Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Medieval Pet Names

Not sweet-nothings-style nicknames, but actual names for dogs and cats.  A delightful piece on animals' names from the medieval and early modern period.  Click through to find out about Anne Boleyn's punny puppy!  And another similar item with Greek dog names, along with possibly the most shocking method of choosing a pup you'll ever read.  Still - it's fascinating how old names like Blackie and Killer actually are.  I like Pell Mell myself.  Well, or Pell-Nell-o-pe.

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