Bruin was named after Boston Bruins. I decided that was going to be the name of whatever bulldog we got (unless he/she was just absolutely obviously another name), So Bruin's first and middle name is Bruin O'Reilly (after Terry O'Reilly of the Bruins) and Lilly...well it was just the name that my bf's daughter picked. I wanted Bruta Lilly was a little too 'flowery' for my taste. I usually call her Lilly Bear (and actually not b/c of the Bruins ) She looks like a little teddy bear to me
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
My first Bully was named Samson el Torito de Sánchez. His unofficial name when we got him was "Goliath" because he was the biggest of the litter! My ex had already decided on 'Samson' because of his strength and 'el Torito' means 'Little Bull' in spanish and his last name was Sánchez and in Spain you are named for the house you come from: de XXXX (which is short for Casa de XXX=the house of XXX) so he became Samson el Torito de Sanchez= Samson the little Bull from the house of Sánchez.
Petunia Belle was named as such because she was beautiful, Belle is french for beautiful and Petunia after a restaurant (now closed) in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Best brunch in NOLA! My ex wanted to name her Delilah so we could have Samson and Delilah, but that was an ill-fated romance and I was so NOT going to name my girl that. What an idiot he was! LOL! Luckily I DID get the dogs in the divorce so I consider myself coming up on the winning end based on that alone. Haha!
RIP Samson el Torito and Petunia Belle
May 20, 2000 - June 06, 2008 and November 16, 2004 - April 10, 2015