I am set to bring my 8-week old mini long-haired dachshund puppy home on April 7th. Dachshunds were first bred in Germany to hunt badgers; dachshund means “badger dog”.
We went to see him after he was a month old and fell in love.
I want to call him “Dash” like Queen Victoria’s beloved King Charles Spaniel. And so his nickname will be “Dash” which seems appropriate for a dachshund.
Having had other pedigreed dogs, though, I knew I should come up with a longer, unique name.
Charlie thinks I’m a little silly but I plan to name him: Jo’s Balderdash von der Lichtung. “Balderdash” is a word used as early as the 17 century meaning “nonsense”.
And “von der Lichtung” is the German for “of The Glade” which is where we live.
In what area of nonsense do you go overboard?