Just this morning I was giggling at the silly nicknames that I have for my dogs. Then I happened to read one of my all-time favorite blogs Love and Six Foot Leash and they had just done a post about names so I was inspired.
Buddy’s shelter name was just that, Buddy. I wasn’t a fan but I felt bad changing it so I let it be. Over the years I have realized more and more that Buddy really is perfect for him. He is the most happy-go-lucky dog you will ever meet and has yet to meet a person that isn’t his new best friend. Buddy just fits. Behind closed doors he often goes by “B”, “Buddy B”, “Buddy Boy”, “Budro”, and “My Boy”.
Tag’s name was actually picked by my dad. Even though Buddy was technically the first one to find Tag, my dad was the first human to find her so he got to name her. She was Buddy’s shadow from day one, quite the little tag-a-long, so Tag just stuck. She also has a variety of nicknames including “Taggy Waggy”, “Wags”, “Number 1” (that’s what Rich calls her–so mean, you aren’t suppose to have favorites!), “Waggers”, “Princess” and “Taggy T”.
And then there’s Maggie. Again, she came to me as Maggie and I didn’t have the heart to change her name, even though personally I’m not a fan of “people” names for dogs. Fortunately, Maggie works for her so I don’t plan to change it (though if she gets adopted, her new people are welcome to.) Maggie most often goes by “Maggie Moo” or just “Moo” but sometimes “Moogers” or “Brat Dog”. We also refer to the girls as the “Aggies” (short for Taggy and Maggie) or just “The girls”.
So I’m curious, what is your dog’s name and is there a reason? Has it morphed over the years or did you pick it and leave it? I’d love to know!