That is the name Mom and Dad gave me but not before Scruffy (seriously?) and Skeeter (ugh!) were ruled out. Okay, I’ll cut Mom some slack on Scruffy. Immediately upon finding me she took me to Petsmart for a bath and some light grooming and she had to give them a name or they wouldn’t take me. I looked pretty scruffy that day so that’s what the girl and Mom decided on.

After watching me bounce around for a couple days, Mom and Dad realized I was a noodle-head. Silly as can be. My breed, assumed to be Schnauzer/Poodle aka Schnoodle. Put em together and there you have it – Noodle the Schnoodle.

Mom and Dad NEVER call me by my full name, though. Instead, I have to be on guard at all times for one of these gems:

Noodle Doodle



Noods (I hate when Dad calls me this!)




Noopy Noo

Noopy Nooperstein (My jewish roots!)

Nooples (gah!)


Noodly Doodly

Noopy Poopy (just don’t)

Noodle Kadoodlehopper

Stick Legs

Little Man

Noodle Strudel

and finally….

Noodle Kugel (my Aunt Perry calls me that!)

I’m sure there are more but how many can you expect me to remember off the top of my head?

RARELY, do I ever get called Noodle.

My questions for you: how did you get your name and what nicknames do you have? Don’t be shy!


About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Wow! You sure have a lot of nicknames, Noodle! So cool!

    As you know, I have a kitty named Samantha. I often call her ‘Saman,’ ‘Samanch,’ or ‘Little Lemur.’

    On the other hand, my friends call me ‘Puppy’ (duh), or ‘Puppers.’ I admit…not nearly as exciting as yours!

    Cheers! -Puppy and Saman


  2. colinandray says:

    Hi Noodly Doodly – I was named after Ray Charles but my Dad is always calling me Buddy. One lady thought my name was Buddy! Woof! Ray.

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  3. colinandray says:

    Ok ……….. Noopy Doopy. 🙂

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  4. Well my story isn’t as cute as yours (!) but apparently after my Mom and Dad’s last kitty went to the Bridge, they waited a while to go to the shelter to look for another kitty. Mom told Dad HE could choose a name for whatever kitty they would adopt and he said he liked the name “Sam” or “Sammy”……..Mom said OK and that was that! As for nicknames…..I have a LOT of them……some of them rather embarrassing (you know how humans are)….my favorites are “Squeezy”, “Samster”, and “Doll Baby” (see what I mean about embarrassing???).

    Hugs, Sammy

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  5. that are super cute names, I would like it when my staff would give me such cute names… they call me THE MOLE sometimes…that’s unfair, huh?


  6. wagsahoy says:

    BOL! This is great! It’s the same phenomenon here! My name was originally “Gunner,” which my forever Mama and Papa were not big on. They were going to call me “Günther” originally to stay close to my previous name, and with a nod to my breed’s German origin, BUT went with Gilligan after seeing it in a list of possible names. That said, Papa has recently made a concerted effort to ACTUALLY call me “Gilligan” here and there, because I’m usually just called “Weens.” We have a whole list of nicknames on a piece of paper on the fridge, and have been gearing up for a post JUST like this one at some point soon. *wags* – Gilligan from


  7. Genis says:

    Well, I started out as Ikey. Quite a decent name I think. Then Mom started calling me Spike because all the hair on my head was sticking up due to a bad fur-do. Then my Bro started calling me Spyker (Afrikaans for Nail) and no, I have no idea what that was about. Dad decided to name me Genis after a character in an Afrikaans soapie who also has bushy eyebrows *wiggle, wiggle*. Nowadays I am officially known as Genis, but in private the whole family calls me Padda (Afrikaans for Toad) – hopefully this name will disappear once I reach my target weight.

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  8. When my parents adopted me, my name was Sammie. Considering mom’s name is Samantha, they wanted to change it but couldn’t agree on a different name. After days and weeks went by, they just left it how it is! I’m glad – I was already so used to it.

    As far as nicknames are concerned, I don’t have nearly as many as you. Mine are Pretty Girl, Pretty Thing, and Stinky, but I also answer to my sister’s nickname – Froutie (pronounced: fruity) – mostly because I want all the attention!

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  9. Did i know your mom’s name was Samantha like mine??? So cool! Mom and Dad call Khia stinkums bc her heiny does gross things *snicker*


  10. Hi Noodle! I know all about having lots of nicknames – my real name is Kona but my people mostly call me Baloney Head. I kinda like the name Noodle because it is FOOD! Yum.

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  11. Hi Noodly Doodly! My “Christened” name is Lexington Barbeque. I was named after a BBQ joint in NC. It was kinda’ scary when I found that out. I worried someone would try to eat me. For safety reasons, I am just called Lexi. Sometimes I am called The Lexmeister, The Lexter, Lexipro (by my friend where my Mom used to work), or, by my Dad, The Little One. Oh, and I don’t dig anymore, but I want to go to China too. Are either of you diggers anywhere near Tennessee?

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    • That’s quite a name! I just told someone else about the time mom said she was cooking noodles and I feared for my life. It’s rough having a food-related name! I think we’re a little far from Tennessee – we’re in Florida! I guess we need to work a second tunnel into our route so we can pick you up!

