How to pick the right Obama dog name
Remember the good old days when people named their dogs Spot or Fido?
Apparently, they’re over. Now you need a formula.
Well, you don’t need a formula. The First Family does.
Lucky for the Obamas there’s a company that conjures up product names and has stepped forward to create a moniker for new family dog – whether it’s a Labradoodle, Portuguese Water Dog or some other type of rescue.
Strategic Name Development of Minneapolis polled U.S. citizens who supported President Barack Obama in the election and own a pet. The group preferred names of people, either real or fictional, such as Linus, Scooby and Cleopatra.
The company then formulated criteria for choosing a name using the acronym PETNAME. The letters stand for: Politically optimistic (such as Gerald Ford’s dog Liberty); Easy to pronounce (and easy to spell); Tell a story (something about history or character); No more than two syllables; Atypical (avoid obvious names like Sam or Bear); Made in America (no foreign-sounding names); and End with a vowel sound (they’re easier for pets to hear).
The winner: RahmRod, which combines the names of the Obama Administration’s top dogs – chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel and senior adviser David Axelrod.
Do you like that name? It doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, does it? As far as we’re concerned, the Obamas should just let daughters Malia and Sasha pick out a name for the next Obama dog.
Of course, they could also choose the name our readers favored in an informal poll: Chief.
Much better than RahmRod, don't you think?