Maximus - because I was ten years old, thought gladiator was the coolest thing I had ever seen, and he was a rescued fighting dog.
Sage - because I found her abandoned in the sagebrush outside of Lander and am not a creative man.
Grizzly - A massive Shepard mix that I found running around on the Flathead Rez at the base of the mission mountains. The name fit her perfectly but was in retrospect a terrible idea because there are actually grizzlies all over the area so it's not a great word to be shouting in the woods.
Some of my buddies have great dog names:
Eve - a lab who is always eating things she shouldn't be eating.
Gus - a trapline helper who is named after Caven's "Gusto" lure.
My wife named our draht "Jago" after a river on the north coast of Alaska where we spent several months in a tent.
He and my daughter are thick as thieves - as long as she doesn't sprout feathers or a fur coat I suppose...
Our new GSP puppy.
It came down to Dixie or Gracie
Dixie because my wife and I are from the south
And Gracie because if we had a daughter her name would have been grace
Originally settled on Dixie the first day but after spending some time with her Gracie fit her better