Sunday, July 4, 2010

What's In a Name....The Name Game

Fursts off...thanks to Frankie for thinking up this most pawsome game!

Seconds off...If anybuddy knows my moms, they knows that this topic is just purrfect for hers. You sees, she has this "THING" bouts her weinerdog names. She always be wanting to pick just the right name for each of her dogs.
Some of her dogs have had to waits for days and days and weeks and weeks to gets a name. And some of her dogs (several in facts) have had their names CHANGED cuz mom decided another name suited thems better...... And That brings us to my poor brudder Rooney and his Collection of Names......

When I was adopted by my mom, my name was Mr. Rogy (now I agrees this was a kinda odd name, so mom and I decided a change might be in orders) She 'studied' me for a few weeks, and

*Then my name becomed Rooney (this be short for Marooned..since my moms is a Texas Aggie and they be the Maroon color...get it??) So far, so good. BUTT not for my moms.
*Then my name becomed Daytona. (this lasted bouts a year)
*Then my name becomed Awesome. (this lasted onlys a week or two)
*Then my name becomed Shooter. (this lasted bouts six months )
*Then my name becomed J.C.

*Then my name becomed Archibald Leach (this was during hers Cary Grant phase)
*Then my name becomed Joey (bout this time....I didn't cares no more)

*Then my name becomed Mr. Dog
*Then my name becomed Rooney (Agains!)
Now, my current name has lasted bout 4 years or so. and we prolly forgots to include a few of my names, but you gets the idea...she has wanted to change it a few times since, butts all her friends think she crazy (duh)

This is me and my mom on my adoption day
circa 2003

Minna Krebs

When I was adopted by my moms, I came with the name Minka. This be an okay name.....but as you can see from my brudder Rooney's moms decided a different name be in order.

She looked at me and looked at me and decided that I reminded hers of a little ol' German woman. A little Hausfrau. So she kept tryings to think of good old fashioned German names. When she was talking on the phone with her sister, they was reminded of my moms GREAT-Grandmother, a lovely little German lady they called Oma Krebs. (She was called Oma, cuz that be the German word for Grandmother.) Low and behold, my moms remembered that Oma Krebs real name was Minna Krebs!

So that be who I am named moms GreatGrandmother Minna Krebs.

Moms has looked and looked for a piktur of the real Oma Krebs to share wif yous...but so fars she can't finds one. You sees the hooman Minna Krebs was borned in the 1800s, and there are not lots of pikturs from back then. When we finds one, I will be sure to show yous.

This is me on my adoption day...heading to my new home
circa 2008


When moms got me, I was the furst boy-dog she had in a longs time. She also hads four girl-dog doxins at the time, so she thoughts it be cute if I had a 'manly' type name. So she named me Dude. And untils Rooney came alongs we were always known as "Dude and The Girls"

My mom DID want to rename me one time.......I almost becomed Walter (!?!?! we not sure bout her sometimes)


When moms got me, she had four other dogs and I was her Fifth doxin in bouts six years. So she was kinda running out of name ideas at that time. (wonders why) It tooks her almost two months, but she finally decided on the definition "the same, me too, again". She really wanted to name me Etc. instead, but that sounded a little weird (like this has ever stopped her befores) Strangely enoughs she hasn't evers really tried to change my name.

This is Dude and The Girls. Dude is the handsome young boy in the middle and that is me, Ditto, as a baby puppy in front. The others are our sisters who have gone on to da Bridge (Jazz, GigEm and Olive Oyl)
circa 1997

Well, that is the story of our names.........or at least our names fur now heeeheee.Ifs you ever see me posting to the bloggie and my name has changed....YOU KNOW SHE IS AT IT AGAIN!!

Your furrend,

Minna Krebs


Molly-Pops said...

Well your Mom sure knows how to pick your names thats for certain and you is all so cute


The Daily Pip said...

What a cute family! I love that you are named after your great grandmother! That's a very special and a nice family connection to have!

We have a cat with two names - Sweet Pea and Otis - my mom couldn't make up her mind. He answers to both names so I guess it works!

Your pal, Pip

Ruby and Penny said...

