When you name a child you are supposed to consider any horrible nickname that might be thrown at your child in junior high right?
I am assuming dogs have similar adolescent angst.
Gladys was very nearly a Phyllis. On its own it seemed entirely harmless. When considering the overall family though we realized that celebrity nickname trend was going to be a problem. Whether its TomKat or Brandgelina, we all know saying two names separately is farrrr too much effort. So let's assume that we will slur them together. . .
Phyllis + Sophie= Philosophy. Fair. Kind of Cute. Ok. I buy.
Sophie + Phyllis= Syphilis. No. way. in. hell.
Gladys was the close number two, and the only negative comment we could imagine was some nasty pit bull calling her a "happy butt." There are worse things to be called. Plus we are SoGlad to have her in the family.