A lot of kids ask me how our friend Jeep got her name. For starters, my husband and I are Jeep fanatics. We own a fully restored 1947 Willys Jeep pictured here. Some of you have also probably seen the white Jeep I drive to school that has our fluffy white Jeep inside.
We think Jeeps are cool and we all know Great Pyrenees are one of the coolest dogs on the planet. Jeep owners also like to play in the mud with their Jeeps and slosh around in the snow just like you-know-who. I also remember reading once that dogs pay more attention to words with a long e vowel sound. (Don’t ask me why, I am not a dog.) Finally, we wanted a name that was unusual. “Jeep” fit the bill. Of course, we have since come up with a LOT of nicknames for her like Mrs. Fuzzypants, Mrs. P (for pyrenees), Baby Jeep Jeep, Mrs. Beep Beep, and Mrs. Fluff n Stuff just to name a few!
Thinking about Jeep’s name started me to wonder what my own name be if I was a dog. Would I be called Bella? Lucy? Lola? Princess? Rover? What do you think? Oddly enough, the folks at Rover.com have a way you can find out. Rover.com has the largest database of dog names. On this link you can find out what your name would be if you were born a dog. I am NOT kidding! Try it! This site compares the popularity of your first name in the year you were born and matches it with a dog name of equal popularity. What’s Your Dog Name?
By the way, I am happy to report my dog name is Sophie which makes me smile. I am so relieved my dog name isn’t Queenie or Tulip.