Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why Gohan

I'm constantly questioned on why I named baby b Gohan. Well for starters, he's a Japanese Akita. Although because of his dark muzzle, he is an Americanized version.  It is also pretty obvious for all of the 12 year olds in the neighborhood - they, like myself, are Dragonball Z fans.

I thought about naming him Goku and eventually getting a female to name Chi-Chi, but Goku just seemed to goofy a name for Gohan. The breeders had named him an unimaginative "Smokey". Yes, he can be very bear-like and he's a blackish-brown color; but that just seemed so uninspired. As a matter of fact when I first introduced him into the home, I just called him "Big Puppy" for a few weeks.

According to Wikipedia, "Gohan's name comes from the Japanese word "gohan" (ご飯?, lit. "cooked rice" or "meal of any sort")." Which became KuroGoma Gohan because of the tiny black spots on his white feet that the Japanese refer to as sesame seeds.

Yep, 'Black Sesame Seed Cooked Rice' just seems like a great name for a dawg.