[name]Kira[/name], that’s right! Cute!
My favorite girl’s name is also [name]Lydia[/name]! I love its simple elegance and exquisite melody. I’ve got other, braver favorites, but I’m pretty content with the classics for the most part - [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Genevieve[/name], [name]Emmeline[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Catherine[/name], [name]Cecily[/name], [name]Jane[/name], and the list goes on…
I think [name]Springer[/name] Spaniels are so sweet, yet they have a distinguished, serious look about them that I’m really attracted to. But, because I’m still a college student, my hope of getting one won’t become a reality for a bit. I tried, with no success, to convince my mom to get another puppy over [name]Christmas[/name]. We even found the perfect little guy - but, alas, no pup for the holidays! I take pet naming very seriously, but I’ve only gotten to name one of our dogs thus far…
When I was a baby, my parents had Beechwood, a [name]Golden[/name] Retriever. He was aptly named for our street - how creative.
Then, when I was eight and living in [name]England[/name], we got our first Bernese Mountain Dog. My parents decided to name him after a Belgian beer, Hoegaarden. We called him Hogie, and we lost him in 2007 to a neurodegenerative disease.
When we got back from [name]England[/name] when I was eleven, we got another Bernese. Again, my parents decided to continue the beer trend, and named him after a Czech beer, Budvar. We called him, most creatively, [name]Buddy[/name] or [name]Bud[/name]. We lost him in 2007 as well, to an aggressive and rare cancer.
Two years ago, we rescued our third Bernese. Again, much to my chagrin, my parents decided to continue the beer trend. Because our dog was born in Australia, they chose an Australian beer, [name]Cooper[/name]. We call him Coopsy-Coo - a pet psychic told my mom he likes it! Ha! Anyway, I think his name is rather boring, and it really bothers me.
Finally, we got our fourth Bernese - my baby, who will be turning two in [name]March[/name]! Anyway, this time, I put my foot down and chose a name well before we picked him up. But, my family couldn’t pick a name and we ended up calling him “[name]Baby[/name]” for about two weeks. Finally, we named him [name]Findlay[/name], after a farmers’ market - [name]Findlay[/name] Market - in our city. He is [name]Fin[/name], [name]Fin[/name]-[name]Fin[/name], Finny, or Finnis, though my dad calls him [name]Phineas[/name] on occasion, too.
For this puppy I wanted to get over [name]Christmas[/name], I chose [name]Sawyer[/name] as his name, not immediately realizing that [name]Fin[/name] and [name]Sawyer[/name] is just like [name]Huckleberry[/name] [name]Finn[/name] and [name]Tom[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name]. I chose [name]Sawyer[/name] after a special riverfront park in my city, [name]Sawyer[/name] Point - I have fond memories of that place as a child.
I know [name]Findlay[/name] isn’t the most creative name, but it is significant to us, and he just IS the name! Okay, so there you have the entire history of my pet names, well the dogs at least. [name]Way[/name] more than you needed to know!
Anyway, now that it is officially February, I am wishing you the best of luck in your TTC efforts! Goodnight