A recent article in the New York Times delves deep into the efforts that go into naming a dog. The article covers everything from general common sense, keep the name relatively short, to the more exact, use specific letters like “s” and “k” in a name to better get your dogs attention. I can’t say I agree with everything in the article, but it was interesting to read about all the different ways people come up with pet names.
And of course, regardless of what name you pick, you have to take your pet to Pride Rock for the naming ceremony
Our first family dog, Indy, was formally known as Indiana Bones per a brilliant suggestion from my dad. My mom’s dog Scout is named after her favorite character from To Kill A Mockingbird. As you may or may not know, Eko’s name was preordained long before I got him. I always said that I would name my first dog Mr. Eko after my favorite character from the show LOST. The character was loyal, tough and adventurous. I have always loved the name, but I have to admit it took Eko a while to grow into it.
Eko looking real adventurous and tough his first week home! If you picked him up he would be asleep within about thirty seconds
During his gangly “teenage” phase, Eko didn’t exactly have the look of a seasoned adventurer
Now I couldn’t imagine Eko with any other name
All this is just my very long way of asking how you named your pet. I get a kick of hearing all the unique stories about how people came to a name, so be sure to let me know!