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Old 02-22-2012, 08:44 PM
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Personally, I think they should have named him "Fido", it's so very original. :)
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 AM
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Lupo is unique. I, for one, have always given my pups names from lyrics of The Beatles. (Molly is my current 100lbs Black Labrador.) I love that they got creative! Dogs can be such a special part of the family and I love the he's keeping her company while her husband is away.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:42 AM
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I only hope they didn't settle on "Lupo" because the little puppy is howling like a little woolf... Some puppys do that, unfortunately.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:11 AM
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I only hope they didn't settle on "Lupo" because the little puppy is howling like a little woolf... Some puppys do that, unfortunately.
Yes, I hope he is only wolf-like in name and not howl!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:36 PM
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Richard Palmer, the royal correspondent of the Daily Express, has tweeted about this on many occasions since the photo of Will and Kate with the puppy was published. Journalists have asked Clarence House / St James's Palace for the name of the puppy on numerous occasions and been told that Will and Kate wanted to keep the information private. At first they wouldn't even confirm the breed of the dog, although they eventually caved on that one.

My point it, this became a bigger issue due to William and Kate's intransigence over what is a pretty trifling issue. I mean, the story about the name finally being revealed dominated the front page of The Times website yesterday! It became a big mystery because they, stupidly in my view, refused to confirm the dog's name to start with.
It's a freakin dog! For crying out loud if people, as Lumutqueen said the press, are getting obsessed over the name of a dog then that is their problem! It's a freakin dog for crying out loud! What's next are they going to want to know what kind of underwear Kate wears? What William eats for breakfast before work? How many times they call each other while he is in the Falklands? This crap is freakin trivial! My gawd the Kardashian's have more substance than this crap! I still say Kate and William recognized how stupid the whole thing was in the first place. "OMG! They got a dog! Let's make it front page news and make a conspiracy theory about the lack of a name given for the dog."
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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What's next are they going to want to know what kind of underwear Kate wears?
Imagine if they discovered it was La Perla or Ann Summers? Or perhaps the opposite and Catherine favours the more comfortable "granny pant" style like in Bridget Jones.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:13 PM
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I can't stop laughing!!! I'll bet Kate does prefer grannies.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:15 PM
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Might tip off the press, tell them I know a secret about Catherine's underway and ask how much they'll pay.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:19 PM
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Might tip off the press, tell them I know a secret about Catherine's underway and ask how much they'll pay.
OOOH what if we throw out the hint that William goes "commando"?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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They might smell a rat if you go for both Kate and William at the same time. Also Bridgette had to hold in her stomach, I don't even know if they make granny panties in Kate's size.
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I'm sure Kate could get grannies in her size. I don't want to know anything about William's undies.

Goodness, I can't believe I would even discuss Kate's underwear. That really is personal. My apologies (but it was fun for a moment).
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:35 PM
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Goodness, I can't believe I would even discuss Kate's underwear. That really is personal. My apologies (but it was fun for a moment).
But it does go to show how inane topics of conversation becomes a big deal to reporters.
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Kate has no need for granny pants, she's got no lumps and bumps which require keeping in check. Wish I could say the same!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:26 PM
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Obviously, the press became focused on the dog's name because it was a secret so more than likely they got obsessive about digging up the name.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:29 PM
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Obviously, the press became focused on the dog's name because it was a secret so more than likely they got obsessive about digging up the name.
Exactly, Baroness. The only reason it became such a big deal is because Will and Kate refused to confirm the name. Had they just released the name when first asked it would have been a single sentence at the bottom of some hack's article never to be brought up again.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:47 PM
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Again, it was a stupid dog name; it's not newsworthy and not everything about their lives is a headline. Constantly talking about it and even caring about it is beyond stupid! And my taking part in constantly talking about in in this thread is stupid.
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Again, it was a stupid dog name; it's not newsworthy and not everything about their lives is a headline. Constantly talking about it and even caring about it is beyond stupid! And my taking part in constantly talking about in in this thread is stupid.
I agree, which is why I don't understand their intransigence in this instance. The Queen has no problem telling us the names of all her corgies; why would Will and Kate particularly want this kept secret? They just added fuel to the fire.

I too feel a bit silly spending so much time and energy on the name of someone else's puppy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:01 PM
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why would Will and Kate particularly want this kept secret?
Seriously? They have to tell the press everything? This brings in, although amusing as it was, the discussion about the royals underwear. Where is the line drawn between what they're allowed to keep secret and what they aren't. The Queen shares the names of her Corgis? So what? Doesn't mean Catherine and William have to share the name of their dog.
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Seriously? They have to tell the press everything? This brings in, although amusing as it was, the discussion about the royals underwear. Where is the line drawn between what they're allowed to keep secret and what they aren't. The Queen shares the names of her Corgis? So what? Doesn't mean Catherine and William have to share the name of their dog.
Where did I state they have to tell the press everything? I don't appreciate the tone of your post.

If you'd read my previous posts on this topic you would see that I completely understand their desire to keep certain things private, like the cause of Kate's scar for instance. This issue is so trivial, however, as to make a mountain out of a molehill. Kate had no problem giving this information to a class of children unprompted, and yet they had previously refused point blank to even confirm the breed of their dog. Certain things are worth fighting to keep private, this just got the press's backs up for no apparent reason.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:27 PM
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Where did I state they have to tell the press everything? I don't appreciate the tone of your post.

If you'd read my previous posts on this topic you would see that I completely understand their desire to keep certain things private, like the cause of Kate's scar for instance. This issue is so trivial, however, as to make a mountain out of a molehill. Kate had no problem giving this information to a class of children unprompted, and yet they had previously refused point blank to even confirm the breed of their dog. Certain things are worth fighting to keep private, this just got the press's backs up for no apparent reason.
Yes, it got the press's back up for no reason. IMO, the press look like a bunch of babies throwing their toys out of the pram because they didn't get their way.

I can't believe the press chose something so insignificant to get worked up about. They should have left it alone.
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