In the early 1400s, Edward, Duke of York wrote a hunting and game guide that included a list of over a thousand "names for all manner of hounds."

Some good ones:

Cachefaste
Honeydewe
Symfonye
Garlik
Christabell
Terry
Havegoodday
Lewde
Rage
Crabbe
Beste-of-all
Pretyman
Pretiboy
Joliboye
Mercurye
Oribull
Brente

A paper including the list of names: academia.edu/44222801/THE_NAME

A copy of the manuscript at auction: christies.com/en/lot/lot-46546

My favourite name is Streccheforthe, suggested for greyhounds, because it shows that people are alike no matter what the time period is: "Who's a long boi? You're a long boi!"

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Medieval England: At least 25% of men are named William, John, or Richard, 50-70% have names that are among the top ten most popular.

Also medieval England: Here, have a list of 1000 dog names so you can keep track of your good boys.

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