Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hi! What's Your Name?

You all know my name is Zeva but you may not know why my Mom chose that name for me.

When my Mom and Dad first met me, they thought I was very pretty and very smart.  Ziva David, was the prettiest and smartest character (played by Cote dePablo on NCIS) they could think of.  So, I got named after her.... only we spell my name differently.

My sister's name is DixieLee.  She got her name because she is a Dixie Dog. A Dixie Dog is a dog that is rescued from high kill shelters in the South and brought North

My friends Bumo and Miu were named after the area their breeds originated.  Both breeds started in the Himalayan mountain region of Tibet so their Mom gave them Tibetian names.  Bumo means girl and Miu means doll and their names fit them well.

Our friend Beauregard is a very special dog so his Mom named him after her very first dog who was also very special.  Beauregard is a French word and means well regarded and handsome.  I think my friend is very handsome.

Fo, our cat guest blogger, was named by her human girl who liked the fairy tale Jack In The Beanstalk so she named a litter of kittens Fe, Fi, Fo and Fum.

There are lots and lots of ways to choose a name for a pet.

Lots of pets have people names or people nicknames.  Some of the most popular dog names are Max, Buddy and Charlie for boys and Bella, Lucy and Molly for girls.

Some favorite cat names are Tigger, Lucy and Molly.  Lots of cats are given names that reflect their appearance or personality.  Names like Shadow, Smoky and Midnight or Comet and Dash.

There are some things that might help people choose a good name.  First, pets respond better to names that have one or two syllables.  Some dogs, especially championship dogs, have really long names.  Their papers may say their name is His Royal Highness Reginald III, his humans probably call him Reggie.

Also it should be a nice name.  How embarrassing it would be to be playing at dog park with a bunch of new friends and have your human yell out "Come here Dog Breath"!  I would run away for sure.

People should choose a name that will grow with their pet.  Even if the puppy is the smallest of the litter, Tiny is not such a good name for a Great Dane or Newfoundland.

Since we are friends I'd love to know your name and how your humans chose it for you.

Your friend,


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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Zeva. Jack, Mike and Carol named our cat, Joshua, for Joshua Collins from Dark Shadows, who got turned into a cat by the witch, Angelique. Meeko is named for the raccoon in Pocahontas because his tail is striped like a raccoon. And Jasper got his name because my former roommate's mother was a geologist and we were thinking of a mineral. It sure did turn out to be a good name. Since then, I've found that Jasper is a popular dog name, too. In the movie, Rebecca, the dog was named Jasper, too. Since I saw this on your pawpalsboutique page on facebook, I'll share this there, too. Thanks for the explanation on Beauregard's and Bumo and Miu's names. I just saw this morning that Priya answered my daily card I've been sending her way.