So far the names in the lead are:
Clark (for my favorite movie Christmas Vacation)
Walter (Walter is our favorite weatherman and we got puppy right during an unheard of arctic blast. Ever try housebreaking a puppy in the snow? In the middle of the night?)
Lil Dude has informed me that his name is Wiley.
And he says hello. And he also says that he would like one of you to talk Mom out of giving him the bath she's been talking about all morning.