January 31, 2012

Dogs and Middle Names

We have officially made the addition of a new little puppy to our family, which is why I am awake early and lucky enough to have time every day devoted to working on my blog. Lucy is a ten week black lab who looks just like CJ did when he was a puppy. In other words, freaking adorable. She does have floppier ears which drag in her water bowl while she drinks...even more adorable.

In talking to my mom, she asked all the good questions a grandmother needs to know about her new grandpuppy. Crate training going well...check, going to the bathroom outside...check, playing well with her new big brother...check, freaking adorable...check, check. But then she asked what Lucy's middle name is and I made a I-don't-have-any-idea face into the phone. I had forgotten about giving her a middle name.
Little Lucy

CJ when we brought him home
I realize we do give dogs a phrase as a name, and I know I'm not the only one. My brother and sister-in-law have Zoe who is really Zoe Bananas. Is Bananas her middle name, I really don't know?? In that case Lucy would be Lucy's middle name because she is know as Little Lucy. But what kind of horrible puppy parent would I be if her first name was Little? What a complex she'd get? And God knows she won't end up being little in the end.

I am in the south now where people have numerous names: Billy Bob, John Ray, Carly Sue...Honey {my hubby who wants to remain nameless} even has friends named Redneck Phil and Uncle Jerry (no relation to Honey or to anyone else). I guess Little Lucy could be her full first name.

So what should her middle name be? Suggestions?

Big Brother teaching Lucy to tug.


  1. We just got a cat and my daughter named her Nugget Hamburger. I'm probably not a good person to ask.

    1. I love it! Maybe I should find a cute kiddo to ask and use their creativity...

  2. What a cute puppy! I want a dog so bad but I have to get a house first.

    1. Yes, a house helps. We got CJ when we had a townhouse and Honey's been begging for a 2nd puppy, but I put him off until we had a house with a real yard. I don't think I could handle two any other way.

  3. How about "Lucy Lu"? Kidding..although she would be an "angel" then, right?

  4. Ha! That is exactly what I was thinking! Lucy Lou seems to be the only thing that comes to mind but I don't think I could do it. Angel indeed!


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