Thursday, March 29, 2012
A Post About Names
I'm often fascinated at how my colleagues came across their names. In a society where many humans now bear laughable namesakes such as Apple, Bluebell, Sunday, and even Calico (Alice and Sheryl Cooper), it's easy to see little sense in holding back when naming pets. In fact, it was precisely this absurdity that landed me with my own moniker.
Devoted Office fan, and down time cartoon buff, Jenna, had long found it hilarious the way Office's high strung Angela character would dote upon her cats of overly dramatized names. In one such episode Angela's secret office boyfriend runs home to feed her ailing cat Sprinkles, only to discover the poor feline has met it's demise. Comic hilarity, or so my human counterpart thinks, ensues as poor Sprinkles is placed in the freezer with no decorum. Ironically enough, this was the scene that came to mind when Jenna was breaking me from the pen at the chicken ranch. She wanted an over the top pet name that would give nod to Angela's Office cat obsession, while still remaining uniquely my own. (For which I am thankful, as I am not named after freezer cat).
The secondary spark of inspiration came while watching an episode of her favorite cartoon that night. Chowder, Cartoon Network, is an off the wall episodic feature about a purple cat (named Chowder) who aspires to one day be a chef. In said show there is a grumpy old Mushroom Sprite names Truffles; which apparently, reminded my owner of me! So, while I am not named after truffles, the chocolate I am in a sense named after the mushrooms, thanks to the influence of modern media. Luckily for me, I'm just cute enough to pull it off! Tell us, how did your furry friend get their name?