What did Obama name his dog?

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

What name did Obama give his dog? I realize this question may be a bit premature, but I’m a bit concerned as to what the president’s first dog is going to be named. First off, amongst all the Obamania going on in the world, there’s been plenty of discussion as to what kind of dog America’s 44th is going to have in the White House.

The notion of a presidential pooch came up during Obama’s press conference on November 7th. President-elect Barack Obama stated that the situation involving a dog, was a major issue. He mentioned that there are two criteria that had to be reconciled, one was that the dog was to be hypoallergenic, and the other was that the family preferred a shelter dog, or as he referred to it, a mutt.

We’ve pretty much established that the presidential family is going to be getting a dog, but what will it be named? I had a discussion with my yellow Labrador, Zoey Daisy Love (that’s her in the picture), and we had a few thoughts.

You may not realize it, but this really is a big issue, especially for somebody involved in search engine optimization. Lets face it, whatever the Obama family decides to name their dog, the word is going to be all over the news, and all over the Web.

Something to consider: Obama’s dog’s name will quickly rank in top search positions, potentially making it near impossible for a person, an animal, or even a business, that may potentially be sharing the same name, to rank as they did in the past. For example, if the dog is named Fluffy or Buffy, Buster or Stanley, someone is going see their search rankings affected. So I hope that’s considered when the presidential dog becomes part of the family and gets its name.

I figure it’s pretty safe, that the dog won’t be named Joe or Sarah, so people with those names won’t have to worry. I don’t know whether the presidential family will be getting a labradoodle, a poodle, a goldendoodle, or other breed of dog, but I’m sure any choice will be a good one, and the dog will be a great addition to the Obama family.

What do you think Obama and his family will name their dog?

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