Wow, your mom is good at the nameing game. She has picked great names for all of you. It is so sweet that you are named after your Oma.
Happy Independence Day
Love Ruby & Penny

Maggie Mae and Max said...


This is a most wonderful story of how all of you gots your names!

Happy July 4th!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Pippen said...


Great story of all your names and love the pictures of you all!

Sam and Pippen

Oreo said...

What a cute family. That was very interesting and poor Rooney, he probally didnt even know when to answer to what or maybe just answered to anything!! Minna, thats cool who you are names after.

Have a happy 4 th

Alien said...

My favorite story was Dittos.

Wyatt said...

You Doxies are sooooo cute...whatever your names are!!


houndstooth said...

You have the cutest doxie family! We love all your names, but we're going to get really confused if your mom starts changing them on us again! We think you're all perfect as who you are.

Bunny (who's scribbling a cheat sheet)

Asta said...


I love youw stowies of youw names and youw change-hew-mind-
momma, hehehehe..she sounds like fun to me..,but I hope she stays wif those names you have it must be confoosing to all of a sudden have a totally diffewent nemes.xept i know I get called all sowts of nicknames so i guess we'we smawt enuff to figoowe it out ..I bet youw Oma is smiling in heaven and pwoud to have you weaw hew name
smoochie kisses to all of you dawling doxies


3 doxies said...

Miss Minna Krebs,
Hehehehe, I thinks you haves a most terric name. One of da best out theres. I just kinda glads you mom didn't name you afters her Opa...snicker, snicker.
Now, I just be alls confused on everbuddy else so I refers to themn as dat dog, dis dog, and da other dog....hehehehhe.
Oh and ummmmm...have you evers thought bout getting your mom so therapy fur indecisivness. Just wondering. I charge $150 per hour if you need my assistance.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

What furry khool names and tales 'bout them!

Happy FoURth of WOO-ly!

PeeEssWoo: Have any of your names changed today?

bbes tribe said...

Great story about how all you CUTE pups got your names. Thinkin" maybe it got a bit confusing sometimes???
You are all very cute!!!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

You do have about the most original name for a doggy that I've ever heard. Now I know why. Your Mom names to a different drummer fur sure.

wags, Lola

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

OH MY your momma sounds like our Doggy Nanny...YOu know she has had uncle puppy for 9 weeks and for each of those weeks she will call momma 2 times a day with a new name....Hmmm...maybe they are related? We did enjoy every name you mom has come up with they are each unique!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

A MilShelb Mom said...

Cute! And great names and stories! :) We love Minna Krebs and have wondered where the name came from. :)
~Milly and Shelby

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow! What a lot of name changes! Do you know who you are? Heehee! I love all the stories of how our humans have picked our names!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I LOVE your changing of names as situations change. Butt Minna (Oma)Krebs is sooooo unique I hope it never gets changed. Wonderful stories. THANKS for sharing!!!!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

We admire your Mama for finding just the right name for efurrybody in your family and they all are just wonderful!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Anonymous said...

Ha! Your momma is ker-azy! But I bets you luv that about her, huh? Rooney, was it hard to gets used to so many names? Were you confused? Or will you just answer to anything now - just in case she's talking to you? Oh, and I LUVS the name Minna Krebs. It's just Most Wonderful and Unique - like you!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing the stories of your names!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Happy 4th of July!! Love your names stories.

I've been napping most of day because tonight I'll be scared and hiding from all the fireworks going off.


little princess Luna~ said...

hahahahaha--great stories. i really liked how your mummy kept changing names. hahaha. that's a first. :D
happy 4th of july~!!! :)


Sandra said...

Haha. I love these stories. It doesn't make me feel as bad for always thinking up new possible names for my dogs. I'm glad I'm not alone.


the booker man said...

heeheehee! miss minna, your mama sure is funny to be changin' your names like that. :) i really like ya'll's names now, so i hope she will keep them. thanks for playin' mr. frankie's name game! this has been totally cool to read everybuddy's stories!
the booker man

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Great Names. Thanks for sharing. Hope you guys had a wonderful 4th. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Road Dog Tales said...

Your name stories are funny! So, we guess you guys will answer to almost anything, huh?
Your doxie family is adorable!

The Road Dogs