Monday, September 6, 2010

Choosing A Name

 My husband said to choose a name that
would last 20 years, because that's how long
she will live.
We tossed around names
 and tried out a few.
Nothing we had come up with seemed
to suit this special girl.
I even asked you my blogging friends to
help come up with a name.
Still unable to find a name that suited.
We considered her heritage, Dobermans come
from Germany.
My husband remembered,
our eldest daughter was once in a play about a
strong German girl.
The play was "The Rose of Treason",
The story of Sophie Scholl.

Sophie was a student at the
University of Munich in the 1930's.
Sophie, her brother and a handful
of friends believed the Nazi government
was leading their country in the wrong direction.
They wrote a leaflet entitled
"The White Rose"
and distributed it around the University
campus.  The leaflet said it was time
for the Germans to rise up and resist the
tyranny of their own government.
6 different leaflets were written in all.
People began copying them and sending
them to friends.  Of course the Nazi
government found out and hunted down
 the ones responsible for this rebellion.
Sophie, her brother and 1 friend
were caught and executed.
The others involved were later found
and executed as well.
They were an example of bravery to
the very end.
Their story was a tale of courage,
of principle and of honor.

What better name for a little
German girl, than


She has already stolen our hearts.
I do hope it is a name that lasts
20 years.

Love to all,


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a great story. What a sweet name for a sweeet girl too. May you all have many happy loving years together.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh yes! Sophie Rose, PERFECT!! Welcome home Sophie! Riki

Leila Gervais said...

That is a beautiful name...she even looks like a sophie!

Linda said...

Perfect! She is adorable!

Dorthe said...

Oh Debbie,
She surely is a sweetie,
and the beautifull name, surely one to be remembered, and honored.
Hugs, Dorthe

Theresa said...

Oh MY GOSH Debbie... P*E*R*F*E*C*T! That last picture of Sophie Rose is precious! I am not a dog person, but Sophie Rose just might change that:)

Have a blessed day and GREAT CHOICE on the name!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sophie Rose is a perfect name! She looks exactly like a Sophie should. Great choice!!

Allie Hembree said...

Oh how I miss my Sophie Rose already.

Elyse said...

great naming story.


Plays with Needles said...

Waving at Sophie Rose! What a beauty!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

She is a cutie! Sophie is very appropriate and adorable!

La Doña Jenny said...

Yes, Sophie Rose, very fitting. Just look at that courages pose!


soggybottomflats said...

What an incredible story girl! And your baby girl...LOOKS like Sophie! So perfect. Take care Debbie, love your baby girl, Elaine

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love her name, Debbie. Here's wishing that you have your sweet Sophie Rose for at least 20 years!

DeeDee said...

She looks like a Sophie Rose in that picture..she is so darned cute....Love her name

great choice...and love the story to go with it.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debbie,
I think you picked the perfect name for her.
Have a wonderful day.

Lynn Stevens said...

A wonderful story and Sophie Rose seems a perfect name for her. Shes adorable!

Donna said...

That is a wonderful story. I saw appreciate your sharing the German heritage. My daughter-in-law is German...moved here about five years ago. My granddaughter is speaking both German and English. So all things German are special to us..especialy after spending three weeks in Germany last year.

What a sweet name for a puppy. I'm sure it will last 20 years!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Aw...pefect name. Our baby girl beagle is still going strong and she turned 14 in June. I'm sure hoping for 20!!

Lynn Richards said...

Yes!! Absolutely perfect. She carries the name well. Enjoy!

mya said...

Welcome Sophie Rose to a home where you are already loved and well taken care of.
I hope your new siblings will soon realize how special you are, and that before long they will be your good friends. You are named after a brave, very special lady, and before long you will know the history of your name.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a lovely name with such a wonderful background story to it!

Lynn said...

What a meaningful way to choose a name, I love it. Welcome to your new world Sophie Rose :) You are just beautiful and I would play with you now but I am afraid of big dobermans. My brother in law had one and I was terrified of him, but he was a bit unstable to start with when they rescued him.

I just found out that Ceasar Milan is in Toronto and doing a Dog Whisperer show and a workshop. Wish I had known sooner I would love to see him in person, I rather fancy him :)

Eileen Bergen said...

What a heart-rending - but important - story. You've chosen a lovely name with much honor to it.

Sharon said...

Ah yes Debbie, I do understand. You have chosen from your heart. Better put a butterfly on her collar.

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