Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lobo junior

In mid-June, Bondi will be gaining a new little brother, pictured above at 5 weeks of age. I don't expect he will grow to anywhere near Bondi's size (more a function of long legs than bulk), but then again Bondi was the runt of his litter.

Of course I've been hard at work looking for an appropriate name. I have a number of candidates, which do not include other Sydney beach names like Coogee, Bronte, Tamarama or Seven Shillings.

Current favourites are:
  • Iorek: Iorek Byrnison - polar bear from Philip Pullman's stories

  • Inari: Lake in northern Finland shown in the blog header above

  • Gelert: Dog from the Welsh Mabinogion

  • Orinoco: Womble at large

  • Helo (Halo): character from the new series of Battlestar Galactica

  • Taliesin (Tally): Welsh. "Radiant brow"

  • Kuruk: Native American. "Bear"

  • Gelar: Aboriginal. "Brother"

  • Cuán: Irish. "Little wolf"

  • Nuka: Greenlandic. Younger sibling.

  • Munson: Famous Ealing comedy filmed in shades of brown.
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