The Name Game

Thanks to Frankie for coming up with the idea of doing a name game on July 4th. We can't wait to read about how everyone got their names!! We wish we had some big complicated reason that we are named what we are named...Oh well, we blame our humans for spending too much time reading and watching silly movies and TV shows....Anyway...here goes...


images of bilbo Pictures, Images and Photos

I had the unfortunate timing of being born around the same time that the silly Lord of the Rings trilogy made it's movie debut....Mama and Daddy actually named me when they were on their way to pick me up...Little did they know how I would live up to my name. I am named after Bilbo Baggins, and I am a headstrong pup that doesn't like adventure. I also wish I had a magical ring that I could put on and become invisible! Needless to say, Mama did not think this name through....you would be amazed what people thought she was calling me when I was a puppy...That was one of the main reasons she started calling me Boney Man. Boney Man is my biggest nickname besides NO and OUTSIDE BILBO!

I bet you all don't have to guess too hard to know what character I was named after
 ...yep..."Keep on Swimmin'" Dory! 

Our humans named me Dory because I am ever so outgoing, always happy and want everyone to be my friend...whether they want to or not. I am also fond of shiny things! I have many nicknames including Mama's favorite, Little Missy Poo Poo and Dorable (after some silly computer in a Heinlein novel).

and Last but not least

My name came from some silly show that Mama and Daddy didn't even WATCH until the beginning of this year then they couldn't stop watching it and watched all the seasons in just a few months!
 I am the strong silent type like this Jacob...plus Daddy said that he couldn't name me after the man in black, cause they never told us his name.

Some people think that I was named after this Jacob
But Mama is totally on Team Edward....I say why couldn't I have a normal name like Spot or Rover???
It could have been worse I suppose, Mama was really close to naming me Oy after some silly thing called a Billy Bumbler in a book series she reads over AND over.

The humans are just starting to call me by nicknames cause I just learned my name. Lately they have been calling me Jake...and Jakey Boy.

Well, those are our names....and how we got them.
Well, the names our humans call us. We all have or special dog and kitty names that no one else knows!
Happy 4th of July and Happy Sunday!!


houndstooth said...

Team Edward all the way!

(ahem) I mean, that is so cool how all of you got your names! They all fit you perfectly!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great sharing!

Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!


Cole said...

You all have great names! And tell your mama that I'm Team Edward too!

bermudabluez said...

How interesting how you got your names!!! I got my name, Chloe, just because my Mama liked that name...no real reason! Lady already had her name because we rescued her! Hope you have a Happy Fourth of July!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly-Pops said...

My Mommas first dog was named after Samwise Gamgee but that was before the films had even been made. I love the fact your Mama named you after film folk as mine does that film, books & tv shows. So far she has had Samwise from LOTR's, Willow from Buffy, Mad Max, Bertie Wooster, Jazzy Jeff of Bel Air and now me Molly who breaks the theme..........bol ( although she does call me Molly Moon sometimes after the pug in the books )


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof!Dory - your the 3rd doggie I know that got their name from a character. How GREAT is that. Mmm did you say,Boney Man??? Team Edward!!! Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mr. Pip said...

Dory - I had no idea you were named after Dory in Nemo! I watch that movie with my 4 year old sister ALL the time - I think I may know the lines by heart.

And Jacob - wow! My mama and papa were HUGE Lost fans! And don't tell anyone, but my mama had a secret crush on Jacob.

Bilbo - again, we are big fans of Lord the Rings!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie Mae said...

Great stories about your names! My mom is a big fan of all of the characters you was named after too!

Happy July 4th!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

mayziegal said...

I luvs how you got all of your names and they fits you all SO well! I've often thought that Bilbo looked a bit Hobbit-like. Um, but I mean that in the best of ways! Hobbits are cute! And Dory just fits Dory. But I don't think your Dory has short-term memory loss, does she?

Wiggles & Wags,

Ruby and Penny said...

We loved reading your naming stories.
Happy Independence Day
Love Ruby & Penny

Jazzi said...

I think your names all fit you perfectly. Who knew how good of names that they could pick out huh??

have a happy 4 th

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Furry cool stories!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

JD and Max said...