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      • Well, we are in southeast Tennessee, real close to Georgia where I was born. So maybe it isn’t too far. Please keep digging, and I can try to give you exact coordinates into my dog lot when you are ready. maybe I can get my big brother, Riley, a pit/lab mix, to help dig. He has big claws. But he hates to get his feet dirty…

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      • Hmph, must be a big dog thing. They have all the muscle and do none of the hard work! My sister is a pit/bull mastiff mix and she would never dig!


  12. colinandray says:

    Hey guys! Any chance that you could tunnel under the US border and into Ontario? It has to be a big tunnel though ‘cos I’m …………… well……….. quite big!

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  13. Wait! I heard some people eat dogs in other countries. I don’t want to be eaten. See earlier comment. I think I will stay home. You guys have a good time. Happy travels, and stay skinny so no one wants to eat you. (I have plenty of meat on my bones – no, I didn’t say I was fat!)


  14. […] 10) Do you have a nickname if so what is it and why? That’s funny! I just did a whole post on this very subject:  What’s in a name? […]


  15. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-yow Noodle yur name is pawsum! Iss yur Aunty Jewish?? Beecause noodle kugel iss a Jewish dish…..mmmmmm……
    Ok mee die-gressed….Mee wass ferst named ‘Tigs’ butt mee HATED that name an wood not answer to it. 😉 When mee met LadyMum end of Novemburr shee called mee Dharth (as inn Dharth Vader) beecause mee wass so naughty. Then shee reealized that Dharth wass the short form of SIDDHARTHA which iss her fave East Indian man’ss name….(LadyMum used to bee Buudhist). So Dharth beecame Siddhartha an since mee iss part Burmese mee iss royale so mee wass given thee titull ‘Purrince’. Then LadyMum an Jon-Man (her X) gave mee thee middle name Henry aftur hiss deerly deeparted tuxie boy Henry Two Sockss….
    So mee iss ‘Purrince’ Siddhartha Henry 🙂
    Mee nickienamess are: Dhartha; Purrince; Dharth Vader an Littul Man (like you) an Thunder Pawss!!!
    Funny how thee Hu’Manss give us so many namess…..mew mew mew woof!
    Luv Siddhartha Henry ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Yes, my Aunt and Mom are both Jewish hehe. I love your name and your nicknames, especially Thunder Paws!!! That’s what it sounds like when Jamison bats me in the head – thunder!

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Mew that iss so cool Noodle….wee figured sumone was Jewish sayin Kugel 😉
        LadyMum sayss that iss THEE ONLEE Jewish fing she can make, mew mew mew…
        An yess mee iss a ‘Thunder Pawss’ when mee zoomss round the apartmint full pelt…
        Mee iss sorry Jamieson usess his ‘thunder paw’ on yur head…mee wood not do that to you!!!!
        **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxx

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      • Ohhhh! My grandpa’s cats have those kind of thunder paws!!! They are VERY loud when they run. You’re a good man, Siddhartha! Much better than Jamison 🙂

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  16. Nylabluesmum says:

    Deer Noodle ‘thunder pawss’ should ONLEE bee for runnin, not fur hertin doggiess heads…do you want mee to have a mew/werd with Jamieson???
    Luv an *nose bumpss* Siddhartha Henry xxxxxx

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  17. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you if wee could vizit wee could play nice together an mee not even smackypaw or bite you!
    Iss 9 reelly old?? Khia iss berry purrty!
    Luv Purrince Siddhartha ❤ ❤

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    • I don’t think 9 is very old. If so, Mya is ancient because she’s 14! Khia said to tell you, thank you. You can come visit me anytime, buddy 🙂

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Mee-you mee not fink 9 iss old eether!! An Mya doess not look that age at all…
        Mee Aunty Mingflower lived to bee 18 1/2 yeerss old which iss 92 in human yeerss!
        Aunty Nylablue lived to bee allmost 14 yeerss old so she wass in thee human 70’ss.
        Mee iss so young iss hard to count so high 😉
        Mee bee rite over! Wanna play tag??
        Luv Siddhartha Henry ❤ ❤

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      • I LOVE TAG! Just please don’t tag me by biting my leg or riding me like a horse. That’s what Jamison does and I don’t like it. Then again, if you do it, I know you don’t mean any harm….unlike him.

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  18. Nylabluesmum says:

    No bitey bitess here an sirtainlee NO ridin you like yur a horsey! Now mee lived with horseyss at thee farm an they are luvly butt they are meant to have riderss…yur a distinguisshy doggie an should bee treeted with reespect!
    mee will just tap you with mee paw AN NO CLAWSS!!! 😉
    Luv Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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  19. corkscot says:

    Sidney was named after my best friend’s Scottie Sidney, Shelby came with her name from rescue, and Sophie was a name that I always liked. My mothers’ mother was Sophie. We all have names that start with the letter S.

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  20. Hey Noodle. nice of you to drop by and say hi….I like all your nick names….one that mom calls me and I could just yess to my ancestors when she does id…”Shokers Wild.” It reminds me of a stupid game show…luckily she doesn’t call me that very often…hehe



  21. So cute! The best noods ha! 🙂

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  22. […] few of our new blog friends – Noodle and Kona – have similar stories. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who does this… […]

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