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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

#Tillman Tuesday Giveaway - The Name Game!

It's finally Tillman Tuesday again! Seems like more than a week ago, doesn't it?? Anyway, the Tillman Tuesday Question of the Day is... How did you get your Name??

I was named after late NFL football player and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman. Sully was named after Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot who safely landed the plane in the Hudson River in 2009. Rose was... well, she just looks like a Rose, right?? BOL! Actually, she got that name cuz she rode in the Rose Parade on Jimmy Van Patten's Lap, when she was a puppy. Awww.

Corporal Patrick Tillman
Captain Sullenberger with baby Sully
in front of my 2010 Rose Parade float
Rose
Leave a comment below about how your pet got their name - and don't forget your Twitter ID or your email address, so I can find you if you win the drawing! One commenter will get a $50 Petco gift card!  Is there anything better than that? Maybe.. but that's a really good prize! Woof!!


Be sure to watch "Who Let The Dogs Out" on Animal Planet this Saturday! It's our grand finale!

And plan to be at my Viewing Pawty on Saturday on Twitter from 6am-11am PDT - this week with my special guest, Norman the Scooter Dog!

Tweet with Norman & me on Saturday!

OK, so tell me how your pets got their names and let's give away this gift card! (Don't forget your Twitter ID or email!)

Tillman

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got my name frum da 1970's show "Benson" It was a show about a butler and I kinda wook wike one wearing my Boston Terrier Suit!People say da name fits me..but I get waited ON, not da other way awound! BOL!!! I wike ur name, Tillman! ~ Benson

NancysParadise said...

Reba got her name when she reminded Mom of dog she enjoyed many years with Rebel.. Rebel reborn, female style Reba!
@NancysParadise

Anonymous said...

My owner is Greek and she thinks even when I'm sleeping I look like an English Bulldog with wisdom...Hence, my name is Sophie.

Anonymous said...

My name is Cthulhu Dawn and I'm named after the elder god of chaos!

cobird2 said...

Johnny was named after his human grandfather who always had a big grin when that fact was mentioned.

Anonymous said...

I gots my name cuz when she rescued me I talked &talked..soo name, Gabby, came to be. Now she thinks Bossy might be more like it...or Snooze..ha. We luv yr hero names and Rose iz tutu cute.

Gabby_da_Tabby

Michelle said...

Let's start with the easiest...Cassie, my papillon got her name from the constellation Cassiopeia & Apollo was named after the roller coaster at Busch Garden's-VA, Apollo's Chariot. JC is my mother's first & middle name initials. He almost died when he was born and my parents fought to save him. It worked so she named him JC and it stuck. Simba, geee...Lion King was popular at the time. =) But I also had Nallah before she died way too young. Their full names were a play on The Lion King and Lady & the Tramp, so of course their other son that I have is Scamp.So there you have it:
Cassie - the stars
Apollo - a roller coaster
JC - mom
Scamp & Simba - Disney Movies.

(@MMJnSC)

Anonymous said...

well each one of my girls was a rescue and had names already- except one we changed and figured it was only right to keep the names they had- their life was already tossled enough but their nicknames which they answer too are things like bubblebutt- because she is a butthead and block the others from getting thru unless they want to crawl under or jump over her which they do- we did change one dogs name because it was an evil name and she was abused and named her princess- that was the only one we named because she is the princess of the house under our queen bee. We have a goldy, a princess, bear (after the cubs/bears but we did not name her and love the cubs) we have rescues in and out too we foster till they find homes. @mom4everever

BethElderton said...

Pink came to us as a tiny kitty found abandoned and in need of nursing. A little later we realized that Pink's real name was Floyd :)
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

maggietucker10 said...
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maggietucker10 said...

