I adopted 'Murmur' from the shelter in 1999. He had a patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) that could be heard as a murmur through a stethoscope. Hence the name.
An adopter named her dog Shi Thead. Now if you take away the space....You get the picture. When I talked to her about it, she told a story of a young man named Shi Thead and she liked the sound of it.
Then we had a dog that was missing half of its fur due to flea bite allergy and he received the moniker-Itchy.
Then there is Cocoa or Hershey for brown dogs, or Velvet for black dogs. My dad named his dog Boozer because he loved to lap at a beer.
A young boy, about five years old, wanted to name his dog Bark. He found it amusing that a tree was covered in bark AND it was the sound a dog made.
Then there are the names I don't care for: Demon, Chaos, Trouble, etc.
But one of my more memorable moments occured when I was walking my dog when another dog came charging at us. A huge man was running after the dog yelling for 'Precious'. When he caught up with the dog he was quick to say, "It's not my dog, I'm watching her for a friend."