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April 10, 2011

How I Got My Name

Hey guys, so sorry that I haven't been visiting any of your blogs for over FOUR days! I have been SO busy with my top secret project, it's been so difficult to find any time to visit you all. I've been working on it day to night & night to day, my head is almost going to explode BUT the good news is, it's 97.92% done!! You won't believe how amazing it looks right now. I will reveal it to you all once it's done & my flashing box comes back from the repair man. Yes, the black flashing box is being repaired. The lens isn't working good. I hope it will be fixed soon!

So since I can't post up any new recent pictures of Yours Truly, I thought I'd post up an old one of me in my pajamas & do a post on how I got my name for Reilly's new contest! OOOH I'm so excitered!! Hoomie Melissa's mom was the one who came up with my very unique name so she will be the one telling you all the story. Here goes...

"I wanted an over-the-top ultra-feminine fantasy princess-like name for this most heart-meltingly beautiful puppy I had ever seen in my life our first dog ever. I thought of Tiara in the beginning, inspired by Tiara Jacquelina, a Malaysian celebrity but then Tiara is also the name of a pesky little Malaysian-made car that people didn’t think much of. The car’s out of production by the way.

So I thought again and remembered a friend
or more to the point an office mole and A1 politicker in Brunei by the name of Jennifer who named her first child Amber. (She had been toying around with a few names in the nine months that she was pregnant and asked us what we thought of possibilities like Star or Blaze or some other outrageous moniker. She always wanted to be different and said if named Star, the child would not have to spell it out, she’d only have to draw the symbol for people to know what it meant. Well, I never liked Jennifer but I had to give her points for being zany). Anyway, nine months later, she named her baby Amber Rain.

Now Amber sounded quite nice to me and it also made sense. A Golden Retriever, is, after all, amber in colour. Amber is also a semi-precious stone with therapeutic qualities, or so they say. So I decided Amber it would be. But just Amber? No, I wanted to make it unique. You see, I have this made-up family tradition about adding a hyphen to all my girls’ names. For instance, Melissa. It must have a hyphen and then a second name which makes it Melissa-Jane. (Amber’s puppies too, named by moir, carry on this tradition like Lara-Chantelle, Megan-Joy, Tia-Liana). And so, Amber’s name must have a hyphen and a second name. I thought of Mae, not May or Mei (as it would be spelt in Malaysia) but Mae, as in Mae West. I must say that Amber has lived up to her namesake because she’s turned out to be such a sassy screen siren and legend as well. And there you have it – Amber-Mae. Actually Amber’s full name (although seldom used) is Tiara Amber-Mae. Rolls off the tongue nicely, don’t you think? I still like the Tiara bit, even though it has ‘automotive connotations’, but who cares - my willful, drive-you-up-the-wall, nutty but absolutely adorable princess will always and forever, wear her crown."

Great story innit? Hope you liked it. OK now I really gotta go visit all your blogs!

47 comments:

Reilly / Bree said...

Amber is the MOST perfect name for you and we love how your mom arrived it - thank you for playing along :) Can't wait to see your secret project.

Frankie Furter said...

I LOVE your name... and I can't wait to see what your project is!!!

ForPetsSake said...

Amber is a lovely name, and I love the color of amber as well. My amber jewelry is some of my favorite :)

Roo said...

Well that was a fun name game :D Amber-Mae....nice :) Amber is a beautiful color and Mae West well supremely top notch! Excellent combo for sure! :D

Wigglin at ya,
Roo

Kari in WeHo said...

you have a great naming story

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Thanks, Amber! We loved reading about how you got your name!

Woofs,
Tommy

Oskar said...

My mom person has some amber jewelery and loves it. Great story & I can't wait for you to reveal your surprise.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Madi and Mom said...

Amber what a beautiful story of how you became Amber and it is quite a fitting name for you.
Thank you for sharing.
RE: your comment on my blog....Mom says I have some hound dog DNA as my nose is always down looking for morsels of food.
MOL
Madi

Berts Blog said...

What a great way to come up with a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. I am not sure how I got my name. Bert.....Bert.....I don't know what Vickie was thinking when she named me BERT.....

Oh well, I'll just have to live with it. And to be honest. I kinda feel like a Bert.....

Can't wait for you to finish your project. I am dying of curiosity. Well, not dying, but I am excited.....

The Army of Four said...

Great post! Since our sister's name was Amber, we were curious about how you got that as part of your name! We think it's beautiful, as are YOU!
Play bows,
Zim

Catalina said...

What a pretty name! Great story! :)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That is a great story! Tiara Amber Mae is a princess name for sure and definitely suits you! I really like the Mae for Mae West part!

Lorenza said...

Amber Mae!
Thanks for sharing the story of your name!
I like it a lot!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Elizabeth said...

Can't imagine what you're making...

Great name and story, Amber-Mae! When the humans put so much effort into picking just the right name, you gotta know they adore you!

Jon Farleigh and Dewi

Anakin Man said...

Hello Amber Mae!!
Tanks for visting me!!!

Amber Mae is a great name and me enjoyed yous story!

laters,
Anakin Man

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Amber-Mae is a perfect name for you! Can't wait to hear your big surprise.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Your name is perfect for you! It's beautiful just like you! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Benny and Lily said...

What a good story. We like the name Amber-Mae. Those PJ's are nice, BOL
Benny & Lily

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

So much thinking has gone into your name, Amber-Mae and no wonder that's a beautiful name! Our humans get the headaches coming up with names for us!