Where to start...my oldest kitty (13 Years) used to go completely around the room without touching the floor. (think sofa, curtains, etc) so I named him Monkey which later was shortened to Monk. People still look at me funny when I call his name. My 2nd kitty made a strange little noise when she was small, so I named her Sqeak. I "aquired" a solid black kitty who just looked like a Leonard.
And then there are my pups. My male Morkie had a dark ring under his nose which my husband said made him look like an older man he once knew, so his name is Tucker. My sweetiepie female Yorkie is small and super sweet natured...she reminded me of a teacher I had in school who was that way, so she is Maggie after her. And our Beagle has a red nose...when we got him he was a tiny little fellow. I named him Rudolph which was later shortened to Rudy.
That about does it :D
maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

Pamela said...

PURL & THEKINDLE
Xmas 2010, my mother was dead a year, my brother had put his dog down. he couldn't afford major surgery and had been foreclosed on. Over my objection, my mothers death brought on a mental collapse, he moved into our mothers house with me. We were threatened with foreclosure Xmas week. I had a coupon for a free chocolate bar at Walgreens and needed medicine for a cold, I couldn't afford the medicine. Took my bro to Walgreens. Saw this beautiful Kitten living outside, told off the Walgreens Manager. All these people with homes would not take her home. Next week we had freeze warnings, my own cat was in the last week of her life. She survived 3 years after the 1987 food recall, with CRF. I went out 3 times one night with a terrible cold and a chronic condition, to get Purl to come out of hiding in the dumpster. I was below freezind. Finally, picked her up with food in the morning. When I met her she needed a sweater. I couldn't afford to buy one for her, so I called her PURL. My cat died New Year's Eve in my arms, while I cried hysterically. I placed Purl on Petfinder. Two weeks later, we had raised the money to stay in the house and I saw Purl was pregnant. Named most of the Kindle EZ names for adoption, except for SWEETIE. "SWEETIE don't do that", I was uttering repeatedly after 6 weeks. She's first born, always in trouble. After I discovered shelters killed kittens and the number of animals abandoned in my county, I sold a silver necklace and drinking mug-family heirloom to get SILVER (the runt) and her Sister back from a no kill shelter with Viral problems. I kept them all with the help of the Pet Food $ettlement in the Spring/Summer of 2011 and a Vet. It's the family I wanted all my life. Many of my human family (not my closest) are real trash. I was named by my Grandmother after a Movie Star, that's where the drama started. @Unchat

K.C. said...

@PittiePupLegend Legend got his name after not having one for two weeks after I got him. I wanted sonething different and that people wouldnt forget. Since he's a big male american pit bull terrier that you cant miss him out on a walk and he's changed alot of peoples minds about how a pit bull really is it stuck! (he was NOT named after the movie I AM Legend. He was born well before that movie came out)

Anonymous said...

Zeke (Eichen Z D'Oberwager), a malinois, was named for a tv character... Lieu (Lieutenants Seminole Wind), a lab mix, was named for another character on the same tv show and a country song by John Anderson... Bogey, a boxer, was named for Humphrey Bogart... Shorty and Gunny, mastiff mixes, were named for an ex-boyfriends military nicknames... Marley, a lab/hound mix, came with her name but certainly lives up to the reputation of the original Marley (of Marley and Me)
Sharonpadgett1969@gmail.com

Mami2jcn said...

Cocoa got his name because he's a light chocolate color.

Thanks!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Cathy Keisha said...

I got the Cathy part of my name cos Gramma always wanted a girl named Cathy and never had one. The Keisha comes from the hood where I was found. @CathyKeisha

Alaine88 said...

Cupcake got her name from my daughter's favorite food :)
family74014 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I named my dogs after hawaiian culture which i love so much.

PukaShells- is my lab it means little hole she was the runt and supppose to be small i nursed her to a happy healthy full sized lab retriever

SweetPea well my bull mastiff is just that a sweet pea of a dog shes the oldest and the most loveable, dog youll ever meet.

Lilo- shes my boxer dog shes small and i think the runt of her litter her name is translated to Little One she is small but has a huge heart and a lot of spunk.

i dont know much of my dogs because they are rescue & shelter dogs but i love them like noone knows

Anonymous said...

@pukarocks

i explained my girls name and now i forgot my twitter id.

oops..

puka,pea & lilo mommy

=)

lennyg said...

