My family has a thing for naming our dogs. First there was Precious who was straight out of Compton. No, that wasn’t her name, that’s where she was from. Her full official name was Precious Pandy. My mom insisted we name her Precious so that my Grandma would stop calling me precious. I guess she thought I would get a fabulous complex. Boy was she right. (I kid. Sort of.) I came up with the Pandy, after the cute panda bear on the children’s liquid tylenol bottle of course.
Next came Kaillou. King Kaillou Kobe James to be exact. Kaillou after the cartoon Caillou because my cousin thought the little boy in the cartoon was my dad and well my dad thought that was adorable. Caillou was changed to Kaillou because he has this thing for changing names to start with a “k”. Like my middle name Kristine for instance. I digress. Kobe after the greatest basketball player to ever live and James after my grandpa.
After Kaillou came Reggie. Sir Reginald Shaquille Polamalu. Reggie as in Bush, Shaquille because we couldn’t possible have a Kobe without a Shaq (which started the whole 2nd dog movement) and Polamalu for the great Troy.
Needless to say, we take our dog naming very seriously.
After careful consideration and debating, let me introduce you to the newest member of the family:
Mister Enzo Esteban Lionheart Sanchez
Big name for a little guy, but pup by any other name just wouldn’t be as sweet, this I can assure you. So how did this grand name come about exactly? Let me walk you through it…
Enzo: Inspired by the dog from The Art of Racing in the Rain who was named after Enzo Ferrari.
Esteban: This is another pDid pick. We’ve longed talked about getting a third yorkie and naming him after all the characters on Weeds. He suggested Esteban after Esteban Reyes, the mayor of Tijuana and drug “boss” from the show.
Lionheart: After the one and only, DW.
Sanchez: Oh Mark Sanchez. You know, the former USC Trojan, current quarterback for the Jets and certifiably the most adorable player in the NFL.
Heaven help us if one of us Wheeler kids ever has an actual child.