Dog Names
Posted: 06 September 2013 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Or more to the point, one particular name for a dog. I need one.

She’s a five-year-old English foxhound mix, adopted today from Toronto Animal Services. Very affectionate. All nose, as foxhounds tend to be. Seems to be smart. She did manage to escape out the window, but only as far as the balcony. (I was at my computer, turned to look at her, and saw her butt disappearing out the window.)

Her kennel name was Daisy, but she doesn’t answer to it. So I’m looking for suggestions.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is the approximate concurrence of this and the addition of “fleabag” to the Big List merely fortuitous?

You could make an etymological play off her kennel name by calling her Sunny.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Completely fortuitous. Diegogarcitous, in fact.

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Posted: 09 September 2013 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sorry, but this reminds me of an incident in England that highlighted the cultural difference, for me. One day I was introduced to a new American girl who was working as a production assistant. Her name was Brandi. My posh director informed me later that “Brandi” was a suitable name for a pet, not for a person.

So is it going to be a name suitable only for a pet?

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Posted: 09 September 2013 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You may have to discover what her name is.

I think it’s easier to do with cats.

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Posted: 09 September 2013 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’ve settled on Lila. A friend suggested it, and as soon as she did, I realized that the dog was indeed a Lila.

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Posted: 10 September 2013 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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And to bring the thread back to etymology:

Lila \l(i)-la\ as a girl’s name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Lila is “night”. Short form of Delilah (Hebrew) “lovelorn, seductive”.
Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Lila#ByyRGJeWTRw5yqoP.99

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Posted: 19 September 2013 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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And I’ve just been reprimanded for thinking the meta section was about off topic stuff!

Rename Lila Blacksmith if she ever makes another bolt for the window. Domesticating dogs was the best thing we ever did after language and writing systems.

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