Saturday, January 7, 2012

Profile on Purrfection

We wanted to do a little "play on words" today to let everyone know where our names and the name of our blog came from.  Everything about our blog and our names are in honor of Sweet Praline.  When Sweet Praline went to the Bridge last April and Mom Paula decided she wanted to bring some more fur babies into her life, she started thinking about how she could continue blogging in Sweet Praline's honor and memory, but not replace her blog.  Sweet Praline's blog name was actually part of her registered name:  Miss Paula's Sweet Praline.  Praline got her name because Mom Paula loved the praline candy and icecream and when she saw Praline with her coloring and sweet little face, she knew her name had to be Praline.

Mom Paula wanted to honor Praline by thinking of names of New Orleans/French confections because that was the origin of Praline's name.  Then it just "popped" into Mom Paula's head, confections rhymes with perfections and using a play on the word "purr", our new blog became Sweet Purrfections.

That was the easy part.  Next, came our names.  Mom Paula and Auntie Deb began doing research on the Internet about names of New Orleans/French confections and desserts that were white in color.  The first name was easy - Truffle.  Mom Paula saw pictures of white chocolate truffles and she said that name was purrfect.


Truffle

Auntie Deb helped Mom Paula come up with the name, Beignet, because of the soft and white beignets pastries from Cafe Dumonde in New Orleans.  Unfortunately, little Beignet was called to the Bridge too early and Mom Paula said she wouldn't give that name to another furchild because that name was given to him.

 Angel Beignet (ben-yay)

It took Mom Paula almost six weeks to decide to bring in another sibling for me.  The search began again for another name that would honor Praline.  Mom Paula and Auntie Deb spent hours on the phone and Internet trying to find names for my future sister.  Mom Paula's mother and sister even got in on the name search.  One day while on the phone with Mom Paula, Auntie Deb happened to mention the dessert - creme brulee - and the light went off.  Mom Paula said Brulee would be purrfect for my new little sister.

 Brulee (pronounced brew-lay)

The funny thing is that Mom Paula doesn't really like truffles or creme brulee, but the names are purrfect for us and help us honor and remember Praline.  We are very thankful to Auntie Deb for all of her help in finding our unique names and for being such a special friend to Mom Paula.

So, now you know the background about our names and the name of our blog.  We think they are purrfect!

28 comments:

  1. We think they are great names! I came with my name and Ichiro's was because he is sort of Dennis' cat and Dennis likes baseball. Gemini is Gemini because it was one of the anagram names from two cats who came before and left for the Bridge within days of each other (and Gemini showed up the day after the second one left).

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  2. WE think your names are purrfect too. And the two of you are pawsitively yummy enuff to eat!

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  3. Sweet names for super sweet fur babies!

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  4. Did you know that 'Rumblepurr' is actually the name of a NZ pastry?

    See? We're meant to be together!!!

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  5. That's funny that your human doesn't like truffles or creme brulee - my human loves them and would eat them every day if it wasn't bad for her to do so! I guess you girls are enough sweetness for your human!

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  6. Two fantastic names for two oh so cute kitties. I just love their big fluffy tails. But they are so good looking all over and we can tell a big difference in their looks now. Have a great day.

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  7. I think your mum must have told my mum (among others) on Facebook about your names because I kind of knew all that. But I love the story anyway.

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  8. We dint know what "beignet" meant, but we do unnerstand what Truffles and Brulee are. Love it.

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  9. They are purrfect names for two "sweet" girls.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. Such sweet names for such sweet girls! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Great post Paula. It's a beautiful introduction to your entire fur family (past and present.)

    Love and Hugs always,

    Michelle and fam.

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  12. we love hearing how people come up with our names....and we think yours are purrfect

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  13. We think you have purrfectly wonderful names!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  14. You both are purrfect!
    I chose my own name. Ha! Bet you didn't think of that!
    Mom and her friends were thinking of names for me, and when her friend Robin said Brandi, I walked over to her and claimed my name!

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  15. Purrfect names for purrfect babies and we know precious Praline brought all 3 into your life, Paula; her memory is also honored with the love you feel for these sweeties=in many ways, I feel she taught you so much about love, like my Nikki who came before my girls...Happy weekend, lovely friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  16. We love your names ~ and we're still very sad that your little furbrother hadta go to the Bridge way too early. We miss Sweet Praline too. xxx

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  17. I couldn't agree more, purrfect names for purrfect cuties!!!

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  18. My name Callie is short for CalicoRose. The nickname Trouble, uhm, lets just say that anyone who has read my blog knows is kind of self explanatory!

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  19. We think your Mom chose great names for you two and your blog. We do think, however, that you has some sass behind the sweet, hee hee!

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  20. I remember Sweet Praline so well and you girls are a credit to her memory. I know how much your mommy loves Praline and her precious memory and I know how she loves you two girls as well. You are a loving happy fulfilled family.

    Love to you all.

    xoxoxox Mom Carole

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  21. We love your names! And we think you both a sweet as candy!!

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  22. Hrrmph. Well, I wish YOUR mom had named ME. I'm sure she could've done a WHOLE lot better than Spitty-the-Kitty, don't you think???

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  23. Like mum knew she wanted another "D" name to go with Derby.

    Mum, love, love, loves creme brulee!

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  24. We think everything about you sweeties and your blog is perfect. We love all the names and no other would fit so well. Pure perfection! Hugs and nose kisses

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  25. Purrfectly yummy names fur two purrfectly yummy kitties!

    PS. Is your Mom's name a sweet dessert too?

    ~Slash & Bronzy

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  26. We think the names are purrfect for you. Creme Brulee is our mum's favourite dessert.

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  27. These two are just too too cute for words... I loved reading the story of how you named them!!!
    Some people just dont understand how important it is to find the PERFECT name, right??

    I think you did Sweet Praline right by choosing Truffle and Brulee -- reminds me of Ashley Judd in "Where the Heart Is." Her kids are namedm like, Cherry, Praline, Oreo, and so on...!

    Thanks for sharing Paula!!
    And thanks for visitng us!

    We do hope that you can come to BlogPAws 2012 in Salt Lake City in June!!! PLEASE????
    Jaime

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