What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: Whoa! We almost forgot What’s In A Name, our monthly feature where Spence discusses a name in the Chet and Bernie series. What’s it going to be?

SQ: How about we pull a little switcheroo and dip into the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series?

Mrs. P: The one that adults can read only if they have fake ID?

SQ: Exactly. Let’s do Bowser himself, the canine narrator.

Mrs. P: But not a talking dog.

SQ: Never! The name Bowser might come for old French beau sire – fine sir – which is appropriate in the end, but what I like is the sheer energy of the name, suggestive of bounding. Also the Bow part – a name with the beginnings of a bark right in it! Bowser’s name was the first thing that came to me in the whole series.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Spence! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name!

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15 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. B.Stover
    9:16 am on April 20th, 2017

    Bowser bounding…I like the image.

    Good morning all.

  2. BMALS
    9:29 am on April 20th, 2017

    Thank you Spence. Interesting as always.

    Happy Birthday to Buddy!

  3. BooBear
    10:05 am on April 20th, 2017

    Good morning!

    Happy Birthday, Buddy! Your b-day dinner sounded great…especially the dessert!!

    Enjoyed the Bowser name information.

  4. Wose-the small and meek
    11:00 am on April 20th, 2017

    Greetings!

    Another great “What’s In A Name.” It is always interesting to read how Spence comes up with names for his characters.

    Happy birthday, Buddy!

    Good day to all!

  5. BearSpiritDog
    12:01 pm on April 20th, 2017

    Another Great What’s in a Name. Thanks, Spence.
    Bowser Bounding. We Love it too.

    Happy Birthday, Buddy!! Your B-Day Dinner sounds Delish. Were there Doggy Bags involved?

    Rio & Beau: Describe your Surroundings.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    6:16 pm on April 20th, 2017

    Gah, mom climbs under the quilt for a day and we miss:
    Welcome Rio, et al, wherever you may be !
    Happy Birthday Buddy, we are ALL licking our lips!
    Bow wow ser! Nicely done Spence!
    BMALS, we missed the part, part-time work, too!
    Wose, enjoyed the tour, but if we get to your neck of the woods, you’re hired guide. And we’ll have comfy walking shoes (aka pads).

  7. Herd of Hounds
    6:18 pm on April 20th, 2017

    Gone 1 day and our 6:16 comment is “seating moderation “.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on April 20th, 2017

    Ah, the S word for foot coverings was there.

  9. BMALS
    6:23 pm on April 20th, 2017

    OK Rio, ready to give us any updates yet?

  10. Herd of Hounds
    6:56 pm on April 20th, 2017

    Gah, mom climbs under the quilt for a day and we miss:
    Welcome Rio et al, wherever you may be!
    Happy Birthday Buddy, we are ALL licking our lips!
    Bow Wowser! Nicely done, Spence!
    BMALS, we missed the part-part time work, too!
    Wose, enjoyed the tour, but if we get to your neck of the woods , your hired, guide and we’ll bring our comfy walking foot coverings !

  11. Wose-the small and meek
    7:43 pm on April 20th, 2017

    I have been seeing lots of commercials for this show that will be on ABC…Hhhhmmmm….

    http://deadline.com/2017/03/downward-dog-abc-comedy-series-gets-premiere-date-time-slot-wednesday-preview-tuesday-summer-1202044762/

  12. dawson
    8:44 pm on April 20th, 2017

    These glimpses of how OFA’s mind works are very interesting and fun. Bowser, the fine sir, breaks out!

    Another day of light snow and simultaneous melting. Cloudy, grey, wet and cold. A bubble bath is in order.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 pm on April 20th, 2017

    AWESOME, a bubbly bath 🛀. Sounds good no matter where. BTW, oh awesome one, is it yet mud season where you are?

  14. dawson
    9:43 pm on April 20th, 2017

    HOH: Slushy mud.

  15. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    1:53 am on April 21st, 2017

    Doing the insomnia thing (again), which annoys. Thanks for the birthday wishes, and of course there were doggie bags. Or boxes anyway.

    Yes! Also love the bounding Bowser. Now scuse me, where’d I put my fake ID?

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