Shayna was such a pretty puppy (Golden) we used the Yiddish word for pretty - pretty cool name, huh!

@Lennyg10

lennyg said...

Other puppy Tiki (Shih Tzu) was named after my first dog. Don't remember how that dog got his name. I was pretty young.

Anonymous said...

Abby-Lane,for a english bulldog .emmitt for a muppet movie jug band. The names fit there personalitys.

Anonymous said...

Bear!
My English bulldog's name is Bear. When he was a puppy I was having a hard time naming him. But with his brindle color and stature it fit perfectly. I know now it was the best name for him because When people see him walking down the street, they say "I thought you were walking a bear down the street!"

Avsparks24@gmail.com

Newman said...

My full name is Newman MacGillicuddy Matlow. When mama brought me home, she carried me into the house and said "Well, you're the "new man" of the house now." And thet's how I got to be named Newman! MacGilliciddy is after mama's first male bully, Fletcher MacGillicuddy (RIP). I never knew him, but I'm honored to carry on his name!
My sissy, Precious Junebug, has the honor of carrying on the name of mama's first female bully, Precious Lovebug (RIP).
And pug brudder, Giorgio Armani, was already named when mama got him. His pug mama and daddy are Tiffany and Louis Vuitton! (They think they're all that, but we know better!) BOL!!!

Tebow said...

Hi, my names is Tebow and I am an english bulldog! My mommy named me after heisman winner and Nfl QB Tim Tebow!

Anonymous said...

Rut Roh! My Momma was tired dis morning...I was da first comment and she forgotted my twitter id!!! Sawwy about dat ~ Benson

@itsbensontime

Tempe4Prez said...

We are two basset hounds and a guinea pig. Cooper : My dad is a Montana Redneck and named me after his expensive tires. Miss Ellie May: I was named after an old show called the Beverly Hill Billies lady character (who was she? the show was way before my time.) Belle: I was named after the Disney girl (she becomes a princess) from Beauty and the Beast. I am told that belle means beauty so I am happy about that.

Trish B. said...

Lumpy came into my local animal control when he was just about six months old. He had horrible Demodex and had hardly any fur, a secondary skin infection, had cherry eyes, food allergies, and was malnourished. The dermatologists at the LSU Vet School think he had been used as a bait dog. He never acted like a puppy. He would just lay around like a lump. So, his name became Lumpy.

Bozz came with his name so I did not change it.

Brees came with the name Otis. He had been horribly abused. He lived outside under a porch. He was covered in fleas, had a secondary skin infection, bilateral entropion, pinched nares, and an elongated soft palate. We got his skin cleared up, his eyes, nares and palate fixed and ended up foster failures. Brees had been horribly abused by a man. It took him three days to warm up to my husband. I changed his name from Otis as I did not want him to keep the name he had been abused with. I named him after Drew Brees, the quarterback from the Saints. The Saints were always underdogs but became champions. Brees is now a champion!

Anonymous said...

We adopted our Chihuahua from Animal Services. She was seized with over 250+ other Chihuahuas in horrible conditions. She is really, really .....should we say shy : ) so we gave her a pretty name to go with her personality -Shyla.

Shelley P
@ShellChis

Katie & Jedi said...

Before we found the right name for Jedi, some friends had other ideas such as: Cobra, Tofu, and Ninja. Once we learned how sneaky he was and his personality combined with my love for Star Wars, we all decided that his name should be “Jedi”

Twitter: @Jedi_surfs

George The Duck said...

Sanjee said she was going to hug me and squeeze me and name me George. So I'm George. Good thing it was what was already on my hatching certificate. ;)

@georgetheduck

PepperPom said...

Mom gave me my name. She had a dream about an orange Pomeranian named Pepper. That was how she knew it was time to get a dog. She found me and named me Pepper. She says I was made just for her. A gift from Heaven. My birthday is within a week of hers.

Anonymous said...

When I was a pup, my fur was cinnamon colored, so my family named me Cinnamon. They call me Cinny or Cinna for short. Hope you have another season Tillman. Your show was fun to watch on wintry Saturday mornings. Cinny @teamcockapoo

Anonymous said...

