I have a hunting buddy who just purchased a puppy from me. He has hunted over all of my Golden's and his favorite was my first dog named Ruby. Ruby was a small 45# budle of energy who never quit in the field. Fast forward a few years. I kept a pup I named Roxy out of Ruby. I kept a pup Reba out of Roxy. Reba had a litter and my buddy purchased a pup out of her litter and asked if he could name that dog Ruby! I said absolutely, I am honored he is going to keep those memories alive. Looking forward to hunting over that girl in the years to come. By the way I also have a pup from Reba, her name is Randi. Yes I know "R's" but I like a name you can yell in the field. Anybody else have a particular dog name that has sentimental value to you? How do you name your dogs?