Friday, June 5, 2009
What's in a name...
When I got Gabrina I had a lot of trouble remembering her name. I had to look at the papers quite a few times before I finally remembered it.
When people ask what her name is, they usually don't hear it right. She has been called anything from Kabrina to Sabrina to Katrina to Mabeana. Sometimes I think people are expecting an easy name so when I say Gabrina they are taken by suprise. There aren't a lot of things I can relate her name to so I tell people it's like Sabrina but with a 'G'. Then I usually go onto explain that I didn't get to choose her name. And that at Guide Dogs none of the dogs have the same name so there are some very unique names.
Its source is Gavriela, a Hebrew name meaning "Hero of God." My baby is a hero of God who is going to be a huge hero to someone someday.
Garbina Anne Louise
Dorkable (dork and adorable)
And she answers to almost all of those!
Gardner:Its source is an English expression, "Gardiner." A Gardner.
Gilligan: Its source is a Gaelic expression meaning "Small boy."
Garth: Its source is gwared, a Welsh name meaning "Harmless."
Gilly: Its source is a Latin expression meaning "Jove's descendant."