I can’t really say why or how we decided on the name Shiva for our dog. We had come up with a list of names we liked and slowly started eliminating ones that didn’t quite fit. “Pepper”, “Leda”, and “Loki” are three that I can remember off-hand. I remember we had yet to decide on the day of our first vet visit, about 48 hours after we brought her home. When the receptionist at the clinic looked at me and asked her name, I turned to my PH with eyebrows raised, laughing awkwardly in my uncertainty.
“Shiva”, he filled in for me with confidence.
And Shiva it was.
In many ways, our Shiva grew to live up to the name. A goddess of destruction she was indeed. At this point I can’t think of any moniker that would suit her more.
This morning, after watching a video a friend forwarded to me, I began to wonder if there were other forces involved when we came up with the name. It could just be coincidence but maybe Shiva is a Shiva for a reason. I’ll let you watch the below and come to your own conclusions.