|Barked: Fri Feb 12, '10 8:34pm PST |
|Before I begin, let me say the the letter before k in the alphabet doesn't work on my keyboard. So you know what's missing below.
All above is true. As a buyer and not a breeder, I really dislike breeders "forcing" me into any sort of name (ie. this litter is all As or this litter is all hearts). That really makes me mad because my dogs all have the same theme: Biblical/Christian names. And as owner, I think I should have the ability to name my dog something personal to me. I don't, however, mind at all putting the kennel's name in my dog's names.
So I do choose my dog's registered names carefully, and they all have meaning. Aslan's name is simple. It's Deepfork's Aslan. That's it. Aslan, as many will remember, was the lion in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Aslan represents Christ in that allegory. His description in the books also match my little guys heart of a lion.
Asher is the eighth of the 12 tribes of Israel in the Old Testament. Hence, Asher's name is "Plail's Eighth Tribe at Deepfork."
ericho's name is "Deepfork's Battle of ericho." ericho can't hear well, but can hear loud noises. As those of you who know their Old Testament stories will remember the "Battle of ericho" was where the Israelites surrounded the city of ericho and on the seventh day made a loud noise, causing ericho's defensive walls to fall down. Since my ericho can hear loud noises, the story was fitting, and so was the name.
So the names often do have meaning. I also like registered names that go with the dog's call names. One of my favs is one of my students who has her dog named "kennelname" When Worlds Collide." The dog's name is Bang. I don't really care for registered names that seem fluffy, silly or without thought. Unfortunately, most seem this way to me.
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