Behind the Name

One of the first orders of business when you bring home a fur baby is choosing a name.  You don’t want to say “come dog” forever.  Name are very unique and come about in many different ways.  I thought it would be fun to find out what everyone named their pets and why.

Suki’s Story

Suki had a very rough life before I adopted her.  She had been abused, abandoned, found on the side of the road, and shoved in a high-kill shelter down south.  Luckily a wonderful local rescue group here broke her out and brought her up here to a foster family.  She was so scared of being hit when I brought her home.  Even lifting my arm to get something down would scare her.  It just broke my heart. I made the mistake of swatting a fly with a magazine the first day which sent her into cowering tremors and submissive peeing.  Her previous owners better hope I never find them!

She has such a sweet and loving personality and just wants to be cuddled.  I wanted to give her a name that not only fit her personality but also signified a new happy life for her.  So I set about researching the meanings of words and came across Suki which means “beloved” in Japanese.  It was perfect!

How did you choose your pet’s name?


Posted on November 8, 2012, in Motley Mix and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Wow, I never knew she was a rescue doggy, congrats to you and a big highfive on giving her the perfect home, and a new start on life! Suki is the perfect name. Kirby is simply named kirby, because when I picked him up from the breeder’s, they were almost going to keep him so had named him and were calling him Kuritce. When I brought him home I never liked the name so knew I had to change it, but he was already responding to kurtice. So I thought of things that simply started with Kur, and that’s where I got Kirby. Not really a great story but his all the same! 🙂

  2. Awww… I love that you were able to save her! My little dog is named Tucker, and it was because the moment I picked him up and held him on my forearm, he tucked his head between my upper arm and body and hid it there! He did that every time I picked him up for several weeks until he adjusted to his new home. My big dog is named Buddy because I got him to keep me company when I hiked in California. I know, I am just so original, huh? 😉

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