Did you ever wonder about the meaning of a certain name? For example, “Beth”, as a shortened form of Elizabeth, is from a Hebrew word meaning “God’s promise”. It was not used before the 19th Century, and was popularized by Louisa May Alcott in her book, Little Women.
As promised, we have closed the survey we used as the initial phase of voting on a name for the Obama family’s soon-to-be-adopted dog. Below are the top five answers from the survey, and we need your votes to find the winner! Thanks to all who submitted ideas.
Last week, we presented the list of top boy dog names, as reflected in the names registered with the American Kennel Club. This week (being an equal opportunity blog), we present the list of top girl dog names.
The American Kennel Club recently released the results of a survey of 2007 names under which purebred dogs were registered. Lisa Peterson, a spokeswoman for the AKC, says changing times are being reflected in the names we give our dogs.