Posted by Dinah on September 16, 2008, at 13:56:09
I've got two dogs I named before meeting. Boy, there's a mistake I'll never make again.
My teeniest dog, the one with problems, is as cute as a button. We gave her a perfectly lovely human name, but one that is waaaay too grown up and elegant for her. She's adorable and delicate and has the cutest baby face. But elegant and grown up she's not. I guess I solved that one by usually referring to her as Daddy's Little Princess. Or Princess for short. That suits her much better.
The other dog we named something really cute and adorable, with a light cute call name. The problem is that she's not a cute dog. She's a good sensible working dog who shows a lot of elegance. (Lately I've been calling the Little Princess by this dog's name because it really really fits the princess now she's gotten her hair cut.)
It's darn hard to call that elegant working dog something cute. It's especially a problem because I work with her, and have to use her name frequently. If I changed even her call name, it would be sort of a big fuss. If I call her by something other than her official call name, it'll cause confusion.
I want a do-over.