How We Got Our Names 

Names Word Cloud 2

Hal & Zen

Mummy wanted to find 2 names that highlighted the key difference between the two of us - Hal having a largely brown head and Zen having a largely white one.  And she also wanted to find two names that naturally went together, but worked equally well on their own.  By considering one of her other loves - cars - she was able to come up with the solution:

Hal, short for Halogen, is a brownish orange headlight on cars (and hence Hal has the red lead / collar)
Zen, short for Xenon, is a bright blue-white headlight on cars (and hence Zen has the blue lead / collar)
So Hal and Zen we are...

Shandy & Casey

Whilst looking at possible names on the web, Mummy came across Casey and fell in love with that name.  That then meant she had a Ch (Charlie), Sa (Sammy) and Ca (Casey), which logically left an Sh - and Shandy was decided.  And the fact that he's ruby in colour helps....

Charlie & Sammy

Mummy's ex decided on the name Charlie as he was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - how original!
Mummy's ex then wanted the next Cavie to be called Eric, but in a moment of weakness also suggested Sammy - and Mummy jumped at the chance.  Well, can you imagine calling Eric in the middle of a field?

Gizzy

 

Sparky

 

Pepsi & Muffin

 

Misty

Short for Mr Mistoffelees.  Cats the musical was very popular at the time and we loved the song Mr Mistoffelees.  And we also liked the shortened name of Misty.

Snowy

 

Whisky