For this litter, we chose Stranger Things as a theme.
Stranger Things is an American Scifi-horror-drama television series that's set in the 1980s.
The series is set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana.
The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Departement of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension , "the Upside Down". The influence of the Upside Down starts to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways.
So far, it's 4 season of the show, and we are waiting for the fifth season that will come in 2024.
There are many names that we could have chose, but, Eleven - who is a very special person and plays a very big part in the show, was chosen before the puppies were born.
Also Jim Hopper was a name that we chose before they were born. This because he's "the man". He's also the person that Elevn lives with.
Then it was Nacny Wheeler. She's been palying a big part of the series, and has grown very much as a person and becomming strong and independant. She's a popular and pretty young woman.
So - these three names was set.
Then there were two more.
Damien wanted Dustin Henderson. Dustin is is a cute boy with a big heart. And he really shows this in the fourth season. So, our little rascal of a pup is named Dustin.
Then it's Robin Buckley. Robin in the series is a close friend to Steve, and has become a part of the "gang". (A bit funny is it that Robin in the series is played by Maya Hawke, who is the daughter of Uma Thurman who plays the lead role in Kill Bill, wich was a theme for a Rottweiler litter we had in 2009. And another thing: the girl that Robin is in love with, she's played by the same actor that played Anne with an E; Amybeth McNulty.)
So, how did we name them?
Eleven was easy.
She was first born, black/tan with a white stripe on her chest.
Her two sisters are liver/tan, so it was an easy choice.
Jim Hopper - also easy since he was the biggest of the boys. A bit darker in the tan than his brother. So, a butch dog needs the name of a butch caracter.
Dustin Henderson was also easy, since it was the other male name and Dustin was the second male pup. He's also a bit chatty, so, the name fits him.
So, the two livers ...
Rather an easy choice as well, since Nancy Wheeler is very feminine and the darkest of the liver/tan girls is a bit smaller than her sister.
And then it was only Robin Buckley left.