smooth coat.”

I’ve got a couple names picked out, but wanted to hear what all you ruffians might think a good name for Gary’s brother might be. Leave a comment. Take a shot. Help us out, here, people.

Been thinking on this one for some time, and man, when the time comes, we are going doxie shopping.

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JUST TO RUIN YER DAY: Never yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater.

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When I lived in Africa, my parents had a short-haired, copper-brown miniature dachshund named Penny. I had a dachshund named Fuji and an australian cattle-dog named Kodak. Corny names, awesome dogs - huge personalities. How about Boris or Zack for Gary’s new bro.

Posted by: Jono on 02/26/08 at 5:17 AM

Good decision to get a little brother to Gary; a guy needs a buddy and he’ll train the little critter for you!

Names? In the “G” category, Gunner, Gumby, Grover, Gomer…..

German boy names: Audi, Baxter, Blitz, Einstein, Frank (many Franklin), Jaeger, Martin, Otto, Wolfgang.

Simple Names: Teddy, Ike, Archibald (Archie)….

Posted by: mamma d. on 02/26/08 at 7:14 AM

I am partial to:

- Longdog (er, not Longdong)
- Harry
- Rocket
- Dude (i.e. The Dude)
- Shithead (from “The Jerk”)

Posted by: Cameron Barrett on 02/26/08 at 7:19 AM

Special place in hell for dog owners who force costumes on their best friend…

Posted by: Hottois on 02/26/08 at 7:31 AM

I found your site last year, via coudal.com and I instantly become Gary’s fan.
Have you saw this site for some possible name?

Posted by: Sergio Israelson on 02/26/08 at 7:37 AM

What about the name Coleman. or Busey

Posted by: Topher on 02/26/08 at 10:55 AM


Posted by: cory on 02/26/08 at 11:17 AM

though i’m a believer you really have to meet the dog first to get a sense of WHO they are…. i could see a black and tan named VINNIE.


Posted by: todd on 02/26/08 at 11:56 AM
Posted by: Jackie on 02/26/08 at 12:08 PM

I’ve always went by the philosophy that you should see/meet/get the dog first and then find the right name…maybe it has a unique personality that a certain name just fits. My first dog, a beagle, thought he was quite intelligent so he was named Zipwell Smart (after Maxwell Smart). But if you’re looking for ideas for a short, smooth, dark, german dog then Lowenbrau would be a fine name.

Posted by: Mark on 02/26/08 at 12:51 PM


Posted by: MC on 02/26/08 at 1:41 PM

1. Oscar Meyer Draplin
2. Jimmy Dean Draplin
3. Johnsonville
4. Geraldo
5. Carl
6. Chuck
7. Leonard
8. Bruce
9. Terry

Posted by: GK on 02/26/08 at 1:50 PM

Brutus or Crumb

As a dog owner, we all know a hounds are rarely if ever called by their name. Usually it is some deviation of the OG that is uttered. Gotta think down the line on that bitch.

Art Brut
Master Crumb

good luck

Posted by: Justin on 02/26/08 at 2:08 PM

Name this dog MOOSE.

Posted by: Ryan Shaw on 02/26/08 at 2:45 PM

Name him Snidley.

Posted by: are jay on 02/26/08 at 3:54 PM

How about:
- Ken
- Barry (& gary)
- Farquhar
- Algernon
or my personal favorite “Aubrey” but that maybe better for the hulking great Rhodesian Ridgeback I’m getting.

I did have two cats named Kate and DulpiKate… only slightly trumped by my friends dobermanns called Pete and Repete. I’m not kidding.

Posted by: Ben Lewis on 02/26/08 at 4:44 PM

you could always go with Ace. Ace and Gary the ambiguously gay duo. Frank. Fast Eddie. Schnitzel. just a few names to ponder. good luck finding a sitter for 2 dogs.

Posted by: derek d on 02/26/08 at 5:10 PM

1. Alowishus
2. Marty
3. Jackson

Posted by: Jake on 02/26/08 at 6:48 PM

hmm a little brother for Gary…names that come to mind are


Posted by: Mark on 02/26/08 at 8:02 PM

what about straight up?

irish - black and tan
or Styk, that way you can yell at me when I pee on the carpet.

Posted by: styk on 02/26/08 at 8:06 PM

what about straight up?

irish - black and tan
or Styk, that way you can yell at me when I pee on the carpet.

PS maybe Sam, Ben or maybe a shitty client you had…

good luck

Posted by: styk on 02/26/08 at 8:08 PM

okay one more from the Stykhousehold, Mamma Styk (Ann) says Joe and she also agrees with Momma D, Frank

Posted by: styk on 02/26/08 at 8:16 PM

Shit, promise this is the last one from Stykville, my son Ivan (4 yrs old) says:




Posted by: styk on 02/26/08 at 8:21 PM

Lots of “twice”

- twice the amount of vet bills
- twice the amount of barking… which is really like quadruple the amount if he’s like Gary
- twice the amount of love
- twice the amount of cuddles
- twice the amount of dog shit to pick up.

If you need to really experience what a 2 dog household is like, come on over.

Posted by: vtlogcabin on 02/26/08 at 9:26 PM

Has a nice ring, and makes for a good lil’ bro.

Posted by: Bry on 02/26/08 at 10:35 PM

Steve. Definitely Steve. Or Dirtbike.

Posted by: Pablo's Nachos on 02/26/08 at 11:28 PM


Posted by: bisters on 02/27/08 at 4:56 AM

1. Hotus (pronounced like otis) - applies to female or male models
2. Larry
3. Skip

Posted by: Billy on 02/28/08 at 6:53 AM


Posted by: Annie on 02/29/08 at 2:38 PM

Clinton Filmore Draplin.

Clint for short.


“Goddamn it, Clint”


Williston Atkinson Draplin


“Goddamn it, Will”
Slick Willi

Posted by: eric on 03/12/08 at 8:11 PM

Indiana of course. It goes with Gary.

Come to think of it, you’d likely wind up shortening it to “Indy,” which also goes nicely with “Gary,” and puts one in mind of Sean Connery saying “We named the dog Indiana.”

Posted by: c on 03/14/08 at 2:40 PM
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