We have finally decided on four names so far, the fifth is still to be chosen out of two choices. These of course will be the registered names. Once the puppies leave here, they will be known by their pet names, which leads me onto something else.
The Barbet is a French Water Dog. Looking back through old books and paintings, you may see the Barbet called by a variety of other names. This doesn't necessarily mean they were a different breed, just what the person at the time who recorded it, thought it was, and of course most of them were not officially registered anyway! There was no internet to do any research in those days, and if that is what they thought it was, then so be it..
Anyone who has researched their own family tree may have come across something similar. When the census agents were sent to the houses to collect details to be entered in the census, not all of them could write very well, even parents would spell the names incorrectly.
My Grandmother, born in 1895 was known to most as Nita, her husband called her Neala, when she died she was called Armaneala, on her fathers' war service pension record, she was Anne-amelia, but we think in fact she was Armanita!
5 names for the same lady!