With Charkol, I was driving to see him and the lady said she would trade one of my drawings for him, I use charcoal in many of my drawings of pencil. I thought I wanted to name him something to do with my drawings. He is black so Charcoal sounded good to me but had to get fancy and changed the coal to kol. Dunkin is from Texas, so was going to name him Dallas but thought Dunkin was better. Delta on the other hand, I was watching a show with a female lion named Delta on it, was going to get a female pug, but saw the cuttest Boston Terrier at Petsmart and thought Delta would work for a boston too, so Precious Delta Dawn has a name.
Lucy was going to be Pugzilla, or Lucyfurr. She ended up with Lucille...
Bugsy was called Pug by his last "people", so I wanted to keep something that sounded similar. Now, he's either Bugsy or Buggy -Bug, depending on what he's doing.
(Owned by Lucy and Bugsy the pugs, one human child, a wonderful hubby, and a tank full of guppies)
Tiny and her sister Mia (we found out her name when I was lucky enough to have contact with the chap who bought her for a surprise Valentine's day present for his fiancee) were the only 2 to survive from a litter of 4. When my husband saw her and instantly fell in love, he decided that if we were to take her, a decision made about 1 hour later, he would call her Tiny - because she was so tiny and because his favourite racehorse (backed, not owned!!) was called Tiny's Finito.
Tiny and Mia at 6 weeks old.
Buster got his name because when I first saw him he had a look about him that just said "Whatcha looking at Buster?".
Mimi had many names. She was relinquished to a vet we know by the breeder ( along with her Mom and litter mates) and then taken in by another local bull dog breeder while he tried to find homes for them all. She is a tiny diva and they called her Munchkin and Malia ( meaning calm in Hawaiian). We just didn't like Munchkin and she was anything but calm .... Tasmanian Devil crossed our minds more than once, but it was too mean sounding and I couldn't give her that name (Taz for short was an option). Then we decided to call her Manini Wahine, Manini for short (it means tiny girl in Hawaiian), but our son couldn't say Manini, it came out sounding like Mimi. So, given her "divaness" we decided to call her Mimi and it fits her very well .... As it's truely all about Mimi.
A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........
Kiska The Pug:
I waited for Kiska to discover her name. I say discovered because I have always let my pugs "earn" their names. Besides liking the sound of the Russian name its traditional meaning was tailor made for my feisty, sneaky little girl pug. She loved hoarding anything that fell to the floor and fit in her mouth. She would delight in grabbing something and then joyfuly racing away with me in hot pursuit! She would spend all day while I was at work hiding the stuff in little collections under the bed or in the back of the closet.
Kiska is a feminine Russian name that might be known to those familiar with The Alaskan Aleution Islands (sp?). They were invaded by the Japanese during WWII. The actual "traditional" meaning of the name is "A female who achieves everything via deceit & trickery". I was attracted to the name due to the "trickery" aspect and not the deceit part.
BenitoThe Rescue Pug:
My first pug, way back in 1989, was named Benito. No, it had nothing to do with anything related to where we lived (Texas) or the Spanish language. Benito had this bizarre attraction to paper. He would grab anything made of paper that he could reach and then race around the room shaking it wildly in his mouth until he was out of breath. Then he would lay down and shred it to pieces. I think he enjoyed this activity even more than eating and THAT is amazing for a pug!
A good friend of mine had come over to listen to some new "punk" rock records he had bought. As we listened to the music my pug puppy tore a page of newspaper to tiny, pug sized confetti. As the next song started he ran around the living room nipping at the furniture. As his chaotic playing continued the song titled "I want to be a fascist pig!".
My friend laughed and said the name should be renamed for my pug..."I want to be a fascist PUG!". BINGO! We were onto something. The first fascist image that came to mind was the old, creepy, WWII photo of Mussolini hanging upside down from a lamp post. OK ok. I may be odd but that image gave birth to the perfect name...Benito!
Buddy The Rescue Pug:
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"The things that come to those who wait are nothing more than the leftovers from those who got there first"
Minni was named by my daughter, who knows why. Ray's actual name is Sugar Ray after the boxers, Robinson and Leonhard. Pug-Pugilist do you get it?
Chris, owned by Minni the diva, and "Sugar" Ray the ever hungry.
DH to Ellen , DD to Lindsay and Carrie
I am a professional saxophonist so I had the name Alto picked out before I even got him!
---Proud owner of Alto---
"Pugs aren't our whole lives...but Pugs make our lives whole!"
My young son who like most young sons loves star wars named our pug chewbacca. Mostly we call him Chewie for short which ends up being perfect because he chews everything lol! We get a lot of chuckles everywhere we go which I think is maybe because he's not very furry like the real chewbacca? I don't know...
Great thread! When my wife and I got Sophie we had just decided that we were not going to have kids (we are rethinking that now) and one of the names we talked about naming a baby girl was Sophie. So since she was our first "child" we named her Sophie. It fits her so well since she is the sweetest little thing with such a calm and loving disposition, which that name makes me think of.
The day we rescued Stella we brought her home and was playing with her on the floor. She didn't have any toys in the home we rescued her from and was having a field day playing with all of Sophie's toys that she wanted nothing to do with us. Well, I went and got my favorite beer, Stella Artois, and the minute I opened it she was on my lap licking the bottle till she passed out in my arms. After that her name was Stella.