Sunday, July 4, 2010

Name Game

Happy Independence Day everyone!
We're here to play Frankie's Name Game.
Because we are the seventh, eighth and nineth scotties in this family, this book has come in very handy for names.

Our human (known as the Alpha) heard the name Kendra somewhere and liked it. When she checked in the book, it was a Scottish name! It was added to the list of possible names. When Kendra joined the family, she was called several names; but only came when she heard 'Kendra'. So in a way, she chose her own name. Kendra's breeder registered her AFTER she had her new name, so her official name is Braecrest Kendra.
Sometimes we call her 'the old girl' or 'fat girl'.

Bella, on the other hand, came with her name. There was the list of possibilities, but she'd been Bella for five months and the name just suited her. She thinks she's a real princess.
Her official name is 'Upyrkilt Im on Fire'. (They got that right!)
Sometimes we call her Bellatrix, after the mad witch in Harry Potter, or Belladonna or Bela Lagosi when she gets in her wild, funny state. She keeps us all on our toes.
And then there's me, Daisy. Naturally, I have the best story. The book wasn't even consulted.
Alpha received a small inheritance when her mother died. And of course, she decided to buy a scottie. Well, scotties are not very common in Australia--I don't know why, we're wonderful. But Alph had to go to Sydney one weekend and there, was an ad for scottie puppies! A coincidence? I think not. Anyway, she rang up and they had some females--also rare. So she came to get me AND it was Mother's Day, believe it or not. Her mother's favourite flowers were daisies. So there was no other possible name for me, being the Memorial Scottie.
My official name is Hemskirk Charisma. But sometimes I'm called Daze, or Daisymay, or Kegs, Keg-on-legs(when I'm a bit pudgy.)
And that's how we got our names.


  1. Great names girls. We enjoyed your naming stories.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  2. OH, I luvs how you gots your names! Especially Daisy! That makes my heart all kinds of glad.

    Oh, and you're right abouts that wacky Mayzie in Seussical. I'm really very much NOT like her pawsonality-wise. She also tooks pills to make her tail feathers grow and my brindle furs are 100% natural.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  3. Hey you guys
    Great name stories. Sounds like the names alll fit you three just perfect.

    have a happy 4 th

  4. Hi to our three raven haired beauties! We're really enjoying Frankie's great name game! We haven't joined in ourselves as we recently blogged about our names but we're having loads of fun reading about how all our pals got their names.

    We love that Kendra chose her own name, that is pretty cool. And Bella is such a pretty name, she suits it very much. We've always loved the name Daisy and now we know what it means to Alpha and how it all came about it was obviously meant to BE!!

    Big schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  5. Wonderful, we had a hard time finding a Scottie too, in the Upper Midwest of the US

  6. That's great girls! I'm pretty sure it would be okay to bite though, when you are called "Fat Girl" and "Kegs with Legs"! HA HA



  7. Great stories!! We liked finding out about how you got your names. Thanks for visiting us.

  8. What great stories for all of your names! They totally suit you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. We loved your name stories! Such great names, too!
    ~Milly and Shelby

  10. Nice interesting post - we are enjoying this theme. Poor 'Bella Louigi'

    Hector and Vinny er I mean Bonny

  11. loved your old bull terrier was named louis after the nice vampire in 'interview with a vampire' with brad pitt!!! because as a puppy he would nip you but was so nice you forgave him!!

  12. What great stories! As I'm reading everyone's name game posts, I'm finding the nicknames to be most amusing. cute!

  13. What great stories! All of your ladies are just beautiful, but Bella looks extra cute in this post!

  14. i just love your name stories, ladies! oh, and miss daisy, if i were you, i'd totally object to the keg-on-legs nickname! how embarrassing and totally not true!! ;)
    the booker man

  15. Woof! Woof! I sure enjoyed reading everyone's NAME GAME post. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Great stories behind your names. And great nicknames.