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The Dog Has a Name!

Written by Robin on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Loca, the new family member.We’ve received a lot of name suggestions from our post where we introduced our new Golden Retriever Puppy. Thanks a lot for your support! Here is the summary of our choices:

  • From my brother-in-law Allen: Dog
  • From my Dad: D’ora (similar to “of gold” in Spanish)
  • From Neal: Luke (maybe Lucy is better for a girl)
  • From Leseen: Amistad (Friendship), Animado (Lively), Felicidad (Happiness), Nova (Light), Zanita (Princess), Rosario, Rio (River), Reya (Queen), Ramona (Wise Defender), Rainaa (Queen), Renata (Reborn), Corazon de Oro (Golden Heart).
  • From Riley and Josh: Mia (we really liked this one!)
  • From Antonio: Afortunado
  • From Steph: Ecuadora the Explorer, but D’ora for short.
  • From David, Shelley, Kat & Kieran: Sally
  • From Doug: Nova (for light)
  • From Noreen: Carino (for darling, dear, honey, love, cuddle, tender).

Thank you all for your contrubitions. With the exception of a few, everyone has suggested a Spanish name, with an appropriate translation. We’ve followed that thought and come up with a few ourselves:

  • Trista (like triste for sad, because she has such sad eyes)
  • Luna (for the moon, it just sounds nice)
  • Loca (for crazy – when she gets to the beach she really is a little nuts!)
  • Nova (like Doug suggested, we also like the idea of light).

And the winner is Loca! It has a nice ring to it, and will continue to bring the crazy images of her running, splashing, and playing in the ocean with us on the beautiful beach where we are staying.

Further Reading on South America 2008:
Comment by Brady
September 30, 2008 @ 9:53 am

Yeah – we can’t wait to meet Loca!

Comment by Dad
September 30, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

Loca! Of course! Funny how dog’s names always reflect the personality of the owners, No?

Comment by Neal
September 30, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

I like it if I slur it ; its still Luc

Comment by Raenelle
September 30, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

Dad – I assume that is Robin’s side of the family you are referring to? Yes?

Neal – uhuh. That would be confirmative. Loca, … Luc … hic … cup

Comment by Teeny
October 6, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

She’s just lovely!! Is she going to have to be quarantined to get home with you?

Comment by Robin
October 7, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

No Christine, Canada only requires that the dog have rabies shots. Today she finally had all of her vaccines, including rabies, canine distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus, hepatitis, and parainfluenza. We had an offical certificate made by the vet which will help with other border crossings in South America. There will be no quarantine period in Canada!

Comment by Josh
October 13, 2008 @ 7:33 pm

Aaww you guys found a doggy! Isn’t it great how cheap vets are in Ecuador? If you find yourselves in Quito there’s a really great animal shelter/vet where they’re super nice and do a great job. We always took our little kitty we found there (she was named Pelusa, which means “fluffy”).

Loca will be great protection! Just make sure your AC works!

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