Dog names

Jun. 16th, 2009 06:10 pm
myblackeyedfire: (Wolf of mirth)
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My parents are getting a Belgian Tervuren dog on Thursday. They are thinking of calling him Remus. I have logged enough hours in Harry Potter fandom to find the name full of odd connotations. There is also the matter of his mythological brother Romulus. I proposed some other name alternatives:
  • Farley, as in Farley Mowat
  • Felix, meaning happy or lucky
  • Sasha, more Russian but I like how our cat's name sounds with it: Vasya and Sasha
  • Alex, the Greek version, Alexandros, means 'defender or helper of men'
  • Tomi or Tomas
  • Nico
  • Remy or Raimi if my parents really like how 'Remus' sounds and don't mind the Army of Darkness reference. 
He's a seven month-old boy with a sweet and even temperament and a golden coat that will darken with maturity. His owner has been calling him Golden Boy for the time being. Like other dogs of his breed, he's very intelligent and calls to mind a somewhat fluffier, perkier German Shepherd.

If you've other names to suggest, I'd be open to them.

Date: 2009-06-16 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do like the proposal of Vasya and Sasha as a duo of names. Remy reminds me of Remy, pronounced Remmy, my sister's boxer's name. (Name derived from Remington Steel, unfortunately no mythic association.) So, I'd go with Raimi if it comes down to those two. Nico would actually be my second choice, though, behind Sasha.

As I did grow up in America, Felix is a cartoon cat's name. And that just doesn't gel with me. Plus, what would happen if he grows up and finds out that Felix is the name of a CAT AND an OCD character in The Odd Couple? Poor boy would be insulted!

Date: 2009-06-19 10:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really liked Nico as a name but the parents have been obstinate and so a Remus he shall be. I'm getting used to it.

Vasya is also, very slowly, getting used to it. He was not a happy cat yesterday.


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