Can you think of a name for a puppy that has suddenly bought rays of happiness to Vladimir Putin and not to mention a new gas pipeline from Bulgaria?
In exchange for joining a pact with Bulgaria that will bring about a new gas pipeline from Bulgaria to Russia (South Stream gas pipeline) Bulgaria’s president Boyko Borisov marked the auspicious occasion by offering Russia’s president Vladimir Putin a Bulgarian shepherd dog. The only problem- Mr Putin isn’t quite smitten with Bulgaria’s initial choice of name for the furry thing (Yorgo) and as a consequence has bequeathed the nation to help him come up with a new name for his latest love affair.
me for his Bulgarian puppy.
Can you help him come up with a new name?
That said, we sat down with the chipmunks Fyodor and Mazeltov we keep in the closet and came up with a shortlist of our own…but that of course shouldn’t stop you from offering a few suggestions of your own.
10/ Bonanza– with a slight lilt to the z.
9/ Lolita– to the romantic and mischievous in all of us.
8/ Little Stalin– in reverence to the horror of the past.
7/ Vl-pu – the first two letters of Vlamir Putin’s namesake.
6/ Чернобыльской– try pronouncing that you bitches.
5/ KGB– a token reminder of Vladimir’s pet roots.
4/ Pony– because oxymorons are always cute.
3/ Yorgo– maybe the Bulgarians were right in the first place.
2/ Bullwinkle– simply because it came to our heads.
1/ газопровод (gazoprovod)– which for you illiterates mean gas pipe in Russian.