When I was a pup, my fur was cinnamon colored, so my family named me Cinnamon. They call me Cinny or Cinna for short. Hope you have another season Tillman. Your show was fun to watch on wintry Saturday mornings. Cinny @teamcockapoo

poetic justice said...

I lived at a bad place and they didn't want me anymore and threw me out. I had to scrabble wif chickenz to find food. When mom rescued me she officially name me Daffodil because she said I'd blossom here ... but evrybody calls me Daffy @noCrybabyDoGs

pugsireland said...

Well Smith the pug was named after Will Smith, Will Smith starred in Men in Black which featured a pug called Frank.
So when we got a black male pug we wanted to call him Smith.
We are from @pugsireland on Twitter so why not give us a follow all, we will follow all anipals back

billy Wiseman said...

when i got my dog at six weeks old i looked at her and her color and called her brownie she cant ride a skateboard but she does give high fives. and Hugs im still very proud of her

Chris said...

Hi Tillman - When my new family saw me it was love at first sight, and they knew I'd be loved forever, so they named me 'Aimee', which is French for beloved :)

~Aimee

PS - We really enjoy visiting Petco when we're in Washington!

Sherry said...

Mom and Dad named me after Zoe Saldana. They had seen a couple of movies with her acting in them and really liked the name. When they brought me home as a baby they decided to call me Zoe because she was pretty feisty in the movies and thought it would be a good name for a feisty Boston Terrier!
@sherryfawkes

Julie said...

Our dog was adopted from a local shelter and his original name was 'Winky', but we decided to change his name because he only has one eyeball and we did not want to keep a name that was focused on his eye. We renamed him Dumpling because he has white fur and is as cute as a little dumpling!

Julie said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my twitter! It is @jpark107

cmariej1372 said...

My little girl said our puppy looked like copper from the Fox and the Hound, he's part terrier and part beagle. and the name stuck! @cmariej1372

Twiggy said...

Most people think I am named after the model Twiggy - cuz I'm so good looking and thin! But really I'm named after Twiggy Ramirez, which I guess is cooler since he's a rock star! BOL!

Mari said...

I named our lovable mutt "Papa Nez" after Mike Nesmith, my favorite Monkee!

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Brenda Callahan said...

first there is Buddy- no name game there... the shelter had been calling him Buddy-Cat.

Then we have T-Bone, a kitty who found us in a parking lot. he has a perfect T marking across his shoulders.

Then we have Cujo, who was named because he was a "nasty" kitty, but when he came to us, we found he had the best personality we have ever seen in a cat

IcyPinkLemonade said...

My name is generational! My first name is from my great grandmother, my middle name is from my grandmother, then last name from parents! :)

@IcyPinkLemonade

Two French Bulldogs said...

We adopted Benny aka, Benson, so he came with his name. Me, mom liked the name Lily.
Boring huh?
Benny & Lily
@2frenchbullys

sgumer said...

My dog got the name disco because he would dance around for treats and people when he was younger.
@sgumer

billy Wiseman said...

BROWNIE president@nextfriend.us

Furbabys said...

I got My Name Gracie because when I was 8 months Old I was a emergency Rescue and once Rescued I could not bend my rear knees! They were Fractured but already healing the vet said. I wasn't very pretty either but Mom looked at me and decided I was full of Grace and even when I healed I walked with Gracie so My Mom said "I am calling you Gracie"

@Furbabys

Cometsky said...

My name is Comet and I got my name cause when I was born and found by my owner the Comet "HaleBopp" was flying over America and everyone could see it. Thanks Tillman and Rose and Sully!

Dutchbrosluv said...

My lab/mix got her name Molly after I watched the movie Marley And Me and she was the only yellow pup from all black liter from father Boston. puppy. She is my best-friend! Boston is a rescue and had been named but just a big black lab he is definitely the Boss! @Dutchbrosluv

Cometsky said...

Above comment should include twitter id: @Rigel9000 :)

Anash said...

the cat got its name from kids, tabby was what they all agreed on! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com