In a previous topic on this forum, someone was mentioning funny dog names, and this got me to wondering why we name our dogs what we do. I know that where my dogs are concern there is some story to be told. Our larger dog OSO (yes, bear in Spanish) got his name for two reasons. First of all his breed Akita is suppose to have a the look of a bear, but I think that Oso is a mix breed of Akita and something else. Second we had hamsters at one time that we acquired from a school teacher and one of them a teddy bear hamster was name Oso. This hamster was such a character, that when we got this dog, and he turned out to be just as big a character as a puppy my sister just came out and said to him Okay little Oso, unaware that my brother was also calling him Oso, and that's where he got his name. Our second dog Buddy got his name because we had another small dog prior to him name Buddy, and it wasn't the first time that we name a dog in honor of a previous dog we had. Although given this Buddy's personality a better name would of been Bully. So that is how Oso and Buddy got their names.