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Monday, July 5, 2010

Name Game-One Day Late


We're late to the Name Game party due to being out of town, but decided to participate anyway.

Thanks to Frankie for the suggestion!





Indy's growing lots of gray hair now, but when he came to live with us he was black as India ink and into just about everything. I thought about naming him India for his black-as-night coat, but my husband had a better suggestion.  For such an adventurous pup, what better name than Mr. Indiana Bones? Perfect!



This one was a no-brainer. A cool cat requires a cool namesake. Could there have been a more laid back, cool, collected actor than Humphrey Bogart? Not that I can think of, anyway. Thus our bad-boy cool cat became Bogey, without the signature cigarette.

Some names come easy, some require a lot of contemplation.  Yet we all reach the same conclusion.

The perfect name for our furred, finned, or feathered friends!

P.S. Remember the Six Word Story contest!

26 comments:

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We absolutely loved reading about everyone's names.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

What great names with awesome correlations!

Frankie Furter said...

Frankie and Sarge say thanks for the great stories! We love your names and are glad you participated.

Marg said...

Those are terrific names. Bogey is a great name. Thanks for coming by our blog.
Have a great week.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I had no idea that Indy was from THAT Indy! Very cool!!!

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for sharing! Indy, I have a few grey hairs myself!

Your pal, Pip

Dory and the Mama said...

What awesome names you all have!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Tammy said...

Love the game AND the names!

The Teacher's Pets said...

Indiana Jones was a brave guy indeed and I am sure your pup is living up to his namesake!
Love Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall movies so of course I love that you named your cat after him!
Don't know what the six word story is so I'll check it out. I went to a writing class a few months ago and I'm pretty sure I was introduced to the contest then...

El'bow and Hauwii said...

we got our story :D

hearing music - moving paws - enjoying live

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Interesting tales!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

the booker man said...

indiana bones! heehee, i totally love it! does indy have a brown hat to wear when he goes on adventures? :) and bogey is a cool kitty dude, so his name is 100% perfect!
*woof*
the booker man

Maggie Mae said...

Your name stories were well worth the wait! I just luvs them!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Interesting n thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Pat. My Mother inlaws name is Pat!! Hi!! So glad you came back to see me.
Love the names you picked for your fur babies. I even name my coons!!!
XXOO, Fern

Deborah said...

That was good. I should have played that game too. Maybe I will tomorrow. Better late than never!
xxoo
Deborah

Deborah said...

That was good. I should have played that game too. Maybe I will tomorrow. Better late than never!
xxoo
Deborah

Twix said...

A few grey hairs? Pffttt! I have loads of them. You still look handsome as ever!
Love how you guys got your names. No matter where the name comes from they fit each of us, right?
Snuggles,
Twix

Life With Dogs said...

I'm still banging my head against the wall for your six word contest. If only I could have nine!!

ocmist said...

Great names and if you "listen" with your heart, you will almost always find the right name! Grammy from Corgi Country

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

WOWSERS Indy! We both have EXACTLY the same name!!!

Indiana
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Raising Addie said...

Perfect names!

It was neat learning about you guys!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Thanks for coming to see me!!!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Yes, we agree, those are perfect names for you both. Mum thinks Bogey was the coolest too!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

twinkietinydog said...

India ink! Cool. I respect the explanation on the cat name :)
If I was offensive in my post today, please let me know. Your comment worried me. If I wasn't offensive, ignore this and I'll get it. Thank you!
Twinkie

Oskar said...

I love the name game. I'm having an All About Your People day Friday 7/16 on my blog. I'd love for you to click over & check it out so you can post!

I think both of your names suit you very well. I wonder if I will turn from all black to salt & pepper when I get older?