Naming My Puppy

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”.

This little fellow is so cute.

We went to see him after he was a month old and fell in love.

Princess Victoria and Dash

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.

Little Dash fell asleep on my lap at the breeder’s house.

Having had other pedigreed dogs, though, I knew I should come up with a longer, unique name.

He crossed his back paws while he was napping.

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”.

Our house is “The Glade”

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?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Naming My Puppy”

  1. Oh gosh, what a face! And that sleeping pose!! I love your names for him and look forward to reading about his adventures. I’m totally a cat person but I really like dogs, too. He would win me over in a minute.

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