Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Midge’s Puppies: “What’s in a Name?”

 Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears![1] SSD Midge is due to give birth any day now, and her puppies all need names.

But what’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet[2]. A name may be just a word, but it’s an important word, especially for these puppies. Their names will let them know when someone is trying to get their attention so that they can learn all of the skills to become service dogs.

One day, these puppies will be constant as the northern star[3] and stay by their partners’ sides, assisting them in daily tasks so that they can be more independent. These puppies will change lives.

And so, without further ado, here is the theme for Midge’s puppies: Shakespeare!

Will you help us name the puppies? We need both male and female names, and all of them must have something to do with Shakespeare. Please leave your suggestions in the comments.

And now, let the names come trippingly on the tongue![4]

[1] Julius Caesar, III, ii
[2] Romeo and Juliet, II,ii
[3] Julius Caesar, III, i
[4] Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, III, ii


  1. Comedy of Errors:
    Adriana Aegeon Aemilia Antipholus Dromio Luce Luciana Nell Solinus (And from Hamlet):
    Barnardo Claudius Cornelius Fortinbras Francisco Gertrude Hamlet Horatio Laertes Marcellus Ophelia Osric Polonius Reynaldo (And from King Lear):
    Cordelia Curan Edgar Edmund Goneril Oswald Regan

  2. Desdemona from Othello
    Ophelia from Hamlet
    Ursula from Much Ado About Nothing
    Sebastian froms The Tempest, Twelfth Night
    Lancelot from Merchant of Venice

  3. Male:
    Taurus - Antony & Cleopatra
    Menas - Antony & Cleopatra
    Bernardo - Hamlet
    Horatio - Hamlet
    Boult - Pericles
    Caius - Merry Wives of Windsor
    Robin - Merry Wives
    Rugby - Merry Wives
    Pistol - Henry V
    Nym - Henry V
    Gower - Henry V
    Froth - Measure for Measure
    Moth - Midsummers Night Dream
    Iago - Othello
    Cato - Julius Caesar

    Bianca - Othello
    Celia - As You Like It
    Cleopatra - Antony & Cleopatra
    Cordelia - King Lear
    Dorcas - Winters Tale
    Iras - Antony & Cleopatra
    Juliet - Romeo & Juliet
    Juno - Tempest
    Mopsa - Winters Tale
    Phebe - As You Like it
    Portia - Merchant of Venice
    Regan - King Lear
    Tamora - Titua Andronicus
    Ursula - Much Ado About Nothing
    Viola - Twelfth Night

  4. Girls
    Hero - Much Ado About Nothing
    Beatrice - Much Ado About Nothing
    Ophelia - Hamlet
    Regan -King Lear
    Mab - Romeo and Juliet (Mentioned in Mercutio's speech)

    Claudio - Much Ado About Nothing
    Benedick - Much Ado About Nothing
    Antonio - Much Ado About Nothing
    Puck - Midsummer Night's Dream
    Horatio - Hamlet
    Paris - Romeo and Juliet
    Tybalt - Romeo and Juliet
    Mercutio - Romeo and Juliet

    1. Whoo hoo!!!! Love references to Much Ado!!

  5. Achilles: Troilus and Cressida
    Agamemnon: Troilus and Cressida
    Arragon/Aragon: The Merchant of Venice.
    Balthasar: Romeo and Juliet.
    Brutus: Julius Caesar.
    Caesar: Julius Caesar.
    Capulet: Romeo and Juliet.
    Dogberry: Much Ado About Nothing.
    Eros: Antony and Cleopatra
    Fenton: The Merry Wives of Windsor.
    Launcelot Gobbo: The Merchant of Venice
    Hamlet: Hamlet
    Macbeth: Macbeth
    Octavia: Antony and Cleopatra
    Othello: Othello
    Portia: The Merchant of Venice.
    Romeo: Romeo and Juliet
    Timon: Timon of Athens.
    Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus

  6. Paris, julie, bea, will, bart, lady, susanna, judy, duncan, malcolm

  7. Wow, great names! You've certainly given us a lot to choose from. Thank you!

  8. Remember...we have to call these dogs by the name they are given...make it simple please!

  9. How are these for simple??

    Will (Yes, as in William Shakespeare, of course)
    Anne (as in Anne Hathaway)
    Hathaway (see above!!)