Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Name Game

We're joining in the fun by playing Frankie's Name Game.

My official name (not the registered - because even though I had papers...Mom never got around to filing them!)...Abigail Marie ....known as Abbey.

My first given name was Sunflower....but I was returned to my breeder after my first family discovered their 4 yr. old was allergic to me. Mom didn't think "Sunny" fit.

Here's the breakdown....Abigail...because Mom is a White House history buff - and Abigail Adams was the first First Lady to take up residence in the White House (besides - if she named me Martha - folks would assume it's after Stewart - not Washington).

Nicknamed "Abbey" because I'm british. Get it Abbey Road, Westminster Abbey....

Marie - because Mom always planned on giving an actual daughter that middle name. (It's her Mom's middle name). Since it just didn't seem to be in the cards for an actual 2 legged one - I got the honor instead. (Hope I make you proud Tutu!)

Of course when I'm in trouble, like most kids - I go by all THREE names. When I'm cute it's "Abaliciuos" and when Mom can't figure out what I'm up to or why - it's "Sparky the Wonder Dog".

That's my Name Game. And yours?


1000 Goldens said...

I'm so happy to know your first name is Abigail - I love that name :) Very cool that all of your names have special meaning to your Mom, especially Marie. You are a wonderful girl Miss Abbey...

JackDaddy said...

Well I like Abilicious! It sounds like a type of coffee from Starbucks! :)

Lola said...

Well, that's a pretty good rundown of how you got your name. I didn't know you were British. It's been fun learning all these stories. Frankie had a pretty good idea. Hope you're having a happy 4th and keeping cool.

wags, Lola

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Nice story!

Yet another one that got a name that might have gone to a human pup!

Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE how you got your name Abbey. Mmmm Sparky the Wonder Dog that's funny. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

the booker man said...

yup, miss abbey, you are definitely an abbey and not a sunflower! how special that you got your grammy's middle name, too! :)
the booker man

Pigtown-Design said...

Connor was originally Gunner, like a gun dog, but since I live in the "ghetto", and Connor's an escape artiste, it was not a great idea to go running after him yelling "GUNNER!". I was trying to think of something that was close to Gunner and we came up with Connor. Alternately, he's the Houdini dog, since he can escape from anything, anywhere. Or Connor-pie, because it's cute. He likes to walk in the gutters, so it's also Gutter.

Sierra Rose said...

Love ya Abbey! Great name decisions!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose



Glad to play the name game. My first name is Magnolia. My Dad wanted to call me Maggie, but needed something more formal for my papers, so he picked Magnolia. I got Marie from the same place you did, guess it makes us cousins or something. Stay cool if you can; it's pretty toasty out here in Utah