Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Force is Strong with this One

As some of you may know, I have three cats. They are all named after Star Trek characters. We have Dax, Data and Hue (10 bonus points to anyone who actually knows who these characters are). Well, this weekend, we got a new addition to the I mean family. We got a black lab mix.

I've been asked numerous times, if my cats are named after Star Trek, what would my dogs be named after. The logical (Vulcan) choice was Star Wars; however, Anna and I are not that into Star Wars. We don't know nearly as many Star Wars characters as we do Star Trek (most likely due to the supremacy of Star Trek over Star Wars...yeah that's right - eat it George Lucus).

Well, we were a bit rushed; we had to decide on a name because we were getting her licensed. The dog is a black lab, and what is the nerdiest thing I could think of that is black? No, not Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds, but the Sith Lord himself. And that is how we ended up with Vader. Now all of our dogs will be named after Star Wars characters. I can't wait to meet Mace Windu, or Boba Fett.


  1. Sounds cool. My pets, such as my puppy, Athena, will be named after gods and goddesses. Next is a cat named Isis.

  2. Isis is a great name for a cat.

  3. Let's hope your eventual children's names are a little more, shall we say, "normal" ;)

    You do have me thinking, though, about how we're going to name our pets (someday).

  4. For our kids' names, we are going to name them after nicklodeon characters. We'll have two sons, Rocko and Dough, a daughter named Patty, and twins named Pete and Pete.