We covered a lot of territory. We ran through fish names, Florida place names, Timucuan names, nautical names, names relative to his color, his size, etc.
We all agreed June would have been appropo for a female, but we just couldn't get our heads around it for a boy dog.
Somewhere around 11:00 pm, the list had shrunk to Ninja, Schooner, Scampi, Otter, and Gumbo.
Finally, I just said, "Emma, name this dog."
"Gumbo", she said, without a moment's hesitation.
"Yes!" We all exclaimed at once.
Introducing, "Gumbo" ...
... brother of "Bear".
By the way, we have retired the use of "runt" as pertains to this fine pup.
He is simply, wonderfully, sweetly "Gumbo".