I know this thread is older than dirt but it caught my attention. Naming is serious business. I want to say first that I can't stand it when dogs have people names, except when the dog looks like the person they are named for
. I just feel like the people names should be reserved for anthropomorphic talking dogs, please.
It seems like great fun to name a dog after a song or whatever, but explaining the reference over and over again gets old. My wife named our dogs immediately on first sight when they were pups, Cheech is a male English Mastiff(it's a pork rind reference, like chicharrones, not Cheech Marin), and Misery is a female Rottweiler. Not Dead related, but they seem to suit them well, and most people get it.