Someone told me the other day that we have silly names for our pets and once we explained how they got their names, we got this puzzled look and a shake of the head that suggested we are beyond help. That got me thinking of an idea for a new thread. Here goes:
We had two dogs in Jo'burg. Both were Belgian Shephards. The male, was called firstly Max, then Mr.Wiggie, then Mr.Bigoldi, then Max from Harrogeb (Harrogeb is the reverse of begorrah and he used to make a grunting noise that sounded like begorrah). Eventually he was Max when naughty, but affectionately was always known as Mr.Golly. The female, Sasha, when she was a pup, used to make a funny oof, oof, oof sound when you played with her, so she was always known as Le Hoofie. Sadly, Mr. Golly had arthritis, and Le Hoofie had cataracts. We had both faithful friends put to sleep when we came to the UK as they'd probably not have survived the 6 months quarantine.
Our two cats did survive quarantine and they are with us now. The elder, Samantha, for some reason is known as Fuddy (pronounced woody but with an 'F'). The other, when formally charged, is Jessica, but she became Bean (she was a skinny kitten), then Gertrude (we don't know why) and now she's known as Bertie. This comes from Bertrude (formally Gertrude) and she is quite a 'rude' cat and she looks like a 'Bert' as she quite a portly lady now.
Now you can see why we got such odd looks. It's all very logical once you understand how.
What's your pets names and how did they get them?