2. Human names: Shelby, Josiah and Misty (although I didn't choose the latter) for dogs. Cats - Samuel, Baden, Juliette, Fionna, Apollo and Aurora. Although, if you meant have I named any after people I knew - no. They are either based on biblical or historical names, or just a name I liked.
3. My dad hated Josiah's name. Might be why he could never remember it. When I introduce Arwen and Aragorn, I get 1 of 2 reactions. Either a blank stare or, "you must be a Lord of the Rings fan!" I know from the reaction, who has either read the book, seen the movies or both. Those that know the reference love the fact I named the 2 like I did.
4. I think I have shared why Josiah was named Josiah. I had always wanted to name a son Josiah. By the time my 1st male puppy came around, I was 41 and it was obvious I was not ever going to have a human son, so I gave the name to my puppy.
I love the names Arwen and Aragorn. Cats, I think my favorite has been Margurieten.
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