Tuesday, June 06, 2006

On Dogs, Names, and Boston

The mysterious knzn wonders why my dog is named Tobin. I won't opine on his conjectures, but his post motivates me to pass on two observations.

Because I live in Boston, when people hear that my dog is named Tobin, the most common first reaction is, "Oh, like the bridge?"

When I had a dog named Keynes, the reaction was, "Oh, like the mayonnaise?"