As Dude and I were heading out to the bus this morning, I began to ponder the meaning of some of the names critters and people have here on Blackberry Farm.
Freya- Freya is the Norse Goddess of Beauty, Love and Destiny. She rode through the skies in a chariot pulled by two large cats. Fitting for Freya Dog’s back story, isn’t it? My Freya is a beautiful girl who loves cats. And it was destiny that we be together.
Copper- Copper’s full name is “Copper River”, after the Copper River in Alaska, where the best salmon in the world are found. True to his name, not only is he a red-gold, coppery color, but he drinks great quantities of water and then floods out great quantities. He is also full of life and wiggles, much like the salmon that spawn in the river every year.
Luna- Luna’s full name is “Luna Blue Moon”. Luna does get quite a bit “looney”, is blue in color and often has her rear pointed at me. If she came with a theme song, it would be Wild Thing by The Wild Ones. She often rockets around the farm as though shot out of a cannon.
Dexter- means “right-hand”, and Dex prefers to walk on my right side, stay by my feet and just be near me. He’s already decided that he’s going to be my “right-hand dog” here at the farm.
Dude’s name means “small river” in Celtic. I found that to be fitting. As a baby, he would often flood his diaper. Then later, struggled with bed wetting. He seems to always be thirsty or in need of the restroom. Yes, he’s been checked by a doctor and is perfectly normal. 🙂
Casey- means “alert, watchful”. That describes my pony perfectly. While he’s finally learned to relax and that no one will kill him, he still remains alert and watchful just incase the people around him become horse eating monsters.
Maddie- means “maiden”. As far as I know, she’s a maiden mare at 17. And she’ll stay that way if I have anything to do with it
Beatrice (the goat)- means “voyager”. She’s already moved at least 3 times in her short, goaty life. Here at the farm, she’s the braver of the new does, exploring things first.
My real name is french for “friend”. I was named by my eldest sister after Holly Hobby’s doll friend. I’m not 100% sure it’s fitting.
The Corporate Prince’s real name means “people of victory”. In the few years I’ve known him, he has always bounced back better than ever, every time life has knocked him down. So, it’s fitting.
Kitty’s real name means “pure”. Once, I thought it was quite fitting. I’m not so sure at the moment. Darn teenagers!
Doodle’s name means “princess”. She believes she is one. 😉
How about you? What does your name mean? What about the name of your pets? Do you name your pets or children because of the meaning, hoping it will become instilled in them? Do they live up to the meaning of their name? Why or why not?