New Dog has an actual name, and that name is Sooty.
As Jane and I are both terrible lefty Guardian readers with a mortal fear that we might be called racists whilst tramping around the woods shouting out the word "Sooty!" at random, we think it might be kinder to give him a new name.
Some names have already come to mind, such as "Klaxon", which came from this here tweet; and "Fiver", short for the worst thing that we could possibly shout out in public with a dog, for eg "Fiver To See My Bumhole".
Also, "Sonny" and "Scooter" and "Titch", which are all too sensible.
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