And the Verdict Is...
Thank you for all the excellent name suggestions for the dog. It was a difficult process, but in the end, Peter came up with something that suits her, has meaning to us, and is practical.
The new dog reminds us a lot of Kodiak, both in size and some aspects of personality and appearance. They both share the same laid-back nature, the soulful eyes, floppy ears, and a general ability to elicit empathetic responses from people. It's nearly a sadness, but not quite.
In honour of Kodiak, Peter went in search of bear-related names. The pickings were slim, but he read about the myth involving Callisto, a nymph who was a companion of the goddess Artemis. Because of some hanky-panky involving Zeus and an unplanned pregnancy, Callisto got turned into a bear, and then, eventually sent up into the heavens in the bear-form of Ursa Major.
So her name is Callisto, or Callie for short. She seems to like it.