Thanks for your comment and suggesting that we participate in the dancing competition. We are really not that good yet and we have a long way to go. Diana said our first and main problem is we have not been socialised well and we get all excited in public places like in the park. She has planned to work on that. Our daily training is more like playtime for us and not so much as training for events, that would be hard work.

Wyatt said...

It's a perfectly pretty name for a perfectly pretty golden dog :)

Wyatt

the booker man said...

miss amber-mae!

thankies for lettin' your grammy share your namin' story! i have always totally loved your name cuz i'm a southern labradoggie, and your name is very southern! here in the south, we have a lot of double first names like mary catherine and sarah beth and anna claire and stuff.

*woof*
the booker man

pee s -- i totally dig your jammies, too! they look super duper comfy cozy. :)

pee pee s -- i don't think i can wait much longer to find out what your mega secret project is!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Amber, I tink you and me was really named after each odder!

Bailey Be Good! said...

I LOVE your name, and really enjoyed the story behind how you got it!

My human sister came up with my name, after searching the Internet for doggie names. Mine was the only one that everyone agreed on. :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

An excellent tail ......oh and an excellent tale.

I love your name Amber Mae, it is just so pretty. Now I know how you were named, it is even betterer.

lotsalicks, Marvin xxxx

Clive said...

Amber, we loved hearing about how you got your name!

take care
Clive and Murray

euthymic said...

Tiara Amber Mae is a lovely name. It is so feminine. We like the outfit too, it's slammin good!

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love the story of your name, Amber-Mae! We can see that tiara sitting on your head. You're a beautiful girl and a very smart one!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dino and Family said...

Amber, I can't wait to see what secret project you are up to! Thanks for sharing the lovely story of your beautiful name! I love it!
Hugs, Dino

parlance said...

Amber-Mae is a lovely name for a beautiful screen siren.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

A beautiful name for a beautiful Golden girl! :)
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Lincoln said...

It fits you so well ! Amber is a gorgeous name, we love it !
Mae is a trendy name right now in France - lots of little girls have been named "Maé" lately :-) My hooman has a friend who's daughter's name is Maé. Also, there is a very famous singer in France right now - every teenage girls love him - and his name is Christophe Maé : here you can listen to one of his song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHRFFKHoPOg&feature=related.

Have a nice rest of your day,

Lincoln

Suka said...

hey Amber,

What a super story! I love your full name, "Tiara Amber-Mae." Perfect! And your grandma is right, it rolls of the tongue beautifully. And it definitely is the perfect name for you!

My human thinks it is very cool that your grandma thought of hyphenated names for all of her daughters. Very creative, and such pretty names!

Thank you for sharing such a special part of you!

Suka

Meeka said...

Can't wait to see your special secret project.

Asta said...

Ambew-Mae
I loved that stowy of how you got youw name
I always knew you wewe bown to be a special pwincess and now I have pwoof
smoochie kisses
plain old Asta

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Of course we remember you!!! We wish our mom had more time to blog and not work so we could visit all our friends all the time.
Cute story about your name, and I wonder what your secret project is?!?!
--JB

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Amber is one of our mama's favoritest names!!!!!!!!! She made that remark to her D-I-L when she was expecting her second baby, and she named her Amber when she was born!!!!!!!

Mama has 5 granddaughters....Chrystal, Amber, Kim, Lauryn and Korinna....and two great grandsons.....Zach and Isaiah.

We love you and are so thankful for your friendship.

George the Lad said...

Amber is a lovely name, and yes it was a great story, thanks for sharing
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

the booker man said...

hihi miss amber-mae!

i'm back cuz i gotta woof about those evil little plastic pool thingies. first like, they are too small and make me feel all claustrophobic! second like, they are all wobbley when you walk in them, and i hate that! give me a river or lake or pool any day!! heehee.

*woof*
the booker man

Priscilla said...

Amber, I think your name is perfect for you!!! It is a regal name for such a regal goldie as you!

By the way, we did see your name and many of our other blogger friends' too! Our signature is right opposite Tembusu (where we stayed)!

P.S. I've also voted for your awesome costume in Jazzi's contest. Hope you win!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE it! AMBER just perfect. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anny said...

I love your name when i first stumbled onto your blog... such a beautiful name. I thought of Vanessa Mae immediately.. hehehehe My hoomie here has a hyphen in her name too :)

loved your super pajama costume.. you look so adorable!

Levi said...

Can't wait to see your project!

For some reason I couldn't comment on your most recent post?????

Meeka said...

Ahoy Matey!
Your hoomie is very talented and creative and you're the perfect model. You've got the winning costume.

Anonymous said...

Love your name, Amber! What a great story behind this name! Cool post! Looking cute in your pajamas!

Thor and Jack

George the Lad said...

Hi Amber thanks for your visit today and kind comments, I still have me paws cross for you ;)
George and Jan xxx

Honey the Great Dane said...

OOH, what a great story! You know, I've always wondered about your name, Amber-Mae, ever since I first met you - and now I know! :-) And I agree - it suits you PERFECTLY!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

The Teacher's Pets said...

Your name is purrfect for the princess that you are! By the way, you look quite fetching in those pajamas, my dear girl!
Also, thanks so much for that super funny caption for our SILLY SATURDAY PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST! Yours is very silly!