|My Lovely Gran with my Rottie - Sultan|
I guess I could never use the same name for 2 dogs in my life time, but lots do. My Grandmother called both her Rough collie and her Sheltie years later "Sandy," and a L/C I sold from my first litter was to be Jet number 5! I've had a Mikey would I use Mickey? Finlay would I use Flynn or Blade - Blaze etc? Maybe I would as I have used Nikki and Nico - Louis and Loki, which are similar but of course a few years apart.
I'd love a name that has something to do with George, but not
I also need to think about the sound of the name as well as it's meaning. I like Remi, but calling it could it get confused by the canine ear with Sammi? The same with Zito and Ziva, especially as I shorten Ziva to Zee, and that would be my problem with "Lewis" it may get shortened to "Lou" and that would definitely not work! I don't mind shortening some names, but object to others, shortening Sammi of course is punishable be death! The meaning of names is quite important. "Raff" another name that appeals to me means Red Wolf - now that's nice and unusual unless you watch Holby city!
My other issue is how other will pronounce the name, I never expected the hassle that I get with Loki, even last night I found myself correcting someone, politely of course. Though what I want to say is, "it not fecking Lockey .. it's Loki, Norse god of trickery and mischief, and have you not watched the bloody films?" But I don't!
|Kiri McTavish and Louis (Lou)|