My Dog’s Name

29 Feb

Update: Thank you all for sharing the beautiful stories behind your dog’s name! “Jhappi” you get to take away a special gift!!

My dog’s name is Monk. Pretty unusual people say and they ask… it like the Buddhist Monks? is it because he is very docile by nature? some have even asked (pretty sure jokingly!) if it’s because he’s taken a vow of celibacy. I just laugh off and say….nope nothing deep like that!

So here’s people to tell you, why Monk is called Monk!

He’s named after “Adrian Monk”…..yup the famous detective who I absolutely adore for his highly obsessive compulsive ways!

Those who know Mr. Monk know what I am talking about and for others….well its a detective show (you may catch its re-runs on Star World) where the star of the show Mr. Adrian Monk is an exceptionally gifted detective with a quirk….he suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I was such an ardent follower of the show (and to confess a bit obsessive compulsive myself) and loved the character of Adrian Monk so much that when the show ended….I decided well if I ever get a dog he’s going to be named MONK!

SO yes, years before this cute little love entered our lives….his name was decided. He was Monk from day one!….and it just suits him perfectly! I cannot imagine him having any other name….Milo, Fido, Jimmy, Jackie…..nope he’s a Monk alright.

Yes, a little unusual and unique, but so is he šŸ™‚

What did you name your dog?Ā  Share your dog’s name and the story behind it below (as comments). One of the stories will be selected to be featured on our blog and will also get a special gift from Woofilicious!

9 Responses to “My Dog’s Name”

  1. Mahimaa Ramesh February 29, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Calvin, Susie & Hobbes

    My husband and I are complete opposites when it comes to reading, I read anything I can get my hands on and he reads only if the book has pictures in it. Hence we never end up fighting over the same books except for one series, Calvin and Hobbes. We both like calvin and hobbes so much that our wedding invite to friends was calvin and susie getting married and so all we needed to complete our little family was Hobbes whom we got 2 months after we were married. šŸ™‚ So that’s us now, Calvin, Susie & Hobbes.

    • thewoofilicious March 5, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Awww such a sweet story! Mahimaa please do share your family’s pic..all 3 of u with us šŸ™‚ Email us at Oh we’d love to see the unique wedding invite too!!

  2. Shalini February 29, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Having a Siberian Husky was always my childhood dream. Grew up looking at their pics in magazines, their shows on TV and the movies. But owing one of these magnificent dogs always seemed impossible. Then my husband gave the most special present on our first anniversary, a husky puppy. cute and soft just like a wool ball. he was everything that i ever dreamed of. One my all time favorites was ‘eight below’ movie. It had a husky named MAX as one of the leading actors. Maxx was named after him and because Max meant ‘The ultimate’ and ‘the best’. and our Maxx is just that. the ultimate pet one could ever dream about. Lovable and one of the most intelligent dog. Well an extra ‘X’ in his name is a extra Kiss from his parents…making him…MAXX. šŸ™‚

    • thewoofilicious March 5, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      Shalini we knew our hunk Maxx but its great to know how you got him too…thanks so much for sharing :)) Do email a pic of you and Maxx to us at

  3. Gunjan Govani March 2, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    My tiny black, blue-eyed fur ball was to be brought home when she turned 1 and a half months old. They lived really far away. I was nervous and ecstatic. We were bringing her back home on the motorbike.. So to make her feel secure and safe, I picked up a basket, a snug towel and a tiny Zoozoo* stuffed toy.

    We met her, stayed some time till she seemed comfortable with us. Watched her play- she was a really fast puppy!

    And then when it was time to leave, i made a tiny bed out of the basket and towel and neatly tucked her in for the long ride.

    Even before we got 2 minutes away, she started wimpering and barking softly at the new sights and smells. Everyone around us on the round noticed her. I tried talking to her, calming her down, it was her first time out on the road, you know.

    But she went on. I didn’t have the heart to see her cry like that so I took her out and placed her safely in the centre of my lap, holding her carefully.

    She slowly climbed up and put both paws around my neck and hugged me close. And comfortably sat that way all the way back home.
    That’s why I named her Jhappi. Jhappi means ‘hug’. She’s 18 months old now and much much bigger. She still sits on my lap and gives me a hug.
    I am so very lucky to have her.

    • thewoofilicious March 5, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      Gunjan what a beautiful story! Tell us a little more about you and “Jhappi” and share a picture of the two of you at along with your contact details so that we can send a special something for Jhappi šŸ™‚

  4. Chrisanne Pereira March 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    It has always been my desire to own a dog. Since am a patriotic Indian, I wanted the dog I own to have something Indian in him. So I chose a dog that was a pup of a labrador and an Indian pariah. While thinking of what to name him my thought immediately went to the day I saw him lying in the dust with the other pups around him. While the other pups were very noticeable his colour blended with the earth and dust around him. I immediately decided to name him “DUSTY”. Although his name is Dusty he is spotlessly clean and a stickler for cleanliness.

    • thewoofilicious March 5, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      Chrisanne love your reasons behind choosing Dusty and I hope more of us can share the same feelings! Thanks for sharing the story šŸ™‚ Do share a picture of you and Dusty with us at

      • Chrisanne pereira March 7, 2012 at 7:35 am #

        Sent the pic hope you have received it

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