Naming the Puppies

October 3, 2009

I had planned to use the names of newspapers for this litter, but with just two, I hate to waste a name-rich theme.  Since Alden is going to track with the white-faced boy, she wanted him to have a detective name.  He is therefore “Elyan C-Myste Elementary My Dear Watson”, i.e., “Watson”.  For Abel — after taking “No S**t Sherlock” out of consideration — I was thinking “Elyan C-Myste Baker Street Irregular”, and he can be “Holmes” to his friends (or “Baker”).  My brain (fuzzed as it is) is vaguely recalling that there is another phrase Sherlock often used at the conclusion of a case.  If one of you is a Sherlock Holmes fan and would jog my recollection, it would save me a trip to the library.

Adrienne is here this morning and we will try to get some photos.  At 1:00 we’re going to a Lobo women’s volleyball match.  Then she’s going home and I’ll take a nap — don’t think Tiger is playing golf today.


  1. Julie says:

    I think that is a very cool theme!

    They are so-so cute! My dh LOVES watson’s white face – he can’t wait to see what he looks like as he grows up.

  2. Kathy says:

    “Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot!”
    Call name: Speedy, Swifty, Aero, Agile
    (Aero, as in aerodynamic – moving quickly)

    “Indubitably,” repeated Holmes.
    (Indubitably: Undoubtedly; unquestionably; in a manner to remove all doubt.)
    Call name: Sleuth

    Appearances can be deceptive, Watson
    Call name: Cameo

    “We can but try.”
    Call name: Atom (the basis of energy)

    “The fates are against you, Watson.”
    Call name: Kismet, Kharma

    “These are very deep waters. ”
    Call name: Azore, Wade

    “All the cards are at present against us. ”
    Call name: Gambler

    “There’s blackmail in it, or I am much mistaken. ”
    Registered name: There’s blackmail in it.
    Call name: Ransom

    “The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.”
    Registered name: Premature Theories
    Call name: Guess

  3. Dawn Small says:

    Perfect theme for a litter of two boys.

    I did think “No Sh*t Sherlock” had a nice ring to it, though. 😉

  4. Sandy says:

    Oh, Sherlock Holmes, huh? I was thinking at the end of a case you always said, “Book ’em, Danno!”

    Wrong century, wrong isle.