Sunday, July 4, 2010

Name Game...

Meaning of the name: The victorious.
Origin: Latin.
Description: Is strong, thoughtful, and has emotional personality. Needs to dominate situations facing them and is persevering when trying to achieve something. Is also very good friend.
Love: Likes stable and lasting relationships.
Date: September 5 (St. Lawrence).

That is the "official" meaning of my name but...

How I got my name?? That is a mystery. I guess it was just something my mom thought when she got me and we were coming home.

December 23th, 2005. My mom “rescued” me from a mean Vet. I was very sick and he did not know about it. Can you believe it?? But… that is another story.

My mom and my auntie went to get me. As soon as my mom saw me… she was in love with me. When we were coming home, I was on my auntie’s lap. And she asked to my mom what was going to be my name. And like a flash my mom said “Lorenza”. My auntie looked at my mom like if she was joking. Nope. She was not joking. She wanted Lorenza.

Lorenza is a strong name but not very common here in Mexico. And that is because it has a second meaning here. If a person acts in a weird way, instead of telling him/her “Are you crazy?” you say… “Are you lorenza?”

Well. As soon as I came into my new home, like any puppy, I started doing silly things and then, all my family thought that my name was perfect!

It is very funny to see the reaction of the people when my mom tells my name. It puts a smile in their faces and we hear lots of…. “What”?... “Really”?... and “Haaaa’s”!

Sooo… the origin of my name is not very interesting, but sure is funny here where I live.

Thanks Frankie for organizing this game. Now I am ready to know about your names too!

Happy Independence Day!



Cole said...

You have such a pretty name Lorenza!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I think the name is SOOOOOO woo!

Thanks fur sharing!


Pippen said...

Your name fits you to a tee! You are very funny!

Sam and Pippen

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

So, Lorenza, you are a little bit lorenza??? That's funny. BOL!
Your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Flo de Sendai said...

A great name for a cute little doggie !!!
Licks from your friends in Japan:
Nana and Uyanga.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your name totally suits you, Lorenza! We loved your story!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Lorenza, your name so suits you!

Have a great day,
take care
Clive and the NSLM

Niamh said...

We like your name Lorenza! We had no idea it meant silly.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Missi, Hiro and Momma Tea said...

I love your name it's lovely and it suits you a lot


Dexter said...

Well, I cannot imagine any other name for you. But now I have a new phrase for cracker dog, LORENZA! Hehehe.


Marg said...

Lorenza, that is a great name and fits you very well. You are very funny. That was a good game.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! You definitely stayed STRONG, Lorenza. LOVE your name as a Dachshund. My mom grew up with 2dachs n you remind her of ChaCha. Your pawparents are very lucky to have you ... you also made them Strong. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Daily Pip said...

Lorenza - your name suits you perfectly. I am so glad your mom rescued you from the mean vet and that you now have a wonderful home.

Your pal, Pip

My Mind's Eye said...

We had no idea about your scary beginnings but we knew from day one of reading your blog that your Mom was a special lady!!!

Mom and I think the 1st meaning of your name is a good description of you; however, the Mexican definition makes us LOL.
Hugs Madi

Ruby and Penny said...

You have such a pretty name Lorenza.
Great pics.
Love Ruby & Penny

AFSS said...

I gets to tell about our names this afternoon.

We thinks Lorenza is a great name. ~Fenris

Alien said...

It is strange how different languages interpret a name. I happen to admire the name Lorenza.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love your name, Lorenza. And now that we know its meaning and your rescue, we would say you sure were victorious getting away from that mean vet and finding your wonderful home with Mom.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oreo said...

That defination fits you prefectly. I think your mom choose just the right name for you.

Have a happy 4 th

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great name Lorenza..
Happy Independence Day to you too...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Mayzie said...

Oh, I LUVS your name, Lorenza, and I think it's very interesting how you got it and how it makes peoples smile. Cuz you sure do make US smile!

Wiggles & Wags,

houndstooth said...

I've always thought your name was very pretty and regal! Now I have to giggle a little, too! It is perfect for you!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Well that's more than a little interesting, Lorenza. Your name has a sort of double meaning so it can fit with whatever kind of mood you're in. Your Mom is pretty smart, isn't she? Plus I never knew that about the Mexican meaning of Lorenza. Does it mean the same in other Spanish speaking countries or is it strictly a Mexican thing?

wags Lola

Wyatt said...

We love your name, it is perfect for you. It looks like the Name Game made you really sleepy!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

I thinks your name is perfect for you Lorenza! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Well that is furry cool that you have such a crazy name! We thinks its also furry cool that you were rescued and now have the best life ever!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

A MilShelb Mom said...

We have always thought your name is very pretty... and now that we know what it mean AND what it means where you live we think it is very good and funny!
~Milly and Shelby

Taffy said...

Well, before I knew what your name meant I always thought it was a beautiful name. And after I found out what your name meant I thought it was beautiful.....just like you. My name isn't too interesting either but I sure love learning about names. I wish I could come and visit you. For some reason I have been missing you lately. Mom said she wants to hold you and give you kisses ;o)

Asta said...


I have always loved youw name, but had no idea of it's special that i know, I love it even mowe! It's pawfect fow my stwong and independant and loving sometimes cwazy fwied, hehehe
smoochie kisses

Bobby said...


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Teehee! It seems like you name fits you on all levels!!! We love the last picture, BTW! We'll eat some grilled foodables for you today!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

The Oceanside Animals said...

We like your name, Lorenza -- and your pink belly! We are not used to seeing you without your dresses! ;-)

The Gang at LLB said...

