What is it with names and nicknames?
Having spent the week between choosing our pup and bringing him home continually brainstorming about pet names, and having pored over numerous books to try and get inspiration for the "perfect" name, including:-
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Numerous French Travel and Guide books
(my husband, G, had a thing about the pup having a French name, as poodles always seem very french, although they may have originated from Germany so some say)
Books about Famous People
AND having thought about names from our favourite books, our favourite films, our favourite foods (Marmite?) our favourite artists (Dufy was a fav name of mine!), poets, authors etc etc etc
WHY is it that we still can't simply be content with just calling him by his given name, except when calling him or speaking directly to him?
We had all sorts of names on our very long list, which then got shortened to a still very long "shortlist", and even then, on the way home with this beautiful, frightened ball of fluff quivering on our laps we were still unsure what to call him.
We all had our favourites, but could agree on none!
And then, having finally agreed that he was a Logan, the first thing we did was to start to call him anything but that!
Little Logan, Loganberry, Logie Bear (yes, not Yogie), all sorts of nonsense lovey dovey names, as well as the less flattering but more descriptive names like wee-wee boy (!), monkey boy etc!
Whatever we call him though he's definitely our boy.
It is so wet here today, so before doing the school run am just going to snuggle up in the living room
and even without this which I would love
I will still be content