What's in a name?

Rok vom Wheeler Kloppenburg

Just Bark at it.-
Barked: Fri May 16, '08 2:05am PST 
I'm curious about the use of von or vom in the name. Rok's parents both use vom so I did the same. I thought it might have something to do with gender but apparently not since both his parents use vom. I know von means "of" and the translation of vom that I found off the internet is also "of" as in 15th of May. Any elightenment is appreciated.
In Loving- Memory of- Panzer

one tough puppy
Barked: Mon Jul 14, '08 7:52am PST 
im fairly certain that "von' refers to "of a certain lineage" whereas "vom" refers to an area of origin whether city country household, etc.. but i am only about 85% certain.

Barked: Fri Aug 1, '08 11:20am PST 
To my knowledge, von and vom are basicall the same. they mean family of....so Kaiser von Hoel is Kaiser from the family of Hoel in my case.

Edited by author Fri Aug 1, '08 11:21am PST


AKA Baby Face
Barked: Sun Mar 29, '09 3:12pm PST 
vom von
from and of the those are add in's on's.
Then the last of it may be german word or expression.
Zaxa Vom- Texidor

Love, Loyalty- and Protection
Barked: Fri Apr 1, '11 5:31pm PST 
Vom is exactly that is the german word for "of" (family). Some others use the vom follow by haus (house) and then their last name. Its a matter of preference. Most german shepherds have those words in their pedigree (from their ancestors).

Energizer bunny
Barked: Fri Apr 24, '15 3:46pm PST 
Levi is my name; I am a male AKC GSD DOB: 1/3/2015! I am new to this website!