We think your name fits you PERFECT Lorenza!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Piappies World said...

Hello dear Lorenza!

We think your name is really pawesome and pretty! Not only are you our fashion icon, you also come up with really entertaining and funny posts. Thankies for the smiles you bring us all the time.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Martha said...

You suit your name so very well. Thank you for telling us more about yourself.
We have no idea how we got our names but they are the only things we came we kept them!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

1000 Goldens said...

We adore your name -- Mom did such a good name choosing it. You make a perfect family and we just love you Lorenza!

JacksDad said...

I think it is very interesting! I do not know a single other Lorenza - dog or person!

Kari in Alaska said...

I think some of the best names are the ones that just come to you :)

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Lorenza, you're so funny. We love the photos. And the story of how you got your name.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lorenza, thanks so much for sharing, we here all LOVE your name, we think that "Good Friend"
describes you Perfectly!

Hugs, Tessa

3 doxies said...

I had no idea Lorenza meant sumptin totally different, that is kinda cool. All puppes act crazy at dat age so....It's perfect, I think it's a beautiful name too.
I hope you will someday tell us about how your mom got you and da whole vet story.

Martine said...

We've always thought your had a gorgeous name Lorenza!! We had not clue it also meant crazy!!! :)

xo martine & the kiddlets

The Army of Four said...

That's just perfect!
Tail wags,

Oskar said...

Lorenza is a great name. I love that it has such a funny meaning in your country!

koko said...

Interesting story, Lorenza... your name really stands out and will be remembered for time to come.

Licks, hero

Droopy, Smiley, and Kayah said...

We love your name Lorenza! It's unique! Even if it's got a strange meaning!!

Lots of slobber,
Droopy and Callie

little princess Luna~ said...

i think lorenza is just pawfect for you mi amiga~! i am so glad your mummy rescued you--you deserve a great life~!! :)


C said...

it is a good name. (Fo got his name because I think he looks like a fennic fox- big ears- and he acts like a fox..trying to get chicken, stealing food.)

Ellen Whyte said...

Lorenza sounds lovely. So you had a bad start in life too, huh? Good you found a decent home!

Mack said...

Looks like you want a tummy rub!
My mom & dad have a nephew named LORENZO! BOL!!!

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

Your name indeed suits you well!


RaphaelDelao0則義 said...


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh this is such a funny post, I enjoyed learning about your name, and we had never heard about the expressin "Lorenza" so that made us smile too.

It is a pretty name, Lorenza, you are a lucky pup!

Lots of love, Marvin, who doesn't know why he was called Marvin 'cos he already had his name when he was rescued.


Unknown said...


Those pikturs of you are cracking me up! You are being such a silly girl, I guess your mom was right in picking Lorenza.

Your furrend,

BRUTUS said...

Yes, it was a great idea Frankie had! we always knew you had a wild & crazy side, Lorenza! So your name is prefect for you! Remember we all grow into our names, so don't forget to cut loose sometimes BOL!

Brutus & Carmen (the Frenchies)

Thor and Jack said...

Lorenza é um nome bonito!

the booker man said...

miss lorenza,
i love your name cuz it's unique like you are!! and it's cool cuz you make everybuddy smile and giggle when they meet you! :)
the booker man

pam said...

We think Lorenza fits you perfectly. It seems an elegante name for an elegante lady.

As for the 'crazy' part... no no no. But Bobo does sympathize. He was told Bobo means 'stupid' in Spanish. And well he may be a teensy 'loco' but stupid? no no no!

Bobo and Meja

Rambo said...

Lorenza is a beautiful name. I loved your story about how you got it. Now I will always remember "are you lorenza?" BOL!

ocmist said...

You are just so cute in those pictures... especially the last one! We think the name suits you to a tee! You were victorious in overcoming being sick at the mean vets, AND you are a "wild and crazy" girl. You are also a good friend, so we think you have just the right name! The CCC

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

The name game is such fun, we love reading about how our fiends got their names.

We love your name! and love those pix of you too! :)

Unknown said...

So great! This name really does suit you :-) I'm sure you are 'crazy' in the most adorable way too!
My Patsy is named after Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous, and this name suits her perfectly. And Frankie ... well I just thought it sounded cute. Now I'm gonna check Frankie's link to see what it means. Thanks!!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

I think Lorenza is a really lovely name, even though it means something like 'silly' in Spanish...*grins* Thanks for sharing the story behind your name! I wish I had played the game...I missed out! >.<"


Anonymous said...

Oh Lorenza, you are so sweet and wonderful...we want to play the name game too.

The Animal Doctor said...

Good for you,Lorenza! In our case, the flood didnt go away until a week had passed. We were trapped inside our house, even our humans could not get out.

Take care, you have such a sunny disposition, your name suits you well.


Unknown said...

Oh Lorenza - I always wondered about your name...and now I know! :-) That is a great name - both the official and non-official meanings - ha! ha!

Honey the Great Dane

The Thundering Herd said...

We have really enjoyed the name game *(even if we are way behind in reading them all), but really enjoyed your meaning!

Wall-E said...

Gramma says that she thinks your name is very suitable for your breed!! My boy named me Wall-E because he liked the movie. That is very funny because now I live with an Oscar and an Emmy! Gramma says that Oscar was already named when she got him, but that his name had a different meaning, you know like an Oscar Meyer hot dog. But she named his wife-dog Emmy, because she said they are both awards!

Jemma Chihuahua said...

We've always thought 'Lorenza' was such a pretty name.