What’s in a name?

Shakespeare famously wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  When you choose to bring a dog into your life, sometimes they already have a name and some new owners choose to change that name, too.

In my massage practice, I have found that the dog’s name often matches his/her character.  Havoc by name, Havoc by nature – for example!

Website Rover.com has published its survey on the top dog names for 2017.  There are clear trends showing the influence of media and movies:  Star Wars, Wonder Woman, and Game of Thrones inspired names are featured.

So too are the names of influential and powerful women (yeah!)

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Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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