Hi all! Frankie is a genius to have come up with such a great game! We're having so much fun finding out how our pals got their names. Funnily enough we posted about how we got our names a few weeks ago so we haven't joined in this game in pupson, we're just enjoying 'watching from the sidelines'!!

We loved finding out how you all got your names - we had our suspicions from the start though, he he he! Over here we know two Bilbos and one Jacob but no Dory. We think you all suit your names beautifully and we love your nicknames!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Draco and his Mom said...

It is nice to know how you pupsters got your names...They all fit so well...you know what they say about living up to your name. It works!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Mom chuckled about the 'Dorable' name because she reads (and re-reads, and re-re-reads) Heinlein all the time). I love reading about where we all got our names - such creative parents! And don't worry, given our names, my parents apparently watch WAY too much teevee! Heehee! Happy Fourth of July!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello bilbo its dennis the vizsla dog hay i luv yore naym and i think yoo shud hav a nefyoo naymd frodo!!! just watch owt for odd slimy fellows wot refer to themselvs in the third persun!!! oh and hay sumbuddy giv that werewolf a haircut!!! ha ha ok bye

Piappies World said...

We are for Team Edward too!!! Oh, sorry, we ought to focus.

We love your name stories, Dory, Bilbo and Jacob. Bilbo's story is really funny. *heehee*

We also love Finding Nemo! Weeeeeee

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

BRUTUS said...

Oh what great stories! Bilbo we could have guessed, but so fun to hear the others, since they are based on things mom likes too! Carmen's firstmom (Dr. Lori) told us to be careful what we picked as names because the dogs tend to grow into them! Looks like it worked for you guys, I better look out b/c I have a Drama Queen for a sister!

Brutus & Carmen (the Frenchies)

Madi and Mom said...

Dory Bilbo and Jacob!!!
Bilbo,My mom miss read you your nalme in the beginning. She thought it was Bilbro...do you know why...there is a professor at her work named Prof. Bilbro. So her crazy mind would not let her read Bilbo.

Mom is so glad to know that your mom loves the Twilight series too. When she read the first book she was a little embarassed because she thougth it was for teenage girls..then she said what the heck, if it is a good book who cares. She REALLY likes Edward too even though she says Jacob is a HUNK!!! LoL my mom cracks me up.
I wish Mom had played that name game thing...maybe she'll chime inwith it later this week.
Happy 4th
Madi and Mom

JackDaddy said...

Well, it could have been worse. Your mom could have made Dory's first name Front or Back. Then it would have been Front Dory or Back Dory! :)

Kari in WeHo said...

hee hee I just cant help but giggle when I think of what people heard instead of bilbo :)

Lorenza said...

It has been very interesting to know about your names!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

Happy Independence Day, you guys!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have had a lot of fun finding out why everyone has the name they have. This post is too funny - we love all your names no matter where they came from. Dory - that is just perfect for you. And Bilbo - we don't think we could think about you with any other name. Jacob, hmmmm, very interesting background to your name, but it is a great strong name for you.

Hope you all had a great 4th.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

I love the name stories! I never thought about confusion that your mom person might have had when telling people about your name, Bilbo! My mom person laughed & laughed!

hero said...

I think all your names suit you fine... and it has grown into each of your characters too. Happy Independence Day and have a great holiday!

Licks, hero

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What a fascinating idea!!! I love all the name stories!!!

Autumn the maltese said...

Happy 4th July~!
Hope you all have a nice n fun day =]


Bella the Westie said...

You look very pretty with your flower necklace, Dory! :)

Love, Bella.

Mack said...

Very interesting! We are for Team Edward too!

K9friend said...

Wonderful names! Hope your Fourth was wonderful, too!


the booker man said...

i totally think it's cool that ya'll are named after movie and teevee characters! my mama looooves lord of the rings, so she has always really liked bilbo's name. :)
the booker man

Sallie said...


Those are extra special names!

Bare with me while I update my posts to include your Hawaii pictures.

Yay Hawaii!

Twix said...

Very interesting where you each got your names. We are team E here too. Although, mom has not seen any of the movies she did read the books. She is more of a reader than a movie watcher. Your names are perfect for you too.