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    DefaultThis Irritates Me a Little....

    People say Baloo's name wrong all the time. They must just think I'm saying "blue" with a funny accent, because they call him Blue. : :P

    And I don't want to sound pretentious by correcting them. :-[

    So now when someone asks, "what's his name?" I usually respond with "his name is Baloo, like from "The Jungle Book", ....you know..?" And they look at me like I'm five years old (which I'm sure is due to the disney-cartoon reference....) with an appeasing, "Aahh...." and a smile and nod.... : *sigh* :

    EEeesh. Maybe I should have named him something simple like "Rover." :P
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    LOL How about Baloo, like the Bear and avoid the whole jungle book reference...kinda.

    I hate when people mispronounce Rhys' name. I know its kinda my fault for spelling it that way. But when they ask what his name is and I say REEEEEESE they always call him either Rice or Grease.

    Ruby, she doesn't have those problems...

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    I loved Jungle Book so it's easy for me to remember but I can see where people would have a hard time. Just keep saying what you do and hope they get it right.

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    You dog, you have naming rights. Whatever you and your dog like works. I happen to like the name Baloo.
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    I love the name Baloo. I loved Jungle book. And poo on whatever they think or say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmydogz2much
    LOL How about Baloo, like the Bear and avoid the whole jungle book reference...kinda.

    I hate when people mispronounce Rhys' name. I know its kinda my fault for spelling it that way. But when they ask what his name is and I say REEEEEESE they always call him either Rice or Grease.

    Ruby, she doesn't have those problems...
    Ha, no issues with "Peanut", either. :P

    I did try "Baloo, like the bear" but apparently the only bears that people are familiar with are Pooh, Paddington, and Smokey. :
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    I like the name Baloo.

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    Sometimes people think I pronounce Tal's name towel. : I pronounce it with a long a..oh well.

    BTW, I also like the name Baloo...in fact I like all the names on here because people have given some thought to the name and names are distinctive and creative. I think thats kinda cool.

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    We have a Baloo in our neighbourhood too.

    LOL it doesn't always help with a easy name. A lady always call Emma, Daisy. ;D I have never corrected her... She seems so sure that's her name.. Don't really know what to say, so she's Daisy for her.

    When she was a youngster another woman used to call her Elsa, she has learned since a long time know her name is Emma.

    She has also been called Anna!! ;D
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    Stoops definitely gets a lot of "what, Snoops?"

    Oklahoma needs to win another national championship in football to help get the name into the mainstream.

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