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Well, Flushy is pretty different. My favorite "different" name on this forum is Toughynutter. The strangest name I've heard comes from the AHBA forum and that is Wench.

Last year we had a thread going that asked, "How did you choose your basset's name?" It went on for some time, lots of good stories and lots of good and sometimes strange names.

How did Flushy get his/her name?
 

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I think gsally is right. Flushy and toughynutter are some pretty unique names. We just adopted a dog named Breezy. Not sure why her previous owners named her that since she doesn't have any obvious gas problems that I can tell.

I have yet to hear anyone name their basset this but I think Hoover would be a great basset name (or Eureka if its a girl). Perhaps one day when I can have more than 3 bassets I can have a Hoover and a Eureka.
 

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well flushy got her name because the guy who owned her worked as a janitor and my dad always calls him timmy toilet so we were goin 2 get the asset hound off him and the basset was goin 2 be a boy and named flush but instead we got a girl and named her flushy!! and i like the babybutt name!!
 

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I did a quick internet search for 'Strange dog names' and came up with a short list:

Al Poochino
Bad Debt
Bob Barker
Captain Happy
Daytona DeBasset
Dobi Won Kanobi
Fraidy
Gorbe Chow
Ker Plop
Kermudgen
Liberace
Merry Christmas
Puppy Lepew
Recount
Rip Van Beagle
Twit
Whacker
Why Not
Woopsie
 

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I once knew a Basset named Earwig, but I think hands-down the strangest name was a Pug named Toadspit.
 

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There was a dog in my husband's neighborhood growing up and his name was 'Sex'. No joke.
 

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Hardly anu weird names near me.... but there is a Basset who comes and stays in my town in his family's holiday cottage every now and again and his name is Hoover, because he has always sucked up everything in sight from being a puppy... and he's now an elderly gentleman!
 

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In our family we name our dogs after fictional characters. In the past we've had:

Chewie the Boxer (from Star Wars)
Leia the Pug (from Star Wars)
Willow the Pug (from Buffy)
Oz the Schnauser (from Buffy)
Colossus the Chihuahua (from X-Men)
River the Chug (from Firefly)
Jasper the Lab (from Twilight)
Sookie the Chihuahua (from True Blood)
Priya the cat (from Dollhouse)

and now our little basset is Whiskey (from Dollhouse).

The strangest name I've ever known was my aunts old shihtzu named "Phreak". LOL
 

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Being BIG Ohio State fans we named out Basset Woodrow Hayes...Woody Hayes....but he answers more to Mama's Baby Woody....:)
 

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My in-laws once had a dog they just called Puppy. Apparently couldn't come up with a name for him.
 

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My in-laws once had a dog they just called Puppy. Apparently couldn't come up with a name for him.
That reminds me. My husband and I had a friend in high school who named their cat C-A-T and their dog D-O-G saying each letter. It was pretty funny.
 

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basset was goin 2 be a boy and named flush but instead we got a girl and named her flushy!!
FWIW on the set of duke of hazzard life size dupplicate ie basset crash dummy stand in for the basser hound "flash" that was dubed "flush" by cast and crew.

My favorite "different" name on this forum is Toughynutter
Totally appropriate for a hunting dog that was petrified of going outside as a puppy. Sort of a self estemme booster, Nothing would get him more incensed than when some one referred to him as Tuffy which is oviously a name suitable only for a toy poddle.

I am also proud of the dog name prior to toughynutter a sweet female by the name of "sunngleupagainstup" said real fast an you will get the sesame street insperation. And the best basset name that never was, was the one I came up with for my mother's dog. A rescue with the previous names of Miss Mooosley and Miss Mosely. Since her previous dogs name wash zephyr see whas looking for a wind inspired name begining with the letter "M" and settled on the rather mundane they call the wind "Mariah" rather than the more personality appropriate "Monsoon" I suggested.
 

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I guess some of my Bassets' names have been unusual, but I got used to them:

Kermit the Dog
Spot
Mouse
Rainbow
Deela
Vina
Curry
Watson
 
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