We've been thinking renaming our pup, too. 7month old male and, sorry Aquagirl but his name is currently Buster. He makes a great Buster now, but don't think it'd fit him when he's older. Already seems like he'll outgrow it. As for changing a dogs name, it's done all the time with greyhounds, sometimes up to 5 or 6 years old. You simply call the dog with both names for a while and then drop the unwanted name. My boy doesn't really respond too well to "Buster" so thinking it won't be much of a problem for him to learn not to respond to a new name. Thinking of Cooper.